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Malden Pops Up Gallery Gift Shop and Performance Series

12-24-2017

Presented by Malden Creates at Popup Gallery Gift Shop, Malden
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:00 am Mon, Nov 20 @ 11:00 am + 35 more dates and times

Tue, Nov 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 23 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:00 am Mon, Nov 27 @ 11:00 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 04 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 11 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 12 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 13 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Malden Pops Up, an initiative run by Malden Creates, LLC, is an ongoing venture designed by a small group of Malden artists and cultural leaders with the goal of infusing Malden's available retail space with temporary doses of...
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Malden Pops Up, an initiative run by Malden Creates, LLC, is an ongoing venture designed by a small group of Malden artists and cultural leaders with the goal of infusing Malden's available retail space with temporary doses of arts-and-culture retail opportunities in order give North Shore residents access to local artistry. Once again this year, we will bring together a temporary Gallery Gift Shop offering gifts, art, music, and experiences to Malden and our neighbors. An array of gifted local creators will provide their offerings to be seen and sold, and performers and presenters will enlighten and entertain, helping us come together to celebrate our connections as humans. Some of the artists and artisans are born and bred on the North Shore, and others have come to live here from across the globe. In this space, local is global. Please join us November 16 - December 24, 2017 at 480 Main Street in Malden.
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The Makanda Project featuring Craig Harris

11-18-2017

Presented by VISIONS, Inc. at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Makanda Project's fall concert series continues. On November 18 the group will feature world renowned trombonist Craig Harris, considered one of the leading innovative trombonists in jazz over the past 40 years as well as Makanda Ken...
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The Makanda Project's fall concert series continues. On November 18 the group will feature world renowned trombonist Craig Harris, considered one of the leading innovative trombonists in jazz over the past 40 years as well as Makanda Ken McIntyre's most accomplished former student. The program will feature some of Mr. Harris' original music as well as selections from the Makanda Project's repertoire of previously unrecorded Makanda Ken McIntyre compositions. Kurtis Rivers, Joe Ford, Arni Cheatham, Sean Berry, Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini, Dan Rosenthal (trumpets); Craig Harris, Sarah Politz, Bill Lowe (trombones); John Kordalewski (piano); Wes Brown (bass); Yoron Israel (drums). There will also be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile.
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Bruno Raberg Quartet PCA JAZZ SERIES

11-18-2017

Presented by Parish Center for the Arts at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
Don't miss the first PCA Jazz Series Concert of the season on Saturday, November 18th, 7:30 p.m. as we welcome the Bruno Raberg Quartet Internationally renowned bassist and composer Bruno Raberg with his quartet (Allan Chase, saxophones;... [more+]
Don't miss the first PCA Jazz Series Concert of the season on Saturday, November 18th, 7:30 p.m. as we welcome the Bruno Raberg Quartet Internationally renowned bassist and composer Bruno Raberg with his quartet (Allan Chase, saxophones; Austin McMahon, Drums; Carmen Staaf, piano) bring a mix of contemporary originals and renditions of the classic jazz repertoire to the PARISH CENTER FOR THE ARTS WESTFORD.   [less-]
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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

11-18-2017

Presented by Boston Classical Guitar Society at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They... [more+]
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. Capturing sounds and styles of music from around the globe, LAGQ’s 2017-18 program will feature works as diverse as “Music from the Time of Cervantes”, J.S. Bach’s spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Brazilian jazz. Opals is a fascinating work by Phillip Houghton, where he represents the glints and sparkles emanating from the national gemstone of his native Australia in vivid sonic form. The highlight of the program will be New England premiere of Road to the Sun, written for the LAGQ by guitar legend Pat Metheny. This six-movement work is a mind-blowing journey through the musical worlds of Metheny, including jazz, groove, ballad, rock and expressionist elements. Not to be missed!  Additionally, performances of Andrew York’s  “By Chants” premiered in 2017 and Shingo Fujii’s  “SHIKI: Seasons of Japan,” both written for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra, continue to connect communities across the nation.  The Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange”, written specifically for them, help draw diverse audiences to orchestral programs around the world. “New Renaissance” is the ensemble’s most recent recording.  In addition to the Grammy award-winning “Guitar Heroes” CD, releases include the Grammy-nominated “LAGQ-Latin”, and“LAGQ: BRAZIL”, which includes collaborations with vocalist Luciana Souza.  Their recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange” quickly climbed to the top spot on the Billboard charts; the latter work received a Latin Grammy nomination.  The live DVD of “The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote” was released on the Mel Bay label in spring 2012. [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Friends at the Colonial Inn

11-18-2017

Presented by Jazzy Plus Productions at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 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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BCGS Presents:LAGQ in Concert

