This is a very special edition of the Sunday Night Music Club (XVI), showcasing some of the talented artists who were at last night's SWAN DAY CT event in East Hartford.
I was there to tape Jaki Valensi-Lauper from JakisBuzz.com, a web-TV entertainment show that I've been involved with since August.
SWAN DAY is a national celebration of women in the arts, and last night the Connecticut event was made possible by Jennifer Hill, a musician and the event's coordinator. It was a terrific event, and I missed the first half of the UConn-Arizona game to film the first few acts. Below are Jennifer and Jaki at the event:
The first video is the band Waking Elliot, who are from the Manchester area. They performed the song "Affliction":
During their set, artist Kerry Kozaczuk of Metal Eyelash Art worked on a painting at the side of the stage. I took about fifteen minutes of video, sped it up and set it to the song "Truth or Dare" by Waking Elliot to make this 3 minute video:
The finished painting is viewable on Kerry's Facebook Page.
I'm already making it a point to attend next year's event. Tickets were $12, and for that bargain price you get a complete evening of music and art, not to mention the good eats and drinks available!