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Yulia Musayelyan: Tango meets Jazz

10-17-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

Yulia Musayelyan: Tango meets Jazz

FEATURING: YULIA MUSAYELYAN - FLUTES MAXIM LUBARSKY - PIANO FERNANDO HUERGO - BASS BERTRAM LEHMANN - DRUMS

Yulia Musayelyan is a flutist and composer originally from Moscow, Russia, now based in Boston. A... [more+]

Yulia Musayelyan: Tango meets Jazz

FEATURING: YULIA MUSAYELYAN - FLUTES MAXIM LUBARSKY - PIANO FERNANDO HUERGO - BASS BERTRAM LEHMANN - DRUMS

Yulia Musayelyan is a flutist and composer originally from Moscow, Russia, now based in Boston. A versatile multi-genre performer, she leads a quartet, 'Tango meets Jazz' project, and Macayú Trio, and performs with MOZIK, Fernando Huergo Quintet, Manhattan Camerata, Brooklyn Orchestra, and Marta Gomez Group, among others. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music and New York University with BM and MA degrees in performance and composition. A recipient of the 2001 NFAA Award, Yulia was a soloist with the TACTUS Contemporary Ensemble with guest conductor maestro Pierre Boulez in 2005. Her chamber compositions have been premiered at Symphony Space in New York City and featured in the 2006 film Natalie Bonn. Yulia's jazz compositions combine modern jazz harmonies, mixed meters, and improvisation with folkloric styles from Argentina, Armenia, Russia, and Brasil. The result is a colorful and distinct group sound that seeks to bridge distant traditions. She has recorded over 25 albums as a sideman, and released her debut album, Caminos, in 2009. The Armenian Mirror-Spectator writes, "[Yulia] grooves as if she were a dual-native, balancing somewhere between Armenia and Argentina." As a flutist and improviser, she has performed at the 2001 Montreux Jazz off-Festival, Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Córdoba International Jazz Festival, IAJE conventions in New York and New Orleans, and toured the US,UK, Europe, Central and South America with various musical projects. In TANGO meets JAZZ, Yulia teams up with a rhythm section of Boston's top jazz musicians: Maxim Lubarsky on piano, Fernando Huergo on bass, and Bertram Lehmann on drums. Together they weave a passionate jazz thread through some of the great gems of the Tango repertoire, featuring new arrangements of works by Astor Piazzolla, Hector Stamponi, Pedro Laurenz, José Dames, and others. The quartet also performs original compositions by Yulia Musayelyan and Fernando Huergo, heavily influenced by the Tango tradition. For more information, schedule, and music samples, please visit www.yuliamusayelyan.com [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz at the Mosesian, featuring Berklee faculty artists: The Ricardo Monzon Quartet

10-18-2017

Presented by Mosesian Center for the Arts at The BlackBox, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
  Jazz at the Mosesian, featuring Berklee faculty artists presents: The Ricardo Monzon Quartet   “A BLEND OF LATIN AMERICAN STYLES AND STANDARD REPERTOIRE WITH THE CONTAGIOUS RHTHMS OF CUBA, BRAZIL AND THE CARIBBEAN”   Ricardo Monzon... [more+]
  Jazz at the Mosesian, featuring Berklee faculty artists presents: The Ricardo Monzon Quartet   “A BLEND OF LATIN AMERICAN STYLES AND STANDARD REPERTOIRE WITH THE CONTAGIOUS RHTHMS OF CUBA, BRAZIL AND THE CARIBBEAN”   Ricardo Monzon – Drums & Percussion Yaure Muñiz - Trumpet Fernando Huergo – Bass Russ Hoffmann - Keyboard Ricardo Monzón Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Ricardo teaches in the Percussion and Ensemble departments. He is an accomplished drummer, percussionist, and studio musician who has toured and performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has performed for the “Chris Botti in Boston” concert/video/CD with Sting, Chris Botti, John Mayer, Josh Groban, and Yo Yo Ma. Performances with Abe Laboriel, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Mario Frangoulis, Tata Vega, Donna Summer, The New York Voices, Stanley Clark, Lenny White, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Dan Moretti, the Epic Brass Quintet, Deborah Henson-Conant, Myanna, Bernard Purdie, Jethro Da Silva, the Greg Hopkins Big Band, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Guatemala. He has shared the stage with Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Samuels, and Lincoln Goines. A highly sought-after studio musician as well, Ricardo has recorded on the Grammy nominated “Latin Album” with the Boston Pops, 2016 Grammy nominated song “A chama verde” with John Finbury and Marcella Camargo, The JCA Orchestra, The John Coltrane Memorial Concert, New World Jazz Octet, Larry Watson, Darrell Nulisch, Geoff Bartley, and Walter Beasley, including Grammy nominated “Ready for Love” which reached #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and #1 on SmoothJazz.com. He was featured with Dan Moretti's band on Jazz Player magazine's play-along contemporary jazz CD. He recorded percussion tracks for the film Squeeze, the Mary Tyler Moore HBO special, Montages on Copan, Mayan Passages by John Moore, and other documentary films. Recently in 2014 wrote music for local Boston film company Tallboy “Stories for dinner” He was also featured on the Thaddeus Hogarth video “LIVE AT BOSSE”. Ricardo is the leader of his own Jazz Quartet and of the Marimba Canto De Guatemala, The Ricardo Monzón Orchestra, Jazz for Kids and Mamboston. His Orquesta Bacharengue won the Berklee Urban Service Award for providing the Performance of the Year at the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in 2010. Also in 2010, Ricardo was officially recognized by Mayor Menino for his “tireless commitment and dedication to the Guatemalan community in the City of Boston”. Ricardo is the creator of the concert series: THE MARIMBA MUSIC OF GUATEMALA, at Berklee College of Music, and the author of BASIC AFRO- CUBAN RHYTHMS FOR PERCUSSION AND DRUM SET, an instructional DVD published by Berklee Press. Endorsements: Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth Sticks. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