11-18-2017

Presented by Boston Classical Guitar Society at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
  The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They... [more+]
  The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. Capturing sounds and styles of music from around the globe, LAGQ’s 2017-18 program will feature works as diverse as “Music from the Time of Cervantes”, J.S. Bach’s spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Brazilian jazz. Opals is a fascinating work by Phillip Houghton, where he represents the glints and sparkles emanating from the national gemstone of his native Australia in vivid sonic form. The highlight of the program will be New England premiere of Road to the Sun, written for the LAGQ by guitar legend Pat Metheny. This six-movement work is a mind-blowing journey through the musical worlds of Metheny, including jazz, groove, ballad, rock and expressionist elements. Not to be missed!  Additionally, performances of Andrew York’s  “By Chants” premiered in 2017 and Shingo Fujii’s  “SHIKI: Seasons of Japan,” both written for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra, continue to connect communities across the nation.  The Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange”, written specifically for them, help draw diverse audiences to orchestral programs around the world. “New Renaissance” is the ensemble’s most recent recording.  In addition to the Grammy award-winning “Guitar Heroes” CD, releases include the Grammy-nominated “LAGQ-Latin”, and“LAGQ: BRAZIL”, which includes collaborations with vocalist Luciana Souza.  Their recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange” quickly climbed to the top spot on the Billboard charts; the latter work received a Latin Grammy nomination.  The live DVD of “The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote” was released on the Mel Bay label in spring 2012. [less-]
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Clear Audience

11-18-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Saturday before Thanksgiving with Clear Audience - Steve Fell (guitar), Andy Voelker (saxophones), Jef Charland (bass) & Luther Gray (drums) - seems to be on its way to becoming an annual Mandorla tradition.  This year saw the release of... [more+]
The Saturday before Thanksgiving with Clear Audience - Steve Fell (guitar), Andy Voelker (saxophones), Jef Charland (bass) & Luther Gray (drums) - seems to be on its way to becoming an annual Mandorla tradition.  This year saw the release of their latest CD, Closer and Further.  In 2015, their Medicine Ball earned a place on the Globe's year-end list of best local albums. Boston jazz fans know these ubiquitous four individually - they're everywhere - and if you haven't experienced the synergy that happens when they're together, now's the time. Tix   FB event page "beautiful sound and full-on adventure" - Jon Garelick, The Boston Globe Listen:  Talking Circles  //  On The Horizon And hey, one more thing: this is the 80th Mandorla show, just a few days shy of the 4th anniversary of our first, Bert Seager & Rebecca Sullivan at The Green Room on 11/23/13.  A time for thanksgiving, for sure! [less-]
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Canadian Brass

11-18-2017

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
The game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, recorded approximately one hundred albums, and contributed nearly six hundred new works... [more+]
The game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, recorded approximately one hundred albums, and contributed nearly six hundred new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. [less-]
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Turbulence - Vector Bundles

11-18-2017

Presented by Evil Clown at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Turbulence is the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra!!  This time we have a quintet with 4 brass and the woodwinds of PEK!! Boston Area Free Jazz at its finest!! "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating.... [more+]
Turbulence is the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra!!  This time we have a quintet with 4 brass and the woodwinds of PEK!! Boston Area Free Jazz at its finest!! "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds Bob Moores - space trumpet Steve Provizer - trumpet, baritone horn Kat Dobbins - trombone Eric Goode - tuba [less-]
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Elio Villafranca's Jass Syncopators- Emerging Artist Series at the Vermont Jazz Center

11-18-2017

Presented by Vermont Jazz Center at Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Syncopators re-imagine repertoire from the early days of New Orleans jazz and complement it with authentic Cuban and African Rhythms. Villafranca, a piano virtuoso, double majored in percussion and piano performance in Cuba's esteemed... [more+]
The Syncopators re-imagine repertoire from the early days of New Orleans jazz and complement it with authentic Cuban and African Rhythms. Villafranca, a piano virtuoso, double majored in percussion and piano performance in Cuba's esteemed Escuela Nacional de Arte. He's a professor at Julliard School of Music and was sideman for Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis, SonnyFortune, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Henderson, Miguel Zenón et al. "An inspired and visionary musician" -Wynton Marsalis Sponsored by L. Carlene Raper and Julian Gerstin Call ahead for handicap access. [less-]
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Henry Acker Trio

11-24-2017

Presented by Eat With Jack O'Neill at Eat With Jack O'Neill, West Roxbury
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
13 year old jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker blazes through a set of Gypsy Jazz
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Bees Deluxe bring acid blues & punk jazz back to Cambridge

11-24-2017

Presented by Bees Deluxe at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes originals and re-interpreted 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, B.B.... [more+]
Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes originals and re-interpreted 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, 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, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, SoulLive, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, among many others. 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. [less-]
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Bobby Watson Band

11-24-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
Maybe you remember seeing The Bobby Watson Band at the original Met Cafe where they were the only band to have a full weekend residency every month for years (and where their 1st album was recorded live). Or maybe you remember the innumerable... [more+]
Maybe you remember seeing The Bobby Watson Band at the original Met Cafe where they were the only band to have a full weekend residency every month for years (and where their 1st album was recorded live). Or maybe you remember the innumerable Metrowest shows performed from their inception in the ‘70’s into the ‘90’s (or maybe the Sunday Blues Jams run by Pete Henderson, founder, band leader and Natick native, pretty much non-stop in this area for the last 40 years). Or maybe you caught their shows at any of the finest blues clubs throughout New England during that same era. Or maybe you should just come find out what the rest of their loyal fans have known for decades. That is that this horn-heavy, rockin’ rhythm and blues band that nails tunes by James Brown, Roomful of Blues, The Meters, Professor Longhair, Sam and Dave, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert King, BB King, and a host of other blues greats, as well as an original or two, does indeed bring the goods. And you should bring your dancing shoes! [less-]
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Leap of Faith Orchestra and Sub-Units - Vertices

11-25-2017

Presented by Evil Clown at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
We will open with 4 short 15 minute improvisations by quartets drawn from the orchestra.  The second set will be a 50 minute improvisation with everyone. Leap of Faith Orchestra PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds; Glynis Lomon - cello,... [more+]
We will open with 4 short 15 minute improvisations by quartets drawn from the orchestra.  The second set will be a 50 minute improvisation with everyone. Leap of Faith Orchestra PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds; Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice; Yuri Zbitnov - drums, percussion; Bob Moores - trumpet; Steve Provizer - trumpet, baritone horn; Dan O’Brien - saxophones, clarinets, flutes; Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones; Matt Scutchfield - violin; Eric Zinman - piano; Silvain Castellano - bass; Kevin Dacey - drums, percussion; Sydney Smart - drums, percussion     [less-]
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Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Joe Hunt, Jon Dreyer

11-25-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at New School of Music, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 25 2017, 8:00 pm. Jazz concert featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Joe Hunt, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73... [more+]
Saturday, November 25 2017, 8:00 pm. Jazz concert featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Joe Hunt, 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. Doors open at 8:00. The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply intricate and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Over the years he has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. among Lennie Tristano's last students in the 1970's, and has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Herb Pomeroy, Harvie S, Jay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Don Alias, Jason Palmer, Cameron Brown, Marc Johnson, 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. 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. Speaking of legendary, drummer Joe Hunt combines complexity with relentless swing and sensitivity to what's happening around him. this is why Bill Evans invited him to join his trio, why Stan Getz invited him to join his quartet, and why almost the entire history of jazz has shared the stage with him, including George Russell, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer, and Herb Pomeroy. It's also why Harvey invited him to this performance. 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, Dominique Eade, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. 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

Joe Hunt Quintet plays the Music of Gigi Gryce

11-26-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 26 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 26, 8:30pm at Lilypad 11/26, the program is a tribute to great jazz composer/saxophonist Gigi Gryce Joe Hunt quintet will play his compositions. Andy Voelker will play Gigi's alto sax part, and the great trumpeter, Greg Hopkins will... [more+]
Sunday Nov. 26, 8:30pm at Lilypad 11/26, the program is a tribute to great jazz composer/saxophonist Gigi Gryce Joe Hunt quintet will play his compositions. Andy Voelker will play Gigi's alto sax part, and the great trumpeter, Greg Hopkins will be playing the trumpet parts originally recorded by Art Farmer. Lineup: Greg Hopkins trumpet Andy Volker alto saxophone Keala Kameheiwa bass Yuka Hamano Hunt piano Joe Hunt drums [less-]
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BlueJazz Strings & Combos Fall Concert

12-01-2017

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center Auditorium, Wellesley
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 7:30 pm
The Wellesley BlueJazz presents a lively evening with instrumentalists and vocalists who will create an interplay between group and individual expression by weaving musical influences from around the world. The Ensemble Program includes... [more+]
The Wellesley BlueJazz presents a lively evening with instrumentalists and vocalists who will create an interplay between group and individual expression by weaving musical influences from around the world. The Ensemble Program includes Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band and BlueJazz Combos. Students are immersed in a rich jazz repertoire that ranges from classic to contemporary music. Faculty-directed rehearsals encourage the development of fluency in jazz improvisation, and guest artists offer workshops and clinics. The ensembles perform throughout the year on campus and with other colleges in the Boston area. [less-]
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Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

12-17-2017

Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 8:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 03 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

In the spirit of the good cheer, the National Center of Afro-American Artists offers its 47th lively edition of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity as a gift to all people of "good will." Featuring a cast of more than 75 singers, actors, dancers,... [more+]
In the spirit of the good cheer, the National Center of Afro-American Artists offers its 47th lively edition of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity as a gift to all people of "good will." Featuring a cast of more than 75 singers, actors, dancers, and musicians, including children, the productions retells the Christmas story in gospel music, African-inspired dance, and black vernacular speech. Its rich chorus and moving voices will lift you and your family to new heights of joy, and stir fresh hope for a better world. Since 1970, Black Nativity has been a highlight of Boston's holiday season, bringing unity and celebration to our city and all of its communities. A classic to many, make it a tradition for you and your family too. Music & Lyrics chosen by Langston Hughes Book by Langston Hughes Based on text from the Gospel of St. Luke Run time is 85 minutes with no intermission [less-]
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Eric Mintel Quartet: A Charlie Brown Jazz Tour

12-01-2017

Presented by Larcom Performing Arts Theatre at Larcom Theatre, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm
EMQ is: Eric Mintel - Vocals, Nelson Hill - Sax/Flute Jack Hegyi - Bass Dave Mohn - Drums The Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz. Don't miss the Eric Mintel Quartet perform their highly... [more+]
EMQ is: Eric Mintel - Vocals, Nelson Hill - Sax/Flute Jack Hegyi - Bass Dave Mohn - Drums The Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz. Don't miss the Eric Mintel Quartet perform their highly successful "Charlie Brown Jazz" concert tour featuring the beloved holiday cartoon and music by Vince Guaraldi. Songs include, Christmas Time is Here, Skating, Christmas is Coming and the legendary Linus and Lucy plus many other reworked holiday favorites. This concert is fun for the entire family. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, the EMQ also features Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass, and Dave Mohn drums. Eric Mintel has played the piano all his life. Career highlights include two performances by invitation at the White House, several concerts at the Kennedy Center and a special concert at the United Nations. Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartlands’s award-winning program Piano Jazz on NPR and his music is regularly played on XM and Sirus radio. Alto sax, flute, and soprano saxman Nelson Hills’s career alongside the likes of Maynard Ferguson where he played lead alto, Buddy Rich, Frankie Valli and the great Phil Woods among other continues to soar with his role in the Eric Mintel Quartet. Jack Hegyi’s career as a bassist on both electric and upright has taken him all over the world and included a 30-year career in the Atlantic City music scene. Jack has played alongside the likes of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gourmet, Don Rickles and many other greats of the entertainment world. Dave Mohns has been drumming all his life. Career highlights include drumming with the popular Johnny’s Dance Band, Johnny Defrancesco, Sesame Street players and the legendary Randy Burns and the Sky Dog Band. [less-]
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Vermont Jazz Center Big Band with Kevin Mahogany and Dave Stryker

12-01-2017

Presented by Vermont Jazz Center at Vermont Jazz Center
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm
16 piece big band with director Rob Freeberg, 
Kevin Mahogany, vocals and Dave Stryker, guitar. Revenue from this annual gala is the primary source of funding to assist VJC students. VJC averages of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help... [more+]
16 piece big band with director Rob Freeberg, 
Kevin Mahogany, vocals and Dave Stryker, guitar. Revenue from this annual gala is the primary source of funding to assist VJC students. VJC averages of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help students attend ensembles, private lessons and our annual summer jazz workshop. The big band gala is a favorite for dancers and listeners alike. There is nothing like the energy created by a 16 piece big band--especially when fronted by two extraordinary guest artists! Kevin Mahogany's voice is reminiscent of Johnny Hartman's: sultry, big and beautiful. Originally from Kansas City, he has internalized that city's historic connection to swing and blues; in fact he played a character based on the legendary jazz great Big Joe Turner in Robert Altman's film Kansas City. Complementing Mahogany's blues aesthetic is guitarist Dave Stryker who traveled for two years with Brother Jack McDuff (organist) and then Stanley Turrentine for over a decade. Mahogany and Stryker have performed and recorded together on numerous occasions. "Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and musically adept jazz vocalists." -- Billboard Magazine [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Malden Pops Up Gallery Gift Shop and Performance Series

12-24-2017

Presented by Malden Creates at Popup Gallery Gift Shop, Malden
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 19 @ 11:00 am Mon, Nov 20 @ 11:00 am + 35 more dates and times

Tue, Nov 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 22 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 23 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Sat, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Sun, Nov 26 @ 11:00 am Mon, Nov 27 @ 11:00 am Tue, Nov 28 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 29 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 30 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 01 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 03 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 04 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 05 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 06 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 07 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 08 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 10 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 11 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 12 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 13 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 14 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 17 @ 11:00 am Mon, Dec 18 @ 11:00 am Tue, Dec 19 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 20 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Sat, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

Malden Pops Up, an initiative run by Malden Creates, LLC, is an ongoing venture designed by a small group of Malden artists and cultural leaders with the goal of infusing Malden's available retail space with temporary doses of...
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Malden Pops Up, an initiative run by Malden Creates, LLC, is an ongoing venture designed by a small group of Malden artists and cultural leaders with the goal of infusing Malden's available retail space with temporary doses of arts-and-culture retail opportunities in order give North Shore residents access to local artistry. Once again this year, we will bring together a temporary Gallery Gift Shop offering gifts, art, music, and experiences to Malden and our neighbors. An array of gifted local creators will provide their offerings to be seen and sold, and performers and presenters will enlighten and entertain, helping us come together to celebrate our connections as humans. Some of the artists and artisans are born and bred on the North Shore, and others have come to live here from across the globe. In this space, local is global. Please join us November 16 - December 24, 2017 at 480 Main Street in Malden.
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The Makanda Project featuring Craig Harris

11-18-2017

Presented by VISIONS, Inc. at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
The Makanda Project's fall concert series continues. On November 18 the group will feature world renowned trombonist Craig Harris, considered one of the leading innovative trombonists in jazz over the past 40 years as well as Makanda Ken...
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The Makanda Project's fall concert series continues. On November 18 the group will feature world renowned trombonist Craig Harris, considered one of the leading innovative trombonists in jazz over the past 40 years as well as Makanda Ken McIntyre's most accomplished former student. The program will feature some of Mr. Harris' original music as well as selections from the Makanda Project's repertoire of previously unrecorded Makanda Ken McIntyre compositions. Kurtis Rivers, Joe Ford, Arni Cheatham, Sean Berry, Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini, Dan Rosenthal (trumpets); Craig Harris, Sarah Politz, Bill Lowe (trombones); John Kordalewski (piano); Wes Brown (bass); Yoron Israel (drums). There will also be live painting sponsored by MassArt's sparc! the ArtMobile.
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Bruno Raberg Quartet PCA JAZZ SERIES

11-18-2017

Presented by Parish Center for the Arts at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm
Don't miss the first PCA Jazz Series Concert of the season on Saturday, November 18th, 7:30 p.m. as we welcome the Bruno Raberg Quartet Internationally renowned bassist and composer Bruno Raberg with his quartet (Allan Chase, saxophones;... [more+]
Don't miss the first PCA Jazz Series Concert of the season on Saturday, November 18th, 7:30 p.m. as we welcome the Bruno Raberg Quartet Internationally renowned bassist and composer Bruno Raberg with his quartet (Allan Chase, saxophones; Austin McMahon, Drums; Carmen Staaf, piano) bring a mix of contemporary originals and renditions of the classic jazz repertoire to the PARISH CENTER FOR THE ARTS WESTFORD.   [less-]
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Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

11-18-2017

Presented by Boston Classical Guitar Society at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They... [more+]
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. Capturing sounds and styles of music from around the globe, LAGQ’s 2017-18 program will feature works as diverse as “Music from the Time of Cervantes”, J.S. Bach’s spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Brazilian jazz. Opals is a fascinating work by Phillip Houghton, where he represents the glints and sparkles emanating from the national gemstone of his native Australia in vivid sonic form. The highlight of the program will be New England premiere of Road to the Sun, written for the LAGQ by guitar legend Pat Metheny. This six-movement work is a mind-blowing journey through the musical worlds of Metheny, including jazz, groove, ballad, rock and expressionist elements. Not to be missed!  Additionally, performances of Andrew York’s  “By Chants” premiered in 2017 and Shingo Fujii’s  “SHIKI: Seasons of Japan,” both written for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra, continue to connect communities across the nation.  The Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange”, written specifically for them, help draw diverse audiences to orchestral programs around the world. “New Renaissance” is the ensemble’s most recent recording.  In addition to the Grammy award-winning “Guitar Heroes” CD, releases include the Grammy-nominated “LAGQ-Latin”, and“LAGQ: BRAZIL”, which includes collaborations with vocalist Luciana Souza.  Their recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange” quickly climbed to the top spot on the Billboard charts; the latter work received a Latin Grammy nomination.  The live DVD of “The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote” was released on the Mel Bay label in spring 2012. [less-]
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Wendee Glick & Friends at the Colonial Inn

11-18-2017

Presented by Jazzy Plus Productions at Concord Colonial Inn, Concord
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 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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BCGS Presents:LAGQ in Concert

11-18-2017

Presented by Boston Classical Guitar Society at First Lutheran Church of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
  The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They... [more+]
  The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre. The LAGQ is comprised of four uniquely accomplished musicians bringing a new energy to the concert stage with programs ranging from Bluegrass to Bach. They consistently play to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive, critically acclaimed transcriptions of concert masterworks provide a fresh look at the music of the past, while their interpretations of works from the contemporary and world-music realms continually break new ground. Programs including Latin, African, Far East, Irish, Folk and American Classics transport listeners around the world in a single concert experience. Capturing sounds and styles of music from around the globe, LAGQ’s 2017-18 program will feature works as diverse as “Music from the Time of Cervantes”, J.S. Bach’s spirited Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 and Brazilian jazz. Opals is a fascinating work by Phillip Houghton, where he represents the glints and sparkles emanating from the national gemstone of his native Australia in vivid sonic form. The highlight of the program will be New England premiere of Road to the Sun, written for the LAGQ by guitar legend Pat Metheny. This six-movement work is a mind-blowing journey through the musical worlds of Metheny, including jazz, groove, ballad, rock and expressionist elements. Not to be missed!  Additionally, performances of Andrew York’s  “By Chants” premiered in 2017 and Shingo Fujii’s  “SHIKI: Seasons of Japan,” both written for the LAGQ plus guitar orchestra, continue to connect communities across the nation.  The Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange”, written specifically for them, help draw diverse audiences to orchestral programs around the world. “New Renaissance” is the ensemble’s most recent recording.  In addition to the Grammy award-winning “Guitar Heroes” CD, releases include the Grammy-nominated “LAGQ-Latin”, and“LAGQ: BRAZIL”, which includes collaborations with vocalist Luciana Souza.  Their recording of the Rodrigo “Concierto Andaluz” and Sergio Assad’s “Interchange” quickly climbed to the top spot on the Billboard charts; the latter work received a Latin Grammy nomination.  The live DVD of “The Ingenious Gentleman: Don Quixote” was released on the Mel Bay label in spring 2012. [less-]
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Clear Audience

