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Palace Poli Club’s Autumn Jazz Series begins September 9 in Waterbury

WATERBURY — The 2022 Fall Jazz Series at Palace Theater Poli Club opens September 9 with the Chase Elodia Quartet. The series is hosted by New England Arts & Entertainment.

Composer and drummer Chase Elodia draws inspiration from media theorists, singer-songwriters, jazz composers and poets to “ask questions about how we relate to ourselves and each other in our increasingly digitized and secularized cultural moment”.

Hailing from New England Arts & Entertainment: Hailed as an “ambitious” composer by All About Jazz, he has presented his work at clubs and festivals around the world at venues such as Bimhuis, Laguna Beach Festival of Arts, the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Tabuleiro Jazz Festival and the Vienna Jazz Festival. He has shared the stage with Emma Frank, Morgan Guerin and Allegra Krieger, and performs regularly with the Alex Hamburger Quartet and the Echoes ensemble. His writings on music have appeared in Music & Literature, Drum! Magazine and the Society of Percussive Arts. In July 2020 he received a grant from the Boulder County Arts Association to record a new album and in 2021 he received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award for his song “The World Is Now Your Own”.

The series continues on October 7 with The Afro-Semitic Experience. Co-founded by African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd and Jewish-American jazz bassist David Chevan in 1998, The Afro-Semitic Experience is a band that combines an eclectic array of styles, sophisticated musicality, good songwriting, deep grooves and years of friendship with a simple message: Unity in Community. Their music has been heard in the United States. With their unique instrumentation, solid grooves, and ability to get an audience on their feet, The Afro-Semitic Experience reinvented the jazz concert. They are a band beyond category – performing an intricate tapestry of spiritual, world, funk, jazz, cantorial, gospel, salsa, swing beats. . . soul driven music. Their concerts are celebrations where they play great music, tell stories and offer a positive and meaningful message: unity in the community.

The Sally Terrell Quartet performs on November 4. Sally Terrell began a love affair with the piano and singing at the age of six, performing melodies alongside her father, a classically trained pianist and jazz enthusiast who passed on her love of music throughout discovering his youngest daughter. could play and sing by ear. After building a career as a college writing teacher, Terrell began singing professionally when she and her husband formed the Green Jazz Band. Whether serenading audiences in English, French or Portuguese, Terrell’s intuitive interpretations and keen ear showcase a gift for sharing the timeless stories of jazz. The original songs from his latest album, Feel Alive, mark his debut as a singer-songwriter.

The series ends with The Jonathan Karrant Quartet on December 2. Jonathan Karrant was born in the heart of America, at the foot of the Ozarks, in the old western town of Fort Smith, Arkansas, east of the Arkansas River. As a teenager, Jonathan was active in local theater and studied music and acting in middle and high school. Jonathan began to take every opportunity to sing and perform at all kinds of events, weddings, celebrations, church, clubs and salons, wherever he was asked to perform.

After playing as a soloist with the Don Bailey Jazz Concerts, he was advised to go to Las Vegas. Without ever having been there, he drove across the country and launched himself into the music scene, singing in supper clubs, saloons and casinos. There, he had the opportunity to record with Vince Falcone, famous musical director and pianist. And, in San Diego, he began performing at some of that city‘s most respected venues. He traveled for performances across the states as well as in Europe. He continues to develop an adoring and loyal following of fans who appreciate his artistry.

Showtimes are at 7 and 9 p.m., with doors and bar opening at 6:15 p.m. Seating is general admission. A serial ticket is available for all four shows, which includes reserved seating at each show.

The series is produced by New England Arts and Entertainment. Tickets are available at the Palace Theater box office at 203-346-2000 or at www.PalaceTheaterCT.org