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Untold American Stories: Black History Month

02-24-2017

Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Mary Baker Eddy Library will offer a fun-filled week of educational programming during Boston’s February School Vacation Week. Join us to explore inspirational tales of an inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter! In collaboration with [more+]
The Mary Baker Eddy Library will offer a fun-filled week of educational programming during Boston’s February School Vacation Week. Join us to explore inspirational tales of an inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter! In collaboration with Sweet Blackberry, as well as local artists and innovators, the Library will offer free morning and afternoon activities—centered on invention, dance, poetry, and art-making—to complement short film screenings.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Learn Lindy Hop with Boston Lindy Hop

03-14-2017

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and...

[more+]

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and some turns and variations.

Lindy 1 classes are offered throughout the year, and always begin at the beginning of a month. No partner is required.

Do I Need A Partner?

No partner necessary! Because Lindy Hop is a very social dance, we rotate partners throughout the class, so you get to know and dance with everyone.

What Should I Wear?

Shoes that are comfortable and stick to your feet. Sling backs and flip flops are hard to dance in. As far as everything else, wear something comfortable that makes you feel good. You may however want to avoid articles of clothing that a hand on the back could get caught in.

[less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Ferdinando Argenti Trio

02-21-2017

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Ferdinando Argenti-Piano/Vocals, Marshall Wood-Bass, Marcello Pellitteri-Drums
Ferdinando Argenti-Piano/Vocals, Marshall Wood-Bass, Marcello Pellitteri-Drums [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz Show & Jam

06-27-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 8:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Tue, Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 04 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 02 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 09 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 16 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 23 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 30 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 06 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to... [more+]
The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Hosts include Michelle Hirsch, Joe Raia, Kaoroko Pilkington, James Merenda, Daryl Lowery & Jon Dreyer.  Visit www.amazingthings.org for schedule of hosts. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Live (global jazz and exotica chamber music)

02-22-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

Shaken and Stirred: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Serves Up an Exotic Cocktail of Global Jazz and Chamber Music

Tour in Three States to Evoke Tchaikovsky, Tanburs, Tikis and Tone Poems from February 22-27, 2017

The Orchestrotica's quintet formation,... [more+]

Shaken and Stirred: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Serves Up an Exotic Cocktail of Global Jazz and Chamber Music

Tour in Three States to Evoke Tchaikovsky, Tanburs, Tikis and Tone Poems from February 22-27, 2017

The Orchestrotica's quintet formation, called "anything but straightforward" by the Washington Post, tours to Massachusetts, Kansas, and Arizona as part of its 2017 "Maksaz" tour. The quintet—led by percussionist Brian "Mr. Ho" O'Neill—routes listeners through a whirlwind of sounds ranging from original compositions by O'Neill to unexpected adaptations of classical works ranging from Tchaikovsky's ballets to Gershwin piano preludes and Georgian chants (played on a vibraphone with six bows). AllAboutJazz once described the dreamy sounds in pictures, claiming "if John Zorn is an exotica Picasso, O'Neill is his Georges-Braque counterpart in cubism's transposition to music." [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

XTY Jazz Group at Ryles Jazz Club

02-23-2017

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm
The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Their classic jazz and blues sound has fresh energy and familiar authenticity that is capturing the attention of listeners, jazz critics and... [more+]
The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Their classic jazz and blues sound has fresh energy and familiar authenticity that is capturing the attention of listeners, jazz critics and others who are new to the genre as well as long time aficionados. The ensemble features Brandi Maxam (vocal), Joel Edinberg (saxophone), Soohee Moon (piano), Douglas Harrison (bass), and Tatsuya Yoshinaga (drums and bandleader). [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