10-18-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Magic Dick the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band partners up with acoustic guitar sensation and singer, Shun Ng. Magic Dick, has toured the world playing with some of the top names in the business as well as blowing away clubs to... [more+]
Magic Dick the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band partners up with acoustic guitar sensation and singer, Shun Ng. Magic Dick, has toured the world playing with some of the top names in the business as well as blowing away clubs to stadiums with the J. Geils Band since 1969. Shun Ng, at 26 years old is an international star, and just received his second Boston Music Awards nomination (won in 2015) for Best International Performer. A soulful, world class guitarist and electric performer. As the legendary Quincy Jones puts it, “When you see Shun Ng, you won’t believe your eyes nor your ears — he belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science — his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding.” Magic Dick has said, “From the moment I first heard Shun Ng’s CD “Funky Thumb Stuff” I knew that a manifest musical collaboration was about to happen. Shun’s sound simply made me feel very alive and induced in me a synchronous alignment of musical DNA as if it was his intention as well as mine all along! I helped it along by asking his manager, Ralph Jaccodine to introduce us at his office. A long and enlightening conversation happened on that day of our first meeting and now we are a duo and I couldn’t be more delighted.” “In this collaboration with Magic Dick,” Shun says, “we wanted to make music in a way that no one had quite done before while remaining grounded in our roots. Magic Dick brings a powerhouse attack with ferocious precision and a killer groove to this duo. I have great respect for him, he has seemingly done it all, but is still constantly trying to push the boundaries of music and chase the best in himself, a true artist. To be working with a true Boston legend is a real privilege.” [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Laszlo Gardony | CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside)

10-19-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Laszlo Gardony | CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside)

FEATURING: LASZLO GARDONY - SOLO PIANO

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, Laszlo Gardony is "one of contemporary music's truly original voices,"... [more+]

Laszlo Gardony | CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside)

FEATURING: LASZLO GARDONY - SOLO PIANO

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, Laszlo Gardony is "one of contemporary music's truly original voices," (JazzTimes). He celebrates his soulful new solo piano CD, "Serious Play'' with a concert featuring music from the recording including "Georgia On My Mind," "Naima," and "Over The Rainbow," as well as his spontaneous, inspired improvisations which come from a deep well of emotion and contemplation. "Music has a direct effect on our emotions and also on our well-being," says Gardony. "With this CD my focus was on strengthening and helping people to be resilient, as well as washing away any fatigue, doubt, or desperation we all may feel from time to time." Be part of this unique, unforgettable night! "A formidable improviser who lives in the moment," (JazzTimes), Gardony has performed in 27 countries and released a dozen albums during his distinguished decades long career. After graduating from the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the ELTE Science University in his native Hungary, Gardony earned a full scholarship to Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1983 and joined the faculty there not long after graduation. His first prize performance at the 1987 Great American Jazz Piano Competition launched him into the international spotlight. Since then, Gardony has performed at major festivals and premiere jazz clubs around the world and has toured and/or recorded with jazz greats such as Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Bob Moses, Yoron Israel's High Standards, Matt Glaser's Wayfaring Strangers, and David "Fathead" Newman, as well as the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony, and the Smithsonian Institute's Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit, among others. In addition to his solo and sideman work, Gardony leads three of his own groups: a trio of 15 years featuring bassist John Lockwood and drummer Yoron Israel; a quartet featuring multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Stan Strickland; and a sextet with saxophone luminaries Bill Pierce and Don Braden. Gardony's 2015 Sunnyside recording Life in Real Time was named one of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2015 by the Boston Globe. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Live @ OBERON: Ancestral Memories

10-19-2017

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse... [more+]
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas. The ensemble also features the extraordinary rhythm section of Terry’s brother, bassist Yunior Terry, and drummer Clarence Penn. Named Ancestral Memories, the project captures the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the Caribbean, New Orleans, and French Louisiana, re-imagined through 21st century aesthetics and a jazz sensibility. Nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album, Yosvany Terry’s most recent album New Throned King was based on a similar concept and seamlessly blended modern jazz with the ceremonial music of the West African and Cuban Arara culture. "This is a special opportunity to express my grandmother's Haitian heritage with people who speak the same language." – Yosvany Terry   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club at Outpost 186

10-19-2017

Presented by Outpost 186 at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club- Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Aaron Darrell: bass and Mike Connors: drums. Music by Graham... [more+]
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club- Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Aaron Darrell: bass and Mike Connors: drums. Music by Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Elmo Hope, Charlie Kohlhase, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Live! at the Cabaret Room

