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The First Brass City Jazz Fest June 23, 2018 - FREE EVENT

Chris “Big Dog” Davis, Maysa, Alex Bugnon, Art Sherrod, Jr.

Steve Clarke Trio, Dana Lauren, Sez Zion Jazz Band, and Marty Q


I want to thank everyone that came out to support the 1st Brass City Jazz Fest 2018, it was an INCREDIBLE day & night of music here in Waterbury!

BLAZING the stage was Chris Davis "Big Dog" featuring the AMAZING Maysa and saxman Art Sherrod Jr. along with special guest Lamone and band Corey Baker, Dexter Pettaway Sr., Patrick Williams, Kris Jensen, Carolyn Ellison & Choir. Alex Bugnon and band SLAYED us, the Steve Clarke Trio brought the FIRE along with the SULTRY Dana Lauren, the Sez Zion Jazz Band SET IT OFF and Marty Q and band IGNITED the show from the start.

Big Shout to all the sponsors City Of Waterbury Neil O'Leary, Dr.James H. Gatling New Opportunities, Carl W. Rosa Main Street Waterbury, ACT Jams Productions, Chapel Memorial, Waterbury Hospital, Webster Bank, FD Community, Palace Theater, Maggie McFly's, Other Designs, Jazz Moods Radio, Chef D. Myles, Sterling Security...Much love to the WPD, WFD, DPW & volunteers, we can't do it without you! Nick Galgano & Adam from Sound Idea the sound was IMPECABLE!! Visit for updates, pictures and video to come. We appreciate the love Helen Taylor, Meg Luddy, Valerie Jones-Perkins, Ray Santovasi , Vernon R Matthews Jr. Mack Abney, Ernest Blue,Roger Burke...I'm full of GRATITUDE!!

Al Taylor
Event Chairman
Brass City Jazz Fest


Jazz to listen to on The Groove while waiting for the next show:


Videos of the Brass City Jazz Fest


Novermber 23. Click on Photo for more information.

The Palace Theater & ACT Jams Productions Present: "An Evening of Jazz & Soul with Chris "Big Dog" Davis & Friends." 

Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Nick Colionne, Phil Perry, Kim Waters & Carol Riddick highlight the evening with special guests, The Family Connection, Dawn Tallman, Deacon Shannon & Mike G also gracing the stage throughout the night.

An Old School Dance Party for all patrons will take place immediately following the concert in the orchestra lobby hosted by Al "DJ ACT" Taylor along with a meet & greet with the artists in the Grand Foyer.