Friday, August 16, 2013

Provincetown Jazz Festival Taking Place on Cape Cod, Saturday, August 17 and Monday, August 19

Guitarist Jay Geils
The 9th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival is taking place on Saturday, August 17 at the Provincetown Town Hall auditorium, and on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cotuit, Cape Cod.  Tickets are $25 for each night and can be purchased online with service charges, or at the venues.

Headlining this year is the New Guitar Summit, featuring local guitar legend Jay Geils, Howard Alden, and Gerry Beaudoin, along with Bart Weisman on drums, Ron Ormby on bass and Gerry Beaudoin III on vibes.  They're performing Saturday night in Provincetown. The opening band features Berklee professor Jane Miller on guitar, David Clarke on bass and Cercie Miller on saxophone.

On Monday, the festival shifts to Cotuit, where the line-up includes jazz singer Donna Bryne, along pianist Tim Ray, bassist Marshall Wood and drummer Bart Weisman.  A jazz quartet opens the show, featuring Fred Fried on guitar,  Bruce Abbot on sax and flutes, Michael Lavoie on bass and Miki Matsuki on drums.

Here is a full schedule of events.

You can also find a schedule of upcoming jazz festivals in Massachusetts, and more details on year round jazz in Massachusetts at

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