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Spring Jazz Series: Litchfield Jazzfest presents The Joe Alterman Quartet

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Atlanta native Joe Alterman expresses a certain upbeat naivete, with a broad smile and bright eyes that make you feel welcome.
One would not guess that this is a man hailed by greats; Ramsey Lewis describes his piano playing as “a joy to behold,” Les McCann states “As a man and musician he is already a giant.” Journalist Nat Hentoff championed three of Alterman’s albums, as well as his writing (Joe wrote liner notes to three Wynton Marsalis/JALC albums), calling one of Joe’s columns “one of the very best pieces on the essence of jazz, the spirit of jazz, that I’ve ever read, and I’m not exaggerating.”

Joe Alterman began at NYU with a BA and Masters in Jazz Piano, followed by performances with Houston Person, Les McCann, Dick Gregory, and Ramsey Lewis. Downbeat describes his sound as “rooted in the blues, and with a touch reminiscent of the great pianists of the 1950s—Red Garland, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Evans.” It is clear Joe hits all of the necessary points for jazz critics and fans alike.

Special Guests: Ken Peplowski on saxophones & flute and Anton Kot on drums



June 02, 2023

7:00pm – 8:30pm



June 02, 2023

9:00pm – 10:30pm


Palace Theater
100 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT United States
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203 346-2000