Tuesday, May 31, 2016

MassJazz's Festival Schedule Has Arrived!

Check out Mass Jazz's schedule of jazz festivals taking place throughout Massachusetts in 2016.  
The season kicks off on June 4th with the Cambridge Arts River Festival and continues through October, concluding with the Northampton Jazz Festival.
Visit us at MassJazz.com/festivals for the most up-to-date information.
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.MassJazz is part of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and promotes the state's vibrant jazz scene to residents and tourists throughout the year.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Live Jazz in Massachusetts, June 1-5, 2016

Arturo Sandoval

Check out the live jazz and blues in Massachusetts the first week of June, topped off by the great Arturo Sandoval performing at the Cabot Theater in Beverly.

June 1 
Jazz and Blues Open Jam
Spire Center for Performing Arts
25½ Court St., Plymouth

June 2
Blue Horizon Jazz Band
Primavera Ristorante
20 Pleasant St., Millis

June 2
The Jazz Depot
Destaré Martini Bar
320 Main St., Fitchburg

June 3
Christian Sands
Scullers Jazz Club

June 3
Michael Dessen Trio
Gateway City Arts
92 Race St., Holyoke

June 3-4
Christian McBride Trio
Scullers Jazz Club at the Double Tree Guest Suites
400 Soldiers Rd., Boston

June 4
Cambridge Arts River Festival
East Cambridge Waterfront

June 5
Leah Souza
Bullfinchs Restaurant
730 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury

June 5
Arturo Sandoval
The Cabot
286 Cabot St., Beverly

Find year round information at MassJazz.com.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest Takes Place May 27-29 in Plymouth, Massachusetts

The 3rd annual Plymouth Rock Assurance Jazz Fest 2016 takes place this weekend, from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Spire Center for the Performing Arts in Plymouth.

Among the performers:

Friday: vocalist Donna Byrne and the Marshall Wood Trio, the Greg Abate Quintet

Saturday: Rich Greenblatt Sextet and the Eldar Djangirov Trio

Sunday: All Star Open Jam featuring Johnny Souza and the Spire House Jazz Band.

Eric Jackson, noted jazz radio host for the WGBH show, Eric in the Evening, serves as Master of Ceremony at the Friday and Saturday shows.

Here is a complete schedule of 2016 jazz festivals in Massachusetts through October.

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

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Live Jazz in Massachusetts this Weekend

Grace Kelly

Here is a sampling of live jazz taking place in Massachusetts this weekend.  Check out our list of Jazz Clubs to find live jazz near you. 

Saturday Jazz Brunch
541 Tremont St., Boston

Wendee Glick
Colonial Inn
48 Monument Sq., Concord

Yoko Miwa
Les Gyzomates
129 South Street, Boston

Mark Marguis
New Players Theatre Guild
15 Rollstone Street, Fitchburg

SUNDAY, May 22 
Dave Whitney
Bullfinchs Restaurant
730 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury

New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Ken's Steak House
Route 9, Framingham

Grace Kelly in Concert
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Massachusetts Celebrates International Jazz Day on April 30

Devlin’s in Brighton
The global community of jazz fans celebrated International Jazz Day on April 20, 2016, by performing live concerts, bringing music to the classrooms and singing the praises of this distinctly American art form that is now shared around the globe.
Massachusetts has a vibrant, year-round jazz scene that attracts musicians from across the globe, including Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Many come here to study or teach at schools like the Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, and UMass/Amherst and many others. See a list of Massachusetts colleges offering jazz courses.
JazzBoston held its JazzWeek from April 22-May 1 this year leading up to the International Jazz Day celebrations. 
MassJazz offers live jazz concerts throughout the year, as well as information on jazz radio programs, organizations, and promoters.
Here is a schedule of Jazz and Blues festivals in Massachusetts in 2016.
For information about visiting Massachusetts any time of year, contact the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. 

Re-imagine Mexico Concert at Berklee College of Music in Boston on May 5

Mexican music and culture is taking front stage on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay.  

Entitled Reimagine Mexico: A Musical Celebration, the 90 minute program features Berklee students performing original songs written or arranged by Mexican students, with a special performance by Berklee alumnus Alexander Acha, winner of the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist. 

The concert is a joint collaboration of Berklee College of Music and the Consulate General of MexicoAdmission is free. 

The concert is part of Berklee’s global initiatives, which include opportunities for students to experience Latin American culture. At Berklee, students can minor in performance studies in Latin music and pursue focused studies in Latin music. Artists can also participate in Berklee Latino, the college’s Spanish-language program, in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

The Consulate General of Mexico’s Cultural Program aims to foster a deeper knowledge of cultural diversity in New England through literature, poetry, cinema, theater, music, visual arts, and gastronomy.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit

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

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