Jazz Week

Nate n' Dave Dynamic Duo plays Jazz Lunch!

04-29-2017

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at Middle East Corner Bar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Reed Butler filling in for Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds... [more+]
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Reed Butler filling in for Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds will surround you as you enjoy the Zuzu restaurant's great selection of brunch and lunch fare, both American and Middle Eastern. Very tasty and inexpensive. And no cover charge! [less-]
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Nathaniel Braddock + Balla Kouyate

04-29-2017

Presented by JazzBoston at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Musician and composer Nathaniel Braddock tours internationally and performs an array of different musical styles in venues as disparate as underground arts spaces and Lincoln Center. Based for years in Chicago, Braddock relocated to Sydney,... [more+]
Musician and composer Nathaniel Braddock tours internationally and performs an array of different musical styles in venues as disparate as underground arts spaces and Lincoln Center. Based for years in Chicago, Braddock relocated to Sydney, Australia, in 2014, and to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2016. Nathaniel leads the acclaimed Central African soukous group the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, a collaboration between American, Ghanaian, Zambian, and Congolese musicians including the great Samba Mapangala  and members of Ghana’s acclaimed Western Diamonds.  Nathaniel has performed and recorded with a number of indie rock bands, including Tobin Summerfield’s gigantic band “Never Enough Hope”,  The Zincs (Thrill Jockey), Ancientgreeks (Flameshovel), Edith Frost (Drag City) and others. He also played for years in the Butcher Shop Quartet,performing electric guitar arrangements of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Springand other 20th century classical works.  Braddock leads an eight-piece electric guitar ensemble that plays his original compositions.  He has twice been featured in Guitar Player Magazine. Balla Kouyaté: Originally from Mali, West Africa, Balla is a djeli, a musician and oral historian in Malian society. He learned his instrument, the balafon, from his father, who is the guardian of the world’s first balafon, which dates from the 13th Century and is recognized by UNESCO as one of the 19 Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Here, he plays Sunjata, an epic song of praise for King Sunjata, the builder of the Mali empire. Balla is available for main-stage concerts as well as educational programming. Balla is widely considered to be among the greatest balafon players today in the world. A virtuoso, he plays two instruments to get a chromatic scale, allowing him to play any genre of music in any key. His speed is astounding as he moves effortlessly between the two balafons, delivering his signature roulements and complex improvisations. Balla has been featured on at least 45 albums, including Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy-nominated “Oyo” and Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-winning “Sounds of Joy and Peace,” and has collaborated with Mamadou Diabate, Susan McKeown, Vusi Mahlasela, Roswell Rudd’s MALIcool ensemble, and Schlicht’s Tempore.   [less-]
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Arlington Jazz Festival, sixth annual featuring master bass player Rufus Reid.

04-30-2017

Presented by Morningside Music Studios at Arlington Jazz Festival (c/o Festival Headquaters: Morningside Music Studio), Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
The Arlington Jazz Festival, now in its 6th year, is expanding its scope, with presenter Morningside Music Studio showcasing 6 events over a 4-day stretch, to celebrate the wide variety of musical approaches that all fall under the jazz marquee.... [more+]
The Arlington Jazz Festival, now in its 6th year, is expanding its scope, with presenter Morningside Music Studio showcasing 6 events over a 4-day stretch, to celebrate the wide variety of musical approaches that all fall under the jazz marquee. The Festival also provides an opportunity for fest-goers to explore the nooks and crannies of Arlington which host live music on a regular basis, making the town a go-to destination for music buffs. This year's festival headliner is twice Grammy nominated bass legend Rufus Reid, cited by the "All Music Guide to Jazz" as being "easily one of the top five bassists in modern jazz." His festival trio will include Boston-based pianist Tim Ray and drummer Steve Langone. In addition, Reid will be conducting a master class earlier in the day, which is open to all musicians and other music appreciators, but should not be missed by any aspiring bass players! The jazz fest will also feature performances by vibes master Rich Greenblatt and keyboardist/vocal powerhouse Marlene del Rosario, joined by Dan Fox and several other members of Morningside Music Studio's teaching staff. Arlington neighborhood musical favorites Spy Pond Groove, A-Town Brass Band, and the Arlington High School Jazz Band, led by Tino D'Agostino, will round out this full bill of performances. [less-]
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Ron Carter Trio: 80th Birthday Celebration

04-29-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm
RON CARTER is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos... [more+]
RON CARTER is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band and another Grammy in 1998 for Call 'Sheet Blues', an instrumental composition from the film 'Round Midnight. In addition to scoring and arranging music for many films, including some projects for Public Broadcasting System, Carter has composed music for A Gathering of Old Men, starring Lou Gosset Jr., The Passion of Beatrice directed by Bertrand Tavernier, and Blind Faith starring Courtney B. Vance. Carter shares his expertise in the series of books he authored, among which are Building Jazz Bass Lines and The Music of Ron Carter; the latter contains 130 of his published and recorded compositions. Carter earned a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School in Rochester and a master's degree in double bass from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He has also received four honorary doctorates, from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Hutchinson Award from the Eastman School at the University of Rochester. Most recently he was honored by the French Minister of Culture with France's premier cultural award--the medallion and title of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, given to those who have distinguished themselves in the domain of artistic or literary creation and for their contribution to the spread of arts and letters in France and the world. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. [less-]
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Pittson Family Band at The Lily Pad