10-20-2017

Presented by Boston College Bands at Vanderslice Hall Cabaret Room, Chestnut Hill
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
BC bOp! is Boston College's premiere instrumental-and-vocal big band. Conducted by Sebastian Bonaiuto, this ensemble will perform at Vanderslice Hall's Cabaret Room on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:00pm. The event is free to all and will... [more+]
BC bOp! is Boston College's premiere instrumental-and-vocal big band. Conducted by Sebastian Bonaiuto, this ensemble will perform at Vanderslice Hall's Cabaret Room on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:00pm. The event is free to all and will feature jazz standards, Latin favorites, and throwback pop that are sure to get your toes tapping. Please visit www.bc.edu/bands for more information about this ensemble. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Napoleon Room

10-20-2017

Presented by Club Cafe at Club Cafe, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Wendee Glick, Vocals, with: Steve Heck, Grand Piano/Vocals No Cover Charge Join Wendee & Steve for an intimate evening of music in Boston's premier cabaret room, with excellent dining by Chef Luis, in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Open Mike... [more+]
Wendee Glick, Vocals, with: Steve Heck, Grand Piano/Vocals No Cover Charge Join Wendee & Steve for an intimate evening of music in Boston's premier cabaret room, with excellent dining by Chef Luis, in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Open Mike will take place for singers too! [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Michael Feinstein

10-20-2017

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Over the last three decades, Michael Feinstein has brought the music of the Great American songbook to the world. A five-time Grammy nominee, Feinstein has also received tremendous TV success with his Emmy nominated special Michael Feinstein-The... [more+]
Over the last three decades, Michael Feinstein has brought the music of the Great American songbook to the world. A five-time Grammy nominee, Feinstein has also received tremendous TV success with his Emmy nominated special Michael Feinstein-The Sinatra Legacy, the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, as well as hosting an acclaimed NPR series. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Stan Strickland, Josh Rosen, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses

10-20-2017

Presented by Third Life Studio at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm
The legendary musical spirit Ra-Kalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has... [more+]
The legendary musical spirit Ra-Kalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has created his own highly original musical world, with a unique palette of percussion colors. His innovations are informed by his NYC childhood, where he was immersed in the music of the city's jazz masters. Strickland and Rosen have been performing together since 2007, creating a deep rapport of intimate, spontaneous music. "Finishing each other's thoughts and phrases as these tunes wend their way from churchy soul-jazz to more abstract precincts, Rosen and Strickland are more than just in sync -- they often sound like a single musician playing two instruments." - Boston Herald "With the soul of an improv jam session, these two are one of the tastiest, new treats to come along in a while." - Midwest Record [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Brooks Williams Concert in Wrentham, Roots, Blues, Jazz & Folk

10-21-2017

Presented by OCC Coffeehouse at Original Congregational Church, Wrentham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Brooks Williams will be performing at the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham at 7:30 PM, Saturday, Oct. 21. Brooks is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk. He... [more+]
Brooks Williams will be performing at the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham at 7:30 PM, Saturday, Oct. 21. Brooks is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk. He hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, he has a beautiful voice. Brook’s music is the love-child of country-blues and soulful Americana. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? Williams has to be seen and heard to be believed. His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, as well as compelling covers from the likes of Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison. His own songs are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters, like Evil Knievel. Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over twenty-five years, touring constantly in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. His performance here will follow a very full schedule in the U.K. and Portugal. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Wendee Glick & Friends at the Colonial Inn

10-21-2017

Presented by Jazzy Plus Productions at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 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

Mary Gauthier at Old Sloop Coffeehouse with Zak Trojano

10-21-2017

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse is proud to present a concert featuring Mary Gauthier Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Mary Gauthier's songs are painfully personal, yet they... [more+]
Old Sloop Coffeehouse is proud to present a concert featuring Mary Gauthier Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Mary Gauthier's songs are painfully personal, yet they somehow infiltrate the souls of her listeners, no matter how different the paths they've followed through their lives.  Though she lives not far from the hit-making mills of Nashville's Music Row, she admits to knowing nothing about how to write on command.  She says, "I have to be called to write.  The call comes from somewhere I don't understand, but I know it when I hear it." Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player and a fly-fisherman.  In over a decade writing, recording, and performing music professionally - sharing studios and stages with his band Rusty Belle, or supporting touring acts like Chris Smither, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey - Zak Trojano has evolved his own thing: a warm baritone paired with an old Martin guitar. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

TCAN Benefit 2017 - Lisa Fischer

10-21-2017

Presented by The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Celebrating 20 years of music, theater and art at TCAN! Learn more about becoming a Benefit Sponsor Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina... [more+]
Celebrating 20 years of music, theater and art at TCAN! Learn more about becoming a Benefit Sponsor Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa’s 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain” and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter,” and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. “Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville’s film,” said the New York Times. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Kevin Harris Project: Celebrating Monk

10-21-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
I'm very excited to welcome pianist Kevin Harris back to Mandorla Music. His past appearances have been dazzling & joyous (and sold out), and listeners always leave feeling like they've not only witnessed an incredible concert, but have *been... [more+]
I'm very excited to welcome pianist Kevin Harris back to Mandorla Music. His past appearances have been dazzling & joyous (and sold out), and listeners always leave feeling like they've not only witnessed an incredible concert, but have *been part of* something very special. Kevin is very busy on the New York scene and maintains strong ties to Boston, where he lived for years and continues to teach at Berklee. For this concert, he'll celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thelonious Monk, joined by a top shelf pair of collaborators: bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti of Boston free jazz institution The Fringe. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Joe Hunt Trio featuring Alexei Tsiganov and Keala Kaumeheiwa

