Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Madeleine Peyroux performing at Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, October 7


Jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux  is performing at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, October 7, 2011.   You can order tickets online through Ticketmaster.

Peyroux is a noted interpreter of American jazz and blues, greatly influenced by Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith as well as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

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

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

Live Jazz in Boston/ Cambridge on Wednesday, August 31


Mario Cerra

Looking for great live jazz in the Boston/Cambridge area tonight?  Check out any of these performances taking place on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.  You can find times and admission costs by clicking on to each of the venues.

April Hall Group
Prudential Center, 52nd Floor
Back Bay, Boston
Nadia Washington
230 Franklin Street
Downtown Boston
Bobby Keyes, Jazz Guitar
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Ellen O’Brien Jam Session
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Ave
South End, Boston
Wally’s Stepchildren
427 Massachusetts Avenue
South End, Boston

Mario Cerra
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge

Ricardo Grilli Quintet
212 Hampshire Street
Cambridge

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

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




Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jazz Singer Nadia Washington Performing at The Langham Boston's BOND Lounge on Wednesday, August 31


Jazz singer Nadia Washington is performing at the BOND Restaurant | Lounge at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Dallas-born musician - who cites Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan as influences - has been performing since she was a child.  She received the prestigious Bill Cosby Presidential Scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, and since then she has been performing in the New England region and up and down the East Cost.

For a full schedule of jazz acts every Wednesday night at BOND Lounge, click here.

For a year round schedule of jazz concerts, clubs, campus events and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Monday, August 29, 2011

Tanglewood Jazz Festival Takes Place on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4


The annual Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts is taking place this weekend, September 2-4, 2011, featuring an all-star line-up of great jazz musicians.

Among the performances:

Robin McKelle Quartet & Michael Kaeshammer Quintet

Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright, 

Judy Carmichael's Jazz Inspired

Coast to Coast Septet featuring NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb featuring Mary Stallings and the Mingus Orchestra featuring NEA Jazz Master Gunther Schuller, 

and Latin Jazz Tribute to Cachao with the John Santos Sextet and the Federico Britos Sextet.

In addition, there is a series of performances at the Jazz Cafe throughout the weekend; these are free with tickets to the main stage event or with all-day passes.  For ticket information click here.

You can also follow Tanglewood Jazz Festival on Facebook.  

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Berkshires Visitors Bureau.

Lance Houston Jazz Quartet Performing at Tamo Bar at Seaport Boston Hotel on Tuesday, August 30


The Lance Houston Jazz Quartet is performing live outdoors at the Tamo Bar at the Seaport Boston Hotel in the city's Seaport District on Tuesday, August 30, 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.

Houston (Flugelhorn) is joined by  Mihoko Abe (Piano), Miki Matsuki (Drums) and Francisco Ojeda (Bass).

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.

Jazz Pianist Caili O'Doherty Performs at Courtyard Series at Regattabar in Harvard Square on Monday, August 29


Jazz pianist Caili O'Doherty is performing at the Berklee at the Regattabar Courtyard Series at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, on Monday, August 29, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p..m.  The performance is free and open to the public.

O'Doherty, a Portland, Oregon native,  is at the Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship for jazz piano performance.

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

For year round jazz festivals, concerts, campus events, brunches, radio shows and other jazz information in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Grace Kelly Performing at ICA in Boston on Thursday, August 25


Saxophonist Grace Kelly is performing a free concert at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston's Seaport District on Thursday, August 25, 2001 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The concert is part of the ICA's HarborWalk Sounds series, sponsored by Berklee College of Music,  taking place Thursday nights throughout the summer. 

Kelly is a rising start in the jazz world and has performed around the world with notable jazz figures like Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis and others. 

For more about the Institute of Contemporary Art, click here.

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

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


Jazz Pianist Brad Mehldau Performs at Tanglewood on Thursday, August 25



Acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau is performing at Tanglewood in Lenox Massachusetts on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in Seiji Ozawa Hall.

Tickets to the concert $18-$52 and can be ordered online or purchased at the gate.

From acclaim as a bandleader to collaborations with Pat Metheny, Renée Fleming, and Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau continues to garner numerous awards and admiration from both jazz purists and music enthusiasts alike. 

Other upcoming events at Tanglewood include a production of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess on Friday, August 26, and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival on September 2-4, 2011.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Berkshires Visitors Bureau.




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Jazz Singer Samantha Farrell Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, August 24




Rising star Samantha Farrell has a return engagement at BOND Lounge at Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, August 24, 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.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fred Boyle Trio Performs at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis, Cape Cod on Monday, August 22



The Fred Boyle Trio is performing at the Harvard Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis, Cape Cod, on Monday, August 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

The trio includes Boyle on piano, Bart Weisman on drums and Laird Boles on bass.

