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The George Garzone Quartet

08-30-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 30 @ 7:30pm
The George Garzone Quartet with George on tenor sax, Tim Ray on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Bob Gullotti on drums
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

AERONAUT Allston

08-31-2016

Presented by AERONAUT at AERONAUT Allston, Allston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 31 @ 5:00pm
Join us for fun and community in our Musical Biergarten at 267 Western Avenue, AERONAUT Allston! Each week promises a lineup of stellar, mostly local artists. Visit the AERONAUT Allston Facebook page for specific event info and a listing of weekly [more+]
Join us for fun and community in our Musical Biergarten at 267 Western Avenue, AERONAUT Allston! Each week promises a lineup of stellar, mostly local artists. Visit the AERONAUT Allston Facebook page for specific event info and a listing of weekly performers: facebook.com/aeronautallston Sign up for email updates for the rest of the series HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aeronaut-allston-announcements-tickets-26485701446 As always, we'll have delicious fare from Compliments Food Truck, The Chubby Chickpea Truck, The Bacon Truck, and Scoop Sights Dairy-Free Ice Cream. ABOUT THE SERIES: SCOUT SOMERVILLE http://scoutsomerville.com/aeronaut-allston/ BOSTON GLOBE https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2016/06/14/aeronaut-donating-proceeds-first-allston-pop-party-orlando-lgbt-group BOSTON MAGAZINE http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2016/06/06/aeronaut-brewing-allston-summer-beer-garden/ If you joined us for either our Launch Party/Orlando Fundraiser or any of our first four weeks, you experienced some exhilarating community vibes on stunning summer nights in a humble parking lot in Allston. Did we mention string lights? Who says Boston can't have nice things! We'll feature delicious nosh from three awesome food trucks and AERONAUT beer, helping foster family fun and community connectedness in a welcoming, family-friendly outdoor event at 267 Western Ave. in North Allston. Doors at 5pm, music at 6pm. Pop-up busking happens at any time, quite possibly mere feet from you. FOOD TRUCKS: Compliments Food Truck The Chubby Chickpea Truck The Bacon Truck Scoop Sights Dairy-Free Ice Cream Truck ENTRANCE IS FREE! NO TICKETS REQUIRED! FAMILY-FRIENDLY ADMISSION! See you at AERONAUT Allston! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Linda Marks "Coming Full Circle" CD Release Concert

09-01-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 01 @ 8:00pm
BOSTON, MA - Join us on Thursday, September 1st @ 8PM for an unforgettable evening of music as we celebrate the official release of “Coming Full Circle,” the newest and highly anticipated album from [more+]
BOSTON, MA - Join us on Thursday, September 1st @ 8PM for an unforgettable evening of music as we celebrate the official release of “Coming Full Circle,” the newest and highly anticipated album from Linda Marks! This joyous event will take place at Scullers Jazz Club (located inside the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge), 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets range from $25 - $65 and can be purchased online at www.scullersjazz.com or by calling the box office at 617-562-4148. Singer/Songwriter and Cabaret Performer, Linda Marks, believes music is magic:  a universal language that bridges all divides and brings us together so we know that we are not alone.  Music has been the lifeblood in Linda's spirit; she started working out melodies at the piano as a toddler and has continued to do so throughout her life. Linda studied music at Yale University, where she co-founded Yale's 3rd women's singing group, Something Extra, as a 17-year old freshman.  She released her first album "Dreams and Themes" in 1983, and "Heart to Heart" last Fall at Scullers.  Recently, Linda performed in a Carole King/Burt Bacharach show at Club Cafe in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington, and also appeared on "All Things Considered" with Lisa Mullins.  She also wrote "Love Is the Answer" for Upstage Lung Cancer's SingOut! benefit concert this past spring. Linda has performed at many Boston area venues (including Ryles and Amazing Things), at the St. Louis Cabaret Conference and at Crazy Coqs in London. This special CD release concert for Linda's newest album, Coming Full Circle, will feature the undeniable talents of Doug Hammer on piano, Dave Landoni on bass, Dave Birkin on saxophone and flute, Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, Miki Matsuki on drums, Junko Fujiwara on cello and duets with 13-year-old singer with the voice of an angel, Claire McFarland.  With her heart to heart style, Linda weaves together a rich tapestry including favorite songs written by Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Webb, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager, Karla Bonoff and Anita Baker, among others, along with her own original songs Scullers Jazz Club and the Boathouse 400 Restaurant rekindles the magic of the great supper clubs with a Dinner and Show Package that enlivens all of the senses! The 3 course menu features a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The menu changes seasonally to ensure only the freshest ingredients are used. Add the dinner to your show ticket purchase for only $40.00. Patrons wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will enjoy preferred seating in the club as well as complimentary parking! For additional show information or artist interviews, please contact Jenn Armstrong at Kindred Roots Entertainment Group at team@kindredrootsentertainmentgroup.com or at 860-884-4183. www.lindamarksmusic.com www.scullersjazz.com [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Richard Bona

