Music fills the soul and lifts the spirit. It brings living beings together in harmony and peace. When played outdoors it’s reach can be vast, bringing neighborhoods together into joyful community. For 20 years, rain or shine, on a summer weekend, the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz has done just that by bringing in a mix of styles, ensembles & performers both nationally known and upcoming local talent to audiences for FREE!! Anyone and everyone comes for the atmosphere and for the music! There is something very special about sharing this great experience with so many. Heartfelt thanks to Charles, Rick, Alvin and the rest who make it possible. May the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz continue to thrive for years and years to come!

Carol Sexton