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Viva & The Reinforcements Ballroom Bash!

01-18-2017

Presented by Viva & The Reinforcements at The Middle East Corner, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm
For the first time in history #SeeViva & The Reinforcements in Cambridge! The jazzy dance band, featuring Viva, the world-traveling singer/dancer/bandleader, backed by the unparalleled musical talents of master [more+]
For the first time in history #SeeViva & The Reinforcements in Cambridge! The jazzy dance band, featuring Viva, the world-traveling singer/dancer/bandleader, backed by the unparalleled musical talents of master percussionist Nichole Bailey, tenor sax genius Pat Sutor, debonaire double bassist Joseph Pierog, star funk guitarist Bryant Sirois, and world-class drummer Joseph Perullo, debuts at the Middle East Corner! The eclectic band defies description, playing groovy tunes that tell stories of intrigue, romance, joy, and betrayal in Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and English. Celebrate the singer's 27th birthday with an open invitation to party like the plot depends on it! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante every 3rd Thursday of the month

01-19-2017

Presented by Primavera Ristorante at Primavera Ristorante, Millis
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm
Eli and The Hot Six every 3rd Thursday at Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA  02054  (508) 376-2026.  Eli and The Hot Six are a fabulous jazz group formed by the world-renowned pediatrician, tuba player and keyboardist, Eli [more+]
Eli and The Hot Six every 3rd Thursday at Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA  02054  (508) 376-2026.  Eli and The Hot Six are a fabulous jazz group formed by the world-renowned pediatrician, tuba player and keyboardist, Eli Newberger who celebrated his 75th birthday in 2015 with the Band at Sculler’s Jazz Club.   The group’s approach honors the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvising while featuring the solo brilliance of its distinctive, contemporary musical personalities. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Mobile Trio

01-20-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Mobile Trio is Ben Schwendener on Rhodes & synths, Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau Band) on bass, and Kenwood Dennard (Brand X, Pat Martino, Maceo Parker, etc) on drums. They released their debut album, [more+]
The Mobile Trio is Ben Schwendener on Rhodes & synths, Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau Band) on bass, and Kenwood Dennard (Brand X, Pat Martino, Maceo Parker, etc) on drums. They released their debut album, Upword Mobility, in late 2015. Their previous Mandorla Music Series appearance in January 2016 sold out in advance... don't miss this. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Harvey Diamond Trio

01-20-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
Friday January 20 2017, 8:00 pm. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; [more+]
Friday January 20 2017, 8:00 pm. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 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 is one of Harvey Diamond's 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." At Outpost 186, 186 ½ Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA 02139. It's about a block southeast of Ryles, around the back. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Kyle Athayde Dance Party

01-20-2017

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
From Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo-Choo to Wynton Marsalis' Big Train, the everyday, ordinary sounds of trains have inspired some of the greatest jazz compositions of the 20th century. Railroads were a constant in American [more+]
From Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo-Choo to Wynton Marsalis' Big Train, the everyday, ordinary sounds of trains have inspired some of the greatest jazz compositions of the 20th century. Railroads were a constant in American culture and deeply connected to the world of working musicians criss-crossing the country. Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, this installment of What Makes it Great? features Rob Kapilow and the Kyle Athayde Dance Party as they examine and perform iconic jazz classics inspired by trains and composed by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Wynton Marsalis. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Lawrence Library, Pepperell

01-21-2017

Presented by Lawrence Library at Lawrence Library
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wendee Glick & Steve Heck Laugh, Learn and Love the Music Wendee and Steve perform standards from the Great American Songbook. The songs you know from long ago, and perhaps some new ones too. Wendee’s amusing style and stories about [more+]
Wendee Glick & Steve Heck Laugh, Learn and Love the Music Wendee and Steve perform standards from the Great American Songbook. 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. Originally from the Midwest, Steve Heck is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He is an experienced music teacher and performer, both on piano and vocals, teaching privately and at Berklee. Steve has accompanied Diana Ross on the Boston leg of her national tour, and has had the honor of having a room named after him at Berklee College of Music. \"...the infectiousness of her singing, her joy in the enterprise becoming evident to anyone who listens to her...\" Bill Donaldson - Cadence Magazine   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

TRIchrO + Oboe at the Lilypad

01-22-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
TRIchrO features: Eriko Yamaki Mercure - Piano Mark Fairweather - Drums Dave Mercure - Bass Special guest Joel Bard - Oboe TRIchrO has been performing throughout the Greater Boston areas as well at jazz venues and festivals in New York City, [more+]
TRIchrO features: Eriko Yamaki Mercure - Piano Mark Fairweather - Drums Dave Mercure - Bass Special guest Joel Bard - Oboe TRIchrO has been performing throughout the Greater Boston areas as well at jazz venues and festivals in New York City, Tokyo, Japan and Hartford, CT.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