10-22-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 8:30 pm
Joe Hunt is a well known jazz veteran drummer, having recorded and toured with Bill Evans, Stan Getz, George Russell, Jim Hall, and others. Pianist Alexei Tsiganov, also an accomplished vibist, has worked and recorded with many important jazz... [more+]
Joe Hunt is a well known jazz veteran drummer, having recorded and toured with Bill Evans, Stan Getz, George Russell, Jim Hall, and others. Pianist Alexei Tsiganov, also an accomplished vibist, has worked and recorded with many important jazz musicians, including Chico Freeman, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby, among many others. His jazz skills have made Alexei one of New England’s best jazz musicians. He’ll be playing the Lilypad’s grand piano Sunday 10/22 8:30pm. Bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, while studying at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute, played with many jazz greats, including Jimmy Heath, Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter. Keala has become a staple in Boston’s jazz community for his outstanding jazz performances. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Belmont World Film presents “Don’t Stop the Music” two part film series

11-06-2017

Presented by Belmont World Film at Studio Cinema, Belmont
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Nov 06 @ 7:30 pm
Belmont World Film presents “Don’t Stop the Music,” a two part film series about musicians whose artistic freedoms have been limited due to restrictive governments. The films—Song of Lahore, about the Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Pakistan on... [more+]
Belmont World Film presents “Don’t Stop the Music,” a two part film series about musicians whose artistic freedoms have been limited due to restrictive governments. The films—Song of Lahore, about the Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Pakistan on October 23, and Mali Blues, about four musicians in Mali on November 6—are being shown in conjunction with two World Music/CRASHarts concerts: the Sachal Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, October 29, at the Berklee College of Music, and Malian guitar virtuoso Habib Koité, one of the leading figures in Afropop, on Saturday, November 11, at the Somerville Theater. Both film screenings are followed by discussions and sponsored by WBUR-FM.   [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club at the Lilypad

10-25-2017

Presented by The Lilypad at Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Eric Hofbauer: guitar; Aaron Darrell: bass and Curt Newton: drums. Music of Graham Connah, Aaron... [more+]
Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Eric Hofbauer: guitar; Aaron Darrell: bass and Curt Newton: drums. Music of Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Eric Hofbauer, Elmo Hope, Charlie Kohlhase, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

FROM KLEZMER TO JAZZ

10-26-2017

Presented by Center Makor at Center Makor, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
If you like Klezmer and Jazz- it is like Gourmet dinner for your soul! "From Klezmer to Jazz" is the great musical concert for those who love real High-Quality Klezmer/Jazz music, which will be performed by one of the worlds greatest Jazz... [more+]
If you like Klezmer and Jazz- it is like Gourmet dinner for your soul! "From Klezmer to Jazz" is the great musical concert for those who love real High-Quality Klezmer/Jazz music, which will be performed by one of the worlds greatest Jazz pianists Leonid Ptashka, Israel and Yakov and Alexandra Mayman' "All Stars Band" NY, NY. LEONID PTASHKA,  Israel. He has been nicknamed " The Destroyer Of The Piano" YAACOV & ALEXANDRA MAYMAN,  USA. He has been named "The Golden Saxophone of New York".  She is the most beautiful drummer you've ever seen ONLY ONE SHOW IN MASSACHUSETTS [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Bees Deluxe perform a Jazz Exorcism at Ryles

10-26-2017

Presented by Bees Deluxe at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Bees Deluxe's unique repertoire includes originals and 50s, 60s, and 2010s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray... [more+]
Bees Deluxe's unique repertoire includes originals and 50s, 60s, and 2010s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, Curtis Mayfield, The Butterfield Blues Band, Derek Trucks, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse, Steely Dan, Etta James, ZZ Top, Robben Ford, Bonnie Raitt, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, Amy Winehouse, John Scofield and more. Taking the road less traveled, they discover and share off-the-beaten songs and instrumentals and fuse them into their own original works. They dare to be risk-takers on stage, digging deep into the vaults of blues/jazz antiquity. The result is an effortless take-no-prisoners-approach that wittingly captures the audience's hearts. Check out this video of Bees Deluxe playing "Downhearted" live at the Bull Run in Shirley, MA opening for Roomful of Blues:  https://youtu.be/Bw3P6dwZKDI  and the Etta James classic song: "Damn Your Eyes" live at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, MA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoGPKORu2TY [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Yulia Musayelyan: Tango meets Jazz

10-17-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

Yulia Musayelyan: Tango meets Jazz

FEATURING: YULIA MUSAYELYAN - FLUTES MAXIM LUBARSKY - PIANO FERNANDO HUERGO - BASS BERTRAM LEHMANN - DRUMS

Yulia Musayelyan is a flutist and composer originally from Moscow, Russia, now based in Boston. A... [more+]

