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Feldman Geospatial Presents The Teresa Ines Quartet

06-13-2024

Presented by Feldman Geospatial at Long Live Roxbury, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm

THURSDAY | JUNE 13 | 6 PM

Teresa Ines, guitar, vocals
Maxim Lubarsky, keyboards
Fernando Huergo, bass
Mark Walker, drums

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Teresa Ines immersed herself in music from an early age. She explored flute, music theory,...

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THURSDAY | JUNE 13 | 6 PM

Teresa Ines, guitar, vocals
Maxim Lubarsky, keyboards
Fernando Huergo, bass
Mark Walker, drums

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Teresa Ines immersed herself in music from an early age. She explored flute, music theory, and composition, showcasing versatility by collaborating with local choro groups and leading choirs for music education in underdeveloped areas of Rio.

In the 1990s, Teresa's insatiable passion for music led her to Berklee in Boston, where she refined her singing and composition skills while delving into jazz. Her commitment to pushing creative boundaries and integrating jazz elements into Brazilian music defined her dynamic approach to the art.

Teresa's artistic identity is characterized by a seamless fusion of rhythms and sounds inspired by her native Brazil. With advanced training, creative musicality and an intimate understanding of Brazilian music, she sculpts a unique musical landscape. Her performances with various groups in Boston, New York and on international tours, along with accolades like being a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition in 2023, highlight her significant contributions to the music scene.

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Summer Concerts at the Eustis Estate: Caio e Jess

06-13-2024

Presented by Mandorla Music at Eustis Estate, Milton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm

Join for summer concerts on the lawn at the Eustis Estate, co-presented with Mandorla Music. Bring a picnic and enjoy music as the sun sets! We are excited to kick off the summer on June 13 with Caio e Jess.

In Northern Brazil, a natural...

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Join for summer concerts on the lawn at the Eustis Estate, co-presented with Mandorla Music. Bring a picnic and enjoy music as the sun sets! We are excited to kick off the summer on June 13 with Caio e Jess.

In Northern Brazil, a natural phenomenon occurs called “Encontro das Águas” or “The Meeting of the Waters.” Two distinctly different rivers meet and flow side by side, unmixed for miles, before heading toward the ocean as one.

Brazilian guitarist Caio Afiune and American vocalist Jessica Curran strive to embody this philosophy as a married international couple, drawing on their broad cultural and musical perspectives to create genre-bending compositions with poetic lyrics, dreamy landscapes, rich harmonies and a synthesis of acoustic instruments and modern technology. Caio e Jess are gearing up to release their debut full-length album, “The Meeting of the Waters." Both are educators at Berklee College of Music.

Jessica Curran - Vocals

Caio Afiune - Guitar

David Ling - Keys

Mike Gary - Bass

Bertram Lehmann - Percussion

Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Alcohol is not permitted. Snacks and soft drinks are available for sale.

In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled or rescheduled.

Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

Advance tickets are free and recommended; donations are encouraged. Become a member of Historic New England to ensure that they are able to continue to offer free programs for all to enjoy.

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Díaz de Cossío / Solares / Motl Trio

06-14-2024

Presented by The Creative Music Series at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm

Rocío Díaz de Cossío - cello

José Fernando Solares - saxophone

Kyle Motl - bass

June 14th, Friday, 2024
Lilypad, Cambridge, MA
Door at 7:00 PM

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser described as “spectacularly adventurous and...

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Rocío Díaz de Cossío - cello

José Fernando Solares - saxophone

Kyle Motl - bass

June 14th, Friday, 2024
Lilypad, Cambridge, MA
Door at 7:00 PM

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser described as “spectacularly adventurous and dynamic,” whose playing is noted for both “iridescent delicacy as well as abrasive force” (The Wire). A frequent soloist, his performances “promise to change us by revealing things we could never have imagined” (Free Jazz Collective).

Rocío Díaz de Cossío, mexican-american sound artist. Rocío is a versatile cellist and is an avid advocate of new music. Rocío works actively with composers in the creation of new pieces; they have recently performed at festivals including the  Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), at the International Ensemble Modern Academy  (Austria), The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, The Next Fest for Emerging Artist (New York), Festival Expresiones Contemporáneas (México).

José Fernando Solares is a Mexican improviser, saxophonist, composer, and sound artist based in NYC. He delves into improvisational perspectives that transcend mere listening, emphasizing perception, awareness of the time-space continuum, the coexistence of multiple realities, and unpredictability. Surrendering to the unconscious, he explores improvisation through various genres, including ska, salsa, timba, jazz, contemporary music, and free improvisation, as well as interdisciplinary projects.

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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble 35th Anniversary Performance!

06-14-2024

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm

RSE will be celebrating our 35th (!!) anniversary at a special show at Harvard Square's Regattabar (in the Charles Hotel) on Friday 14 June 2024 at 7:30pm.  One show only - don't get left out!!  Note that seats are assigned by date of purchase,...

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RSE will be celebrating our 35th (!!) anniversary at a special show at Harvard Square's Regattabar (in the Charles Hotel) on Friday 14 June 2024 at 7:30pm.  One show only - don't get left out!!  Note that seats are assigned by date of purchase, so get on it!!

And to make it xtra special, we'll be recording a slew of material that night for our 5th album - be a part of it!!  Join me, Jerry Sabatini, Tom Hall, Dave Harris, Phil Neighbors, & Blake Newman as we celebrate 35 years of making music that is, in the words of the wonderful NYC saxophonist Matt Darriau, "Fun Yet Deep!!"

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Suede

06-14-2024

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

NY press says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her. She was Joan Rivers’ opening act and has headlined with Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan among many others. Come see why!

Pop/Jazz/Blues vocalist and...

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NY press says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her. She was Joan Rivers’ opening act and has headlined with Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan among many others. Come see why!

Pop/Jazz/Blues vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Suede tours nationally and internationally filling the best rooms – from Feinstein’s in San Francisco to Birdland in NYC to The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and beyond. Her PBS “Live at Scullers Jazz Club” has currently aired on 54 stations nationally as a fundraiser to keep PBS thriving

She’s thrilled to return to the fabulous Spire Center with her New England trio of pianist Freddie Boyle, Marshall Wood on bass and Steve Langone, drums

Boston Globe says she’s “Wicked exciting

NYT says “Voices like hers come along maybe once in a generation

Joan Rivers said she’s “The REAL deal


Bea Arthur interrupted Suede’s show to shout “You are to DIE FOR. Thank you for the best night of my life in an audience.

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Arlington Porchfest 2024

06-15-2024

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm

Coming to a porch near you...Arlington's free, festive, one-day-only music extravaganza is back...and bigger & better than ever!! Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Porchfest will present over 300 performances all day across...

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Coming to a porch near you...Arlington's free, festive, one-day-only music extravaganza is back...and bigger & better than ever!! Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Porchfest will present over 300 performances all day across porches in Arlington... don't miss out on this fun and free day of live music and community!

Porchfest is a grassroots music festival where bands play on front porches across town and people walk, bike or drive around to enjoy tons of free outdoor music, performances, and visual arts exhibits.

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Circle the Square

06-15-2024

Presented by CACHE at Riverside Plaza, Medford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm

Circle the Square is a street festival in Medford featuring live music, dance, musical theater, martial arts demos, community art projects, a beer garden and food vendors, plus over 50 vendors ranging from artisans to local non-profit...

