Doug Wimbish and Nova Sound Studios, LLC presented the 12th Annual WimBash>>Hartford on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at Sully’s Pub in Hartford, CT
Proceeds from the specially themed event – WimBash Funk & Disco Night – benefitted Hartford Performs.
Hartford Performs is a collaborative network of Hartford Public Schools, arts providers, community organizations, funders and other supporters working together in a planned and integrated way to deliver quality arts education programs to Hartford Public School students. The mission of Hartford Performs is to ensure that all Hartford Public School students have access to quality arts education delivered by in-
school teaching staff in partnership with the region’s vibrant arts community.
Hartford Performs evolved out of the recommendations of the 2009 Hartford Public Schools Task Force on the State of the Arts. The recommendation they made to the Hartford Board of Education in October 2009 was to develop a community partnership model in which the school district and the arts community work in concert to infuse arts education throughout the city’s schools.
The WimBash themed 70’s era funk and disco music, performed by internationally acclaimed rock royalty joined together as The WimBash All-Starz. This supergroup featured Doug Wimbish and frontman Corey Glover of the Grammy Award winning rock-funk band Living Colour, drummer Daru Jones as featured on the July 2015 cover of Modern Drummer magazine (Jack White, The RUFF Pack) and guitarist Paul Pesco (Hall & Oates, Madonna). Special guests John McCarthy (Rockhouse School of Music), powerhouse vocalist Heather Joseph (Chemical Z), Berklee College of Music sophomore Kyle Ward, JME Strchld, Steve Cioppa, Angela Luna, Doug Long and Mike Golembeski joined the WimBash All-Starz bringing outstanding local talent
to the evenings festivities. City of West Haven Mayor Edward O’Brien made a special appearance. Connecticut’s own DJ Markie Gee was at the turntables.
Hosted by the legendary Living Colour and Sugar Hill Records bassist Doug Wimbish and sponsored by Eventide, Stuart Spector Designs, HRS Unlimited, Fishman, Guitar Center- Manchester, CT, Pigtronix, Rockhouse Method and Sully’s Pub at Lena’s Pizzaria, the WimBash Funk & Disco Night event and raffle proceeds supported Hartford Performs.
Featuring a throwback to the music and fashion of the 70’s, the event featured a live music stage, DJ and raffles including Gift Certificates to the Max Restaurant Group, Bobby V’s Sports Bar and Restaurant (Windsor Locks, CT) , Republic Restaurant (Bloomfield, CT) and Millwrights Restaurant (Simsbury, CT).