Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Ricky Alfonso has been on the East Coast jazz scene, performing and recording with his own and other ensembles in the Hartford area, since the 1980’s. A product of the modern jazz movement, with a trumpet style reminiscent of Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard, Ricky has long since developed his own very personal style on the trumpet, characterized by incessant swing and plenty of blues.
A composer, arranger and educator, this veteran musician continues to look forward musically while paying homage to the great trumpeters and vocalists of the past and present.
This event is made possible by Richard P. Garmany through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Farmington Libraries will be hosting a variety of performances throughout the year as part of the Richard P. Garmany Music Series.