Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Concert at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod this Friday, March 2


Jazz drummer Bart Weisman and his Klezmer Swing group are performing at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod this Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

 Tickets are $18 / $15 for members, and can be purchased online or by calling 508-428-0669.

The group includes Monica Rizzio on violin and vocals , Clayton March on clarinet and mandolin, Alan Clinger on guitar, Laird Boles on bass, and Mr. Weisman on drums.

Weisman is founder and musical director of the Providence Jazz Festival,  which takes place each August on the Cape. 

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

To find tourist information visit MassVacation.com and CapeCodChamber.org.

Playing for Change Live Tour comes to Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, March 2


Playing for Change Live - currently on an international tour - comes to the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $36-$46 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

The show, presented in Boston by Scullers Jazz Club, presents street musicians from around the world who came together in 2009 to create a powerful musical statement that seeks to affect change through music .

Vocalist Clarence Milton Bekker is one of the featured performers at the tour.

Find year round details on jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lawrence Morris Brings A Conduction to New England Conservatory on March 2


Lawrence "Butch" Morris brings his unique talents as composer, conductor, arranger, and performer to the New England Conservatory on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $20 general admission and $18 for students, and can be ordered onlline.

Morris is recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction® (a term borrowed from physics), a type of structured free improvisation where Morris directs and conducts an improvising ensemble with a series of hand and baton gestures. In this structured yet free improvisation, Morris conducts an ensemble from the classical, jazz, and contemporary music departments at NEC, where he was recently in residence.

The show is co-produced by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and New England Conservatory in cooperation with JazzBoston.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

SF Jazz Collective Performs at UMASS/Amherst on Thursday, March 1


The acclaimed SF Jazz Collective performs at the Fine Arts Center at University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the concert can be purchased online or at the door.

Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand, and Israel, the Collective's multi-cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. For more about the band, click here

You can see a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Fine Arts Center here.

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

To find tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Esperanza Spalding at the Oscars - What a Wonderful Performance

Image Credit: Sandrine Lee

Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award winning jazz musician and Berklee alumna, who performed What a Wonderful World at the 84th Academy Awards, along with the 120 member Southern California Children's Chorus.

Spalding and the Chorus performed during the show's In Memoriam montage.

The song, What a Wonderful World, was recorded by jazz great Louis Armstrong in 1968. 

On April 22, 2012 World Music/CRASHarts is presenting Esperanza Spalding and the Radio Music Society in concert  at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Boston. For ticket information click here.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.





Saturday, February 25, 2012

Great American Songbook Concert at Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Sunday, February 26

Hoagy Carmichael 
 
Livingston Taylor, Donna McElroy, Julian Lage and Matt Glaser are performing from the Great American Songbook - featuring the works of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer - in concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show - reserved seating - are $15 general admission and $10 for students, and can be purchased online or at the door.

Berklee is also broadcasting the show live through ConcertWindow live streaming.

To find out about jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, festivals, weekend brunches and other jazz activities in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on Friday, February 24

Hugh Masekela
Looking for some live jazz, blues or world music in Massachusetts on Friday, February 24, 2012?  MassJazz offers this selection of performers and venues across the Bay State.

Boston
Grace Kelly
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Either/Orchestra: The Collected Unconsciousness
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue, South Boston
 
Deva Mahal and Fredricks Brown
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Malabar
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Cambridge
An Evening of POEMJAZZ
Featuring Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Rhythm of the Americas Trio
Gill Aharon Trio
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Dan Fox’s Jazz Singers Showcase
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

North of Boston
The Legendary Ladies of Song:
The Music of Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney
Rogers Centerfor the Arts
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover
 
Western Mass
Jill Connolly
Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar
10 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls
  
Roomful of Blues
Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Road, Shirley
 
Central Mass
Yoron Israel with High Standards
Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
Framingham

Southeastern Mass
Hugh Masekela
Zeiterior Theatre
684 Purchase Street
New Bedford
 
Paula Cole
Narrows Center for the Arts
16 Anawan Street
Fall River

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman Jazz Group
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Iyannough Road
Route 132 & Bearse's Way, Hyannis

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Magic Triangle Jazz Series presents Two Trombone Trios at UMASS/Amherst on Thursday, February 23



The Magic Triangle Jazz Series, produced by WMUA-91.1FM and the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is presenting Two Trombone Trios in concert on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at Beranson Recital Hall.

The double billing features Frank Lacy on trombone; Andrew Drury on drums and Kevin Ray on bass, plus the Ray Anderson Trio featuring Ray Anderson on trombone; Dean Johnson on bass and Eric McPherson on drums.