01-22-2017

Presented by Barcelona Wine Bar at Barcelona Wine Bar, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm
Come on down to see the burnin'est twelve year old guitar player you ever saw!
Come on down to see the burnin'est twelve year old guitar player you ever saw! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joe Hunt Jazz Quartet

01-22-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm
This Sunday, January 22, drummer Joe Hunt brings his quartet of jazz young-bloods into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of hip music. Tenor saxophonist Brian Levy will be featured along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David [more+]
This Sunday, January 22, drummer Joe Hunt brings his quartet of jazz young-bloods into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of hip music. Tenor saxophonist Brian Levy will be featured along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David Rumpler. The music begins at 8:30 [less-]
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, Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Feb 06 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Feb 27 @ 8:00 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

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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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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Learn Lindy Hop in Boston and Cambridge

01-24-2017

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:00 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.

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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Kent Hewitt Trio

01-24-2017

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm
Kent Hewitt-Piano, Todd Baker-Bass, Jim Gwin-Drums
Kent Hewitt-Piano, Todd Baker-Bass, Jim Gwin-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, Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 07 @ 8:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 8:00 pm 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

The Devil Makes Three

01-26-2017

Presented by Live Nation at House of Blues, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
Before the revivals and the festival movement of the 60s and 70s and even before 78 RPM records and live rural radio, American folk music just was – unnamed, unstudied and unaware of itself except as it was happening in shacks, houses, tents and [more+]
Before the revivals and the festival movement of the 60s and 70s and even before 78 RPM records and live rural radio, American folk music just was – unnamed, unstudied and unaware of itself except as it was happening in shacks, houses, tents and churches. It wasn’t a genre but an organic human response to work and worship in the American South before electrification, when the air was stifling and the living was borderline feudal. But only in such a fiery furnace could something as immutable, hard and heavy as American blues and gospel be forged in the first place. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

"Jazz in the Sanctuary" Tours the Seasons

01-27-2017

Presented by Winchester Unitarian Society at Winchester Unitarian Society, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Join a sextet of some of Boston’s best jazz musicians as they present “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” at Winchester Unitarian Society, on Friday, January 27th. This year’s performance will take a tour through the seasons, featuring standards such [more+]
Join a sextet of some of Boston’s best jazz musicians as they present “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” at Winchester Unitarian Society, on Friday, January 27th. This year’s performance will take a tour through the seasons, featuring standards such as “Joy Spring,” “Summertime,” and “Autumn Leaves.” Performers include Greg Hopkins on trumpet, Mike Tucker on saxophone, Jeff Galindo on trombone, John Kramer on piano, Mark Pucci on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. A reception will follow the concert. The concert venue is handicapped accessible; street parking is available. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Fika Sound Series: Piatruba

01-28-2017

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center at Scandinavian Cultural Center, West Newton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm
Piatruba is coming to the Scandinavian Cultural Center for the very first time! The Swedish trio plays music from [more+]
Piatruba is coming to the Scandinavian Cultural Center for the very first time! The Swedish trio plays music from Oskar Stenmark’s ancestors in Gärdebyn, Dalecarlia. Polskas, waltzes and walking tunes have been passed on for many generations, some melodies are traced back to the 18th century. Piatruba mixes these songs with a contemporary expression, adding improvisation to tell old stories in a new way. The result is an exciting show where tradition meets the future. Featuring: Oskar Stenmark – Flugelhorn Robin Skarin – Piano Linus Fredin – Upright bass [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

CRASHfest

01-28-2017

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at House of Blues, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm
1 Night - 3 Stages - 10 Bands . . . Bombino, San Fermin & NOW Ensemble, Salif Keita, Debo Band, Orkesta Mendoza, Daby Touré, Carrie Rodriguez, Air Congo, LADAMA, and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. CRASHfest transforms the House of [more+]
1 Night - 3 Stages - 10 Bands . . . Bombino, San Fermin & NOW Ensemble, Salif Keita, Debo Band, Orkesta Mendoza, Daby Touré, Carrie Rodriguez, Air Congo, LADAMA, and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor music festival with three different stages, lush lounge areas, and a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. The House of Blues features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, more intimate listening in the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a spotlight on local bands in the restaurant. Global street food, international beer, and custom cocktails will be available for sale. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