04-29-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Pittson Family Band brings together three accomplished performers with a forward-looking view into the future of jazz music. Vocalist Suzanne Pittson is widely acclaimed for her groundbreaking albums of the music of John Coltrane and... [more+]
The Pittson Family Band brings together three accomplished performers with a forward-looking view into the future of jazz music. Vocalist Suzanne Pittson is widely acclaimed for her groundbreaking albums of the music of John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard. Multi-keyboardist Jeff Pittson brings solid skills honed thru playing with such artists as Maynard Ferguson, Ruth Brown, Larry Coryell and many others. Evan Pittson presents a modern direction for the post-Coltrane language on the Electric Viola, with influences including Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Brecker. The Pittson Family Band presents an eclectic array of material that explores a diverse spectrum of sonic colors. For more about the group’s collective process and approach, read this article by Andrew Gilbert promoting our performance at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, on August 6th, 2016:  berkeleyside.com/pittson   Suzanne Pittson – Vocals  Evan Pittson – Electric Viola Jeff Pittson – Piano and Keyboards Dave Zox – Bass Dave Meade – Drums   suzannepittson.com/pittsonband facebook.com/pittsonband [less-]
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The Italian Tenors

04-29-2017

Presented by Thelonious Monkfish at The Jazz Baroness Room at Thelonious Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone George Garzone, tenor saxophone Frank Tiberi, tenor saxophone Dave Zinno, acoustic bass Bob Gullotti, drums
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone George Garzone, tenor saxophone Frank Tiberi, tenor saxophone Dave Zinno, acoustic bass Bob Gullotti, drums [less-]
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Mark Harvey and Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

04-29-2017

Presented by MIT Music and Theater Arts at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra presents a concert titled “Democratic Vistas?” Mark Harvey and Aardvark will celebrate Duke Ellington’s birthday by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Original works in this... [more+]
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra presents a concert titled “Democratic Vistas?” Mark Harvey and Aardvark will celebrate Duke Ellington’s birthday by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Original works in this vein by Harvey will include the premiere of “Main Man” for noted impresario Fred Taylor, “Boston Boy,” for the late Nat Hentoff, and premieres of contemporary tone-parallels such as “Fake News Blewz,” “Swamp-a-rama,” and “Waltz of the Oligarchs.” Also on the program, a reading from Walt Whitman’s “Democratic Vistas,” and a performance of Harvey’s anthem of hope and inclusivity “No Walls.” [less-]
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Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Gerald Cleaver

04-29-2017

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm
Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." - The Philadelphia Inquirer From SPIN magazine: " In one of... [more+]
Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." - The Philadelphia Inquirer From SPIN magazine: " In one of the biggest leaps of imagination since the Yardbirds  and Jimi Hendrix, Frisell coaxes and slams his hovering split-toned ax into shapes of things to come...But besides being a guitar genius, he's turned into a terrific songwriter. Like Monk, Frisell's harmonic and melodic ideas form asuccinct, seamless mesh with outer sonic and rhythmic ideas about his ax." Frisell's latest release, When You Wish Upon a Star is nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category! [less-]
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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Marks Jazz Week, Honoring Fred Taylor, Duke Ellington, Social Significance

04-29-2017

Presented by Americas Musicworks at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 44th season with Democratic Vistas?, which will celebrate Ellington’s birthday (April 29, 1899) by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Works by Harvey in this vein... [more+]
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 44th season with Democratic Vistas?, which will celebrate Ellington’s birthday (April 29, 1899) by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Works by Harvey in this vein will include Boston Boy (for the late Nat Hentoff), the premiere of Main Man for noted impresario Fred Taylor, and first performances of contemporary tone-parallels such as Fake News Blewz, Swamp-a-rama, and Waltz of the Oligarchs.  Also:  a reading from Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas, and a performance of Harvey’s No Walls, an anthem of hope and inclusivity.  The April 29 event is part of Jazz Boston’s Jazz Week, with this year’s theme of Thank You Fred Taylor.  Ellington works will include I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good from the musical show Jump for Joy, where Duke broke from the minstrel stereotype to create a full-fledged black musical production with very human portrayals, rather than racist caricatures. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1973,is one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra has premiered more than 175 works and appears on 14 CDs, including 8 on the Leo Records label.  Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson/guitar; John Funkhouser/string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director. [less-]
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Racky Thomas

04-29-2017

Presented by Chianti Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge at Chianti Tuscan Kitchen & Jazz Lounge, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm
Racky Thomas got his introduction to the blues while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. when he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan perform at Northeastern's Matthews Arena circa 1987. At that time, Thomas was a guitar major without any clear... [more+]
Racky Thomas got his introduction to the blues while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. when he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan perform at Northeastern's Matthews Arena circa 1987. At that time, Thomas was a guitar major without any clear direction or focus. Vaughan's performance that evening changed that; cementing what was to become an ongoing study of the music, and desire to carry on its great tradition. Thomas formed a psuedo-blues band with some friends intent on finding work. The band enjoyed landing a few spot gigs at some local venues; and hosting a memorable 'house party' that was ultimately broken up by the local constabulary. Discouraged after auditioning for a local club owner who flatly stated "You'se ain't blues", the band fizzled. Upon graduating from Berklee in 1991 Thomas found himself disillusioned; without a band or any prospects. While driving a cab, Mai Cramer's 'Blues After Hours' every Friday and Saturday night on Boston's public radio station WGBH was Thomas' oasis for the blues. Thomas caught on with a band calling themselves the 'Mean Red Spiders' and played around Boston at venues like the Rathskellar in Kenmore Square and Midway Cafe' in Jamaica Plain. [less-]
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The Lance Martin Jazz Trio RYLES BRUNCH