11-18-2017

Presented by Mandorla Music Series at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Saturday before Thanksgiving with Clear Audience - Steve Fell (guitar), Andy Voelker (saxophones), Jef Charland (bass) & Luther Gray (drums) - seems to be on its way to becoming an annual Mandorla tradition.  This year saw the release of... [more+]
The Saturday before Thanksgiving with Clear Audience - Steve Fell (guitar), Andy Voelker (saxophones), Jef Charland (bass) & Luther Gray (drums) - seems to be on its way to becoming an annual Mandorla tradition.  This year saw the release of their latest CD, Closer and Further.  In 2015, their Medicine Ball earned a place on the Globe's year-end list of best local albums. Boston jazz fans know these ubiquitous four individually - they're everywhere - and if you haven't experienced the synergy that happens when they're together, now's the time. Tix   FB event page "beautiful sound and full-on adventure" - Jon Garelick, The Boston Globe Listen:  Talking Circles  //  On The Horizon And hey, one more thing: this is the 80th Mandorla show, just a few days shy of the 4th anniversary of our first, Bert Seager & Rebecca Sullivan at The Green Room on 11/23/13.  A time for thanksgiving, for sure! [less-]
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Canadian Brass

11-18-2017

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
The game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, recorded approximately one hundred albums, and contributed nearly six hundred new works... [more+]
The game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, recorded approximately one hundred albums, and contributed nearly six hundred new works and arrangements to the brass quintet repertoire. Renowned for genre-bending versatility and joyous performances, the award-winning Brass is almost single-handedly responsible for elevating the art of the brass quintet to what it is today. [less-]
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Turbulence - Vector Bundles

11-18-2017

Presented by Evil Clown at Outpost 186, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
Turbulence is the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra!!  This time we have a quintet with 4 brass and the woodwinds of PEK!! Boston Area Free Jazz at its finest!! "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating.... [more+]
Turbulence is the extended horn section of the Leap of Faith Orchestra!!  This time we have a quintet with 4 brass and the woodwinds of PEK!! Boston Area Free Jazz at its finest!! "Alien yet familiar, bizarre yet completely fascinating. Expanding, contracting, erupting, settling down, always as one force..." - Bruce Lee Gallanter, DMG PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds Bob Moores - space trumpet Steve Provizer - trumpet, baritone horn Kat Dobbins - trombone Eric Goode - tuba [less-]
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Elio Villafranca's Jass Syncopators- Emerging Artist Series at the Vermont Jazz Center

11-18-2017

Presented by Vermont Jazz Center at Vermont Jazz Center, Brattleboro
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Syncopators re-imagine repertoire from the early days of New Orleans jazz and complement it with authentic Cuban and African Rhythms. Villafranca, a piano virtuoso, double majored in percussion and piano performance in Cuba's esteemed... [more+]
The Syncopators re-imagine repertoire from the early days of New Orleans jazz and complement it with authentic Cuban and African Rhythms. Villafranca, a piano virtuoso, double majored in percussion and piano performance in Cuba's esteemed Escuela Nacional de Arte. He's a professor at Julliard School of Music and was sideman for Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis, SonnyFortune, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Henderson, Miguel Zenón et al. "An inspired and visionary musician" -Wynton Marsalis Sponsored by L. Carlene Raper and Julian Gerstin Call ahead for handicap access. [less-]
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Henry Acker Trio

11-24-2017

Presented by Eat With Jack O'Neill at Eat With Jack O'Neill, West Roxbury
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
13 year old jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker blazes through a set of Gypsy Jazz
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Bees Deluxe bring acid blues & punk jazz back to Cambridge

11-24-2017

Presented by Bees Deluxe at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes originals and re-interpreted 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, B.B.... [more+]
Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes originals and re-interpreted 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, 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, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, SoulLive, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, among many others. 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. [less-]
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Bobby Watson Band

11-24-2017

Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm
Maybe you remember seeing The Bobby Watson Band at the original Met Cafe where they were the only band to have a full weekend residency every month for years (and where their 1st album was recorded live). Or maybe you remember the innumerable... [more+]
Maybe you remember seeing The Bobby Watson Band at the original Met Cafe where they were the only band to have a full weekend residency every month for years (and where their 1st album was recorded live). Or maybe you remember the innumerable Metrowest shows performed from their inception in the ‘70’s into the ‘90’s (or maybe the Sunday Blues Jams run by Pete Henderson, founder, band leader and Natick native, pretty much non-stop in this area for the last 40 years). Or maybe you caught their shows at any of the finest blues clubs throughout New England during that same era. Or maybe you should just come find out what the rest of their loyal fans have known for decades. That is that this horn-heavy, rockin’ rhythm and blues band that nails tunes by James Brown, Roomful of Blues, The Meters, Professor Longhair, Sam and Dave, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Albert King, BB King, and a host of other blues greats, as well as an original or two, does indeed bring the goods. And you should bring your dancing shoes! [less-]
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Leap of Faith Orchestra and Sub-Units - Vertices

11-25-2017

Presented by Evil Clown at Third Life Studio, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
We will open with 4 short 15 minute improvisations by quartets drawn from the orchestra.  The second set will be a 50 minute improvisation with everyone. Leap of Faith Orchestra PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds; Glynis Lomon - cello,... [more+]
We will open with 4 short 15 minute improvisations by quartets drawn from the orchestra.  The second set will be a 50 minute improvisation with everyone. Leap of Faith Orchestra PEK - clarinets, saxophones, double reeds; Glynis Lomon - cello, aquasonic, voice; Yuri Zbitnov - drums, percussion; Bob Moores - trumpet; Steve Provizer - trumpet, baritone horn; Dan O’Brien - saxophones, clarinets, flutes; Charlie Kohlhase - saxophones; Matt Scutchfield - violin; Eric Zinman - piano; Silvain Castellano - bass; Kevin Dacey - drums, percussion; Sydney Smart - drums, percussion     [less-]
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Harvey Diamond, Phil Grenadier, Joe Hunt, Jon Dreyer

11-25-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at New School of Music, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 25 2017, 8:00 pm. Jazz concert featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Joe Hunt, drums. At the New School of Music, 25 Lowell St, Cambridge MA. Walk from Harvard Square, take the #71 or #73... [more+]
Saturday, November 25 2017, 8:00 pm. Jazz concert featuring Harvey Diamond, piano; Phil Grenadier, trumpet; Jon Dreyer, bass; Joe Hunt, 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. Doors open at 8:00. The legendary jazz pianist Harvey Diamond has graced the Boston area for decades with his music which is at once both deeply intricate and deeply emotional to even the most casual listener. Over the years he has performed across the U.S. and in Europe. among Lennie Tristano's last students in the 1970's, and has done concert appearances with NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Dave Liebman, and Art Farmer, and also with Charles Neville, Herb Pomeroy, Harvie S, Jay Clayton, Joe Hunt, Don Alias, Jason Palmer, Cameron Brown, Marc Johnson, 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. 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. Speaking of legendary, drummer Joe Hunt combines complexity with relentless swing and sensitivity to what's happening around him. this is why Bill Evans invited him to join his trio, why Stan Getz invited him to join his quartet, and why almost the entire history of jazz has shared the stage with him, including George Russell, Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer, and Herb Pomeroy. It's also why Harvey invited him to this performance. 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, Dominique Eade, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. 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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Joe Hunt Quintet plays the Music of Gigi Gryce

11-26-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Nov 26 @ 8:30 pm
Sunday Nov. 26, 8:30pm at Lilypad 11/26, the program is a tribute to great jazz composer/saxophonist Gigi Gryce Joe Hunt quintet will play his compositions. Andy Voelker will play Gigi's alto sax part, and the great trumpeter, Greg Hopkins will... [more+]
Sunday Nov. 26, 8:30pm at Lilypad 11/26, the program is a tribute to great jazz composer/saxophonist Gigi Gryce Joe Hunt quintet will play his compositions. Andy Voelker will play Gigi's alto sax part, and the great trumpeter, Greg Hopkins will be playing the trumpet parts originally recorded by Art Farmer. Lineup: Greg Hopkins trumpet Andy Volker alto saxophone Keala Kameheiwa bass Yuka Hamano Hunt piano Joe Hunt drums [less-]
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BlueJazz Strings & Combos Fall Concert

12-01-2017

Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center Auditorium, Wellesley
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 7:30 pm
The Wellesley BlueJazz presents a lively evening with instrumentalists and vocalists who will create an interplay between group and individual expression by weaving musical influences from around the world. The Ensemble Program includes... [more+]
The Wellesley BlueJazz presents a lively evening with instrumentalists and vocalists who will create an interplay between group and individual expression by weaving musical influences from around the world. The Ensemble Program includes Wellesley BlueJazz Big Band and BlueJazz Combos. Students are immersed in a rich jazz repertoire that ranges from classic to contemporary music. Faculty-directed rehearsals encourage the development of fluency in jazz improvisation, and guest artists offer workshops and clinics. The ensembles perform throughout the year on campus and with other colleges in the Boston area. [less-]
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Langston Hughes' Black Nativity

