Hartford Public Library shared this great news recently. Hooray for more music in Hartford!
Here it goes:
Hartford Public Library is hosting a new Indie Pop Series this winter at the Downtown Library. The term “indie pop” describes artists on independent labels who are making genre‐defying music that can be inspired by or loosely classified as “pop.”
The Heather Maloney Band will open the series on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at its downtown location.
As a songwriter, Heather Maloney already has an abundance of well-deserved press. The Huffington Post calls her songs “terrific” and said “Maloney’s lyrics cut to the chase. ” DigBoston considers Heather Maloney deserving of the same type of following enjoyed by Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco.
As a classically trained vocalist who once aimed for the opera, there is a strength and certainty in her voice that provides a solid foundation for vocal playfulness throughout her work. Maloney is a rising star with a dazzling voice, and she’s not afraid to flaunt it on her latest album Time & Pocket Change.
The Heather Maloney Band will perform from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. followed by jazz drummer Jimmy Macbride at 3:00 p.m. Macbride is a student in the jazz program at the Julliard School and has twice been selected to be a member of the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra at the Monterey Jazz Festival, which performed with Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride and Maceo Parker.
The Indie Pop Series will take place every second Sunday of the month from January through April at 1:30 p.m. Performers include Henning Ohlenbusch on January 13; The Sawtelles on February 10; Lys Guillorn on March 10; and Lesa Bezo on April 14.
“We are excited about exploring the world of indie pop this winter along with the return of Baby Grand Jazz,” said Matt Poland, the Library’s chief executive officer. “When it’s cold outside, the beat will keep you warm at the Library, whether toe‐tapping to jazz or head‐bopping to indie pop – or both.”
The Indie Pop Series and Baby Grand Jazz are free and open to the public.