General Admission is $12; and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased online.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Fine Arts Center click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson Performs at BOND Lounge at Boston's Langham Hotel on February 22


Respected jazz drummer, band leader and composer Ralph Peterson is performing at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The show 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 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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Author and Trombonist Samuel Jay Keyser at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 22 with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra


Jazz trombonist Samuel Jay Keyser is signing copies of his new book, I Married a Travel Junkie, at the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra concert taking place at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 2012, at 8:00 p.m.

Keyser is a member of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Professor Emeritus and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at MIT, and author of several books, including Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows.

I Married a Travel Junkie is published by GemmaMedia, a Boston-based company that publishes cultural memoir from around the world. 

For details on jazz concerts, campus events, radio stations, night clubs and jazz activities in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

JFK Library Presents African Dance and Drumming on February 22


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is presenting a special show called Djembe dell'Arte - African Dance and Drumming, on Tuesday, February 22, 2012 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., as part of Black History Month and school vacation week.

The event, which is part of the library's Celebrate! series, is free and open to the public.  To register, click here.

To see a schedule of upcoming events in the Celebrate! series, click here.

For more school vacation ideas across Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.


Boston College Jazz Ensemble Performing on Campus on Monday, February 20


Boston College's award-winning  bOp! Jazz Ensemble is performing in concert on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Gasson Hall on BC's campus in Chestnut Hill.  The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  For a map of the campus, click here.

This is the band's pre-festival concert before heading off to perform at  the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. 

BC bOp! Jazz Ensemble is led by Sebastian Bonaiuto, Director of Bands at Boston College.

For more jazz programs at Massachusetts universities, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs at Scullers Jazz Club on February 22


The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Their performance is entitled  "Blues, Ballads and Beyond", and features music by Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham and Duke Ellington, plus original music by Mark Harvey, trumpeter and music director of the orchestra.

Founded in 1973, the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra has premiered over 100 original works for jazz orchestra and has released eight CDs to critical acclaim.

To follow jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and other jazz activities year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 18

Yoko Miwa

Looking for some live jazz, blues or world music in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 18, 2012?  MassJazz offers this selection of performers and venues across the Bay State.

Boston
Listening to Jazz Workshop: Charles Mingus
Bill Lowe and John Kordalewski
Dudley Library Auditorium
65 Warren Street
Roxbury, Boston
(Note this is an afternoon event)

Earl Klugh
Jazz Guitarist
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Peter Smith Trio
American Songbook
Battery Wharf
Downtown Boston

Henri Smith & New Orleans Jazz
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Yoko Miwa
Jazz pianist
Les Zygomates Wine Bar
129 South Street
Boston

Cambridge
Women of the World
Featuring women from US, Japan, Mexico, Italy, India and more.
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

An Evening of Duos
Neha Jiwrajka and Katie Seiler
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra
YMCA Theatre
820 Mass Ave
Cambridge

The Boston Horns
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
Western Mass

Western Mass
Catherine Russell
Jazz & Blues vocalist
Mass MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams

Mark Nomad
Blues Guitarist
37 State Street
Belchertown

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman Jazz Group
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Iyannough Road
Route 132 & Bearse's Way, Hyannis

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Performing in Cambridge on February 18



The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra is performing in concert at the YMCA Theatre on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

The JCA will play the music of David Harris, Darrell Katz, Bill Lowe, Bob Pilkington, Warren Senders, Hiro Honshuku and Norm Zocher.

Tickets to the concert are $12 general admission and $8 for seniors and students.

The YMCA is located at 820 Massachusetts in Cambridge, between Central Square and Harvard Square.  For directions click here.

You can find year round news on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, radio programs and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Black Eagle Jazz Band Performs at Rogers Center in N. Andover on February 17


The New Black Eagle Jazz Band, one of New England's foremost disciples of the New Orleans jazz tradition, is performing in concert at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College in North Andover on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

The band formed in 1971 and since then has played in concert halls around the world.

Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online, or by calling 978 837-5355.  Tickets are $25 the day of the concert. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Rogers Center. 

To find details on live jazz in night clubs, concert venues, college campuses and other locations around Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lance Houston Quartet Performs at Langham Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, February 15


Jazz flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his quartet perform at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The show 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 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, February 14, 2012

Jazz Singer Gretchen Parlato at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, February 14


Jazz singer and songwriter Gretchen Parlato is performing two shows for Valentine's Day at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $25 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

Born in Los Angeles, Parlato is a winner of the Thelonious Monk Institute International Singing Competition.  She has produced three acclaimed albums and has been guest artist on numerous others. 

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

To find out more about jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com


Paul Broadnax and Cassandre McKinley Perform at Scullers Jazz Club on February 14


Noted jazz pianist Paul Broadnax and his quarter, along with guest vocalist Cassandre McKinley, perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Dinner and the show is $62 per person.  To make reservations call 617 562-4111.

Here's a schedule of upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club.

Find year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, weekend brunches, radio programs and jazz activities in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Berklee College Wins Nine Grammys at 54th Grammy Awards Ceremony

Terri Lyne Carrington '83, trustee Phil Ramone, Quincy Jones '51, Esperanza Spalding '05, and Berklee President Roger H. Brown

Congratulations to Berklee College of Music, whose alumni and faculty took home nine Grammy at the 54th Grammy Awards Ceremony last night in Los Angeles. Read the whole story here.

The winners were recognized for their work in various categories and fields, including rap, songwriting, jazz and blues.  With Sunday's awards, Berklee alumni have now won 214 Grammy awards

To find out more about jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Jazz Singer Nadia Washington Performs at Darryl's in Boston for Valentine's Day Celebration


Jazz vocalist Nadia Washington is performing at a special Valentine's Day celebration at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen in Boston's South End on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Check out details of the Valentine's Day menu for the evening, served from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.. 

The Dallas-born Washington - who cites Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan as influences - 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 more details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events and jazz activities throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Jazz bassist Andy Wrba at Mission Bar + Tapas in Pittsfield on Monday Nights


Andy Wrba, bassist for Barefoot Truth,  play a regular jazz night each Monday night at Mission Bar + Tapas in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  The music starts at 8:00 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

The band plays everything from jazz and blues to rock and funk.

Pittsfield is home to the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival held each October in venues throughout the city. 

For more about jazz and blues somewhere in Massachusetts on any given night, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Latin Jazz Party at Red Lulus on February 12 supports Salem Jazz & Soul Festival


The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is sponsoring a Latin Dance Party at Red Lulu's on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.).  Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for couple, and can be purchased at the door.

The event features live music from Gilberto Rivera & Rumba 4, with dance lessons by Greg Coles, one of New England's best known Latin dance instructors.

Ticket includes complimentary food, including gourmet soft tacos, a chips/salsa/guacamole bar, and an off the charts dessert.   Proceeds from the event benefit Salem Jazz & Soul Festival's mission to support music education programs on the North Shore and produce free concerts for the public. 

The event is also part of Salem's So Sweet, an initiatve organized by Salem Main Streets. 

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Saturday, February 11, 2012

McCoy Tyner, David Sanborn, Rebecca Parris, Luther Guitar Junior Johson Performing Live in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 11

McCoy Tyner 
MassJazz has compiled a selection of great live jazz and blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 11, 2012.  Check out these performances below, and visit MassJazz.com for a full list of night clubs, hotel jazz, weekend brunches and campus events across the Bay State.


McCoy Tyner with Jonathan Batiste
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

David Sanborn Trio
400 Solders Field Road
Allston, Boston

Pat Loomis Jazz Quartet
604 Columbus Ave
South End, Boston

Peter Smith Trio
Fairmont Hotel Battery Wharf
Lobby Lounge
Downtown Boston

 The American Songbook: The JAZZ View presents
Hoagy Carmichael
Arsenal Centerfor the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
  
 Rebecca Parris
“In Love with Parris”
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington

Bart Weisman Trio
Featuring Carol Wyeth
Cultural Centerof Cape Cod
307 Old Main
S. Yarmouth, Cape Cod
 
Henri Smith New Orleans Friends and Flavors
Community House of Hamilton and Wenham
284 Bay Road
Hamilton

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and the Magic Rockers
Iron Horse Music Hall
75 Main Street
Northampton

To add your jazz event to MassJazz, use our Submit Event Form.

For visitor information contact MassVacation.com


Friday, February 10, 2012

Jazz Pianist Danilo Perez Performing at Shalin Liu Concert Hall in Rockport on February 10


The North Shore Jazz Project is presenting jazz pianist Danilo Perez & Friends in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $25, $30 and $35, and can be purchased online or at the door.

Born and raised in Panama, Danilo Perez is an internationally renowned pianist, composer and educator who heads up the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music.

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

Find year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio stations, weekend brunches, festivals and jazz groups in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Great Live Jazz in Boston and Cambridge on Thursday, February 9

Jazz Pianist Leo Blanco 

Looking for live jazz in the Boston/Cambridge area on Thursday, February 9, 2012?  Check out these performances in some of the area's great jazz clubs and concert venues:


Leo Blanco Quartet
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Unfulfilled Desires
Scott Boni Trio
Lily Pad Jazz Cafe
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge

Natraj
Selegalese Drumming Master and Boston jazz musicians
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street
Downtown Boston

Dominique Eade
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Deva Mahal and Fredericks Brown
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Matt Cusson
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Find more jazz clubs in greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts by clicking here

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

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


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jazz Singer Shepley Metcalf Performing at UpStars on the Square in Cambridge, February 8


Jazz vocalist Shepley Metcalf is performing a mellow evening of music and song at UpStairs on the Square, in  Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:15 p.m.  There is no cover charge for diners.

Metcalf, whom the Boston Globe called "one of the finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook,"  is joined by Molly Flannery on piano.

UpStairs on the Square is located at 91 Winthrop Street in Harvard Square. For upcoming events at the restaurant, click here.

To find year round information on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio programs, festivals and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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


Monday, February 6, 2012

George Russell Jazz Trio Performing at Arsenal Center for the Arts on February 6


Jazz pianist George Russell, Jr, and his Trio, featuring guest vocalist Lynette Gittens, perform at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown on Monday, February 7, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for Arsenal members and students.  To purchase tickets online click here

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

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

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


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Passim's in Harvard Square has Jazz on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5


Not a football fan on Super Bowl Sunday? Fear not. 

Club Passim in Harvard Square, Cambridge, is hosting a unique collaborative performance featuring Grammy-nominated music producer/performer Nicolay and exploratory jazz-trio The Hot at Nights. Together they will perform the music from their recent Shibuya Session EP

The concert takes place on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for members and $15 for non-members, and can be purchased online or at the door. 

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Passim's, click here.

For information on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio programs, and jazz groups in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shea Rose performing at Cafe 939 in Boston on Saturday, February 4


Singer Shea Rose is performing at Berklee's Cafe 939 in Boston's Back Bay on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Rose is a graduate of Berklee and has been described as "Lenny Kravitz meets Lauryn Hill."

Find other jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and more by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Listening to Jazz Workshop Features the Music of Monk at Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, on Saturday, February 4


Jazz trombonist Bill Lowe and pianist John Kordalewski are leading a Listening to Jazz Workshop at the Boston Public Library's Dudley Branch, 65 Warren Street in Roxbury on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop helps participants understand common compositional structures (blues and 32 bar song forms) and demonstrates how an improvised solo relates to the composition being played.  

This session features the work of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, and focuses on his unique approaches and contributions to the art form. 

For year round details on jazz concerts, workshops, campus events, night clubs, radio programs and jazz groups in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For information on visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Massachusetts Celebrates Black History Month Through February


February is Black History Month across the United States, and Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has compiled a full list of historical attractions as well as cultural and educational activities taking place to celebrate the Bay State's distinct African-American heritage.

To see the full schedule of Massachusetts activities and venues, click here.

Musical celebrations include a concert at Berklee Performance Center on February 7 entitled Modern Impressionism: da Silva, Mahdi and Savage, featuring original music combining many elements of the African diaspora, including gospel, Brazilian, African, bebop, and R&B.

Then on February 22, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is presenting African Dance with Djembe dell'Arte, accompanied by drumming ensemble Troupe Komee Djosee from Mali, West Africa. The performance features authentic African masks and costumes, folk dances of Mali, and a lively drum circle.

To see a full schedule of jazz, blues and world music through February in Massachusetts, click here

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

To find out about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.  






Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Great Jazz in Massachusetts All 29 Days of February

Hugh Masekela

You can find great live jazz all across Massachusetts in February, 2012, every night of the week!  Check out the MassJazz February calendar for dozens of concerts, lectures and gigs. 

A number of world-renowned musicians are performing here in February, including Hugh Masekela, David Sanborn, George Clinton, Larry Coryell, Mike SternEarl Klugh and Paula Cole.


Plus, you'll find great local musicians performing around town, including the Either/Orchestra, Jazz Composers Alliance, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Grace Kelly, Yoran Israel, Danielo Perez, Rebecca Parris and Roomful of Blues.

Find year round details on jazz  concerts, campus events, nightclubs, jazz in hotelsradio programs, jazz brunches and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.