09-02-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 02 @ 8:00pm Fri, Sep 02 @ 10:00pm
RICHARD BONA NEW CD IS HERITAGE There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of music: the blending of old and new, the cross-pollination of cultures, the blurring of genres. There aren’t many musical artists who inhabit both the past and [more+]
RICHARD BONA NEW CD IS HERITAGE There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of music: the blending of old and new, the cross-pollination of cultures, the blurring of genres. There aren’t many musical artists who inhabit both the past and the future as fully as Richard Bona. Bona's tunes combine African polyrhythms, harmonic virtuosity, and a pop songwriter’s gift for memorable, accessible melodies. Bona has played with Afropop stars Manu Dibango and Salif Keita. He has toured and recorded with Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul, Didier Lockwood, Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chaka Khan, Tito Puente, Chucho Valdès, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, David Sanborn, Kenny Garrett, Joe Sample, Harry Connick Jr., Raul Midon, Billy Cobham, Queen Latifah, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, and Sadao Watanabe. “Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!”—Los Angeles Times [less-]
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PLENA LIBRE

09-03-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 03 @ 8:00pm Sat, Sep 03 @ 10:00pm
Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters. These four-time Grammy Award nominees combine a hard-hitting horn section, master hand [more+]
Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters. These four-time Grammy Award nominees combine a hard-hitting horn section, master hand drummers, and lush three-part vocal harmonies into a modern blend. Plena Libre mix traditional Puerto Rican rhythms with modern Afro-Caribbean influences, and folkloric musical roots with contemporary compositions. They’ve toured the world from Morocco to California and everywhere in between, and recorded with some of the biggest names in Latin music, like Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca, and Nestor Torres. Over the course of a 21-year, 15-album career, bandleader Gary Nunez and his orchestra have revived the once-dormant plena sound for a new generation, electrifying audiences with a dazzling spectacle of horns, drums, and dance. “A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.”  - The Boston Herald “They can rock the house with traditional singing and drumming, then turn around and lay down a smoking, jazz-heavy, Afro-Rican jam.”   - East Bay Express  [less-]
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Jazz on the Porch - Emmanuel Davis Escobar

09-04-2016

Presented by Boston Harbor Now at Spectacle Island, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 04 @ 1:00pm
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Multi-talented musician Emmanuel Davis Escobar brings you jazz on a variety of different instruments. It is recommended [more+]
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Multi-talented musician Emmanuel Davis Escobar brings you jazz on a variety of different instruments. It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five June 26 - Emy Tseng July 3 - Nicolas Emden July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio July 17 - Daniel Patiño July 24 -Lydia Harrell July 31 - a l e a August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars August 14 - Jacob McCaslin August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project September 4 -Emmanuel Davis Escobar [less-]
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Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

09-05-2016

Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc. at Campagnone Common, Lawrence
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 05 @ 11:30am
Labor Day Festival on the Common in Lawrence, MA. Performers: Bread and Puppet Theater, Anne Feeney, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Tracy Grammer, Ezekiel's Wheels, Mendez a la Dos, Moody Street Sound, Phoebe Legere, Miguel Andres, and [more+]
Labor Day Festival on the Common in Lawrence, MA. Performers: Bread and Puppet Theater, Anne Feeney, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Tracy Grammer, Ezekiel's Wheels, Mendez a la Dos, Moody Street Sound, Phoebe Legere, Miguel Andres, and more! Great ethnic food, trolley and walking tours, children’s activities, community discussion forum and Lawrence History Live!, our tent for lively conversation on labor and the city past and present [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Tim Ray Quartet featuring Mike Turk on Harmonica

09-06-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 06 @ 7:30pm
The Tim Ray Quartet with Tim on piano, Mike Turk on harmonica, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Savine on drums.
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The Joy Reo Trio

09-07-2016

Presented by Concord's Colonial Inn at Village Forge Tavern, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 07 @ 7:30pm

In a tribute to the waning days of summer, The Joy Reo Trio will play some soft and balmy jazz tunes.

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In a tribute to the waning days of summer, The Joy Reo Trio will play some soft and balmy jazz tunes.

 

She’ll be accompanied by two jazz musicians who are popular veterans of the Boston jazz scene: Molly Flannery (piano and vocals) and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone, percussion and vocals).

