Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lance Houston Jazz Quartet Performing at Tamo Bar on Boston Waterfront Tonight!



Flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his jazz quartet are performing outdoors at the Tamo Bar at the Seaport Boston Hotel in the Seaport District on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

The Berklee-graduate and his talented group play a wide range of cool jazz songs perfect for the warm summer breezes.  Houston's sound has been compared to jazz great Freddie Hubbard.

Tamo Bar is one of Boston's finest new gathering spots, thanks to the culinary genius of Chef Rachel Klein, the terrific staff at Tamo, and the scenic beauty of Boston Harbor.

For year round jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.


Greg Abate and Yoko Miwa Performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, June 1



Jazz saxophonist, composer and teacher Greg Abate is performing with pianist Yoko Miwa at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Guest Suites by Hilton Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $22 ($60 for dinner and show) and can be ordered online.

Located at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Boston's Allston neighborhood, Scullers is regarded as one of the country's best jazz venues.

For a schedule of upcoming events at Scullers click here.

For year round jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Boston Pops and Michael Feinstein Pay Tribute to Frank Sinatra at Symphony Hall on Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1



The Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, is welcoming Michael Feinstein to Boston Symphony Hall for a tribute to Frank Sinatra on Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1, 2011.

Feinstein, known as the Ambassador of the American Songbook,  performs over 150 shows a year and in 2009 released The Sinatra Project and was the subject of a PBS special on the American Songbook.

For a full schedule of this season's Boston Pops performances, click here.

For more cultural events in greater Boston visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Great Live Jazz and Blues in Boston Area Today, Friday, May 27


There's a lot of great live jazz and blues happening in the Boston area on Friday, May 27, 2011.

See some suggestions here:

Akashic Record
541 Tremont Street, Boston

Valerie Stephens
604 Columbus Avenue, South End
 Terminals: performed by SO Percussion and Bobby Previte
ICA/Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston Seaport District

Roomful of Blues
CD Release Party for Hook, Line and Sinker
Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge

No Static and Latin Caribbean Night
212 Hampshire Street Cambridge

Rebecca Paris with Mike Turk
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Bob Nieske Band / Marty Ballou
Prudential Tower
Back Back, Boston 

For year round jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Conductor John Williams Leads the Boston Pops in Hooray for Holywood on Thursday, May 26



John Williams, laureate conductor of the world-famous Boston Pops, is returning to Boston Symphony Hall on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to conduct an evening of music entitled Hooray for Holywood.

Among the songs featured: Imperial March from The Emperor Strikes Back, Suite from Casablanca, and Suite from Far & Away.

Guest musicians include Keisuke Wakao on oboe and  Tamara Smirnova on violin.

Tickets to the show are $51 - $101 and can be purchased online.

For a full schedule of the Boston Pops season, click here.

For year round jazz concerts and other musical events in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.





 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jazz Concert on Henri Matisse at Boston's Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Thursday, May 26


The Chris Bakriges Trio is giving a recital entitled Reflections on Henri Matisse's Jazz at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in downtown Boston on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at noon.

The recital is a musical reflection on French painter Henri Matisse's important art book, Jazz, published in 1947 and part of his innovative "painting with scissors" phase.

Cathedral Church of St. Paul is located at 138 Tremont Street, directly across the the Park Street Station on Boston Common.

For year round jazz concerts, nightclubs, campus events, brunches and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra Performing Monk, Mingus at Jordan Hall in Boston on May 25



The highly acclaimed NEC Youth Orchestra of the New England Conservatory is giving a final spring concert at Jordan Hall in Boston on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The NEC Youth Orchestra is led by Ken Schaphorst, chair of the Jazz Studies Department at NEC and founding member of the Boston Jazz Composers Alliance.

Schaphorst created the Orchestra in 2008 as a way to instruct talented high school musicians on the art of jazz.  It is open to pre-college-age trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and percussion players.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jazz Guitarist Larry Baione Performing at Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown on May 23



Larry Baione, chair of the Guitar Department at the Berklee College of Music, is performing at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Massachusetts on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $18 general admission and $15 for students and seniors, and can be ordered online..

