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CT Blues Challenge

Winners of the

New Haven Advocate Grand Band Slam


 Best Blues Band!







Welcome to The Cobalt Rhythm Kings!

-- One of New Haven, Connecticut's best-kept secrets . . .

-- One of New England's top Chicago and jump blues bands!

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Wednesday, Dec. 2 (& every 1st Wednesday of the month)

Stella Blues Jam


The Cobalt Rhythm Kings!

   Stella Blues Bar

204 Crown - New Haven, CT  9:30 p.m.-midnight

 Info: 203-752-9764 or


                       Greg Benn           Wendell Jones                  Tom Smith          Mark Zaretsky


        Ain't that a man!

What a night!

photo by Erik Remec

Cobalt harmonica player Mark Zaretsky, second from right, jammed onstage with former Muddy Waters Band membersPinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and "Steady Rollin' " Bob Margolin on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Fairfield (Conn.) Theatre Company's Stage One!

 Now that's the blues!

From l to r: Pinetop, Ms. Marci Chevian-Hooper of eastern CT's Ms. Marci and the Lovesick Hounds, NY blues singer Nikki Armstrong, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Margolin, New Haven bluesman Rocky Lawrence, Mark Zaretsky, Mookie Brill.      


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N e w  H a v e n

  C O L I S E U M

    Gone But Not Forgotten

What was the last band ever to play the Coliseum?

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings!

Check out this video of The Cobalt Rhythm Kings   doing  "Cross-Eyeded Mama" in front of 15,000 people OUTDOORS in the MIDDLE OF JANUARY atop the Temple Street Garage in downtown New Haven  at 7 A.M. on Jan. 20, 2007, just before the Coliseum's implosion!        A few minutes later. . .  

KABLOOEY ! ! ! !

























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