Monday, October 31, 2011

Berklee Performs Michael Jackson's Thriller Live on Halloween Night!


Students and faculty at the Berklee College of Music are performing the entire album of Michael Jackson's Thriller on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 8:15p.m.  Tickets are available online.

The concert takes place at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's Back Bay.  Assistant Professor Tom Appleman is directing the performance.

You can also watch the concert streamlined live by clicking here.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

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




Sunday, October 30, 2011

Free Halloween Concert at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday, October 31




Jazz pianist and composer Ran Blake and trombonist Aaron Harley are presenting their 7th annual Shadow of a Doubt Halloween Concert, at Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, on Monday, October 31, 2011, starting at 8:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Students and faculty of NEC's Contemporary Improvisation department—along with guests—perform in response to the plots, moods, scenes, spirit, and music of these two films as clips appear onscreen. Blake and Hartley coach a Storyboarding/Noir Ensemble that will play a key role in this concert.


The music will come primarily from two classic movies from film noir: Alfred Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt (1943) and Claude Chabrol's Le Boucher (1970).

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

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


Tom Wandell Trio Performs at BOND Lounge at Langham Boston Hotel on November 2



Jazz drummer Tom Wandell and his trio perform at  BOND Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Boston on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 7:00 to 10:00  p.m.

The gig is part of the BOND Jazz Experiment, which highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz spectrum, including classic jazz from the American Songbook, rhythm and blues and funk.  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 through December, 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.

Pianist Laszlo Gardony Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on November 2


Hungarian-born jazz pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony is performing with his band at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $18 and can be purchased online.

They'll be performing songs from their newest CD, Signature Time, which features Gardony on piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums – with the addition of saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Stan Strickland.

For more concerts at Scullers this November, 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

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jazz Singer Kurt Elling and Kluvers Big Band at Wilbur Theatre in Boston on November 2



Grammy Award-winning Jazz vocalist Kurt Elling is performing with the Kluvers Big Band from Denmark at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets range from $27-$37 and can be purchased online.

Elling, who celebrates his birthday at the Wilbur Theatre performance,  is considered this generation's premier jazz vocalist.  The Chicago musician has won numerous awards for his work, including a Grammy in 2010 for his album Dedicated to You: the Songs of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.  He has won numerous Jazz Vocalist of the Year from Downbeat and Jazz Times.

For a full schedule of upcoming concerts at the Wilbur Theatre, click here.

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

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

 




Friday, October 28, 2011

Jazz Trombonist Curtis Fuller Lectures at Harvard on Monday, October 31


Blue Note jazz trombonist and composer Curtis Fuller has been invited as a Visiting Artist at at Harvard University's Office of the Arts  on Monday, October 31, 2011, 7:30 p.m, .at the New College Theatre Studio, 10-12 Holoyke Street in Cambridge.

Fuller will discuss his work in a conversation with Tom Everett, Director of the Harvard Bands, and later will perform in an open rehearsal with the Harvard Jazz Band.  The event is free and open to the public and is part of the Learning from Performers series.

Born in Detroit, Fuller has been one of the most influential trombonists in the history of jazz over the past six decades. He is a featured artist on the series “Blue Note Records, Then and Now,” a year-long celebration of the premiere jazz label.

On November 12, Fuller is performing in concert with the Harvard Jazz Band at the Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street in Cambridge.  For information click here.

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

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



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jazz Pianist Chick Corea is Profiled in Wall Street Journal


Massachusetts native Chick Corea, one of the world's leading jazz pianist and composers, was profiled in a story in today's Wall Street Journal by reporter Will Friedwald.

Corea was born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts; in May 2001 Everett Street in Chelsea, where his family lived, was renamed Chick Corea Way in his honor.

For year round information on jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

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


Jimmy Webb, singer/songwriter, performs at Bull Run Restaurant on October 29


Singer/Songwriter Jimmy Webb is performing at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $24 and can be purchased online.

Webb is a prolific composer known for a string of hits, including By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Up, Up and Away, the Wichita Lineman, and countless other songs that shaped the American Songbook over the past fifty years.

