Brace yourselves for the start of Firehouse 12's Spring Jazz Series, which looks to be as stellar as ever this year. The first show happens this Friday, March 15, when Stephen Haynes and Pomegranate take to the stage for two performances. Haynes, a brass player who lives right here in Connecticut, has played with many jazz musicians over the years. Pomegranate is Haynes' project dedicated to the late Bill Dixon, a composer with whom Haynes had worked for more than three decades. The series runs weekly through June 14, and more info can be found at firehouse12.com.
Stephen Haynes: Pomegranate
March 15, 8:30 p.m. $18; 10 p.m., $12, Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 785-0468, firehouse12.com.