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Circle the Square is a street festival in Medford featuring live music, dance, musical theater, martial arts demos, community art projects, a beer garden and food vendors, plus over 50 vendors ranging from artisans to local non-profit organizations. This is an outdoor, all ages event.

Live music will be by Annie and Fur Trappers (traditional jazz) and Krush Faktory (reggae, funk, hip hop). Medford Brewing Co will have a beer garden set up, and the Chicken and Rice Guys food truck will be on hand, too. We will have 18 artist vendors plus dozens more business and non-profit organizations represented, all with fun activities at their booths.

Activities for kids include games and crafts with The Medford Family Network, gross motor play with Knucklebones, and Zing! Facepainting. Try your hand at the giant chess board, and participate in our community art projects, too. There will also be dance performances by students from The Dance Studio, musical theater performances by Spotlight Medford, and martial arts demos by students from Xtreme Ninja. Plus. search the festival area for hidden pinwheels to claim a prize at our Welcome Table.

For more information about the event, please visit www.cacheinmedford.org.

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International Fun Fest

06-15-2024

Presented by Lexington Lyceum Advocates at Lexington Lyceum, Lexington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm

The Lexington Lyceum Advocates announces its first International Fun Fest at Lexington’s Ellen Stone Building from 4-8PM on Saturday, June 15.

The Fest will offer free activities and entertainment for the whole family on the lawn of the Ellen...

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The Lexington Lyceum Advocates announces its first International Fun Fest at Lexington’s Ellen Stone Building from 4-8PM on Saturday, June 15.

The Fest will offer free activities and entertainment for the whole family on the lawn of the Ellen Stone Building at 735 Mass Ave. Come celebrate the many diverse cultures in our community with games, music, dancing, food, beer garden, and more.

Enjoy international dance and live musical performances, play lawn games, sip a cold beer or buy dinner at a food truck. Bring friends and neighbors or meet new friends as we relax outdoors on a beautiful summer evening.

Entertainment:

- 4pm: Chinese Dance & Song: Artisan Dance Academy will perform Chinese folk dances followed by vocal soloist Katie Chen.

- 5-7pm Henna for Humanity: Beautiful henna hand art that supports people in India who don’t have proper access to healthcare and education.

- 5pm: Sounds & Moves of Bollywood! Swasti Bhargava will teach attendees some Bollywood Style Dance moves followed by an opportunity to put your new steps to use!

- 6pm: Latin Dance! Dance Caliente (Raul Nieves and Eileen Herman-Haase) take the stage, leading us through the musical landscape of Merengue; Bachata; and Salsa, and other Latin styles! Learn, then do!

- 7pm: American Jazz. Round out our trip around the world with the Lexington High School Jazz combo treating us to good old American Jazz!

Food & Drink:

- Arlington Brewing Company Beer Garden from (until 7:30pm)

- Bon Me food truck: Asian inspired cuisine

- Abbott’s Custard: Sundae’s with pick you own toppings

Free Parking is available on Mass ave. and neighboring side streets, and accessible via the #62 MBTA bus service.

The International Fun Fest is cosponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Lexington Lyceum Advocates.

For more information, see LexLyceum.org/events.

Lexington Lyceum Advocates is a 501(c)(3) organization established to return the town-owned 1833 Ellen Stone Building to public use. LLA’s mission is to build a modern Lexington Lyceum and community gathering space at the renovated Ellen StoneBuilding. LLA envisions the Stone Building as a venue in which to learn from the past and shape a better future. For more information visit LexLyceum.org.

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Garage Band 2024

06-15-2024

Presented by Arts Arlington at Arlington Global Service Station, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm

Arlington’s homegrown music dance party makes its rockin' return on Saturday, June 15  at 6pm! Billed as the "After Party" to Arlington Porchfest, Garage Band has become a beloved event to celebrate music and community! Garage Band 2024...

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Arlington’s homegrown music dance party makes its rockin' return on Saturday, June 15  at 6pm! Billed as the "After Party" to Arlington Porchfest, Garage Band has become a beloved event to celebrate music and community! Garage Band 2024 features the bluegrass band Local Freight, entertaining all with “clean harmonies, strong pickin’ and a solid groove." The band is tuning up now for its appearance at Arlington’s coolest outdoor venue, Arlington Global Service Station on Mass Ave. This year's celebration will include some family-friendly additions thanks to Mystic Open Studios, an Arlington arts incubator. You and the kids can enjoy some bead crafts, movement props, and some bubbles.

Once the last tunes of Porchfest fade to an echo, make your way via public transit, bike, foot, wheels, wagon, wings to Abe's at 334 Massachusetts Avenue for a good time. Garage Band is a free, family-friendly event brought to you by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture at ArtsArlington.org.

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Joe Hunt Jazz Quartet

06-16-2024

Presented by The Lilypad at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm

Joe Hunt Quartet is a Modern Jazz group dedicated to paying tribute to the great jazz composers, T. Monk, Bill Evans, Gigi Gryce, and others.

Mark Pinto-alto sax, a former member of the Buddy Rich band, Yuka Hamano Hunt-piano, John Lockwood-bass...

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Joe Hunt Quartet is a Modern Jazz group dedicated to paying tribute to the great jazz composers, T. Monk, Bill Evans, Gigi Gryce, and others.

Mark Pinto-alto sax, a former member of the Buddy Rich band, Yuka Hamano Hunt-piano, John Lockwood-bass formerly with Joe Henderson,

and Joe Hunt-drums, formerly with Bill Evans, George Russell, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and Dexter Gordon,

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Feldman Geospatial Presents Trombonist Angel Subero + The Project

06-20-2024

Presented by Feldman Geospatial at Long Live Roxbury, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Boston, MA---Feldman Geospatial takes you to the Latin Caribbean this week when the Angel Subero + The Project shows up Thursday, June 20 at Long Live Roxbury . . . Boston's newest jazzy hangout, brewery and taproom. Located at 152 Hampden Street...

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Boston, MA---Feldman Geospatial takes you to the Latin Caribbean this week when the Angel Subero + The Project shows up Thursday, June 20 at Long Live Roxbury . . . Boston's newest jazzy hangout, brewery and taproom. Located at 152 Hampden Street in Roxbury, the spot offers free admission and free parking!

The show begins at 6 pm and runs to around 8:30 pm. Local chefs are on site with home cooked food for sale on site.

This hot, hot band features these musicians:

Angel Subero, trombone
Ivan Renta, tenor sax
Fernando Michelin, keyboards
Fernando Huergo, bass
Gen Yoshimura, drums

Angel Subero is a Venezuelan trombonist who attended the Conservatorio Itinerante in Caracas, Venezuela, where he studied with the legendary Michel Becquet. After coming to the US in 2001, he attended Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Lawrence Isaacson, and New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Douglas Yeo. He also studied with John Rojak at the Aspen Music Festival. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the Venezuela Symphony, Simon Bolivar Symphony, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, to name a few. He has worked with such conductors as John Williams, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Keith Lockhart, and Robert Spano, among many others. In the realms of jazz, Latin and commercial music, Subero has appeared with artists such as Bob Brookmeyer, Aretha Franklin, Slide Hampton, Jim McNeely, Claudio Roditi, Danilo Perez, Chris Botti and many more.

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Eli Block Quintet

06-20-2024

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the Jazz Baroness Room at The Mad Monkfish, where you can sip your favorite drink, savor sushi or Thai cuisine, and enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of a talented jazz ensemble. Whether you're a seasoned...

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Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the Jazz Baroness Room at The Mad Monkfish, where you can sip your favorite drink, savor sushi or Thai cuisine, and enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of a talented jazz ensemble. Whether you're a seasoned jazz aficionado or simply seeking a delightful night out, this event promises to be a treat for your senses. Our full bar and food menus are available to complement the musical experience.

Featuring:
Eli Block, Trumpet
Seba Molnar, Tenor Saxophone
Caio Afiune, Guitar
James Heazlewood Dale, Bass
Henry Godfrey, Drums
Eli Block is a versatile trumpet player and educator based in Boston. He
performs regularly throughout New England with groups including the
BT/ALC Big Band, Silver Arrow Band, Dan Gabel and The Abletones, and the
Henry Godfrey Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with the
Grammy-winning 8-bit Big Band and the iconic American singer Johnny
Mathis. In November 2022, he was featured as a Visiting Artist at St.
Olaf College, where he led two masterclasses and performed as a featured
soloist with the jazz bands.

Block received his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance with academic
honors from New England Conservatory in May 2020. During his time at
NEC, he was a member of the NEC Jazz Orchestra and a recipient of the
NEC Beneficent Society Scholarship. Block is a member of the Jazz
Education Network (JEN) and has performed alongside renowned artists
such as Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, Miguel Zenón, Ethan Iverson, Luciana
Souza, Antonio Sánchez, George Schuller, and Ran Blake.

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Spire Lobby Series: Grain Thief

06-20-2024

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.
This series showcases local and regional musicians in a relaxed and intimate setting. The lobby is transformed into a 70-seat showcase lounge!

GRAIN THIEF

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Presented by The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.
This series showcases local and regional musicians in a relaxed and intimate setting. The lobby is transformed into a 70-seat showcase lounge!

GRAIN THIEF

While near about anyone can spend money on a great studio and hotshot producer and walk out with something decent sounding, doing it live is a whole new ballgame. Patrick Mulroy (guitar, vocals), Zach Meyer (mandolin, vocals), Michael Harmon (bass, vocals), Tom Farrell (resonator guitar), and Alex Barstow (fiddle) know there’s no room to fake it when it’s just the band, acoustic instruments, and an audience. As Grain Thief, these fellas have worn the chrome off their frets doing it the hard way. Ain’t Hungover Yet is a melodic snapshot of a crew of top-flight musicians locked in the groovy; lifted on the energy of a raucous audience, a bunch of barbeque, and a some sweet summer sunshine.

While the Boston, MA quintet's prior releases Animal (EP, 2015), Stardust Lodge (2018), Gasoline (2020) and Something Sour, Something Sweet (2021) are all imbued with a tangible internal cohesion from playing together often, Ain’t Hungover Yet captures the energy born of the interconnection between band and audience. “Live music is fun” laughs Farrell. “Our last record was about creating an album that sounded like we were playing in the room with no overdubs.  Releasing a live record is the next logical step. It’s a great opportunity to show our listeners what a Grain Thief show is like; the energy, the communication, and even the flubs.”

Of course, the performance to feature had to have immaculate sonics. The stars aligned when the band was asked to perform at a festival sponsored by iconic microphone manufacturer Telefunken, the Ain’t Hungover Yet Bluegrass Music Festival. “Using microphones instead of plugging in really makes things sound much more organic and helps us to play dynamically on stage together” explains Mulroy. “In fact, the record was recorded & mixed by Alan Venitosh, the director of operations at Telefunken.”

While the band is known for late-night campground jam sessions at festivals, Ain’t Hungover Yet features the band's full daytime set, cut live on a sweltering August afternoon. “It was a hot day but spirits were high,” says Harmon. “There was a great sense of comradery at the festival in general. We taught our first workshop, and hosted a rowdy “official” night jam with Beg, Steal, or Borrow from VT.”

As the sun sets on the festival session, Grain Thief is hunkering down to write their next slew of original material. So, when the days shorten and the windows start to frost, crank up Ain’t Hungover Yet and savor some deep-summer melodic sunshine. It’s guaranteed to shake the chill from your bones.

Grain Thief has toured the north, south, east, and west of the U.S., playing stages large and small. They have graced the stages at the Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, Hempfest, Ain’t Hungover Yet Bluegrass Festival, Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, UMS Music Festival, and Rockygrass, among others. Stardust Lodge reached #17 on the Folk DJ Radio Album Chart, #4 on the Roots Music Report Folk Album Chart, and #1 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album Chart.

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"Listen To This" back @ "Third Thursdays" w/special guests, to explore Miles' early electric period

06-20-2024

Presented by Dave Bryant Music at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

For the past several years, improvising keyboardist Dave Bryant, curator and host of the "Third Thursdays" series of monthly harmolodic jazz concerts, has also been involved with the "Listen To This" musical project, which explores the rich...

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For the past several years, improvising keyboardist Dave Bryant, curator and host of the "Third Thursdays" series of monthly harmolodic jazz concerts, has also been involved with the "Listen To This" musical project, which explores the rich legacy of Miles Davis, particularly during his early electric period from 1968-1975.

The project includes founder Jerome Deupree of Morphine and Either/Orchestra (drums), Russ Gershon of Either/Orchestra (woodwinds, organ), Rick Barry of Bim Skala Bim and Lookie Lookie (percussion), Todd Brunel of Know Orchestra (bass clarinet), J Johnson of Parlour Bells (guitar), Rick McLaughlin of Either/Orchestra (bass), and Bryan Murphy of The Shills (trumpet), along with Bryant of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time (keyboards). For this particular concert, special guests Tsuyoshi Honjo (sax) and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (drums) will be joining the evening's exploration of Miles' early electric work.

"Listen To This" last appeared at "Third Thursdays" in July of 2023, and since then the group has been performing in many local and greater New England venues. As one audience member so rightly put it: "Listen To This fills the room with hot blue sparks and a primeval, funked-up vibe, the element that pushes a good show to greatness . . . a brilliant flash of improvisation, beyond genre, the ghost of a ghost who shows up out of nowhere and just hangs out. . . ."

About the "Listen To This" project, Bryant notes "LTT is one of our favorite 'Third Thursdays' events: we hosted the band's inaugural concert and the vibe in the room is always fun and engaging. In addition, this will be our third annual opportunity to document the group's ongoing development in our video series. Expect some variations on our well-established themes!"

Also visit https://www.prlog.org/13022762 for further details.

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"David Whitman & Friends - SOUL FLOW" Featuring Francisco Torres, Andrew Neesley, and Jared Gold

06-20-2024

Presented by David Whitman at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 10:35 pm

Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album") presents a “soulflow” swingin’ jazz hammond-B3 quartet to audiences, performing compositions from his jazz album “Soul Flow” and his...

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Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album") presents a “soulflow” swingin’ jazz hammond-B3 quartet to audiences, performing compositions from his jazz album “Soul Flow” and his other albums on Ropeadope and Shifting Paradigm Records. The tight-nit band is a nod to Larry Young and his album, Unity.

Drums: David Whitman

Trombone: Francisco Torres

Organ: Jared Gold

Trumpet: Andrew Neesley (trumpet).

Surprise local talent and friends may be featured.

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West Medford Open Studios

06-22-2024

Presented by West Medford Open Studios at Dugger Park, Medford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm

West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) is thrilled to announce its 25th anniversary celebration of local arts. The annual free showcase will be held on June 22 from 12-5 p.m. at Dugger Park along the Mystic River in West Medford, MA, with additional...

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West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) is thrilled to announce its 25th anniversary celebration of local arts. The annual free showcase will be held on June 22 from 12-5 p.m. at Dugger Park along the Mystic River in West Medford, MA, with additional exhibits inside the West Medford Community Center.

Featuring over 70 artists and a diverse array of art mediums, attendees can immerse themselves in the creative atmosphere while exploring the wide variety of artists' works. The event will also include live music performances throughout the day and live readings by local writers.

A new addition to this year’s event is the WMOS doodle tent, an interactive space equipped with mini canvases, paper, and markers to encourage visitors to unleash their creativity.

Local favorites Medford Brewing Company, Goldilox Bagels, and Frozen Hoagies will be offering food and beverages for attendees to enjoy.

West Medford Open Studios remains committed to providing a vibrant platform for both emerging and seasoned artists to showcase and sell their creations, fostering a festive atmosphere and celebrating the local art community.

The event is made possible thanks to the support of notable organizations such as the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Medford Arts Council, and Friends of WMOS, highlighting the importance of community partnerships in sustaining and promoting the arts.

For more information about the event, please visit wmos.org and keep an eye out for yard signs and posters around Medford.

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Mission Hill Arts Festival

06-22-2024

Presented by Mission Hill Arts Festival at BCYF Tobin Community Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm

Z A K I Y Y A H

(Hip-Hopera, R&B, Jazz)

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This event is presented in collaboration with Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts

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“My art is the perfect blend of evident and allegory...” –...

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Z A K I Y Y A H

(Hip-Hopera, R&B, Jazz)

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This event is presented in collaboration with Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts

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“My art is the perfect blend of evident and allegory...” – Zakiyyah

Boston native Zakiyyah is an artist-activist who has had the pleasure of performing for numerous audiences from the House of Blues, to the Boston Symphony Hall, and more recently, the United Nations.

A classically-trained singer and actress, Zakiyyah is skillfully versed in Opera, Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B, and Gospel. She graduated as the Student Body President and Valedictorian of Boston Arts Academy with a major in voice, earned her degree in Political Science and Sociology from Wellesley College, and continued her vocal studies at New England Conservatory.

Her extremely versatile artistic skill-set empowers her to reach a broad range of audiences and craft a sound that is uniquely her own, including her most well-known, “Hip-Hopera”. She utilizes music and visual media to explore themes that centralize marginalized communities via her production company, Black and Bold Productions.

In addition to her artistic practice, Zakiyyah has a strong commitment to education, having worked as an administrator at Conservatory Lab Charter School, offering private voice training via Harvard’s Holden Voice Program and the Hamilton Garrett Music and Arts Academy, creating an arts-activism program for teens in 2020 entitled “Creative Revolution”. She is also a Season Partner for the Boston Children’s Chorus, and works as a racial equity consultant with Arts Connect International.

Her upcoming album, “African Import”, provides a window into both the beauty and complexity of the black diaspora, and the significance of its consumption by mainstream society.

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Ravi Coltrane featuring Gadi Lehavi and Ele Howell

06-22-2024

Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

With a career spanning over two decades, Ravi has captivated audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances and innovative compositions.

As a leader, Ravi has released six albums including "Moving Pictures," "From The Round Box," and...

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With a career spanning over two decades, Ravi has captivated audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances and innovative compositions.

As a leader, Ravi has released six albums including "Moving Pictures," "From The Round Box," and "Spirit Fiction," showcasing his remarkable talent and musical versatility. He has also collaborated with esteemed artists such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Jack DeJohnette, and McCoy Tyner, leaving an indelible mark on the jazz scene.

Born in Long Island to legendary musicians John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi carries on his family's musical legacy with grace and artistry. Raised in Los Angeles, he was deeply influenced by his mother's music and played a pivotal role in her return to the recording studio.

While Ravi’s musical beginnings were influenced by his parents, he has crafted his own sound as an engrossing, forward-thinking jazz musician.

Pianist Gadi Lehavi and drummer Ele Howell will join Ravi on the Performance Hall stage.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the brilliance of Ravi Coltrane live at Arts at the Armory. Join us on Saturday, June 22 for an unforgettable evening of jazz exploration and musical mastery. Doors open at 7:00pm, the show will start at 8:00pm.

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David Whitman Trio

06-22-2024

Presented by David Whitman at OGGI Gourmet, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for ***Best Instrumental Jazz Album***) presents a jazz piano trio featuring musicians from Berklee College of Music. Together they will perform beautiful compositions from his jazz...

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Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for ***Best Instrumental Jazz Album***) presents a jazz piano trio featuring musicians from Berklee College of Music. Together they will perform beautiful compositions from his jazz album “Oh, Clara!” and his other albums on Ropeadope and Shifting Paradigm Records.
OGGI is located in the heart of Harvard Square, makes excellent pizza and has a full bar.
Drum: David Whitman
Bass: Greg Loughman
Piano: Witness Matlou

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Speakeasies, Bootleggers, and Jazz! Prohibition and Boston's West End

06-23-2024

Presented by Crescendo Productions, LLC at The West End Museum, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at The West End Museum for a captivating blend of historical storytelling and live jazz music as we delve into the clandestine world of bootleggers, bathtub gin, peepholes, and secret passwords that defined the fascinating period of...

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Join us at The West End Museum for a captivating blend of historical storytelling and live jazz music as we delve into the clandestine world of bootleggers, bathtub gin, peepholes, and secret passwords that defined the fascinating period of prohibition-era Boston.

Experience the electrifying sounds and rebellious spirit of jazz that echoed through the underground clubs and speakeasies of Boston’s West End during the 1920s and 1930s as cool cat jazz musicians Justin Ouellet (violin) and Justin Piper (guitar) take the stage. Boston Globe Reporter and author Emily Sweeney will be on hand to shed light on the rise of speakeasies, the influence of organized crime, and the societal impacts of Herbert Hoover’s "noble experiment.”

Your admission includes a “Bees Knees,” one of the most popular cocktails of the era, courtesy of our friends at The Tip Tap Room. You won’t want to miss this unique and multi-faceted experience which is sure to be the cat’s pajamas!

21+ Only

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasies-bootleggers-and-jazz-prohibition-and-bostons-west-end-tickets-896309494827

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The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

06-23-2024

Presented by The Lilypad at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Muscacchia, drums

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David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Muscacchia, drums

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Feldman Geospatial Presents The Teresa Ines Quartet

06-13-2024

Presented by Feldman Geospatial at Long Live Roxbury, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm

THURSDAY | JUNE 13 | 6 PM

Teresa Ines, guitar, vocals
Maxim Lubarsky, keyboards
Fernando Huergo, bass
Mark Walker, drums

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Teresa Ines immersed herself in music from an early age. She explored flute, music theory,...

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THURSDAY | JUNE 13 | 6 PM

Teresa Ines, guitar, vocals
Maxim Lubarsky, keyboards
Fernando Huergo, bass
Mark Walker, drums

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Teresa Ines immersed herself in music from an early age. She explored flute, music theory, and composition, showcasing versatility by collaborating with local choro groups and leading choirs for music education in underdeveloped areas of Rio.

In the 1990s, Teresa's insatiable passion for music led her to Berklee in Boston, where she refined her singing and composition skills while delving into jazz. Her commitment to pushing creative boundaries and integrating jazz elements into Brazilian music defined her dynamic approach to the art.

Teresa's artistic identity is characterized by a seamless fusion of rhythms and sounds inspired by her native Brazil. With advanced training, creative musicality and an intimate understanding of Brazilian music, she sculpts a unique musical landscape. Her performances with various groups in Boston, New York and on international tours, along with accolades like being a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition in 2023, highlight her significant contributions to the music scene.

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Summer Concerts at the Eustis Estate: Caio e Jess

06-13-2024

Presented by Mandorla Music at Eustis Estate, Milton
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm

Join for summer concerts on the lawn at the Eustis Estate, co-presented with Mandorla Music. Bring a picnic and enjoy music as the sun sets! We are excited to kick off the summer on June 13 with Caio e Jess.

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Join for summer concerts on the lawn at the Eustis Estate, co-presented with Mandorla Music. Bring a picnic and enjoy music as the sun sets! We are excited to kick off the summer on June 13 with Caio e Jess.

In Northern Brazil, a natural phenomenon occurs called “Encontro das Águas” or “The Meeting of the Waters.” Two distinctly different rivers meet and flow side by side, unmixed for miles, before heading toward the ocean as one.

Brazilian guitarist Caio Afiune and American vocalist Jessica Curran strive to embody this philosophy as a married international couple, drawing on their broad cultural and musical perspectives to create genre-bending compositions with poetic lyrics, dreamy landscapes, rich harmonies and a synthesis of acoustic instruments and modern technology. Caio e Jess are gearing up to release their debut full-length album, “The Meeting of the Waters." Both are educators at Berklee College of Music.

Jessica Curran - Vocals

Caio Afiune - Guitar

David Ling - Keys

Mike Gary - Bass

Bertram Lehmann - Percussion

Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

Alcohol is not permitted. Snacks and soft drinks are available for sale.

In the event of rain, the concert will be canceled or rescheduled.

Please call 617-994-6600 for more information.

Advance tickets are free and recommended; donations are encouraged. Become a member of Historic New England to ensure that they are able to continue to offer free programs for all to enjoy.

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Díaz de Cossío / Solares / Motl Trio

06-14-2024

Presented by The Creative Music Series at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm

Rocío Díaz de Cossío - cello

José Fernando Solares - saxophone

Kyle Motl - bass

June 14th, Friday, 2024
Lilypad, Cambridge, MA
Door at 7:00 PM

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser described as “spectacularly adventurous and...

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Rocío Díaz de Cossío - cello

José Fernando Solares - saxophone

Kyle Motl - bass

June 14th, Friday, 2024
Lilypad, Cambridge, MA
Door at 7:00 PM

Kyle Motl is a bassist, composer, and improviser described as “spectacularly adventurous and dynamic,” whose playing is noted for both “iridescent delicacy as well as abrasive force” (The Wire). A frequent soloist, his performances “promise to change us by revealing things we could never have imagined” (Free Jazz Collective).

Rocío Díaz de Cossío, mexican-american sound artist. Rocío is a versatile cellist and is an avid advocate of new music. Rocío works actively with composers in the creation of new pieces; they have recently performed at festivals including the  Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), at the International Ensemble Modern Academy  (Austria), The Center for Advanced Musical Studies at Chosen Vale, The Next Fest for Emerging Artist (New York), Festival Expresiones Contemporáneas (México).

José Fernando Solares is a Mexican improviser, saxophonist, composer, and sound artist based in NYC. He delves into improvisational perspectives that transcend mere listening, emphasizing perception, awareness of the time-space continuum, the coexistence of multiple realities, and unpredictability. Surrendering to the unconscious, he explores improvisation through various genres, including ska, salsa, timba, jazz, contemporary music, and free improvisation, as well as interdisciplinary projects.

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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble 35th Anniversary Performance!

06-14-2024

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm

RSE will be celebrating our 35th (!!) anniversary at a special show at Harvard Square's Regattabar (in the Charles Hotel) on Friday 14 June 2024 at 7:30pm.  One show only - don't get left out!!  Note that seats are assigned by date of purchase,...

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RSE will be celebrating our 35th (!!) anniversary at a special show at Harvard Square's Regattabar (in the Charles Hotel) on Friday 14 June 2024 at 7:30pm.  One show only - don't get left out!!  Note that seats are assigned by date of purchase, so get on it!!

And to make it xtra special, we'll be recording a slew of material that night for our 5th album - be a part of it!!  Join me, Jerry Sabatini, Tom Hall, Dave Harris, Phil Neighbors, & Blake Newman as we celebrate 35 years of making music that is, in the words of the wonderful NYC saxophonist Matt Darriau, "Fun Yet Deep!!"

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Suede

06-14-2024

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

NY press says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her. She was Joan Rivers’ opening act and has headlined with Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan among many others. Come see why!

Pop/Jazz/Blues vocalist and...

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NY press says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her. She was Joan Rivers’ opening act and has headlined with Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan among many others. Come see why!

Pop/Jazz/Blues vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Suede tours nationally and internationally filling the best rooms – from Feinstein’s in San Francisco to Birdland in NYC to The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and beyond. Her PBS “Live at Scullers Jazz Club” has currently aired on 54 stations nationally as a fundraiser to keep PBS thriving

She’s thrilled to return to the fabulous Spire Center with her New England trio of pianist Freddie Boyle, Marshall Wood on bass and Steve Langone, drums

Boston Globe says she’s “Wicked exciting

NYT says “Voices like hers come along maybe once in a generation

Joan Rivers said she’s “The REAL deal


Bea Arthur interrupted Suede’s show to shout “You are to DIE FOR. Thank you for the best night of my life in an audience.

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Arlington Porchfest 2024

06-15-2024

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm

Coming to a porch near you...Arlington's free, festive, one-day-only music extravaganza is back...and bigger & better than ever!! Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Porchfest will present over 300 performances all day across...

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Coming to a porch near you...Arlington's free, festive, one-day-only music extravaganza is back...and bigger & better than ever!! Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington Porchfest will present over 300 performances all day across porches in Arlington... don't miss out on this fun and free day of live music and community!

Porchfest is a grassroots music festival where bands play on front porches across town and people walk, bike or drive around to enjoy tons of free outdoor music, performances, and visual arts exhibits.

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Circle the Square

06-15-2024

Presented by CACHE at Riverside Plaza, Medford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 3:00 pm

Circle the Square is a street festival in Medford featuring live music, dance, musical theater, martial arts demos, community art projects, a beer garden and food vendors, plus over 50 vendors ranging from artisans to local non-profit...

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Circle the Square is a street festival in Medford featuring live music, dance, musical theater, martial arts demos, community art projects, a beer garden and food vendors, plus over 50 vendors ranging from artisans to local non-profit organizations. This is an outdoor, all ages event.

Live music will be by Annie and Fur Trappers (traditional jazz) and Krush Faktory (reggae, funk, hip hop). Medford Brewing Co will have a beer garden set up, and the Chicken and Rice Guys food truck will be on hand, too. We will have 18 artist vendors plus dozens more business and non-profit organizations represented, all with fun activities at their booths.

Activities for kids include games and crafts with The Medford Family Network, gross motor play with Knucklebones, and Zing! Facepainting. Try your hand at the giant chess board, and participate in our community art projects, too. There will also be dance performances by students from The Dance Studio, musical theater performances by Spotlight Medford, and martial arts demos by students from Xtreme Ninja. Plus. search the festival area for hidden pinwheels to claim a prize at our Welcome Table.

For more information about the event, please visit www.cacheinmedford.org.

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International Fun Fest

06-15-2024

Presented by Lexington Lyceum Advocates at Lexington Lyceum, Lexington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 4:00 pm

The Lexington Lyceum Advocates announces its first International Fun Fest at Lexington’s Ellen Stone Building from 4-8PM on Saturday, June 15.

The Fest will offer free activities and entertainment for the whole family on the lawn of the Ellen...

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The Lexington Lyceum Advocates announces its first International Fun Fest at Lexington’s Ellen Stone Building from 4-8PM on Saturday, June 15.

The Fest will offer free activities and entertainment for the whole family on the lawn of the Ellen Stone Building at 735 Mass Ave. Come celebrate the many diverse cultures in our community with games, music, dancing, food, beer garden, and more.

Enjoy international dance and live musical performances, play lawn games, sip a cold beer or buy dinner at a food truck. Bring friends and neighbors or meet new friends as we relax outdoors on a beautiful summer evening.

Entertainment:

- 4pm: Chinese Dance & Song: Artisan Dance Academy will perform Chinese folk dances followed by vocal soloist Katie Chen.

- 5-7pm Henna for Humanity: Beautiful henna hand art that supports people in India who don’t have proper access to healthcare and education.

- 5pm: Sounds & Moves of Bollywood! Swasti Bhargava will teach attendees some Bollywood Style Dance moves followed by an opportunity to put your new steps to use!

- 6pm: Latin Dance! Dance Caliente (Raul Nieves and Eileen Herman-Haase) take the stage, leading us through the musical landscape of Merengue; Bachata; and Salsa, and other Latin styles! Learn, then do!

- 7pm: American Jazz. Round out our trip around the world with the Lexington High School Jazz combo treating us to good old American Jazz!

Food & Drink:

- Arlington Brewing Company Beer Garden from (until 7:30pm)

- Bon Me food truck: Asian inspired cuisine

- Abbott’s Custard: Sundae’s with pick you own toppings

Free Parking is available on Mass ave. and neighboring side streets, and accessible via the #62 MBTA bus service.

The International Fun Fest is cosponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Lexington Lyceum Advocates.

For more information, see LexLyceum.org/events.

Lexington Lyceum Advocates is a 501(c)(3) organization established to return the town-owned 1833 Ellen Stone Building to public use. LLA’s mission is to build a modern Lexington Lyceum and community gathering space at the renovated Ellen StoneBuilding. LLA envisions the Stone Building as a venue in which to learn from the past and shape a better future. For more information visit LexLyceum.org.

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Garage Band 2024

06-15-2024

Presented by Arts Arlington at Arlington Global Service Station, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm

Arlington’s homegrown music dance party makes its rockin' return on Saturday, June 15  at 6pm! Billed as the "After Party" to Arlington Porchfest, Garage Band has become a beloved event to celebrate music and community! Garage Band 2024...

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Arlington’s homegrown music dance party makes its rockin' return on Saturday, June 15  at 6pm! Billed as the "After Party" to Arlington Porchfest, Garage Band has become a beloved event to celebrate music and community! Garage Band 2024 features the bluegrass band Local Freight, entertaining all with “clean harmonies, strong pickin’ and a solid groove." The band is tuning up now for its appearance at Arlington’s coolest outdoor venue, Arlington Global Service Station on Mass Ave. This year's celebration will include some family-friendly additions thanks to Mystic Open Studios, an Arlington arts incubator. You and the kids can enjoy some bead crafts, movement props, and some bubbles.

Once the last tunes of Porchfest fade to an echo, make your way via public transit, bike, foot, wheels, wagon, wings to Abe's at 334 Massachusetts Avenue for a good time. Garage Band is a free, family-friendly event brought to you by the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture at ArtsArlington.org.

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Joe Hunt Jazz Quartet

06-16-2024

Presented by The Lilypad at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 16 @ 8:30 pm

Joe Hunt Quartet is a Modern Jazz group dedicated to paying tribute to the great jazz composers, T. Monk, Bill Evans, Gigi Gryce, and others.

Mark Pinto-alto sax, a former member of the Buddy Rich band, Yuka Hamano Hunt-piano, John Lockwood-bass...

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Joe Hunt Quartet is a Modern Jazz group dedicated to paying tribute to the great jazz composers, T. Monk, Bill Evans, Gigi Gryce, and others.

Mark Pinto-alto sax, a former member of the Buddy Rich band, Yuka Hamano Hunt-piano, John Lockwood-bass formerly with Joe Henderson,

and Joe Hunt-drums, formerly with Bill Evans, George Russell, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, and Dexter Gordon,

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Feldman Geospatial Presents Trombonist Angel Subero + The Project

06-20-2024

Presented by Feldman Geospatial at Long Live Roxbury, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm

Boston, MA---Feldman Geospatial takes you to the Latin Caribbean this week when the Angel Subero + The Project shows up Thursday, June 20 at Long Live Roxbury . . . Boston's newest jazzy hangout, brewery and taproom. Located at 152 Hampden Street...

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Boston, MA---Feldman Geospatial takes you to the Latin Caribbean this week when the Angel Subero + The Project shows up Thursday, June 20 at Long Live Roxbury . . . Boston's newest jazzy hangout, brewery and taproom. Located at 152 Hampden Street in Roxbury, the spot offers free admission and free parking!

The show begins at 6 pm and runs to around 8:30 pm. Local chefs are on site with home cooked food for sale on site.

This hot, hot band features these musicians:

Angel Subero, trombone
Ivan Renta, tenor sax
Fernando Michelin, keyboards
Fernando Huergo, bass
Gen Yoshimura, drums

Angel Subero is a Venezuelan trombonist who attended the Conservatorio Itinerante in Caracas, Venezuela, where he studied with the legendary Michel Becquet. After coming to the US in 2001, he attended Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Lawrence Isaacson, and New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Douglas Yeo. He also studied with John Rojak at the Aspen Music Festival. He has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Ballet, Pittsburgh Symphony, American Composers Orchestra, the Venezuela Symphony, Simon Bolivar Symphony, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, to name a few. He has worked with such conductors as John Williams, Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Keith Lockhart, and Robert Spano, among many others. In the realms of jazz, Latin and commercial music, Subero has appeared with artists such as Bob Brookmeyer, Aretha Franklin, Slide Hampton, Jim McNeely, Claudio Roditi, Danilo Perez, Chris Botti and many more.

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Eli Block Quintet

06-20-2024

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the Jazz Baroness Room at The Mad Monkfish, where you can sip your favorite drink, savor sushi or Thai cuisine, and enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of a talented jazz ensemble. Whether you're a seasoned...

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Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of the Jazz Baroness Room at The Mad Monkfish, where you can sip your favorite drink, savor sushi or Thai cuisine, and enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of a talented jazz ensemble. Whether you're a seasoned jazz aficionado or simply seeking a delightful night out, this event promises to be a treat for your senses. Our full bar and food menus are available to complement the musical experience.

Featuring:
Eli Block, Trumpet
Seba Molnar, Tenor Saxophone
Caio Afiune, Guitar
James Heazlewood Dale, Bass
Henry Godfrey, Drums
Eli Block is a versatile trumpet player and educator based in Boston. He
performs regularly throughout New England with groups including the
BT/ALC Big Band, Silver Arrow Band, Dan Gabel and The Abletones, and the
Henry Godfrey Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed with the
Grammy-winning 8-bit Big Band and the iconic American singer Johnny
Mathis. In November 2022, he was featured as a Visiting Artist at St.
Olaf College, where he led two masterclasses and performed as a featured
soloist with the jazz bands.

Block received his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance with academic
honors from New England Conservatory in May 2020. During his time at
NEC, he was a member of the NEC Jazz Orchestra and a recipient of the
NEC Beneficent Society Scholarship. Block is a member of the Jazz
Education Network (JEN) and has performed alongside renowned artists
such as Dave Holland, Dave Douglas, Miguel Zenón, Ethan Iverson, Luciana
Souza, Antonio Sánchez, George Schuller, and Ran Blake.

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Spire Lobby Series: Grain Thief

06-20-2024

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Presented by The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.
This series showcases local and regional musicians in a relaxed and intimate setting. The lobby is transformed into a 70-seat showcase lounge!

GRAIN THIEF

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Presented by The Antonia and Vladimir Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund.
This series showcases local and regional musicians in a relaxed and intimate setting. The lobby is transformed into a 70-seat showcase lounge!

GRAIN THIEF

While near about anyone can spend money on a great studio and hotshot producer and walk out with something decent sounding, doing it live is a whole new ballgame. Patrick Mulroy (guitar, vocals), Zach Meyer (mandolin, vocals), Michael Harmon (bass, vocals), Tom Farrell (resonator guitar), and Alex Barstow (fiddle) know there’s no room to fake it when it’s just the band, acoustic instruments, and an audience. As Grain Thief, these fellas have worn the chrome off their frets doing it the hard way. Ain’t Hungover Yet is a melodic snapshot of a crew of top-flight musicians locked in the groovy; lifted on the energy of a raucous audience, a bunch of barbeque, and a some sweet summer sunshine.

While the Boston, MA quintet's prior releases Animal (EP, 2015), Stardust Lodge (2018), Gasoline (2020) and Something Sour, Something Sweet (2021) are all imbued with a tangible internal cohesion from playing together often, Ain’t Hungover Yet captures the energy born of the interconnection between band and audience. “Live music is fun” laughs Farrell. “Our last record was about creating an album that sounded like we were playing in the room with no overdubs.  Releasing a live record is the next logical step. It’s a great opportunity to show our listeners what a Grain Thief show is like; the energy, the communication, and even the flubs.”

Of course, the performance to feature had to have immaculate sonics. The stars aligned when the band was asked to perform at a festival sponsored by iconic microphone manufacturer Telefunken, the Ain’t Hungover Yet Bluegrass Music Festival. “Using microphones instead of plugging in really makes things sound much more organic and helps us to play dynamically on stage together” explains Mulroy. “In fact, the record was recorded & mixed by Alan Venitosh, the director of operations at Telefunken.”

While the band is known for late-night campground jam sessions at festivals, Ain’t Hungover Yet features the band's full daytime set, cut live on a sweltering August afternoon. “It was a hot day but spirits were high,” says Harmon. “There was a great sense of comradery at the festival in general. We taught our first workshop, and hosted a rowdy “official” night jam with Beg, Steal, or Borrow from VT.”

As the sun sets on the festival session, Grain Thief is hunkering down to write their next slew of original material. So, when the days shorten and the windows start to frost, crank up Ain’t Hungover Yet and savor some deep-summer melodic sunshine. It’s guaranteed to shake the chill from your bones.

Grain Thief has toured the north, south, east, and west of the U.S., playing stages large and small. They have graced the stages at the Greyfox Bluegrass Festival, Hempfest, Ain’t Hungover Yet Bluegrass Festival, Thomas Point Bluegrass Festival, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, UMS Music Festival, and Rockygrass, among others. Stardust Lodge reached #17 on the Folk DJ Radio Album Chart, #4 on the Roots Music Report Folk Album Chart, and #1 on the Roots Music Report Traditional Folk Album Chart.

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"Listen To This" back @ "Third Thursdays" w/special guests, to explore Miles' early electric period

06-20-2024

Presented by Dave Bryant Music at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

For the past several years, improvising keyboardist Dave Bryant, curator and host of the "Third Thursdays" series of monthly harmolodic jazz concerts, has also been involved with the "Listen To This" musical project, which explores the rich...

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For the past several years, improvising keyboardist Dave Bryant, curator and host of the "Third Thursdays" series of monthly harmolodic jazz concerts, has also been involved with the "Listen To This" musical project, which explores the rich legacy of Miles Davis, particularly during his early electric period from 1968-1975.

The project includes founder Jerome Deupree of Morphine and Either/Orchestra (drums), Russ Gershon of Either/Orchestra (woodwinds, organ), Rick Barry of Bim Skala Bim and Lookie Lookie (percussion), Todd Brunel of Know Orchestra (bass clarinet), J Johnson of Parlour Bells (guitar), Rick McLaughlin of Either/Orchestra (bass), and Bryan Murphy of The Shills (trumpet), along with Bryant of Ornette Coleman's Prime Time (keyboards). For this particular concert, special guests Tsuyoshi Honjo (sax) and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses (drums) will be joining the evening's exploration of Miles' early electric work.

"Listen To This" last appeared at "Third Thursdays" in July of 2023, and since then the group has been performing in many local and greater New England venues. As one audience member so rightly put it: "Listen To This fills the room with hot blue sparks and a primeval, funked-up vibe, the element that pushes a good show to greatness . . . a brilliant flash of improvisation, beyond genre, the ghost of a ghost who shows up out of nowhere and just hangs out. . . ."

About the "Listen To This" project, Bryant notes "LTT is one of our favorite 'Third Thursdays' events: we hosted the band's inaugural concert and the vibe in the room is always fun and engaging. In addition, this will be our third annual opportunity to document the group's ongoing development in our video series. Expect some variations on our well-established themes!"

Also visit https://www.prlog.org/13022762 for further details.

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"David Whitman & Friends - SOUL FLOW" Featuring Francisco Torres, Andrew Neesley, and Jared Gold

06-20-2024

Presented by David Whitman at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jun 20 @ 10:35 pm

Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album") presents a “soulflow” swingin’ jazz hammond-B3 quartet to audiences, performing compositions from his jazz album “Soul Flow” and his...

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Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for "Best Instrumental Jazz Album") presents a “soulflow” swingin’ jazz hammond-B3 quartet to audiences, performing compositions from his jazz album “Soul Flow” and his other albums on Ropeadope and Shifting Paradigm Records. The tight-nit band is a nod to Larry Young and his album, Unity.

Drums: David Whitman

Trombone: Francisco Torres

Organ: Jared Gold

Trumpet: Andrew Neesley (trumpet).

Surprise local talent and friends may be featured.

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West Medford Open Studios

06-22-2024

Presented by West Medford Open Studios at Dugger Park, Medford
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm

West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) is thrilled to announce its 25th anniversary celebration of local arts. The annual free showcase will be held on June 22 from 12-5 p.m. at Dugger Park along the Mystic River in West Medford, MA, with additional...

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West Medford Open Studios (WMOS) is thrilled to announce its 25th anniversary celebration of local arts. The annual free showcase will be held on June 22 from 12-5 p.m. at Dugger Park along the Mystic River in West Medford, MA, with additional exhibits inside the West Medford Community Center.

Featuring over 70 artists and a diverse array of art mediums, attendees can immerse themselves in the creative atmosphere while exploring the wide variety of artists' works. The event will also include live music performances throughout the day and live readings by local writers.

A new addition to this year’s event is the WMOS doodle tent, an interactive space equipped with mini canvases, paper, and markers to encourage visitors to unleash their creativity.

Local favorites Medford Brewing Company, Goldilox Bagels, and Frozen Hoagies will be offering food and beverages for attendees to enjoy.

West Medford Open Studios remains committed to providing a vibrant platform for both emerging and seasoned artists to showcase and sell their creations, fostering a festive atmosphere and celebrating the local art community.

The event is made possible thanks to the support of notable organizations such as the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Medford Arts Council, and Friends of WMOS, highlighting the importance of community partnerships in sustaining and promoting the arts.

For more information about the event, please visit wmos.org and keep an eye out for yard signs and posters around Medford.

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Mission Hill Arts Festival

06-22-2024

Presented by Mission Hill Arts Festival at BCYF Tobin Community Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm

Z A K I Y Y A H

(Hip-Hopera, R&B, Jazz)

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This event is presented in collaboration with Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts

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“My art is the perfect blend of evident and allegory...” –...

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Z A K I Y Y A H

(Hip-Hopera, R&B, Jazz)

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This event is presented in collaboration with Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts

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“My art is the perfect blend of evident and allegory...” – Zakiyyah

Boston native Zakiyyah is an artist-activist who has had the pleasure of performing for numerous audiences from the House of Blues, to the Boston Symphony Hall, and more recently, the United Nations.

A classically-trained singer and actress, Zakiyyah is skillfully versed in Opera, Hip-Hop, Jazz, R&B, and Gospel. She graduated as the Student Body President and Valedictorian of Boston Arts Academy with a major in voice, earned her degree in Political Science and Sociology from Wellesley College, and continued her vocal studies at New England Conservatory.

Her extremely versatile artistic skill-set empowers her to reach a broad range of audiences and craft a sound that is uniquely her own, including her most well-known, “Hip-Hopera”. She utilizes music and visual media to explore themes that centralize marginalized communities via her production company, Black and Bold Productions.

In addition to her artistic practice, Zakiyyah has a strong commitment to education, having worked as an administrator at Conservatory Lab Charter School, offering private voice training via Harvard’s Holden Voice Program and the Hamilton Garrett Music and Arts Academy, creating an arts-activism program for teens in 2020 entitled “Creative Revolution”. She is also a Season Partner for the Boston Children’s Chorus, and works as a racial equity consultant with Arts Connect International.

Her upcoming album, “African Import”, provides a window into both the beauty and complexity of the black diaspora, and the significance of its consumption by mainstream society.

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Ravi Coltrane featuring Gadi Lehavi and Ele Howell

06-22-2024

Presented by Arts at the Armory at Arts at the Armory, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

With a career spanning over two decades, Ravi has captivated audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances and innovative compositions.

As a leader, Ravi has released six albums including "Moving Pictures," "From The Round Box," and...

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With a career spanning over two decades, Ravi has captivated audiences worldwide with his mesmerizing performances and innovative compositions.

As a leader, Ravi has released six albums including "Moving Pictures," "From The Round Box," and "Spirit Fiction," showcasing his remarkable talent and musical versatility. He has also collaborated with esteemed artists such as Joe Lovano, David Liebman, Jack DeJohnette, and McCoy Tyner, leaving an indelible mark on the jazz scene.

Born in Long Island to legendary musicians John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane, Ravi carries on his family's musical legacy with grace and artistry. Raised in Los Angeles, he was deeply influenced by his mother's music and played a pivotal role in her return to the recording studio.

While Ravi’s musical beginnings were influenced by his parents, he has crafted his own sound as an engrossing, forward-thinking jazz musician.

Pianist Gadi Lehavi and drummer Ele Howell will join Ravi on the Performance Hall stage.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the brilliance of Ravi Coltrane live at Arts at the Armory. Join us on Saturday, June 22 for an unforgettable evening of jazz exploration and musical mastery. Doors open at 7:00pm, the show will start at 8:00pm.

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David Whitman Trio

06-22-2024

Presented by David Whitman at OGGI Gourmet, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for ***Best Instrumental Jazz Album***) presents a jazz piano trio featuring musicians from Berklee College of Music. Together they will perform beautiful compositions from his jazz...

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Jazz Drummer David Whitman (2018 Independent Music Award Winner for ***Best Instrumental Jazz Album***) presents a jazz piano trio featuring musicians from Berklee College of Music. Together they will perform beautiful compositions from his jazz album “Oh, Clara!” and his other albums on Ropeadope and Shifting Paradigm Records.
OGGI is located in the heart of Harvard Square, makes excellent pizza and has a full bar.
Drum: David Whitman
Bass: Greg Loughman
Piano: Witness Matlou

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Speakeasies, Bootleggers, and Jazz! Prohibition and Boston's West End

06-23-2024

Presented by Crescendo Productions, LLC at The West End Museum, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at The West End Museum for a captivating blend of historical storytelling and live jazz music as we delve into the clandestine world of bootleggers, bathtub gin, peepholes, and secret passwords that defined the fascinating period of...

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Join us at The West End Museum for a captivating blend of historical storytelling and live jazz music as we delve into the clandestine world of bootleggers, bathtub gin, peepholes, and secret passwords that defined the fascinating period of prohibition-era Boston.

Experience the electrifying sounds and rebellious spirit of jazz that echoed through the underground clubs and speakeasies of Boston’s West End during the 1920s and 1930s as cool cat jazz musicians Justin Ouellet (violin) and Justin Piper (guitar) take the stage. Boston Globe Reporter and author Emily Sweeney will be on hand to shed light on the rise of speakeasies, the influence of organized crime, and the societal impacts of Herbert Hoover’s "noble experiment.”

Your admission includes a “Bees Knees,” one of the most popular cocktails of the era, courtesy of our friends at The Tip Tap Room. You won’t want to miss this unique and multi-faceted experience which is sure to be the cat’s pajamas!

21+ Only

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasies-bootleggers-and-jazz-prohibition-and-bostons-west-end-tickets-896309494827

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The David Haas Group: A Coalition of the Willing

06-23-2024

Presented by The Lilypad at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Muscacchia, drums

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David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Muscacchia, drums

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