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Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser

10-05-2022

Presented by Global Jazz Club at Arlington Street Church, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 05 @ 7:00 pm

Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser (Austria)

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players!

Wednesday October 5th, 2022. 

Time: 7pm

Open Jam Session after concert!   

351 Boylston St....

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Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser (Austria)

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players!

Wednesday October 5th, 2022. 

Time: 7pm

Open Jam Session after concert!   

351 Boylston St. Boston - 02116 - MA  

@CROMA Venue of the Arlington Street Church.  

$10 General Admission

$5 Students (With school ID)

$20 VIP (Front row or table seating)

TICKETS LINK

Meet the Musicians:

The band “Ciara and Friends” is a quartet that consists of Berklee students. They were founded in spring 2021 after meeting each other through the “Global Jazz Program” at Berklee College of Music. They play modern jazz influenced by the music of their countries of origin which are India, South Africa, The Dominican Republic and Ireland/Austria. Learn more...

Ciara Moser (Bass)
Aditi Malhotra (Vocals)
Amaury Cabral Jorge (Guitar)
Lumanyano MZI (Drums)

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Eastern Bank Jazz Lobby Series Presents: Adam Janijigian & Friends

10-05-2022

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 05 @ 7:30 pm

The Spire Center is so excited to have Adam Janjigian and his talented bandmates make their debut at the Spire for our October Lobby Jazz night!  An exciting evening of spontaneous jazz in our intimate lobby jazz setting!

Born and raised in...

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The Spire Center is so excited to have Adam Janjigian and his talented bandmates make their debut at the Spire for our October Lobby Jazz night!  An exciting evening of spontaneous jazz in our intimate lobby jazz setting!

Born and raised in Boston, pianist Adam Janjigian began studying music privately at the age of five with additional studies in jazz starting at ten. He continued private study until graduating in 2006 from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in music with a jazz emphasis. Adam has performed with the top names in jazz and his band is a favorite on the Boston jazz scene!

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HONK! Festival 2022

10-09-2022

Presented by HONK! Festival at HONK! Festival Headquarters, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Oct 07 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Oct 08 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 09 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The HONK! Festival, a music fest originally conceived and presented in 2006 right here in Somerville (MA), caught on immediately in the local area. Since then HONK! has also become an international phenomenon.

Given that, the very first ever...

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The HONK! Festival, a music fest originally conceived and presented in 2006 right here in Somerville (MA), caught on immediately in the local area. Since then HONK! has also become an international phenomenon.

Given that, the very first ever local HONK! Festival is now seventeen years strong, prevailing annually in early October, in spite of the very recent tough years. HONK! has always been clear on its most basic premise, to literally blast out, musically loud and rhythmically direct, a call to come together. To gather outside in celebrating the many positive aspects of life – while also delivering a heads up if those positives take a negative turn.

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We Move in Color

10-06-2022

Presented by We Move in Color at Strand Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 7:00 pm

We Move in Color (WMIC) is a musical revue that captures the African American narrative through music, poetry, dance, and visual art. The revue features the visual art of world renowned painter, Paul Goodnight; images from award-winning...

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We Move in Color (WMIC) is a musical revue that captures the African American narrative through music, poetry, dance, and visual art. The revue features the visual art of world renowned painter, Paul Goodnight; images from award-winning photographer, Lou Jones; choreography from New York Times critically acclaimed choreographer, Sheryl Thomas; renowned tap-dancer, Maurice Chestnut; and Soul Steps trailblazer, Maxine Lyle. The revue’s soundtrack is produced by GRAMMY Award winning songwriter and producer, Gen Rubin. It features recording artist, Anita Faye and the poetic voice of writer, Robby Thomas. The revue is designed by Emmy award-winning Story Designer in the performing and media arts, Wyatt Jackson.

The performance brings to life a narrative that illuminates, challenges, empowers, and inspires on a multi-generational level. It tells the story of pre-colonial Africa through the epochs of the middle-passage, the struggles and triumphs of modern America, and the unapologetic aspirations of an emerging and increasingly digital future.

The project launches in Boston in honor of the significant artistic contributions of Paul Goodnight, Lou Jones, and Wyatt Jackson.

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Yoko Miwa Trio

10-28-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at...

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Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.

In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.

Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.

Featuring:

Yoko Miwa, piano
Brad Barrett, acoustic bass
Scott Goulding, drums

http://www.yokomiwa.com

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Unplayed/Unheard

10-07-2022

Presented by New England Jazz Collaborative at Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (Bard College), Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 8:00 pm

Unplayed/Unheard features the composers and musicians of the New England Jazz Collaborative, a world-class jazz orchestra and composers’ collective. NEJC is an official Artistic Partner of the Longy School of Music.

