Meet the team of community curators who will be selecting local music for 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝗮𝘁, our new digital music platform highlighting Hartford artists launching in June.
June Archer, a musician, author and currently president and CEO of Eleven28 Entertainment, his career took him from singing in a driveway in Windsor to signing a major record deal in New York City.
Andres Chaparro, a Hartford-born mixed media artist, his art is a visual representation of jazz and brings the music into the physical world.
Stephen Cusano, a graduate of the Hartt School’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz with a focus in drums in jazz studies, he created Parkville Sounds, a recording studio for local artists, and is a member of Make Music Hartford and the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Jocelyn Pleasant, a drummer, percussionist, educator and bandleader based in Middletown, she is pursuing a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. Her band, The Lost Tribe, performs music that combines West African rhythms and songs with jazz, funk and other genres.
Maurice D. Robertson, a jazz DJ on WWUH-FM and longtime supporter and board member of the Hartford Jazz Society, he has spent decades chronicling jazz through his photography.
Yolande Spears, vice president of education and community relations at The Bushnell, she co-created the award-winning PARTNERS program that provides arts opportunities for students of all ages.
Elijah ‘EliDidThat’ Williams, a producer/engineer and YouMedia mentor at Hartford Public Library, he is helping to train and mentor the next generation of Hartford musicians.
Learn more about the curators HERE
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