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Jazz Guitarist Gianni Gardner

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Gianni Gardner is a New York based jazz guitarist originally from West Hartford Connecticut. Gardner graduated from two renown high school “jazz meccas”, Hall High School in West Hartford and Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, where he studied Jazz music with legendary guitarist, Doug Maher, vocalist Dianne Mower, and WestConn alumnus, Dan O’Brien. In 2021, Gardner earned a bachelors degree from Western Connecticut State University where he studied with Christopher Morrison, Jimmy Greene, Jamie Begian, Andrew Beals, Dave Scott, Deborah Weisz, Jumaane Smith as well as many other incredible instructors. In October 2021, Gardner made the huge decision to leave his home of twenty-four years and make the move to New York City to attend graduate school at the renowned Manhattan School of Music with a vision to further develop his skills and share his love and dedication to this music to anyone who listens.   

Joining Gianni on this night will be Lou Bocciarelli on bass and Ryan Hamme on drums.

Lou Bocciarelli is a current member of the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, New London Big Band, Al Copley Quintet, Bill’s Jazz All-Stars, Sonic Surfers, TNFT, Mystic Horns Jazz Ensemble, Cherry Pie, Dunn’s of Tewksbury can be seen at venues & festivals around the New England area as well as regular tours to Europe.

Check out Gianni on Facebook – Instagram – YouTube


September 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, CT
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(860) 347-4957

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