04-30-2017

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am
You come in for a tasty brunch at RYLES Jazz Club, write your request, and we will try to play it. This is our 14th year of fun, and we would also like to thank and invite the great Fred Taylor for his many years of Jazz and support of us... [more+]
You come in for a tasty brunch at RYLES Jazz Club, write your request, and we will try to play it. This is our 14th year of fun, and we would also like to thank and invite the great Fred Taylor for his many years of Jazz and support of us throughout years.  John Baboian on Gutar and Dave Clark on Bass, along with me, Lance Martin on flutes  (Flute, Bass Flute, Eb Flute) I hope you can find the time to make it. [less-]
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Rhythm On The Rocks

04-30-2017

Presented by Bistro Duet at Bistro Duet, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 11:30 am
We have officially launched our music Series called "Rhythm on the Rocks". It's a series of live music (mostly jazz) and some funk/pop too. We feature great nostalgic cocktails and awesome food!
You can check out the schedule here:
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We have officially launched our music Series called "Rhythm on the Rocks". It's a series of live music (mostly jazz) and some funk/pop too. We feature great nostalgic cocktails and awesome food!
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Paul Ahlstrand Quartet

04-30-2017

Presented by Sally O'Briens at Sally O'brien's , Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet.

04-30-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Science Center Plaza, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as... [more+]
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson and showcasing his powerhouse Quintet from New York: Yosvany Terry, alto & soprano saxophones, chekeré; Michael Rodriquez, trumpet Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass; Ludwig Afonso, drums. [less-]
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James Merenda Trio: Thank You Fred Taylor Concert

04-30-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday April 30 2017. James Merenda, piano and/or saxophone; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 3:00 pm at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts auditorium, 1a North Road, Chelmsford MA. Tickets are available! Always active,... [more+]
Sunday April 30 2017. James Merenda, piano and/or saxophone; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 3:00 pm at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts auditorium, 1a North Road, Chelmsford MA. Tickets are available! Always active, pianist/saxophonist/bandleader/composer James Merenda has performed with: Ran Blake at the Knitting Factory, the Darmstadt Jazz Festival in Germany and recorded on Hatology Records; with Roswell Rudd and Beat Science, Cameron Brown, Joe McPhee, Joe Hunt, former Ornette Coleman keyboardist Dave Bryant, Grammy Award winning pianist David Maxwell, the Either/Orchestra, the Ardvark Orchestra, the Slip, contemporary guitarists Marc Ribot, David Fiuczynsdi, Dave Tronzo and with drummer Bob Gullotti. James has also performed on Radio France, Radio Europa in Italy and in Holland, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium with Perilous Foil and in Cambridge at the Mandorla Music Series. Bassist Jon Dreyer performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings and he has performed extensively with Harvey Diamond. He has also performed with most of the Boston jazz community, including Jason Palmer, Adam Janjigian, Frank Wilkins, Yoko Miwa, Grace Kelly, Phil Grenadier, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. Drummer Miki Matsuki was born in Matsuyama, Japan, and moved to the United States to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in 1996. A talented musician, Miki’s band received the title ‘Best of Berklee’ in 2000. Thereafter, Miki received a full scholarship to The Longy School Of Music, where she graduated with her MM and GPD in Modern American Music Performance with honors. Over the last 15 years, Miki has performed and recorded in various musical settings, including performances through radio and TV broadcasting, a musical tour of Korea, and soundtrack work. Miki has performed with many great musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Darren Barrett, Frank Lacy, Cecil Brooks, Dave Bryant, Stan Strickland and many others. This concert honors Fred Taylor, who may, more than anyone else, deserve credit for the thriving jazz scene in Boston. [less-]
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Daniela Schächter Trio

04-30-2017

Presented by Thelonious Monkfish at The Jazz Baroness Room at Thelonious Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
Daniela Schachter, piano & vocals Greg Ryan, acoustic bass Les Harris Jr., drums Daniela Schächter started her musical career early: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After... [more+]
Daniela Schachter, piano & vocals Greg Ryan, acoustic bass Les Harris Jr., drums Daniela Schächter started her musical career early: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After her classical studies she moved to Boston MA as recipient of a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and above all with Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector’s CD (July 2001). She was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the Henry Mancini Institute for one month; there she met Billy Childs her favorite composer. Daniela has performed at the Brass Group Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Fest, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cleveland Jazz Fest with the Rainbow Big Band, the International Trumpet Guilt Conference, the Kennedy Center, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Blue Note with The Tiger Okoshi Quartet, the Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and Patti Austin, the Ravinia Jazz Festival with the Count Basie Big Band and the Hollywood Bowl. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn, Al McKibbon and Phil Wilson among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several NYC venues. Her first CD Quintet is available on www.cdbaby.com. Her second CD, “I colori del mare” which features Gene Jackson, Jimmy Greene and Alex Sipiagin among others, was released with the Italian jazz label Splasc Records. Her third CD entitled “Purple Butterfly” was released at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in NY (2008). Daniela is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since Spring 2008 and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University since Fall 2013. [less-]
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Dave Rempis & Pandelis Karayorgis: Solos & Duos