Unplayed/Unheard features the composers and musicians of the New England Jazz Collaborative, a world-class jazz orchestra and composers’ collective. NEJC is an official Artistic Partner of the Longy School of Music.

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Maria Schneider Orchestra "Data Lords"

10-07-2022

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 8:00 pm

One of the jazz world’s most respected and original voices, Maria Schneider brings her accomplished and cohesive ensemble to Sanders Theatre for the local premiere of Data Lords, her most ambitious project to date and a profound statement on...

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One of the jazz world’s most respected and original voices, Maria Schneider brings her accomplished and cohesive ensemble to Sanders Theatre for the local premiere of Data Lords, her most ambitious project to date and a profound statement on the tension between our dystopian digital environment and the natural world.

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After-Hours with Andy Voelker (Jam Session)

10-28-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 10:00 pm Fri, Oct 14 @ 10:00 pm Fri, Oct 21 @ 10:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 28 @ 10:00 pm Fri, Oct 07 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Featuring:

The Andy Voelker Trio hosts the after hours jam session with a rotating rhythm section of...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Featuring:

The Andy Voelker Trio hosts the after hours jam session with a rotating rhythm section of local greats such as Keala Kaumeheiwa, Steve Langone, Jef Charland, Austin McMahon, Matt Stavrakas, Dave Brophy, and more.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

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Teresa Ines Quartet

10-08-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 7:00 pm

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. 1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

Teresa Ines, vocals & guitar

Nando Michelin, piano

Ebinho...

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For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. 1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

Teresa Ines, vocals & guitar

Nando Michelin, piano

Ebinho Cardoso, electric bass

Lumanyano Unity Mzi, drums

Teresa Ines was called “a great Latin diva” by the Boston Globe and started her career in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After moving to Boston she’s become the most well-known Brazilian vocalist on New England’s scene . Grafting specific American jazz influences onto her inclusive yet eclectic vocabulary of Brazilian melodies and rhythms, Ines was invited to be the opening act for  Bossa Nova Master João Gilberto’s concert in Boston. Ines has a warmly crooning voice with clarinet-like overtones, compared to that of her great countrywoman Nana Caymmi, yet further enhanced by sophisticated phrasing, an elegant delivery and a magnetically charismatic, unselfconsciously sensual stage presence.

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"Gypsy Caravan” Album Release Celebration

10-08-2022

Presented by Butcher, Baglio & Estes at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Butcher (Axis, Barefoot Servants), Sal Baglio (The Amplifier Heads, Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes, The Stompers), and Allen Estes have joined forces to release their debut LP, Gypsy Caravan. The newly formed trio highlights the strengths...

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Jon Butcher (Axis, Barefoot Servants), Sal Baglio (The Amplifier Heads, Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes, The Stompers), and Allen Estes have joined forces to release their debut LP, Gypsy Caravan. The newly formed trio highlights the strengths of each celebrated musician and is steeped in Americana, roots rock, with tight vocal harmonies reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Traveling Wilburys. Preferred ($20) and Premium Reserved ($35) tickets are available for purchase here.

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The Afro-Semitic Experience

10-08-2022

Presented by Mosesian Center for the Arts at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference. Founded in 1998 by pianist Warren Byrd and bassist David Chevan, they are a six-piece group of Jewish-American and African American musicians who have been performing,...

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The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference. Founded in 1998 by pianist Warren Byrd and bassist David Chevan, they are a six-piece group of Jewish-American and African American musicians who have been performing, recording, and teaching together for 25 years. Their friendship ignites their passion and purpose: Together, as a band, they merge their musical roots, Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, combining the core concepts of ase and shalom - power, action, unity, and peace.

Their music embodies the radical notion that people of different faiths, races, and beliefs can come together through music; to celebrate and build community. The result is what one critic called, "a whoopin', hollerin', testifyin' celebration of multicultural soul music. Imagine Charles Mingus sitting in with a Klezmer band, playing Gospel music set to the polyrhythmic pace of congas and bongos."

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Grace Kelly

10-08-2022

Presented by Spectacle Live at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and band leader Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of...

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An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and band leader Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-twenties.

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Butcher, Baglio & Estes: Gypsy Caravan

10-08-2022

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio & Allen Estes.
Their debut album, GYPSY CARAVAN holds eleven (11) new electric and acoustic stories steeped in the blues and Americana.

“We’re blue collar guys from working class families. We grew up on the sound of...

