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Hyde Park Jazz Festival

07-23-2016

Presented by Hyde Park Main Streets at Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 23 @ 3:00pm
The free festival will feature the finest in local jazz including performances by The Jason Palmer Quintet, MIXCLA + 1 featuring Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Alonso Blanco/Daniel Ian Smith Group, and Ron Reid's Precious Metals Project.
The free festival will feature the finest in local jazz including performances by The Jason Palmer Quintet, MIXCLA + 1 featuring Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Alonso Blanco/Daniel Ian Smith Group, and Ron Reid's Precious Metals Project. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Local Revue Points Up Cultural Diversity through Music and Dance

07-23-2016

Presented by Song Caravan LLC at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 23 @ 8:00pm
Arlington, MA—On July 23, 2016, beginning at 8:00PM, audience members sitting in the Regent Theatre, in Arlington, MA, will get to experience something a little
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Arlington, MA—On July 23, 2016, beginning at 8:00PM, audience members sitting in the Regent Theatre, in Arlington, MA, will get to experience something a little different, an audio and visual experience produced by Song Caravan, LLC, entitled, “Midsummer Colors of Jazz: A night of Song, Musicianship, and Dance.” This event is meant to “tickle the imagination, to soothe the spirit, to alternatively create laughter, and ultimately, to inspire the audience,” says Denise “Red” Randall, event creator and one of the event’s producers. “Midsummer Colors is more than just a jazz concert–it’s an assembly of nearly 30 creative artists and masters of their craft who will be playing Cuban, Brazilian, classic jazz, and other contemporary music and performing a variety of dance styles ranging from modern and jazz dance to Yoruba and freestyle gypsy. This revue is a true melting pot of cultural, simultaneous exhibitions of music and dance,” Randall said. Among the musical groups performing are the Craig Hlady Ensemble, the Dave Ramsay Trio, Vincente Lebron and Friends, and the Jamie Stewardson Group, and these bands will collaborate on songs throughout the night. Denise “Red” Randall will sing with each of the bands as well. Special guest artist,Anita Coelho, a Latin and Brazilian singer will also grace the stage. Dancers will be collaborating during these performances as well. In addition to music and dance, there will be a poetry reading by Midsummer Colors’ host and producer, DJ Bonnie Johnson of WICN. There is some light- hearted comedy planned for the evening as well. Producers also mentioned that while the performers represent a great diversity on the multicultural spectrum, all of them live locally, in Massachusetts. “We think that the people that get to experience this event are going to leave feeling a rejuvenating, deep connection to each other,” said Randall, “and possibly have more faith in their own dreams.” General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Preferred seating tickets are $27.50 for adults and $22.50 for students. A limited number of front “rows” VIP tickets will be available for $40.00. More information about this all-ages event, including the program, list of performers, and directions to the Regent Theatre can be found on the Song Caravan website, SongAndDanceRevues.com. Tickets can be purchased through RegentTheatre.com.
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Sunday Jazz Brunch @ L'Aroma

07-24-2016

Presented by L'Aroma Cafe at L'Aroma Cafe, West Newton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 24 @ 11:00am
Join Roberto & Kathryn 11am - 1pm for their Sunday Jazz Brunch at the fabulous L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton.  R&K will be serving up some tasty jazz standards and spicy originals while L'Aroma dishes out their incredible cafe menu, so be [more+]
Join Roberto & Kathryn 11am - 1pm for their Sunday Jazz Brunch at the fabulous L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton.  R&K will be serving up some tasty jazz standards and spicy originals while L'Aroma dishes out their incredible cafe menu, so be sure to bring an appetite and ENJOY!!! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz on the Porch - Lydia Harrell

07-24-2016

Presented by Boston Harbor Now at Spectacle Island, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 24 @ 1:00pm
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Lydia Harrell is a jazz/soul singer and songwriter in the Boston area. It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry [more+]
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Lydia Harrell is a jazz/soul singer and songwriter in the Boston area. 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 - James Dozet [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joel Press featured with The Joe Hunt Jazz Group

07-24-2016

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 24 @ 8:30pm
A modern jazz concert of jazz standards and well know American songs played by legendary jazz tenor saxophonist, Joel Press featured with the Joe Hunt group: Yuka Hamano Hunt, piano/voice, Michael Harrist, bass, and Joe Hunt, drums.
A modern jazz concert of jazz standards and well know American songs played by legendary jazz tenor saxophonist, Joel Press featured with the Joe Hunt group: Yuka Hamano Hunt, piano/voice, Michael Harrist, bass, and Joe Hunt, drums. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Ryan Carraher Group at Outpost 186

07-25-2016

Presented by Ryan Carraher at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 25 @ 8:30pm
The Ryan Carraher Group performs at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA on July 25th! Come out and hear music from my debut jazz record "Vocturnal" as well as some brand new tunes! Be sure to stop by for a night of good music and good [more+]
The Ryan Carraher Group performs at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA on July 25th! Come out and hear music from my debut jazz record "Vocturnal" as well as some brand new tunes! Be sure to stop by for a night of good music and good people!

