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Chieli Minucci & Special EFX - Branford, CT!

Buy Chieli Minucci & Special EFX Tickets!The Emmy award winning and guitar virtuoso Chieli Minucci & Special EFX have sold close to a million albums!  With multiple #1 Smooth Jazz hit singles to their credit and a relentless tour schedule, Chieli Minucci & Special EFX virtually define the Smooth Jazz genre.  Their latest CD, "Genesis" on Shanachie Records, brings together some of Special EFX’s all time favorite collaborators such as Mino Cinelu and Omar Hakiem (of Sting and Miles Davis fame) and virtuoso violinist Karen Biggs (Yanni) to collaborate on 11 thrilling originals that combine the magic of the last 30 years with the freshness of today!  Chieli Minucci and Special EFX returns to HOME Restaurant on Saturday, November 7 as part of their 2015 world tour.
Chieli Minucci & Special EFX


We're a Finalist Again for Best Single Stream Webcaster!

RAIN Internet Radio AwardFor the second year in a row, Blue Plate Radio has been named as a finalist in the "Best Single Stream Webcaster" category for the RAIN News Internet Radio Awards.  This category celebrates the best pureplay webcaster with a single stream of radio content.  The judging panel, comprised of industry experts unaffiliated with the competing services, may evaluate all aspects of the singe-stream pureplay experience, including programming, personality, stream reliability, and distinctiveness.  The award-winner will be announced at the RAIN Summit Atlanta on September 29.


An Intimate Night with Walter Beasley!

Buy Walter Beasley Tickets!


Blue Plate Radio presents an Intimate Evening with Saxophonist Walter Beasley at  HOME RESTAURANT IN BRANFORD, CT on Friday, September 18 at 8pm for one show and one show only! Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 11 for Walter and his band.  ONLY 60 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD!  Check back here for the link!

HOME Restaurant has been cited as one of New Haven Advocate's Best Restaurants!  There is ample parking across the street and there is plenty of unmetered on-the-street parking too!



Talking Jazz Live - Tuesday
Talking Jazz Live Schedule

Blue Plate Radio's Talking Jazz Live is a weekly live phone-in with many of your favorite smooth jazz artists.  Coming up - Saxophonist Vincent Ingala!

Our live chats begin Tuesday's at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific and last for 30 minutes or longer, depending on the guest we're chatting with.  The conversation is informal and the program is more like Jimmy Kimmel than Larry King.  All phone-ins are recorded and then later edited and posted as podcasts on acast, iTunes and Stitcher.  Some of our guests have included:

  • Peter White
  • Jeff Lorber
  • Will Donato
  • Maysa
  • Brian Culbertson
  • Boney James

and many more. So tune in Tuesday's at 9pm Eastern and 6pm Pacific for some very interesting LIVE conversation with some of your favorite jazz artists.  You might just receive FREE STUFF if we use your question on the air!


Smooth Operator Ed Tankus
Just a Smooth Operator

An engaging article from New Haven's The Daily Nutmeg on Blue Plate Radio's "Smooth Operator" - president and owner Ed Tankus:


Interview with Blue Plate Radio Founder Ed Tankus

Chris Bartlett interviewed our very own grand poobah, Ed Tankus, at the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Business Expo last November.  Listen in as Chris and Ed chat about Blue Plate Radio!


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