For a full schedule of upcoming concerts, visit Bull Run Restaurant.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Jay Geils Jazz & Blues Revue in concert at Shalin Liu Performance Center on October 29


The Jay Geils Jazz & Blues Revue takes the stage at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

It's an all-star cast led by rock guitar legend Geils, and includes Gerry Beaudoin, Cassandre McKinley, Fred Lipsius of Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Doug Bell of Bellevue Cadillac.

Tickets to the show are $29, $39, and $49 and can be purchased online.

For a schedule of concerts coming up at Shalin Liu Performance Center, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Samantha Farrell performs at Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, October 26


Jazz vocalist Samantha Farrell has a return engagement at BOND Lounge at Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, October 26, 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 or BostonUSA.com.

Oleta Adams, Spanish Harlem Orchestra Perform at Steppin out for Dimock fundraiser on October 29 in Boston



Jazz and gospel stars Oleta Adams, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the Harlem Gospel Choir and Henry Butler are just some of the performers at the 24th annual Steppin out for Dimock charity event, taking place at the Westin Copley Hotel in Boston on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

The annual event raises funds for the Dimock Center, which provides quality health care and human services to a variety of constituents in Boston's neighborhoods.

The event takes place from 8:00 p.m to 1:00 a.m. Tickets are $150 general admission and can be purchased online

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

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





Monday, October 24, 2011

Joshua Abrams Natural Information Society Performs at UMASS Amherst on Wednesday, October 26


Joshua Abrams and the Natural Information Society perform at the Fine Arts Center at University of Massachusetts at Amherst on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and can be ordered online.

Playing bass and guimbri (North African bass lute), composer Abrams is part of Chicago's vibrant music scene over the past 15 years.  He appears with percussionist Frank Rosaly

For a complete schedule of concerts and events at the Fine Arts Center at UMass/Amherst, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gospel Feast at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury on Sunday, October 23


The Harmonizing Stars of Boston - a quartet of gospel singers - perform at the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square on Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

It's a dinner show with food prepared by Ethnica Gourmet Caterers.  Cost is $25 per person and $12 for children twelve and under and can be ordered online

The Harmonizing Stars of Boston  was named Best Gospel Band by the New England Urban Music Awards.  In 2009 it released a CD, Heaven Bound.

For a full schedule of upcoming events at Hibernian Hall, located at 184 Dudley Street in Boston 's Roxbury neighborhood, click here.

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

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





Friday, October 21, 2011

Milton Academy Jazz Band presents Tribute to Art Blakey on Friday, October 21


The award-winning Milton Academy Jazz Band, led by jazz musician and educator Bob Sinicrope, is performing a special tribute to jazz drummer Art Blakey on Friday evening, October 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public and takes place at King Theater in the Kellner Performing Arts Center on campus. For directions, click here.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Blakey was a promising jazz pianist who later switched to drums, embarking on a brilliant career that included a thirty-year stint with his group, the Jazz Messengers and performing alongside the world's best jazz musicians. 

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

For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com

Music of Oscar Winner Harry Warren is featured at Arsenal Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 22


The American Songbook series at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown is featuring the music of Grammy Award winning composer and Hollywood legend Harry Warren on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

The music is being performed by Boston-based musicians Larry Monroe and Donna McElroy, featuring Russell Hoffman, John Rapucci, John Ramsay and Jeff Stout.

The winner of two Grammy Awards and eleven nominations over a distinguished career, Warren is known for his hits Lullaby of Broadway, That's Amore, and You'll Never Know.

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

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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jazz Pianist Ahmad Jamal Performs at Shalin Liu Center in Rockport on October 22


Ahmad Jamal, legendary jazz pianist, is appearing at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

The benefit concert will help support Rockport Music's artistic programming and its educational outreach on Cape Ann and the region.   Tickets are $200 and can be reserved online

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Jamal is considered one of the most influential jazz musicians of the last half century, according to jazz critic and scholar Stanley Crouch.

For a list of upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music, click here.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

34th John Coltrane Memorial Concert is on Saturday, October 22 at Northeastern University in Boston


The 34th John Coltrane Memorial Concert presents saxophonist John Coltrane's music in contemporary interpretations, illustrating influences  from Afro-Caribbean music cultures.