Yulia Musayelyan: Tango meets Jazz

FEATURING: YULIA MUSAYELYAN - FLUTES MAXIM LUBARSKY - PIANO FERNANDO HUERGO - BASS BERTRAM LEHMANN - DRUMS

Yulia Musayelyan is a flutist and composer originally from Moscow, Russia, now based in Boston. A versatile multi-genre performer, she leads a quartet, 'Tango meets Jazz' project, and Macayú Trio, and performs with MOZIK, Fernando Huergo Quintet, Manhattan Camerata, Brooklyn Orchestra, and Marta Gomez Group, among others. She graduated from Manhattan School of Music and New York University with BM and MA degrees in performance and composition. A recipient of the 2001 NFAA Award, Yulia was a soloist with the TACTUS Contemporary Ensemble with guest conductor maestro Pierre Boulez in 2005. Her chamber compositions have been premiered at Symphony Space in New York City and featured in the 2006 film Natalie Bonn. Yulia's jazz compositions combine modern jazz harmonies, mixed meters, and improvisation with folkloric styles from Argentina, Armenia, Russia, and Brasil. The result is a colorful and distinct group sound that seeks to bridge distant traditions. She has recorded over 25 albums as a sideman, and released her debut album, Caminos, in 2009. The Armenian Mirror-Spectator writes, "[Yulia] grooves as if she were a dual-native, balancing somewhere between Armenia and Argentina." As a flutist and improviser, she has performed at the 2001 Montreux Jazz off-Festival, Buenos Aires Jazz Festival, Córdoba International Jazz Festival, IAJE conventions in New York and New Orleans, and toured the US,UK, Europe, Central and South America with various musical projects. In TANGO meets JAZZ, Yulia teams up with a rhythm section of Boston's top jazz musicians: Maxim Lubarsky on piano, Fernando Huergo on bass, and Bertram Lehmann on drums. Together they weave a passionate jazz thread through some of the great gems of the Tango repertoire, featuring new arrangements of works by Astor Piazzolla, Hector Stamponi, Pedro Laurenz, José Dames, and others. The quartet also performs original compositions by Yulia Musayelyan and Fernando Huergo, heavily influenced by the Tango tradition. For more information, schedule, and music samples, please visit www.yuliamusayelyan.com [less-]
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Jazz at the Mosesian, featuring Berklee faculty artists: The Ricardo Monzon Quartet

10-18-2017

Presented by Mosesian Center for the Arts at The BlackBox, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm
  Jazz at the Mosesian, featuring Berklee faculty artists presents: The Ricardo Monzon Quartet   “A BLEND OF LATIN AMERICAN STYLES AND STANDARD REPERTOIRE WITH THE CONTAGIOUS RHTHMS OF CUBA, BRAZIL AND THE CARIBBEAN”   Ricardo Monzon... [more+]
  Jazz at the Mosesian, featuring Berklee faculty artists presents: The Ricardo Monzon Quartet   “A BLEND OF LATIN AMERICAN STYLES AND STANDARD REPERTOIRE WITH THE CONTAGIOUS RHTHMS OF CUBA, BRAZIL AND THE CARIBBEAN”   Ricardo Monzon – Drums & Percussion Yaure Muñiz - Trumpet Fernando Huergo – Bass Russ Hoffmann - Keyboard Ricardo Monzón Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music An alumnus of Berklee College of Music, Ricardo teaches in the Percussion and Ensemble departments. He is an accomplished drummer, percussionist, and studio musician who has toured and performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has performed for the “Chris Botti in Boston” concert/video/CD with Sting, Chris Botti, John Mayer, Josh Groban, and Yo Yo Ma. Performances with Abe Laboriel, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, Mario Frangoulis, Tata Vega, Donna Summer, The New York Voices, Stanley Clark, Lenny White, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Dan Moretti, the Epic Brass Quintet, Deborah Henson-Conant, Myanna, Bernard Purdie, Jethro Da Silva, the Greg Hopkins Big Band, and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Guatemala. He has shared the stage with Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Samuels, and Lincoln Goines. A highly sought-after studio musician as well, Ricardo has recorded on the Grammy nominated “Latin Album” with the Boston Pops, 2016 Grammy nominated song “A chama verde” with John Finbury and Marcella Camargo, The JCA Orchestra, The John Coltrane Memorial Concert, New World Jazz Octet, Larry Watson, Darrell Nulisch, Geoff Bartley, and Walter Beasley, including Grammy nominated “Ready for Love” which reached #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart and #1 on SmoothJazz.com. He was featured with Dan Moretti's band on Jazz Player magazine's play-along contemporary jazz CD. He recorded percussion tracks for the film Squeeze, the Mary Tyler Moore HBO special, Montages on Copan, Mayan Passages by John Moore, and other documentary films. Recently in 2014 wrote music for local Boston film company Tallboy “Stories for dinner” He was also featured on the Thaddeus Hogarth video “LIVE AT BOSSE”. Ricardo is the leader of his own Jazz Quartet and of the Marimba Canto De Guatemala, The Ricardo Monzón Orchestra, Jazz for Kids and Mamboston. His Orquesta Bacharengue won the Berklee Urban Service Award for providing the Performance of the Year at the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in 2010. Also in 2010, Ricardo was officially recognized by Mayor Menino for his “tireless commitment and dedication to the Guatemalan community in the City of Boston”. Ricardo is the creator of the concert series: THE MARIMBA MUSIC OF GUATEMALA, at Berklee College of Music, and the author of BASIC AFRO- CUBAN RHYTHMS FOR PERCUSSION AND DRUM SET, an instructional DVD published by Berklee Press. Endorsements: Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth Sticks. [less-]
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Magic Dick & Shun Ng

