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Nicole Connelly Quartet & Virginia MacDonald
April 8, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coming all the way from Baltimore Maryland (or Towson… or Brooklyn whatever) is trombonist Nicole Connelly presenting some of her own/her favorite works with a could rad local dudes. Our first night of two days together! Come check out this awesome band.
Nicole Connelly – Trombone
Harrison Argatoff – Tenor
Alex Fournier – Bass
Nick Fraser – Drums
Trombonist and improviser Nicole Connelly grew up in the small rural town of Tolland, CT. From a non-musical family, Nicole, alongside her twin sister Erin, started to develop a relationship with music while attending Tolland High School and the Litchfield Jazz Camp. These formative experiences brought long-lasting musical friendships and developed her desire to pursue a musical education and career.
Starting in 2012, as a Jazz and Commercial Music Major at Towson University, Nicole was immersed in the world of improvisation and found refuge in creative music, the “avant-garde”. With limitless possibilities and a landscape of sounds, this gave way to finding her distinct voice.
While still in school, Nicole founded the Creative Music Consortium in March 2016, now co-curated with Baltimore-based drummer Asher Herzog, to provide musicians in the surrounding area with a creative musical outlet. Nicole graduated from Towson University in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Jazz/Commercial Music. After spending a year playing Trombone professionally in Baltimore full-time, she now resides in New York City where she continues her creative and professional journey.