Tickets are $10. They are available at the door or you can buy them in advance through me by emailing me here: ryancarraher1@gmail.com

Listen to "Vocturnal": https://ryancarraher.bandcamp.com/releases

Read reviews about "Vocturnal": http://www.ryancarraher.com/#!testimonials/cd1b

The band:
Ryan Carraher-Guitar
Brandon Wilkins: Saxophones
Steve Wilkinson: Drums
Evan Waaramaa: Keys
Greg Toro: Bass

Directions: Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11. Big ‘186’ on R side of building. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

Ryan Carraher is a 22-year old guitarist, composer and educator with a unique improvisational and compositional approach. He has a degree in guitar performance from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston and is the recipient of the Berklee guitar department achievement award.

Ryan started his musical journey at the age of eleven, and two years later began playing live. His musical goal is to create honest, contemporary sounds that are illuminating, captivating and recreate the massive epiphany one experiences whilst hearing music for the first time.

He has played with many notable artists including: Allan Holdsworth, Adam Holzman, Jimmy Heath, Leslie West, Grand Funk Railroad, Pete Best, Joe Lynn Turner, Adrian Belew, Ours, George Thorogood, Paul Rodgers, The Fab Faux, John Wetton, and Napoleon Murphy Brock. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Alex Snydman Trio

07-26-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 26 @ 7:30pm
The Alex Snydman Trio with Alex on drums, Keelan Dimick on piano, and Jonathan Richards on bass.
The Alex Snydman Trio with Alex on drums, Keelan Dimick on piano, and Jonathan Richards on bass. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

07-26-2016

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 26 @ 8:00pm

Femi Kuti will be performing alongside his band, The Positive Force at the Brighton Music Hall as part of the ongoing Fenway Recording Sessions.  The Brighton Beat and DJ Carbo will also be performing.  

Femi Kuti will be performing alongside his band, The Positive Force at the Brighton Music Hall as part of the ongoing Fenway Recording Sessions.  The Brighton Beat and DJ Carbo will also be performing.  

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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

AERONAUT Allston

08-31-2016

Presented by AERONAUT at AERONAUT Allston, Allston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 27 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 10 @ 5:00pm + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Aug 17 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 24 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 31 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

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

Harborwalk Sounds: Selah Poitier

07-28-2016

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00pm
Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier combines deep expressive vocals with an eclectic range of genres from modern jazz and neo soul, to hip-hop and R&B, to blues and funk, with some gospel, Afropop and reggae for good measure. Her measured [more+]
Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier combines deep expressive vocals with an eclectic range of genres from modern jazz and neo soul, to hip-hop and R&B, to blues and funk, with some gospel, Afropop and reggae for good measure. Her measured vocals and sassy lyrics, backed by beautiful harmony and a clear comfort with the upright bass, make her ballads irresistible. Poitier cities influences from Lauryn Hill to Amy Winehouse to Esperanza Spalding, and it’s easy to find all of these fierce women in her sound. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Gian Carlo Buscaglia Concert

07-28-2016

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force at Blessed Sacrament Church Building Plaza, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00pm
Join Hyde Square Task Force for the gorgeous crooning of Gian Carlo Buscaglia. He performs a mix of salsa, latin-jazz, and nueva trova. This event is free and open to the public!
Join Hyde Square Task Force for the gorgeous crooning of Gian Carlo Buscaglia. He performs a mix of salsa, latin-jazz, and nueva trova. This event is free and open to the public! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Django Festival All-Stars