Baione is joined by his trio, John Repucci on bass, Jon Hazilla on drums, and Bill Pierce on sax.  The group performs some of Baione's original compositions plus songs by Duke Ellington, Sonny Clark and Hank Mobley.

For a schedule of upcoming activities at Arsenal Center for the Arts, click here.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Singer Karrin Allyson Performing at Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, May 21



Grammy-nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson is performing two shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $25 each and can be ordered online.

Known as a 'musician's musician,' Karrin released her 13th album in April, Round Midnight.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers, click here.

For details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts year round, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Friday, May 20, 2011

North Shore Jazz Project is Presenting Jazz Singer Showcase on Saturday, May 21



The North Shore Jazz Project is presenting a Jazz Singers Showcase this Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., with a line up of great local singers.

Tickets to the event are $18 and can be reserved online.

Some of the jazz singers performing that night include John Archer, Stephen Smith, Bob D'Agostino, Dan Murphy, Steve Heck and Linda Amero.

The North Shore Jazz Project is a non-profit group dedicated to music education, performance and appreciation in the cities and towns north of Boston, Massachusetts.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, brunches, festivals and ongoing jazz activities in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.




Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jazz Singer Rachel Price Performing at Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, May 19



Rachel Price, a young jazz singer with a voice like Ella Fitzgerald, is performing at Sculler's Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites Hilton Hotel in Boston on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

The 23-year-old singer, who graduated from the New England Conservatory,  is performing with her trio, which includes Warren Wolf on piano and vibes, Erik Privert on bass and Dave Brophy on drums.  She has reinvigorated many classic jazz standards such as You Go to My Head, the Trolley Song and Skylark.

For a schedule of upcoming performances at Sculler's, click here.

For year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Boston's Beehive Jazz Club Celebrating President Obama's Visit with Hawaiian Pizza and Live Jazz



The Beehive Jazz Club in Boston's South End is celebrating President Barack Obama's visit to the city with an after-party this evening starting at 7:00 p.m., where it will serve "Hawaiian pizza a la Obama" along with live jazz until 2:00 a.m.

The club is located in the basement floor of the Boston Center for the Arts where President Obama held a fundraiser this afternoon at the Cyclorama and spoke to his supporters.   The Beehive opened four years ago and features live jazz nightly. 

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.



Afro-Latin Band Performing at Cafe Tatant in Boston on Thursday, May 19


African and world beat drumming star Cornel Coley and Sugarfoot perform this week at Cafe Tatant at the Roxbury Center for the Arts in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

The group performs a lively selection of original songs and well-loved hits and everything from salsa, bossa nova and samba to jazz, soul and world beat.

It's a dinner club format, reminiscent of old style jazz clubs.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for drinks, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., and the music begins at 8:00 p.m. Ethnica Gourmet Catering provides the food.

Tickets to the show are $12 each; meal and show combo is $28; and meal and show for two people is $54.  Tickets can be ordered online.

For a schedule of upcoming events at the Roxbury Center for the Arts, located at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury, click here.

For year round jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Liberty Hotel in Boston has Acoustic Jazz with Daniel Bennett Group on Wednesday, May 18



The Daniel Bennett Group is performing an acoustic jazz set at the Liberty Hotel bar this Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Located at 215 Charles Street in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Liberty Hotel is a premier luxury hotel built on the former Charles Street Jail.

For year round details on jazz concerts, brunches, campus events, and festivals, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jazz Singer Samantha Farrell Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, May 18



Rising star Samantha Farrell has a return engagement at BOND Lounge at Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The singer/songwriter, originally from Boston and now living in Los Angeles, has been described by Ben Evans of the Huffington Post as possessing "a liquor-honey voice, deft guitar work and slightly melancholic tones that meld to form an arching and elegant aural tapestry."