This year's concert honors Jose Masso, host of "Con Salsa" on WBUR, who is celebrating his 36th year of of presenting the best of Afro-Latin music.

The concert features the John Coltrane Memorial Ensemble, an outstanding lineup of 14 prominent Boston-based musicians, many of whom have been the core of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert over its 34 year legacy:  Carl Atkins, Leonard Brown, Jeff Galindo, Tim Ingles, John Lockwood, Ricardo Monzon, David Neves, Jason Palmer, Bill Pierce, Ron Savage, Syd Smart, Joel Larue Smith, Stan Strickland, and Gary Valente.

Tickets are $25 general admission; discounts available to groups, NU faculty & staff, WGBH Members, NU & non-NU students, and seniors. Tickets are on sale now online or call 617-373-4700 (TTY 617-373-2184).

For a history of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert in Boston, click here.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

Monday, October 17, 2011

Live Jazz Everywhere in Massachusetts This Fall

Kurt Elling

(Boston) -  Massachusetts is boasting a great line-up of jazz this fall in hundreds of concert halls, night clubs, college campuses, and hotels and restaurants, fortifying the state’s growing reputation as a tourist destination for live jazz in the United States.

According to MassJazz, a sampling of jazz artists performing in the Bay State from October through December 2011 includes Grammy award winners like bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding, vocalist Kurt Elling, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, bassist Christian McBride, pianist/composer Gunther Schuller and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

Plus, local jazz musicians perform nightly in jazz clubs in greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts and at jazz brunches at hotels and restaurants each weekend.  

”Massachusetts is a magnet for the world’s best jazz performers,” says Michael Quinlin, founder of MassJazz, which promotes jazz to the tourist industry year round.  “Plus, our vibrant jazz scene is fueled by dozens of college jazz studies programs and jazz students from over forty countries who represent an appreciative and knowledgeable jazz audience.”

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism is a partner in the MassJazz initiative.  

Visitors can pick up a free copy of the 40-page MassJazz Travel Guide detailing jazz connections for out-of-town visitors and local residents.  The Guide is available at local visitor kiosks, jazz clubs, hotels and colleges.

The web site, MassJazz.com has up-to-date listings of jazz concerts, nightclub and hotels, jazz brunches, campus events and festivals

Both the web site and Guide also provide resources like jazz radio programs, educational courses, jazz organizations and tourism outlets for visitors.   

And daily updates on are available on Tweeter:  @massjazz and at MassJazz.blogspot.com.

A SAMPLING OF LIVE JAZZ IN MASSACHUSETTS
OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2011
COMPILED BY MASSJAZZ


October 27-28
The Bad Plus
Regattabar Jazz Club @ Charles Hotel

Harvard Square, Cambridge  

October 28
Jay Geils – Jazz and Blues Review
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport

October 29
Steppin Out for Dimock Gala
Featuring Spanish Harlem Orchestra and Oleta Adams
Copley Westin Hotel
Back Bay, Boston

October 31
Office for the Arts at Harvard Presents
Trombonist Curtis Fuller
New College Theatre Studio
Cambridge

November 2
Kurt Elling and the Kluvers Big Band
Wilbur Theatre, Boston

November 5-6
Mickey Davidson and Makanda Project
Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall
Roxbury, Boston

November 6
Terence Blanchard & Poncho Sanchez
Berklee Performance Center
Boston

November 11
The Three Cohens
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport

November 11
Buddy Guy
Wilbur Theatre, Boston

November 12-13
Arturo Sandoval
Scullers Jazz Club @ Doubletree Suites Hotel
Boston

November 16
Tia Fuller Quartet
Bowker Auditorium
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

November 18
Brian Evans
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport

November 18-19
Spyro Gyra
Scullers Jazz Club @ Doubletree Suites Hotel
Boston

November 19
Klezmer Swing
Cape Cod Cultural Center
Yarmouth, Cape Cod

November 25-26
Regina Carter
Regattabar Jazz Club @ Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

November 30
Alexander Baboian
BOND Lounge @ Langham Hotel
Boston

December
December 2
Gunter ‘Baby’ Sommer and Wadada Leo Smith Duo
Bezanson Recital Hall
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

December 3
Grace Kelly
The Center for Arts
Natick

December 4
Boston Conservatory
New Music Festival
Progressive Jazz Orchestra with Gunther Schuller
Boston

December 7
USAF Band of Liberty Jazz Band
Mechanics Hall
Worcester

December 9-10-11
Esperanza Spalding
Scullers Jazz Club @ Doubletree Suites Hilton
Boston

December 16
Sergio Mendes Project: Brazilian Jazz
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham

December 18
Steve March Torme
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham

December 19
Sisters of Swing Holiday Concert
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown

December 30-31
Christian McBride & Inside Straight
Scullers Jazz Club @ Doubletree Suites Hilton
Boston
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, October 15

Japanese Jazz Pianist Hiromi at Sculllers 
 
There's great live jazz and blues taking place all across Massachusetts on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  Here is just a sampling from MassJazz

Western Mass
111 South Street
Pittsfield

North Shore 
Shaboo Allstars with Matt Guitar Murphy
Blue Ocean Music Hall
4 Ocean Front North
Salisbury

Laszlo Gardony Quartet
Marblehead Jazz Series
Unitarian Universalist Church
28 Mugford Street
Marblehead

Boston/Cambridge 
Johnny A
Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge

Hiromi Uehara Trio
Scullers Jazz Club @Doubletree Suites Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Cape Cod
Grand Cru at Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132)
Hyannis, Cape Cod

Central Mass
Concord Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Concord

You can find a full list of jazz clubs, concert venues, festival information, campus events and other jazz related activities throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Florencia Gonzalez Performs at Lily Pad Club in Cambridge on Thursday, October 13


Jazz saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez is performing with her big band at the Lily Pad jazz club in Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay,  Gonzalez is an accomplished jazz and classical saxophonist, composer and arranger. She came to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music on a scholarship and graduated with honors in 2007.

Following Gonzalez on stage at the Lily Pad, guitarist-composer Joel Harrison is performing with Stan Strickland, Bruce Gertz and Steve Langone starting at 9:00 p.m.

Then at 10:30 p.m, the Jorge Perez-Albela Quartet finishes out the evening.

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

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




Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Armen Donelian Trio Appearing at Pittsfield Jazz Festival on Friday, October 14


The Armen Donelian Trio is appearing at Baba Louie's Music Hall in Pittsfield on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m., as part of the annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival taking place through October 20 at venues around the city.

Click for a full schedule of performances. You can also follow the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Facebook page.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation or BerkshiresTourism



Lance Houston Performs at Boston's Langham Hotel on Wednesday, October 12



Jazz flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his quartet perform at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The gig is part of the BOND Jazz Experiment, which runs from  each Wednesday evening and highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz spectrum, including classic jazz from the American Songbook, rhythm and blues and funk.  For reservations call 617 956-8765.

For a full schedule of artists through the fall, 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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pablo Ablanedo Octet Performs at Regattabar on Tuesday, October 11


Argentinean composer and pianist Pablo Ablanedo and his octet perform at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $15 and can be purchased online.

Ablanedo has a distinctive sound that is influenced by his Argentinian roots and by American jazz artists Bill Evans and Gil Evans, Astor Piazzola of Argentina and Egbuto Gismaonta of Brazil.  His unique use of various instruments in his compositions - violin, trumpet, two reeds, guitar, piano, bass and drums - gives him the freedom to explore South America rhythms through jazz and classical forms.

For a schedule of upcoming performances at Regattabar, click here.

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

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

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Jazz Guitarist Pat Metheny Performs at Somerville Theatre on Sunday, October 9


Jazz guitar legend Pat Metheny is performing with bassist Larry Grenadier at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville, on Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

Ticket to the concert are $35 and $45 and can be purchased online.

Metheny will be performing from his new album, What It's All About, a collection of classic songs and favorites of the musician, released this summer.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

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

Friday, October 7, 2011

Live Jazz in Massachusetts on Saturday, October 8


Hannah Christianson at the Lily Pad

There's great live jazz and blues taking place all across Massachusetts on Saturday, October 8, 2011.  Here is just a sampling from MassJazz:


Robin Glasper Trio
Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge
39th season opener
MIT, Killian Hall
Cambridge

Hannah Christianson and Sarah Brindell
1352 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Marlena Shaw & the David Hazeltine Trio
with Special Guest Elan Trotman
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Laszlo Gardony & Stan Strickland
Harvest Gallery & Wine Bar
776 Main Street
Dennis, Cape Cod

DD Martin
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Market Square
Newburyport

Geoffrey Gee
452 Great Road

James Montgomery
350 East Main Street
Marlborough

Ted Murray Quartet
Patrick's Pub
Park Square
Pittsfield


You can find a full list of jazz clubs, concert venues, festival information, campus events and other jazz related activities throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.
For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cuban jazz drummer Francisco Mela performs at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Thursday, October 6


Cuban-born jazz drummer Francisco Mela and Cuban Safari perform at the Regattabar Jazz Club  in Harvard Square on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 7:30 p.m   Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students and can be purchased online.

Mela is releasing his new CD, Tree of Life, which has been selected as a 'recommended release' by New York City Jazz Records.

Located at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Regattabar is a world-renowned jazz club with great jazz artists throughout the year.  Click schedule of  upcoming performances.

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.

Pittsfield CityJazz Festival (October 7-20) Celebrates Live Jazz in Western Massachusetts

Grace Kelly & Phil Woods

The 7th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival in Pittsfield, Massachusetts gets underway on Friday, October 7 and runs through Thursday, October 20, 2011 at various concert halls, schools and local restaurants in the Pittsfield area.

Headlining this year's festival is the exciting jazz partnership of saxophone legend Phil Woods and rising jazz star Grace Kelly, who perform together at Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Saturday, October 15, 2011.  They'll be joined by drummer Phil Caputo and the Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble.  Tickets are $25 and $15 and can be purchased online.

The festivities start with the Jazz about Town series on Columbus Day weekend, October 7-8, with live jazz performances taking place local venues. 

Other highlights: Alma Macbride Trio performs at the Berkshire Music School on October 12 and  Armen Donelian Trio perform at Baba Louie's Music Hall on October 14.

The festival concludes on October 20 with a block party on North Street in downtown Pittsfield.

Click for a full schedule of performances. You can also follow the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Facebook page.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation or BerkshiresTourism.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Japanese Jazz Pianist Yoko Miwa Performs at Les Zygomates on Tuesday, October 4


Jazz pianist Yoko Miwa is performing at Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro in Boston on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

The Bistro is located at 129 South Street. There is no admission charge but reservations are recommended.

The Japanese pianist is now teaching at Berklee College of Music and performing frequently in Massachusetts.  For a schedule of upcoming shows, click here.   You can also follow Yoko on Facebook.

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.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Jazz Fest in Falmouth Cape Cod Continues Today, Sunday, October 2

 
JazzFest Falmouth continues today with a series of mid-day jazz performances in Falmouth and Woods Hole on Cape Cod through Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Here is a schedule of performances, check the venue web sites for more details:


Down Street Jazz Ensemble
Nimrod Jazz Lounge
100 Dillingham
508 540 4132

Linda Freitas
6 Luscombe Avenue
Woods Hole
508 495 0792

Glenway Fripp Trio
Coffee Obsession              
38 Water Street
Woods Hole
508 540 8130

Flip Side
The Beach House
Rtes 28A and 151
North Falmouth
508 564 5029

Bela Sarkozy
Dianne's Restaurant
339 East Falmouth Highway
East Falmouth
508 444 6928

Goodis and Glenn
Persey's Place
40 North Main Street
Falmouth
508 540 3500


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 CapeCodChamber.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Night Clubs with live jazz and blues in Boston and throughout Massachusetts


Looking for great live music any night of the week?  Check out these jazz clubs in greater Boston and across Massachusetts that feature live jazz throughout the year.

For more details on upcoming jazz concerts, festivals, campus events, Sunday brunches, radio stations and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com.