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UNH LiveARTS

09-29-2016

Presented by University of New Hampshire at University of New Hampshire
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 6:00pm

A surprising medley of university talent from solo student artists, trios or other music groups will perform in an “open mic” coffee house format.

 30 Academic Way  

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A surprising medley of university talent from solo student artists, trios or other music groups will perform in an “open mic” coffee house format.

 30 Academic Way   Durham, NH 03824

Photo: Student performing at LiveARTS

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Celtic Social Club

09-29-2016

Presented by Norwood Theatre at The Norwood Theatre, Norwood
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 7:30pm
Faithful to its roots but open to new adventures, Celtic Social Club’s music is a celebratory mash-up without borders. In just two years — with a first concert in front of 50,000 spectators at the Vieilles Charrues music festival (France), two [more+]
Faithful to its roots but open to new adventures, Celtic Social Club’s music is a celebratory mash-up without borders. In just two years — with a first concert in front of 50,000 spectators at the Vieilles Charrues music festival (France), two CDs, and a European tour — the Celtic Social Club has made its grand entrance onto the world music scene. Striking a perfect and energetic balance between tradition, rock, music, reggae, dubstep, and hip-hop, their repertoire is a fresh take on ancient Celtic melodies from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, and Asturias. Based on the same concept as the Buena Vista Social Club and the New Orleans Social Club, the group was created by drummer and producer Manu Masko, who had planned for Celtic Social Club to just be a “one shot” production for its inaugural concert. Comprised of Scottish singer, Jimme O’Neill (The Silencers), traditional Breton music virtuosos, Ronan Le Bars (Uilleann Pipe) and Pierre Stephan (Violin), Richard Puaud on the base, Mathieu Péquériau on the harmonica, Jean-Pierre Riou (Red Cardell) on the banjo, mandoline, and guests Winston McAnuff, I.C. Will, Colline Hill, and Louise Ebrel, the group came out with an unprecedented album that is as modern as it is roots. Like the Pogues in their prime, this was a true undertaking that brought Celtic music to the 21st century, trying to avoid clichées and steryotypes in the process. In front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators and a warm welcome from music professionals, the Celtic Social Club went on a 30 date tour in 2015 across France, Germany, Switzerland… and even New York, where the group recorded a magnificent live acoustic CD MTV Unplugged-style before getting to work on its second album. [less-]
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Jacob Collier

09-29-2016

Presented by The Red Room at Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 8:00pm
Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive, and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, England, his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, [more+]
Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive, and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, England, his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, Brazilian, gospel, and soul (to name a few). He has embraced the world of the internet to share his uniquely creative talent, becoming best known for creating his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, where he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualizes every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Collier's online social channels have garnered over 100,000 international followers and more than 6 million YouTube views. Collier was involved in Beats by Dre’s Ruby World Cup The Game Starts Here television and online campaign, where he arranged and recorded “Jerusalem” as the soundtrack for their spot. The video on YouTube has garnered over 7.5 million views. Most recently, he released his second single, “Flintstones,” from his debut album In My Room after the successful launch of his first single “Hideaway” in the month prior. Admission: $25 general public (standing room only) [less-]
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Illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra To Open 44th Season, Music by Mark Harvey and Duke Ellington

09-29-2016

Presented by Americas Musicworks at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 8:00pm
Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers Jazz Club [more+]
Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers Jazz Club Boston with an exhilarating show including music from on Aardvark’s latest CD Passages on the Leo Records label (highlights from the disc include Mark Harvey's Saxophrenia and his piece Spaceways, for Sun Ra).  Also on tap: the world premiere of Mark Harvey’s Northeast Express, plus the Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol classic Caravan and the Duke Ellington-Johnny Hodges ballad Jeep's Blues.   “Aardvark suggests the best and the brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa.” (JazzTimes)  Tickets: $25. Call 617-562-4111 or visit scullers jazz dot com.

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1973 and now celebrating its 43rd season, is one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra performs original compositions by Mark Harvey, as well as classics from the jazz tradition, American music, and world music.  Aardvark has premiered more than 175 works.  Guest artists have included luminaries Sheila Jordan,  Jaki Byard, Dominique Eade, Jimmy Giuffre, Geri Allen, Vinny Golia, Robert Honeysucker,  Rajesh Mehta, Lewis Porter, Matt Savage, and Walter Thompson.

Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson/guitar; John Funkhouser/string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director.    http://www.aardvarkjazz.com

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is managed by Americas Musicworks.  http://www.americasmusicworks.com

Mark Harvey has performed in major venues including Fenway Park and Symphony Hall, Boston, the Knitting Factory and the Village Gate (NYC), the National Gallery of Art (DC), the Left Bank Jazz Society (MD), the Berlin Jazz Festival (Germany), and the Baja State Theater (Mexico).  His musical credits also include recordings with George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra (Blue Note) and Baird Hersey & the Year of the Ear (Arista/Novus), and appearances with Gil Evans, Howard McGhee, Sam Rivers, and Claudio Roditi, among others.  Harvey has received commissions from the Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program, the 15th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, FiLmprov, the MIT Sesquicentennial Celebration, and others.  In 2015, Harvey was named Boston Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association, one of 24 jazz advocates/activists recognized nationally.  Dr. Harvey teaches jazz studies and composition at MIT.

