October 5, 2022

Lyme Resident Joe Fitzgerald Plays ‘The Side Door’ in Old Lyme with His Quartet, Tonight

On Saturday evening, Lyme resident Joe Fitzgerald plays at The Side Door in Old Lyme with his Quartet.

OLD LYME/LYME — On Saturday, Sept. 24, Lyme resident Joe Fitzgerald will bring his Quartet to The Side Door at the Old Lyme Inn. Official start time for the concert is 8:30 p.m.

The Joe Fitzgerald Quartet comprises Fitzgerald on bass, Kenny Wessel on guitar, Frank Carlberg on piano and Anthony Pinciotti on drums.

Fitzgerald has been in the thick of the New York jazz world for the last few decades, performing, recording and touring internationally with many prominent artists including John Abercrombie, Donald Brown,  Dominique Eade, Lee Konitz, Datevik Hovanesian, Bruce Barth , Ted Curson , Kenny Wessel and countless others.

He is very much looking forward to this return to The Side Door. Visit this link to purchase tickets.

Guitarist and composer, Kenny Wessel has worked in projects playing jazz, ranging from straight-ahead to free music, and continues to explore world music, investigating points of intersection between jazz and North Indian music. He has toured and recorded with Ornette Coleman for over 12 years as a member of Prime Time.

He is currently on the faculties of Western Connecticut State University and the New York Jazz Workshop. For more info, visit www.kenwessel.com, or to contact Kenny, kw@kenwessel.com.

Originally a native of Helsinki, Finland, Frank Carlberg has carved himself quite a niche in the New York jazz community. As a leader, Frank’s groups include the Frank Carlberg’s Word Circus, the Tivoli Trio and The Frank Carlberg Large Ensemble.

In addition to his playing and composing activities Carlberg also serves on the faculty at New England Conservatory. He is also a partner in Red Piano Records, an artist run cooperative label.

Anthony Pinciotti is a dynamic, innovative drummer well versed in jazz, rock, and world music. Based in New York City, he performs and tours extensively with many of the most vital and forward-looking musicians on the scene today.

For more information about The Side Door, visit this link.


  1. The Side Door Jazz Club at the Old Lyme Inn is a gem some still don’t know about. Check it out on Saturday night September 24 and enjoy the Joe Fitzgerald Quartet.

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