The Curtis Brothers Return to Connecticut

The Curtis Brothers return to Connecticut with their concert in the picturesque town of Chester on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.

Zaccai and Luques Curtis’s artistic journey began in their home city of Hartford, where the Artists Collective nurtured the brothers’ early musical impulses. Eventually, both brothers continued their studies in Boston - Zaccai at the New England Conservatory and Luques at Berklee College of Music.

The Curtis Brothers Quartet (Zaccai, bass; Luques, piano; Richie Barshay and Reinaldo Dejesus, percussionists), plus special guest artist trumpet player Ray Vega, takes bold steps towards a modern Latin Jazz sound, fearlessly pushing their musical approach into new territories. Their unique rhythmic concept is what separates them from most other jazz quartets. All of their music, original or not, is based on the percussive concepts that they have accumulated through their various musical experiences. Their music incorporates the blues, swings hard and contains elements that blend blues harmonies with swing and Latin rhythms, indeed all the classic elements of the jazz language.

Their Chester concert, presented by the Collomore Concert Series, now in its 46th year, is at the historic and charming Chester Meeting House (Rte. 9, Exit 6), followed by an informal reception to meet the musicians. Tickets at $28 for adults and $5 for students can be purchased with Paypal on the www.collomoreconcerts.org website, or call 860-526-5162.

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