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JazzFest Falmouth 2016 - Jazz Stroll

09-30-2016

Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Peg Noonan Park, Falmouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 30 @ 6:00pm
JazzFest Falmouth is 10 days of talks and concerts and fun around Falmouth in late September and early October. The highlights are the Friday night Stroll on September 30 and the headliner Concert October 1 at Highfield Theater The Stroll is a walk [more+]
JazzFest Falmouth is 10 days of talks and concerts and fun around Falmouth in late September and early October. The highlights are the Friday night Stroll on September 30 and the headliner Concert October 1 at Highfield Theater The Stroll is a walk from place to place to hear a diverse range of Jazz styles presented by some of the best. The headliner concert brings jazz greats from around the country. This year the concert features five-time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson, always a hit at Scullers in Boston and the Blue Note in New York. [less-]
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Root Vibration

09-30-2016

Presented by The Middle Gray at The Middle Gray, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 30 @ 7:00pm
Fusing jazz sensibility, pop palatability and middle-eastern zest, Root Vibration is a new Boston-based trio that will intrigue the ear and soothe the soul. Israel-born Rinat Tregerman lends her heart-thawing dexterity on piano, Sagit Zilberman [more+]
Fusing jazz sensibility, pop palatability and middle-eastern zest, Root Vibration is a new Boston-based trio that will intrigue the ear and soothe the soul. Israel-born Rinat Tregerman lends her heart-thawing dexterity on piano, Sagit Zilberman brings liquid lyricism on saxophone and Allegra Cramer entwines voice and harp in a marriage of feeling. Join us for an evening of original music, re-imagined covers and all-around good vibes! [less-]
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Twobadours on the Run: David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon

09-30-2016

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 30 @ 8:00pm
David Ryan Harris, who is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album Lightyears in the fall of 2015. The soulful, 11-track album includes [more+]
David Ryan Harris, who is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album Lightyears in the fall of 2015. The soulful, 11-track album includes co-writes with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Tyler Lyle, as well as guest appearances by John Mayer, Indie.Arie, and Nikka Costa. Harris began his music career in 1991 when he cofounded the band Follow For Now, but in 1997 he embarked on his journey as a solo artist when he signed with Columbia Records and released his first self-titled record. He has since had the pleasure of writing with, playing with and/or producing artists from Dave Matthews, Cassandra Wilson, Santana, Marc Broussard, and Guy Sebastian. Harris will release his next album in September 2016. Gabe Dixon released his sophomore solo album Turns to Gold on April 8, marking his first official collection as an independent artist, put out on his own Rolling Ball Records. Turns to Gold is currently featured in Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, American Songwriter, and more. Gabe's songs have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, the CW, and more, and his song “Find My Way” served as the song for the opening credits for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock. He has appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, as well as The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly. Admission: $15 in advance / $18 general admission [less-]
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JazzFest Falmouth 2016 - Karrin Allyson - Headliner Concert

10-01-2016

Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Theater, Falmouth
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 7:30pm
Five Time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson to Headline JazzFest Falmouth Bringing the Best of Jazz to the Cape In 2014 Karrin was featured as solo vocalist in the Newport - Now 60 Tour which played in thirty cities across the US and Canada [more+]
Five Time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson to Headline JazzFest Falmouth Bringing the Best of Jazz to the Cape In 2014 Karrin was featured as solo vocalist in the Newport - Now 60 Tour which played in thirty cities across the US and Canada before concluding the 2014 Newport Festival. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the deep pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates. It sounds so effortless, but it conceals a deep musical sophistication. It’s one of Karrin’s great achievements - the result of working over the years with an ensemble of fearless and powerfully committed jazz virtuosi.     [less-]
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Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia

10-01-2016

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 7:30pm
This co-bill features two outstanding musicians with Massachusetts roots, a love of the blues, and a deep interest in social justice. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic [more+]
This co-bill features two outstanding musicians with Massachusetts roots, a love of the blues, and a deep interest in social justice. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime.  Jon grew up in Haverhill and discovered his love of American roots music and songwriting while in high school.. He headed south to North Carolina to study American History at Duke University and learned the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band. Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, and tunes that will move both your heart and hips. Raised in Revere, Danielle was raised on a variety of popular music, from her parent's Motown records to the classic rock influences like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.  On her latest album "Glory Junkies" she's joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. [less-]
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Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots - Rockin' Blues with Dwight & Nicole

