Arts on Call

Gift someone you love with a—socially distanced—arts performance! Choose an artist from the roster below and select a time for that artist to perform at an outdoor location of your choice. Artists will arrive at the designated time, phone or text the residence, then perform a 10-15 minute set of (primarily acoustic) music/dance/poetry/theater, outdoors in front of the residence, while observing social distancing. Artists will not enter an apartment building or a multifamily home, but can perform in front of a complex. Performers are all solo acts or groups who have been isolating together.

Performances will be available on the hour between 11 AM and 6 PM. Sales for any given day will end when all performances are sold out or at 2 PM the day before. In the event of rain (or other postponement circumstance), the artist will contact the purchaser and reschedule as may be mutually agreeable. Performance fees have been established by the artists themselves and 100% of the fee will be paid to the artist.

PLEASE NOTE: Performance addresses should be limited to a 10-mile radius of downtown New Haven.

New Haven Arts on Call is modeled after Sidewalk Serenades, a program created in March 2020 by Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and is presented with support from the Elizabethan Club of Yale University.



Bruce Gregori

Bruce Gregori, an American jazz and virtuoso guitarist, has performed for more than 30 years, dazzling audiences with his soul and feel approach to guitar.

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The Soulful Sounds of Antwan

Antwan performs your favorites from the Stylistics to Bruno Mars with crowd-pleasing energy that will have you on your feet!

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Aiping Tai Chi Center

Members of the Aiping Tai Chi Center will perform Tai Chi routines with open hands and with weapons, performed to music.

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Olive of Olive Tiger

Olive uses guitar, cello, and voice to create sacred space while performing original and cover songs. Olive is frequently joined by Jesse Tiger on the violin.

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Shawn Taylor

Shawn Taylor performs original "wandering roots" songs and Americana interpretations on acoustic guitar, vocals, and harmonica, focusing on positive uplifting music with a grove and meaningful lyrics.

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Carrie Ashton

"I’m a singer, songwriter and acoustic performer. I play a wide range of covers, but I also throw in a few originals now and then. "

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Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band

Known for their high energy, lively, and rhythmic performances, the Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band will introduce you to the sounds of the Islands.

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Liz McNicholl

Liz McNicholl performs folk songs and songs from her beloved Ireland for children and audiences of all ages.

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Hideki Yamaya

Hideki will take you on a musical journey through time, as he plays music from England, France, and Italy from the 16th- and 17th-centuries, on the lute, a truly rare and beautiful instrument. He will explain the instrument and the music, and answer any questions you might have for a very unique musical experience.

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Anna May

Singer-songwriter Anna May creates music about memory and meditation streaked with tones of jazz and fresh interpretations of classic folk music that enhances connection, humility, and joy.

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Cantando y Jugando

Perfect for kids, Cantando y Jugando is an interactive music program that includes a collection of Spanish songs and games to encourage socialization, language learning, and fun!

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Ross & Bost Duo, guitar and trumpet

Ross & Bost Duo (guitar and trumpet) perform high-energy classic Motown, classic soul, funk, rock, reggae blues, and jazz.

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Tere Luna, Mexicana Folkloric Dance & Song

Tere Luna is a renowned singer and Mexican folkloric dancer with performing, recording, and teaching experience.

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Daniel

Daniel, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, will perform a series of classical guitar pieces from the Suzuki repertoire.

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The Rahsaan Langley Project

Rahsaan Langley performs high-energy dance music reminiscent of the golden oldies mixed with today's hits for all ages to enjoy while dancing & singing along.

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Christoph Whitbeck

Christoph is a rock'n' roller with an acoustic guitar and big voice ready to play covers or originals or whatever you want (with a bit of notice!).

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The Hartford Dance Collective

Five female choreographers collaborate in creating new contemporary works to present to the public, using historical figures and feminine art, circling around a theme of female empowerment, leadership, and strength.

