Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Paula Cole Performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall RIver on Saturday, November 2


Grammy award winner Paula Cole is performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the concert, and you can purchase the tickets online.

Cole is a Massachusetts native who attended the Berklee College of Music.  She has been nominated seven times for a Grammy, and is about to release her seventh solo album next spring.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Narrows Center for the Arts.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jazz Singer Pat Braxton Performs at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, October 30


Jazz vocalist Pat Braxton is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:00 p.m..  Tickets to the show are $25 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Based in the Boston area, Braxton won the 2012 Best Jazz Singer of the Year award from the New England Music Urban Awards, and has been nominated for the Boston Music Awards jazz category. She is influenced by Billie Holiday and other great singers of the jazz pantheon.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, located at 400 Soldiers Field Road at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel, click here.

For year round details on jazz in Massachusetts, including festivals, night clubs, campus events, radio programs and more, visit MassJazz.com.

Find visitor information by going to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Charles Neville headlines an all-star jazz and blues concert in Florence, MA on Sunday, October 27

 
Legendary saxophonist Charles Neville is performing at VFW Hall in Florence on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $12 at the door, with proceeds benefitting Stand Up To Cancer, a non-profit group that supports innovative cancer research.  He is joined by a host of excellent musicians, including Peter J. Newland and RadioXile, flutist Peter H. Bloom of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, and the Lonesome Brothers. 
 
A member of the Grammy Award-winning group the Neville Brothers from New Orleans, Charles is an iconic performer of jazz, blues, funk, R&B and Americana music.  Performing with Charles at the show are Mark Pappas on guitar, Chet Pasek on drums, Guy DeVito on bass and Ralph Whittle on keyboard.
 
For information on the October 27 show, call 413-625-6710.  Here are directions to the hall.
 
Find year round jazz on Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com
 
For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

UMass Amherst Celebrates 150 Year Anniversary with Three Concerts in Boston on Friday, October 25




The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, celebrating 150 years in 2013 as a center of excellence, is bringing its award-winning, 400 member Minutemen Marching Band to Boston on Friday, October 25, for three concerts around the theme, Stand for UMass Day.   UMass alumni are encouraged to wear something maroon and join the festivities.

The opening ceremony takes place at the Grand Staircase in the Massachusetts State House at 11:00 a.m., followed by a free concert by the band on the front steps of the State House.  Then the Minutemen will parade through the streets to Faneuil Hall, where they will give a free performance at 1:00 p.m.

Later, on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m., UMass presents a concert live at Boston Symphony Hall, featuring the marching band along with the university wind ensemble, orchestra, jazz ensemble and chamber choir.  Tickets to the concert are $30 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

Find more about collegiate college bands in Massachusetts as well as live jazz year round by visiting MassJazz.com.

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



 

Northeastern University hosting panel discussion on musician John Coltrane on October 24

Dr. Leonard Brown
Northeastern University Center for the Arts and Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert  are presenting a forum called Jubilee Songs and Expressions of Freedom at the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Panelists include Myran Parker-Brass, jazz vocalist, executive director of the arts at Boston Public Schools, and co-rounder of the New England Spiritual Ensemble,  Dr. Leonard Brown, jazz saxophonist, head of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Northeastern professor, and Emmet G. Price III, professor of music at Northern University.

This year's annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert is takng place on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Northeastern University.

Find year round details on jazz in Massachustts at massjazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jazz Master JD Parran Performs at UMass/ Amherst on Thursday, October 24


Multi-instrumentalist and recording artist JD Parran is performing in concert at the Bezanson Recital Hall at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for college students.

Parran has collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Hamiet Bluiett, John Lindberg and others, and has recorded on numerous albums, including two of his own albums.

Here is a schedule of other jazz concerts at the Fine Arts Center at UMass/Amherst this fall and winter.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Arsenal Center for the Arts features the music of Frederick Loewe on October 19



The American Songbook: The Jazz View series continues on Saturday, October 19, 2013 with the songs of Frederick Lowe, taking place at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown.

Born in Australia, Loewe was best known for his work with Alan Jay Lerner on the Broadway hits, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Gigi and Camelot.   Some of his songs include "On the Street Where You Live" and "Almost Like Being in Love."

 Tickets to the show are $24, general admission, and can be purchased online or at the venue.

The series is directed by two faculty members at the Berklee College of Music - composer/saxophonist Larry Monroe and vocalist Donna McElroy - and explores the intersection of the American Songbook with jazz, focusing on an individual songwriter for each concert.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts in the American Songbook series.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Makanda Project with Odean Pope performing in Roxbury on Friday, October 11

Odean Pope
 
The Makanda Project, featuring guest tenor saxophonist Odean Pope, perform in concert at the Boston Public Library auditorium on Dudley Street in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, on Friday, October 11, 2013, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Here is a recent performance by Makanda Project, which is dedicated to the music and compositions of the late Boston musician Makanda Ken McIntyre.

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

For tourist information, go to MassVacation.com.

Grace Kelly Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, October 11


Jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $25 and can be purchased online and at the door.  Dinner and show is $65.00.

The 10:00 p.m. show is being aired live on WGBH-FM, on Eric in the Evening, hosted by jazz radio legend Eric Jackson.

Kelly is a noted musician, composer, and educator who attended Berklee College of Music at age 16 and has since then toured the world with her quintet and many notable jazz performers.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz events at Scullers in October.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra opens 41st season at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on October 9


The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is opening its 41st season as one of the region's premier jazz ensembles, with a performance at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the show are $20, or $60 for dinner and show, and can be purchased online or at the venue.

The theme of the opening concert is Blues and Other Hues, and Aardvark will explore the compositions of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, and Mark Harvey, music director of the orchestra.

Here is a schedule of upcoming shows by the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, and a schedule of shows at Scullers in October.

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

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


 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HONK! Festival in Davis Square and Harvard Square runs from October 10-13, featuring dozens of free bands


Dozens of bands - from Boston to Brazil - are participating in the annual HONK! Festival in Cambridge and Somerville, starting Thursday, October 10 and running through Sunday, October 13, 2013.  The festival is free and open to the public.  Here is a schedule of performances.

Among the bands participating this year are the Dirty Water Brass Band from Somerville, the Bread & Puppet Circus Band from Vermont, the Minor Mishap Marching Band from Austin, TX, Perhaps Contraption Band from London, UK, Os Siderais from Rio de Janeiro, and the Young Fellaz Brass Band from New Orleans. Here is a list of the bands, or check out Honk! Facebook.

The festival culminates on Sunday, October 13, with a parade from noon to 2:00 p.m., starting in Davis Square in Somerville and ending in Harvard Square, Cambridge, where the bands will perform for the remainder of the afternoon as part of the Oktoberfest. 

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

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

 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Jazz Pianists Laszlo Gardony and Tim Ray in concert at Berklee Performance Center on Monday, October 7


Jazz pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony and Tim Ray, associate professor of piano at Berklee College of Music, are doing a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Monday, October 7, 2013, at 8:15 p.m.

Ray is performing compositions from his work, On My Own, while Gardony is playing songs from his new album, Clarity.

Tickets are $12 the night of the show, and can be purchased online or at the venue.

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.

2013 Pittsfield CityJazz Festival Taking Place October 11-20 in Western Massachusetts


The 2013 Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is taking place on October 11-20, 2013 at various venues in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Many of the events are free and open to the public, while others are ticketed events.

Headlining this year's festival is the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, in a tribute to their legendary father, the late jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.  They'll be performing at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets are $18 and $30.  Here is more information and ticketing details.

Other performers throughout the festival include Sherri Buxton, Geoff Vidal, Zoe Obadia, Dave Bartley, Andy Wrba, Bronte Roman and more.  Here is a list of performers and schedule.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or the Berkshires Visitor Bureau.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

JazzFest Falmouth features Tierney Sutton Band and other top jazz performers on October 4-5


This year's JazzFest Falmouth features a top line of up jazz performers, including the Tierney Sutton Band, which performs on Saturday, October 5, 2013at the Highfield Theatre in Falmouth, Cape Cod.

Tickets to the Tierney Sutton concert are $30 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

The festival kicks off on Friday, October 4, with a jazz stroll on Main Street, as well as performances by Stage Door Canteen Big Band at Liam Maguires, and blues singer Michelle Willson at Grumpys Pub.

Here is a complete line-up of jazz performers.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.