10-01-2016

Presented by gimmeLIVE at The Larcom Theatre, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 8:00pm
Victor Wainwright doesn't do his regular show at the Larcom. Oh, no. When Victor's in the house he cozies up to the audience and sings without a mic WATCH VIDEO then let's it loose [more+]
Victor Wainwright doesn't do his regular show at the Larcom. Oh, no. When Victor's in the house he cozies up to the audience and sings without a mic WATCH VIDEO then let's it loose and brings them to their feet! WATCH VIDEO We'll welcome Victor back to Beverly and congratulate him on his new awards like only an intimate, listening crowd can! Every Victor Wainwright concert is a unique, powerful experience -- and this one is guaranteed to shoot your spirit through the roof!
Blues Music Award Winner
2016 BB KING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
2016 BAND OF THE YEAR
2013 & 2014 PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2015 "BOOM TOWN" BILLBOARD TOP 10 #5
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An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

10-01-2016

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 8:00pm
Ronnie Earl, Guitar Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 in Memphis.  He has served as an Associate Professor [more+]
Ronnie Earl, Guitar Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 in Memphis.  He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut. In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then rereleased in DVD format in 2005. Earl’s discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain Records, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc.  His 1996 Bullseye Blues release, Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, won Downbeat Magazine’s Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 Earl’s Hey José won the Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards.  In 2014, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters celebrated 26 years as a band. The last three releases by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Spread the Love (2010), Just for Today (2013), and Good News (2014), all debuted on the top ten Billboard Blues charts and received wide critical acclaim. Ronnie Earl has played alongside such legends as Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Earl King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells,  Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and many others, including, B.B. King, who said about Ronnie, “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.” Dave Limina, Hammond B3 and piano Dave Limina is a Professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, where he received the Most Valuable Contribution to the Performance Curriculum Award in 2001 for his work in creating and developing the Hammond organ program.  As a keyboardist, composer, and arranger, Dave has performed with Gloria Estefan, Duke Robillard, Courage Brothers,  Mark Murphy, Lori McKenna, Mighty Sam McClain,  Kenny Neal, Catie Curtis, Freedy Johnston, Martha Reeves, Brooke Benton, Toy Caldwell, Felix Cavalieri, Steve Forbert, and The RB Funkestra with Fred Wesley and Eric Krasno. Also Grammy winning songwriters, Robert Lee Castleman, Gary Nicholson, Paula Cole, Mark Walker and Steve Leslie. He has been the keyboardist/conductor for the first national touring company of the Broadway musical Rent.  He received Boston Music Award nominations for his work with Courage Brothers, Ronnie Earl, and Mighty Sam McClain. He played keyboards on Michelle Willson’s Wake Up Call, which was a Boston Music Awards winner in 2001 for “Best Blues Album”.  He is the author of “Hammond Organ Complete” (Hal Leonard), and the instructional video/DVD “Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing” (Rittor Music). Lorne Entress, Drummer/Producer A long-time Broadcaster and veteran of the New England music scene, Lorne Entress has provided the backbeat for many an artist including Big Al Anderson, Junior Wells, Freedy Johnston, Susan Tedeschi, Junior Watson, Ellis Paul,  Charlie Musselwhite, Nicole Nelson, Erin McKeown, Henry Butler, Johnny Adams, Mighty Sam McClain, Vance Gilbert and many others.  In addition to producing the Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters CD Hope Radio, Lorne has also produced numerous records for other artists including Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Hayley Reardon, and Catie Curtis. Jim Mouradian, Bass Jim Mouradian has been a member of Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters since 2000.  Jimmy grew up immersed in a family of classically trained musicians, picked up a bass in junior high and has been playing ever since.  He is also a legendary luthier, who has designed his own line of Mouradian guitars, and handles every guitar he works on with meticulous detail. He and his son, Jon, operate Mouradian Guitar in Winchester, MA, where they are known as “guitar gods” and “guitar repair wizards,” although Jimmy insists that his favorite role is that of being a dad and grandfather. [less-]
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The Hot Sardines

10-01-2016

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 8:00pm
Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis [more+]
Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make. Bandleader and pianist Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol are joined by a blustery brass lineup, a powerhouse rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso, and their very own tap dancer. “Unforgettably wild . . . consistently electrifying.”—PopMatters [less-]
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The Fernando Huergo Trio

10-04-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 04 @ 7:30pm
The Fernando Huergo Trio with Fernando on bass, Gilson Schachnik on piano, and Steve Langone on drums.
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Streams of Expression and Love—Joe Lovano Celebrates Gunther Schuller at MIT

10-04-2016

Presented by Arts at MIT at Killian Hall at MIT, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 04 @ 8:00pm
In addition to performing music from Rush Hour as a quartet (with vocal-jazz great Judi Silvano, Boston-bassist and MIT Affiliated Artist Keala Kaumeheiwa and MIT Director of Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Fred Harris, drums) Lovano [more+]
In addition to performing music from Rush Hour as a quartet (with vocal-jazz great Judi Silvano, Boston-bassist and MIT Affiliated Artist Keala Kaumeheiwa and MIT Director of Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Fred Harris, drums) Lovano will also perform MIT composer and Professor of Music Peter Child’s Moonsculptures, an attractive Third Stream influenced composition for tenor saxophone, violin, and piano. Violinist and Schuller devotee Young-Nam Kim (Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota), Affiliated Artist and Collaborative Pianist at MIT Eileen Huang, and cellist Katherine McShane join Lovano. Other chamber works by Child and Harris round out the program performed by Kim and his son Daniel Kim, new violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. One of Schuller’s closest friends and perhaps greatest advocate, the legendary Third Stream pianist and educator Ran Blake (New England Conservatory) will make a very special solo guest appearance on the program. [less-]
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Open Mic Night at Starbucks in Winchester