10-18-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm
Magic Dick the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band partners up with acoustic guitar sensation and singer, Shun Ng. Magic Dick, has toured the world playing with some of the top names in the business as well as blowing away clubs to... [more+]
Magic Dick the legendary harmonica player for the J. Geils Band partners up with acoustic guitar sensation and singer, Shun Ng. Magic Dick, has toured the world playing with some of the top names in the business as well as blowing away clubs to stadiums with the J. Geils Band since 1969. Shun Ng, at 26 years old is an international star, and just received his second Boston Music Awards nomination (won in 2015) for Best International Performer. A soulful, world class guitarist and electric performer. As the legendary Quincy Jones puts it, “When you see Shun Ng, you won’t believe your eyes nor your ears — he belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science — his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding.” Magic Dick has said, “From the moment I first heard Shun Ng’s CD “Funky Thumb Stuff” I knew that a manifest musical collaboration was about to happen. Shun’s sound simply made me feel very alive and induced in me a synchronous alignment of musical DNA as if it was his intention as well as mine all along! I helped it along by asking his manager, Ralph Jaccodine to introduce us at his office. A long and enlightening conversation happened on that day of our first meeting and now we are a duo and I couldn’t be more delighted.” “In this collaboration with Magic Dick,” Shun says, “we wanted to make music in a way that no one had quite done before while remaining grounded in our roots. Magic Dick brings a powerhouse attack with ferocious precision and a killer groove to this duo. I have great respect for him, he has seemingly done it all, but is still constantly trying to push the boundaries of music and chase the best in himself, a true artist. To be working with a true Boston legend is a real privilege.” [less-]
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Laszlo Gardony | CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside)

10-19-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm

Laszlo Gardony | CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside)

FEATURING: LASZLO GARDONY - SOLO PIANO

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, Laszlo Gardony is "one of contemporary music's truly original voices,"... [more+]

Laszlo Gardony | CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside)

FEATURING: LASZLO GARDONY - SOLO PIANO

Internationally acclaimed jazz pianist and composer, Laszlo Gardony is "one of contemporary music's truly original voices," (JazzTimes). He celebrates his soulful new solo piano CD, "Serious Play'' with a concert featuring music from the recording including "Georgia On My Mind," "Naima," and "Over The Rainbow," as well as his spontaneous, inspired improvisations which come from a deep well of emotion and contemplation. "Music has a direct effect on our emotions and also on our well-being," says Gardony. "With this CD my focus was on strengthening and helping people to be resilient, as well as washing away any fatigue, doubt, or desperation we all may feel from time to time." Be part of this unique, unforgettable night! "A formidable improviser who lives in the moment," (JazzTimes), Gardony has performed in 27 countries and released a dozen albums during his distinguished decades long career. After graduating from the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the ELTE Science University in his native Hungary, Gardony earned a full scholarship to Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in 1983 and joined the faculty there not long after graduation. His first prize performance at the 1987 Great American Jazz Piano Competition launched him into the international spotlight. Since then, Gardony has performed at major festivals and premiere jazz clubs around the world and has toured and/or recorded with jazz greats such as Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Bob Moses, Yoron Israel's High Standards, Matt Glaser's Wayfaring Strangers, and David "Fathead" Newman, as well as the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony, and the Smithsonian Institute's Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit, among others. In addition to his solo and sideman work, Gardony leads three of his own groups: a trio of 15 years featuring bassist John Lockwood and drummer Yoron Israel; a quartet featuring multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Stan Strickland; and a sextet with saxophone luminaries Bill Pierce and Don Braden. Gardony's 2015 Sunnyside recording Life in Real Time was named one of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2015 by the Boston Globe. [less-]
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Live @ OBERON: Ancestral Memories

10-19-2017

Presented by American Repertory Theater at OBERON, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse... [more+]
With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from the African Diaspora in the United States and former French colonies in the Americas. The ensemble also features the extraordinary rhythm section of Terry’s brother, bassist Yunior Terry, and drummer Clarence Penn. Named Ancestral Memories, the project captures the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the Caribbean, New Orleans, and French Louisiana, re-imagined through 21st century aesthetics and a jazz sensibility. Nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album, Yosvany Terry’s most recent album New Throned King was based on a similar concept and seamlessly blended modern jazz with the ceremonial music of the West African and Cuban Arara culture. "This is a special opportunity to express my grandmother's Haitian heritage with people who speak the same language." – Yosvany Terry   [less-]
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Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club at Outpost 186

10-19-2017

Presented by Outpost 186 at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club- Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Aaron Darrell: bass and Mike Connors: drums. Music by Graham... [more+]
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club- Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Aaron Darrell: bass and Mike Connors: drums. Music by Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Elmo Hope, Charlie Kohlhase, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai. [less-]
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Live! at the Cabaret Room

10-20-2017

Presented by Boston College Bands at Vanderslice Hall Cabaret Room, Chestnut Hill
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
BC bOp! is Boston College's premiere instrumental-and-vocal big band. Conducted by Sebastian Bonaiuto, this ensemble will perform at Vanderslice Hall's Cabaret Room on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:00pm. The event is free to all and will... [more+]
BC bOp! is Boston College's premiere instrumental-and-vocal big band. Conducted by Sebastian Bonaiuto, this ensemble will perform at Vanderslice Hall's Cabaret Room on Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 8:00pm. The event is free to all and will feature jazz standards, Latin favorites, and throwback pop that are sure to get your toes tapping. Please visit www.bc.edu/bands for more information about this ensemble. [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Steve Heck at the Napoleon Room