 

No cover charge. The restaurant offers a full bar, dinner and lighter fare.

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Will Calhoun: Celebrating Drummer Elvin Jones

09-08-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 08 @ 8:00pm Thu, Sep 08 @ 10:00pm
WILL CALHOUN CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES CD RELEASE with Antoine Roney-saxophone, Carlos McKinney-piano, Gerald Cannon-bass Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, [more+]
WILL CALHOUN CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES CD RELEASE with Antoine Roney-saxophone, Carlos McKinney-piano, Gerald Cannon-bass Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock -- Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the roots of all of them to one man: legendary drummer Elvin Jones. On his second album for Motéma Music, Celebrating Elvin Jones (due out August 19), Calhoun pays tribute to his earliest and most profound influence with a stellar band of musicians, all of whom were impacted by Jones through their personal growth as a musician or their past working with him directly: bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, pianist/keyboardist Carlos McKinney, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold. The great keyboardist Jan Hammer, a member of Jones' trio for On the Mountain (1975), joins the band for a reprise of that album's Gene Perla-penned track "Destiny;" and Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose joins with a group of drummers for the traditional Japanese folk song "Doll of the Bride." "Elvin connected my worlds," Calhoun says. "Although I saw him playing jazz, I felt rock and roll, I felt fusion, I felt African music. It sounds electric, it sounds acoustic, it sounds very African, it sounds very Latin, there are all these elements in there." [less-]
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Bowery Boston presents: C.W. Stoneking w/ Special Guests

09-09-2016

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 09 @ 8:00pm
C.W. Stoneking is the embodiment of what some
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C.W. Stoneking is the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar all-white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style.   Released to critical acclaim in May 2015, Gon’ Boogaloo has seen Stoneking embark on multiple jaunts across Australia and Europe with his delightful band in tow, including singers Vika and Linda Bull stepping in as backing vocalists. He’s set a pace that is not looking like it will slow down any time soon, as Stoneking continues to entertain and delight crowds of all ages.
Admission: $15 general public (standing room only)
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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

09-09-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 09 @ 8:00pm Fri, Sep 09 @ 10:00pm
Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been credited with revolutionizing the brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz sound for over 35 years. Describing themselves as “musical gumbo,” they have honored the [more+]
Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been credited with revolutionizing the brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz sound for over 35 years. Describing themselves as “musical gumbo,” they have honored the traditional New Orleans sound while never being constrained by it. Since their first professional recording in 1980, the band has had major touring and album sales success, and has featured special guests on their recordings such as Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, and Danny Barker. [less-]
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The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presents The Pulitzer Centennial Power: Accountabili

09-11-2016

Presented by Harvard College at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 10 @ 7:30pm Sun, Sep 11 @ 10:00am
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presents The Pulitzer Centennial "Power: Accountability and Abuse." The centennial will take place in Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre, Sept. 10-11, 2016. The Nieman Foundation will host [more+]
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presents The Pulitzer Centennial "Power: Accountability and Abuse." The centennial will take place in Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre, Sept. 10-11, 2016. The Nieman Foundation will host a weekend of performances, conversations and talks highlighting the accomplishments of more than 20 extraordinary Pulitzer Prize winners. They will explore the theme “Power: Accountability and Abuse” through the prize-winning work of the participants – journalists, poets, authors, playwrights, historians, musicians and other speakers. The event kicks off on Saturday evening with a performance by world-renowned jazz pioneer Wynton Marsalis. The Marsalis event will be followed on Sunday, Sept. 11, by a day-long program of Pulitzer winners engaged in conversations, storytelling and performances that highlight the work of those who give voice to the powerless and hold the powerful to account. It is open to the public and tickets are free. [less-]
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Bill Charlap with Special Guest Carol Sloane

09-10-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 10 @ 8:00pm Sat, Sep 10 @ 10:00pm
BILL CHARLAP with Special Guest Vocalist Carol Sloane Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from [more+]
BILL CHARLAP with Special Guest Vocalist Carol Sloane Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of 92Y's Jazz in July Festival in NYC, and in 2016 will celebrate his 12th Anniversary as director. He has also produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap are the recipients of a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop album, for their 2015 release, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Vocalist Carol Sloane is a New England and International favorite. In addition to performing and recording with her own trio, Ms. Sloane has performed with the Boston Pops, Clark Terry, and many others and has a very special musical and personal rapport with pianist Bill Charlap. Bill Charlap's newest recording on Impulse Rennaisance Records is THE BILL CHARLAP TRIO: NOTES FROM NEW YORK. It features the trio (with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington) in peak performance, and was recorded immediately following a two-week run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "...Carol Sloane, a superb and underappreciated performer who has been plowing along steadily for more than three decades, projects the sort of serene musical overview and common sense that many better-known singers struggle for a lifetime to attain without ever finding." - Stephen Holden/New York Times [less-]
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Live Bird