10-06-2016

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Starbucks, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 7:00pm
Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester [more+]
Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. [less-]
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MANDY HARVEY

10-06-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 8:00pm
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder, and left the program. She pursued several [more+]
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect. Mandy’s music has begun to attract the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. For instance, CNN’s Great Big Story captured over 6 million hits on social media, Burt’s Bees signed her up for their remarkable women campaign, NBC Nightly News profiled her, and she has started performing at the worlds most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals around the country. “From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues…. At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.” – Los Angeles Times [less-]
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The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6: The Summit Tour

10-06-2016

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 8:00pm
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 have begun a special collaboration with their The Summit Tour. Both of these legendary acts have 10 Grammy Awards to their credit, amongst a host of other recognitions. Each will perform a set, culminating with a [more+]
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 have begun a special collaboration with their The Summit Tour. Both of these legendary acts have 10 Grammy Awards to their credit, amongst a host of other recognitions. Each will perform a set, culminating with a duet featuring the tightest harmonies known in the music business as well as in innovative arrangements and funky grooves. The Manhattan Transfer marks the 40th anniversary of its debut recording this year while Take 6 celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great jazz and pop hits that earned them induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Take 6 has been recognized as the quintessential a capella group in virtually every genre. They were inducted last year into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, from whom they have received 10 Dove Awards in addition to their Soul Train Music Award, BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) Vocal Group of the Year, and more. [less-]
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Nate Aronow Nextet Live at Ryles

10-06-2016

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 8:30pm
The Nextet brings its exciting brand of original fusion, contemporary jazz, funk and latin back to the Ryles stage.  A combination of very cool writing and arranging, along with some of the best rhythm and horn players in the Hub together create a [more+]
The Nextet brings its exciting brand of original fusion, contemporary jazz, funk and latin back to the Ryles stage.  A combination of very cool writing and arranging, along with some of the best rhythm and horn players in the Hub together create a highly entertaining show with a ton of musical depth and many unexpected musical twists and turns, not to mention a bit of humor and a touch of attitude.  Nate on keyboards and vocals, Doug Sondak on sax and flute, Stan Johnson on trumpet, Craig Hlady on guitar, Dave Mercure on bass and Brendan Byrnes on drums. [less-]
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Leyla McCalla Trio

10-07-2016

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at The Rockwell, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 7:00pm
Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music as well as American jazz and folk, Leyla McCalla’s unique sound is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. It vibrates with three centuries of history yet also feels strikingly [more+]
Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music as well as American jazz and folk, Leyla McCalla’s unique sound is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. It vibrates with three centuries of history yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive, and contemporary. McCalla sings in French, Haitian Creole, and English and plays cello, tenor banjo, and guitar. She’ll be joined by Daniel Tremblay on banjo, guitar, and vocals and Free Feral on viola and vocals. [less-]
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Dylan Jack Quartet

10-07-2016

Presented by HelmetCat Music at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 8:00pm
The Dylan Jack Quartet features original music and free improvisations with some of the best players in New England. With improvisation as their focus, they explore both modern classical and jazz traditions creating a unique balance of the composed [more+]
The Dylan Jack Quartet features original music and free improvisations with some of the best players in New England. With improvisation as their focus, they explore both modern classical and jazz traditions creating a unique balance of the composed and spontaneous. Featuring Eric Hofbauer - Guitar; Todd Brunel - Clarinets; Tony Leva - Bass; Dylan Jack - Drums. [less-]
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UNH LiveARTS

09-29-2016

Presented by University of New Hampshire at University of New Hampshire
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 6:00pm

A surprising medley of university talent from solo student artists, trios or other music groups will perform in an “open mic” coffee house format.

 30 Academic Way  

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A surprising medley of university talent from solo student artists, trios or other music groups will perform in an “open mic” coffee house format.

