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Patrice Williamson Quartet

10-23-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Patrice Williamson, vocals

Sonny Barbato, piano

Keala Kaumeheiwa , acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr. , drums

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.

Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.

https://www.patricewilliamson.com/

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John Sulivan Quartet

10-23-2021

Presented by Mandorla Music at First Parish Milton UU, Milton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

With the support of the Milton Cultural Council, Mandorla Music is pleased to present two concerts this fall in the sanctuary at First Parish Milton featuring ensembles lead by Milton residents. ** Note that capacity will be limited and that...

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With the support of the Milton Cultural Council, Mandorla Music is pleased to present two concerts this fall in the sanctuary at First Parish Milton featuring ensembles lead by Milton residents. ** Note that capacity will be limited and that masks will be required for all who attend. **

The second of these will be on Saturday, October 23rd, and will feature the John Sullivan Quartet. For this show, Milton resident, bassist and composer John Sullivan will be joined by pianist Dan Pappas, guitarist Mitch Selib and drummer Charles Haynes aka Chally Mikes.
Having started gigging at 15, bassist John Sullivan was already years into a professional career by the time he landed at the New England Conservatory in the late 90s. Following NEC, he kept heavy company during his nearly 20 fruitful years in NYC, playing and recording with folks like Roy Haynes, Robert Glasper, Walter Smith, Marcus Strickland, Mike Moreno, Jaleel Shaw, Avishai Cohen and George Garzone.

After John and his family moved to Milton in 2017, he quickly became a first-call bassist on the Boston scene, and appears regularly with tenor giant Jerry Bergonzi, among others.

This performance will features John's own compositions and arrangements, including settings of material from his forthcoming album 'Fan Bass.'

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Duke Ellington Celebration

10-24-2021

Presented by Americas Musicworks at St. John's Beverly Farms, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Praised for "lush sonorities and a saxophonic blend worthy of Ellington’s finest reed sections” (Jazz Times),  the venerable Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, has a long tradition of Ellington Celebration Concerts.  The band, led by founder and...

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Praised for "lush sonorities and a saxophonic blend worthy of Ellington’s finest reed sections” (Jazz Times),  the venerable Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, has a long tradition of Ellington Celebration Concerts.  The band, led by founder and music director Mark Harvey, will open its historic 49th season with classic Ellingtonia like Satin Doll and I'm Beginning to See the Light, as well as joyful selections from the Ellington Sacred Concerts, including the lyrical Come Sunday and the jubliant It's Freedom.

With worldwide distribution of 16 CDs and performances in festivals, churches, concert halls, colleges and universities, Aardvark has been a major force in the international jazz scene for almost 50 years.  The band has premiered more than 175 works for jazz orchestra and has garnered critical acclaim around the globe.  Of the band’s 16 CDs, ten are on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading adventurous music labels.  Aardvark guest artists have included luminaries like Sheila Jordan, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.   Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; Mike Peipman, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Rick McLaughlin/string bass; Richard Nelson/guitar; Harry Wellott/drums; Grace Hughes, vocalist; and Mark Harvey, arranger/music director.

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A Coalition of the Willing

10-24-2021

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Musacchia, drums

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Musacchia, drums

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UNDER THE STREETLAMP

10-24-2021

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits.

Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits.

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Maxim Lubarsky Trio

10-24-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Maxim...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Maxim Lubarsky, piano

John Lockwood, acoustic bass

Rafael Barata, drums

A native of Odessa Ukraine, Maxim Lubarsky is a virtuoso at the piano. A vivid performer, blending together various musical styles, Maxim takes you on a journey that mergers Jazz creativity with European lyricism and rhythms of South America. Maxim’s performances are known for the spirited and captivating improvisations, interplay and spontaneity. When not performing locally, he tours nationally and internationally with concerts and master classes.

“Here you have a marvelously endowed talent. This is the musicianship and artistic sensitivity at its highest level. Of such ingredients are great musical memories made and lives enriched thereby”  – Joyce Miller (The Item, Sumter, SC)

For more information visit www.maximlubarsky.com

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Yoko Miwa Trio

10-29-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 29 @ 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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.
1st Show:...

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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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.
1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

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

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.

http://www.yokomiwa.com

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Portrait in Jazz

10-29-2021

Presented by Portrait in Jazz at Somerville Armory, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

Portrait in Jazz will be hosting a free concert at the Somerville Armory Cafe on Friday, October 29th from 7:30-9:30pm.