07-29-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 29 @ 8:00pm Fri, Jul 29 @ 10:00pm
"Django Reinhardt's original jazz inspiration was Louis Armstrong, and his closest American counterpart was Art Tatum. Like both, Reinhardt's greatest gift was turning sheer virtuosity into exuberant showmanship. It wasn't just that he could leave a [more+]
"Django Reinhardt's original jazz inspiration was Louis Armstrong, and his closest American counterpart was Art Tatum. Like both, Reinhardt's greatest gift was turning sheer virtuosity into exuberant showmanship. It wasn't just that he could leave a crowd breathless with a dazzling run along the guitar neck, but that his remarkable sense of composition and context could command an audience's attention. Like Armstrong, Django held the crowd like a magnet. Now, imagine a stage filled with six contemporary Reinhardt descendants, and you'll get a sense that the collective talent pool on the bandstand is larger than the Arc de Triomphe." - Will Friewald
"The Django Festival All-Stars carry on the legacy of the great 'gypsy' guitarist Django Reinhardt - hot jazz at its best! Its star, Dorado Schmitt, from the Lorraine region of France, is a gypsy legend in the true style of Django. The band grew out of the very successful Django Reinhardt Festival with its home at Birdland in New York City and major tours across the country." - LA Times
Samson Schmitt, Lead Guitar
Ludovic Beier, Accordian and Accoardina
Pierre Blanchard, Violin
DouDou Cuillerier, Rhythm Guitar and Scat Singing
Antonio Licusati, bass [less-]
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Lizz Wright

07-29-2016

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 29 @ 8:00pm
Ms. Wright burst onto the scene in 2003 with her head-turning debut Salt, which announced to the world the presence of a sparkling new voice. Prior to her debut, she had cultivated her style through a childhood in the church singing [more+]
Ms. Wright burst onto the scene in 2003 with her head-turning debut Salt, which announced to the world the presence of a sparkling new voice. Prior to her debut, she had cultivated her style through a childhood in the church singing gospel, and later studying music at Georgia State. In Atlanta, she joined the popular vocal group In the Spirit and was soon being recognized throughout the country for her powerful voice and presence. A record deal with the famed Verve Records soon followed.
“Lizz Wright’s voice [is] a smooth, dark alto possessed of qualities you might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather” – New York Times [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Nextet Duo at the Middle East Corner Jazz Lunch

09-24-2016

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at Middle East Corner Bar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 30 @ 1:00pm Sat, Aug 27 @ 1:00pm Sat, Sep 24 @ 1:00pm
Two key members of the Nate Aronow Nextet, a.k.a. the Nate n’ Dave Dynamic Duo entertain at the Middle East Corner Bar.  Nate at the keys, Dave on Bass and they perform groovey and pleasant jazz and R&B while you enjoy delicious brunch or [more+]
Two key members of the Nate Aronow Nextet, a.k.a. the Nate n’ Dave Dynamic Duo entertain at the Middle East Corner Bar.  Nate at the keys, Dave on Bass and they perform groovey and pleasant jazz and R&B while you enjoy delicious brunch or lunch fair from the Middle East’s Zuzu restaurant.  Music from 1-3pm, and no cover charge!  Middle Eastern or American items on the menu and very reasonably priced, and a full bar.  Right in the middle of the hippest place in Cambridge – Central Square! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

25th Woods Hole Film Festival

08-06-2016

Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Old Woods Hole Fire Station, Woods Hole
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 30 @ 5:00pm Sun, Jul 31 @ 1:30pm Mon, Aug 01 @ 1:00pm + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 02 @ 3:00pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 1:00pm Thu, Aug 04 @ 5:00pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 2:00pm Sat, Aug 06 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

When the lights go down in Redfield Auditorium on Saturday, July 30, it will mark the kick-off of the 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the islands. The festival champions emerging and [more+]
When the lights go down in Redfield Auditorium on Saturday, July 30, it will mark the kick-off of the 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the islands. The festival champions emerging and independent filmmakers from New England—especially Cape Cod and the islands—many of whom return with their subsequent films year after year. To commemorate its silver anniversary and in conjunction with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the festival recently upgraded the screening capability at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium with a new screen, a digital cinema projector, and a 7:1 surround sound system. The Marine Biological Laboratory also upgraded Lillie Auditorium with new projection and sound, and venue partner Falmouth Academy recently broke ground for a new performing arts center to be completed in 2017. Together these improvements will create an exceptional film-going experience on Cape Cod for both filmmakers and audience members for years to come. Starting in 1991 with an hour of five short films curated by Judy Laster and award-winning filmmaker Kate Davis (both of whom spent childhood summers together in Woods Hole) the festival now shows more than 130 films—narrative and documentary feature length and short films, including a fair amount of animation— over 8 days, in addition to holding workshops, master classes, and panel discussions led by established filmmakers, many of whom participate in the Filmmaker-in-Residence program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Besides celebrating 25 years, this year’s program is notable for the number of films from outside the US (more than 30 countries), as well as those made by women (more than a third), mirroring the trend found at many major festivals this year, such as Tribeca and Cannes. With five screening venues, most of which are within walking distance of one another, filmmakers and audiences from around the world have the opportunity to not only convene, but also to have real conversations with one another. There are comedies, dramas, documentaries, and animation about all manner of things: food, the environment, sports, coming-of-age, politics, the sea, history, music, the military, LBGTQ issues, neurological conditions, war, and the war on drugs, just to name a few topics. And there are panel discussions and workshops on everything from storytelling to the process of producing documentaries. The Woods Hole Film Festival makes it all possible for you to see these stimulating and distinctive films—some of which screened at some of the world’s major film festivals, such as Sundance, Tribeca, and the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals, some by first-time filmmakers who may become the next Quentin Tarantino or Stephen Spielberg, or some mind-broadening films with unique stories—that you may never have had the chance to experience with an audience on a big screen anywhere else in the area.   [less-]
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Cambridge Jazz Festival 2016

