This upcoming summer, the Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association (ECPAA) will be hosting their second, annual jazz festival. The event will take place in Griswold, Connecticut. Jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, Greg Abate, will be one of the performers! The roots of the event began with the non-profit arts organization, composed of performers, artists and prominent local business people, wanting to put on a more local Jazz Festival, independent from the Newport Jazz Festival. After this concept, they decided, go big or go home. Rather than a small festival they decided on a larger one, with free parking, low-priced tickets and of course entertainment. Once they established a location, everything else began to fall into place. The ECPAA is excited for this years event. It will consist of four, 90 minute performances, allowing the audience to fully connect to the music. Food and drink vendors will be present as well. Mark your calendars for June 8th because tickets go on are on sale now. Click here to purchase tickets.