The Brotherhood Sextet – Michael and Robert Rodriquez (trumpet and piano), Yosvany and Yunior Terry (alto sax and bass) and Marcus and E.J Strickland (tenor sax and drums) – held court at the Side Door jazz club in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
ABOUT THE SIDEDOOR JAZZ CLUB
The Sidedoor jazz club is the realization of a long-cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, Connecticut.
In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme Inn and put their hearts and souls into bringing its former glory to life. Once the inn became an established part of the community, Ken set his sights on an unused “side door” space attached to the inn, visualizing the perfect jazz venue: Intimate, welcoming, elegant and a great sounding room that the best jazz artists would be happy to play in!
On May 10th, 2013 its door and the stage was opened by none other than the venerable George Wein and his Newport All-Star Band, cutting the ribbon and giving his blessing to an awestruck Ken Kitchings! An incredible gala night opening to be remembered – setting the standard and placing The Sidedoor firmly on the jazz venue map!
Featured Photo: Tomas Peña
Photos: Andrew James