07-31-2016

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 31 @ 12:00pm
Come join us for our 3rd annual Cambridge Jazz Festival. Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA from Noon to 6 p.m. Festival lineup Walter Beasley (pictured) Bill Pierce and Russell Malone Quartet Ron Savage Trio Nadia Washington Rebecca Cline [more+]
Come join us for our 3rd annual Cambridge Jazz Festival. Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA from Noon to 6 p.m. Festival lineup Walter Beasley (pictured) Bill Pierce and Russell Malone Quartet Ron Savage Trio Nadia Washington Rebecca Cline Trio Afro-Latin Blend Ensemble [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz on the Porch - a l e a

07-31-2016

Presented by Boston Harbor Now at Spectacle Island, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 31 @ 1:00pm
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. a l e a is the stage name for Maria Alejandra Jimenez, a Colombian singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by the culture [more+]
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. a l e a is the stage name for Maria Alejandra Jimenez, a Colombian singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by the culture and festivities of the indigenous communities that surrounded her growing up. She joins us as part of the Berklee College of Music Summer in the City music series. 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 - James Dozet [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Teaseday Club

08-02-2016

Presented by Boston BeauTease at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:15pm
Elegant, eclectic, and esoteric, The Teaseday Club was created to answer that burning question "What the heck is there to do on a Tuesday night in Somerville?" Each month, The Teaseday Club plays host to burlesquers, sideshow [more+]
Elegant, eclectic, and esoteric, The Teaseday Club was created to answer that burning question "What the heck is there to do on a Tuesday night in Somerville?" Each month, The Teaseday Club plays host to burlesquers, sideshow performers, lounge singers, belly dancers, magicians, weirdos, wackos, and wonder-makers. Join us the first Tuesday of every month for a surprising soiree of the best acts in New England!
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Brian Zeger Returns with Imani

08-02-2016

Presented by Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:30pm
Program:              Scott :  Startin’ Something (2012) Ravel:  Four Movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin (1924-1917). Arranged by Mason [more+]
Program:              Scott :  Startin’ Something (2012) Ravel:  Four Movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin (1924-1917). Arranged by Mason Jones) Poulenc:  Sextuor for Piano and Winds, FP 100 Hillborg:  Six Pieces for Wind Quintet (2007) Shifrin:  La nouvelle Orleans Zarvos:  Quase Choro from Changes – Sextet for Winds and Piano (2003) The second of two concerts for the Festival features former Artistic Director Brian Zeger and the second CCCMF appearance of the Imani Winds.  Come hear why our Provincetown audience raved and cheered following the Imani’s performance last season.  Music ranges from Ravel and Poulenc to jazz and works written especially for the quintet. [less-]
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The Evanfall Quartet

08-02-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:30pm
The Evanfall Quartet with Brad Hallen on bass, Joe Barbato on piano, Mark Earley on tenor sax, and Jurek Glod on drums.  
The Evanfall Quartet with Brad Hallen on bass, Joe Barbato on piano, Mark Earley on tenor sax, and Jurek Glod on drums.   [less-]
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Hyde Park Jazz Festival

07-23-2016

Presented by Hyde Park Main Streets at Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 23 @ 3:00pm
The free festival will feature the finest in local jazz including performances by The Jason Palmer Quintet, MIXCLA + 1 featuring Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Alonso Blanco/Daniel Ian Smith Group, and Ron Reid's Precious Metals Project.
The free festival will feature the finest in local jazz including performances by The Jason Palmer Quintet, MIXCLA + 1 featuring Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Alonso Blanco/Daniel Ian Smith Group, and Ron Reid's Precious Metals Project. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Local Revue Points Up Cultural Diversity through Music and Dance