04-30-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm
Tags:  Jazz / Blues

UJazz Boston International Jazz Day Concert

04-30-2017

Presented by UMass Boston at UMass Boston Performing Arts - University Hall - Recital Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
The UJazz Boston Trio performs LIVE on April 30 in celebration of International Jazz Day. Pianist Tony Martin, bassist Domenic Davis, and drummer Brian Hull, all music majors at UMass Boston, share an evening of music celebrating jazz composers... [more+]
The UJazz Boston Trio performs LIVE on April 30 in celebration of International Jazz Day. Pianist Tony Martin, bassist Domenic Davis, and drummer Brian Hull, all music majors at UMass Boston, share an evening of music celebrating jazz composers from the last half century. The Trio is developing compilations and improvisational jazz interpretations of standards and contemporary composers, from Ellington to Prince, from Coltrane to Erikah Baduh, from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea to Kanye West. All are welcome, with free parking on campus, to a families more than welcome. [less-]
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International Jazz Day

04-30-2017

Presented by New England Conservatory at NEC's Brown Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
UNESCO has designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. New England Conservatory celebrates with a performance that will feature NEC faculty and... [more+]
UNESCO has designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. New England Conservatory celebrates with a performance that will feature NEC faculty and students playing music embodying the ongoing dialogue between jazz and musical cultures from throughout the world. Program
Arie: There’s Hope
Dessel: The Unseen Suite
Ozsahin: Instincts
Youmans: Without a Song
Kerns: Song is You
Brynnel: Homeless Artists: Sunniva Brynnel (Voice), Evan Wright (Voice), Nathan Reising (Alto Saxophone), Jesse Beckett-Herbert (Tenor Saxophone), Hunter Smith (Tenor Saxophone), Bobby Lane (Trumpet), Tyler Bonilla (Trombone), Andrew Boudreau (Piano), Yuki Futami (Piano), Engin Ozsahin (Piano), Ravi Sharma (Guitar), James Heazlewood-Dale (Double Bass), Bruce Kang (Double Bass), Seajun Kwon (Double Bass), Chris Mondak (Double Bass), Sebastian Garzon (Drums), Avery Logan (Drums)
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The David Arteaga Quartet + Open Jazz Jam

04-30-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm
Come LISTEN! Come PLAY! Don’t miss the short opening set at 9PM with our spectacular House-Band: Dave Fox – Drums Max Ridley – Bass Plamen Karadonev – Piano David Arteaga – Saxophones The Jam is quite busy lately; it is... [more+]
Come LISTEN! Come PLAY! Don’t miss the short opening set at 9PM with our spectacular House-Band: Dave Fox – Drums Max Ridley – Bass Plamen Karadonev – Piano David Arteaga – Saxophones The Jam is quite busy lately; it is recommended to arrive by 9 PM or a bit before to sign up if you want to play. We started this Jazz Jam at the Lilypad in October 2014. Since that time this event has steadily developed into a vibrant + convivial scene, welcoming to all lovers of this great American Art-form. There is a special feeling of openness + generosity at this Jam Session: creativity thrives in a challenging + supportive atmosphere; this beautiful listening room and the excellent people who fill it every other Sunday provide just such an environment. Come on down and be a part of it! facebook.com/LilypadJazzJam – continuing 1st + 3rd (+5th) SUNDAY of every month at the LILYPAD – 1353 Cambridge St, Inman Sq. Cambridge COME OUT to PLAY or LISTEN!!! Wine + local craft beer available FREE PARKING on Sunday in the Municipal lot on Springfield St. [less-]
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Nate n' Dave Dynamic Duo plays Jazz Lunch!

04-29-2017

Presented by Nate Aronow Nextet at Middle East Corner Bar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Reed Butler filling in for Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds... [more+]
The Dynamic Duo of Nate (piano) and Reed Butler filling in for Dave McQ (bass), the brawn behind the Nate Aronow Nextet, play Jazz Lunch at the Middle East Corner Bar in Central Square Cambridge Saturday from 1-3pm. Groovy jazzy ambient sounds will surround you as you enjoy the Zuzu restaurant's great selection of brunch and lunch fare, both American and Middle Eastern. Very tasty and inexpensive. And no cover charge! [less-]
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Nathaniel Braddock + Balla Kouyate