Samantha's show is part of the new BOND Jazz Experiment that features upcoming and established jazz artists on Wednesday nights.  A special menu is available.  For reservations, call 617 956-8765.

For a full schedule of artists coming to the BOND Restaurant and Lounge, click here.

For year round details on jazz clubs, hotel brunches, campus activities, jazz festivals and concerts throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

For visitor information on Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Boston Pops Presents a Mardi Gras Celebration with Dukes of Dixieland, May 17-18




The Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, is bringing New Orleans to Boston this week with a special Mardi Gras festival featuring the Dukes of Dixieland, taking place on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Boston Symphony Hall.

Tickets to the concert are $70-$91 and can be purchased online.

The legendary Dukes of Dixieland have been ambassadors for jazz over the past four decades, traveling the world with their distinct sound of New Orleans jazz in its authentic form. 

For a complete schedule of concerts in the Boston Pops 126th season, click here.

For year round cultural activities in greater Boston, visit IrishBoston.org

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Reagle Music Theatre Presents Ballroom with a Twist on Sunday, May 15 in Waltham



The Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is presenting Ballroom with a Twist at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, May 15,2011 at the Robinson Theatre in Waltham.

The show is choreographed and conceived by Emmy nominated choreographer, Louis Van Amstel of the TV Show Dancing With The Stars.

Tickets to the show are $35-$50 and can be ordered online.

 For a schedule of upcoming shows at Reagle Music Theatre, click here.


For year round jazz activities in Massachusetts - including concerts, festivals, campus events and more - visit MassJazz.com.


For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com

Jazz Trio at Milton Public Library Today: Saturday, May 14



Diane Richardson

Jazz pianist John Kordalewski, bassist John Lockwood and vocalist Diane Richardson perform at the Milton Public Library on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.

The free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

For more events at the Milton Public Library click here.

For year round jazz events, campus activities, concerts and festivals, visit MassJazz.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Berklee World Jazz Octet Performing in Salem on Saturday, May 14, at Derby Square



The Berklee World Jazz Octet is performing at Derby Square in Salem Massachusetts on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

It's part of the Salem Jazz & Soul / Berklee Summer Series at Derby Park taking place through the summer, and culminating in the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival on August 20-21, 2011.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

John Kordalewski Jazz Trio at Milton Public Library on Saturday, May 14



Jazz pianist John Kordalewski, bassist John Lockwood and vocalist Diane Richardson perform at the Milton Public Library this Saturday, May 14, 2011, at 2:00 p.m.

The free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

Kordalewski, a Milton resident, leads the jazz group The Makanda Project and teaches at Bunker Hill Community College.   Richardson teaches at Berklee College of Music, and her recent album "Portrait," is devoted to the music of Charles Mingus. Lockwood, who teaches at Berklee and the New England Conservatory,  is a veteran jazz bassist who has toured with Gary Burton, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, and Pat Metheny.

For more events at the Milton Public Library click here.

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


Monday, May 9, 2011

Boston Pops Opening Night features Linda Eder Singing Judy Garland, Wednesday, May 11



Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops kick off the 2011 Spring Pops Season on Wednesday, May 11, with a gala Opening Night tribute to the music of Judy Garland featuring Broadway star Linda Eder.

The concert, which is being repeated on May 12 and May 13, takes place at Boston Symphony Hall at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, one of the nation's great acoustic halls.  Tickets to the shows range from $40 - $120 and can be ordered online.  

The Boston Pops is celebrating its 126th season in 2011 with a stellar line-up of music from the American Songbook, Broadway hits, gospel and more.  For a full schedule of Boston Pops 2011 season, click here

For year round information on cultural activities in Massachusetts, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com



Friday, May 6, 2011

Sol y Canto performs concert for mothers and daughters tonight at Regattabar in Cambridge



Sol y Canto's 4th Annual - Gracias, Mamá: a Concert Celebrating Mothers & Daughters, takes place tonight, May 6, 2011 at the Reggatabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, starting at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online.

The band features Rosi Amador, husband Brian Amador and their twin 15 year old daughters Sonia & Alisa Amador with the Sol y Canto sextet.

