This Saturday May 16th from 7:00-8:00 pm EST I will be playing a solo organ set, benefitting Jazz Foundation of America and their campaign to help musicians all over the U.S. who are currently facing financial hardships due to the Covid 19 pandemic. 

All donations can be made by visiting this link: https://jazzfoundation.org/covid19fund/

The live remote performance is presented by Jazz at The Lodge via Zoom. Details below...

 


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8607098988?pwd=TkprQnE4L3dKM3YrMnBEalpSZzhodz09

Meeting ID: 860 709 8988
Password: 665853

 

 

March 19 Update Regarding Live Performances

Hello everyone -

Due to crucial safety practice, all live performances listed on this site are postponed until further notice.
Along with colleagues and friends, I am exploring alternative and responsible ways to bring the healing of music to you.
This may be live stream or video/audio direct messaging. Please stay tuned for updates.
I hope that you and your families are safe and are as centered as possible during these difficult and unsettling times. 
Please feel free to reach out at the above 'Contact' button if you like, I would love to hear from you.

Paul 

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Solo organ concert via Zoom benefiting Jazz Foundation of America

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Jazz at The Lodge presents Organ Groove Zoom

Paul performs a live solo organ gig from home, playing his own songs as well as some of his favorite standards.

All proceeds go directly to Jazz Foundation of America assisting musicians who are facing financial hardship due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Donations can be made here

www.jazzfoundation.org/covid19/

Jazz at The Lodge is hosting the event from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Paul will play some favorites, solo on the Hammond organ. See Zoom event details below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8607098988?pwd=TkprQnE4L3dKM3YrMnBEalpSZzhodz09

Meeting ID: 860 709 8988 Password: 665853

All donations are welcome to benefit Jazz Foundation of America

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 3/12/20, guitarist Jay Azzolina joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Jazz at The Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 3/5/20, saxophonist Joey Berkley joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 2/27/20, saxophonist Jenny Hill joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 2/20/20, guitarist Wali Ali joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 2/13/20, saxophonist Mike Dopazo joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Thursday Organ Groove

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 2/6/20, saxophonist Matt Garrison joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 1/30/20, guitarist Will Van Sise joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 1/23/20, guitarist Nate Radley joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 1/16/20, guitarist John Basile joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from both John and Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 1/9/20, guitarist Jesse Lewis joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 1/2/20, guitarist Chris Vitarello joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from both Chris and Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

David Ullman Trio

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Tomi Jazz, 239 East 53rd St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10022

David Ullmann Trio Live at Tomi Jazz club in midtown Manhattan. First set 8 pm David Ullmann - guitar Paul Connors - organ Vin Scialla - drums

2 Sets of original music by jazz guitarist/composer David Ullmann. The featured music will be from David's latest album 'Sometime'. See review below: The David Ullmann Group – Sometime [TrackList follows] – Little Sky Records LSR02 59:56 [11/16/18] ****:

It’s not every musician who gets to go back in time and make something better than it was. Essentially, that is what guitarist David Ullmann has done on his fourth album, the hour-long, nine-track Sometime. Ullmann revisited an unreleased organ trio recording he did nearly 12 years ago with drummer Vin Scialla (who has also worked with JD Allen, Vernon Reid, Eric Revis and more) and organist Joe Ashlar (a busy New Orleans keyboardist). Over the years, Ullmann’s musical perspective and viewpoint has widened, and he decided to take the basic trio tunes and expand them with a plethora of musicians including trombonist Brian Drye (NYC groups Bizingas and The Four Bags), saxophonist Mike McGinnis (also The Four Bags; and credits include Art Lande and Steve Swallow), trumpeter Jeff Hermanson (Lonnie Plaxico) and others. The result is a unique project which balances a youthful uninhibitedness and energy with a multifaceted and older inventiveness.

