The 2012 Festival will be Saturday, July 28. The format will be the same as in 2011, with two venues and eight bands, and the location will be the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, located at 275 Research Parkway. in Meriden. Ticket prices will be the same as 2011: $30 through July 21, $35 after July 21. The complete band schedule is now Day Trading posted in the festival's LATEST NEWSLETTER:

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Last Summer's Blues Extravaganza was a huge success. The weather was perfect, and the tent overflowed with jazz and blues fans. With the help of a great friend in Massachusetts and a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, we filled the midsummer air with great American music starting at 3 pm with traditional jazz followed by an evening of Blues! There were two venues, the ballroom and a tent outdoors, 9 hours of great music, excellent food, abundant seating, free parking, and overnight accommodations were available at a special "Jazz Rate". Fibonacci retracement

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After the 2010 festival the Board of Directors decided that we needed to maintain a presence in Connecticut's summer music scene, keeping our focus of traditional jazz while bringing in the blues. The 2011 "Traditional Jazz & Blues Extravaganza" was our 25th annual presentation of great music in Connecticut. If you would like to help, or know someone who might like to help, give us a call at 1-800-HOT-EVENT (1-800-468-3836), or email Ray Ross at rross92239@sbcglobal.net or Ken Chant at kcjazz2001@yahoo.com.

The Great Connecticut Traditional Jazz Festival is devoted to maintaining its tradition of presenting a fun, music-filled weekend in mid-summer, bringing jazz and blues bands from around the US and beyond. Video clips from the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Festivals can be seen on this website and on the Festival's Facebook page. For further information, please contact Ray Ross at rross92239@sbcglobal.net or Ken Chant at kcjazz2001@yahoo.com, or call the festival hotline at 1-800-468-3836.
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