The event features Ashley Kamal (vocals), Gary Bohan (tpt/flugelhorn), Grant Smith (drums), Chris Hildebrand (sax), Brad...

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Portrait in Jazz will be hosting a free concert at the Somerville Armory Cafe on Friday, October 29th from 7:30-9:30pm.

The event features Ashley Kamal (vocals), Gary Bohan (tpt/flugelhorn), Grant Smith (drums), Chris Hildebrand (sax), Brad Ellenberg (guitar) and Bob Abruzese (bass).

This concert is sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).

COVID Protocol for admission: Masks required, Vaccination status or proof of a negative test 24-72 hours prior is required.

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After-Hours with Andy Voelker

10-29-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 29 @ 10:00 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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.

House band...

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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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.

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

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Jef Charland, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

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.

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Bill Pierce Quartet

10-30-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Bill...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Bill Pierce, tenor saxophone

Gilson Schachnik, piano

Gregory Ryan, acoustic bass

John Ramsay, drums

William Watson (Bill) Pierce is a saxophonist and educator. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1972. Over the years, Bill has performed and recorded with numerous jazz legends. He appeared with artists such as The Four Tops and toured with Stevie Wonder’s band. In 1980, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, serving as musical director, and regularly performed with the Freddie Hubbard Quintet. In 1985, Bill joined the Tony Williams Quintet and made five recordings with the group. Since 1999, Bill has been a member of the Kevin Eubanks Quartet, which has released six recordings. For more than 35 years, he has divided his time between academia, performing and recording under his own name for the Sunnyside label. Bill has released recordings of his own group and has been featured at many major American, Japanese and European jazz festivals.

Bill was the chairman of the woodwind department at Berklee College of Music. He retired from that position in 2018.

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The Monkfish Jazz Orchestra led by Pete Kenagy

10-31-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Pete...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Pete Kenagy, trumpet

Jarritt Sheel, trumpet

Randy Pingrey, trombone

Andy Voelker, tenor saxophone

Kathy Olson, baritone saxophone

Rich Greenblatt, vibraphone

Mark Shilansky, piano

Solo Gelovani, acoustic bass

Austin McMahon, drums

Peter Kenagy is a jazz trumpet player and composer based in Boston. His music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own. His first release was Little Machines (Fresh Sound/New Talent, 2005) and his most recent album is Standard Model.

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Sheila Jordan in concert with the Yoko Miwa Trio

11-05-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 05 @ 7:00 pm

There will be two shows: Please choose the 7pm or 9pm show when you purchase ticket. Ticket purchase allows entry to one show only. Meal purchase is mandatory. She will also offer a jazz vocals masterclass the next day on Saturday...

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There will be two shows: Please choose the 7pm or 9pm show when you purchase ticket. Ticket purchase allows entry to one show only. Meal purchase is mandatory. She will also offer a jazz vocals masterclass the next day on Saturday afternoon.

Sheila Jordan, vocals

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.

After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".

In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.

A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.

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Harold Lopez-Nussa

11-05-2021

Presented by Global Arts Live at City Winery Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 05 @ 8:00 pm

One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa  is a musician with  astonishing  gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul. A classically trained pianist and composer, López-Nussa...

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One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa  is a musician with  astonishing  gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul. A classically trained pianist and composer, López-Nussa  integrates his love of  jazz  improvisation with his Cuban  roots.  The tight-knit quartet plays with a relentless vivaciousness that "bridges generations and genres," according to  Billboard.

"Lopez-Nussa’s single-note grace is akin to Herbie Hancock’s and his two-fisted attacks are as joyous as Chick Corea’s.”—DownBeat

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After-Hours with Phil Grenadier

11-05-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 05 @ 10:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Phil Grenadier, trumpet

Matt Stavrakas, bass

Gary Fieldman, drums.

Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players. His two albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients and 2003’s Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.”

Growing up in a musical family in San Francisco, he and his brothers Larry and Steve were all introduced to trumpet in childhood by their father Albert, who handed his lifelong love of music down to his sons.

Grenadier has toured across Europe, South America and the United States with seminal guitarist John Scofield’s group, which also included bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart, with the tour culminating in a sold-out performance at NYC’s Carnegie Hall.

Grenadier has played on more than 50 albums while working with a varied assortment of artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick and Steve Smith’s Vital Information, Kenny Barron, Larry Goldings, Kevin Hays, Marc Copland, Bill Carrothers, Chris Potter, Anthony Braxton, George Garzone, Mick Goodrick, Brad Shepik, Billy Kilson, John Hollenbeck, Gerald Cleaver, Bob Moses, Drew Gress, Ira Coleman, Bob Nieske, Harvey Wainapel and brother Larry Grenadier. Phil Grenadier continues to imbue his own work with the knowledge, experience and inspiration that he’s gained through his myriad creative associations.

http://philgrenadierjazz.com

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

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10th Annual Holiday Art Show

12-19-2021

Presented by THE HIDDEN ART GALLERY at The Hidden Art Gallery, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 07 @ 12:00 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 07 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 05 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

The gallery has a huge art collection and is now exhibiting a brand new collection of works, alongside artworks of local professional artists, one-of-a-kind originals for everyone.

On display are beautiful works of local artists & the...

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The gallery has a huge art collection and is now exhibiting a brand new collection of works, alongside artworks of local professional artists, one-of-a-kind originals for everyone.

On display are beautiful works of local artists & the opportunity to buy pieces of works directly from the artists, just in time for the Holidays & Christmas shopping.

Gift certificates are available and friendly shop on-line at affordable prices made easy for your convenience. Let’s Holiday!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-holiday-art-show-tickets-192622317537

http://thehiddenartgallery.com/index.html

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Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Sheila Jordan

11-06-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm

Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the...

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Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor in jazz music in America. Upon moving to New York City in the early ’50s, Jordan sang in clubs and at jam sessions with some of the city’s jazz giants, including Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, and Charlie "Bird" Parker. She also studied with the renowned Lennie Tristano. In 1952, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan. Ten years later, she made her acclaimed first recording, showing her vocal finesse on a ten-plus minute version of “You Are My Sunshine” on George Russell’s album The Outer View. Thanks to Russell, she released her first album, Portrait of Sheila, on Blue Note, the first female vocalist to record for the label.

Sheila will offer vocal jazz wisdom and stories of her life in jazz, accompanied by Yoko Miwa on piano. If you'd like to avail yourself of Sheila's advice, bring a lead sheet and be prepared to present a song. If you plan to sing, do prepare beforehand as you will get more out of Sheila's wisdom that way.

Tickets:

Participant:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300873/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-participants-ticket

Audit Workshop:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300876/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-auditors-ticket

ARTIST BIO:
Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.

After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".

In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.

A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.

http://sheilajordanjazz.com/

Tickets:

Participant:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300873/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-participants-ticket

Audit Workshop:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300876/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-auditors-ticket

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NY's Po'Jazz: Poetry in association with Jazz + Mass poet/pianist

11-06-2021

Presented by The Creative Music Series at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 8:00 pm

Two poets with bass

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Poet & Pianist Eliot Cardinaux

From Western Mass Opening, in solo, then joining Po’Jazz

 

Golda Solomon is a founding member of New York’s Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective, eight (8) poets and musicians bringing...

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Two poets with bass

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Poet & Pianist Eliot Cardinaux

From Western Mass Opening, in solo, then joining Po’Jazz

 

Golda Solomon is a founding member of New York’s Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective, eight (8) poets and musicians bringing experience and playfulness to Jazz, and, on behalf of underrepresented people’s! She is the founder and curator of Po’Jazz occupying a monthly stage at one of NY’s iconic Jazz Club’s,THE CORNELIA ST CAFÉ, during the 90’s and 2000’s.

Eliot Cardinaux, born in Dayton, Ohio in 1984, Eliot is a pianist and poet now living in Northampton, Massachusetts. Having studied jazz piano at The Manhattan School of Music, as well as contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory, he has lived in many places and absorbed a variety of influences. He is the founder of The Bodily Press through which he has released the works of other poets, as well as several of his own projects.

Special Note, Reunion: Eliot as a young poet in the making, was a former student of Golda Solomon’s in N.Y.!