FiLmprov

02-24-2017

Presented by MIT Music and Theater Arts at Killian Hall at MIT, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Films by animator/artist Kate Matson with live soundtrack by the FiLmprov Ensemble; Musical Improvisation Mark Harvey  MUSIC DIRECTOR, TRUMPET,  Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Dan Zupan  WOODWINDS, Bill Lowe  TROMBONE, John Funkhouser  BASS,... [more+]
Films by animator/artist Kate Matson with live soundtrack by the FiLmprov Ensemble; Musical Improvisation Mark Harvey  MUSIC DIRECTOR, TRUMPET,  Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Dan Zupan  WOODWINDS, Bill Lowe  TROMBONE, John Funkhouser  BASS, PIANO, Harry Wellott  DRUMS This event is presented in conjunction with MIT course 21M.355:  Musical Improvisation [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute

02-25-2017

Presented by Norwood Theatre at The Norwood Theatre, Norwood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes – Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night,... [more+]
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes – Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan – just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next. “An incredible recreation of the Irish legend.” – LA Times “If Van Morrison isn’t coming to your town, Moondance is the next best thing!” – Dallas News “A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison…a must see.” – Hawaii Reporter [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Wendee Glick & Friends at the Colonial Inn

02-25-2017

Presented by Jazzy Plus Productions at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
No cover charge, but donations are graciously accepted The Forge fills up quickly, so get there early for great food and entertainment! Wendee and friends perform standards from the Great American Songbook, and some songs from the 60s to the 80s... [more+]
No cover charge, but donations are graciously accepted The Forge fills up quickly, so get there early for great food and entertainment! Wendee and friends perform standards from the Great American Songbook, and some songs from the 60s to the 80s as well. The songs you know from long ago, and perhaps some new ones too. Wendee’s amusing style and stories about the songs will have you laughing, learning something new, and loving the music… An experienced jazz vocalist, Wendee Glick is a singer with a strong stage presence, sense of humor, and ability to belt out a tune, even over a full big band orchestra. She can engage the audience in the up-tempo, or make them weep over a ballad sung with a "bell-like" quality. She has graced the stages of many a New England jazz club, and large venues such as Boston's Fleet Center and Hatch Shell, and has recently ventured out to NYC and St Louis, always performing with top-notch musicians. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

02-25-2017

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves,... [more+]
Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems, and incisive originals. With all three contributing vocals, Triple Play delivers an epic sojourn through American music unlike any other band on the scene. "Triple Play was rollicking good fun… led by bassist, trombonist and pianist Chris Brubeck, the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - LA Times [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones

02-25-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sugar Ray and The Blue Tones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas... [more+]
Sugar Ray and The Blue Tones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas City Swing in the style of “Big” Joe Turner; Texas Blues like “T” Bone Walker and Freddie King; and the swampy Louisiana sounds of “Lazy” Lester-all played with the distinctive originality of band leader Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals and harmonica, guitarist “Monster” Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci at the piano and Hammond Organ, Michael “Mudcat” Ward playing acoustic and electric bass, and drummer Neil Gouvin. All of the members of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been featured on other Artists recordings which include Hubert Sumlin, John Hammond, Johnny Winter, Otis Grand, Pinetop Perkins, The Mannish Boys, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl and many more. “Sugar Ray is the REAL DEAL.  There is nobody better to represent this music" – Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds “Sugar Ray has great tone and phrasing, singing and playing the harp.  One of my favorites"  -Charlie Musslewhite [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Mandorla Music presents Ameranouche

02-25-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
"Gypsy flamenco swing" trio Ameranouche's prior Mandorla Music appearances have been packed & joyful events.  Guitarists Richard Shepperd & Jack Soref and bassist Michael Harrist keep a busy touring schedule, and I'm very pleased to be able to... [more+]
"Gypsy flamenco swing" trio Ameranouche's prior Mandorla Music appearances have been packed & joyful events.  Guitarists Richard Shepperd & Jack Soref and bassist Michael Harrist keep a busy touring schedule, and I'm very pleased to be able to present them again for a rare Boston-area appearance.   Get advance tix & join the Facebook event page. Watch:  Rhythm Future   Johnny's Swing [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Paris Combo

02-25-2017

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with... [more+]
A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of swinging Gypsy jazz and French pop. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Ella Scats the Little Lamb