04-29-2017

Presented by JazzBoston at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm
Musician and composer Nathaniel Braddock tours internationally and performs an array of different musical styles in venues as disparate as underground arts spaces and Lincoln Center. Based for years in Chicago, Braddock relocated to Sydney,... [more+]
Musician and composer Nathaniel Braddock tours internationally and performs an array of different musical styles in venues as disparate as underground arts spaces and Lincoln Center. Based for years in Chicago, Braddock relocated to Sydney, Australia, in 2014, and to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2016. Nathaniel leads the acclaimed Central African soukous group the Occidental Brothers Dance Band International, a collaboration between American, Ghanaian, Zambian, and Congolese musicians including the great Samba Mapangala  and members of Ghana’s acclaimed Western Diamonds.  Nathaniel has performed and recorded with a number of indie rock bands, including Tobin Summerfield’s gigantic band “Never Enough Hope”,  The Zincs (Thrill Jockey), Ancientgreeks (Flameshovel), Edith Frost (Drag City) and others. He also played for years in the Butcher Shop Quartet,performing electric guitar arrangements of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Springand other 20th century classical works.  Braddock leads an eight-piece electric guitar ensemble that plays his original compositions.  He has twice been featured in Guitar Player Magazine. Balla Kouyaté: Originally from Mali, West Africa, Balla is a djeli, a musician and oral historian in Malian society. He learned his instrument, the balafon, from his father, who is the guardian of the world’s first balafon, which dates from the 13th Century and is recognized by UNESCO as one of the 19 Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Here, he plays Sunjata, an epic song of praise for King Sunjata, the builder of the Mali empire. Balla is available for main-stage concerts as well as educational programming. Balla is widely considered to be among the greatest balafon players today in the world. A virtuoso, he plays two instruments to get a chromatic scale, allowing him to play any genre of music in any key. His speed is astounding as he moves effortlessly between the two balafons, delivering his signature roulements and complex improvisations. Balla has been featured on at least 45 albums, including Angelique Kidjo’s Grammy-nominated “Oyo” and Yo-Yo Ma’s Grammy-winning “Sounds of Joy and Peace,” and has collaborated with Mamadou Diabate, Susan McKeown, Vusi Mahlasela, Roswell Rudd’s MALIcool ensemble, and Schlicht’s Tempore.   [less-]
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Arlington Jazz Festival, sixth annual featuring master bass player Rufus Reid.

04-30-2017

Presented by Morningside Music Studios at Arlington Jazz Festival (c/o Festival Headquaters: Morningside Music Studio), Arlington
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm
The Arlington Jazz Festival, now in its 6th year, is expanding its scope, with presenter Morningside Music Studio showcasing 6 events over a 4-day stretch, to celebrate the wide variety of musical approaches that all fall under the jazz marquee.... [more+]
The Arlington Jazz Festival, now in its 6th year, is expanding its scope, with presenter Morningside Music Studio showcasing 6 events over a 4-day stretch, to celebrate the wide variety of musical approaches that all fall under the jazz marquee. The Festival also provides an opportunity for fest-goers to explore the nooks and crannies of Arlington which host live music on a regular basis, making the town a go-to destination for music buffs. This year's festival headliner is twice Grammy nominated bass legend Rufus Reid, cited by the "All Music Guide to Jazz" as being "easily one of the top five bassists in modern jazz." His festival trio will include Boston-based pianist Tim Ray and drummer Steve Langone. In addition, Reid will be conducting a master class earlier in the day, which is open to all musicians and other music appreciators, but should not be missed by any aspiring bass players! The jazz fest will also feature performances by vibes master Rich Greenblatt and keyboardist/vocal powerhouse Marlene del Rosario, joined by Dan Fox and several other members of Morningside Music Studio's teaching staff. Arlington neighborhood musical favorites Spy Pond Groove, A-Town Brass Band, and the Arlington High School Jazz Band, led by Tino D'Agostino, will round out this full bill of performances. [less-]
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Ron Carter Trio: 80th Birthday Celebration

04-29-2017

Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm
RON CARTER is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos... [more+]
RON CARTER is among the most original, prolific, and influential bassists in jazz. With more than 2,000 albums to his credit, he has recorded with many of music's greats: Tommy Flanagan, Gil Evans, Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, the Kronos Quartet, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, and Bobby Timmons. In the early 1960s he performed throughout the United States in concert halls and nightclubs with Jaki Byard and Eric Dolphy. He later toured Europe with Cannonball Adderley. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the classic and acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. He was named Outstanding Bassist of the Decade by the Detroit News, Jazz Bassist of the Year by Downbeat magazine, and Most Valuable Player by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In 1993 Ron Carter earned a Grammy award for Best Jazz Instrumental Group, the Miles Davis Tribute Band and another Grammy in 1998 for Call 'Sheet Blues', an instrumental composition from the film 'Round Midnight. In addition to scoring and arranging music for many films, including some projects for Public Broadcasting System, Carter has composed music for A Gathering of Old Men, starring Lou Gosset Jr., The Passion of Beatrice directed by Bertrand Tavernier, and Blind Faith starring Courtney B. Vance. Carter shares his expertise in the series of books he authored, among which are Building Jazz Bass Lines and The Music of Ron Carter; the latter contains 130 of his published and recorded compositions. Carter earned a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School in Rochester and a master's degree in double bass from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He has also received four honorary doctorates, from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and was the 2002 recipient of the prestigious Hutchinson Award from the Eastman School at the University of Rochester. Most recently he was honored by the French Minister of Culture with France's premier cultural award--the medallion and title of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, given to those who have distinguished themselves in the domain of artistic or literary creation and for their contribution to the spread of arts and letters in France and the world. Carter has lectured, conducted, and performed at clinics and master classes, instructing jazz ensembles and teaching the business of music at numerous universities. He was Artistic Director of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Studies while it was located in Boston and, after 18 years on the faculty of the Music Department of The City College of New York, he is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus although, as a performer, he remains as active as ever. [less-]
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Pittson Family Band at The Lily Pad

