Saturday, January 19, 2013

Where to Find Live Jazz in Massachusetts


Looking for live jazz in Massachusetts this weekend?  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.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jazz Trumpeter Roy Hargrove Plays at Scullers Jazz Club on January 18-19


Jazz trumpet player Roy Hargrove and his Quintet perform four shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

Tickets to the show are $35 and can be purchased online.

Considered one of the premier jazz players of his generation, Hargrove has won two Grammy Awards for best jazz instrumental album and best Latin jazz performance.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz performances at Scullers Jazz Club this winter.

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

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra Performs in Rockport on January 19


The Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra, featuring trumpet master Greg Hopkins, is playing in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $18, $24 and $32 and can be purchased online or by calling 978 546-7391.

Hopkins, professor of jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, has been called one of Boston's "jazz treasures" by the Boston Globe.

Here are upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jazz Drummer Billy Cobham Performs at Regattabar on Thursday, January 17


Legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham and his band perform at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Thursday, January 17, 2013 for two shows at  10:00 p.m. (the 7:30 p.m show is sold out).

Tickets to the 10:00 p.m. show are $25 and can be purchased online.

Included in Cobhan's band: Dean Brown on guitar, Gary Husband on piano, Ric Fierabracci on bass and Jerry Goodman on violin.  Cobhan has had a major influence on jazz and jazz fusion since he burst onto the scene in the 1970s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Regattabar Jazz Club, located at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

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

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

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Jazz singer Carol Wyeth performs with Bart Weisman Group in Hyannis on January 12


Vocalist Carol Wyeth is performing with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group at the Grand Cru Restaurant at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Cape Cod, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

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

For tourism information visit MassVacation.com.

Emily Asher Quintet Performs at Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington on January 12


Jazz trombonist Emily Asher and her quintet perform at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  There is not cover charge.

The band, which specializes in New Orleans Dixieland jazz and Duke Ellington tunes, includes Asher on trombone and vocals, Mike Davis on trumpet and vocals, Solomon Davis on Piano and vocals, Matt Downing on bass and Jay Lepley on drums.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz gigs at Castle Street Cafe.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Plays Four Sets at Regattabar in Harvard Square, January 11-12


World renowned jazz pianist Bill Charlap is performing with his trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambrige on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2013.  He's playing two shows each night, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online.

Joining Charlap is Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. The group has been together since 1997 and is considered one of the premier trios in jazz.

Here is a schedule of upcoming performances at the Regattabar, located at the Charles Hotel at One Bennett Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

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

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


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Compaq Big Band Performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, January 9


The Compaq Big Band, featuring famed jazz trumpetist Wayne Bergeron, is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.).

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Based in New England, the Compaq Big Band specializes in swing, with lush, full sound instrumentation of amazing horn and rhythm sections.

Here is a schedule of upcoming shows at Scullers Jazz Club, located at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Boston's Allston section at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel.

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

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

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson Playing at Johnny D's in Somerville on January 5


Luther Guitar Junior Johnson and the Magic Rockers perform live at Johnny D's Uptown Club in Davis Square, Somerville on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door.  It's an over-21 show.

The Mississippi-born, Chicago-style blues singer and guitarist is a Grammy Award winner who toured for many years with Muddy Waters.

Here's a schedule of upcoming shows at Johnny D's.

Find year round details on jazz and blues by visiting MassJazz.com.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paula Cole Performs at Club Passim in Harvard Square on Friday, January 4


Grammy Award winner and seven- time Grammy nominee Paula Cole is performing at Passim's in Harvard Square on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. (The 7:00 p.m. show is sold out.)

Tickets to the show are $50 for non-members and $48 for members and can be ordered online

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Passim's, located at 47 Palmer Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge. 

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

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Jazz Depot Performs at Destare in Fitchburg on Thursday, January 3


The Jazz Depot is hosting an open jazz / blues jam session at Destare in Fitchburg on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 8:00 to midnight. There is no cover charge.

The band plays a variety of great music from New Orleans to Monk to Blood Sweat and Tears.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.