09-10-2016

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 10 @ 8:00pm
Live Bird is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself. Robinson is an actor-saxophonist hailing from St. Louis, now [more+]
Live Bird is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself. Robinson is an actor-saxophonist hailing from St. Louis, now local to Arlington. He graduated from Berklee College and having done extensive research on Charlie Parker, has his demeanor and influence down pat. Come enjoy, not only the soulful stylings of Parker, but the atmosphere he created, and the visual of his life in a moment. [less-]
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Ensemble Open House

09-11-2016

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 11 @ 2:00pm
Interested in jazz, rock, classical, blues, country, reggae, funk, or world music? Would you like to join an ensemble or band and be coached by exceptional faculty members? Please come to Winchester Community Music School for our Ensemble Open House [more+]
Interested in jazz, rock, classical, blues, country, reggae, funk, or world music? Would you like to join an ensemble or band and be coached by exceptional faculty members? Please come to Winchester Community Music School for our Ensemble Open House on Sunday, September 11, 2-5 PM. Play your instrument for us (or sing!) and we'll match you up with one of our existing ensembles, or if there's enough interest, create a whole new ensemble with a special focus. All ages are welcome, from young students with a year or two of experience, to teens and adults of any ability level. We are also auditioning for Voice Works for girls; no experience required! WCMS is a non-profit school; financial aid is available. To sign up for an audition time slot, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. If you are unable to come on this date, please contact us to make other arrangements. 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at Amazing Things Arts Center

09-11-2016

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 11 @ 3:00pm
Sunday, 9/11, 3PM Laugh, Learn & Love the Music at Amazing Things Arts Center 160 Hollis Street, Framingham, [more+]
Sunday, 9/11, 3PM Laugh, Learn & Love the Music at Amazing Things Arts Center 160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA info@amazingthings.org 508.405.2787 Wendee Glick, Vocals with: Steve Heck, Steinway Grand Piano/Vocals Show Tickets: $12 for Members, $15 Non-Members, $14 Seniors 65+/Students, $7 Children Under 12 *** Reservations recommended - tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door. The Amazing Things Arts Center was founded in 2005 to bring together a diverse community of artists, arts supporters and arts appreciators of all ages, cultures and interests in a supportive and nurturing environment. In 2015, they celebrated TEN YEARS of bringing the arts to the Metrowest community. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon of music... [less-]
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The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

09-11-2016

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 11 @ 6:00pm
    David Haas, piano
    Kevin Frenette, guitar
    Scott Getchell, trumpets
    Todd Brunel, clarinet
    Glenn Dickson, clarinet
    Ryan McGuire, bass
    Joe Musacchia, drum
    David Haas, piano
    Kevin Frenette, guitar
    Scott Getchell, trumpets
    Todd Brunel, clarinet
    Glenn Dickson, clarinet
    Ryan McGuire, bass
    Joe Musacchia, drum
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Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

12-13-2016

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 13 @ 7:00pm
Join WCMS for a fun, casual Blues Jam with our house band of professional musicians on the second Tuesday of each month during the 2016-2017 school year (except January, which will be the third Tuesday). These jam [more+]
Join WCMS for a fun, casual Blues Jam with our house band of professional musicians on the second Tuesday of each month during the 2016-2017 school year (except January, which will be the third Tuesday). These jam sessions are a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester.       [less-]
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The George Garzone Quartet

08-30-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 30 @ 7:30pm
The George Garzone Quartet with George on tenor sax, Tim Ray on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Bob Gullotti on drums
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AERONAUT Allston