Ullmann’s compositional skills run through eight cuts; there’s also a cover of Wayne Shorter’s “Adam’s Apple.” The CD opens with the warm and grooving “Slipstream,” where the guitar, drums and organ are complemented by Hermanson’s trumpet, Drye’s trombone, McGinnis’ sax and Bryn Roberts’ Wurlitzer. Listening to this new arrangement it’s hard to imagine it wasn’t meant to sound just like it does. There’s an Asian fusion undertone to the six-minute “Tapping at the Knit,” with Neel Murgai’s sitar slipping in and out of the enticing grooveathon. The exotic elements become more pronounced on the modally-shifting “March,” where Murgai’s Indian instruments come to the forefront and Roberts lends a slightly psychedelic edge via extra keyboards. “March” also has an amiable foundation where Ashlar’s Hammond organ and Ullmann’s guitar offer cordiality. Sitar is also a solid part of the otherworldly and lightly funky “When,” which is sieved through a hazy daze like the intoxicating sensation of that second cocktail on a night out. Little details like the blurred Wurlitzer, Snehasish Mozumder’s unexpected mandolin and Scialla’s trippy percussive effects supplement the fermented feel.

A few lengthier pieces provide a somewhat different standpoint. An eight-minute rendition of Shorter’s “Adam’s Apple” sustains a soulful sense by means of organ (Ashler’s fiery improvisation is a must-hear), drums and guitar with overdubbed trombone, trumpet, Ben Lapidus’ tres (a guitar-like chordophone of Cuban origin) and Chris Dingman’s vibes. The ten-minute “Reckon” has a smoky, late-night ambiance driven by Rex Benincasa’s interesting percussion, Ullmann’s effects-tinted guitar sounds and Ashlar’s vivid organ embellishments. It’s intriguing Ullmann chose not to put horns into this psychedelically-sprinkled opus, which evokes the jazzier side of the San Francisco Haight-Ashbury era. The heady groove returns on the concluding and appropriately-titled “Grant’s Groove,” which hits a soulful stance with horns helping alongside guitar, drums, organ, the tres, mandolin and vibes. When the 6:35 track comes to an end, it feels like a full work-out has finished. Ullman’s previous albums have shown many diverse aspects of his musical personality. Sometime may be his best to date.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

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Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 12/19/19, guitarist David Ullmann joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions from both David and Paul, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul plays with Pete Valera and the Jump Blues Band

Showman's, 375 W 125th Street , New York, NY 10027

Paul plays with tenor saxophonist Pete Valera Quartet live at the landmark Showman's in Harlem.

The show will feature interpretations of jazz standards, R&B, soul and down home blues.

Showman's is a destination music venue, the last of it's kind in New York. A genuine neighborhood organ parlor/jazz club that features the music and the mighty Hammond B3 organ. When you walk in you are transported back to a time where classic r&b, soul and jazz was the music of the day. Showman's hostess and staff are warm, welcoming as are the neighborhood regulars - and they love their music. 2 drink minimum per set.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 10/24/19, guitarist Mark Barden joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 10/17/19, a featured third artist joins the trio. Thursday 10/17/19 brings featured artist Jenny Hill on saxophone. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Live at The Uptown Room

$15 music charge

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Jazz at The Lodge transforms the Uptown Room into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

Paul Connors - organ John Basile - guitar Jon Doty - drums

Paul Connors Organ Trio

Elks Lodge, 118 Croton Avenue, Ossining NY 10562

Paul Connors Organ Trio Hosts a Thursday Organ Groove Residency

2 sets Thursday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at The Elks Lodge in Ossining, NY. $10 suggested donation.

The Elks Lodge is located at 118 Croton Ave. Ossining, NY 10562

Thursdays, The Elks Lodge transforms into an old school organ parlor with a house Hammond B3 organ, Leslie speaker, and an intimate listening room for you to sit back groove to the music. Drinks and bar eats are great and inexpensive.

The early timing of 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm allows you to start the weekend off right on Thursday night and yet still have plenty of gas left for the rest of the weekend.

There is a new featured artist each week. On 10/3/19, guitarist Dave Kain joins the trio. The music is a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and R&B and soul classics.

Jazz at The Lodge

Jazz at The Lodge

Showman's Jazz Club
125th Street, Harlem, NY

Showman's Jazz Club 125th Street, Harlem, NY

Blue Roadhouse Orchestra performing at Garcia's, Port Chester, NY

Blue Roadhouse Orchestra performing at Garcia's, Port Chester, NY

Photo: Alan Haywood