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“ed Fast And Conga-bop A “sizzling” Latin Jazz Ensemble at The Buttonwood Tree


The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main St
Middletown, CT


Thu, November 16, 2017
8:00 pm

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Ed Fast may very well be one of Hartford’s most interesting men and musicians. Fast has released two incredible albums, toured as a sideman on Broadway shows, and turned down a job with Aretha Franklin to go on an adventure in Africa and jam with local musicians in Tanzania. Most notable however, is the distinct and enjoyable sound of his original music.

Ed Fast and Congabop combine the harmony and sensibilities of hard-bop with the rhythms of the Caribbean to produce an original and vibrant sound that is latin and jazz. Drummer / Vibist / Composer Ed Fast leads this octet through an exciting array of his own soulful originals as well as latin jazz classics by legendary artists such as Cal Tjader, Tito Puente and Hilton Ruiz. The group has been featured at every major jazz venue in the region including Hartford, New Haven, Sprinfield, Branford Jazz festivals, HJS Boat cruise and more. Ed Fast and Congabop have shared the stage with Latin Jazz lumanaries Arturo Sandoval, Dave Valentin, Andy Gonzalez, and Bill Fitch....

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Anne-Marie Cannata McEwen uploaded this event on November 16, 2017

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