08-31-2016

Presented by AERONAUT at AERONAUT Allston, Allston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 31 @ 5:00pm
Join us for fun and community in our Musical Biergarten at 267 Western Avenue, AERONAUT Allston! Each week promises a lineup of stellar, mostly local artists. Visit the AERONAUT Allston Facebook page for specific event info and a listing of weekly [more+]
Join us for fun and community in our Musical Biergarten at 267 Western Avenue, AERONAUT Allston! Each week promises a lineup of stellar, mostly local artists. Visit the AERONAUT Allston Facebook page for specific event info and a listing of weekly performers: facebook.com/aeronautallston Sign up for email updates for the rest of the series HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aeronaut-allston-announcements-tickets-26485701446 As always, we'll have delicious fare from Compliments Food Truck, The Chubby Chickpea Truck, The Bacon Truck, and Scoop Sights Dairy-Free Ice Cream. ABOUT THE SERIES: SCOUT SOMERVILLE http://scoutsomerville.com/aeronaut-allston/ BOSTON GLOBE https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2016/06/14/aeronaut-donating-proceeds-first-allston-pop-party-orlando-lgbt-group BOSTON MAGAZINE http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/blog/2016/06/06/aeronaut-brewing-allston-summer-beer-garden/ If you joined us for either our Launch Party/Orlando Fundraiser or any of our first four weeks, you experienced some exhilarating community vibes on stunning summer nights in a humble parking lot in Allston. Did we mention string lights? Who says Boston can't have nice things! We'll feature delicious nosh from three awesome food trucks and AERONAUT beer, helping foster family fun and community connectedness in a welcoming, family-friendly outdoor event at 267 Western Ave. in North Allston. Doors at 5pm, music at 6pm. Pop-up busking happens at any time, quite possibly mere feet from you. FOOD TRUCKS: Compliments Food Truck The Chubby Chickpea Truck The Bacon Truck Scoop Sights Dairy-Free Ice Cream Truck ENTRANCE IS FREE! NO TICKETS REQUIRED! FAMILY-FRIENDLY ADMISSION! See you at AERONAUT Allston! [less-]
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Linda Marks "Coming Full Circle" CD Release Concert

09-01-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 01 @ 8:00pm
BOSTON, MA - Join us on Thursday, September 1st @ 8PM for an unforgettable evening of music as we celebrate the official release of “Coming Full Circle,” the newest and highly anticipated album from [more+]
BOSTON, MA - Join us on Thursday, September 1st @ 8PM for an unforgettable evening of music as we celebrate the official release of “Coming Full Circle,” the newest and highly anticipated album from Linda Marks! This joyous event will take place at Scullers Jazz Club (located inside the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge), 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets range from $25 - $65 and can be purchased online at www.scullersjazz.com or by calling the box office at 617-562-4148. Singer/Songwriter and Cabaret Performer, Linda Marks, believes music is magic:  a universal language that bridges all divides and brings us together so we know that we are not alone.  Music has been the lifeblood in Linda's spirit; she started working out melodies at the piano as a toddler and has continued to do so throughout her life. Linda studied music at Yale University, where she co-founded Yale's 3rd women's singing group, Something Extra, as a 17-year old freshman.  She released her first album "Dreams and Themes" in 1983, and "Heart to Heart" last Fall at Scullers.  Recently, Linda performed in a Carole King/Burt Bacharach show at Club Cafe in Boston with Kaoruko Pilkington, and also appeared on "All Things Considered" with Lisa Mullins.  She also wrote "Love Is the Answer" for Upstage Lung Cancer's SingOut! benefit concert this past spring. Linda has performed at many Boston area venues (including Ryles and Amazing Things), at the St. Louis Cabaret Conference and at Crazy Coqs in London. This special CD release concert for Linda's newest album, Coming Full Circle, will feature the undeniable talents of Doug Hammer on piano, Dave Landoni on bass, Dave Birkin on saxophone and flute, Geoff Wadsworth on saxophone, Miki Matsuki on drums, Junko Fujiwara on cello and duets with 13-year-old singer with the voice of an angel, Claire McFarland.  With her heart to heart style, Linda weaves together a rich tapestry including favorite songs written by Carole King, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Webb, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager, Karla Bonoff and Anita Baker, among others, along with her own original songs Scullers Jazz Club and the Boathouse 400 Restaurant rekindles the magic of the great supper clubs with a Dinner and Show Package that enlivens all of the senses! The 3 course menu features a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The menu changes seasonally to ensure only the freshest ingredients are used. Add the dinner to your show ticket purchase for only $40.00. Patrons wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will enjoy preferred seating in the club as well as complimentary parking! For additional show information or artist interviews, please contact Jenn Armstrong at Kindred Roots Entertainment Group at team@kindredrootsentertainmentgroup.com or at 860-884-4183. www.lindamarksmusic.com www.scullersjazz.com [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Richard Bona

