GHFJ 2024

Waterbury native wins Grammy for jazz album

waterbury native

A Waterbury native is now a Grammy Award winner! Nicole Zuraitis, a jazz singer and songwriter won her first Grammy — “Best Vocal Jazz Album” on Sunday night for her album “How Love Begins”. “When I get on stage, that’s where I want to be, I feel the most confident, that’s where I feel to […]

Playing a musical instrument good for brain health in later life

Playing a musical instrument

Playing a musical instrument or singing could help keep the brain healthy in older age, UK researchers suggest. Practising and reading music may help sustain good memory and the ability to solve complex tasks, their study says. In their report, published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, they say music should be considered as part of […]

The Saxophone Master Shabaka Hutchings Is on a Fresh Journey: Flutes

Saxophone Master

The British musician is an artist in residence at Winter Jazzfest in New York this week, playing an instrument group that he first picked up in 2019. As Shabaka Hutchings led a concert tribute to Pharoah Sanders in early December, he returned to a familiar equation: funneling gallons of air through his tenor saxophone, transforming […]

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