For a full schedule of entertainment at Harvard Gallery Wine Bar through September, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.org.

Creative Thinking at Berklee's Global Jazz Institute



Check out this story on the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music, published in the current issue of MassJazz Travel Guide.

For more details on the Global Jazz Institute, click here.

For more stories in the current issue of MassJazz Travel Guide, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.




Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Jazz Happening at Jacob's Pillow Dance on Sunday, August 21


The fifth anniversary of A Jazz Happening, a dazzling one-night jazz celebration featuring students alongside Broadway stars, is taking place on Sunday, August 2011, at 8:00 p.m. in the Ted Shaw Theatre at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, MA.

Directed by veteran Broadway producer Chet Walker, A Jazz Happening features original choreography by leading artists.  Tickets are $75 for the performance, or $100 for performance, premium seating and reception with the dancers, and can be purchased online.

Earlier this year, Jacob's Pillow was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony, in recognition of the institution's role as one of America's most cherished cultural groups.

For a schedule of events taking place at Jacob's Pillow, click here.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Live Jazz in Massachusetts Tonight: Chris Botti, Steve Torme, Yoko Miwa, Cyrus Chestnut and More

Chris Botti

Looking for great live jazz in Massachusetts today?  Check out these great acts performing on Saturday, August 20, 2011 throughout the Commonwealth:


August 20
Chris Botti
South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset

Jazz on the Vineyard
Featuring Rachelle Ferrell, Nicholas Payton and Cyrus Chestnut
Featherstone Arts Center
Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod

Steve March Torme
Marblehead Summer Jazz 11
Unitarian Universalist Church
28 Mugford Street, Marblehead

Lance Martin Band
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
 
Yoko Miwa
129 South Street, Boston 

Les Hitchcock Jazz
Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Concord

For a complete listing of jazz clubs, festivals, concerts, campus events and more, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rock & Blues Concert Cruise in Boston Harbor features Entrain and Sun Jones on Sunday, August 21



Entrain and Sun Jones - two great local blues bands - perform at the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise in Boston Harbor on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2011.


Tickets to the cruise are $27 per ticket or $22 for four or more tickets, and can be purchased online.

The cruise ship, the Provincetown II, boards at 2:00 at the World Trade Center Pier in the Seaport District, and leaves port at 3:00 p.m.

For a full schedule of concerts at this summer's Rock & Blues Concert Cruise, click here.

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

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


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Salem Jazz & Soul Festival Taking Place This Weekend, August 20-21

Saxophonist Charles Neville

The 2011 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2011 in Salem, Massachusetts.

The festival is free and open to the public and features a host of great performers, including the Charles Neville / Harvey Diamond Quartet; Bonnerama; Thaddeus Hogarth; Nicky Egan and others.

For more details on the festival, click here.

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

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

Live Jazz with Sax Player Jesse Scheinin at BOND Lounge at The Langham Boston on Wednesday, August 17



Jazz saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is performing at  BOND Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Boston on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 7:00 to 10:00  p.m.

A native of Santa Cruz, California, Scheinin is at the Berklee College of Music and a regular performer on the Boston jazz scene.

Located at the Langham Boston Hotel,  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 reservations call 617 956-8765.

For a full schedule of artists performing at BOND this summer, click here.

For year round jazz in concert halls, clubs, hotel lounges and college campuses throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jazz Trombonist Dan Fox Live at Ryles Jazz Club on Tuesday, August 16


Jazz trombonist Dan Fox and his group, Tar Bone, performs at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square, Cambridge, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $7 and can be purchased at the door.

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

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



Monday, August 15, 2011

Restaurant Week Boston is Here!


Restaurant Week Boston - one of the most popular culinary occasions in New England - kicks off on August 14-19 and August 21-26 at dozens of great restaurants throughout greater Boston.

The semi-annual event, held for two weeks each March and August, is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and American Express.

In addition to the great culinary offerings, a number of participants in this year's Restaurant Week Boston also have live jazz during the week.  Here is a sampling:



For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

Proceeds from Restaurant Week Boston go to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans on Court Street in downtown Boston, serving veterans who need jobs, housing, and health care.

For year round details on jazz festivals, concerts, clubs, campus events, radio stations and more, visit MassJazz.com

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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jazz Singer Linda Eder and Guitarist John Pizzarelli at South Shore Music Circus on Friday, August 12


Broadway star and acclaimed jazz vocalist Linda Eder is performing at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts, along with noted jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets can purchased online.

For a complete schedule of upcoming concerts at the South Shore Music Circus, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.org.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jazz guitarist Alex Baboian performs at BOND Lounge at Langham Hotel Boston on Wednesday, August 10



Jazz guitarist Alexander Baboian is performing at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

A member of the acclaimed Berklee World Jazz Octet, Baboian performed recently at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

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.