07-23-2016

Presented by Song Caravan LLC at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 23 @ 8:00pm
Arlington, MA—On July 23, 2016, beginning at 8:00PM, audience members sitting in the Regent Theatre, in Arlington, MA, will get to experience something a little
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Arlington, MA—On July 23, 2016, beginning at 8:00PM, audience members sitting in the Regent Theatre, in Arlington, MA, will get to experience something a little different, an audio and visual experience produced by Song Caravan, LLC, entitled, “Midsummer Colors of Jazz: A night of Song, Musicianship, and Dance.” This event is meant to “tickle the imagination, to soothe the spirit, to alternatively create laughter, and ultimately, to inspire the audience,” says Denise “Red” Randall, event creator and one of the event’s producers. “Midsummer Colors is more than just a jazz concert–it’s an assembly of nearly 30 creative artists and masters of their craft who will be playing Cuban, Brazilian, classic jazz, and other contemporary music and performing a variety of dance styles ranging from modern and jazz dance to Yoruba and freestyle gypsy. This revue is a true melting pot of cultural, simultaneous exhibitions of music and dance,” Randall said. Among the musical groups performing are the Craig Hlady Ensemble, the Dave Ramsay Trio, Vincente Lebron and Friends, and the Jamie Stewardson Group, and these bands will collaborate on songs throughout the night. Denise “Red” Randall will sing with each of the bands as well. Special guest artist,Anita Coelho, a Latin and Brazilian singer will also grace the stage. Dancers will be collaborating during these performances as well. In addition to music and dance, there will be a poetry reading by Midsummer Colors’ host and producer, DJ Bonnie Johnson of WICN. There is some light- hearted comedy planned for the evening as well. Producers also mentioned that while the performers represent a great diversity on the multicultural spectrum, all of them live locally, in Massachusetts. “We think that the people that get to experience this event are going to leave feeling a rejuvenating, deep connection to each other,” said Randall, “and possibly have more faith in their own dreams.” General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students. Preferred seating tickets are $27.50 for adults and $22.50 for students. A limited number of front “rows” VIP tickets will be available for $40.00. More information about this all-ages event, including the program, list of performers, and directions to the Regent Theatre can be found on the Song Caravan website, SongAndDanceRevues.com. Tickets can be purchased through RegentTheatre.com.
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Sunday Jazz Brunch @ L'Aroma

07-24-2016

Presented by L'Aroma Cafe at L'Aroma Cafe, West Newton
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 24 @ 11:00am
Join Roberto & Kathryn 11am - 1pm for their Sunday Jazz Brunch at the fabulous L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton.  R&K will be serving up some tasty jazz standards and spicy originals while L'Aroma dishes out their incredible cafe menu, so be [more+]
Join Roberto & Kathryn 11am - 1pm for their Sunday Jazz Brunch at the fabulous L'Aroma Cafe in West Newton.  R&K will be serving up some tasty jazz standards and spicy originals while L'Aroma dishes out their incredible cafe menu, so be sure to bring an appetite and ENJOY!!! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz on the Porch - Lydia Harrell

07-24-2016

Presented by Boston Harbor Now at Spectacle Island, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 24 @ 1:00pm
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Lydia Harrell is a jazz/soul singer and songwriter in the Boston area. It is recommended that you take the 11:30am ferry [more+]
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. Lydia Harrell is a jazz/soul singer and songwriter in the Boston area. 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 - James Dozet [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joel Press featured with The Joe Hunt Jazz Group

07-24-2016

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 24 @ 8:30pm
A modern jazz concert of jazz standards and well know American songs played by legendary jazz tenor saxophonist, Joel Press featured with the Joe Hunt group: Yuka Hamano Hunt, piano/voice, Michael Harrist, bass, and Joe Hunt, drums.
A modern jazz concert of jazz standards and well know American songs played by legendary jazz tenor saxophonist, Joel Press featured with the Joe Hunt group: Yuka Hamano Hunt, piano/voice, Michael Harrist, bass, and Joe Hunt, drums. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Ryan Carraher Group at Outpost 186

07-25-2016

Presented by Ryan Carraher at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Jul 25 @ 8:30pm
The Ryan Carraher Group performs at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA on July 25th! Come out and hear music from my debut jazz record "Vocturnal" as well as some brand new tunes! Be sure to stop by for a night of good music and good [more+]
The Ryan Carraher Group performs at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA on July 25th! Come out and hear music from my debut jazz record "Vocturnal" as well as some brand new tunes! Be sure to stop by for a night of good music and good people!

