Thursday, February 27, 2014

Atlas Soul Celebrates Mardi Gras at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on February 28

Atlas Soul is performing at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $20.50 and can be purchased online.

The seven-piece band preforms original music that celebrates Afro-Mediterranean melodies with a generous dose of jazz, hip-hop, rock, and funk.  The show at Regattabar helps kick off Mardi Gras season in Massachusetts and around the world.

Here is a shedule of upcoming concerts at Regattabar Jazz Club.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Music Legend Herbie Hancock Lectures on the Ethics of Jazz at Harvard University on February 12

Herbie Hancock, renowned jazz artist, composer and educator, is giving a series of lectures on The Ethics of Jazz, at Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required.

Hancock was awarded the prestigious Charles Eliot Norton Professorship in Poetry by Harvard University for 2014.  The February 12 event, titled "Breaking the Rules," is the second of six lectures Hancock is giving as part of the Norton Lectures.

Here is a story by student/musican Andew Chow on meeting Herbie Hancock at Harvard.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Experience Brazilian Choro with Luiz Simas, Saturday, February 8th at Amazing Things Art Center

Brazilian pianist and composer Luiz Simas performs at Framingham’s Amazing Things Art Center on Saturday, February 8th, at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for nonmembers and $15 for members. Tickets may also be purchased at a discounted price of $17 for students/seniors

Purchase tickets online here, or by calling 508-405-ARTS (2787).

The concert begins with Simas on piano and vocals where he will perform some of his original compositions, as well as Brazilian bossa standards (check out some of his song clips here).

Then, later in the show, Marilynn Mair (a.k.a. the "First Lady of the Mandolin") joins Simas on stage as a special guest, at which time the duo will play Brazilian choro together. Mair earned her title by performing from the White House all the way to Europe and Japan. She is also currently a Professor of Music at Roger Williams University. You can learn more about our talented neighbor here.
To find out more about Simas and his music, visit his page.

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Sun Broadcasting Corp Launches Sun Music Live Shows at Wally's Cafe Jazz Club this Fall

Sun Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) has begun production of Sun Music Live. The inaugural shows set at  Wally’s CafĂ©  in Boston will f...