When the University of Hartford was incorporated just over 50 years ago by business and community leaders, they envisioned a center of education and culture for Greater Hartford. At its core, it would be a university for the community created by the community.
The University has come a long way since its humble beginnings on Hartford’s last remaining farm, evolving from a local school for commuters into a comprehensive university that attracts students from throughout the world. Yet it remains true to its original mission of serving as a valued resource for individuals, families, businesses, and communities throughout the Hartford region, offering hundreds of programs that serve the University and its neighbors every day. For close to 45 years listener supported WWUH has served an important role in the University's community service mission.
Interested in which new recordings are receiving significant radio airplay throughout the USA? Check out http://www.jazzweek.com.
You'll find a top-50 chart of current jazz releases - updated every Monday - compiled from approximately 100 stations (including this one, naturally!) Music buffs can also read insightful reviews of the latest cds on Jazzweek's pages, plus news about jazz programming and events at radio outlets from sea to shining sea.
- Central Connecticut's most active non-profit music presenter is The Buttonwood Tree, located at 605 Main Street in Middletown. For a schedule of upcoming concerts, as well as other arts-related news, visit http://www.buttonwood.org.
- The Hartford Jazz Society is considered the oldest continuously- operating nonprofit jazz organization in the US. Its site has lots of information about the Connecticut jazz scene; the HJS also maintain a very-comprehensive, frequently-updated calendar of regional jazz happenings on its pages: http://www.hartfordjazzsociety.com.