Musical performances are an integral part of our art events. From solo violin players to indie bands, these local musicians are available for your events. ART25 is happy to present these local musicians/ensembles/bands.
Alexandra Simpson - Solo, Dou, Trio
Contact : alexandra.simpson@ yale.edu
Andrew Tufano - This New Haven singer songwriter has opened for artists such as The Maine, Phillip Phillips, The Griswolds, The Icarus Account, and Keaton Simons. In the past year, Tufano played over 175 shows in support of his recent pop-centric release, Fireworks in Autumn. It's single, “Fall," won grand prize in the 32nd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
Quinn Harley is an indie folk singer/songwriter from Bethany, CT. Quinn performs original and cover songs. Her music evokes a myriad of different emotions through ethereal vocals and delicate guitar work. Quinn brings a haunting and healing experience to the stage.
Bop Tweed is a Stony Creek (Branford) based jazz/blues trio that writes and performs original music along with random covers we Bop-Arrange. Bop Tweed is comprised of Steve Roane of Madison on guitar and vocals, Jason Apostoleris of East Haddam on percussion and Tim Barry of Stony Creek on bass. We are all seasoned musicians, playing a mixture of original songs and jazz & blues standards.
Listen more on their website BopTweed.com
Ian Biggs is a singer/songwriter from New Haven, Connecticut, who denies the label of a "genre." The musical journey of his latest collection of material will take you from the quiet depths of a weathered soul to the heart-pounding, rug-cutting thrill of being alive.
After his second European tour Ian signed with Niveo Records. Ian has worked as a session guitarist/vocalist for many acts as and toured with Jesse McCartney (808 Records), Katy Tiz (Atlantic Records), Edisun (EMI), Nicole Frechette, Marjorie Lee, and was an instrumental member in Lion's Teeth.
Website: IanBiggsMusic.net Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ada Pasternak is a chameleon—both musically and stylistically. Graduating from prestigious Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, Ada’s smoldering interpretations of jazz and pop belie her roots as a Russian-born child prodigy and classical violinist. In addition to being a world class violinist, Ada’s true passions are songwriting and singing. Her own, hit-bound compositions range from raw funk to poignantly eloquent soliloquies. Ada disarms her audiences with her casual, ukulele-esque strumming one moment, only to amaze them with her extraordinary command of her instrument, the next—not to mention her delicate, yet powerful lyrics and vocal stylings—and the musicianship of her accompanying collaborators. She is in CT for a short time in October . . .and may be back again. Check out her CT dates and venues on her website AdaMusic.com
The Alternate Routes
Without a definitive genre to reference or an established scene to rally behind them, they are something of a rogue wave in an ocean of bands. Home base is in Bridgeport but they’ve built a fan base the old-fashioned way: driving around the country in a big, white Ford Econoline van and winning over crowds with solid, catchy songs and an explosive live show. Since their genesis in 2004, co-founders Tim Warren (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Eric Donnelly (lead guitar) have taken their group through the dizzying heights and frustrating lows of the modern music industry. See show /touring dates on their website The Alternative Routes
BOOKING: JORDAN BURGER 303-544-9900 JORDAN@MADISON-HOUSE.COM
Auguste and Alden
Auguste and Alden are based in Northwest CT consisting of two siblings who play bass and guitar complimented by melodic blood and third part harmonies. Their album Road Warrior, is producing a lot of positive momentum among fans and the music industry. They perform original music and popular cover songs dependent on the specific needs of the venue, creating extremely unique and creative musical arrangements.
Auguste and Alden have toured nationally performing on main stages and venues such as the NAMM show, providing us the opportunity to play alongside many major artists. Our passion to make music is evident by our catalog of over 70 original songs we have written, produced, and recorded. They travel with our own professional sound system for both small and large venues.
Brett Phox - is a musician, singer/songwriter from New Haven county, CT. He has performed in Vermont and Connecticut for ten years as a college theatre and music student at UV.
His first EP is out on Bandcamp at brettphox.bandcamp.com. Feedback is be greatly appreciated. The concept for the EP is low-fi and with the intention for it to sound like a time forty years ago.
Contact Brett Phox: email@example.com
Jazz, Contemporary, Classical— my guitar style reflects the universality of music, drawing on the traditions of jazz, classical, Latin American, blues, rock, gospel, ragtime and reggae music.Beautiful live music brings elegance to your event! Listen to more beautiful duos. Listen
Tim Maynard is an active teacher and performer. After The Hartt School he recorded 3 CDs of solo guitar music spanning classical guitar, holiday music and his own compositions. These albums enjoy regular airplay on CT public radio stations, and are available in the iTunes store. Beyond the traditional scope of the classical guitar repertoire, he has incorporated the sounds of flamenco, bossa nova, jazz and pop to his playing. As a freelance musician, he maintains an active schedule of concerts on the classical guitar. These video's feature the lovely and talented Celeste Cumming on cello.
Contact: Highland Guitar Studio (860) 866-5697 or use the contact form on his website : TimMaynard.com
Ryan performs solo saxophone accompanied by backing tracks playing a variety of jazz standards and easy listening tunes.
Ryan Piccolo received his training at Berklee College of Music as well as Rhode Island College, B.A. in Music with a minor in Jazz Studies. Ryan is fortunate to have studied with Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Greg Abate, and Ian Greitzer (Principal Clarinetist for the Boston Pops Orchestra).
Ryan has opened for Spin Doctors, Violent Femmes, and Billy Gilman. Sat in with the touring American rock band Max Creek! Ryan is a member of local cover bands The Pondtunes, Atlantic Ave, Pink Floyd Tribute Act Gilmour's Breakfast, and The Beach Ban www.ryanpiccolomusic.com T: 401.225.3094 RyanPiccoloMusic@gmail.com
Golden Scroll Soloists
Welcome! Our ensemble has been performing for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions since 2005. We offer all the classical standards as well as pop and contemporary music. We have worked hard to develop a huge collection of unique music arrangements written by and for our musicians. Please explore our website, and reach out to us any time! Contact: (860) 333-5461 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Moore and Aaron Mannes make up the members of Ja2M. We play live music at bars, restaurants, weddings, and private parties. We are a Connecticut based duoperforming a variety of covers by these and more - Sublime, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper , Grateful Dead, Gnarls Barkley , Billy Joel, Johnny Cash, Tonic , Jason Mraz Peter Gabriel, Mumford and Sons, Foo Fighters, Ray Lamontagne, OAR , Dave Matthews, John Mayer
George Lesiw has been playing guitar around New Haven — with occasional brushes with fame and far-flung forays to places like New York City’s The Knitting Factory and the Long Beach and Temecula Valley (Calif.) jazz festivals — for more than two decades now.
He’s also long been one of the more dynamic players on the Greater New Haven scene.“So the release of Lesiw’s third CD, “Clarity,” is something to celebrate.” - Mark Zaretsky, New Haven Register
Website GeorgeLesiw.com Contact
Local Musicians Wanted!
Are you available to perform at art receptions? These events are usually scheduled weekdays from 4-7PM or 5-8PM.
ART25 venues use our listing page to listen to available musicians to book for our gallery events in 25 New Haven locations.
To be listed on this page: Please send audio and visual links , samples, and contact information to art25CT at gmail.com
We are happy to support local musicians.