Student Events and Programs 2016
Winter Workshops begin January 12
New Seeds Music Showcase Friday, March 18
Young Urban Voices Saturday, March 19
Piano Recitals May 12, 13
Music Showcase Saturday, May 21
Yaboo Rite of Passage Ceremony Tuesday June 7
Student Showcase FestivalTuesday, June 7
Saturday, June 11
Capital Workforce Partners Summer Youth Employment Training Program, Rites of Passage and Neighborhood Studios Summer Program July 5 - August 12
O-H-A-T-A-C (Open House At The Artists Collective) Sunday, November 20
Pre-Kwanzaa / Christmas Celebration Saturday, December 17
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Jackie McLean International Arts Festival 2016
Music in the Atrium
XY ELi Band
Friday, February 26
6:00 - 10:00pm
XY Eli Williams, originally from Savannah, Ga., began his musical journey at his grandfather's church, before moving to Hartford in 1967. Since the 1960's, Eli has played in many bands. In addition to leading his own band, he also teaches blues guitar and history of the blues. Eli is preserving and perpetuating one of America's original art forms. His music is deeply grounded in the tradition of the blues, inspired by the architects of the music such as: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, and the Masters that came before. Eli's repertoire also pays homage to contemporary artists like Jimi Hendrix, who came from the blues idiom and expanded it to another level, inspiring the next generation of musicians in America and around the world.
Call for more information (860) 527-3205.
Note: Advance ticket prices are honored until the day of the performance, excluding Sunday, until 2:00 p.m.