04-29-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Pittson Family Band brings together three accomplished performers with a forward-looking view into the future of jazz music. Vocalist Suzanne Pittson is widely acclaimed for her groundbreaking albums of the music of John Coltrane and... [more+]
The Pittson Family Band brings together three accomplished performers with a forward-looking view into the future of jazz music. Vocalist Suzanne Pittson is widely acclaimed for her groundbreaking albums of the music of John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard. Multi-keyboardist Jeff Pittson brings solid skills honed thru playing with such artists as Maynard Ferguson, Ruth Brown, Larry Coryell and many others. Evan Pittson presents a modern direction for the post-Coltrane language on the Electric Viola, with influences including Jean-Luc Ponty and Michael Brecker. The Pittson Family Band presents an eclectic array of material that explores a diverse spectrum of sonic colors. For more about the group’s collective process and approach, read this article by Andrew Gilbert promoting our performance at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA, on August 6th, 2016:  berkeleyside.com/pittson   Suzanne Pittson – Vocals  Evan Pittson – Electric Viola Jeff Pittson – Piano and Keyboards Dave Zox – Bass Dave Meade – Drums   suzannepittson.com/pittsonband facebook.com/pittsonband [less-]
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The Italian Tenors

04-29-2017

Presented by Thelonious Monkfish at The Jazz Baroness Room at Thelonious Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Jerry Bergonzi, tenor saxophone George Garzone, tenor saxophone Frank Tiberi, tenor saxophone Dave Zinno, acoustic bass Bob Gullotti, drums
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Mark Harvey and Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

04-29-2017

Presented by MIT Music and Theater Arts at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra presents a concert titled “Democratic Vistas?” Mark Harvey and Aardvark will celebrate Duke Ellington’s birthday by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Original works in this... [more+]
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra presents a concert titled “Democratic Vistas?” Mark Harvey and Aardvark will celebrate Duke Ellington’s birthday by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Original works in this vein by Harvey will include the premiere of “Main Man” for noted impresario Fred Taylor, “Boston Boy,” for the late Nat Hentoff, and premieres of contemporary tone-parallels such as “Fake News Blewz,” “Swamp-a-rama,” and “Waltz of the Oligarchs.” Also on the program, a reading from Walt Whitman’s “Democratic Vistas,” and a performance of Harvey’s anthem of hope and inclusivity “No Walls.” [less-]
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Bill Frisell, Tony Scherr, Gerald Cleaver

04-29-2017

Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm Sat, Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm
Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." - The Philadelphia Inquirer From SPIN magazine: " In one of... [more+]
Frisell is a revered figure among musicians - like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." - The Philadelphia Inquirer From SPIN magazine: " In one of the biggest leaps of imagination since the Yardbirds  and Jimi Hendrix, Frisell coaxes and slams his hovering split-toned ax into shapes of things to come...But besides being a guitar genius, he's turned into a terrific songwriter. Like Monk, Frisell's harmonic and melodic ideas form asuccinct, seamless mesh with outer sonic and rhythmic ideas about his ax." Frisell's latest release, When You Wish Upon a Star is nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category! [less-]
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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Marks Jazz Week, Honoring Fred Taylor, Duke Ellington, Social Significance

04-29-2017

Presented by Americas Musicworks at MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 44th season with Democratic Vistas?, which will celebrate Ellington’s birthday (April 29, 1899) by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Works by Harvey in this vein... [more+]
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its 44th season with Democratic Vistas?, which will celebrate Ellington’s birthday (April 29, 1899) by honoring his tradition of “social significance” compositions.   Works by Harvey in this vein will include Boston Boy (for the late Nat Hentoff), the premiere of Main Man for noted impresario Fred Taylor, and first performances of contemporary tone-parallels such as Fake News Blewz, Swamp-a-rama, and Waltz of the Oligarchs.  Also:  a reading from Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas, and a performance of Harvey’s No Walls, an anthem of hope and inclusivity.  The April 29 event is part of Jazz Boston’s Jazz Week, with this year’s theme of Thank You Fred Taylor.  Ellington works will include I Got it Bad and That Ain’t Good from the musical show Jump for Joy, where Duke broke from the minstrel stereotype to create a full-fledged black musical production with very human portrayals, rather than racist caricatures. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, founded in 1973,is one of the longest continuously operating large jazz ensembles in the world. The orchestra has premiered more than 175 works and appears on 14 CDs, including 8 on the Leo Records label.  Aardvark is: Arni Cheatham, Peter Bloom, Phil Scarff, Chris Rakowski, Dan Zupan/saxes and woodwinds; K.C. Dunbar, Jeanne Snodgrass/trumpets; Bob Pilkington, Jay Keyser/trombones; Jeff Marsanskis, Bill Lowe/bass trombones, tuba; Richard Nelson/guitar; John Funkhouser/string bass; Harry Wellott/drums; Jerry Edwards and Grace Hughes, vocalists; Mark Harvey/trumpet, music director. [less-]
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Racky Thomas