Poet E.J. Antonio has received fellowships in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and others. She has appeared as a featured reader and performer at many venues in the NY tri-state area.  Her work has been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies including African Voices Literary Magazine; Black Renaissance Noire; The Mom Egg; Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Mobius and Casa de Cinco.  E.J. is the author of two chapbooks: Every Child Knows, Premier Poets Chapbook Series 2007 and Solstice, Red Glass Books, 2013.  Her jazzoetry cd Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session was released in the fall of 2010.  E.J. is a founding member of the "Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective," and currently serves as a founding board member of the non-profit arts organization One Breath Rising

Christopher Dean Sullivan Bassist, started his career in Pittsburgh , PA., where he attended Pitt University, Robert Morris College, and now teaches music theory for the Jazz Workshop Inc there.  Christopher’s discography is varied and he continues to receive various New York State and community recognitions for outstanding Service in the Arts. Christopher has shared the stage in performance and/or recorded with Archie Shepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Roger Humphries, Odean Pope, Joe Giardullo, Joe McPhee, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Hart, Christian McBride, Sonny Fortune, Charles Gale, Carl Grubbs, Irene Reid, Jon Faddis, Vanessa Rubin, Eddie Henderson, Bob Gluck, Charli Persip, Pete Seeger, Roy Campbell, Barbara Sfraga, just to name a few.

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JOHNNY A

11-06-2021

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most revered guitarists working the scene today, Boston’s own Johnny A has created a storied and long-lasting career built on his virtuosic playing, compositional fortitude and distinctive style. On top of putting out his acclaimed...

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One of the most revered guitarists working the scene today, Boston’s own Johnny A has created a storied and long-lasting career built on his virtuosic playing, compositional fortitude and distinctive style. On top of putting out his acclaimed new record, Driven, Johnny recently played lead guitar in the legendary blues rock supergroup of The Yardbirds.

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Shemekia Copeland

11-12-2021

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring Lee Zangari. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals...

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Featuring Lee Zangari. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic, shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama.

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CARBON LEAF

11-13-2021

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm

Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with an array of instruments and rich vocal...

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Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with an array of instruments and rich vocal harmonies, and is touring in support of their new release Gathering 2: The Hunting Ground.

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Troubadours 2021: Live in Concert

11-14-2021

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm

Last summer, Cappella Clausura was proud to offer our Troubadours 2021 Virtual Series, which featured ten episodes of cross-cultural music alongside artist interviews. This fall, we are thrilled to be able to offer these riveting pieces– along...

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Last summer, Cappella Clausura was proud to offer our Troubadours 2021 Virtual Series, which featured ten episodes of cross-cultural music alongside artist interviews. This fall, we are thrilled to be able to offer these riveting pieces– along with some new additions– to in-person audiences.
Join us for the live premiere of these pieces and experience a blend of music unlike any other: jazz, hip-hop, classical European, and more.
All ticket purchases are fully refundable and come with a virtual viewing option. Please visit our website to learn more about our COVID safety protocols and reach out to manager@clausura.org with additional questions.

CONCERT DATES AND TIMES:

November 13th @ 8: Eliot Church in Newton

November 14th @ 4: Emmanuel Church in Boston

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Patrice Williamson Quartet

10-23-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Patrice Williamson, vocals

Sonny Barbato, piano

Keala Kaumeheiwa , acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr. , drums

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.

Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.

https://www.patricewilliamson.com/

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John Sulivan Quartet

10-23-2021

Presented by Mandorla Music at First Parish Milton UU, Milton
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

With the support of the Milton Cultural Council, Mandorla Music is pleased to present two concerts this fall in the sanctuary at First Parish Milton featuring ensembles lead by Milton residents. ** Note that capacity will be limited and that...

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With the support of the Milton Cultural Council, Mandorla Music is pleased to present two concerts this fall in the sanctuary at First Parish Milton featuring ensembles lead by Milton residents. ** Note that capacity will be limited and that masks will be required for all who attend. **

The second of these will be on Saturday, October 23rd, and will feature the John Sullivan Quartet. For this show, Milton resident, bassist and composer John Sullivan will be joined by pianist Dan Pappas, guitarist Mitch Selib and drummer Charles Haynes aka Chally Mikes.
Having started gigging at 15, bassist John Sullivan was already years into a professional career by the time he landed at the New England Conservatory in the late 90s. Following NEC, he kept heavy company during his nearly 20 fruitful years in NYC, playing and recording with folks like Roy Haynes, Robert Glasper, Walter Smith, Marcus Strickland, Mike Moreno, Jaleel Shaw, Avishai Cohen and George Garzone.

After John and his family moved to Milton in 2017, he quickly became a first-call bassist on the Boston scene, and appears regularly with tenor giant Jerry Bergonzi, among others.

