String Theorie & Isaac Young Quartet
85 Arch Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
Doors 9:00 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
String Theorie was formed in the summer of 2009, and has been performing for audiences around Connecticut ever since. Notable events, appearances and venues include WNPR's Where We Live, the Mark Twain Museum, the Lyceum, the Studio at Billings Forge, 41 Bridge Street Live, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the CT Science Center, Guitar Under The Stars, the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Ron's Run for the Roses at Elizabeth Park and Arch Street Tavern, all based in Hartford, CT. Their self-titled EP is available on iTunes, CD Baby and other online music retailers. Their full-length album is scheduled to be released late in 2011. Stay tuned...
See why the Hartford Advocate's Grand Band Slam reader poll voted String Theorie "Best New Band" in 2011!
Isaac Young Quartet
"We kind of do the jam-band circuit as well as the jazz circuit," explains Isaac Young, whose group took the Best Jazz spot at the CT Music Awards last year and has been "riding that wave of momentum" ever since. "We've been trying to blur the line for people between straight-ahead jazz, bebop, swing and everything, and the jam-band scene, like funk and danceable music and things of that nature," he says. The band never repeats a show and never plays a song the same way twice. Instead of just trading off solos like typical jazz bands, they have moments of collective improvisation in which the music takes on a life of its own. In addition to performing, everyone in the band teaches in the West Hartford / Hartford area where they're based. The group originally formed in 2006 with a different lineup, and kept mutating until they discovered the lineup and sound they've currently got. Since 2011 the core group has been: Isaac Young on sax and piano, Jesse Combs on guitar, John Dostou on bass and Steve Cusano on drums. "This is very much a collective effort," says Young. "Those three guys are some of the most talented musicians I've ever met in my life." —Mike Sembos