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Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio & Allen Estes.
Their debut album, GYPSY CARAVAN holds eleven (11) new electric and acoustic stories steeped in the blues and Americana.

“We’re blue collar guys from working class families. We grew up on the sound of rock radio and the promise of an electric guitar. We wanted to make a record that reflected that. Tell our own stories. There’s truth in that. “

GYPSY CARAVAN covers a lot of ground, just as CS&N’s debut album did back in the day. “The album is the product of three long time friends who came together on a travelogue of blues, roots and more. And it rocks!” Yes it does.

GYPSY CARAVAN, the new album by Butcher, Baglio & Estes.

Watch trailer

 

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Tim Ray Trio

10-09-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 09 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

Featuring:

Tim Ray, piano

Max Ridley, acoustic bass

Francisco Mela, drums

Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

Featuring:

Tim Ray, piano

Max Ridley, acoustic bass

Francisco Mela, drums

Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music. Appearing on over 80 recordings to date, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music icons, notably Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Jane Siberry and Soul Asylum. He regularly performs with leading figures in the jazz world, among them Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, John Patitucci, Scott Hamilton, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid, and his classical credits include solo performances and concerts with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Pops and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Tim’s busy schedule has included frequent tours throughout the Americas, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center and the 1992 Presidential Inauguration. Tim has also performed repeatedly on national TV and radio broadcasts, including “The Tonight Show”, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “Austin City Limits”. He has several solo and trio recordings to his credit as a leader - his latest CD release, titled “Windows”, was released on the Whaling City Sounds label in 2016, and features John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums). He is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music. Find more info on Tim and his recordings at www.agitatedcatmusic.com.

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Avant Unguarded

10-09-2022

Presented by EulipiaJazz at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 09 @ 7:00 pm

EulipiaJazz's back at the LilyPad for another trip through the multiverse of musical possibilities.   They'll be exploring the instersections between inner and outer space.   Launch is 7p.

Personnel:

Eric Dahlman - Trumpet and Throat...

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EulipiaJazz's back at the LilyPad for another trip through the multiverse of musical possibilities.   They'll be exploring the instersections between inner and outer space.   Launch is 7p.

Personnel:

Eric Dahlman - Trumpet and Throat Singing

Erik Van Dam - Saxes

Scott Samenrfeld - Bass

Phil Morimoto - Guitar

John Dalton - Drums

 

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Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days

10-09-2022

Presented by Mandorla Music at Hope Central Church, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 09 @ 8:00 pm

Trumpet player Adam O’Farrill and his quartet Stranger Days will appear in concert at Hope Central Church on Sunday evening, October 9th.

The "omnipresent, omnivorous young trumpeter” (David A. Graham, The Atlantic) and his brother Zack come...

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Trumpet player Adam O’Farrill and his quartet Stranger Days will appear in concert at Hope Central Church on Sunday evening, October 9th.

The "omnipresent, omnivorous young trumpeter” (David A. Graham, The Atlantic) and his brother Zack come from a rich musical background: their grandfather was the Afro-Cuban-Irish composer and arranger Chico O’Farrill; their father is the cultural boundary-pushing composer and pianist Arturo O’Farrill, and their mother Alison Deane is a classical pianist and educator.

Visions Of Your Other (Biophilia Records), the third album by his quartet Stranger Days, was recently hailed as “O’Farrill’s most melodically engaging effort yet” by The New York Times, which also named it one of the best albums of 2021. O’Farrill’s music is both abstract and personal, his compositions reflecting such diverse subjects as being mixed race, growing up in New York, family history, and spirituality, while drawing inspiration from film, literature, and folk traditions.

Stranger Days also features Xavier Del Castillo on tenor sax, Walter Stinson on bass and Zack O’Farrill on drums.

The performance is presented by Mandorla Music and will take place at Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Avenue.  Doors open at 7:30 and music starts at 8.  General admission tickets are $20 in advance at mandorlamusic.net and $25 at the door. Students with ID $15 at the door only.

Note that in accordance with venue policy, attendees will be asked to wear masks throughout the concert.

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Spaces of Refuge and Resilience: The Luminous Art of Diane Esmond Exhibit

12-24-2022

Presented by Community Church of Boston at Community Church of Boston, Lothrop Auditorium, 2nd fl., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am + 30 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 02 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 03 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 09 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 10 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 16 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 17 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 30 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 01 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 07 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 08 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 14 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 16 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

An extensive retrospective and benefit art sale of work by the French artist Diane Esmond will be held in conjunction with Community Church of Boston’s continued celebration of their 100th anniversary will open on October 14 at 7 pm with music...