09-02-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 02 @ 8:00pm Fri, Sep 02 @ 10:00pm
RICHARD BONA NEW CD IS HERITAGE There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of music: the blending of old and new, the cross-pollination of cultures, the blurring of genres. There aren’t many musical artists who inhabit both the past and [more+]
RICHARD BONA NEW CD IS HERITAGE There’s a lot of talk these days about the future of music: the blending of old and new, the cross-pollination of cultures, the blurring of genres. There aren’t many musical artists who inhabit both the past and the future as fully as Richard Bona. Bona's tunes combine African polyrhythms, harmonic virtuosity, and a pop songwriter’s gift for memorable, accessible melodies. Bona has played with Afropop stars Manu Dibango and Salif Keita. He has toured and recorded with Pat Metheny, Joe Zawinul, Didier Lockwood, Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Chaka Khan, Tito Puente, Chucho Valdès, Mike Stern, Larry Coryell, David Sanborn, Kenny Garrett, Joe Sample, Harry Connick Jr., Raul Midon, Billy Cobham, Queen Latifah, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, and Sadao Watanabe. “Imagine an artist with Jaco Pastorious’s virtuosity, George Benson’s vocal fluidity, Joao Gilberto’s sense of song and harmony, all mixed up with African culture. Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you Richard Bona!”—Los Angeles Times [less-]
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PLENA LIBRE

09-03-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 03 @ 8:00pm Sat, Sep 03 @ 10:00pm
Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters. These four-time Grammy Award nominees combine a hard-hitting horn section, master hand [more+]
Plena and bomba are distinctive musical styles of Puerto Rico, and the virtuoso musicians of Plena Libre are their contemporary masters. These four-time Grammy Award nominees combine a hard-hitting horn section, master hand drummers, and lush three-part vocal harmonies into a modern blend. Plena Libre mix traditional Puerto Rican rhythms with modern Afro-Caribbean influences, and folkloric musical roots with contemporary compositions. They’ve toured the world from Morocco to California and everywhere in between, and recorded with some of the biggest names in Latin music, like Eddie Palmieri, Papo Lucca, and Nestor Torres. Over the course of a 21-year, 15-album career, bandleader Gary Nunez and his orchestra have revived the once-dormant plena sound for a new generation, electrifying audiences with a dazzling spectacle of horns, drums, and dance. “A mad weave of polyrhythms that simply sizzle.”  - The Boston Herald “They can rock the house with traditional singing and drumming, then turn around and lay down a smoking, jazz-heavy, Afro-Rican jam.”   - East Bay Express  [less-]
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Jazz on the Porch - Emmanuel Davis Escobar

09-04-2016

Presented by Boston Harbor Now at Spectacle Island, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 04 @ 1:00pm
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Multi-talented musician Emmanuel Davis Escobar brings you jazz on a variety of different instruments. It is recommended [more+]
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Multi-talented musician Emmanuel Davis Escobar brings you jazz on a variety of different instruments. It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry from Boston to Spectacle Island. Regular ferry rates apply; ferry departs from Long Wharf North, next to Christopher Columbus park. Join us for our other Jazz on the Porch events: June 19 - Ceci Juno / Seven to Five June 26 - Emy Tseng July 3 - Nicolas Emden July 10 - SMS Jazz Trio July 17 - Daniel Patiño July 24 -Lydia Harrell July 31 - a l e a August 7 - Zumix Jazz All-Stars August 14 - Jacob McCaslin August 21 - Ervin Dhimo Trio August 28 - Aliya Cycon Project September 4 -Emmanuel Davis Escobar [less-]
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Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

09-05-2016

Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc. at Campagnone Common, Lawrence
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Sep 05 @ 11:30am
Labor Day Festival on the Common in Lawrence, MA. Performers: Bread and Puppet Theater, Anne Feeney, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Tracy Grammer, Ezekiel's Wheels, Mendez a la Dos, Moody Street Sound, Phoebe Legere, Miguel Andres, and [more+]
Labor Day Festival on the Common in Lawrence, MA. Performers: Bread and Puppet Theater, Anne Feeney, Taina Asili y La Banda Rebelde, Tracy Grammer, Ezekiel's Wheels, Mendez a la Dos, Moody Street Sound, Phoebe Legere, Miguel Andres, and more! Great ethnic food, trolley and walking tours, children’s activities, community discussion forum and Lawrence History Live!, our tent for lively conversation on labor and the city past and present [less-]
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The Tim Ray Quartet featuring Mike Turk on Harmonica

09-06-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 06 @ 7:30pm
The Tim Ray Quartet with Tim on piano, Mike Turk on harmonica, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Savine on drums.
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The Joy Reo Trio

09-07-2016

Presented by Concord's Colonial Inn at Village Forge Tavern, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Sep 07 @ 7:30pm

In a tribute to the waning days of summer, The Joy Reo Trio will play some soft and balmy jazz tunes.

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In a tribute to the waning days of summer, The Joy Reo Trio will play some soft and balmy jazz tunes.

 

She’ll be accompanied by two jazz musicians who are popular veterans of the Boston jazz scene: Molly Flannery (piano and vocals) and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone, percussion and vocals).

 

No cover charge. The restaurant offers a full bar, dinner and lighter fare.

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Will Calhoun: Celebrating Drummer Elvin Jones

09-08-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 08 @ 8:00pm Thu, Sep 08 @ 10:00pm
WILL CALHOUN CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES CD RELEASE with Antoine Roney-saxophone, Carlos McKinney-piano, Gerald Cannon-bass Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, [more+]
WILL CALHOUN CELEBRATING ELVIN JONES CD RELEASE with Antoine Roney-saxophone, Carlos McKinney-piano, Gerald Cannon-bass Although he's best known as the hard-driving, groove-oriented drummer for the pioneering rock group Living Colour, Will Calhoun has played in a staggering variety of styles and traditions over the course of his eclectic career. Straight-ahead jazz, fusion, traditional African percussion, funk, hip-hop, and of course hard rock -- Calhoun has explored them all, and he traces the roots of all of them to one man: legendary drummer Elvin Jones. On his second album for Motéma Music, Celebrating Elvin Jones (due out August 19), Calhoun pays tribute to his earliest and most profound influence with a stellar band of musicians, all of whom were impacted by Jones through their personal growth as a musician or their past working with him directly: bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, pianist/keyboardist Carlos McKinney, and trumpeter Keyon Harrold. The great keyboardist Jan Hammer, a member of Jones' trio for On the Mountain (1975), joins the band for a reprise of that album's Gene Perla-penned track "Destiny;" and Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose joins with a group of drummers for the traditional Japanese folk song "Doll of the Bride." "Elvin connected my worlds," Calhoun says. "Although I saw him playing jazz, I felt rock and roll, I felt fusion, I felt African music. It sounds electric, it sounds acoustic, it sounds very African, it sounds very Latin, there are all these elements in there." [less-]
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Bowery Boston presents: C.W. Stoneking w/ Special Guests

09-09-2016

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 09 @ 8:00pm
C.W. Stoneking is the embodiment of what some
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C.W. Stoneking is the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar all-white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style.   Released to critical acclaim in May 2015, Gon’ Boogaloo has seen Stoneking embark on multiple jaunts across Australia and Europe with his delightful band in tow, including singers Vika and Linda Bull stepping in as backing vocalists. He’s set a pace that is not looking like it will slow down any time soon, as Stoneking continues to entertain and delight crowds of all ages.
Admission: $15 general public (standing room only)
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Dirty Dozen Brass Band

09-09-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 09 @ 8:00pm Fri, Sep 09 @ 10:00pm
Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been credited with revolutionizing the brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz sound for over 35 years. Describing themselves as “musical gumbo,” they have honored the [more+]
Dirty Dozen Brass Band has been credited with revolutionizing the brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop into the traditional New Orleans jazz sound for over 35 years. Describing themselves as “musical gumbo,” they have honored the traditional New Orleans sound while never being constrained by it. Since their first professional recording in 1980, the band has had major touring and album sales success, and has featured special guests on their recordings such as Elvis Costello, Norah Jones, and Danny Barker. [less-]
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The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presents The Pulitzer Centennial Power: Accountabili

09-11-2016

Presented by Harvard College at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 10 @ 7:30pm Sun, Sep 11 @ 10:00am
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presents The Pulitzer Centennial "Power: Accountability and Abuse." The centennial will take place in Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre, Sept. 10-11, 2016. The Nieman Foundation will host [more+]
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard presents The Pulitzer Centennial "Power: Accountability and Abuse." The centennial will take place in Harvard University’s historic Sanders Theatre, Sept. 10-11, 2016. The Nieman Foundation will host a weekend of performances, conversations and talks highlighting the accomplishments of more than 20 extraordinary Pulitzer Prize winners. They will explore the theme “Power: Accountability and Abuse” through the prize-winning work of the participants – journalists, poets, authors, playwrights, historians, musicians and other speakers. The event kicks off on Saturday evening with a performance by world-renowned jazz pioneer Wynton Marsalis. The Marsalis event will be followed on Sunday, Sept. 11, by a day-long program of Pulitzer winners engaged in conversations, storytelling and performances that highlight the work of those who give voice to the powerless and hold the powerful to account. It is open to the public and tickets are free. [less-]
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Bill Charlap with Special Guest Carol Sloane