John Funkhouser Quartet

01-28-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
The second of our Jazz Winter Series. “Complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” is how Bebop as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, Ravi Shankar, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the Quartet is a [more+]
The second of our Jazz Winter Series. “Complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” is how Bebop as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, Ravi Shankar, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the Quartet is a band of Musicians without Borders. Funkhouser’s latest compositions flow from a new influence – his 2016 tour of South Africa. Each of Funkhouser’s expansive compositions inhabits a unique universe, while the band seamlessly integrates composed music with improvisation into what Bop-n-Jazz.com describes as “a whirling dervish of sound and light”. “The John Funkhouser Quartet is often wildly inventive and great fun to watch and listen to–they can also play with grace and sweetness” (Middletown Eye). The Quartet began to take shape in 2000, when John Funkhouser (keyboard) met Mike Connors (percussion) and they immediately understood they had a common musical vision.  All playing in Jerry Sabatini’s Sonic Explorers, they soon met Greg Loughman (bass) and formed the John Funkhouser Trio.  They played all over the Northeast to enthusiastic audiences and recorded the CD, Time.  Funkhouser then invited good friend and Sonic Explorers guitarist, Phil Sargent, to make it a quartet.  Bonded by years of friendship as much as by shared music, the Quartet now feels like a single organism more than a band of individual virtuosos. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Bettye Lavette

01-28-2017

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance.  The Grammy-nominated singer was just given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues [more+]
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance.  The Grammy-nominated singer was just given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

01-29-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm
Melissa Kassel - Voice Tom Zicarelli - Piano Phil Grenadier - Trumpet Bruce Gertz - Bass Gary Fieldman - Drums
Melissa Kassel - Voice Tom Zicarelli - Piano Phil Grenadier - Trumpet Bruce Gertz - Bass Gary Fieldman - Drums [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Viva & The Reinforcements Ballroom Bash!

01-18-2017

Presented by Viva & The Reinforcements at The Middle East Corner, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm
For the first time in history #SeeViva & The Reinforcements in Cambridge! The jazzy dance band, featuring Viva, the world-traveling singer/dancer/bandleader, backed by the unparalleled musical talents of master [more+]
For the first time in history #SeeViva & The Reinforcements in Cambridge! The jazzy dance band, featuring Viva, the world-traveling singer/dancer/bandleader, backed by the unparalleled musical talents of master percussionist Nichole Bailey, tenor sax genius Pat Sutor, debonaire double bassist Joseph Pierog, star funk guitarist Bryant Sirois, and world-class drummer Joseph Perullo, debuts at the Middle East Corner! The eclectic band defies description, playing groovy tunes that tell stories of intrigue, romance, joy, and betrayal in Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and English. Celebrate the singer's 27th birthday with an open invitation to party like the plot depends on it! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante every 3rd Thursday of the month

01-19-2017

Presented by Primavera Ristorante at Primavera Ristorante, Millis
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm
Eli and The Hot Six every 3rd Thursday at Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA  02054  (508) 376-2026.  Eli and The Hot Six are a fabulous jazz group formed by the world-renowned pediatrician, tuba player and keyboardist, Eli [more+]
Eli and The Hot Six every 3rd Thursday at Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA  02054  (508) 376-2026.  Eli and The Hot Six are a fabulous jazz group formed by the world-renowned pediatrician, tuba player and keyboardist, Eli Newberger who celebrated his 75th birthday in 2015 with the Band at Sculler’s Jazz Club.   The group’s approach honors the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvising while featuring the solo brilliance of its distinctive, contemporary musical personalities. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Mobile Trio

01-20-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
The Mobile Trio is Ben Schwendener on Rhodes & synths, Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau Band) on bass, and Kenwood Dennard (Brand X, Pat Martino, Maceo Parker, etc) on drums. They released their debut album, [more+]
The Mobile Trio is Ben Schwendener on Rhodes & synths, Marc Friedman (The Slip, Ryan Montbleau Band) on bass, and Kenwood Dennard (Brand X, Pat Martino, Maceo Parker, etc) on drums. They released their debut album, Upword Mobility, in late 2015. Their previous Mandorla Music Series appearance in January 2016 sold out in advance... don't miss this. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Harvey Diamond Trio

01-20-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
Friday January 20 2017, 8:00 pm. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; [more+]
Friday January 20 2017, 8:00 pm. Harvey Diamond, piano; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 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 is one of Harvey Diamond's 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." At Outpost 186, 186 ½ Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA 02139. It's about a block southeast of Ryles, around the back. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Kyle Athayde Dance Party

01-20-2017

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm
From Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo-Choo to Wynton Marsalis' Big Train, the everyday, ordinary sounds of trains have inspired some of the greatest jazz compositions of the 20th century. Railroads were a constant in American [more+]
From Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo-Choo to Wynton Marsalis' Big Train, the everyday, ordinary sounds of trains have inspired some of the greatest jazz compositions of the 20th century. Railroads were a constant in American culture and deeply connected to the world of working musicians criss-crossing the country. Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston, this installment of What Makes it Great? features Rob Kapilow and the Kyle Athayde Dance Party as they examine and perform iconic jazz classics inspired by trains and composed by Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, and Wynton Marsalis. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Lawrence Library, Pepperell

01-21-2017

Presented by Lawrence Library at Lawrence Library
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm
Wendee Glick & Steve Heck Laugh, Learn and Love the Music Wendee and Steve perform standards from the Great American Songbook. The songs you know from long ago, and perhaps some new ones too. Wendee’s amusing style and stories about [more+]
Wendee Glick & Steve Heck Laugh, Learn and Love the Music Wendee and Steve perform standards from the Great American Songbook. 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. Originally from the Midwest, Steve Heck is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He is an experienced music teacher and performer, both on piano and vocals, teaching privately and at Berklee. Steve has accompanied Diana Ross on the Boston leg of her national tour, and has had the honor of having a room named after him at Berklee College of Music. \"...the infectiousness of her singing, her joy in the enterprise becoming evident to anyone who listens to her...\" Bill Donaldson - Cadence Magazine   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

TRIchrO + Oboe at the Lilypad

01-22-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm
TRIchrO features: Eriko Yamaki Mercure - Piano Mark Fairweather - Drums Dave Mercure - Bass Special guest Joel Bard - Oboe TRIchrO has been performing throughout the Greater Boston areas as well at jazz venues and festivals in New York City, [more+]
TRIchrO features: Eriko Yamaki Mercure - Piano Mark Fairweather - Drums Dave Mercure - Bass Special guest Joel Bard - Oboe TRIchrO has been performing throughout the Greater Boston areas as well at jazz venues and festivals in New York City, Tokyo, Japan and Hartford, CT.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

01-22-2017

Presented by Barcelona Wine Bar at Barcelona Wine Bar, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm
Come on down to see the burnin'est twelve year old guitar player you ever saw!
Come on down to see the burnin'est twelve year old guitar player you ever saw! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joe Hunt Jazz Quartet

01-22-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 22 @ 8:30 pm
This Sunday, January 22, drummer Joe Hunt brings his quartet of jazz young-bloods into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of hip music. Tenor saxophonist Brian Levy will be featured along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David [more+]
This Sunday, January 22, drummer Joe Hunt brings his quartet of jazz young-bloods into the Cambridge club, The Lilypad for a evening of hip music. Tenor saxophonist Brian Levy will be featured along with bassist, Dave Landoni and pianist David Rumpler. The music begins at 8:30 [less-]
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, Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Feb 06 @ 8:00 pm + 3 more dates and times

Mon, Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm Mon, Feb 27 @ 8:00 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

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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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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Learn Lindy Hop in Boston and Cambridge

01-24-2017

Presented by Boston Lindy Hop at Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:00 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.

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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Kent Hewitt Trio

01-24-2017

Presented by Jocko's Jazz at Sahara Restaurant & Club, Methuen
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm
Kent Hewitt-Piano, Todd Baker-Bass, Jim Gwin-Drums
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz Show & Jam

06-27-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Jan 31 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 07 @ 8:00 pm + 20 more dates and times

Tue, Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm Tue, Mar 07 @ 8:00 pm 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

The Devil Makes Three

01-26-2017

Presented by Live Nation at House of Blues, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm
Before the revivals and the festival movement of the 60s and 70s and even before 78 RPM records and live rural radio, American folk music just was – unnamed, unstudied and unaware of itself except as it was happening in shacks, houses, tents and [more+]
Before the revivals and the festival movement of the 60s and 70s and even before 78 RPM records and live rural radio, American folk music just was – unnamed, unstudied and unaware of itself except as it was happening in shacks, houses, tents and churches. It wasn’t a genre but an organic human response to work and worship in the American South before electrification, when the air was stifling and the living was borderline feudal. But only in such a fiery furnace could something as immutable, hard and heavy as American blues and gospel be forged in the first place. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

"Jazz in the Sanctuary" Tours the Seasons

01-27-2017

Presented by Winchester Unitarian Society at Winchester Unitarian Society, Winchester
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm
Join a sextet of some of Boston’s best jazz musicians as they present “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” at Winchester Unitarian Society, on Friday, January 27th. This year’s performance will take a tour through the seasons, featuring standards such [more+]
Join a sextet of some of Boston’s best jazz musicians as they present “Jazz in the Sanctuary,” at Winchester Unitarian Society, on Friday, January 27th. This year’s performance will take a tour through the seasons, featuring standards such as “Joy Spring,” “Summertime,” and “Autumn Leaves.” Performers include Greg Hopkins on trumpet, Mike Tucker on saxophone, Jeff Galindo on trombone, John Kramer on piano, Mark Pucci on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums. A reception will follow the concert. The concert venue is handicapped accessible; street parking is available. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Fika Sound Series: Piatruba

01-28-2017

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center at Scandinavian Cultural Center, West Newton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm
Piatruba is coming to the Scandinavian Cultural Center for the very first time! The Swedish trio plays music from [more+]
Piatruba is coming to the Scandinavian Cultural Center for the very first time! The Swedish trio plays music from Oskar Stenmark’s ancestors in Gärdebyn, Dalecarlia. Polskas, waltzes and walking tunes have been passed on for many generations, some melodies are traced back to the 18th century. Piatruba mixes these songs with a contemporary expression, adding improvisation to tell old stories in a new way. The result is an exciting show where tradition meets the future. Featuring: Oskar Stenmark – Flugelhorn Robin Skarin – Piano Linus Fredin – Upright bass [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

CRASHfest

01-28-2017

Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at House of Blues, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm
1 Night - 3 Stages - 10 Bands . . . Bombino, San Fermin & NOW Ensemble, Salif Keita, Debo Band, Orkesta Mendoza, Daby Touré, Carrie Rodriguez, Air Congo, LADAMA, and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. CRASHfest transforms the House of [more+]
1 Night - 3 Stages - 10 Bands . . . Bombino, San Fermin & NOW Ensemble, Salif Keita, Debo Band, Orkesta Mendoza, Daby Touré, Carrie Rodriguez, Air Congo, LADAMA, and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. CRASHfest transforms the House of Blues into an indoor music festival with three different stages, lush lounge areas, and a kaleidoscope of sounds and cultures that brings an eclectic and worldly spin to the Boston music scene. The House of Blues features an expansive dance floor and seated balcony overlooking the main stage, more intimate listening in the luxurious and exotic Foundation Room, and a spotlight on local bands in the restaurant. Global street food, international beer, and custom cocktails will be available for sale. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

John Funkhouser Quartet

01-28-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
The second of our Jazz Winter Series. “Complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” is how Bebop as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, Ravi Shankar, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the Quartet is a [more+]
The second of our Jazz Winter Series. “Complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity” is how Bebop as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, Ravi Shankar, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the Quartet is a band of Musicians without Borders. Funkhouser’s latest compositions flow from a new influence – his 2016 tour of South Africa. Each of Funkhouser’s expansive compositions inhabits a unique universe, while the band seamlessly integrates composed music with improvisation into what Bop-n-Jazz.com describes as “a whirling dervish of sound and light”. “The John Funkhouser Quartet is often wildly inventive and great fun to watch and listen to–they can also play with grace and sweetness” (Middletown Eye). The Quartet began to take shape in 2000, when John Funkhouser (keyboard) met Mike Connors (percussion) and they immediately understood they had a common musical vision.  All playing in Jerry Sabatini’s Sonic Explorers, they soon met Greg Loughman (bass) and formed the John Funkhouser Trio.  They played all over the Northeast to enthusiastic audiences and recorded the CD, Time.  Funkhouser then invited good friend and Sonic Explorers guitarist, Phil Sargent, to make it a quartet.  Bonded by years of friendship as much as by shared music, the Quartet now feels like a single organism more than a band of individual virtuosos. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Bettye Lavette

01-28-2017

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance.  The Grammy-nominated singer was just given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues [more+]
A soul queen with a commanding voice and a hugely charismatic stage presence, Bettye LaVette comes to Rockport in the midst of a long-deserved career renaissance.  The Grammy-nominated singer was just given the Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Female Singer of the Year. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Melissa Kassel & Tom Zicarelli Group

01-29-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 29 @ 5:30 pm
Melissa Kassel - Voice Tom Zicarelli - Piano Phil Grenadier - Trumpet Bruce Gertz - Bass Gary Fieldman - Drums
Melissa Kassel - Voice Tom Zicarelli - Piano Phil Grenadier - Trumpet Bruce Gertz - Bass Gary Fieldman - Drums [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues