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Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

06-27-2017

Presented by Friends of Post Office Sqyare at Post Office Square, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm
13 year old Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively lunchtime set of Jazz Manouche
13 year old Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively lunchtime set of Jazz Manouche [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Onset Summer of Love Concert Series

08-30-2017

Presented by Onset Bay Association at Lillian Gregerman Bandshell, Onset
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The 10th season of the Onset Summer of Love Concert series is almost upon us! The shows begin Wednesday, June 28th and continue through Wednesday, August 30th.
June 28th - The Infractions - Soul, Funk, R & B July 5th - Daddy O! - 50's Swing,... [more+]
The 10th season of the Onset Summer of Love Concert series is almost upon us! The shows begin Wednesday, June 28th and continue through Wednesday, August 30th.
June 28th - The Infractions - Soul, Funk, R & B July 5th - Daddy O! - 50's Swing, Rockabilly & Blues Rock July 12th - Just Like That - Eclectic Rock Covers you want to dance to! July 19th - *Double Bill* with Movin' On - Bad Co. Tribute & Ultimate Benetar - Pat Benetar & Heart Tribute July 26th - Groovy Afternoon - A Tribute to the Woodstock Era 1965-1973 August 2nd - *Double Bill* with Studio Two-The Beatles Tribute and "All Starr" Beatles Tribute Walrus Gumboot (Early & Later material by the Fab 4) August 9th - The Peacheaters - An Allman Brothers Experience August 16th - Uncle John's Banjo - Grateful Dead, Bluegrass style August 23rd - Way Up South - Original, Feel-good rock and covers August 30th - Heartbreaker - A Led Zeppelin Experience These concerts are free and always will be. ALL are welcome! In case of rain, we meet at the Onset VFW outdoor pavilion. Food and merchandise vendors are welcome. Please inquire at onsetvillage@yahoo.com for more info.     [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

06-29-2017

Presented by Friends of Post Office Square at Post Office Square, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm
13 Year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker burns through a set of Jazz Manouche!Fr
13 Year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker burns through a set of Jazz Manouche!Fr [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Bill Charlap Trio

06-29-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm
One of the world's premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has... [more+]
One of the world's premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. "Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved... when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. The tune rises, falls, disappears and resurfaces in new forms as Charlap ranges over the keyboard with nimble, crisply swinging lines, subtly layered textures, dense chords and spiky interjections." - TIME Magazine [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joan Watson-Jones and Friends at Return to Ryles Jazz Clu

06-29-2017

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 29 @ 8:30 pm
Joan Watson-Jones is a very expressive vocalist who burns quietly with inner intensity when she sings. She has deep understanding of the words she interprets, and has a natural sense of swing. She brings an energy to her Jazz that would appeal to... [more+]
Joan Watson-Jones is a very expressive vocalist who burns quietly with inner intensity when she sings. She has deep understanding of the words she interprets, and has a natural sense of swing. She brings an energy to her Jazz that would appeal to new listeners and long time jazz fans. An evening to remember! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio at Jack O'Neills

06-30-2017

Presented by Jack O'Neills at Jack O'Neills, West Roxbury
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of Jazz Manouche!
Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of Jazz Manouche! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Austin McMahon, Jon Dreyer

06-30-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at New School of Music, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

Jazz with Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Jon Dreyer and Austin McMahon

Friday June 30 2017, 8:00 pm. A night of jazz featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Austin McMahon, drums. At the New School of... [more+]

Jazz with Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Jon Dreyer and Austin McMahon

Friday June 30 2017, 8:00 pm. A night of jazz featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Austin McMahon, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73 bus, or park free in the lot behind the school. 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. Critic Steve Elman of The Arts Fuse says that pianist Harvey Diamond … is almost as revered among Boston musicians as the Dalai Lama is in Tibet. He has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Harvie S, Jay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Jason Palmer, Cameron Brown Marcus McLaurine, and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio. He is also a revered teacher. Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players. His two albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients and 2003’s Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.” He has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick, Bob Belden, Richie Beirach, Ethan Iverson, Bill Stewart, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard, Steve Swallow, Kenny Barron and countless other greats. 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 Jason Palmer, Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. Austin McMahon performs regularly with Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has recently performed and/or recorded with Sean Jones, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry, Noah Preminger, Jason Palmer and Grace Kelly. He has appeared as an opening act for Grammy award-winners Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding. McMahon is the winner of the 9th annual Independent Music Awards for Jazz Song Category and Nominee for Best Jazz Album in the 11th annual IMA's. His debut CD Many Muses was selected as a CDBaby Editor’s pick and described as "subtle, reverential to tradition, and thoroughly new." He was recently featured on NPR JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, WLRN Miami (NPR station) and live on WGBH radio, Boston, MA. Austin is also the co-founder, producer and recording artist for the burgeoning record label Fractamodi and has recorded on over forty commercially released albums in the past several years. 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

small town BIG BANG

07-01-2017

Presented by Pepperell 4th of July Committee at Town Field Pepperell, Pepperell
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:30 pm
The patriotic birthday party starts at 1230pm; when the big, loud and brassy parade takes off from the Pepperell Town Hall. Our Grand Marshall James R. Triehy, 98 years old and the only surviving WWII veteran in town leads Brass bands, military... [more+]
The patriotic birthday party starts at 1230pm; when the big, loud and brassy parade takes off from the Pepperell Town Hall. Our Grand Marshall James R. Triehy, 98 years old and the only surviving WWII veteran in town leads Brass bands, military bands, jazz bands, magnolia bands, minutemen, clowns, mini cars, tractors, firetrucks, government officials, veterans and a multitude of patriotic citizens paying honor to our Country to the Pepperell VFW where the parade disbands after a 2hr march, and then heads to the town field, for more festivities. FireFest, and event inspired by Amythest Wyldfyre, which celebrates America through the arts is an American Independence Day party that has something for everyone. The day is filled with music, various foods, markets, arts, games, performers, novelty characters, singing, dancing, and family fun. Nothing more American then trains, race cars, a big red hot BBQ and Boston Cornhole. small town BIG BANG is the finale. A spectacular Atlas Pyrotechnics Fireworks display, the fireworks company of the New England Patriots and Pepperell's for over 25 years! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Medford Eats

07-01-2017

Presented by Medford Community Coalition at Medford City Hall Mall, Medford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 4:00 pm
A community-wide food festival and block party celebrating the diverse, delicious restaurants in Medford. Medford Eats will include a New Orleans style brass band procession through Medford Square, food and beverages from beloved Medford... [more+]
A community-wide food festival and block party celebrating the diverse, delicious restaurants in Medford. Medford Eats will include a New Orleans style brass band procession through Medford Square, food and beverages from beloved Medford restaurants, live music throughout the afternoon, and a community art project. Live music from The Revoluntionary Snake Ensemble, The Flying Cattaneos, and The Blue Ribbons! This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Swingtime Big Band

07-01-2017

Presented by Music Mountain at Music Mountain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 6:30 pm
For their 10th annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook.  Celebrating the 100th birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy... [more+]
For their 10th annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook.  Celebrating the 100th birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich! Swingtime Big Band is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era. Led by saxophonist and artistic director Steve Shaiman, the band features vocalists Bobbie Ruth and Jerry Costanzo. The band is committed to keep this important music alive by performing as often as possible for audiences of all ages. Keeping with long-standing tradition, the Saturday Twilight Series features pre-concert dinners at the quaint Falls Village Inn. Experience a piece of history in this 175-year-old Inn before dancing to the biggest swing hits of the 1930s – 1950s! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Dancelujah: A Psychedelic Dance Party with Dark City Agent, Smeed, H2H

07-02-2017

Presented by Dancelujah at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 8:30 pm
Dancelujah is back in action at the Middle East Downstairs bringing a more electronic show to the mix this time. This is going to be a huge dance party soon not to forget. Doors 8:30pm Tickets $13 adv/$15 doors 18 plus with Valid ID
Dancelujah is back in action at the Middle East Downstairs bringing a more electronic show to the mix this time. This is going to be a huge dance party soon not to forget. Doors 8:30pm Tickets $13 adv/$15 doors 18 plus with Valid ID [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Harborwalk Sounds

08-31-2017

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Gather by the water for food, drinks, and amazing free concerts, plus free museum admission. A perfect Boston summer evening. Schedule: [more+]
Gather by the water for food, drinks, and amazing free concerts, plus free museum admission. A perfect Boston summer evening. Schedule: [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado: Scanzonati

07-06-2017

Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center at Paul Revere Mall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm
NEMPAC is thrilled to return to the Prado this summer to offer its free Summer Concert Series each Thursday in July in partnership with the City of Boston! Main stage concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m., and each performance... [more+]
NEMPAC is thrilled to return to the Prado this summer to offer its free Summer Concert Series each Thursday in July in partnership with the City of Boston! Main stage concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m., and each performance will be preceded by a special NEMPAC student feature at 5:30 p.m. To see the full lineup, visit www.nempacboston.org. Thursday, July 6th – Scanzonati, Contemporary Italian Jazz Musicians Stefano Marchese Andrea Pejrolo “Scanzonati” is the new project that brings again on the same stage the jazz singer Marchese and the Berklee Faculty Pejrolo. The project not simply express the deep love that the two musicians have for the widely known “canzone” form, but represents also an incredible rich and precious age of the Italian music made of well written music as well as a lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Angelo Branduardi, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project will pay the tribute to. Combining the charming and soulful Marchese’s voice with Pejrolo’s talent and creativity in discovering new sounds and atmospheres, the audience will assist to a real innovation and unique concert. Check out a clip of them live at Berklee Performance Center HERE! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The "Be-Bop" Guitars in concert

07-07-2017

Presented by Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., Gloucester, MA at Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, Gloucester
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 07 @ 6:30 pm
The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Berklee is known worldwide as the epicenter of contemporary guitar education. This unique group features 5 of Berklee’s time honored...
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The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Berklee is known worldwide as the epicenter of contemporary guitar education. This unique group features 5 of Berklee’s time honored guitar faculty performing specialized arrangements that show the diversity of the instrument and of the performers. The remainder of the band: trumpet/flute, vibes, bass & drums are also from the esteemed Berklee faculty. The 9 members of the band have a combined total of over 200 years of Berklee Jazz educator experience, and an equal number of years in which the individuals have performed in numerous musical settings throughout the world. The group began in 1990 by performing arrangements from “Supersax” and other similar ensembles. Later, the group expanded their repertoire by adding to the “book”, writing new arrangements and compositions. Although rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Over the years, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz. The band’s first CD, The “Be-Bop” Guitars.....& More! was released in 2000 and received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the country. The 2nd CD has been recorded and is being mixed and mastered and will be released during the fall of 2007. John Baboian – Guitar & Music Director Larry Baione – Guitar Jon Damian – Guitar John Marasco – Guitar Mark White – Guitar Jerry Seeco – Trumpet/Flute Rich Greenblatt – Vibes Ron Mahdi – Bass Larry Finn - Drums
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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joan Osborne

07-07-2017

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 07 @ 8:00 pm

“Like Bonnie Raitt, a musician to whom she has often been compared, Ms. Obsborne is a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer-songwriter who is allergic to traditional pop sentimentality, though hardly devoid of feeling… She treats Mr. Dylan...

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“Like Bonnie Raitt, a musician to whom she has often been compared, Ms. Obsborne is a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer-songwriter who is allergic to traditional pop sentimentality, though hardly devoid of feeling… She treats Mr. Dylan as fellow troubadour and roustabout, inventing the rules while traveling along an endless road. Mr. Dylan’s songs are so deeply ingrained in the culture, it’s a wonder more singers haven’t devoted entire concerts to his songs.” (The New York Times) We’ll be outside with this beloved talent for a concert of our favorite songs.

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Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Nextet Duo - Nate n' Dave play Jazz Lunch!

07-08-2017

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at Middle East Corner Bar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 1:00 pm
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds will surround you as you... [more+]
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds will surround you as you enjoy the Zuzu restaurant's great selection of brunch and lunch fare, both American and Middle Eastern. Very tasty and inexpensive. And no cover charge! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Makanda Project with special guest Salim Washington

07-08-2017

Presented by VISIONS at First Church in Roxbury, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 1:30 pm
The Makanda Project begins its annual summer concert series on the lawn of historic First Church in Roxbury. There will be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile, arts and crafts vendors, and good food. Multi-instrumentalist... [more+]
The Makanda Project begins its annual summer concert series on the lawn of historic First Church in Roxbury. There will be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile, arts and crafts vendors, and good food. Multi-instrumentalist Salim Washington will be special guest with the group. Mr. Washington lived in Boston during the 1980s and 1990s. His band the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic performed at Connolly’s in Roxbury every Saturday for many years, and in many ways was the precursor to the Makanda Project. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he moved to New York and established himself on the scene there. For the past several years he has been living in Durban, South Africa, teaching at the University of KwaZulu Natal and performing with the country’s leading jazz musicians. The musicians are Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Salim Washington, Sean Berry, Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones; Jerry Sabatini, Phil Grenadier - trumpets; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Sarah Politz, Bill Lowe - trombones; John Kordalewski - piano; John Lockwood - bass; and Warren Smith - drums [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio Plays Gershwin

07-08-2017

Presented by Music Mountain at Music Mountain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 6:30 pm
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson join guitarist Adam Moezinia to present a program exploring the rich legacy of George Gershwin, with songs including It Ain't Necessarily So, They Can't Take That... [more+]
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson join guitarist Adam Moezinia to present a program exploring the rich legacy of George Gershwin, with songs including It Ain't Necessarily So, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Summertime, I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, and Embraceable You. The Andersons have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.  The Washington Post deemed their music "imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classical jazz tunes." "These dudes are the future.  You made my soul smile." (Quincy Jones) [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The AB5 Quintet @ the Cabaret Café

07-08-2017

Presented by Chelmsford Center for the Arts at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 7:30 pm
Kick off Summer Saturdays @ the Cabaret Café with The AB5 Quintet, led by Arthur Bakopolus on sax.  Enjoy an evening of jazz with a cool drink.  Tickets $15, $10 Members, Cash Bar, FREE parking near many great restaurants.
Kick off Summer Saturdays @ the Cabaret Café with The AB5 Quintet, led by Arthur Bakopolus on sax.  Enjoy an evening of jazz with a cool drink.  Tickets $15, $10 Members, Cash Bar, FREE parking near many great restaurants. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio at The Roslendale Farmers Market

07-08-2017

Presented by Roslindale Farmers Market at Adams Park, Roslindale
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 11:00 pm
13 year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of music by Django Reinhardt and others
13 year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of music by Django Reinhardt and others [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

06-27-2017

Presented by Friends of Post Office Sqyare at Post Office Square, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm
13 year old Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively lunchtime set of Jazz Manouche
13 year old Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively lunchtime set of Jazz Manouche [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Onset Summer of Love Concert Series

08-30-2017

Presented by Onset Bay Association at Lillian Gregerman Bandshell, Onset
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 05 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

Wed, Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 02 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 09 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm Wed, Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The 10th season of the Onset Summer of Love Concert series is almost upon us! The shows begin Wednesday, June 28th and continue through Wednesday, August 30th.
June 28th - The Infractions - Soul, Funk, R & B July 5th - Daddy O! - 50's Swing,... [more+]
The 10th season of the Onset Summer of Love Concert series is almost upon us! The shows begin Wednesday, June 28th and continue through Wednesday, August 30th.
June 28th - The Infractions - Soul, Funk, R & B July 5th - Daddy O! - 50's Swing, Rockabilly & Blues Rock July 12th - Just Like That - Eclectic Rock Covers you want to dance to! July 19th - *Double Bill* with Movin' On - Bad Co. Tribute & Ultimate Benetar - Pat Benetar & Heart Tribute July 26th - Groovy Afternoon - A Tribute to the Woodstock Era 1965-1973 August 2nd - *Double Bill* with Studio Two-The Beatles Tribute and "All Starr" Beatles Tribute Walrus Gumboot (Early & Later material by the Fab 4) August 9th - The Peacheaters - An Allman Brothers Experience August 16th - Uncle John's Banjo - Grateful Dead, Bluegrass style August 23rd - Way Up South - Original, Feel-good rock and covers August 30th - Heartbreaker - A Led Zeppelin Experience These concerts are free and always will be. ALL are welcome! In case of rain, we meet at the Onset VFW outdoor pavilion. Food and merchandise vendors are welcome. Please inquire at onsetvillage@yahoo.com for more info.     [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

06-29-2017

Presented by Friends of Post Office Square at Post Office Square, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm
13 Year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker burns through a set of Jazz Manouche!Fr
13 Year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker burns through a set of Jazz Manouche!Fr [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Bill Charlap Trio

06-29-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm
One of the world's premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has... [more+]
One of the world's premiere jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City's Jazz in July Festival at the 92nd Street Y, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl. A two-time Grammy nominee, Charlap is married to renowned jazz pianist Renee Rosnes, and the two often collaborate in a duo piano setting. In the spring of 2010, Charlap and Rosnes released "Double Portrait", their acclaimed duo piano recording on the Blue Note label. "Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved... when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. The tune rises, falls, disappears and resurfaces in new forms as Charlap ranges over the keyboard with nimble, crisply swinging lines, subtly layered textures, dense chords and spiky interjections." - TIME Magazine [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joan Watson-Jones and Friends at Return to Ryles Jazz Clu

06-29-2017

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 29 @ 8:30 pm
Joan Watson-Jones is a very expressive vocalist who burns quietly with inner intensity when she sings. She has deep understanding of the words she interprets, and has a natural sense of swing. She brings an energy to her Jazz that would appeal to... [more+]
Joan Watson-Jones is a very expressive vocalist who burns quietly with inner intensity when she sings. She has deep understanding of the words she interprets, and has a natural sense of swing. She brings an energy to her Jazz that would appeal to new listeners and long time jazz fans. An evening to remember! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio at Jack O'Neills

06-30-2017

Presented by Jack O'Neills at Jack O'Neills, West Roxbury
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm
Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of Jazz Manouche!
Gypsy Jazz Prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of Jazz Manouche! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Austin McMahon, Jon Dreyer

06-30-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at New School of Music, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

Jazz with Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Jon Dreyer and Austin McMahon

Friday June 30 2017, 8:00 pm. A night of jazz featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Austin McMahon, drums. At the New School of... [more+]

Jazz with Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Jon Dreyer and Austin McMahon

Friday June 30 2017, 8:00 pm. A night of jazz featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Austin McMahon, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73 bus, or park free in the lot behind the school. 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. Critic Steve Elman of The Arts Fuse says that pianist Harvey Diamond … is almost as revered among Boston musicians as the Dalai Lama is in Tibet. He has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Harvie S, Jay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Jason Palmer, Cameron Brown Marcus McLaurine, and many others. After decades of patience by his fans, he has finally released his first CD as a leader, The Harvey Diamond Trio. He is also a revered teacher. Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players. His two albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients and 2003’s Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.” He has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick, Bob Belden, Richie Beirach, Ethan Iverson, Bill Stewart, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jeff Ballard, Steve Swallow, Kenny Barron and countless other greats. 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 Jason Palmer, Adam Janjigian, Yoko Miwa, Frank Wilkins, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. Austin McMahon performs regularly with Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has recently performed and/or recorded with Sean Jones, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel Loueke, Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Kate McGarry, Noah Preminger, Jason Palmer and Grace Kelly. He has appeared as an opening act for Grammy award-winners Dianne Reeves and Esperanza Spalding. McMahon is the winner of the 9th annual Independent Music Awards for Jazz Song Category and Nominee for Best Jazz Album in the 11th annual IMA's. His debut CD Many Muses was selected as a CDBaby Editor’s pick and described as "subtle, reverential to tradition, and thoroughly new." He was recently featured on NPR JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater, WLRN Miami (NPR station) and live on WGBH radio, Boston, MA. Austin is also the co-founder, producer and recording artist for the burgeoning record label Fractamodi and has recorded on over forty commercially released albums in the past several years. 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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small town BIG BANG

07-01-2017

Presented by Pepperell 4th of July Committee at Town Field Pepperell, Pepperell
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 12:30 pm
The patriotic birthday party starts at 1230pm; when the big, loud and brassy parade takes off from the Pepperell Town Hall. Our Grand Marshall James R. Triehy, 98 years old and the only surviving WWII veteran in town leads Brass bands, military... [more+]
The patriotic birthday party starts at 1230pm; when the big, loud and brassy parade takes off from the Pepperell Town Hall. Our Grand Marshall James R. Triehy, 98 years old and the only surviving WWII veteran in town leads Brass bands, military bands, jazz bands, magnolia bands, minutemen, clowns, mini cars, tractors, firetrucks, government officials, veterans and a multitude of patriotic citizens paying honor to our Country to the Pepperell VFW where the parade disbands after a 2hr march, and then heads to the town field, for more festivities. FireFest, and event inspired by Amythest Wyldfyre, which celebrates America through the arts is an American Independence Day party that has something for everyone. The day is filled with music, various foods, markets, arts, games, performers, novelty characters, singing, dancing, and family fun. Nothing more American then trains, race cars, a big red hot BBQ and Boston Cornhole. small town BIG BANG is the finale. A spectacular Atlas Pyrotechnics Fireworks display, the fireworks company of the New England Patriots and Pepperell's for over 25 years! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Medford Eats

07-01-2017

Presented by Medford Community Coalition at Medford City Hall Mall, Medford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 4:00 pm
A community-wide food festival and block party celebrating the diverse, delicious restaurants in Medford. Medford Eats will include a New Orleans style brass band procession through Medford Square, food and beverages from beloved Medford... [more+]
A community-wide food festival and block party celebrating the diverse, delicious restaurants in Medford. Medford Eats will include a New Orleans style brass band procession through Medford Square, food and beverages from beloved Medford restaurants, live music throughout the afternoon, and a community art project. Live music from The Revoluntionary Snake Ensemble, The Flying Cattaneos, and The Blue Ribbons! This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. [less-]
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Swingtime Big Band

07-01-2017

Presented by Music Mountain at Music Mountain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 6:30 pm
For their 10th annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook.  Celebrating the 100th birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy... [more+]
For their 10th annual Music Mountain concert, Swingtime spotlights Broadway as the wellspring of the Great American Songbook.  Celebrating the 100th birthdays of legendary artists Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich! Swingtime Big Band is a 20-piece authentic swing band comprised of master interpreters of music from the Swing Era. Led by saxophonist and artistic director Steve Shaiman, the band features vocalists Bobbie Ruth and Jerry Costanzo. The band is committed to keep this important music alive by performing as often as possible for audiences of all ages. Keeping with long-standing tradition, the Saturday Twilight Series features pre-concert dinners at the quaint Falls Village Inn. Experience a piece of history in this 175-year-old Inn before dancing to the biggest swing hits of the 1930s – 1950s! [less-]
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Dancelujah: A Psychedelic Dance Party with Dark City Agent, Smeed, H2H

07-02-2017

Presented by Dancelujah at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 01 @ 8:30 pm
Dancelujah is back in action at the Middle East Downstairs bringing a more electronic show to the mix this time. This is going to be a huge dance party soon not to forget. Doors 8:30pm Tickets $13 adv/$15 doors 18 plus with Valid ID
Dancelujah is back in action at the Middle East Downstairs bringing a more electronic show to the mix this time. This is going to be a huge dance party soon not to forget. Doors 8:30pm Tickets $13 adv/$15 doors 18 plus with Valid ID [less-]
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Harborwalk Sounds

08-31-2017

Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm + 6 more dates and times

Thu, Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 03 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm Thu, Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Gather by the water for food, drinks, and amazing free concerts, plus free museum admission. A perfect Boston summer evening. Schedule: [more+]
Gather by the water for food, drinks, and amazing free concerts, plus free museum admission. A perfect Boston summer evening. Schedule: [less-]
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NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado: Scanzonati

07-06-2017

Presented by North End Music and Performing Arts Center at Paul Revere Mall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jul 06 @ 6:00 pm
NEMPAC is thrilled to return to the Prado this summer to offer its free Summer Concert Series each Thursday in July in partnership with the City of Boston! Main stage concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m., and each performance... [more+]
NEMPAC is thrilled to return to the Prado this summer to offer its free Summer Concert Series each Thursday in July in partnership with the City of Boston! Main stage concerts will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until 7:30 p.m., and each performance will be preceded by a special NEMPAC student feature at 5:30 p.m. To see the full lineup, visit www.nempacboston.org. Thursday, July 6th – Scanzonati, Contemporary Italian Jazz Musicians Stefano Marchese Andrea Pejrolo “Scanzonati” is the new project that brings again on the same stage the jazz singer Marchese and the Berklee Faculty Pejrolo. The project not simply express the deep love that the two musicians have for the widely known “canzone” form, but represents also an incredible rich and precious age of the Italian music made of well written music as well as a lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Angelo Branduardi, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele and Domenico Modugno are only some of the most renowned and prestigious artists that the project will pay the tribute to. Combining the charming and soulful Marchese’s voice with Pejrolo’s talent and creativity in discovering new sounds and atmospheres, the audience will assist to a real innovation and unique concert. Check out a clip of them live at Berklee Performance Center HERE! [less-]
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The "Be-Bop" Guitars in concert

07-07-2017

Presented by Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church St., Gloucester, MA at Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, Gloucester
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 07 @ 6:30 pm
The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Berklee is known worldwide as the epicenter of contemporary guitar education. This unique group features 5 of Berklee’s time honored...
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The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty band from Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Berklee is known worldwide as the epicenter of contemporary guitar education. This unique group features 5 of Berklee’s time honored guitar faculty performing specialized arrangements that show the diversity of the instrument and of the performers. The remainder of the band: trumpet/flute, vibes, bass & drums are also from the esteemed Berklee faculty. The 9 members of the band have a combined total of over 200 years of Berklee Jazz educator experience, and an equal number of years in which the individuals have performed in numerous musical settings throughout the world. The group began in 1990 by performing arrangements from “Supersax” and other similar ensembles. Later, the group expanded their repertoire by adding to the “book”, writing new arrangements and compositions. Although rooted in the “Bop” tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of Jazz music. Over the years, the ensemble has garnered a steady following of fans that enjoy guitar-oriented Jazz. The band’s first CD, The “Be-Bop” Guitars.....& More! was released in 2000 and received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the country. The 2nd CD has been recorded and is being mixed and mastered and will be released during the fall of 2007. John Baboian – Guitar & Music Director Larry Baione – Guitar Jon Damian – Guitar John Marasco – Guitar Mark White – Guitar Jerry Seeco – Trumpet/Flute Rich Greenblatt – Vibes Ron Mahdi – Bass Larry Finn - Drums
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Joan Osborne

07-07-2017

Presented by MASS MoCA at MASS MoCA, North Adams
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jul 07 @ 8:00 pm

“Like Bonnie Raitt, a musician to whom she has often been compared, Ms. Obsborne is a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer-songwriter who is allergic to traditional pop sentimentality, though hardly devoid of feeling… She treats Mr. Dylan...

