Monday, April 29, 2013

International Jazz Day is Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Jazz lovers around the world are celebrating International Jazz Day on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, tanks to efforts by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Live concerts are set to take place in Istanbul, Turkey, this year's host city, as well as London, New York and Sydney.  You can follow jazz activities on International Jazz Day Facebook.

Locally, you can find live jazz throughout greater Boston at JazzBoston, which sponors JazzWeek, running through May 5, 2013.

For year round jazz throughout Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to Massvacation.com.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Argentinian Sax Legend Gato Barbieri Performing at Regattabar Jazz Club on Saturday, April 27



Gato Barbieri, world-renowned tenor saxophonist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is performing at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Saturday, April 27, 2013 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.

Now living in New York City, Barbieri was an early exponent of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, then blended his jazz influences with Latin American music, creating an explosive cross-genre form that became the forerunner of World Music.  He first gained fame when he did the soundtrack for the movie Last Tango in Paris.

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

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

JazzBoston Presents Jazz Week, April 26-May 5, 2013


The 7th annual Jazz Week, organized by JazzBoston, is taking place throughout greater Boston from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The 10-day event features over 200 jazz events in 90 venues, from jazz clubs and hotel lounges, to college campuses and parks.  A lot of the events are free, including activities at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square and South Station train station.

Here is a schedule of events and a list of participating venues.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rudresh Mahanthappa Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, April 24


Rudresh Mahanthappa, named Downbeat's 2012 Alto Saxophonist of the Year, is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online or at the door.

A native of India, Mahanthappa has helped create a new language in jazz but adding a variety of other musical genres, including South Indian classical music.

Here are some upcoming concerts at Scullers.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jazz Vocalist Bobby McFerrin at Boston Symphony Hall on Sunday, April 14


Jazz singer and vocal artist Bobby McFerrin is performing at Boston Symphony Hall on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm.  The concert is presented by Celebrity Series of Boston.

Tickets to the concert are $30-$75 and can be purchased at the venue.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Celebrity Series of Boston. 

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

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

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Japanese Jazz Pianist Hiromi and Trio at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on April 13-14


The Hiromi Trio Project, featuring jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara, bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, performs four shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. each night.

Tickets to the show are $40 and are available online or at the door. 

Born in Japan, Hiromi is a prolific jazz composer and pianist who studied at Berklee College of Music.

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

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com