02-26-2017

Presented by Castle Of Our Skins at Boston Children's Museum, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm
Ella Scats the Little Lamb brings elements of jazz, improvisation and scat singing to children using the well known nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." At the center of the education project is the work Ella Scats the Little Lamb, a... [more+]
Ella Scats the Little Lamb brings elements of jazz, improvisation and scat singing to children using the well known nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." At the center of the education project is the work Ella Scats the Little Lamb, a movement from composer Valerie Capers’ Portraits in Jazz collection. This short work is inspired by Mary Had a Little Lamb and includes a playful variation on this popular melody. It serves as a natural segue into learning improvisation, paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald's skills and artistic creativity regarding scat improvisation. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jon De Lucia with the Joe Hunt Trio

02-26-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The lilypad , Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 26 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday, March 26, drummer Joe Hunt brings his jazz quartet into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of jazz music. Brooklyn Alto saxophonist Jon De Lucia will be featured guest along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David Rumpler.... [more+]
Sunday, March 26, drummer Joe Hunt brings his jazz quartet into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of jazz music. Brooklyn Alto saxophonist Jon De Lucia will be featured guest along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David Rumpler. The music begins at 8:30.  
  • Jon De Lucia is a Brooklyn based saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. Originally from Quincy, MA, who has become a part of the New York scene. A student of Lee Konitz, Jon has led groups playing in New York and Japan.
  • The Jon De Lucia Group, released the CD: Face no Face(2006), and Jon’s Octet recently held a NYC concert featuring saxophonist Ted Brown. We are excited to host Jon De Luca with our Boston trio at The Lilypad Sunday 2/26.
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Learn Lindy Hop in Boston and Cambridge

02-27-2017

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop at First Church Cambridge, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and...

[more+]

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and some turns and variations.

Lindy 1 classes are offered throughout the year, and always begin at the beginning of a month. No partner is required.

Do I Need A Partner?

No partner necessary! Because Lindy Hop is a very social dance, we rotate partners throughout the class, so you get to know and dance with everyone.

What Should I Wear?

Shoes that are comfortable and stick to your feet. Sling backs and flip flops are hard to dance in. As far as everything else, wear something comfortable that makes you feel good. You may however want to avoid articles of clothing that a hand on the back could get caught in.

[less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazzy Story Time

02-28-2017

Presented by Boston Public Library at Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 28 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a special session of our weekly Tuesday Story Time in honor of Black History Month we will be celebrating jazz through stories and music. Hang out after the stories for a jazzy dance party. For ages 5 and under.
Join us for a special session of our weekly Tuesday Story Time in honor of Black History Month we will be celebrating jazz through stories and music. Hang out after the stories for a jazzy dance party. For ages 5 and under. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Ricardo Monzon Quartet

02-28-2017

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Ricardo Monzon Quartet
The Ricardo Monzon Quartet [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Mardi Gras Party, with special guests CHARLES NEVILLE & HENRI SMITH

02-28-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE returns to Regattabar for the party that has become a Boston Mardi Gras tradition - you will not want to miss it! The evening will feature the return of special guest saxophonist CHARLES NEVILLE, of the legendary... [more+]
REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE returns to Regattabar for the party that has become a Boston Mardi Gras tradition - you will not want to miss it! The evening will feature the return of special guest saxophonist CHARLES NEVILLE, of the legendary Neville Brothers Band. Also joining the and for a few numbers will be electrifying vocalist & New Orleans legend HENRI SMITH. Labeled "explosive" by the Boston Globe, two-time New England Music Award nominees Revolutionary Snake Ensemble's most recent cd "I Want That Sound!" has received extensive critical acclaim, and entered the CMJ jazz radio top ten chart just two weeks after its release. NYC Jazz Record writes that "Revolutionary Snake Ensemble has been putting its unique and somewhat twisted twist on the New Orleans brass band tradition for more than 25 years...hard-partying avant-funk, with boisterous soloing...I Want That Sound! is a strong example of how Ken Field and the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble continue to push the brass band tradition forward in an entirely original way, all the while making music that's a heck of a lot of fun." KBCS Seattle Public Radio says that RSE "continues to mine the vein of New Orleans - with post-bop, and touches of Avant - this band cooks; edgy, raucous, fun, and first rate!" And the Boston Herald adds that "People tend to think of second line bands - brass bands steeped in New Orleans traditions - as instant party starters. It's a great compliment, maybe the best compliment ever, but it limits the sonic and emotional range of these bands. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble can absolutely get a party started. But on the local horn collective's fourth album, "I Want That Sound!," the players also explore the wild outerlands of jazz." [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Coming Together Art and Music March 3, 2017 from 6-8PM

03-03-2017

Presented by The Hidden Art Gallery at Offsite Location JP Licks 150 Charles Street, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 03 @ 6:00 pm
Art and Music at offsite location 150 Charles Street Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114 March 3, Cover songs will be played by ROCK CROSS musician artist who plays tunes to Chili Peppers, Beatles and Jimy Hendrix. A portion of proceeds from all sales... [more+]
Art and Music at offsite location 150 Charles Street Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114 March 3, Cover songs will be played by ROCK CROSS musician artist who plays tunes to Chili Peppers, Beatles and Jimy Hendrix. A portion of proceeds from all sales of paintings and CDs sold will benefit documentary film "Everything Matters." Visit www.everythingmattersfilm.com for more info and contributions.
A portion of proceeds from all sales of paintings sold will benefit documentary film “Everything Matters.” Visit www.everythingmattersfilm.com for more info and contributions.
The Art will be displayed throughout the month and can be purchased on-line. Visit website: http://thehiddenartgallery.com/index.html
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Untold American Stories: Black History Month

02-24-2017

Presented by The Mary Baker Eddy Library at The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 10:00 am Wed, Feb 22 @ 10:00 am Thu, Feb 23 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 24 @ 10:00 am - less dates and times

The Mary Baker Eddy Library will offer a fun-filled week of educational programming during Boston’s February School Vacation Week. Join us to explore inspirational tales of an inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter! In collaboration with [more+]
The Mary Baker Eddy Library will offer a fun-filled week of educational programming during Boston’s February School Vacation Week. Join us to explore inspirational tales of an inventor, a dancer, and a freedom fighter! In collaboration with Sweet Blackberry, as well as local artists and innovators, the Library will offer free morning and afternoon activities—centered on invention, dance, poetry, and art-making—to complement short film screenings.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Learn Lindy Hop with Boston Lindy Hop

03-14-2017

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Tue, Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and...

[more+]

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and some turns and variations.

Lindy 1 classes are offered throughout the year, and always begin at the beginning of a month. No partner is required.

Do I Need A Partner?

No partner necessary! Because Lindy Hop is a very social dance, we rotate partners throughout the class, so you get to know and dance with everyone.

What Should I Wear?

Shoes that are comfortable and stick to your feet. Sling backs and flip flops are hard to dance in. As far as everything else, wear something comfortable that makes you feel good. You may however want to avoid articles of clothing that a hand on the back could get caught in.

[less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Ferdinando Argenti Trio

02-21-2017

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
Ferdinando Argenti-Piano/Vocals, Marshall Wood-Bass, Marcello Pellitteri-Drums
Ferdinando Argenti-Piano/Vocals, Marshall Wood-Bass, Marcello Pellitteri-Drums [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz Show & Jam

06-27-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 8:00 pm + 16 more dates and times

Tue, Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 04 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 02 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 09 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 16 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 23 @ 8:00 pm Tue, May 30 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 06 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 13 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm - less dates and times

The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to... [more+]
The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!! About the Jam: The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time. Hosts include Michelle Hirsch, Joe Raia, Kaoroko Pilkington, James Merenda, Daryl Lowery & Jon Dreyer.  Visit www.amazingthings.org for schedule of hosts. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Live (global jazz and exotica chamber music)

02-22-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm

Shaken and Stirred: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Serves Up an Exotic Cocktail of Global Jazz and Chamber Music

Tour in Three States to Evoke Tchaikovsky, Tanburs, Tikis and Tone Poems from February 22-27, 2017

The Orchestrotica's quintet formation,... [more+]

Shaken and Stirred: Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Serves Up an Exotic Cocktail of Global Jazz and Chamber Music

Tour in Three States to Evoke Tchaikovsky, Tanburs, Tikis and Tone Poems from February 22-27, 2017

The Orchestrotica's quintet formation, called "anything but straightforward" by the Washington Post, tours to Massachusetts, Kansas, and Arizona as part of its 2017 "Maksaz" tour. The quintet—led by percussionist Brian "Mr. Ho" O'Neill—routes listeners through a whirlwind of sounds ranging from original compositions by O'Neill to unexpected adaptations of classical works ranging from Tchaikovsky's ballets to Gershwin piano preludes and Georgian chants (played on a vibraphone with six bows). AllAboutJazz once described the dreamy sounds in pictures, claiming "if John Zorn is an exotica Picasso, O'Neill is his Georges-Braque counterpart in cubism's transposition to music." [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

XTY Jazz Group at Ryles Jazz Club

02-23-2017

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm
The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Their classic jazz and blues sound has fresh energy and familiar authenticity that is capturing the attention of listeners, jazz critics and... [more+]
The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Their classic jazz and blues sound has fresh energy and familiar authenticity that is capturing the attention of listeners, jazz critics and others who are new to the genre as well as long time aficionados. The ensemble features Brandi Maxam (vocal), Joel Edinberg (saxophone), Soohee Moon (piano), Douglas Harrison (bass), and Tatsuya Yoshinaga (drums and bandleader). [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

FiLmprov

02-24-2017

Presented by MIT Music and Theater Arts at Killian Hall at MIT, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm
Films by animator/artist Kate Matson with live soundtrack by the FiLmprov Ensemble; Musical Improvisation Mark Harvey  MUSIC DIRECTOR, TRUMPET,  Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Dan Zupan  WOODWINDS, Bill Lowe  TROMBONE, John Funkhouser  BASS,... [more+]
Films by animator/artist Kate Matson with live soundtrack by the FiLmprov Ensemble; Musical Improvisation Mark Harvey  MUSIC DIRECTOR, TRUMPET,  Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Dan Zupan  WOODWINDS, Bill Lowe  TROMBONE, John Funkhouser  BASS, PIANO, Harry Wellott  DRUMS This event is presented in conjunction with MIT course 21M.355:  Musical Improvisation [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Moondance: The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute

02-25-2017

Presented by Norwood Theatre at The Norwood Theatre, Norwood
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes – Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night,... [more+]
Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes – Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into The Mystic, Caravan – just to name a few. The show is packed with one VM classic after the next. “An incredible recreation of the Irish legend.” – LA Times “If Van Morrison isn’t coming to your town, Moondance is the next best thing!” – Dallas News “A very impressive and realistic portrayal of Van Morrison…a must see.” – Hawaii Reporter [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Friends at the Colonial Inn

02-25-2017

Presented by Jazzy Plus Productions at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
No cover charge, but donations are graciously accepted The Forge fills up quickly, so get there early for great food and entertainment! Wendee and friends perform standards from the Great American Songbook, and some songs from the 60s to the 80s... [more+]
No cover charge, but donations are graciously accepted The Forge fills up quickly, so get there early for great food and entertainment! Wendee and friends perform standards from the Great American Songbook, and some songs from the 60s to the 80s as well. The songs you know from long ago, and perhaps some new ones too. Wendee’s amusing style and stories about the songs will have you laughing, learning something new, and loving the music… An experienced jazz vocalist, Wendee Glick is a singer with a strong stage presence, sense of humor, and ability to belt out a tune, even over a full big band orchestra. She can engage the audience in the up-tempo, or make them weep over a ballad sung with a "bell-like" quality. She has graced the stages of many a New England jazz club, and large venues such as Boston's Fleet Center and Hatch Shell, and has recently ventured out to NYC and St Louis, always performing with top-notch musicians. [less-]
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Chris Brubeck's Triple Play

02-25-2017

Presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall, Worcester
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves,... [more+]
Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Madcat Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems, and incisive originals. With all three contributing vocals, Triple Play delivers an epic sojourn through American music unlike any other band on the scene. "Triple Play was rollicking good fun… led by bassist, trombonist and pianist Chris Brubeck, the trio stole the show with its flair and virtuosity." - LA Times [less-]
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Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones

02-25-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
Sugar Ray and The Blue Tones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas... [more+]
Sugar Ray and The Blue Tones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years. Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas City Swing in the style of “Big” Joe Turner; Texas Blues like “T” Bone Walker and Freddie King; and the swampy Louisiana sounds of “Lazy” Lester-all played with the distinctive originality of band leader Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals and harmonica, guitarist “Monster” Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci at the piano and Hammond Organ, Michael “Mudcat” Ward playing acoustic and electric bass, and drummer Neil Gouvin. All of the members of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been featured on other Artists recordings which include Hubert Sumlin, John Hammond, Johnny Winter, Otis Grand, Pinetop Perkins, The Mannish Boys, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl and many more. “Sugar Ray is the REAL DEAL.  There is nobody better to represent this music" – Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds “Sugar Ray has great tone and phrasing, singing and playing the harp.  One of my favorites"  -Charlie Musslewhite [less-]
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Mandorla Music presents Ameranouche

02-25-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
"Gypsy flamenco swing" trio Ameranouche's prior Mandorla Music appearances have been packed & joyful events.  Guitarists Richard Shepperd & Jack Soref and bassist Michael Harrist keep a busy touring schedule, and I'm very pleased to be able to... [more+]
"Gypsy flamenco swing" trio Ameranouche's prior Mandorla Music appearances have been packed & joyful events.  Guitarists Richard Shepperd & Jack Soref and bassist Michael Harrist keep a busy touring schedule, and I'm very pleased to be able to present them again for a rare Boston-area appearance.   Get advance tix & join the Facebook event page. Watch:  Rhythm Future   Johnny's Swing [less-]
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Paris Combo

02-25-2017

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm
A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with... [more+]
A jazzy, sexy twist on the chanson tradition, Paris Combo is an irresistible affair loaded with attitude and charm. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of Belle du Berry, the Paris-based quintet pays homage to a century of French cabaret music with the smoldering influences of swinging Gypsy jazz and French pop. [less-]
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Ella Scats the Little Lamb

02-26-2017

Presented by Castle Of Our Skins at Boston Children's Museum, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm
Ella Scats the Little Lamb brings elements of jazz, improvisation and scat singing to children using the well known nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." At the center of the education project is the work Ella Scats the Little Lamb, a... [more+]
Ella Scats the Little Lamb brings elements of jazz, improvisation and scat singing to children using the well known nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb." At the center of the education project is the work Ella Scats the Little Lamb, a movement from composer Valerie Capers’ Portraits in Jazz collection. This short work is inspired by Mary Had a Little Lamb and includes a playful variation on this popular melody. It serves as a natural segue into learning improvisation, paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald's skills and artistic creativity regarding scat improvisation. [less-]
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Jon De Lucia with the Joe Hunt Trio

02-26-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The lilypad , Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 26 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday, March 26, drummer Joe Hunt brings his jazz quartet into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of jazz music. Brooklyn Alto saxophonist Jon De Lucia will be featured guest along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David Rumpler.... [more+]
Sunday, March 26, drummer Joe Hunt brings his jazz quartet into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of jazz music. Brooklyn Alto saxophonist Jon De Lucia will be featured guest along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David Rumpler. The music begins at 8:30.  
  • Jon De Lucia is a Brooklyn based saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. Originally from Quincy, MA, who has become a part of the New York scene. A student of Lee Konitz, Jon has led groups playing in New York and Japan.
  • The Jon De Lucia Group, released the CD: Face no Face(2006), and Jon’s Octet recently held a NYC concert featuring saxophonist Ted Brown. We are excited to host Jon De Luca with our Boston trio at The Lilypad Sunday 2/26.
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Learn Lindy Hop in Boston and Cambridge

02-27-2017

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop at First Church Cambridge, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm

Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and...

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Our Lindy 1 series will get you from zero to dance hero in six weeks. In this beginner-friendly class designed to get you comfortable social dancing, we cover the basics of partner dancing, the fundamental movements and moves of Lindy Hop, and some turns and variations.

Lindy 1 classes are offered throughout the year, and always begin at the beginning of a month. No partner is required.

Do I Need A Partner?

No partner necessary! Because Lindy Hop is a very social dance, we rotate partners throughout the class, so you get to know and dance with everyone.

What Should I Wear?

Shoes that are comfortable and stick to your feet. Sling backs and flip flops are hard to dance in. As far as everything else, wear something comfortable that makes you feel good. You may however want to avoid articles of clothing that a hand on the back could get caught in.

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Jazzy Story Time

02-28-2017

Presented by Boston Public Library at Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 28 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a special session of our weekly Tuesday Story Time in honor of Black History Month we will be celebrating jazz through stories and music. Hang out after the stories for a jazzy dance party. For ages 5 and under.
Join us for a special session of our weekly Tuesday Story Time in honor of Black History Month we will be celebrating jazz through stories and music. Hang out after the stories for a jazzy dance party. For ages 5 and under. [less-]
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The Ricardo Monzon Quartet

02-28-2017

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
The Ricardo Monzon Quartet
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Mardi Gras Party, with special guests CHARLES NEVILLE & HENRI SMITH

02-28-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm
REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE returns to Regattabar for the party that has become a Boston Mardi Gras tradition - you will not want to miss it! The evening will feature the return of special guest saxophonist CHARLES NEVILLE, of the legendary... [more+]
REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE returns to Regattabar for the party that has become a Boston Mardi Gras tradition - you will not want to miss it! The evening will feature the return of special guest saxophonist CHARLES NEVILLE, of the legendary Neville Brothers Band. Also joining the and for a few numbers will be electrifying vocalist & New Orleans legend HENRI SMITH. Labeled "explosive" by the Boston Globe, two-time New England Music Award nominees Revolutionary Snake Ensemble's most recent cd "I Want That Sound!" has received extensive critical acclaim, and entered the CMJ jazz radio top ten chart just two weeks after its release. NYC Jazz Record writes that "Revolutionary Snake Ensemble has been putting its unique and somewhat twisted twist on the New Orleans brass band tradition for more than 25 years...hard-partying avant-funk, with boisterous soloing...I Want That Sound! is a strong example of how Ken Field and the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble continue to push the brass band tradition forward in an entirely original way, all the while making music that's a heck of a lot of fun." KBCS Seattle Public Radio says that RSE "continues to mine the vein of New Orleans - with post-bop, and touches of Avant - this band cooks; edgy, raucous, fun, and first rate!" And the Boston Herald adds that "People tend to think of second line bands - brass bands steeped in New Orleans traditions - as instant party starters. It's a great compliment, maybe the best compliment ever, but it limits the sonic and emotional range of these bands. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble can absolutely get a party started. But on the local horn collective's fourth album, "I Want That Sound!," the players also explore the wild outerlands of jazz." [less-]
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Coming Together Art and Music March 3, 2017 from 6-8PM

03-03-2017

Presented by The Hidden Art Gallery at Offsite Location JP Licks 150 Charles Street, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 03 @ 6:00 pm
Art and Music at offsite location 150 Charles Street Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114 March 3, Cover songs will be played by ROCK CROSS musician artist who plays tunes to Chili Peppers, Beatles and Jimy Hendrix. A portion of proceeds from all sales... [more+]
Art and Music at offsite location 150 Charles Street Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114 March 3, Cover songs will be played by ROCK CROSS musician artist who plays tunes to Chili Peppers, Beatles and Jimy Hendrix. A portion of proceeds from all sales of paintings and CDs sold will benefit documentary film "Everything Matters." Visit www.everythingmattersfilm.com for more info and contributions.
A portion of proceeds from all sales of paintings sold will benefit documentary film “Everything Matters.” Visit www.everythingmattersfilm.com for more info and contributions.
The Art will be displayed throughout the month and can be purchased on-line. Visit website: http://thehiddenartgallery.com/index.html
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