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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-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

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-]
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!
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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-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

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

Summer Fun Series: Gerry Johnston, guitar

08-03-2016

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 03 @ 7:00pm
Chill out with acoustic jazz and classical pieces performed by a guitar master.  Part of the FREE Summer Fun Series at the Rogers Center for the Arts.  The performance is outdoors on our patio and lawn, so bring a blanket or lawn chair, your [more+]
Chill out with acoustic jazz and classical pieces performed by a guitar master.  Part of the FREE Summer Fun Series at the Rogers Center for the Arts.  The performance is outdoors on our patio and lawn, so bring a blanket or lawn chair, your picnic basket, and enjoy the music on the beautiful Merrimack College campus. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Joy Reo Trio

08-03-2016

Presented by Concord Colonial Inn at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 03 @ 7:30pm
Enjoy some soulful, sassy and sweet songs in the cozy ambiance of the Village Forge Tavern in Concord’s historic Colonial Inn! Vocalist Joy Reo will serve up a mix of jazz, blues, Broadway and pop tunes, accompanied by Molly Flannery (piano and [more+]
Enjoy some soulful, sassy and sweet songs in the cozy ambiance of the Village Forge Tavern in Concord’s historic Colonial Inn! Vocalist Joy Reo will serve up a mix of jazz, blues, Broadway and pop tunes, accompanied by Molly Flannery (piano and vocals) and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone, percussion and vocals). No cover charge. The restaurant offers a full bar, dinner and lighter fare. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Grupo Fantasía Concert

08-04-2016

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force at Blessed Sacrament Church Building Plaza, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 04 @ 6:00pm
Join Hyde Square Task Force for a free performance by Boston’s award-winning Grupo Fantasía, made up of musicians from all over the world who love latin music. They perform merengue, salsa, bachata, and much more on [more+]
Join Hyde Square Task Force for a free performance by Boston’s award-winning Grupo Fantasía, made up of musicians from all over the world who love latin music. They perform merengue, salsa, bachata, and much more on original, hand-made, indigenous instruments. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

ON TAP: Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase

08-05-2016

Presented by The Beantown Tapfest at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 6:00pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 8:30pm

For its seventh year, the annual Beantown Tapfest will once again bring to town an outstanding group of nationally and internationally known artists offering classes, residencies, and performances for all ages in a week-long tap

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For its seventh year, the annual Beantown Tapfest will once again bring to town an outstanding group of nationally and internationally known artists offering classes, residencies, and performances for all ages in a week-long tap celebration. The festivities culminate in two opportunities to experience tap dance live: ON TAP - Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase (Friday, Aug 5 at 6:00pm & 8:30pm at BU Dance Theatre); and Tap Jam @ Studio C, an open jam session (Saturday, Aug 6 from 9-10:30pm at Deborah Mason School of Dance).

ON TAP, the Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase, presents tap masters and emerging artists side by side in a variety of performances from riveting solos to full company pieces. At the top of the bill is the legendary Brenda Bufalino; Postmodern Jukebox’s Sarah Reich; multi-talented festival emcee Josh Hilberman; recent Boston Conservatory grad and emerging artist Ian Berg with his Boston-based company Subject:Matter; local choreographer and performer Ryan P. Casey and his newly-formed company, Off Beat; Boston tap community mainstay Sean Fielder and The Boston Tap Company; and the tap-savvy jazz trio of Paul Arslanian.

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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Natalie Dietz at the Lilypad

08-05-2016

Presented by New England Conservatory at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 7:30pm
Jazz vocalist and award-winning young composer Natalie Dietz has made a striking impression on both the US and international jazz scene in a short time, impressing both audiences and critics alike with her trademark warm, ethereal voice and [more+]
Jazz vocalist and award-winning young composer Natalie Dietz has made a striking impression on both the US and international jazz scene in a short time, impressing both audiences and critics alike with her trademark warm, ethereal voice and composing abilities. She studied at the distinguished jazz vocal program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2009 where she honed her skills in voice and composition. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music Natalie has toured Australia and New Zealand performing at renowned jazz venues to critical acclaim. On relocating to the United States to complete a Master of Music at New England Conservatory in 2014, her original music has attracted international attention. In February 2016 she was a national USA winner of ASCAP’s 2016 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Exploring the breadth of modern styles, she is quickly distinguishing herself as an innovative and multi-skilled artist. Her debut EP was recorded with esteemed New York musicians Aaron Parks, Mike Moreno, Joshua Crumbly and Justin Brown to critical acclaim. Other achievements include being the only Australian semi-finalist for the Riga Jazz Stage 2014 international jazz vocal competition and being offered a scholarship to leading music school New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Natalie was the only musician finalist in Australia’s 2015 New South Wales Creative Achievement Awards as an emerging creative talent. Fresh from winning 2016’s ASCAP’s national jazz composition award, Natalie will be performing an exciting set of new music accompanied by a stellar band of Boston based instrumentalists. An evening not to be missed! “In the clotted deluge of jazz vocals, Dietz’s offering floats to the top by virtue of its light touch and grace” – All About Jazz (USA) – 4/5 STARS “Natalie Dietz is an incredible singer with a beautiful clean and warm tone quality, in tune and a sense of space and phrasing. She’s supported by some of my favorite young lion musicians and the result is outstanding. This music absolutely needs to be heard” – Lionel Loueke “Dietz’s music is delicately fragrant and atmospheric, a new brand of jazz perfume, wafting and seeping into one’s consciousness… a new form of jazz poetry. Her own. And her voice is hypnotic” – Australian Stage, 4/5 STARS http://www.nataliedietz.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFF8CeDxZE [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Harvey Diamond Trio at the Outpost

08-05-2016

Presented by Jon Dreyer at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 8:00pm
Friday August 5 2016. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki [more+]
Friday August 5 2016. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 8:00 pm at Outpost 186, 186 ½ Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA 02139. It's about a block southeast of Ryles, around the back. The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply technical and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Harvey, a protégé of the great Lennie Tristano, has performed with Sheila Jordan, Art Farmer, Charles Neville and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio. Bassist Jon Dreyer, a student of Harvey Diamond, has become one of his closest collaborators. He also performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings, and has performed with most of the Boston jazz community, including Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. Drummer Miki Matsuki moved to the United States to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in 1996. Miki’s band received the title ‘Best of Berklee’ in 2000. Thereafter, Miki received a full scholarship to The Longy School Of Music, where she graduated with her MM and GPD in Modern American Music Performance with honors. Since then, Miki has performed and recorded in various musical settings, including performances through radio and TV broadcasting, a musical tour of Korea, and soundtrack work. Miki has performed with many great musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Darren Barrett, Frank Lacy, Cecil Brooks, Dave Bryant, Stan Strickland and many others. There will be no set list and no charts. Anything can happen. Listen to what Warne Marsh called "the spontaneous creation of beauty." [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY

08-05-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 8:00pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 10:00pm
Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the [more+]
Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country's finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues it's decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world. [less-]
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2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

08-06-2016

Presented by Blues to Green Inc. at Court Square, Springfield
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 06 @ 11:00am
On Saturday, August 6th from 11 am until 10 pm, the city of Springfield will be graced by the presence of musical legends and rising stars who will share the soulful and vibrant sounds of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. Attendees will [more+]
On Saturday, August 6th from 11 am until 10 pm, the city of Springfield will be graced by the presence of musical legends and rising stars who will share the soulful and vibrant sounds of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. Attendees will also be able to enjoy delicious local cuisine, dance and spoken word performances starring local talent, arts and crafts, and music workshops taught by music aficionados. Participating nonprofits will engage the public in the arts, youth, sustainability, and city revitalization. Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' Festivals Program. [less-]
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-]
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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-]
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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-]
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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-]
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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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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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Summer Fun Series: Gerry Johnston, guitar

08-03-2016

Presented by The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at Rogers Center for the Arts, North Andover
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 03 @ 7:00pm
Chill out with acoustic jazz and classical pieces performed by a guitar master.  Part of the FREE Summer Fun Series at the Rogers Center for the Arts.  The performance is outdoors on our patio and lawn, so bring a blanket or lawn chair, your [more+]
Chill out with acoustic jazz and classical pieces performed by a guitar master.  Part of the FREE Summer Fun Series at the Rogers Center for the Arts.  The performance is outdoors on our patio and lawn, so bring a blanket or lawn chair, your picnic basket, and enjoy the music on the beautiful Merrimack College campus. [less-]
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The Joy Reo Trio

08-03-2016

Presented by Concord Colonial Inn at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Aug 03 @ 7:30pm
Enjoy some soulful, sassy and sweet songs in the cozy ambiance of the Village Forge Tavern in Concord’s historic Colonial Inn! Vocalist Joy Reo will serve up a mix of jazz, blues, Broadway and pop tunes, accompanied by Molly Flannery (piano and [more+]
Enjoy some soulful, sassy and sweet songs in the cozy ambiance of the Village Forge Tavern in Concord’s historic Colonial Inn! Vocalist Joy Reo will serve up a mix of jazz, blues, Broadway and pop tunes, accompanied by Molly Flannery (piano and vocals) and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone, percussion and vocals). No cover charge. The restaurant offers a full bar, dinner and lighter fare. [less-]
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Grupo Fantasía Concert

08-04-2016

Presented by Hyde Square Task Force at Blessed Sacrament Church Building Plaza, Jamaica Plain
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Aug 04 @ 6:00pm
Join Hyde Square Task Force for a free performance by Boston’s award-winning Grupo Fantasía, made up of musicians from all over the world who love latin music. They perform merengue, salsa, bachata, and much more on [more+]
Join Hyde Square Task Force for a free performance by Boston’s award-winning Grupo Fantasía, made up of musicians from all over the world who love latin music. They perform merengue, salsa, bachata, and much more on original, hand-made, indigenous instruments. [less-]
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ON TAP: Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase

08-05-2016

Presented by The Beantown Tapfest at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 6:00pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 8:30pm

For its seventh year, the annual Beantown Tapfest will once again bring to town an outstanding group of nationally and internationally known artists offering classes, residencies, and performances for all ages in a week-long tap

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For its seventh year, the annual Beantown Tapfest will once again bring to town an outstanding group of nationally and internationally known artists offering classes, residencies, and performances for all ages in a week-long tap celebration. The festivities culminate in two opportunities to experience tap dance live: ON TAP - Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase (Friday, Aug 5 at 6:00pm & 8:30pm at BU Dance Theatre); and Tap Jam @ Studio C, an open jam session (Saturday, Aug 6 from 9-10:30pm at Deborah Mason School of Dance).

ON TAP, the Beantown Tapfest Faculty Showcase, presents tap masters and emerging artists side by side in a variety of performances from riveting solos to full company pieces. At the top of the bill is the legendary Brenda Bufalino; Postmodern Jukebox’s Sarah Reich; multi-talented festival emcee Josh Hilberman; recent Boston Conservatory grad and emerging artist Ian Berg with his Boston-based company Subject:Matter; local choreographer and performer Ryan P. Casey and his newly-formed company, Off Beat; Boston tap community mainstay Sean Fielder and The Boston Tap Company; and the tap-savvy jazz trio of Paul Arslanian.

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Natalie Dietz at the Lilypad

08-05-2016

Presented by New England Conservatory at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 7:30pm
Jazz vocalist and award-winning young composer Natalie Dietz has made a striking impression on both the US and international jazz scene in a short time, impressing both audiences and critics alike with her trademark warm, ethereal voice and [more+]
Jazz vocalist and award-winning young composer Natalie Dietz has made a striking impression on both the US and international jazz scene in a short time, impressing both audiences and critics alike with her trademark warm, ethereal voice and composing abilities. She studied at the distinguished jazz vocal program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2009 where she honed her skills in voice and composition. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music Natalie has toured Australia and New Zealand performing at renowned jazz venues to critical acclaim. On relocating to the United States to complete a Master of Music at New England Conservatory in 2014, her original music has attracted international attention. In February 2016 she was a national USA winner of ASCAP’s 2016 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award. Exploring the breadth of modern styles, she is quickly distinguishing herself as an innovative and multi-skilled artist. Her debut EP was recorded with esteemed New York musicians Aaron Parks, Mike Moreno, Joshua Crumbly and Justin Brown to critical acclaim. Other achievements include being the only Australian semi-finalist for the Riga Jazz Stage 2014 international jazz vocal competition and being offered a scholarship to leading music school New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. Natalie was the only musician finalist in Australia’s 2015 New South Wales Creative Achievement Awards as an emerging creative talent. Fresh from winning 2016’s ASCAP’s national jazz composition award, Natalie will be performing an exciting set of new music accompanied by a stellar band of Boston based instrumentalists. An evening not to be missed! “In the clotted deluge of jazz vocals, Dietz’s offering floats to the top by virtue of its light touch and grace” – All About Jazz (USA) – 4/5 STARS “Natalie Dietz is an incredible singer with a beautiful clean and warm tone quality, in tune and a sense of space and phrasing. She’s supported by some of my favorite young lion musicians and the result is outstanding. This music absolutely needs to be heard” – Lionel Loueke “Dietz’s music is delicately fragrant and atmospheric, a new brand of jazz perfume, wafting and seeping into one’s consciousness… a new form of jazz poetry. Her own. And her voice is hypnotic” – Australian Stage, 4/5 STARS http://www.nataliedietz.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naFF8CeDxZE [less-]
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Harvey Diamond Trio at the Outpost

08-05-2016

Presented by Jon Dreyer at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 8:00pm
Friday August 5 2016. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki [more+]
Friday August 5 2016. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 8:00 pm at Outpost 186, 186 ½ Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA 02139. It's about a block southeast of Ryles, around the back. The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply technical and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Harvey, a protégé of the great Lennie Tristano, has performed with Sheila Jordan, Art Farmer, Charles Neville and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio. Bassist Jon Dreyer, a student of Harvey Diamond, has become one of his closest collaborators. He also performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings, and has performed with most of the Boston jazz community, including Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. Drummer Miki Matsuki moved to the United States to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in 1996. Miki’s band received the title ‘Best of Berklee’ in 2000. Thereafter, Miki received a full scholarship to The Longy School Of Music, where she graduated with her MM and GPD in Modern American Music Performance with honors. Since then, Miki has performed and recorded in various musical settings, including performances through radio and TV broadcasting, a musical tour of Korea, and soundtrack work. Miki has performed with many great musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Darren Barrett, Frank Lacy, Cecil Brooks, Dave Bryant, Stan Strickland and many others. There will be no set list and no charts. Anything can happen. Listen to what Warne Marsh called "the spontaneous creation of beauty." [less-]
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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY

08-05-2016

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Aug 05 @ 8:00pm Fri, Aug 05 @ 10:00pm
Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the [more+]
Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country's finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues it's decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world. [less-]
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2016 Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival

08-06-2016

Presented by Blues to Green Inc. at Court Square, Springfield
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Aug 06 @ 11:00am
On Saturday, August 6th from 11 am until 10 pm, the city of Springfield will be graced by the presence of musical legends and rising stars who will share the soulful and vibrant sounds of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. Attendees will [more+]
On Saturday, August 6th from 11 am until 10 pm, the city of Springfield will be graced by the presence of musical legends and rising stars who will share the soulful and vibrant sounds of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Blues, Funk, and more. Attendees will also be able to enjoy delicious local cuisine, dance and spoken word performances starring local talent, arts and crafts, and music workshops taught by music aficionados. Participating nonprofits will engage the public in the arts, youth, sustainability, and city revitalization. Funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Councils' Festivals Program. [less-]
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