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“Like Bonnie Raitt, a musician to whom she has often been compared, Ms. Obsborne is a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer-songwriter who is allergic to traditional pop sentimentality, though hardly devoid of feeling… She treats Mr. Dylan as fellow troubadour and roustabout, inventing the rules while traveling along an endless road. Mr. Dylan’s songs are so deeply ingrained in the culture, it’s a wonder more singers haven’t devoted entire concerts to his songs.” (The New York Times) We’ll be outside with this beloved talent for a concert of our favorite songs.

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Nextet Duo - Nate n' Dave play Jazz Lunch!

07-08-2017

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at Middle East Corner Bar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 1:00 pm
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds will surround you as you... [more+]
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds will surround you as you enjoy the Zuzu restaurant's great selection of brunch and lunch fare, both American and Middle Eastern. Very tasty and inexpensive. And no cover charge! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

The Makanda Project with special guest Salim Washington

07-08-2017

Presented by VISIONS at First Church in Roxbury, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 1:30 pm
The Makanda Project begins its annual summer concert series on the lawn of historic First Church in Roxbury. There will be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile, arts and crafts vendors, and good food. Multi-instrumentalist... [more+]
The Makanda Project begins its annual summer concert series on the lawn of historic First Church in Roxbury. There will be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile, arts and crafts vendors, and good food. Multi-instrumentalist Salim Washington will be special guest with the group. Mr. Washington lived in Boston during the 1980s and 1990s. His band the Roxbury Blues Aesthetic performed at Connolly’s in Roxbury every Saturday for many years, and in many ways was the precursor to the Makanda Project. After receiving his doctorate from Harvard University, he moved to New York and established himself on the scene there. For the past several years he has been living in Durban, South Africa, teaching at the University of KwaZulu Natal and performing with the country’s leading jazz musicians. The musicians are Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Salim Washington, Sean Berry, Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones; Jerry Sabatini, Phil Grenadier - trumpets; Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Sarah Politz, Bill Lowe - trombones; John Kordalewski - piano; John Lockwood - bass; and Warren Smith - drums [less-]
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The Peter & Will Anderson Trio Plays Gershwin

07-08-2017

Presented by Music Mountain at Music Mountain
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 6:30 pm
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson join guitarist Adam Moezinia to present a program exploring the rich legacy of George Gershwin, with songs including It Ain't Necessarily So, They Can't Take That... [more+]
"Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone" (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson join guitarist Adam Moezinia to present a program exploring the rich legacy of George Gershwin, with songs including It Ain't Necessarily So, They Can't Take That Away from Me, Summertime, I Got Rhythm, The Man I Love, and Embraceable You. The Andersons have headlined at The Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.  The Washington Post deemed their music "imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classical jazz tunes." "These dudes are the future.  You made my soul smile." (Quincy Jones) [less-]
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The AB5 Quintet @ the Cabaret Café

07-08-2017

Presented by Chelmsford Center for the Arts at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 7:30 pm
Kick off Summer Saturdays @ the Cabaret Café with The AB5 Quintet, led by Arthur Bakopolus on sax.  Enjoy an evening of jazz with a cool drink.  Tickets $15, $10 Members, Cash Bar, FREE parking near many great restaurants.
Kick off Summer Saturdays @ the Cabaret Café with The AB5 Quintet, led by Arthur Bakopolus on sax.  Enjoy an evening of jazz with a cool drink.  Tickets $15, $10 Members, Cash Bar, FREE parking near many great restaurants. [less-]
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Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio at The Roslendale Farmers Market

07-08-2017

Presented by Roslindale Farmers Market at Adams Park, Roslindale
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jul 08 @ 11:00 pm
13 year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of music by Django Reinhardt and others
13 year old Gypsy Jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker performs a lively set of music by Django Reinhardt and others [less-]
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