10-20-2017

Presented by Club Cafe at Club Cafe, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Wendee Glick, Vocals, with: Steve Heck, Grand Piano/Vocals No Cover Charge Join Wendee & Steve for an intimate evening of music in Boston's premier cabaret room, with excellent dining by Chef Luis, in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Open Mike... [more+]
Wendee Glick, Vocals, with: Steve Heck, Grand Piano/Vocals No Cover Charge Join Wendee & Steve for an intimate evening of music in Boston's premier cabaret room, with excellent dining by Chef Luis, in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Open Mike will take place for singers too! [less-]
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Michael Feinstein

10-20-2017

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Over the last three decades, Michael Feinstein has brought the music of the Great American songbook to the world. A five-time Grammy nominee, Feinstein has also received tremendous TV success with his Emmy nominated special Michael Feinstein-The... [more+]
Over the last three decades, Michael Feinstein has brought the music of the Great American songbook to the world. A five-time Grammy nominee, Feinstein has also received tremendous TV success with his Emmy nominated special Michael Feinstein-The Sinatra Legacy, the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook, as well as hosting an acclaimed NPR series. [less-]
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Stan Strickland, Josh Rosen, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses

10-20-2017

Presented by Third Life Studio at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 20 @ 8:30 pm
The legendary musical spirit Ra-Kalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has... [more+]
The legendary musical spirit Ra-Kalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has created his own highly original musical world, with a unique palette of percussion colors. His innovations are informed by his NYC childhood, where he was immersed in the music of the city's jazz masters. Strickland and Rosen have been performing together since 2007, creating a deep rapport of intimate, spontaneous music. "Finishing each other's thoughts and phrases as these tunes wend their way from churchy soul-jazz to more abstract precincts, Rosen and Strickland are more than just in sync -- they often sound like a single musician playing two instruments." - Boston Herald "With the soul of an improv jam session, these two are one of the tastiest, new treats to come along in a while." - Midwest Record [less-]
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Brooks Williams Concert in Wrentham, Roots, Blues, Jazz & Folk

10-21-2017

Presented by OCC Coffeehouse at Original Congregational Church, Wrentham
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Brooks Williams will be performing at the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham at 7:30 PM, Saturday, Oct. 21. Brooks is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk. He... [more+]
Brooks Williams will be performing at the Original Congregational Church in Wrentham at 7:30 PM, Saturday, Oct. 21. Brooks is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter. His style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk. He hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, he has a beautiful voice. Brook’s music is the love-child of country-blues and soulful Americana. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? Williams has to be seen and heard to be believed. His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, as well as compelling covers from the likes of Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison. His own songs are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters, like Evil Knievel. Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over twenty-five years, touring constantly in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. His performance here will follow a very full schedule in the U.K. and Portugal. [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Friends at the Colonial Inn

10-21-2017

Presented by Jazzy Plus Productions at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 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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Mary Gauthier at Old Sloop Coffeehouse with Zak Trojano

10-21-2017

Presented by Old Sloop Coffeehouse at Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Old Sloop Coffeehouse is proud to present a concert featuring Mary Gauthier Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Mary Gauthier's songs are painfully personal, yet they... [more+]
Old Sloop Coffeehouse is proud to present a concert featuring Mary Gauthier Saturday, October 21, at 7:30 PM at the handicap-accessible First Congregational Church of Rockport, 12 School St. Mary Gauthier's songs are painfully personal, yet they somehow infiltrate the souls of her listeners, no matter how different the paths they've followed through their lives.  Though she lives not far from the hit-making mills of Nashville's Music Row, she admits to knowing nothing about how to write on command.  She says, "I have to be called to write.  The call comes from somewhere I don't understand, but I know it when I hear it." Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player and a fly-fisherman.  In over a decade writing, recording, and performing music professionally - sharing studios and stages with his band Rusty Belle, or supporting touring acts like Chris Smither, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey - Zak Trojano has evolved his own thing: a warm baritone paired with an old Martin guitar. [less-]
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TCAN Benefit 2017 - Lisa Fischer

10-21-2017

Presented by The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) at The Center for Arts in Natick, Natick
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
Celebrating 20 years of music, theater and art at TCAN! Learn more about becoming a Benefit Sponsor Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina... [more+]
Celebrating 20 years of music, theater and art at TCAN! Learn more about becoming a Benefit Sponsor Ms. Lisa Fischer is stepping into the spotlight at last. After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is finally offering her own humble, heartfelt song, accompanied by her inventive new band Grand Baton. The breakout success of the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013) altered the course of Lisa’s musical journey. Featuring clips of Lisa’s 1991 Grammy-winning R&B hit “How Can I Ease The Pain” and her legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter,” and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues like Sting, Patti Austin, and Chris Botti, the film showcased her virtuosity and vulnerability, earned her a second Grammy award, and left audiences eager to see and hear more. “Ms. Fischer has become the unexpected star of Mr. Neville’s film,” said the New York Times. [less-]
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Kevin Harris Project: Celebrating Monk