This performance will features John's own compositions and arrangements, including settings of material from his forthcoming album 'Fan Bass.'

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Duke Ellington Celebration

10-24-2021

Presented by Americas Musicworks at St. John's Beverly Farms, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Praised for "lush sonorities and a saxophonic blend worthy of Ellington’s finest reed sections” (Jazz Times),  the venerable Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, has a long tradition of Ellington Celebration Concerts.  The band, led by founder and...

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Praised for "lush sonorities and a saxophonic blend worthy of Ellington’s finest reed sections” (Jazz Times),  the venerable Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, has a long tradition of Ellington Celebration Concerts.  The band, led by founder and music director Mark Harvey, will open its historic 49th season with classic Ellingtonia like Satin Doll and I'm Beginning to See the Light, as well as joyful selections from the Ellington Sacred Concerts, including the lyrical Come Sunday and the jubliant It's Freedom.

With worldwide distribution of 16 CDs and performances in festivals, churches, concert halls, colleges and universities, Aardvark has been a major force in the international jazz scene for almost 50 years.  The band has premiered more than 175 works for jazz orchestra and has garnered critical acclaim around the globe.  Of the band’s 16 CDs, ten are on Leo Records, one of the world’s leading adventurous music labels.  Aardvark guest artists have included luminaries like Sheila Jordan, Ricky Ford, Geri Allen, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Giuffre, and others.   Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter H. Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; Mike Peipman, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Rick McLaughlin/string bass; Richard Nelson/guitar; Harry Wellott/drums; Grace Hughes, vocalist; and Mark Harvey, arranger/music director.

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A Coalition of the Willing

10-24-2021

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Musacchia, drums

David Haas, piano

Kevin Frenette, guitar

Scott Getchell, trumpets

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet & sax

Glenn Dickson, clarinet

Kit Demos, bass & modular synthesizer

Joe Musacchia, drums

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UNDER THE STREETLAMP

10-24-2021

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits.

Under The Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite doo-wop, Motown, and old time rock ‘n’ roll hits.

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Maxim Lubarsky Trio

10-24-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Maxim Lubarsky, piano

John Lockwood, acoustic bass

Rafael Barata, drums

A native of Odessa Ukraine, Maxim Lubarsky is a virtuoso at the piano. A vivid performer, blending together various musical styles, Maxim takes you on a journey that mergers Jazz creativity with European lyricism and rhythms of South America. Maxim’s performances are known for the spirited and captivating improvisations, interplay and spontaneity. When not performing locally, he tours nationally and internationally with concerts and master classes.

“Here you have a marvelously endowed talent. This is the musicianship and artistic sensitivity at its highest level. Of such ingredients are great musical memories made and lives enriched thereby”  – Joyce Miller (The Item, Sumter, SC)

For more information visit www.maximlubarsky.com

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Yoko Miwa Trio

10-29-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 29 @ 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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.
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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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.
1st Show: 7:00-8:15pm   and   2nd Show: 8:45-10:00pm

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

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.

http://www.yokomiwa.com

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Portrait in Jazz

10-29-2021

Presented by Portrait in Jazz at Somerville Armory, Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm

Portrait in Jazz will be hosting a free concert at the Somerville Armory Cafe on Friday, October 29th from 7:30-9:30pm.

The event features Ashley Kamal (vocals), Gary Bohan (tpt/flugelhorn), Grant Smith (drums), Chris Hildebrand (sax), Brad...

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Portrait in Jazz will be hosting a free concert at the Somerville Armory Cafe on Friday, October 29th from 7:30-9:30pm.

The event features Ashley Kamal (vocals), Gary Bohan (tpt/flugelhorn), Grant Smith (drums), Chris Hildebrand (sax), Brad Ellenberg (guitar) and Bob Abruzese (bass).

This concert is sponsored by the Somerville Arts Council (SAC) and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).

COVID Protocol for admission: Masks required, Vaccination status or proof of a negative test 24-72 hours prior is required.

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After-Hours with Andy Voelker

10-29-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 29 @ 10:00 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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.

House band...

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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. Dinner reservations are recommended. Please specify that you want a table in the Jazz Baroness Room.

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

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Jef Charland, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

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.