Tickets are $10. They are available at the door or you can buy them in advance through me by emailing me here: ryancarraher1@gmail.com

Listen to "Vocturnal": https://ryancarraher.bandcamp.com/releases

Read reviews about "Vocturnal": http://www.ryancarraher.com/#!testimonials/cd1b

The band:
Ryan Carraher-Guitar
Brandon Wilkins: Saxophones
Steve Wilkinson: Drums
Evan Waaramaa: Keys
Greg Toro: Bass

Directions: Near cr. Prospect, opposite Hess gas, behind 7-11. Big ‘186’ on R side of building. Follow walk at Left to gallery, REAR.

Ryan Carraher is a 22-year old guitarist, composer and educator with a unique improvisational and compositional approach. He has a degree in guitar performance from the esteemed Berklee College of Music in Boston and is the recipient of the Berklee guitar department achievement award.

Ryan started his musical journey at the age of eleven, and two years later began playing live. His musical goal is to create honest, contemporary sounds that are illuminating, captivating and recreate the massive epiphany one experiences whilst hearing music for the first time.

He has played with many notable artists including: Allan Holdsworth, Adam Holzman, Jimmy Heath, Leslie West, Grand Funk Railroad, Pete Best, Joe Lynn Turner, Adrian Belew, Ours, George Thorogood, Paul Rodgers, The Fab Faux, John Wetton, and Napoleon Murphy Brock. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Alex Snydman Trio

07-26-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 26 @ 7:30pm
The Alex Snydman Trio with Alex on drums, Keelan Dimick on piano, and Jonathan Richards on bass.
The Alex Snydman Trio with Alex on drums, Keelan Dimick on piano, and Jonathan Richards on bass. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force

07-26-2016

Presented by Fenway Recordings at Brighton Music Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jul 26 @ 8:00pm

Femi Kuti will be performing alongside his band, The Positive Force at the Brighton Music Hall as part of the ongoing Fenway Recording Sessions.  The Brighton Beat and DJ Carbo will also be performing.  

Femi Kuti will be performing alongside his band, The Positive Force at the Brighton Music Hall as part of the ongoing Fenway Recording Sessions.  The Brighton Beat and DJ Carbo will also be performing.  

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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

AERONAUT Allston

08-31-2016

Presented by AERONAUT at AERONAUT Allston, Allston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jul 27 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 10 @ 5:00pm + 3 more dates and times

Wed, Aug 17 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 24 @ 5:00pm Wed, Aug 31 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

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

Harborwalk Sounds: Selah Poitier

07-28-2016

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00pm
Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier combines deep expressive vocals with an eclectic range of genres from modern jazz and neo soul, to hip-hop and R&B, to blues and funk, with some gospel, Afropop and reggae for good measure. Her measured [more+]
Bahamian bassist and singer Selah Poitier combines deep expressive vocals with an eclectic range of genres from modern jazz and neo soul, to hip-hop and R&B, to blues and funk, with some gospel, Afropop and reggae for good measure. Her measured vocals and sassy lyrics, backed by beautiful harmony and a clear comfort with the upright bass, make her ballads irresistible. Poitier cities influences from Lauryn Hill to Amy Winehouse to Esperanza Spalding, and it’s easy to find all of these fierce women in her sound. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Gian Carlo Buscaglia Concert

07-28-2016

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force at Blessed Sacrament Church Building Plaza, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 28 @ 6:00pm
Join Hyde Square Task Force for the gorgeous crooning of Gian Carlo Buscaglia. He performs a mix of salsa, latin-jazz, and nueva trova. This event is free and open to the public!
Join Hyde Square Task Force for the gorgeous crooning of Gian Carlo Buscaglia. He performs a mix of salsa, latin-jazz, and nueva trova. This event is free and open to the public! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Django Festival All-Stars