7th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival on Cape Cod runs August 12, 13, 15

Jazz Singer Dane Vannatter

The 7th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival on Cape Cod in Massachusetts runs from this Friday, August 12, 2011 in Provincetown to Monday, August 15 in Cotuit, Cape Cod.

Opening this year's festival is New Zealand jazz duo Adrienne and Josh Hindmarsh, followed by String of Pearls, a trio of women jazz vocalists whose song sheet ranges from Brazilian samba to the Andrew Sisters. Both groups perform at Provincetown Town Hall on Friday evening, August 12,  at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday,August 13,  jazz vocalist Dane Vannatter, a favorite of the P-Town fest,  performs at 8:00 p.m., followed by  Stage Door Canteen, a 14 piece big band

Then on Monday, August 15, the festival travels for the first time to the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road in Cotuit, starting at 8:00 p.m. Performers include Bruce Abbott, Holli Ross, and Dane Vannatter.

You can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or by calling 1 866 811-4111.

Jazz drummer Bart Weisman, organizer of the festival and one of Cape Cod's leading jazz musicians, will accompany many of the performances alongside other guest musicians. 

For a complete schedule, click here.

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

For visitor information visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.org.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Return to Forever performing at Bank of America Pavilion in Boston on Thursday, August 11


Return to Forever, one of the most formidable jazz ensembles of modern times, is performing at the Bank of America Pavilion along Boston's waterfront this Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45-$80 and can be ordered online.   Premium tickets are also available for $133.50.

The band includes Boston native Chick Corea on piano, Stanley Clark on bass, Lenny White on drums, Jean Luc Ponty on violin, and Frank Gambale on guitar.

Opening act is Zappa Plays Zappa

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

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


Monday, August 8, 2011

Swiss Sax Player Christoph Huber Performs at Regattabar Berklee Courtyard Series in Harvard Square on Monday, August 8


Tenor sax player and composer Christoph Huber is performing at the Regattabar Berklee Courtyard Series in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Monday, August 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Born and raised in Switzerland, Huber is studying in Boston at the Berklee College of Music.

For a full schedule of performances at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, click here.

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

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

Friday, August 5, 2011

Live Jazz & Blues in Massachusetts on Friday, August 5


Jason Palmer

Looking for live jazz and blues in Massachusetts tonight?  Check out these shows for Friday, August 5, 2011:

Boston
Monty Alexander – Harlem Kingston Express
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Singer-Songwriter Winners Showcase
939 Boylston Street
Back Bay, Boston
Steve Soares Trio
Prudential Center
52nd Floor
Back Bay, Boston

Silvina Moren
Copley Square
Back Bay, Boston

Jason Palmer & Public Option
Wally’s Jazz Café
427 Mass Ave
South End, Boston

Valerie Stephens & Friends
South End, Boston
604 Columbus Ave
South End, Boston
 Dinner Jazz Set
& Melvin Sparks Tribute
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Cambridge
Scrapomatic
Featuring Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen
Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge

Jenny Swope/Dillon Tucker/Taryn Lounsbury
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Latin Dance Party
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
 North of Boston

Paula Cole
37 Main Street
Rockport
Shaboo All Stars with Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Blue Ocean Music Hall
4 Oceanfront North
Salisbury
  
Cape Cod

Bart Weisman Trio
Grand Cru Restaurant
1225 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, Cape Cod

Central Mass
Trio Amaroso
World Music, Jazz & Samba
160 Hollis Street
Framingham

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

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


Thursday, August 4, 2011

First annual Martha Vineyard Jazz Festival runs August 6-13, featuring jazz performances, art exhibits and book signings

Nnenna Freelon 

The 1st annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival kicks off on Saturday, August 6, and runs through Saturday, August 13, 2011 on Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod.

Some of the featured performers include jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Elan Trotman, Antonio Hart Quartet and Warren Wolf Quartet.

In addition, the festival features an opening day parade, an art exhibit and book signings by authors who have written books about jazz.  For a full schedule of activities, click here.

For more jazz festivals taking place in Massachusetts through October, click here.

Visit MassJazz.com for a complete list of jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, brunches, campus events, radio programs and other jazz-related activities in Massachusetts year round.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jazz Violinist Ada Pasternak Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, August 3


Violinist Ada Pasternak is performing on Wednesday, August 3, 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. 

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.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Fringe, avant-garde jazz trio, perform at Lily Pad in Cambridge on Monday, August 1



The Fringe is performing at the Lily Pad in Cambridge Massachusetts on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:22 p.m. Admission is $10.

Formed in the 1970s and dedicated to free-association jazz, The Fringe consists of tenor sax player George Garzone, drummer Bob Gullotti, and bass player  John Lockwood.

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

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