Monday, June 14, 2010

Jose James and Jef Neve at Regattabar in Cambridge on June 16


Jazz vocalist Jose James and Belgian pianist Jef Neve are performing at the Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or by calling 617 395-7757.

The show celebrates the release of their new CD, For All We Know, issued by Impulse! Records.

James, born and raised in Minneapolis, is the son of a jazz saxophonist from Panama. James studied at the New School in New York City before moving to London, where he is based.

Neve is one of Europe's rising jazz stars. He debuted his first piano concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009, and has released five best-selling albums.

Regattabar Jazz
Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge
617 661-5099

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Swing Dancing at the Armenian Church in Watertown, June 12


Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires - one of America's hottest swing bands - perform from 9:00 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 12 at the St. James Armenian Church in Watertown.

Admission is $15, which includes a free one-hour dance lesson that includes beginning swing dance, two-step and ends with one intermediate swing dance move.

The event is organized by the Boston Swing Dance Network.

465 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown MA

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Kelli O'Hara Sings Cole Porter at Boston Symphony Hall on June 9-11


Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is appearing with the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall for a three-night engagement to perform some of the greatest hits of Broadway from the music of Cole Porter, on June 9, 10, 11, 2010.

Considered one of Broadway's leading ladies, O'Hara will perform classics such as "Night and Day," "Love for Sale," and selections from the Tony Award-winning musical, Kiss Me Kate.

The Boston Pops is celebrating its 125 season as one of the world's leading musical organization, and has a full schedule of performances leading up to the Fourth of July.

For year round jazz and blues events in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.



Friday, June 4, 2010

Jazz Vocalist Nnenna Freelon at Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston, June 4


Six-time Grammy award-nominee Nnenna Freelon performs at the famous Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, June 4, for two shows starting at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets for the show are $25; dinner and show $63, and can be ordered online or by calling 617 562-4111.

Hailed as the "international voice of jazz," Freelon has performed at the Grammy Awards, the White House, and concert venues around the world.
Doubletree Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134


For details on jazz year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Guitarist Alex Cuba Plays Regattabar in Cambridge on June 3


Alex Cuba, eclectic and inventive guitarist, is playing at the Regattabar in Cambridge on Thursday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online.

Born outside of Havanna, and having lived near Vancouver for the past decade, Cuba has melded a variety of Spanish influences with pop-soul and funk-rock chords to create a unique sound all his own.

He's been compared to Marvin Gaye and Jimi Hendrix, a testiment to his range and vision.

Regattabar
at the Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
617 395-7757

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Melody Gardot Performing at Wilbur Theatre in Boston on June 2


Jazz and blues singer Melody Gardot is performing at the Wilbur Theatre on Wednesday, June 2, at 8:00 p.m.

The Philadelphia native has melded the traditions of jazz with a personal and intimate sound that resonates with listeners around the world.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or by calling 1 800 745-3000.

Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street
Boston

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.