For a full schedule of upcoming events at Regattabar, click here.

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


Sunday Brunch and Live Jazz on Mother’s Day this Sunday, May 8 in Massachusetts



Happy Mothers, Live Jazz and Sunday Brunch -- talk about a winning combination!

MassJazz has compiled a list of places to hear live jazz in greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts this Sunday, May 8, 2011 for Mother’s Day.

You can find year-round details on jazz concerts, brunches, campus events, festivals and more by visiting MassJazz.com.


BOSTON

75 Chestnut Street
Back Bay
10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Jazz Brunch with Billy Novick and Bill Duffy
617 227-2175

Beehive Jazz Club
541 Columbus Ave
South End
617 423-0069
10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring Miss Tess, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,
Michelle “Evil Gal” Wilson from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Café Fleuri
Langham Hotel
250 Franklin Street
Downtown
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Eight buffet stations, jazz trio, in the atrium.

Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End
10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Complimentary Mother’s Day Drink or Mimosa in her honor
617 536-1100

Lucky’s Lounge
355 Congress Street
Boston
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Jazz Brunch with live music by the Ron Poster Duo
617 357-LUCK

Boston Waterfront
Live jazz and a delicious meal as you view Boston’s beautiful skyline and harbor islands.
Cruise: 10:00am – Noon (board at 9:30 a.m.)
866 307-2469

Skipjack’s
199 Clarendon Street
Back Bay
Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Bo Winiker Band.
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
617 536-3500

Prudential Center
Back Bay
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Jazz Brunch with Lee Childs Group in the afternoon, followed by Rebecca Cline Trio
617 536-1775


CAMBRIDGE

Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Sunday Jazz Brunch with Vocalist Patricia Adams
A long-time dining tradition in Cambridge, reservations suggested.
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
617 876-9330

CAPE COD

Bleu Restaurant
10 Market Street
Mashpee Commons
Mashpee
Sunday Jazz Brunch featuring chart-topping Vocalist Samantha Farrell
11:30-4:00pm
508 539-7907

FOXBOROUGH

Skipjack’s
226 Patriot Place
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Bo Winiker Band.
508 543-2200
Skipjacks


NEWBURYPORT

Ten Center Street
10 Center Street
11: 00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday Jazz Brunch with live solo jazz by Bill McGowan (12 noon – 3:00 p.m.)
Create your own Bloody Marys and Omelets.
978.462.6652
tencenterstreet.com

ROCKPORT

Seaward Inn Bed & Breakfast
4 Marmion Way
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli
978 546-3471


SOMERVILLE

Davis Square
Sunday Jazz Brunch
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
617 776-2004


And to enjoy jazz in on Mother's Day evening, check out Amanda Carr's Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, or the Trumpet at Twilight Jazz Series at the Back Page in Lowell.

For more details on year-round jazz across Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.  For tourist information, visit MassVacation or BostonUSA.

Eric Jackson Hosts Films of Jazz Greats at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on Friday, May 6



As part of JazzWeek '11 festivities throughout Greater Boston, the Regent Theatre in Arlington is presenting a night of some of the best jazz films, hosted by Eric Jackson, jazz radio personality from WGBH, 89.7 FM.

The videos come from the collection of jazz historian Hal Miller, owner of the world’s largest collection of rare jazz film and video. Among Jackson’s picks will be clips of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, Pharoah Sanders and Sonny Rollins. A reception with Jackson and Miller precedes the screening.

Tickets to the event are $8, of $16 for the films plus the reception. Either can be ordered online

JazzWeek 'll is organized by JazzBoston, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting jazz in the greater Boston area.  For more details  visit JazzBoston.org.

For year round information on jazz concerts, clubs, campus events, brunches and festivals, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.


American Classics Performing Songs of Scott Joplin at Longy School in Cambridge on Saturday May 7



American Classics - a Boston group dedicated to exploring the time-capsule of original American music - is performing a special concert on the Rags and Songs of Scott Joplin at Pickman Concert Hall at Longy School of Music, on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. The hall is located at 27 Garden Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Joplin, who founded and perfected ragtime music, wrote over 40 ragtimes as well as two operas.  After his death he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his contributions to American music.

For year round details on concerts, night clubs, campus events, festivals and other jazz activities throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com



Thursday, May 5, 2011

Blues Legend Joe Lewis Walker is Performing at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley on Friday, May 6



Legendary blues guitarist Joe Lewis Walker is performing with special guest Murali Coryell at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $16 and can be purchased online

Walker, recently voted Most Outstanding Guitarist by "Living Blues" critics, was raised in San Francisco, where he learned to play from Lightnin Hopkins, Fred McDowell, Magic Sam and Earle Hooker.  He also knew the city's famed rockers, including Carlos Santana, Sly Stone and Mike Bloomfield.

At the Bull Run performance Walker is joined by Murali Coryall, the son of jazz guitar legend Larry Coryell.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Bull Run, click here

For year round details on concerts, night clubs, campus events, festivals and other jazz activities throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com

Tribute to Cape Town Jazz comes to Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge on Thursday, May 5



The works of Abdullah Ibrahim and Winston Mankunku, two composers from Cape Town, South Africa are being performed by the World Leaders ensemble at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square, Cambridge, on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. 

Opening the show are two great local jazz bands: the Boston Higashi School Jazz Band from Randolph, playing at 7:00 p.m., and the Milton Academy Jazz Combo from Milton, playing at 7:30 p.m..  Cover charge is $10.

Milton Academy has developed an educational exchange program with South Africa dating back to 1991,  under the of guidance of jazz director Bob Sinicrope. The jazz combo has just returned from a two-week musical journey through South Africa.

For a schedule of upcoming events at Ryles, click here.

For year round details on jazz nightclubs, concerts, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson Playing at Tatant Cafe in Boston on Thursday, May 5



Veteran jazz drummer Ralph Peterson and his trio, Spectrum, perform at Cafe Tatant dinner jazz series at the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square, Boston's Roxbury neighborhood on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails, dinner is served at 7:00 p.m., and the music begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $12; for the show and dinner cost is $28, and for a couple, the cost is $54.  To purchase tickets click here.

A professor at Berklee College of Music, Peterson has performed with Art Blakeley, Elvin Jones and many other jazz greats during his 30 year career.  He is founder of the Blackstone Education Foundation, which helps mentor children to become musicians by providing them with education, instruments and inspiration.

For more details on jazz events at Cafe Tatant, click here.

For year round details on jazz concerts, nightclubs, campus events, brunches and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jazz-inspired Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Boston, Thursday May 5


Here are some jazz and Latin gigs in the greater Boston area celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5, 2011, with a mixture of Mexican food and Latin-inspired jazz:


Florencia Gonzalez Duo
Avenue One at Hyatt Regency Hotel
One Avenue de Lafayette
Downtown Crossing, Boston
617 422-5579

Aquas-Aquas with Rafael Alcala
Beehive Jazz Club
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston
617 423-0069
beehivejazz.com

Manguito - Latin music
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston
617 536-1100

All that Brass: A Tribute to Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass
Sherborn Inn
33 North Main Street, Sherborn
800 552-9742
sherborninn

Zumix Jazz Allstars and the Nick Grondin Group
Zumix
260 Sumner Street
East Boston
617 568-9777

For year round information on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In Boston, live jazz at the Langham Hotel on Wednesday, May 4 with Ada Pasternak


Violinist Ada Pasternak is performing on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at BOND Lounge at the Langham Boston Hotel from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Born in Moscow, Russia, Pasternak moved to the United States and studied with her aunt, Aysa Meshberg in New York.  She received a Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where she studied performance. 

Located at the Langham Boston Hotel,  the BOND Restaurant & Lounge is open seven days a week, offering gourmet sandwiches for lunch, afternoon tea, and global cuisine for dinner, plus an extensive wine list and distinctive cocktails. A special jazz menu is available on Wednesdays

For year round details on jazz nightclubs, concerts, campus events, brunches and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Ellingtonia - a tribute to Duke Ellington - at NEC's Jordan Hall in Boston on Tuesday, May 3



New England Conservatory jazz stalwarts Anthony Coleman, Ran Blake and a talented host of faculty and students are presenting a tribute to Duke Ellington this evening at on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Jordan Hall in Boston.  The concert - called Ellingtonia -- is free and open to the public.

You can find notes, comments and details on Ellingtonia on Facebook.

Jordan Hall is located at 30 Gainsborough Street in Boston, off of Huntington Avenue.

For a list of jazz events happening in greater Boston this week, visit JazzWeek 11

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, brunches, festivals and more across Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Seaport Boston Hotel Introducing Live Jazz at Tamo Bar & Terrace Starting on Tuesday, May 3



The Tamo Bar and Terrace at Seaport Boston Hotel is welcoming the Lance Houston Jazz Quartet to perform Tuesday nights on the Terrace throughout the summer, starting on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 6:00 p.m.

Overlooking Boston's waterfront in the Seaport District,  Tamo is an upscale, popular spot for local residents and visitors, with a menu created by renowned chef Rachel Klein.    It's located in the Seaport Boston Hotel, one of the city's finest hotels, right next to the World Trade Center.  

Lance Houston is a talented flugelhorn player from Berklee College of Music with a superior quartet, including pianist Mihoko Abe, drummer Miki Matsuki, and bassist Francisco Ojeda.

For year round jazz in hotels, nightclubs, concert halls and campuses throughout New England, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.


Monte Carlo Jazz Ensemble Performing at Sherborn Inn on Tuesday, May 3



Classic jazz group Monte Carlo Jazz Ensemble is performing at the Sherborn Inn on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Led by pianist Robin Vedier and featuring clarinetist Craig Ball, Monte Carlo plays the music of Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton and others from the early days of jazz.

Located at 33 North Main Street in Sherborn, the Sherborn Inn has an excellent series of jazz on Tuesday evenings and other nights throughout the year featuring top jazz bands from the New England region. A great source of jazz information for the entire region is the New England Traditional Jazz Plus website.

For details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, brunches and festivals in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.


Tribute to Eric Jackson, WGBH Jazz Radio Host, at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Monday, May 2



As part of JazzWeek 11', the jazz community of greater Boston is paying special tribute to radio host Eric Jackson of WGBH, 89.7 FM on Monday, May 2, 2011 at Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. 

This special concert features many of region's 's finest jazz musicians, including Danilo Perez, Walter Beasley, Grace Kelly, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cecil McBee, Rebecca Parris, Phil Wilson, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Ralph Peterson, Dominique Eade, Bill Pierce, Donal Fox, Laszlo Gardony, and many more.

Fred Taylor, the renowned jazz impressario, is the producer of the show.

For more details on JazzWeek 11, visit JazzBoston.org.

For year round information on jazz concerts, clubs, campus events, brunches and festivals, visit MassJazz.com.

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John Payne Sax Choir Performing at Ryles on Tuesday, May 3 for two shows




The John Payne Quartet is reuniting with the 35-member John Payne Saxophone Choir for a special reunion concert on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Show time is 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m..  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.

Payne is renowned in the Boston area  as a performer (flute, soprano,alto and tenor sax) and as an educator.  He was a studio musician on Van Morrison's seminal album, Astral Week, and played on many other albums. 

He has been teaching hundreds of local children and adults how to play the saxophone at the John Payne Music Center in Brookline over the past 30 years.  

The Saxophone Choir - an outgrowth of the Music Center - has allowed hundreds of Payne's saxophone students to hone their skills through live performance at some of the area's big jazz clubs.  This concert is a reunion of 35 of these players.  The choir is led by sax player and teacher Duncan Martin.

The concert is part of hundreds of concerts taking place in the greater Boston area during JazzWeek 11.

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