Friday, December 15, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Tears Performing at The Cabot on Friday, December 15.


Fred Taylor's Jazz & Heritage Series is presenting the seminal jazz-rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears at The Cabot in Beverly at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017. 

Tickets to the show are $42.50 - $62.50 and can be purchased online or at the venue.


The band came together five decades ago and was among the first groups to meld rock and jazz into a unique genre-crossing sound.  


Find 
upcoming concerts at The Cabot.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit 
MassJazz.com.

Go to 
MassVacation.com for details on visiting Massachusetts.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jenny Jones & Black Owned Performing Soul/ R&B at Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen this Friday, December 15


Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen in Boston's South End presents soulful ensemble Black Owned, featuring vocalist Jenny Jones, from 7 - 11 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.

The band specializes in soul, R&B and contemporary songs.  Entertainment fee is five dollars.

Here is a schedule of upcoming live music at Darryl's, located at 604 Columbus Avenue, near the corner of Massachusetts Avenue.  Call 617 536-1100 for more information.

To enjoy live jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Esperanza Spalding named "Jazz Artist of the Year" at Boston Music Awards


Congratulations to jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding winner of Boston Music Award's "Best Jazz Artist of the Year." 

The awards were announced on December 7, 2017 at the House of Blues in Boston.  Here is a list of Boston Music Award winners in all categories.

Spalding is featured artist on the cover of the 2017-18 MassJazz Guide, a compendium of jazz activities and artists in Massachusetts.  The annual guide is published by Mass Office of Travel & Tourism.

Spalding is teaching at Harvard University's Music Department,

Formed in 1987, the Boston Music Awards celebrated its 30th anniversary this year as the longest-running regional music awards in the United States. 

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Performs at The Cabot in Beverly on Friday December 8


Fred Taylor’s Jazz & Heritage Series presents the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 8 at The Cabot in Beverly. 

Tickets are $28.50 - $48.50 and are available for purchase online

Formed in 1938 by the famous clarinetist Glenn Miller, the Orchestra today continues the distinct arrangements and harmonies that made the band so famous over the decades. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at The Cabot


Read more about the Massachusetts jazz scene in the MassJazz Guide

To learn about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs Christmas Concert at Emmanuel Church in Boston, December 9


The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 45th  Annual Christmas Concert at Emmanuel Church in Boston's Back Bay at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. 

The concert features joyful jazz carols and original compositions by Aardvark founder and music director Mark Harvey.  These compositions include The Prophet (December 1997), inspired by legendary social activist Kip Tiernan (1926-2011); Blue Butterfly (December 2009) for beloved storyteller Brother Blue; and No Walls, Aardvark’s anthem of inclusivity, first performed in December 2004 as a tribute to Doctors Without Borders. 

Tickets are $20 at the door.  Emmanuel Church is located at 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. For more information, please call 617-776-8778  or  617-452-3205.

For more details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

To learn about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti Performs at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on December 7-9, 2017


Grammy Award winner Chris Botti is performing three nights at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on December 7-9, 2017.  Tickets are $50-70 and available to order online. 

Botti is the largest-selling American instrumentalist artist, thanks to his ongoing association with PBS, which has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.  He has recorded with the Boston Pops, as well as Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Joni Mitchell, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and many others.

Read more about Chris Botti.

Here is a calendar of upcoming concerts at The Wilbur.

For more about jazz in Massachusetts read the current issue of the 2017-18 MassJazz Guide.

For details about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Les Zygomates November Lineup of Live Jazz & Blues on South Street in Boston


Don't miss great local jazz and blues at Les Zygomates Wine Bar on South Street in Boston's Leather District, just moments away from South Station.  The year-round music calendar features some of Boston's finest jazz and blues artists, as well as visiting musicians.

Check out the full menu, and make reservations here.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Theo Croker Quintet Performs at UMass in Amherst on Wednesday, November 15


Jazz trumpeter Theo Croker performs with his Quintet at Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Tickets range from $10-$35 and you can purchase online or at the venue. 

Croker is a recognized musician, singer and bandleader and the grandson of the late, great trumpeter Doc Cheatham. Croker's most recent recording, Escape Velocity, is described as a genre-bending journey through bop, soul, funk, R&B, and beyond.   It is produced by Dee-Dee Bridgewater. 

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com



Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Master Ukulele Star Jake Shimabukuro Performs at The Cabot on October 28


Renowned ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro performs at The Cabot Theatre in Beverly at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017, as part of Fred Taylor's Jazz & Heritage Series. 

Tickets to the show can be purchased online or at the venue. 

Shimabukuro combined the qualities of a long line of virtuoso ukulele players with modern rock musicians to create a sound that’s uniquely his own but still firmly grounded in Hawaiian tradition.

The Cabot is a distinguished performance space that first opened in 1920 as a vaudeville venue.  It has been completely restored in recent years and today is a popular destination for high quality performing arts.

Here are upcoming concerts in Fred Taylor's Jazz & Heritage Series

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pink Martini Performs at Cary Hall in Lexington on October 19


Pink Martini, the internationally acclaimed ensemble that fuses jazz, pop and show tunes into a multi-lingual celebration, performs at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

Purchase tickets online or at the venue.

Led by vocalist China Forbes, Pink Martini has just released its ninth album, Je Di Oui!.  Here is information on the band.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts from Spectacle Management.

Find year round information on live jazz in Massachusetts as MassJazz.com.

For details about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Jazz Legend Pharoah Sanders Headlines John Coltrane Memorial Concert on October 7 at Northeastern Universty


Jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders is performing at the 40th anniversary John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Blackman Theatre, Northeastern University, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the venue.