 30 Academic Way   Durham, NH 03824

Photo: Student performing at LiveARTS

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Celtic Social Club

09-29-2016

Presented by Norwood Theatre at The Norwood Theatre, Norwood
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 7:30pm
Faithful to its roots but open to new adventures, Celtic Social Club’s music is a celebratory mash-up without borders. In just two years — with a first concert in front of 50,000 spectators at the Vieilles Charrues music festival (France), two [more+]
Faithful to its roots but open to new adventures, Celtic Social Club’s music is a celebratory mash-up without borders. In just two years — with a first concert in front of 50,000 spectators at the Vieilles Charrues music festival (France), two CDs, and a European tour — the Celtic Social Club has made its grand entrance onto the world music scene. Striking a perfect and energetic balance between tradition, rock, music, reggae, dubstep, and hip-hop, their repertoire is a fresh take on ancient Celtic melodies from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, and Asturias. Based on the same concept as the Buena Vista Social Club and the New Orleans Social Club, the group was created by drummer and producer Manu Masko, who had planned for Celtic Social Club to just be a “one shot” production for its inaugural concert. Comprised of Scottish singer, Jimme O’Neill (The Silencers), traditional Breton music virtuosos, Ronan Le Bars (Uilleann Pipe) and Pierre Stephan (Violin), Richard Puaud on the base, Mathieu Péquériau on the harmonica, Jean-Pierre Riou (Red Cardell) on the banjo, mandoline, and guests Winston McAnuff, I.C. Will, Colline Hill, and Louise Ebrel, the group came out with an unprecedented album that is as modern as it is roots. Like the Pogues in their prime, this was a true undertaking that brought Celtic music to the 21st century, trying to avoid clichées and steryotypes in the process. In front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators and a warm welcome from music professionals, the Celtic Social Club went on a 30 date tour in 2015 across France, Germany, Switzerland… and even New York, where the group recorded a magnificent live acoustic CD MTV Unplugged-style before getting to work on its second album. [less-]
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Jacob Collier

09-29-2016

Presented by The Red Room at Cafe 939 at The Red Room at Cafe 939, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 8:00pm
Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive, and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, England, his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, [more+]
Jacob Collier is recognized as one of the world’s most distinctive, inventive, and prodigious young musicians. Based in London, England, his music combines elements of jazz, a cappella, Brazilian, gospel, and soul (to name a few). He has embraced the world of the internet to share his uniquely creative talent, becoming best known for creating his trademark multi-faceted YouTube videos from his music room at home, where he sings all the parts, plays all the instruments, and visualizes every component with a mosaic of screens. Since his first YouTube upload in December 2011, Collier's online social channels have garnered over 100,000 international followers and more than 6 million YouTube views. Collier was involved in Beats by Dre’s Ruby World Cup The Game Starts Here television and online campaign, where he arranged and recorded “Jerusalem” as the soundtrack for their spot. The video on YouTube has garnered over 7.5 million views. Most recently, he released his second single, “Flintstones,” from his debut album In My Room after the successful launch of his first single “Hideaway” in the month prior. Admission: $25 general public (standing room only) [less-]
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Illustrious Aardvark Jazz Orchestra To Open 44th Season, Music by Mark Harvey and Duke Ellington

09-29-2016

Presented by Americas Musicworks at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 29 @ 8:00pm
Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers Jazz Club [more+]
Called “stunningly beautiful and adventurous” (New York City Jazz Record), and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra kicks off its 44th season at Scullers Jazz Club Boston with an exhilarating show including music from on Aardvark’s latest CD Passages on the Leo Records label (highlights from the disc include Mark Harvey's Saxophrenia and his piece Spaceways, for Sun Ra).  Also on tap: the world premiere of Mark Harvey’s Northeast Express, plus the Duke Ellington-Juan Tizol classic Caravan and the Duke Ellington-Johnny Hodges ballad Jeep's Blues.   “Aardvark suggests the best and the brashest of Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, George Russell, and even Frank Zappa.” (JazzTimes)  Tickets: $25. Call 617-562-4111 or visit scullers jazz dot com.

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1973 and now celebrating its 43rd season, is one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra performs original compositions by Mark Harvey, as well as classics from the jazz tradition, American music, and world music.  Aardvark has premiered more than 175 works.  Guest artists have included luminaries Sheila Jordan,  Jaki Byard, Dominique Eade, Jimmy Giuffre, Geri Allen, Vinny Golia, Robert Honeysucker,  Rajesh Mehta, Lewis Porter, Matt Savage, and Walter Thompson.

Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson/guitar; John Funkhouser/string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director.    http://www.aardvarkjazz.com

The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is managed by Americas Musicworks.  http://www.americasmusicworks.com

Mark Harvey has performed in major venues including Fenway Park and Symphony Hall, Boston, the Knitting Factory and the Village Gate (NYC), the National Gallery of Art (DC), the Left Bank Jazz Society (MD), the Berlin Jazz Festival (Germany), and the Baja State Theater (Mexico).  His musical credits also include recordings with George Russell’s Living Time Orchestra (Blue Note) and Baird Hersey & the Year of the Ear (Arista/Novus), and appearances with Gil Evans, Howard McGhee, Sam Rivers, and Claudio Roditi, among others.  Harvey has received commissions from the Meet the Composer/Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Commissioning Program, the 15th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert, FiLmprov, the MIT Sesquicentennial Celebration, and others.  In 2015, Harvey was named Boston Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association, one of 24 jazz advocates/activists recognized nationally.  Dr. Harvey teaches jazz studies and composition at MIT.