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An extensive retrospective and benefit art sale of work by the French artist Diane Esmond will be held in conjunction with Community Church of Boston’s continued celebration of their 100th anniversary will open on October 14 at 7 pm with music by Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland, followed on October 15 from 3-6 pm with talks by the artist’s son Victor Wallis and by the Vienna art historian Patricia A. Helletzgruber. On October 16 an open house with refreshments will start at 2:30 pm.

Diane Esmond (1910-1981) was a French artist whose work evolved from the impressionist and post-impressionist traditions toward more abstract expression, inspired especially by tropical forest scenes. Her work from the 1930s was exhibited at the time in Paris but was seized by Nazi occupying forces in 1941. She escaped with her family to New York, returning to France in the mid-1950s. Her later work drew on trips to southern France, Italy, and the Caribbean. Learn more about her at dianeesmond.com. Proceeds from the sales will help the Community Church of Boston restore its façade.

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Chucho Valdés "The Creation"

10-14-2022

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Chucho Valdés’ The Creation takes audiences through the Regla de Ocha story of creation from the Afro-Cuban religious practice Santeria. This evening-length suite engages with powerful cultural rituals and explores how Valdés has woven his...

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Chucho Valdés’ The Creation takes audiences through the Regla de Ocha story of creation from the Afro-Cuban religious practice Santeria. This evening-length suite engages with powerful cultural rituals and explores how Valdés has woven his heritage throughout his extraordinary career.

With the Yoruban Orchestra
Hilario Durán & John Beasley, musical directors

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Worlds Collide Showcase

10-14-2022

Presented by The Pandora Consort at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

The Pandora Consort is hosting the first ever Worlds Collide Showcase. This performance is a concert, competition, and fundraising event focused on cross-genre collaboration. This concert is the culmination of six duets and trios of
of up and...

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The Pandora Consort is hosting the first ever Worlds Collide Showcase. This performance is a concert, competition, and fundraising event focused on cross-genre collaboration. This concert is the culmination of six duets and trios of
of up and coming professional musicians from different musical worlds who teamed up to create a new song. Each team will also be fundraising for a local charity of their choice. Genres represented include jazz, Classical, pop, opera, rock, and EDM.
The Worlds Collide performers will be fundraising for local (and local supporting) charities; such as: the Just A Start Corporation, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Trans Emergency Fund, Pine Street Inn, the National Network of Abortion Funds, and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.

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The Makanda Project Free Concert

10-15-2022

Presented by VISIONS, Inc. at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Makanda Project's fall concert series begins with a performance at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Nubian Square. The acclaimed large ensemble includes several of the area's leading jazz musicians. The October 15 program will...

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The Makanda Project's fall concert series begins with a performance at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Nubian Square. The acclaimed large ensemble includes several of the area's leading jazz musicians. The October 15 program will feature new and old arrangements of Makanda Ken McIntyre compositions, showing the breadth of his work as a composer.

Kurtis Rivers - alto saxophone

Lee Odom - alto saxophone, flute

Sean Berry - tenor saxophone

Temidayo Balogun - tenor saxophone

Charlie Kohlhase - baritone saxophone

Jerry Sabatini - trumpet

Haneef Nelson - trumpet

Lemuel Marc - flugelhorn

Alfred Patterson - trombone

Bill Lowe - bass trombone

John Kordalewski - piano

Avery Sharpe - bass

Yoron Israel - drums

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Donna Byrne Quartet

10-15-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETT

Donna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETT

Donna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett to open several of his shows both in the U.S. and abroad.

Donna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and the great Tony Bennett on his national tour (the “thrill of a lifetime” for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London’s Pizza on the Park. She’s also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who “thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance,” and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic “It Was Me.” Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform.
https://www.donnabyrne.com/

Featuring:

Donna Byrne, vocals
Tim Ray, piano
Marshall Wood, acoustic bass
Les Harris Jr., drums

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Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser

10-05-2022

Presented by Global Jazz Club at Arlington Street Church, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 05 @ 7:00 pm

Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser (Austria)

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players!

Wednesday October 5th, 2022. 

Time: 7pm

Open Jam Session after concert!   

351 Boylston St....

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Global Jazz Club Presents: Ciara Moser (Austria)

Join us for an exceptional musical performance featuring wildly talented female jazz players!

Wednesday October 5th, 2022. 

Time: 7pm

Open Jam Session after concert!   

351 Boylston St. Boston - 02116 - MA  

@CROMA Venue of the Arlington Street Church.  