12-17-2017

Presented by National Center of Afro-American Artists at Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 02 @ 8:00 pm + 9 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 03 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 10 @ 3:30 pm Fri, Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm Sat, Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 17 @ 3:30 pm - less dates and times

In the spirit of the good cheer, the National Center of Afro-American Artists offers its 47th lively edition of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity as a gift to all people of "good will." Featuring a cast of more than 75 singers, actors, dancers,... [more+]
In the spirit of the good cheer, the National Center of Afro-American Artists offers its 47th lively edition of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity as a gift to all people of "good will." Featuring a cast of more than 75 singers, actors, dancers, and musicians, including children, the productions retells the Christmas story in gospel music, African-inspired dance, and black vernacular speech. Its rich chorus and moving voices will lift you and your family to new heights of joy, and stir fresh hope for a better world. Since 1970, Black Nativity has been a highlight of Boston's holiday season, bringing unity and celebration to our city and all of its communities. A classic to many, make it a tradition for you and your family too. Music & Lyrics chosen by Langston Hughes Book by Langston Hughes Based on text from the Gospel of St. Luke Run time is 85 minutes with no intermission [less-]
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Eric Mintel Quartet: A Charlie Brown Jazz Tour

12-01-2017

Presented by Larcom Performing Arts Theatre at Larcom Theatre, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm
EMQ is: Eric Mintel - Vocals, Nelson Hill - Sax/Flute Jack Hegyi - Bass Dave Mohn - Drums The Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz. Don't miss the Eric Mintel Quartet perform their highly... [more+]
EMQ is: Eric Mintel - Vocals, Nelson Hill - Sax/Flute Jack Hegyi - Bass Dave Mohn - Drums The Eric Mintel Quartet has been thrilling audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz. Don't miss the Eric Mintel Quartet perform their highly successful "Charlie Brown Jazz" concert tour featuring the beloved holiday cartoon and music by Vince Guaraldi. Songs include, Christmas Time is Here, Skating, Christmas is Coming and the legendary Linus and Lucy plus many other reworked holiday favorites. This concert is fun for the entire family. Featuring pianist and composer Eric Mintel, the EMQ also features Nelson Hill sax/flute, Jack Hegyi bass, and Dave Mohn drums. Eric Mintel has played the piano all his life. Career highlights include two performances by invitation at the White House, several concerts at the Kennedy Center and a special concert at the United Nations. Eric was a featured guest on Marian McPartlands’s award-winning program Piano Jazz on NPR and his music is regularly played on XM and Sirus radio. Alto sax, flute, and soprano saxman Nelson Hills’s career alongside the likes of Maynard Ferguson where he played lead alto, Buddy Rich, Frankie Valli and the great Phil Woods among other continues to soar with his role in the Eric Mintel Quartet. Jack Hegyi’s career as a bassist on both electric and upright has taken him all over the world and included a 30-year career in the Atlantic City music scene. Jack has played alongside the likes of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gourmet, Don Rickles and many other greats of the entertainment world. Dave Mohns has been drumming all his life. Career highlights include drumming with the popular Johnny’s Dance Band, Johnny Defrancesco, Sesame Street players and the legendary Randy Burns and the Sky Dog Band. [less-]
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Vermont Jazz Center Big Band with Kevin Mahogany and Dave Stryker

12-01-2017

Presented by Vermont Jazz Center at Vermont Jazz Center
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm
16 piece big band with director Rob Freeberg, 
Kevin Mahogany, vocals and Dave Stryker, guitar. Revenue from this annual gala is the primary source of funding to assist VJC students. VJC averages of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help... [more+]
16 piece big band with director Rob Freeberg, 
Kevin Mahogany, vocals and Dave Stryker, guitar. Revenue from this annual gala is the primary source of funding to assist VJC students. VJC averages of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help students attend ensembles, private lessons and our annual summer jazz workshop. The big band gala is a favorite for dancers and listeners alike. There is nothing like the energy created by a 16 piece big band--especially when fronted by two extraordinary guest artists! Kevin Mahogany's voice is reminiscent of Johnny Hartman's: sultry, big and beautiful. Originally from Kansas City, he has internalized that city's historic connection to swing and blues; in fact he played a character based on the legendary jazz great Big Joe Turner in Robert Altman's film Kansas City. Complementing Mahogany's blues aesthetic is guitarist Dave Stryker who traveled for two years with Brother Jack McDuff (organist) and then Stanley Turrentine for over a decade. Mahogany and Stryker have performed and recorded together on numerous occasions. "Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and musically adept jazz vocalists." -- Billboard Magazine [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues