Friday, June 19, 2015

You won't be feeling Blue at these Massachusetts festivals



Mass Jazz has updated the 2015 schedule of jazz festivals taking place throughout Massachusetts, from June through October.

The season begins with Django in June, running from June 16th through the 21st in Northampton, and wraps up with the Pittsfield City Jazz Festival, on October 9th through the 18th in Pittsfield.  

Click here to see the complete schedule of the jazz festivals.

Mass Jazz operates out of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and promotes the state's vibrant jazz scene to residents and tourists throughout the year.

To keep up to date and find more information on live jazz in hotels, clubs, campuses, concert halls and other cultural venues throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.









Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bass Masters Wooten and Bailey at Berklee Performance Center on June 13


Jazz and funk bass masters Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are joined by acclaimed drummers J.D. Blair and Derico Watson for an evening of songs from the bass repertoire, including Wooten's solo material, and jazz classics.  It takes place at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

The concert is in conjunction with the Victor Wooten/Berklee Summer Bass WorkshopThe evening's repertoire will include a demonstration of bass extremes,  Students participating in the program may take the stage to show off their skills alongside the bass masters.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.



Monday, June 8, 2015

Jazz Guitarist John Pizzarelli Performs with New Philharmonia Orchestra in Newton on June 12



The New Philharmonia Orchestra is presenting an Evening with John Pizzarelli, renowned jazz guitarist, at the First Baptist Church in Newton on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online or at the box office.

Guest conductor for the event is Bo Winiker, and master of ceremonies is Ron Della' Chiesa.

Read about the concert and special guests here.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.