$10 General Admission

$5 Students (With school ID)

$20 VIP (Front row or table seating)

TICKETS LINK

Meet the Musicians:

The band “Ciara and Friends” is a quartet that consists of Berklee students. They were founded in spring 2021 after meeting each other through the “Global Jazz Program” at Berklee College of Music. They play modern jazz influenced by the music of their countries of origin which are India, South Africa, The Dominican Republic and Ireland/Austria. Learn more...

Ciara Moser (Bass)
Aditi Malhotra (Vocals)
Amaury Cabral Jorge (Guitar)
Lumanyano MZI (Drums)

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Eastern Bank Jazz Lobby Series Presents: Adam Janijigian & Friends

10-05-2022

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Oct 05 @ 7:30 pm

The Spire Center is so excited to have Adam Janjigian and his talented bandmates make their debut at the Spire for our October Lobby Jazz night!  An exciting evening of spontaneous jazz in our intimate lobby jazz setting!

Born and raised in...

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The Spire Center is so excited to have Adam Janjigian and his talented bandmates make their debut at the Spire for our October Lobby Jazz night!  An exciting evening of spontaneous jazz in our intimate lobby jazz setting!

Born and raised in Boston, pianist Adam Janjigian began studying music privately at the age of five with additional studies in jazz starting at ten. He continued private study until graduating in 2006 from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in music with a jazz emphasis. Adam has performed with the top names in jazz and his band is a favorite on the Boston jazz scene!

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HONK! Festival 2022

10-09-2022

Presented by HONK! Festival at HONK! Festival Headquarters, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 12:00 pm Fri, Oct 07 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Oct 08 @ 12:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Oct 09 @ 12:00 pm - less dates and times

The HONK! Festival, a music fest originally conceived and presented in 2006 right here in Somerville (MA), caught on immediately in the local area. Since then HONK! has also become an international phenomenon.

Given that, the very first ever...

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The HONK! Festival, a music fest originally conceived and presented in 2006 right here in Somerville (MA), caught on immediately in the local area. Since then HONK! has also become an international phenomenon.

Given that, the very first ever local HONK! Festival is now seventeen years strong, prevailing annually in early October, in spite of the very recent tough years. HONK! has always been clear on its most basic premise, to literally blast out, musically loud and rhythmically direct, a call to come together. To gather outside in celebrating the many positive aspects of life – while also delivering a heads up if those positives take a negative turn.

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We Move in Color

10-06-2022

Presented by We Move in Color at Strand Theatre, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Oct 06 @ 7:00 pm

We Move in Color (WMIC) is a musical revue that captures the African American narrative through music, poetry, dance, and visual art. The revue features the visual art of world renowned painter, Paul Goodnight; images from award-winning...

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We Move in Color (WMIC) is a musical revue that captures the African American narrative through music, poetry, dance, and visual art. The revue features the visual art of world renowned painter, Paul Goodnight; images from award-winning photographer, Lou Jones; choreography from New York Times critically acclaimed choreographer, Sheryl Thomas; renowned tap-dancer, Maurice Chestnut; and Soul Steps trailblazer, Maxine Lyle. The revue’s soundtrack is produced by GRAMMY Award winning songwriter and producer, Gen Rubin. It features recording artist, Anita Faye and the poetic voice of writer, Robby Thomas. The revue is designed by Emmy award-winning Story Designer in the performing and media arts, Wyatt Jackson.

The performance brings to life a narrative that illuminates, challenges, empowers, and inspires on a multi-generational level. It tells the story of pre-colonial Africa through the epochs of the middle-passage, the struggles and triumphs of modern America, and the unapologetic aspirations of an emerging and increasingly digital future.

The project launches in Boston in honor of the significant artistic contributions of Paul Goodnight, Lou Jones, and Wyatt Jackson.

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Yoko Miwa Trio

10-28-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm Fri, Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm - less dates and times

Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at...

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Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.

In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.

Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.

Featuring:

Yoko Miwa, piano
Brad Barrett, acoustic bass
Scott Goulding, drums

http://www.yokomiwa.com

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Unplayed/Unheard

10-07-2022

Presented by New England Jazz Collaborative at Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music (Bard College), Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 8:00 pm

Unplayed/Unheard features the composers and musicians of the New England Jazz Collaborative, a world-class jazz orchestra and composers’ collective. NEJC is an official Artistic Partner of the Longy School of Music.

Unplayed/Unheard features the composers and musicians of the New England Jazz Collaborative, a world-class jazz orchestra and composers’ collective. NEJC is an official Artistic Partner of the Longy School of Music.

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Maria Schneider Orchestra "Data Lords"

10-07-2022

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 8:00 pm

One of the jazz world’s most respected and original voices, Maria Schneider brings her accomplished and cohesive ensemble to Sanders Theatre for the local premiere of Data Lords, her most ambitious project to date and a profound statement on...

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One of the jazz world’s most respected and original voices, Maria Schneider brings her accomplished and cohesive ensemble to Sanders Theatre for the local premiere of Data Lords, her most ambitious project to date and a profound statement on the tension between our dystopian digital environment and the natural world.

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After-Hours with Andy Voelker (Jam Session)

10-28-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 07 @ 10:00 pm Fri, Oct 14 @ 10:00 pm Fri, Oct 21 @ 10:00 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 28 @ 10:00 pm Fri, Oct 07 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm Fri, Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Featuring:

The Andy Voelker Trio hosts the after hours jam session with a rotating rhythm section of...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Featuring:

The Andy Voelker Trio hosts the after hours jam session with a rotating rhythm section of local greats such as Keala Kaumeheiwa, Steve Langone, Jef Charland, Austin McMahon, Matt Stavrakas, Dave Brophy, and more.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

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Teresa Ines Quartet

10-08-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 7:00 pm

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. 1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

Teresa Ines, vocals & guitar

Nando Michelin, piano

Ebinho...

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For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. 1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

Teresa Ines, vocals & guitar

Nando Michelin, piano

Ebinho Cardoso, electric bass

Lumanyano Unity Mzi, drums

Teresa Ines was called “a great Latin diva” by the Boston Globe and started her career in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After moving to Boston she’s become the most well-known Brazilian vocalist on New England’s scene . Grafting specific American jazz influences onto her inclusive yet eclectic vocabulary of Brazilian melodies and rhythms, Ines was invited to be the opening act for  Bossa Nova Master João Gilberto’s concert in Boston. Ines has a warmly crooning voice with clarinet-like overtones, compared to that of her great countrywoman Nana Caymmi, yet further enhanced by sophisticated phrasing, an elegant delivery and a magnetically charismatic, unselfconsciously sensual stage presence.

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"Gypsy Caravan” Album Release Celebration

10-08-2022

Presented by Butcher, Baglio & Estes at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Butcher (Axis, Barefoot Servants), Sal Baglio (The Amplifier Heads, Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes, The Stompers), and Allen Estes have joined forces to release their debut LP, Gypsy Caravan. The newly formed trio highlights the strengths...

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Jon Butcher (Axis, Barefoot Servants), Sal Baglio (The Amplifier Heads, Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes, The Stompers), and Allen Estes have joined forces to release their debut LP, Gypsy Caravan. The newly formed trio highlights the strengths of each celebrated musician and is steeped in Americana, roots rock, with tight vocal harmonies reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Traveling Wilburys. Preferred ($20) and Premium Reserved ($35) tickets are available for purchase here.

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The Afro-Semitic Experience

10-08-2022

Presented by Mosesian Center for the Arts at The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference. Founded in 1998 by pianist Warren Byrd and bassist David Chevan, they are a six-piece group of Jewish-American and African American musicians who have been performing,...

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The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference. Founded in 1998 by pianist Warren Byrd and bassist David Chevan, they are a six-piece group of Jewish-American and African American musicians who have been performing, recording, and teaching together for 25 years. Their friendship ignites their passion and purpose: Together, as a band, they merge their musical roots, Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, combining the core concepts of ase and shalom - power, action, unity, and peace.

Their music embodies the radical notion that people of different faiths, races, and beliefs can come together through music; to celebrate and build community. The result is what one critic called, "a whoopin', hollerin', testifyin' celebration of multicultural soul music. Imagine Charles Mingus sitting in with a Klezmer band, playing Gospel music set to the polyrhythmic pace of congas and bongos."

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Grace Kelly

10-08-2022

Presented by Spectacle Live at Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and band leader Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of...

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An unequivocal musical prodigy, singer-saxophonist-songwriter-composer and band leader Grace Kelly has rocked the jazz world with sold-out concerts, 13 acclaimed albums and a resume that includes performing at the Hollywood Bowl and as part of the house band for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – all before reaching her mid-twenties.

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Butcher, Baglio & Estes: Gypsy Caravan

10-08-2022

Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 08 @ 8:00 pm

Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio & Allen Estes.
Their debut album, GYPSY CARAVAN holds eleven (11) new electric and acoustic stories steeped in the blues and Americana.

“We’re blue collar guys from working class families. We grew up on the sound of...

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Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio & Allen Estes.
Their debut album, GYPSY CARAVAN holds eleven (11) new electric and acoustic stories steeped in the blues and Americana.

“We’re blue collar guys from working class families. We grew up on the sound of rock radio and the promise of an electric guitar. We wanted to make a record that reflected that. Tell our own stories. There’s truth in that. “

GYPSY CARAVAN covers a lot of ground, just as CS&N’s debut album did back in the day. “The album is the product of three long time friends who came together on a travelogue of blues, roots and more. And it rocks!” Yes it does.

GYPSY CARAVAN, the new album by Butcher, Baglio & Estes.

Watch trailer

 

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Tim Ray Trio

10-09-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 09 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

Featuring:

Tim Ray, piano

Max Ridley, acoustic bass

Francisco Mela, drums

Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

Featuring:

Tim Ray, piano

Max Ridley, acoustic bass

Francisco Mela, drums

Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music. Appearing on over 80 recordings to date, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music icons, notably Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Jane Siberry and Soul Asylum. He regularly performs with leading figures in the jazz world, among them Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, John Patitucci, Scott Hamilton, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid, and his classical credits include solo performances and concerts with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Pops and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Tim’s busy schedule has included frequent tours throughout the Americas, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center and the 1992 Presidential Inauguration. Tim has also performed repeatedly on national TV and radio broadcasts, including “The Tonight Show”, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “Austin City Limits”. He has several solo and trio recordings to his credit as a leader - his latest CD release, titled “Windows”, was released on the Whaling City Sounds label in 2016, and features John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums). He is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music. Find more info on Tim and his recordings at www.agitatedcatmusic.com.

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Avant Unguarded

10-09-2022

Presented by EulipiaJazz at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 09 @ 7:00 pm

EulipiaJazz's back at the LilyPad for another trip through the multiverse of musical possibilities.   They'll be exploring the instersections between inner and outer space.   Launch is 7p.

Personnel:

Eric Dahlman - Trumpet and Throat...

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EulipiaJazz's back at the LilyPad for another trip through the multiverse of musical possibilities.   They'll be exploring the instersections between inner and outer space.   Launch is 7p.

Personnel:

Eric Dahlman - Trumpet and Throat Singing

Erik Van Dam - Saxes

Scott Samenrfeld - Bass

Phil Morimoto - Guitar

John Dalton - Drums

 

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Adam O'Farrill's Stranger Days

10-09-2022

Presented by Mandorla Music at Hope Central Church, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 09 @ 8:00 pm

Trumpet player Adam O’Farrill and his quartet Stranger Days will appear in concert at Hope Central Church on Sunday evening, October 9th.

The "omnipresent, omnivorous young trumpeter” (David A. Graham, The Atlantic) and his brother Zack come...

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Trumpet player Adam O’Farrill and his quartet Stranger Days will appear in concert at Hope Central Church on Sunday evening, October 9th.

The "omnipresent, omnivorous young trumpeter” (David A. Graham, The Atlantic) and his brother Zack come from a rich musical background: their grandfather was the Afro-Cuban-Irish composer and arranger Chico O’Farrill; their father is the cultural boundary-pushing composer and pianist Arturo O’Farrill, and their mother Alison Deane is a classical pianist and educator.

Visions Of Your Other (Biophilia Records), the third album by his quartet Stranger Days, was recently hailed as “O’Farrill’s most melodically engaging effort yet” by The New York Times, which also named it one of the best albums of 2021. O’Farrill’s music is both abstract and personal, his compositions reflecting such diverse subjects as being mixed race, growing up in New York, family history, and spirituality, while drawing inspiration from film, literature, and folk traditions.

Stranger Days also features Xavier Del Castillo on tenor sax, Walter Stinson on bass and Zack O’Farrill on drums.

The performance is presented by Mandorla Music and will take place at Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Avenue.  Doors open at 7:30 and music starts at 8.  General admission tickets are $20 in advance at mandorlamusic.net and $25 at the door. Students with ID $15 at the door only.

Note that in accordance with venue policy, attendees will be asked to wear masks throughout the concert.

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Spaces of Refuge and Resilience: The Luminous Art of Diane Esmond Exhibit

12-24-2022

Presented by Community Church of Boston at Community Church of Boston, Lothrop Auditorium, 2nd fl., Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Oct 19 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 20 @ 11:00 am + 30 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 21 @ 11:00 am Wed, Oct 26 @ 11:00 am Thu, Oct 27 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 02 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 03 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 04 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 09 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 10 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 11 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 16 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 17 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 18 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 23 @ 11:00 am Thu, Nov 24 @ 11:00 am Fri, Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Wed, Nov 30 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 01 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 02 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 07 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 08 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 09 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 14 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 15 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 16 @ 11:00 am Wed, Dec 21 @ 11:00 am Thu, Dec 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Dec 23 @ 11:00 am Sun, Oct 16 @ 2:30 pm Sat, Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm Fri, Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

An extensive retrospective and benefit art sale of work by the French artist Diane Esmond will be held in conjunction with Community Church of Boston’s continued celebration of their 100th anniversary will open on October 14 at 7 pm with music...

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An extensive retrospective and benefit art sale of work by the French artist Diane Esmond will be held in conjunction with Community Church of Boston’s continued celebration of their 100th anniversary will open on October 14 at 7 pm with music by Josh Rosen and Stan Strickland, followed on October 15 from 3-6 pm with talks by the artist’s son Victor Wallis and by the Vienna art historian Patricia A. Helletzgruber. On October 16 an open house with refreshments will start at 2:30 pm.

Diane Esmond (1910-1981) was a French artist whose work evolved from the impressionist and post-impressionist traditions toward more abstract expression, inspired especially by tropical forest scenes. Her work from the 1930s was exhibited at the time in Paris but was seized by Nazi occupying forces in 1941. She escaped with her family to New York, returning to France in the mid-1950s. Her later work drew on trips to southern France, Italy, and the Caribbean. Learn more about her at dianeesmond.com. Proceeds from the sales will help the Community Church of Boston restore its façade.

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Chucho Valdés "The Creation"

10-14-2022

Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

Chucho Valdés’ The Creation takes audiences through the Regla de Ocha story of creation from the Afro-Cuban religious practice Santeria. This evening-length suite engages with powerful cultural rituals and explores how Valdés has woven his...

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Chucho Valdés’ The Creation takes audiences through the Regla de Ocha story of creation from the Afro-Cuban religious practice Santeria. This evening-length suite engages with powerful cultural rituals and explores how Valdés has woven his heritage throughout his extraordinary career.

With the Yoruban Orchestra
Hilario Durán & John Beasley, musical directors

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Worlds Collide Showcase

10-14-2022

Presented by The Pandora Consort at The Lilypad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 14 @ 8:00 pm

The Pandora Consort is hosting the first ever Worlds Collide Showcase. This performance is a concert, competition, and fundraising event focused on cross-genre collaboration. This concert is the culmination of six duets and trios of
of up and...

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The Pandora Consort is hosting the first ever Worlds Collide Showcase. This performance is a concert, competition, and fundraising event focused on cross-genre collaboration. This concert is the culmination of six duets and trios of
of up and coming professional musicians from different musical worlds who teamed up to create a new song. Each team will also be fundraising for a local charity of their choice. Genres represented include jazz, Classical, pop, opera, rock, and EDM.
The Worlds Collide performers will be fundraising for local (and local supporting) charities; such as: the Just A Start Corporation, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Trans Emergency Fund, Pine Street Inn, the National Network of Abortion Funds, and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center.

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The Makanda Project Free Concert

10-15-2022

Presented by VISIONS, Inc. at Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

The Makanda Project's fall concert series begins with a performance at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Nubian Square. The acclaimed large ensemble includes several of the area's leading jazz musicians. The October 15 program will...

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The Makanda Project's fall concert series begins with a performance at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Nubian Square. The acclaimed large ensemble includes several of the area's leading jazz musicians. The October 15 program will feature new and old arrangements of Makanda Ken McIntyre compositions, showing the breadth of his work as a composer.

Kurtis Rivers - alto saxophone

Lee Odom - alto saxophone, flute

Sean Berry - tenor saxophone

Temidayo Balogun - tenor saxophone

Charlie Kohlhase - baritone saxophone

Jerry Sabatini - trumpet

Haneef Nelson - trumpet

Lemuel Marc - flugelhorn

Alfred Patterson - trombone

Bill Lowe - bass trombone

John Kordalewski - piano

Avery Sharpe - bass

Yoron Israel - drums

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Donna Byrne Quartet

10-15-2022

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETT

Donna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish!

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETT

Donna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett to open several of his shows both in the U.S. and abroad.

Donna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and the great Tony Bennett on his national tour (the “thrill of a lifetime” for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London’s Pizza on the Park. She’s also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who “thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance,” and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic “It Was Me.” Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform.
https://www.donnabyrne.com/

Featuring:

Donna Byrne, vocals
Tim Ray, piano
Marshall Wood, acoustic bass
Les Harris Jr., drums

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