07-29-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 29 @ 8:00pm Fri, Jul 29 @ 10:00pm
"Django Reinhardt's original jazz inspiration was Louis Armstrong, and his closest American counterpart was Art Tatum. Like both, Reinhardt's greatest gift was turning sheer virtuosity into exuberant showmanship. It wasn't just that he could leave a [more+]
"Django Reinhardt's original jazz inspiration was Louis Armstrong, and his closest American counterpart was Art Tatum. Like both, Reinhardt's greatest gift was turning sheer virtuosity into exuberant showmanship. It wasn't just that he could leave a crowd breathless with a dazzling run along the guitar neck, but that his remarkable sense of composition and context could command an audience's attention. Like Armstrong, Django held the crowd like a magnet. Now, imagine a stage filled with six contemporary Reinhardt descendants, and you'll get a sense that the collective talent pool on the bandstand is larger than the Arc de Triomphe." - Will Friewald
"The Django Festival All-Stars carry on the legacy of the great 'gypsy' guitarist Django Reinhardt - hot jazz at its best! Its star, Dorado Schmitt, from the Lorraine region of France, is a gypsy legend in the true style of Django. The band grew out of the very successful Django Reinhardt Festival with its home at Birdland in New York City and major tours across the country." - LA Times
Samson Schmitt, Lead Guitar
Ludovic Beier, Accordian and Accoardina
Pierre Blanchard, Violin
DouDou Cuillerier, Rhythm Guitar and Scat Singing
Antonio Licusati, bass [less-]
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Lizz Wright

07-29-2016

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 29 @ 8:00pm
Ms. Wright burst onto the scene in 2003 with her head-turning debut Salt, which announced to the world the presence of a sparkling new voice. Prior to her debut, she had cultivated her style through a childhood in the church singing [more+]
Ms. Wright burst onto the scene in 2003 with her head-turning debut Salt, which announced to the world the presence of a sparkling new voice. Prior to her debut, she had cultivated her style through a childhood in the church singing gospel, and later studying music at Georgia State. In Atlanta, she joined the popular vocal group In the Spirit and was soon being recognized throughout the country for her powerful voice and presence. A record deal with the famed Verve Records soon followed.
“Lizz Wright’s voice [is] a smooth, dark alto possessed of qualities you might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather” – New York Times [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Nextet Duo at the Middle East Corner Jazz Lunch

09-24-2016

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at Middle East Corner Bar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 30 @ 1:00pm Sat, Aug 27 @ 1:00pm Sat, Sep 24 @ 1:00pm
Two key members of the Nate Aronow Nextet, a.k.a. the Nate n’ Dave Dynamic Duo entertain at the Middle East Corner Bar.  Nate at the keys, Dave on Bass and they perform groovey and pleasant jazz and R&B while you enjoy delicious brunch or [more+]
Two key members of the Nate Aronow Nextet, a.k.a. the Nate n’ Dave Dynamic Duo entertain at the Middle East Corner Bar.  Nate at the keys, Dave on Bass and they perform groovey and pleasant jazz and R&B while you enjoy delicious brunch or lunch fair from the Middle East’s Zuzu restaurant.  Music from 1-3pm, and no cover charge!  Middle Eastern or American items on the menu and very reasonably priced, and a full bar.  Right in the middle of the hippest place in Cambridge – Central Square! [less-]
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25th Woods Hole Film Festival

08-06-2016

Presented by Woods Hole Film Festival at Old Woods Hole Fire Station, Woods Hole
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 30 @ 5:00pm Sun, Jul 31 @ 1:30pm Mon, Aug 01 @ 1:00pm + 5 more dates and times

Tue, Aug 02 @ 3:00pm Wed, Aug 03 @ 1:00pm Thu, Aug 04 @ 5:00pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 2:00pm Sat, Aug 06 @ 5:00pm - less dates and times

When the lights go down in Redfield Auditorium on Saturday, July 30, it will mark the kick-off of the 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the islands. The festival champions emerging and [more+]
When the lights go down in Redfield Auditorium on Saturday, July 30, it will mark the kick-off of the 25th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival, the oldest film festival on Cape Cod and the islands. The festival champions emerging and independent filmmakers from New England—especially Cape Cod and the islands—many of whom return with their subsequent films year after year. To commemorate its silver anniversary and in conjunction with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the festival recently upgraded the screening capability at WHOI’s Redfield Auditorium with a new screen, a digital cinema projector, and a 7:1 surround sound system. The Marine Biological Laboratory also upgraded Lillie Auditorium with new projection and sound, and venue partner Falmouth Academy recently broke ground for a new performing arts center to be completed in 2017. Together these improvements will create an exceptional film-going experience on Cape Cod for both filmmakers and audience members for years to come. Starting in 1991 with an hour of five short films curated by Judy Laster and award-winning filmmaker Kate Davis (both of whom spent childhood summers together in Woods Hole) the festival now shows more than 130 films—narrative and documentary feature length and short films, including a fair amount of animation— over 8 days, in addition to holding workshops, master classes, and panel discussions led by established filmmakers, many of whom participate in the Filmmaker-in-Residence program, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Besides celebrating 25 years, this year’s program is notable for the number of films from outside the US (more than 30 countries), as well as those made by women (more than a third), mirroring the trend found at many major festivals this year, such as Tribeca and Cannes. With five screening venues, most of which are within walking distance of one another, filmmakers and audiences from around the world have the opportunity to not only convene, but also to have real conversations with one another. There are comedies, dramas, documentaries, and animation about all manner of things: food, the environment, sports, coming-of-age, politics, the sea, history, music, the military, LBGTQ issues, neurological conditions, war, and the war on drugs, just to name a few topics. And there are panel discussions and workshops on everything from storytelling to the process of producing documentaries. The Woods Hole Film Festival makes it all possible for you to see these stimulating and distinctive films—some of which screened at some of the world’s major film festivals, such as Sundance, Tribeca, and the Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals, some by first-time filmmakers who may become the next Quentin Tarantino or Stephen Spielberg, or some mind-broadening films with unique stories—that you may never have had the chance to experience with an audience on a big screen anywhere else in the area.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Cambridge Jazz Festival 2016