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JazzFest Falmouth 2016 - Jazz Stroll

09-30-2016

Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Peg Noonan Park, Falmouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 30 @ 6:00pm
JazzFest Falmouth is 10 days of talks and concerts and fun around Falmouth in late September and early October. The highlights are the Friday night Stroll on September 30 and the headliner Concert October 1 at Highfield Theater The Stroll is a walk [more+]
JazzFest Falmouth is 10 days of talks and concerts and fun around Falmouth in late September and early October. The highlights are the Friday night Stroll on September 30 and the headliner Concert October 1 at Highfield Theater The Stroll is a walk from place to place to hear a diverse range of Jazz styles presented by some of the best. The headliner concert brings jazz greats from around the country. This year the concert features five-time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson, always a hit at Scullers in Boston and the Blue Note in New York. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Root Vibration

09-30-2016

Presented by The Middle Gray at The Middle Gray, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 30 @ 7:00pm
Fusing jazz sensibility, pop palatability and middle-eastern zest, Root Vibration is a new Boston-based trio that will intrigue the ear and soothe the soul. Israel-born Rinat Tregerman lends her heart-thawing dexterity on piano, Sagit Zilberman [more+]
Fusing jazz sensibility, pop palatability and middle-eastern zest, Root Vibration is a new Boston-based trio that will intrigue the ear and soothe the soul. Israel-born Rinat Tregerman lends her heart-thawing dexterity on piano, Sagit Zilberman brings liquid lyricism on saxophone and Allegra Cramer entwines voice and harp in a marriage of feeling. Join us for an evening of original music, re-imagined covers and all-around good vibes! [less-]
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Twobadours on the Run: David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon

09-30-2016

Presented by The Red Room @ Cafe 939 at The Red Room @ Cafe 939, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 30 @ 8:00pm
David Ryan Harris, who is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album Lightyears in the fall of 2015. The soulful, 11-track album includes [more+]
David Ryan Harris, who is internationally recognized for playing guitar and singing in John Mayer’s band (2004-2012), released his fourth full-length album Lightyears in the fall of 2015. The soulful, 11-track album includes co-writes with Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Tyler Lyle, as well as guest appearances by John Mayer, Indie.Arie, and Nikka Costa. Harris began his music career in 1991 when he cofounded the band Follow For Now, but in 1997 he embarked on his journey as a solo artist when he signed with Columbia Records and released his first self-titled record. He has since had the pleasure of writing with, playing with and/or producing artists from Dave Matthews, Cassandra Wilson, Santana, Marc Broussard, and Guy Sebastian. Harris will release his next album in September 2016. Gabe Dixon released his sophomore solo album Turns to Gold on April 8, marking his first official collection as an independent artist, put out on his own Rolling Ball Records. Turns to Gold is currently featured in Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, American Songwriter, and more. Gabe's songs have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, the CW, and more, and his song “Find My Way” served as the song for the opening credits for the box office hit The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock. He has appeared twice on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, as well as The Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Last Call with Carson Daly. Admission: $15 in advance / $18 general admission [less-]
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JazzFest Falmouth 2016 - Karrin Allyson - Headliner Concert

10-01-2016

Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Theater, Falmouth
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 7:30pm
Five Time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson to Headline JazzFest Falmouth Bringing the Best of Jazz to the Cape In 2014 Karrin was featured as solo vocalist in the Newport - Now 60 Tour which played in thirty cities across the US and Canada [more+]
Five Time Grammy Nominee Karrin Allyson to Headline JazzFest Falmouth Bringing the Best of Jazz to the Cape In 2014 Karrin was featured as solo vocalist in the Newport - Now 60 Tour which played in thirty cities across the US and Canada before concluding the 2014 Newport Festival. Among musicians, Karrin is known as a great bandleader and one of the deep pleasures of the current scene is listening to her highly developed interplay with her bandmates. It sounds so effortless, but it conceals a deep musical sophistication. It’s one of Karrin’s great achievements - the result of working over the years with an ensemble of fearless and powerfully committed jazz virtuosi.     [less-]
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Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia

10-01-2016

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 7:30pm
This co-bill features two outstanding musicians with Massachusetts roots, a love of the blues, and a deep interest in social justice. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic [more+]
This co-bill features two outstanding musicians with Massachusetts roots, a love of the blues, and a deep interest in social justice. Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime.  Jon grew up in Haverhill and discovered his love of American roots music and songwriting while in high school.. He headed south to North Carolina to study American History at Duke University and learned the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band. Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, and tunes that will move both your heart and hips. Raised in Revere, Danielle was raised on a variety of popular music, from her parent's Motown records to the classic rock influences like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.  On her latest album "Glory Junkies" she's joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots - Rockin' Blues with Dwight & Nicole

10-01-2016

Presented by gimmeLIVE at The Larcom Theatre, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 8:00pm
Victor Wainwright doesn't do his regular show at the Larcom. Oh, no. When Victor's in the house he cozies up to the audience and sings without a mic WATCH VIDEO then let's it loose [more+]
Victor Wainwright doesn't do his regular show at the Larcom. Oh, no. When Victor's in the house he cozies up to the audience and sings without a mic WATCH VIDEO then let's it loose and brings them to their feet! WATCH VIDEO We'll welcome Victor back to Beverly and congratulate him on his new awards like only an intimate, listening crowd can! Every Victor Wainwright concert is a unique, powerful experience -- and this one is guaranteed to shoot your spirit through the roof!
Blues Music Award Winner
2016 BB KING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
2016 BAND OF THE YEAR
2013 & 2014 PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2015 "BOOM TOWN" BILLBOARD TOP 10 #5
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An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

10-01-2016

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 8:00pm
Ronnie Earl, Guitar Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 in Memphis.  He has served as an Associate Professor [more+]
Ronnie Earl, Guitar Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a three time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year, most recently receiving the award on May 8, 2014 in Memphis.  He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut. In 1995 Ronnie released Ronnie Earl: Blues Guitar with Soul, an instructional VHS tape that was then rereleased in DVD format in 2005. Earl’s discography includes acclaimed albums on Stony Plain Records, Black Top, Bullseye Blues, Verve, and Telarc.  His 1996 Bullseye Blues release, Grateful Heart: Blues and Ballads, won Downbeat Magazine’s Blues Album of the Year, and in 2004 Earl’s Hey José won the Best Blues/R&B Song at the 3rd Annual Independent Music Awards.  In 2014, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters celebrated 26 years as a band. The last three releases by Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Spread the Love (2010), Just for Today (2013), and Good News (2014), all debuted on the top ten Billboard Blues charts and received wide critical acclaim. Ronnie Earl has played alongside such legends as Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Earl King, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells,  Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band and many others, including, B.B. King, who said about Ronnie, “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud.” Dave Limina, Hammond B3 and piano Dave Limina is a Professor in the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music, where he received the Most Valuable Contribution to the Performance Curriculum Award in 2001 for his work in creating and developing the Hammond organ program.  As a keyboardist, composer, and arranger, Dave has performed with Gloria Estefan, Duke Robillard, Courage Brothers,  Mark Murphy, Lori McKenna, Mighty Sam McClain,  Kenny Neal, Catie Curtis, Freedy Johnston, Martha Reeves, Brooke Benton, Toy Caldwell, Felix Cavalieri, Steve Forbert, and The RB Funkestra with Fred Wesley and Eric Krasno. Also Grammy winning songwriters, Robert Lee Castleman, Gary Nicholson, Paula Cole, Mark Walker and Steve Leslie. He has been the keyboardist/conductor for the first national touring company of the Broadway musical Rent.  He received Boston Music Award nominations for his work with Courage Brothers, Ronnie Earl, and Mighty Sam McClain. He played keyboards on Michelle Willson’s Wake Up Call, which was a Boston Music Awards winner in 2001 for “Best Blues Album”.  He is the author of “Hammond Organ Complete” (Hal Leonard), and the instructional video/DVD “Accelerate Your Keyboard Playing” (Rittor Music). Lorne Entress, Drummer/Producer A long-time Broadcaster and veteran of the New England music scene, Lorne Entress has provided the backbeat for many an artist including Big Al Anderson, Junior Wells, Freedy Johnston, Susan Tedeschi, Junior Watson, Ellis Paul,  Charlie Musselwhite, Nicole Nelson, Erin McKeown, Henry Butler, Johnny Adams, Mighty Sam McClain, Vance Gilbert and many others.  In addition to producing the Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters CD Hope Radio, Lorne has also produced numerous records for other artists including Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Hayley Reardon, and Catie Curtis. Jim Mouradian, Bass Jim Mouradian has been a member of Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters since 2000.  Jimmy grew up immersed in a family of classically trained musicians, picked up a bass in junior high and has been playing ever since.  He is also a legendary luthier, who has designed his own line of Mouradian guitars, and handles every guitar he works on with meticulous detail. He and his son, Jon, operate Mouradian Guitar in Winchester, MA, where they are known as “guitar gods” and “guitar repair wizards,” although Jimmy insists that his favorite role is that of being a dad and grandfather. [less-]
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The Hot Sardines

10-01-2016

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 01 @ 8:00pm
Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis [more+]
Fusing musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, The Hot Sardines transforms songs from another era into pop music for this century. Its sound is steeped in hot, foot-stomping jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Fats Waller used to make. Bandleader and pianist Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer Elizabeth Bougerol are joined by a blustery brass lineup, a powerhouse rhythm section led by a stride-piano virtuoso, and their very own tap dancer. “Unforgettably wild . . . consistently electrifying.”—PopMatters [less-]
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The Fernando Huergo Trio

10-04-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 04 @ 7:30pm
The Fernando Huergo Trio with Fernando on bass, Gilson Schachnik on piano, and Steve Langone on drums.
The Fernando Huergo Trio with Fernando on bass, Gilson Schachnik on piano, and Steve Langone on drums. [less-]
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Streams of Expression and Love—Joe Lovano Celebrates Gunther Schuller at MIT

10-04-2016

Presented by Arts at MIT at Killian Hall at MIT, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 04 @ 8:00pm
In addition to performing music from Rush Hour as a quartet (with vocal-jazz great Judi Silvano, Boston-bassist and MIT Affiliated Artist Keala Kaumeheiwa and MIT Director of Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Fred Harris, drums) Lovano [more+]
In addition to performing music from Rush Hour as a quartet (with vocal-jazz great Judi Silvano, Boston-bassist and MIT Affiliated Artist Keala Kaumeheiwa and MIT Director of Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Fred Harris, drums) Lovano will also perform MIT composer and Professor of Music Peter Child’s Moonsculptures, an attractive Third Stream influenced composition for tenor saxophone, violin, and piano. Violinist and Schuller devotee Young-Nam Kim (Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota), Affiliated Artist and Collaborative Pianist at MIT Eileen Huang, and cellist Katherine McShane join Lovano. Other chamber works by Child and Harris round out the program performed by Kim and his son Daniel Kim, new violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. One of Schuller’s closest friends and perhaps greatest advocate, the legendary Third Stream pianist and educator Ran Blake (New England Conservatory) will make a very special solo guest appearance on the program. [less-]
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Open Mic Night at Starbucks in Winchester

10-06-2016

Presented by Winchester Community Music School at Starbucks, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 7:00pm
Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester [more+]
Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. For more information, call 781-721-2950 or visit www.winchestermusic.org. [less-]
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MANDY HARVEY

10-06-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 8:00pm
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder, and left the program. She pursued several [more+]
Mandy Harvey is a deaf American singer-songwriter. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006-2007 at age eighteen due to a neurological disorder, and left the program. She pursued several career options, including education, but returned to music in 2008. Though her hearing loss is profound, her timing, pitch and passion are perfect. Mandy’s music has begun to attract the attention of those around the world, adding to her message of hope, dream and believe. For instance, CNN’s Great Big Story captured over 6 million hits on social media, Burt’s Bees signed her up for their remarkable women campaign, NBC Nightly News profiled her, and she has started performing at the worlds most prestigious clubs, concert stages and festivals around the country. “From the first note, Mandy Harvey tames her audience into stunned appreciation as she glides pitch-perfect from breathy jazz standard to growling blues…. At show’s end the audience is on its feet. Some know the secret. Harvey has not heard any of it – not the applause, not the talent of the musicians who shared the stage, not her own incredible voice.” – Los Angeles Times [less-]
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The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6: The Summit Tour

10-06-2016

Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 8:00pm
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 have begun a special collaboration with their The Summit Tour. Both of these legendary acts have 10 Grammy Awards to their credit, amongst a host of other recognitions. Each will perform a set, culminating with a [more+]
The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 have begun a special collaboration with their The Summit Tour. Both of these legendary acts have 10 Grammy Awards to their credit, amongst a host of other recognitions. Each will perform a set, culminating with a duet featuring the tightest harmonies known in the music business as well as in innovative arrangements and funky grooves. The Manhattan Transfer marks the 40th anniversary of its debut recording this year while Take 6 celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The Manhattan Transfer remains a cornerstone for great jazz and pop hits that earned them induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Take 6 has been recognized as the quintessential a capella group in virtually every genre. They were inducted last year into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, from whom they have received 10 Dove Awards in addition to their Soul Train Music Award, BRE (Black Radio Exclusive) Vocal Group of the Year, and more. [less-]
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Nate Aronow Nextet Live at Ryles

10-06-2016

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 8:30pm
The Nextet brings its exciting brand of original fusion, contemporary jazz, funk and latin back to the Ryles stage.  A combination of very cool writing and arranging, along with some of the best rhythm and horn players in the Hub together create a [more+]
The Nextet brings its exciting brand of original fusion, contemporary jazz, funk and latin back to the Ryles stage.  A combination of very cool writing and arranging, along with some of the best rhythm and horn players in the Hub together create a highly entertaining show with a ton of musical depth and many unexpected musical twists and turns, not to mention a bit of humor and a touch of attitude.  Nate on keyboards and vocals, Doug Sondak on sax and flute, Stan Johnson on trumpet, Craig Hlady on guitar, Dave Mercure on bass and Brendan Byrnes on drums. [less-]
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Leyla McCalla Trio

10-07-2016

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at The Rockwell, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 7:00pm
Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music as well as American jazz and folk, Leyla McCalla’s unique sound is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. It vibrates with three centuries of history yet also feels strikingly [more+]
Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun, and Haitian music as well as American jazz and folk, Leyla McCalla’s unique sound is at once earthy, elegant, soulful, and witty. It vibrates with three centuries of history yet also feels strikingly fresh, distinctive, and contemporary. McCalla sings in French, Haitian Creole, and English and plays cello, tenor banjo, and guitar. She’ll be joined by Daniel Tremblay on banjo, guitar, and vocals and Free Feral on viola and vocals. [less-]
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Dylan Jack Quartet

10-07-2016

Presented by HelmetCat Music at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 8:00pm
The Dylan Jack Quartet features original music and free improvisations with some of the best players in New England. With improvisation as their focus, they explore both modern classical and jazz traditions creating a unique balance of the composed [more+]
The Dylan Jack Quartet features original music and free improvisations with some of the best players in New England. With improvisation as their focus, they explore both modern classical and jazz traditions creating a unique balance of the composed and spontaneous. Featuring Eric Hofbauer - Guitar; Todd Brunel - Clarinets; Tony Leva - Bass; Dylan Jack - Drums. [less-]
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