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Epic the Poet

My poetry is timeless, informative, and inspirational. I touch on topics that will always be relevant and thought provoking. I teach while entertaining my audience with the gift of Spoken Word.

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Tom Burgess, Solo Acoustic Guitarist

Tom Burgess performs a solo acoustic blend of American classic rock, folk, and country tunes, as well as a catalog of original albums.

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Top Notch Ensemble / Top Notch Trio

Top Notch Ensemble is a well seasoned group of professional musicians who has put together a highly sophisticated and entertaining array of music and show design consisting of jazz, smooth jazz, rhythm & blues, rock, reggae, and Latin.

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Be Well Productions

Emma Palzere-Rae performs a mini version of her one-woman play, The Woodhull Project, about 1872 Presidential candidate, Victoria Woodhull.

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Lara Herscovitch

Former Connecticut State Troubadour (think poet laureate, only music), Lara Herscovitch leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, and delivers performances that inspire, inform, uplift, and entertain.

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Val Ramos, Flamenco Guitarist

Original Flamenco guitar music featuring traditional Flamenco forms such as Sevillanas, Farruca, Malagueña, Danza Mora, Soleares, and Bulerias. Performance will consist of four such musical pieces.

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Tiffany Jackson

Tiffany Jackson will perform excerpts from her one-woman-show "From the Hood to the Ivy League" that depicts her journey from the inner city to the deep south, to becoming an artist, educator, and community leader.

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Terri Lachance

I sing and play from the heart. People always tell me I remind them of someone and suggest songs they think I would like. I am approachable and love to perform.

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Glenn Roth

Glenn Roth will perform a mix of his original fingerstyle compositions and popular arrangements of pop rock classics with vocal covers.

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Alexis Robbins

Alexis Robbins is a tap and contemporary dancer and who enjoys combining the two forms, sometimes with spoken word. Enjoy an original percussive and contemporary dance performance, with and without shoes, to a wide range of musical stylings.

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Casey Carle's Bubble Bonanza: A Soap Bubble Spectacular!

A display of color, air movement, family-friendly tunes, and mesmerizing soap bubble creations, including humongous bubbles, long bubble tubes, bubble clouds, countless bubbles, and more. Brought to you by a professional entertainer with 30 years of experience performing around the globe. 

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Sister Funk Trio

Sister Funk will be performing as a Trio: guitar, keyboards, 3 vocals and percussion (cajon and Djembe) doing a variety of both current and classic pop/rock covers for folks to sing or dance along to as well as playing their blend of original groove-rock.

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Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers is a nationally recognized singer, acoustic songwriter, and visual artist whose work is focused on hope, joy, peace, and the human condition.

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Sova Dance & Puppet Theater

The performance highlights the great flight and transformation of the butterfly from Mexico to Canada displayed visually through the presence of various butterflies, but only the monarch makes the greatest and longest flight in such mass numbers. Live music, giant puppets and pure joy prevail here in our journey.

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Thabisa

Thabisa's music is a fusion of sounds and influences ranging from African Soul, Folk, Jazz, Rhythm and blues she calls Afro SoulFunk.

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Addie and her puppet

Addie Gorlin (she/her/hers) is a director, producer, and educator invested in the regional theater movement, new play development, and theater for all-ages.

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Jan Jungden

Jan Jungden will sing and accompany herself on keyboard while performing jazz and Latin tunes like "Ain't Misbehavin'," "It Don't Mean a Thing," and "Summertime."

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Eli Greenhoe

Eli will sing, play guitar, engage with the audience, and tell stories. His performances will be a mixture of original material and covers by artists ranging from Whitney Houston to John Prine.

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Cliff Schloss

Cliff Schloss performs jazz, alternative, R&B, and psych rock covers and original songs.

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Sven Rainey

Classical guitarist Sven Rainey will perform a set of his favorite pieces by the Romantic guitar composer J.K. Mertz.

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