09-10-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 10 @ 8:00pm Sat, Sep 10 @ 10:00pm
BILL CHARLAP with Special Guest Vocalist Carol Sloane Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from [more+]
BILL CHARLAP with Special Guest Vocalist Carol Sloane Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of 92Y's Jazz in July Festival in NYC, and in 2016 will celebrate his 12th Anniversary as director. He has also produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap are the recipients of a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop album, for their 2015 release, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Vocalist Carol Sloane is a New England and International favorite. In addition to performing and recording with her own trio, Ms. Sloane has performed with the Boston Pops, Clark Terry, and many others and has a very special musical and personal rapport with pianist Bill Charlap. Bill Charlap's newest recording on Impulse Rennaisance Records is THE BILL CHARLAP TRIO: NOTES FROM NEW YORK. It features the trio (with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington) in peak performance, and was recorded immediately following a two-week run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. "...Carol Sloane, a superb and underappreciated performer who has been plowing along steadily for more than three decades, projects the sort of serene musical overview and common sense that many better-known singers struggle for a lifetime to attain without ever finding." - Stephen Holden/New York Times [less-]
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Live Bird

09-10-2016

Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 10 @ 8:00pm
Live Bird is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself. Robinson is an actor-saxophonist hailing from St. Louis, now [more+]
Live Bird is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself. Robinson is an actor-saxophonist hailing from St. Louis, now local to Arlington. He graduated from Berklee College and having done extensive research on Charlie Parker, has his demeanor and influence down pat. Come enjoy, not only the soulful stylings of Parker, but the atmosphere he created, and the visual of his life in a moment. [less-]
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Ensemble Open House

09-11-2016

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 11 @ 2:00pm
Interested in jazz, rock, classical, blues, country, reggae, funk, or world music? Would you like to join an ensemble or band and be coached by exceptional faculty members? Please come to Winchester Community Music School for our Ensemble Open House [more+]
Interested in jazz, rock, classical, blues, country, reggae, funk, or world music? Would you like to join an ensemble or band and be coached by exceptional faculty members? Please come to Winchester Community Music School for our Ensemble Open House on Sunday, September 11, 2-5 PM. Play your instrument for us (or sing!) and we'll match you up with one of our existing ensembles, or if there's enough interest, create a whole new ensemble with a special focus. All ages are welcome, from young students with a year or two of experience, to teens and adults of any ability level. We are also auditioning for Voice Works for girls; no experience required! WCMS is a non-profit school; financial aid is available. To sign up for an audition time slot, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. If you are unable to come on this date, please contact us to make other arrangements. 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester. [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at Amazing Things Arts Center

09-11-2016

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 11 @ 3:00pm
Sunday, 9/11, 3PM Laugh, Learn & Love the Music at Amazing Things Arts Center 160 Hollis Street, Framingham, [more+]
Sunday, 9/11, 3PM Laugh, Learn & Love the Music at Amazing Things Arts Center 160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA info@amazingthings.org 508.405.2787 Wendee Glick, Vocals with: Steve Heck, Steinway Grand Piano/Vocals Show Tickets: $12 for Members, $15 Non-Members, $14 Seniors 65+/Students, $7 Children Under 12 *** Reservations recommended - tickets can be purchased on-line or at the door. The Amazing Things Arts Center was founded in 2005 to bring together a diverse community of artists, arts supporters and arts appreciators of all ages, cultures and interests in a supportive and nurturing environment. In 2015, they celebrated TEN YEARS of bringing the arts to the Metrowest community. Join us for an enjoyable afternoon of music... [less-]
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The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

09-11-2016

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Sep 11 @ 6:00pm
    David Haas, piano
    Kevin Frenette, guitar
    Scott Getchell, trumpets
    Todd Brunel, clarinet
    Glenn Dickson, clarinet
    Ryan McGuire, bass
    Joe Musacchia, drum
    David Haas, piano
    Kevin Frenette, guitar
    Scott Getchell, trumpets
    Todd Brunel, clarinet
    Glenn Dickson, clarinet
    Ryan McGuire, bass
    Joe Musacchia, drum
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Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

12-13-2016

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Winchester Community Music School, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Sep 13 @ 7:00pm
Join WCMS for a fun, casual Blues Jam with our house band of professional musicians on the second Tuesday of each month during the 2016-2017 school year (except January, which will be the third Tuesday). These jam [more+]
Join WCMS for a fun, casual Blues Jam with our house band of professional musicians on the second Tuesday of each month during the 2016-2017 school year (except January, which will be the third Tuesday). These jam sessions are a great way to experiment with new techniques and skills in the company of fellow musicians. For all levels of players, all instruments & vocalists welcome! Amps, pianos, drums, and PA system provided. $10 for participants; free for audience. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. 407 Highland Avenue, Winchester.       [less-]
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