07-31-2016

Presented by Cambridge Jazz Festival at Danehy Park, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 31 @ 12:00pm
Come join us for our 3rd annual Cambridge Jazz Festival. Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA from Noon to 6 p.m. Festival lineup Walter Beasley (pictured) Bill Pierce and Russell Malone Quartet Ron Savage Trio Nadia Washington Rebecca Cline [more+]
Come join us for our 3rd annual Cambridge Jazz Festival. Danehy Park, Cambridge, MA from Noon to 6 p.m. Festival lineup Walter Beasley (pictured) Bill Pierce and Russell Malone Quartet Ron Savage Trio Nadia Washington Rebecca Cline Trio Afro-Latin Blend Ensemble [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz on the Porch - a l e a

07-31-2016

Presented by Boston Harbor Now at Spectacle Island, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jul 31 @ 1:00pm
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. a l e a is the stage name for Maria Alejandra Jimenez, a Colombian singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by the culture [more+]
Relax on the porch to the sounds of jazz standards and original music performed by Boston-Area ensembles. a l e a is the stage name for Maria Alejandra Jimenez, a Colombian singer-songwriter. Her music is influenced by the culture and festivities of the indigenous communities that surrounded her growing up. She joins us as part of the Berklee College of Music Summer in the City music series. 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 - James Dozet [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Teaseday Club

08-02-2016

Presented by Boston BeauTease at Davis Square Theatre, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:15pm
Elegant, eclectic, and esoteric, The Teaseday Club was created to answer that burning question "What the heck is there to do on a Tuesday night in Somerville?" Each month, The Teaseday Club plays host to burlesquers, sideshow [more+]
Elegant, eclectic, and esoteric, The Teaseday Club was created to answer that burning question "What the heck is there to do on a Tuesday night in Somerville?" Each month, The Teaseday Club plays host to burlesquers, sideshow performers, lounge singers, belly dancers, magicians, weirdos, wackos, and wonder-makers. Join us the first Tuesday of every month for a surprising soiree of the best acts in New England!
The Teaseday Club is for audiences ages 21+. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Brian Zeger Returns with Imani

08-02-2016

Presented by Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:30pm
Program:              Scott :  Startin’ Something (2012) Ravel:  Four Movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin (1924-1917). Arranged by Mason [more+]
Program:              Scott :  Startin’ Something (2012) Ravel:  Four Movements from Le Tombeau de Couperin (1924-1917). Arranged by Mason Jones) Poulenc:  Sextuor for Piano and Winds, FP 100 Hillborg:  Six Pieces for Wind Quintet (2007) Shifrin:  La nouvelle Orleans Zarvos:  Quase Choro from Changes – Sextet for Winds and Piano (2003) The second of two concerts for the Festival features former Artistic Director Brian Zeger and the second CCCMF appearance of the Imani Winds.  Come hear why our Provincetown audience raved and cheered following the Imani’s performance last season.  Music ranges from Ravel and Poulenc to jazz and works written especially for the quintet. [less-]
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The Evanfall Quartet

08-02-2016

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Aug 02 @ 7:30pm
The Evanfall Quartet with Brad Hallen on bass, Joe Barbato on piano, Mark Earley on tenor sax, and Jurek Glod on drums.  
The Evanfall Quartet with Brad Hallen on bass, Joe Barbato on piano, Mark Earley on tenor sax, and Jurek Glod on drums.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues