Friday, November 30, 2012

Makanda Project Performs at Dudley Branch of Boston Public Library on November 30

The Makanda Project, dedicated to the compositions of Boston musician Makanda Ken McIntyre, is performing at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library on Friday, November 30, 2012  from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.  Jazz trumpeter Eddie Allen is the featured artist.

The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information call 617 442-4414. 

The band includes Eddie Allen and Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Lance Bryant and Charlie Kohlhase on the saxophones; Eddie Allen and Jerry Sabatini on the trumpets; Bill Lowe and Robert Stringer on the trombones; Diane Richardson performing the vocals; John Kordalewski on piano; John Lockwood on bass and Yoron Israel on drums.

McIntyre was a gifted musician and educator who composed over 400 pieces of music in his life. The Makanda Project continues the legacy of Makanda through live concerts and educational programs.

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

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cuban Jazz Great Chucho Valdes in Concert at Berklee Performance Center in Boston on November 29


Multi-Grammy Award winner Chucho Valdés and his quintet perform at the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 8:00 p..m.  Tickets to the show range from $30 - $58.

The New York Times calls Valdes "the dean of Latin jazz" and "one of the world's great, virtuosic pianists."

Here is a schedule of concerts coming up at the Berklee Performance Center.

Find year round details on live jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

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

Rebirth of the Third Stream Concert at New England Conservatory on November 29


The New England Conservatory in Boston is presenting the Rebirth of the Third Stream concert, a tribute to Gunther Schuller, taking place at 8:00 p.m on Thursday, November 29, 2012 . at Jordan Hall.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Ken Schaphorst conducts the NEC orchestra, and pianist Ran Blake, founder of the school's Third Stream/ Contemporary Improvisation Department, will sit in for one number.

The concert is part of NEC's In the Mix jazz and contemporary improvisation music.

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

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Souljazz Orchestra Performs at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday, November 29


World Music/CRASHarts is presenting the Souljazz Orchestra in concert at Brighton Music Hall in Boston on November 29, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15.00 in advance or $17 the day of the show.

Based in Canada, Souljazz Orchestra is a multicultural ensemble that plays an incredible range of world music, jazz and soul and roots music.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by WorldMusic/CRASHarts.

Find year round details on live jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

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

Bill & Bo Winiker Band Performs at Scullers on November 28


The Bill & Bo Winiker Band is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

Regarded as "Boston's House Band" for decades, the Winiker Band has performed at some of Boston's most important occasions, bringing an upbeat, sophisticated sound that crosses generations and musical genres.

Here is a schedule of upcoming performances at Scullers.

You can find year round details on live jazz throughout Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

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


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Beantown Swing Orchestra Gives Free Concert at Mechanics Hall on November 28


The 18 piece Beantown Swing Orchestra is performing a free concert at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at noon. 

The public is invited to bring a lunch or purchase a lunch at  Eric's LaPatisserie Café. 

The free show is part of the Brown Bag Series produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN 95.5 FM Public Radio, which also streams the live concert.  Here is a schedule of this season's Brown Bag concerts.

You can find year round details on live jazz anywhere in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and CentraMA.org.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Halvorson & Pavone Perform at UMass/ Amherst on November 27


Guitarist Mary Halvorson and violinist Jessica Pavone are performing at Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  General admission is $10 and $5 for students.

The concert is part of the Magic Triangle/ Solos and Duos series, which explores Black music from around the world. 

Halvorson and Pavone have been collaborating for the past decade to explore progressive and avante-gard, and modern music.

Here are upcoming jazz concerts at the Fine Arts Center at UMASS/Amherst.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.



Jazz Guitarist Albare Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on November 27


Jazz guitarist and composer Albare is performing with his band at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, November 27 ,2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

The Moroccan-born Albare, who now lives in Australia, issued his sixth album in 2012.  He says, "My band is a tribute to the human spirit of adventure. There are African, Middle-Eastern and South-European flavors on the new release and in the band along with diverse sounds, melodies and rhythms. All of it is interwoven and fused with the jazz heritage.”

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz concerts at Scullers.

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

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

Marty Ballou Jazz Trio at Top of the Hub in Boston on Monday, November 26


Jazz bassist Marty Ballou and his Trio perform at the Top of the Hub Restaurant & Lounge at the Prudential Tower in Boston's Back Bay on Monday, November 26, 2012, from 8:00 to Midnight.

Located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower, the award-winning Top of the Hub has the best views in the city, great cuisine, and consistently top-level jazz throughout the year.

For a schedule of upcoming jazz performers, click here.

You can find jazz any day or night of the year in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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

Free Jazz Concerts at New England Conservatory on Monday, November 26


The New England Conservatory presents three jazz group ensembles coached by jazz bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Joe Hunt on Monday, November 26, 2012 at Pierce Hall at 214 St. Botolph Street.  The ensembles start at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.  The concerts are free and open to the public.

It's part of  NEC's exciting new series, In the Mix, which presents a variety of student ensembles exploring jazz and improvisation, and led by distinguished NEC faculty members.

You can follow New England Conservatory on Facebook and Twitter

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

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

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Live Jazz & Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, November 24

Jazz pianist Yoko Miwa



Looking for great live jazz in Massachusetts on Saturday, November 24, 2012?  Check out these suggestions from MassJazz.
Boston/Cambridge
Arturo Sandoval
Doubletree Suites at Hilton Hotel
400 Soliders Field Road
Allston, Boston

Peter Smith Trio
Battery Wharf Lounge
Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel
3 Battery Street
Downtown Boston 

Yoko Miwa
129 South Street
Boston

Henri Smith
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Brian McCree Group
With vocalist Ron Murphy
Prudential Tower
800 Boylston Street
Back Bay, Boston
Cambridge
Stanley Sagov & Remembering the Future
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge
North of Boston
38 Main Street
Rockport

HDRnB with Henley Douglas on sax
285 Cabot Street
Beverly

John Matrona Jazz Band
14 Littleton Road
Chelmsford

Central Mass
Sandi Bedrisian With The Workingman's Jazz Band
Village Forge Tavern
48 Monument Square
Concord

Lisa Yves Trio
Bobby Gus Band
Acton Jazz Café
103 Nagog Park
Acton

Cape Cod
Zoe Lewis
4404 Route 28
Cotuit, Cape Cod

Diociotto Corde Quintet 
Woods Hole, Cape Cod

Western Mass
Tim Ward Trio
10 Castle Street
Great Barrington

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
20 Center Street
Northampton

For a full list of jazz clubs, hotels, concert venues and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com

Arturo Sandoval Performs at Scullers on November 24


Afro-Cuban jazz artist Arturo Sandoval is performing two shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $40 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

Born near Havana, Cuba, Sandoval has won nine Grammy Awards for flugelhorn and trumpet and is also a celebrated classical pianist, educator and composer. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers Jazz Club.

For year round information on live jazz throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

Find visitor information at MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Roomful of Blues Perform at Iron Horse in Northampton on Friday, November 23


Legendary blues band Roomful of Blues is performing at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.   Tickets are $25 at the door.

The eight-piece ensemble heavy on electric guitars and horns is celebrating four decades as one of the premier live blues bands in America.  Read these reviews of Roomful of Blues

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Iron Horse Music Hall.

Find year round information on jazz clubs, concert halls, campus events and other venues for live jazz by visiting Massjazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jazz & Blues Vocalist Catherine Russell Performs in Rockport on Saturday, November 24


Rockport Music is presenting jazz and blues singer Catherine Russell in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

MassJazz is giving away a free pair of tickets to the concert.  Enter to win here

Or, you can purchase tickets to the concert online or at the venue the night of the concert. 

Russell is a Grammy Award winner whom the Wall Street Journal called "one of the outstanding singers of our time."

Check out the upcoming schedule of concerts at Shalin Liu Performance Center this season.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.
 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Looking for Live Jazz in Massachusetts?



Looking for live jazz in Massachusetts?  Here's a list of Massachusetts jazz clubs compiled by MassJazz, which promotes the state's jazz scene year round.

You can also find details on jazz brunches taking place at hotels, restaurants and cafes on weekends.

For visitors seeking tourism and travel information, go to MassVacation.com.

For up to date information on jazz any time of year, follow MassJazz on Twitter and Blog.

Jazz Singer / Guitarist Allan Harris Performs in Rockport on Friday, November 23


Rockport Music is presenting award-winning jazz singer and guitarist Allan Harris and his band in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012.

MassJazz is giving away a free pair of tickets to see the show.  Enter to win here

Or you can purchase tickets online or at the venue on the evening of the show. 

Tony Bennett calls Harris "my favorite singer," and the New York Times wrote that Harris "has the voice of a benign storyteller, a deeply romantic believer with an heroic vision."

Here is a schedule of live jazz presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

Find year round information on live jazz throughout Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.


 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Author / Educator Mike Ladd and Berklee Students Discuss Cutting Edge Music at the National Center of Afro-American Artists on November 14



The Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute (BIAI) is presenting educator and poet Mike Ladd to perform an original work created during Ladd's week long residency at the Berklee College of Music.

The event is taking place at the National Center of Afro-American Artists (NCAA) in Roxbury on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Berklee students and Ladd will have a discussion on using music or sound design to create a new cutting-edge work based on his latest project, Satchmokovich, a forthcoming graphic novel.

BIAI provides innovative learning experiences for students seeking to move beyond the conventions of traditional musical practice.  

Here are directions to NCAA, located at 300 Walnut Street in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood.

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

Find visitor information at BostonUSA.com and MassVacation.com

New England Conservatory Presents Free Jazz Vocal Ensembles on November 14


The New England Conservatory presents three jazz vocal ensembles coached by jazz vocalist Dominque Eade on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Pierce Hall at 214 St. Botolph Street.  The ensembles start at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m.  The concerts are free and open to the public.

It's part of  NEC's exciting new series, In the Mix, which presents a variety of student ensembles exploring jazz and improvisation, and led by distinguished NEC faculty members.

You can follow New England Conservatory on Facebook and Twitter

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

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




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dave Douglas Quintet with Aoife O'Donovan Perform at Regattabar Jazz Club on November 15

Two-time Grammy nominated jazz trumpeter Dave Douglas and his quintet, along with folk vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, perform two shows at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show is $ and can be ordered online or at the door.

Douglas is performing songs from his new album Be Still, which features folk singer and songwriter O'Donovan.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Regattabar.

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

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

Yoko Miwa Trio Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on November 14


Jazz pianist Yoko Miwa is performing with her trio at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites Boston on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Born in Kobe, Japan, Yoko studied classical and jazz piano, then won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music.  She has toured with numerous performers like Kevin Mahogany and played with Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis and many others. 

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation and BostonUSA.com.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones Perform at Blackstone River Theatre on November 3


Sugar Ray and the Bluetones are performing at the Blackstone River Theatre on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets to the show are $20, and can be purchased by calling 401 725-9272 or by paying at the door.

Find a full schedule of upcoming concerts at Blackstone River Theatre, located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

Find a complete list of year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com