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CCSU Supporting Jazz and the Arts in Hartford

Music and jazz fans take a look at the link below and support our Chief of the CCSU PD Gregory Sneed – a finalist in the Hartford Jazz Society’s Emerging Jazz Artist contest.

VOTING FOR THE FINAL ROUND OF THE EMERGING JAZZ ARTIST SHOWCASE IS UNDERWAY. CAST YOUR VOTE NOW THROUGH AUGUST 13TH. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE FINAL PB MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ CONCERT.

History: After 26 years of city policing, I retired as the Deputy Chief of the Middletown Police Department. Since then, I have become the Chief of Police at CCSU Police Department.

A little over four years ago, I decided to tackle a lifelong dream and I walked into Middlesex Music Academy in Middletown, CT and said, I cannot play and instrument or read music, can you help me? They told me, new students are asked to practice for 45 minutes every other day. I went home and from day one, I began practicing three (3) hours a day, seven days a week and I spent an additional hour and a half learning to read music.

Hartford Jazz Society Contest: A few months ago, the Hartford Jazz Society announced it was conducting their first “Emerging Jazz Artist” contest. Contestants were asked to submit a video performance. To my surprise I selected to compete and now I am in the finals. The winner will be selected based on total numbers of on-line audience votes.  One person, one vote and it’s free to vote.

How to vote: Please visit their website; click on “Cast Your Vote”; scroll down and vote.

http://hartfordjazzsociety.com/emerging-jazz-artist-showcase-finals/