04-29-2017

Presented by Chianti Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge at Chianti Tuscan Kitchen & Jazz Lounge, Beverly
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 29 @ 9:00 pm
Racky Thomas got his introduction to the blues while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. when he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan perform at Northeastern's Matthews Arena circa 1987. At that time, Thomas was a guitar major without any clear... [more+]
Racky Thomas got his introduction to the blues while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma. when he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan perform at Northeastern's Matthews Arena circa 1987. At that time, Thomas was a guitar major without any clear direction or focus. Vaughan's performance that evening changed that; cementing what was to become an ongoing study of the music, and desire to carry on its great tradition. Thomas formed a psuedo-blues band with some friends intent on finding work. The band enjoyed landing a few spot gigs at some local venues; and hosting a memorable 'house party' that was ultimately broken up by the local constabulary. Discouraged after auditioning for a local club owner who flatly stated "You'se ain't blues", the band fizzled. Upon graduating from Berklee in 1991 Thomas found himself disillusioned; without a band or any prospects. While driving a cab, Mai Cramer's 'Blues After Hours' every Friday and Saturday night on Boston's public radio station WGBH was Thomas' oasis for the blues. Thomas caught on with a band calling themselves the 'Mean Red Spiders' and played around Boston at venues like the Rathskellar in Kenmore Square and Midway Cafe' in Jamaica Plain. [less-]
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The Lance Martin Jazz Trio RYLES BRUNCH

04-30-2017

Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at RYLES Jazz Club, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 10:00 am
You come in for a tasty brunch at RYLES Jazz Club, write your request, and we will try to play it. This is our 14th year of fun, and we would also like to thank and invite the great Fred Taylor for his many years of Jazz and support of us... [more+]
You come in for a tasty brunch at RYLES Jazz Club, write your request, and we will try to play it. This is our 14th year of fun, and we would also like to thank and invite the great Fred Taylor for his many years of Jazz and support of us throughout years.  John Baboian on Gutar and Dave Clark on Bass, along with me, Lance Martin on flutes  (Flute, Bass Flute, Eb Flute) I hope you can find the time to make it. [less-]
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Rhythm On The Rocks

04-30-2017

Presented by Bistro Duet at Bistro Duet, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 11:30 am
We have officially launched our music Series called "Rhythm on the Rocks". It's a series of live music (mostly jazz) and some funk/pop too. We feature great nostalgic cocktails and awesome food!
You can check out the schedule here:
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We have officially launched our music Series called "Rhythm on the Rocks". It's a series of live music (mostly jazz) and some funk/pop too. We feature great nostalgic cocktails and awesome food!
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Paul Ahlstrand Quartet

04-30-2017

Presented by Sally O'Briens at Sally O'brien's , Somerville
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
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Jazz on the Plaza, featuring the Harvard Jazz Band and Yosvany Terry Quintet.

04-30-2017

Presented by Office for the Arts at Harvard at Science Center Plaza, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as... [more+]
Celebrate International Jazz Day with a free concert under the Tent! Grammy-nominated saxophonist/composer Yosvany Terry directs the Harvard student “Monday” big band in a program featuring compositions of such celebrated jazz masters as Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson and showcasing his powerhouse Quintet from New York: Yosvany Terry, alto & soprano saxophones, chekeré; Michael Rodriquez, trumpet Osmany Paredes, piano; Yunior Terry Cabrera, bass; Ludwig Afonso, drums. [less-]
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James Merenda Trio: Thank You Fred Taylor Concert

04-30-2017

Presented by Jon Dreyer at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Chelmsford
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday April 30 2017. James Merenda, piano and/or saxophone; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 3:00 pm at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts auditorium, 1a North Road, Chelmsford MA. Tickets are available! Always active,... [more+]
Sunday April 30 2017. James Merenda, piano and/or saxophone; Jon Dreyer, bass; Miki Matsuki, drums. 3:00 pm at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts auditorium, 1a North Road, Chelmsford MA. Tickets are available! Always active, pianist/saxophonist/bandleader/composer James Merenda has performed with: Ran Blake at the Knitting Factory, the Darmstadt Jazz Festival in Germany and recorded on Hatology Records; with Roswell Rudd and Beat Science, Cameron Brown, Joe McPhee, Joe Hunt, former Ornette Coleman keyboardist Dave Bryant, Grammy Award winning pianist David Maxwell, the Either/Orchestra, the Ardvark Orchestra, the Slip, contemporary guitarists Marc Ribot, David Fiuczynsdi, Dave Tronzo and with drummer Bob Gullotti. James has also performed on Radio France, Radio Europa in Italy and in Holland, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium with Perilous Foil and in Cambridge at the Mandorla Music Series. Bassist Jon Dreyer performs regularly with James Merenda, both as a member of his band TickleJuice and also in more mainstream jazz settings and he has performed extensively with Harvey Diamond. He has also performed with most of the Boston jazz community, including Jason Palmer, Adam Janjigian, Frank Wilkins, Yoko Miwa, Grace Kelly, Phil Grenadier, Joe Hunt and Steve Langone. Drummer Miki Matsuki was born in Matsuyama, Japan, and moved to the United States to study jazz at Berklee College of Music in 1996. A talented musician, Miki’s band received the title ‘Best of Berklee’ in 2000. Thereafter, Miki received a full scholarship to The Longy School Of Music, where she graduated with her MM and GPD in Modern American Music Performance with honors. Over the last 15 years, Miki has performed and recorded in various musical settings, including performances through radio and TV broadcasting, a musical tour of Korea, and soundtrack work. Miki has performed with many great musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, Joanne Brackeen, George Garzone, John Tchicai, Darren Barrett, Frank Lacy, Cecil Brooks, Dave Bryant, Stan Strickland and many others. This concert honors Fred Taylor, who may, more than anyone else, deserve credit for the thriving jazz scene in Boston. [less-]
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Daniela Schächter Trio

04-30-2017

Presented by Thelonious Monkfish at The Jazz Baroness Room at Thelonious Monkfish, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
Daniela Schachter, piano & vocals Greg Ryan, acoustic bass Les Harris Jr., drums Daniela Schächter started her musical career early: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After... [more+]
Daniela Schachter, piano & vocals Greg Ryan, acoustic bass Les Harris Jr., drums Daniela Schächter started her musical career early: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After her classical studies she moved to Boston MA as recipient of a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and above all with Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector’s CD (July 2001). She was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to the Henry Mancini Institute for one month; there she met Billy Childs her favorite composer. Daniela has performed at the Brass Group Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Fest, the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cleveland Jazz Fest with the Rainbow Big Band, the International Trumpet Guilt Conference, the Kennedy Center, the Sarasota Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, The Blue Note with The Tiger Okoshi Quartet, the Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops and Patti Austin, the Ravinia Jazz Festival with the Count Basie Big Band and the Hollywood Bowl. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn, Al McKibbon and Phil Wilson among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several NYC venues. Her first CD Quintet is available on www.cdbaby.com. Her second CD, “I colori del mare” which features Gene Jackson, Jimmy Greene and Alex Sipiagin among others, was released with the Italian jazz label Splasc Records. Her third CD entitled “Purple Butterfly” was released at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola in NY (2008). Daniela is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since Spring 2008 and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University since Fall 2013. [less-]
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Dave Rempis & Pandelis Karayorgis: Solos & Duos

04-30-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm
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UJazz Boston International Jazz Day Concert

04-30-2017

Presented by UMass Boston at UMass Boston Performing Arts - University Hall - Recital Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm
The UJazz Boston Trio performs LIVE on April 30 in celebration of International Jazz Day. Pianist Tony Martin, bassist Domenic Davis, and drummer Brian Hull, all music majors at UMass Boston, share an evening of music celebrating jazz composers... [more+]
The UJazz Boston Trio performs LIVE on April 30 in celebration of International Jazz Day. Pianist Tony Martin, bassist Domenic Davis, and drummer Brian Hull, all music majors at UMass Boston, share an evening of music celebrating jazz composers from the last half century. The Trio is developing compilations and improvisational jazz interpretations of standards and contemporary composers, from Ellington to Prince, from Coltrane to Erikah Baduh, from Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea to Kanye West. All are welcome, with free parking on campus, to a families more than welcome. [less-]
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International Jazz Day

04-30-2017

Presented by New England Conservatory at NEC's Brown Hall, Boston
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
UNESCO has designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. New England Conservatory celebrates with a performance that will feature NEC faculty and... [more+]
UNESCO has designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. New England Conservatory celebrates with a performance that will feature NEC faculty and students playing music embodying the ongoing dialogue between jazz and musical cultures from throughout the world. Program
Arie: There’s Hope
Dessel: The Unseen Suite
Ozsahin: Instincts
Youmans: Without a Song
Kerns: Song is You
Brynnel: Homeless Artists: Sunniva Brynnel (Voice), Evan Wright (Voice), Nathan Reising (Alto Saxophone), Jesse Beckett-Herbert (Tenor Saxophone), Hunter Smith (Tenor Saxophone), Bobby Lane (Trumpet), Tyler Bonilla (Trombone), Andrew Boudreau (Piano), Yuki Futami (Piano), Engin Ozsahin (Piano), Ravi Sharma (Guitar), James Heazlewood-Dale (Double Bass), Bruce Kang (Double Bass), Seajun Kwon (Double Bass), Chris Mondak (Double Bass), Sebastian Garzon (Drums), Avery Logan (Drums)
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The David Arteaga Quartet + Open Jazz Jam

04-30-2017

Presented by The Lily Pad at The Lily Pad, Cambridge
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Apr 30 @ 9:00 pm
Come LISTEN! Come PLAY! Don’t miss the short opening set at 9PM with our spectacular House-Band: Dave Fox – Drums Max Ridley – Bass Plamen Karadonev – Piano David Arteaga – Saxophones The Jam is quite busy lately; it is... [more+]
Come LISTEN! Come PLAY! Don’t miss the short opening set at 9PM with our spectacular House-Band: Dave Fox – Drums Max Ridley – Bass Plamen Karadonev – Piano David Arteaga – Saxophones The Jam is quite busy lately; it is recommended to arrive by 9 PM or a bit before to sign up if you want to play. We started this Jazz Jam at the Lilypad in October 2014. Since that time this event has steadily developed into a vibrant + convivial scene, welcoming to all lovers of this great American Art-form. There is a special feeling of openness + generosity at this Jam Session: creativity thrives in a challenging + supportive atmosphere; this beautiful listening room and the excellent people who fill it every other Sunday provide just such an environment. Come on down and be a part of it! facebook.com/LilypadJazzJam – continuing 1st + 3rd (+5th) SUNDAY of every month at the LILYPAD – 1353 Cambridge St, Inman Sq. Cambridge COME OUT to PLAY or LISTEN!!! Wine + local craft beer available FREE PARKING on Sunday in the Municipal lot on Springfield St. [less-]
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