10-21-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
I'm very excited to welcome pianist Kevin Harris back to Mandorla Music. His past appearances have been dazzling & joyous (and sold out), and listeners always leave feeling like they've not only witnessed an incredible concert, but have *been... [more+]
I'm very excited to welcome pianist Kevin Harris back to Mandorla Music. His past appearances have been dazzling & joyous (and sold out), and listeners always leave feeling like they've not only witnessed an incredible concert, but have *been part of* something very special. Kevin is very busy on the New York scene and maintains strong ties to Boston, where he lived for years and continues to teach at Berklee. For this concert, he'll celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thelonious Monk, joined by a top shelf pair of collaborators: bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti of Boston free jazz institution The Fringe. [less-]
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Joe Hunt Trio featuring Alexei Tsiganov and Keala Kaumeheiwa

10-22-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 22 @ 8:30 pm
Joe Hunt is a well known jazz veteran drummer, having recorded and toured with Bill Evans, Stan Getz, George Russell, Jim Hall, and others. Pianist Alexei Tsiganov, also an accomplished vibist, has worked and recorded with many important jazz... [more+]
Joe Hunt is a well known jazz veteran drummer, having recorded and toured with Bill Evans, Stan Getz, George Russell, Jim Hall, and others. Pianist Alexei Tsiganov, also an accomplished vibist, has worked and recorded with many important jazz musicians, including Chico Freeman, Esperanza Spalding, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby, among many others. His jazz skills have made Alexei one of New England’s best jazz musicians. He’ll be playing the Lilypad’s grand piano Sunday 10/22 8:30pm. Bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, while studying at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute, played with many jazz greats, including Jimmy Heath, Jackie McLean, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter. Keala has become a staple in Boston’s jazz community for his outstanding jazz performances. [less-]
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Belmont World Film presents “Don’t Stop the Music” two part film series

11-06-2017

Presented by Belmont World Film at Studio Cinema, Belmont
Upcoming Dates: Mon, Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm Mon, Nov 06 @ 7:30 pm
Belmont World Film presents “Don’t Stop the Music,” a two part film series about musicians whose artistic freedoms have been limited due to restrictive governments. The films—Song of Lahore, about the Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Pakistan on... [more+]
Belmont World Film presents “Don’t Stop the Music,” a two part film series about musicians whose artistic freedoms have been limited due to restrictive governments. The films—Song of Lahore, about the Sachal Jazz Ensemble in Pakistan on October 23, and Mali Blues, about four musicians in Mali on November 6—are being shown in conjunction with two World Music/CRASHarts concerts: the Sachal Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, October 29, at the Berklee College of Music, and Malian guitar virtuoso Habib Koité, one of the leading figures in Afropop, on Saturday, November 11, at the Somerville Theater. Both film screenings are followed by discussions and sponsored by WBUR-FM.   [less-]
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Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club at the Lilypad

10-25-2017

Presented by The Lilypad at Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm
Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Eric Hofbauer: guitar; Aaron Darrell: bass and Curt Newton: drums. Music of Graham Connah, Aaron... [more+]
Charlie Kohlhase: alto, tenor & baritone saxophones; Seth Meicht: tenor saxophone; Daniel Rosenthal: trumpet & flugelhorn; Josiah Reibstein: tuba; Eric Hofbauer: guitar; Aaron Darrell: bass and Curt Newton: drums. Music of Graham Connah, Aaron Darrell, Eric Hofbauer, Elmo Hope, Charlie Kohlhase, Makanda Ken McIntyre and John Tchicai. [less-]
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FROM KLEZMER TO JAZZ

10-26-2017

Presented by Center Makor at Center Makor, Brookline
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
If you like Klezmer and Jazz- it is like Gourmet dinner for your soul! "From Klezmer to Jazz" is the great musical concert for those who love real High-Quality Klezmer/Jazz music, which will be performed by one of the worlds greatest Jazz... [more+]
If you like Klezmer and Jazz- it is like Gourmet dinner for your soul! "From Klezmer to Jazz" is the great musical concert for those who love real High-Quality Klezmer/Jazz music, which will be performed by one of the worlds greatest Jazz pianists Leonid Ptashka, Israel and Yakov and Alexandra Mayman' "All Stars Band" NY, NY. LEONID PTASHKA,  Israel. He has been nicknamed " The Destroyer Of The Piano" YAACOV & ALEXANDRA MAYMAN,  USA. He has been named "The Golden Saxophone of New York".  She is the most beautiful drummer you've ever seen ONLY ONE SHOW IN MASSACHUSETTS [less-]
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Bees Deluxe perform a Jazz Exorcism at Ryles

10-26-2017

Presented by Bees Deluxe at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm
Bees Deluxe's unique repertoire includes originals and 50s, 60s, and 2010s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray... [more+]
Bees Deluxe's unique repertoire includes originals and 50s, 60s, and 2010s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, Curtis Mayfield, The Butterfield Blues Band, Derek Trucks, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse, Steely Dan, Etta James, ZZ Top, Robben Ford, Bonnie Raitt, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, Amy Winehouse, John Scofield and more. Taking the road less traveled, they discover and share off-the-beaten songs and instrumentals and fuse them into their own original works. They dare to be risk-takers on stage, digging deep into the vaults of blues/jazz antiquity. The result is an effortless take-no-prisoners-approach that wittingly captures the audience's hearts. Check out this video of Bees Deluxe playing "Downhearted" live at the Bull Run in Shirley, MA opening for Roomful of Blues:  https://youtu.be/Bw3P6dwZKDI  and the Etta James classic song: "Damn Your Eyes" live at the Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, MA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoGPKORu2TY [less-]
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