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Bill Pierce Quartet

10-30-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Bill...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Bill Pierce, tenor saxophone

Gilson Schachnik, piano

Gregory Ryan, acoustic bass

John Ramsay, drums

William Watson (Bill) Pierce is a saxophonist and educator. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1972. Over the years, Bill has performed and recorded with numerous jazz legends. He appeared with artists such as The Four Tops and toured with Stevie Wonder’s band. In 1980, he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, serving as musical director, and regularly performed with the Freddie Hubbard Quintet. In 1985, Bill joined the Tony Williams Quintet and made five recordings with the group. Since 1999, Bill has been a member of the Kevin Eubanks Quartet, which has released six recordings. For more than 35 years, he has divided his time between academia, performing and recording under his own name for the Sunnyside label. Bill has released recordings of his own group and has been featured at many major American, Japanese and European jazz festivals.

Bill was the chairman of the woodwind department at Berklee College of Music. He retired from that position in 2018.

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The Monkfish Jazz Orchestra led by Pete Kenagy

10-31-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Pete...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! 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

Pete Kenagy, trumpet

Jarritt Sheel, trumpet

Randy Pingrey, trombone

Andy Voelker, tenor saxophone

Kathy Olson, baritone saxophone

Rich Greenblatt, vibraphone

Mark Shilansky, piano

Solo Gelovani, acoustic bass

Austin McMahon, drums

Peter Kenagy is a jazz trumpet player and composer based in Boston. His music has been called elegant and adventurous, both modern and rooted in tradition, with a sound all its own. His first release was Little Machines (Fresh Sound/New Talent, 2005) and his most recent album is Standard Model.

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Sheila Jordan in concert with the Yoko Miwa Trio

11-05-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 05 @ 7:00 pm

There will be two shows: Please choose the 7pm or 9pm show when you purchase ticket. Ticket purchase allows entry to one show only. Meal purchase is mandatory. She will also offer a jazz vocals masterclass the next day on Saturday...

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There will be two shows: Please choose the 7pm or 9pm show when you purchase ticket. Ticket purchase allows entry to one show only. Meal purchase is mandatory. She will also offer a jazz vocals masterclass the next day on Saturday afternoon.

Sheila Jordan, vocals

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.

After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".

In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.

A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.

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Harold Lopez-Nussa

11-05-2021

Presented by Global Arts Live at City Winery Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 05 @ 8:00 pm

One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa  is a musician with  astonishing  gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul. A classically trained pianist and composer, López-Nussa...

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One of the brightest lights on Havana’s thriving jazz scene, Harold López-Nussa  is a musician with  astonishing  gifts, combining dazzling technique and an abundance of soul. A classically trained pianist and composer, López-Nussa  integrates his love of  jazz  improvisation with his Cuban  roots.  The tight-knit quartet plays with a relentless vivaciousness that "bridges generations and genres," according to  Billboard.

"Lopez-Nussa’s single-note grace is akin to Herbie Hancock’s and his two-fisted attacks are as joyous as Chick Corea’s.”—DownBeat

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After-Hours with Phil Grenadier

11-05-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 05 @ 10:00 pm

Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this...

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Live music is back on stage at The Mad Monkfish! For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Phil Grenadier, trumpet

Matt Stavrakas, bass

Gary Fieldman, drums.

Throughout a career that spans nearly three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players. His two albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients and 2003’s Playful Intentions, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the raw talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.”

Growing up in a musical family in San Francisco, he and his brothers Larry and Steve were all introduced to trumpet in childhood by their father Albert, who handed his lifelong love of music down to his sons.

Grenadier has toured across Europe, South America and the United States with seminal guitarist John Scofield’s group, which also included bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart, with the tour culminating in a sold-out performance at NYC’s Carnegie Hall.

Grenadier has played on more than 50 albums while working with a varied assortment of artists, including Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick and Steve Smith’s Vital Information, Kenny Barron, Larry Goldings, Kevin Hays, Marc Copland, Bill Carrothers, Chris Potter, Anthony Braxton, George Garzone, Mick Goodrick, Brad Shepik, Billy Kilson, John Hollenbeck, Gerald Cleaver, Bob Moses, Drew Gress, Ira Coleman, Bob Nieske, Harvey Wainapel and brother Larry Grenadier. Phil Grenadier continues to imbue his own work with the knowledge, experience and inspiration that he’s gained through his myriad creative associations.

http://philgrenadierjazz.com

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

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10th Annual Holiday Art Show

12-19-2021

Presented by THE HIDDEN ART GALLERY at The Hidden Art Gallery, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 07 @ 12:00 pm + 25 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 07 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 04 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 04 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 05 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 05 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm Sat, Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm Sun, Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm - less dates and times

The gallery has a huge art collection and is now exhibiting a brand new collection of works, alongside artworks of local professional artists, one-of-a-kind originals for everyone.

On display are beautiful works of local artists & the...

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The gallery has a huge art collection and is now exhibiting a brand new collection of works, alongside artworks of local professional artists, one-of-a-kind originals for everyone.

On display are beautiful works of local artists & the opportunity to buy pieces of works directly from the artists, just in time for the Holidays & Christmas shopping.

Gift certificates are available and friendly shop on-line at affordable prices made easy for your convenience. Let’s Holiday!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-holiday-art-show-tickets-192622317537

http://thehiddenartgallery.com/index.html

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Jazz Vocal Masterclass with Sheila Jordan

11-06-2021

Presented by The Mad Monkfish at The Mad Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 1:00 pm

Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the...

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Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor in jazz music in America. Upon moving to New York City in the early ’50s, Jordan sang in clubs and at jam sessions with some of the city’s jazz giants, including Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, and Charlie "Bird" Parker. She also studied with the renowned Lennie Tristano. In 1952, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan. Ten years later, she made her acclaimed first recording, showing her vocal finesse on a ten-plus minute version of “You Are My Sunshine” on George Russell’s album The Outer View. Thanks to Russell, she released her first album, Portrait of Sheila, on Blue Note, the first female vocalist to record for the label.

Sheila will offer vocal jazz wisdom and stories of her life in jazz, accompanied by Yoko Miwa on piano. If you'd like to avail yourself of Sheila's advice, bring a lead sheet and be prepared to present a song. If you plan to sing, do prepare beforehand as you will get more out of Sheila's wisdom that way.

Tickets:

Participant:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300873/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-participants-ticket

Audit Workshop:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300876/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-auditors-ticket

ARTIST BIO:
Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania's coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met with disapproval from the white community but persisted with her career. She was a member of a vocal trio, Skeeter, Mitch And Jean (she was Jean), who sang versions of Parker's solos in a manner akin to that of the later Lambert, Hendricks And Ross.

After moving to New York in the early 50s, she married Parker's pianist, Duke Jordan, and studied with Lennie Tristano, but it was not until the early 60s that she made her first recordings. One of these was under her own name, the other was “The Outer View” with George Russell, which featured a famous 10-minute version of "You Are My Sunshine".

In the mid-60s her work encompassed jazz liturgies sung in churches and extensive club work, but her appeal was narrow even within the confines of jazz. By the late 70s jazz audiences had begun to understand her uncompromising style a little more and her popularity increased - as did her appearances on record, which included albums with pianist Steve Kuhn, whose quartet she joined, and an album, Home, comprising a selection of Robert Creeley's poems set to music and arranged by Steve Swallow.

A 1983 duo set with bassist Harvie Swartz, “Old Time Feeling”, comprises several of the standards Jordan regularly features in her live repertoire, while 1990's “Lost And Found” pays tribute to her bebop roots. Both sets display her unique musical trademarks, such as the frequent and unexpected sweeping changes of pitch, which still tend to confound an uninitiated audience. Her preference to the bass and voice set led to another remarkable collaboration with bassist Cameron Brown, whom she has been performing with all over the world for more than ten years so far and they have released the live albums “I’ve Grown Accustomed to the Bass” and “Celebration”. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do.

http://sheilajordanjazz.com/

Tickets:

Participant:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300873/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-participants-ticket

Audit Workshop:
https://www.exploretock.com/themadmonkfish/event/300876/nea-master-sheila-jordans-master-jazz-vocals-class-auditors-ticket

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NY's Po'Jazz: Poetry in association with Jazz + Mass poet/pianist

11-06-2021

Presented by The Creative Music Series at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 8:00 pm

Two poets with bass

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Poet & Pianist Eliot Cardinaux

From Western Mass Opening, in solo, then joining Po’Jazz

 

Golda Solomon is a founding member of New York’s Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective, eight (8) poets and musicians bringing...

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Two poets with bass

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Poet & Pianist Eliot Cardinaux

From Western Mass Opening, in solo, then joining Po’Jazz

 

Golda Solomon is a founding member of New York’s Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective, eight (8) poets and musicians bringing experience and playfulness to Jazz, and, on behalf of underrepresented people’s! She is the founder and curator of Po’Jazz occupying a monthly stage at one of NY’s iconic Jazz Club’s,THE CORNELIA ST CAFÉ, during the 90’s and 2000’s.

Eliot Cardinaux, born in Dayton, Ohio in 1984, Eliot is a pianist and poet now living in Northampton, Massachusetts. Having studied jazz piano at The Manhattan School of Music, as well as contemporary improvisation at the New England Conservatory, he has lived in many places and absorbed a variety of influences. He is the founder of The Bodily Press through which he has released the works of other poets, as well as several of his own projects.

Special Note, Reunion: Eliot as a young poet in the making, was a former student of Golda Solomon’s in N.Y.!

Poet E.J. Antonio has received fellowships in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts and others. She has appeared as a featured reader and performer at many venues in the NY tri-state area.  Her work has been published in various journals, magazines, and anthologies including African Voices Literary Magazine; Black Renaissance Noire; The Mom Egg; Killens Review of Arts & Letters, Mobius and Casa de Cinco.  E.J. is the author of two chapbooks: Every Child Knows, Premier Poets Chapbook Series 2007 and Solstice, Red Glass Books, 2013.  Her jazzoetry cd Rituals in the marrow: Recipe for a jam session was released in the fall of 2010.  E.J. is a founding member of the "Jazz & Poetry Choir Collective," and currently serves as a founding board member of the non-profit arts organization One Breath Rising

Christopher Dean Sullivan Bassist, started his career in Pittsburgh , PA., where he attended Pitt University, Robert Morris College, and now teaches music theory for the Jazz Workshop Inc there.  Christopher’s discography is varied and he continues to receive various New York State and community recognitions for outstanding Service in the Arts. Christopher has shared the stage in performance and/or recorded with Archie Shepp, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Roger Humphries, Odean Pope, Joe Giardullo, Joe McPhee, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Hart, Christian McBride, Sonny Fortune, Charles Gale, Carl Grubbs, Irene Reid, Jon Faddis, Vanessa Rubin, Eddie Henderson, Bob Gluck, Charli Persip, Pete Seeger, Roy Campbell, Barbara Sfraga, just to name a few.

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JOHNNY A

11-06-2021

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 06 @ 8:00 pm

One of the most revered guitarists working the scene today, Boston’s own Johnny A has created a storied and long-lasting career built on his virtuosic playing, compositional fortitude and distinctive style. On top of putting out his acclaimed...

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One of the most revered guitarists working the scene today, Boston’s own Johnny A has created a storied and long-lasting career built on his virtuosic playing, compositional fortitude and distinctive style. On top of putting out his acclaimed new record, Driven, Johnny recently played lead guitar in the legendary blues rock supergroup of The Yardbirds.

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Shemekia Copeland

11-12-2021

Presented by The Spire Center for Performing Arts at Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring Lee Zangari. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals...

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Featuring Lee Zangari. At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. While only in her early 30’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic, shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, and Eric Clapton, and has even performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama.

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CARBON LEAF

11-13-2021

Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm

Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with an array of instruments and rich vocal...

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Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style the group calls ether-electrified porch music, the Virginia quintet’s poetic songs are brought to life with an array of instruments and rich vocal harmonies, and is touring in support of their new release Gathering 2: The Hunting Ground.

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Troubadours 2021: Live in Concert

11-14-2021

Presented by Cappella Clausura at Emmanuel Church in the City of Boston, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Nov 14 @ 4:00 pm

Last summer, Cappella Clausura was proud to offer our Troubadours 2021 Virtual Series, which featured ten episodes of cross-cultural music alongside artist interviews. This fall, we are thrilled to be able to offer these riveting pieces– along...

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Last summer, Cappella Clausura was proud to offer our Troubadours 2021 Virtual Series, which featured ten episodes of cross-cultural music alongside artist interviews. This fall, we are thrilled to be able to offer these riveting pieces– along with some new additions– to in-person audiences.
Join us for the live premiere of these pieces and experience a blend of music unlike any other: jazz, hip-hop, classical European, and more.
All ticket purchases are fully refundable and come with a virtual viewing option. Please visit our website to learn more about our COVID safety protocols and reach out to manager@clausura.org with additional questions.

CONCERT DATES AND TIMES:

November 13th @ 8: Eliot Church in Newton

November 14th @ 4: Emmanuel Church in Boston

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