The annual concert is put together by the Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert, a non-profit organization of jazz musicians and scholars devoted to the music of Coltrane.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.




HONK! Festival of Activist Bands in Somerville & Cambridge this Weekend


Don't miss the annual HONK! Fest taking place in Davis Square, Somerville and Harvard Square, Cambridge the weekend of October 7-8, 2017

Here is the full schedule of bands participating. 

On Sunday, a parade of bands go from Davis Square to Harvard Square between noon and 2 p.m., followed by music on the main stage of the Oktober Fest until 6 p.m..

HONK! Fest is free and open to the public.

Find more live jazz and blues in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Free Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Takes Place on Saturday, September 30


Story on Beantown from MassJazz Guide 

Don't miss the free annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Boston's South End neighborhood.

The festival features dozens of jazz performances, plus a marketplace of food vendors, artisans, and jazz organizations.

You can pick up a free copy of the MassJazz Guide from the WGBH, JazzBoston and Berklee College of Music exhibit booths.

On the festival site, check out Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen, which offers live jazz year round.

Find year round jazz at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Jazz Festivals in Massachusetts this Fall


Check out these great jazz festivals taking place in Massachusetts in September and October, 2017, taking place from Boston and Cambridge/Somerville to Falmouth, Cape Cod and Pittsfield in the Berkshires.

You can find more details on Massachusetts' robust jazz scene through the newly published MassJazz Guide, a 40 page magazine listing festivals and concerts, nightclubs and jazz brunches, college courses and radio stations and much more. 

Read MassJazz Guide online or pick up a free copy at one of these outlets.

For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to massvacation.com.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Newton Jazz Festival, September 24, Features Gypsy Jazz 400 Group


The annual Newton Jazz Festival takes place from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, 2017 and features the Gypsy Jazz 400, featuring jazz violinist Tomoko Iwamoto.

The festival is free and open to the public, and is the first of several jazz festivals in Massachusetts this fall.

Find more about the live jazz scene in Massachusetts by picking up a free copy of MassJazz Guide, 2017-2018, a free, 40 page magazine with profiles of artists, schedules of concerts, and other resources such as jazz brunches, concerts, college courses, nightclubs and more.

For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

NEW MASSJAZZ GUIDE PROMOTES VIBRANT JAZZ SCENE IN MASSACHUSETTS


(Boston) - The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) has released its 2017-2018 MassJazz Guide showcasing the Bay State’s vibrant year-round jazz scene of festivals, concerts, night clubs, jazz brunches, college courses and radio programs.

The free, 40-page MassJazz Guide includes stories on celebrated jazz musicians such as bassist Esperanza Spalding and pianist Yoko Miwa, jazz singer and radio executive Amanda Carr of WICN-FM and the New England Jazz Hall of Fame in Worcester. Berklee College of Music’s new partnership with the Shanghai Conservatory in China is covered, along with the upcoming Beantown Jazz Festival and other festivals in Massachusetts this fall.

Read the online version here.



Jazz promoters such as Fred Taylor, Berkshires Jazz, Woods Hole Jazz Series, Northampton Jazz Series, John Coltrane Memorial Concert and Mandorla Music are profiled, along with WGBH-FM’s award-winning jazz programs.

The 2017-2018 issue features notable Boston jazz clubs such as Les Zygomates Wine Bar, Darryl’s Corner Kitchen + Bar and Slade’s Bar & Grill, while also listing jazz brunches throughout the state.

The free MassJazz Guide is available at visitor kiosks, college campuses, and venues where live jazz is heard year-round.  See Distribution here.

Find ongoing information on live jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com, the Mass Jazz blog or on Twitter.com@massjazz and Facebook.com/MassJazz/

 For more information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.



Monday, September 11, 2017

All Star Jazz Musicians Perform at the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Concert at Berklee Performance Center on September 12



An all-star ensemble of jazz and blues musicians are performing a benefit concert for the Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. 

 ·         Grammy-winning percussionist and composer Terri Lyne Carrington 
·         Grammy-winning jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist Kurt Elling
·         Grammy-winning jazz pianist, composer, and educator Danilo PĂ©rez 
·         Grammy-winning bassist and composer John Patitucci
·         Acclaimed chart-topping jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell, 
·         Rising saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly 
·         Renowned jazz piano virtuoso and composer Monty Alexander
·         Rising trumpeter and composer Jason Palmer, 
·         Singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson
·         Longtime Boston trumpeter and bandleader Bo Winiker
·         Blues legend James Montgomery

Robin Young  of WBUR-FM, Boston's NPR news station, will host the event along with Kelly.





Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Les Zygomates September Lineup of Live Jazz & Blues on South Street in Boston


Don't miss great local jazz and blues at Les Zygomates Wine Bar on South Street in Boston's Leather District, just moments away from South Station.  The year-round music calendar features some of Boston's finest jazz and blues artists, as well as visiting musicians.

Check out the full menu, and make reservations here.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The 10th Annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest in Oak Bluffs, September 1 - 3



The 10th Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest takes place at Union Chapel in Oak Bluffs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3, 2017.

The annual 3-day concert series is produced by Shelia Baptista, President of Lewis and Kirk Music, Inc. 

Tickets are available online.

The main goal of Martha’s Vineyard Jazz & Blues Summerfest is to empower women in the music and art industry and empower women to fight cancer. The event donates funds to two breast cancer organizations – The Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Group and Support Connection of NY.

The 2017 lineup includes:

Friday, September 1

SAGE is an all-women’s jazz blues and contemporary ensemble featuring Bernice Brooks, Tia Fuller, Kersten Stevens, Miriam Sullivan, Ragan Whiteside, and Miki Hayama.

Etana, a Jamaican-born singer, debuted in 2006 as one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in reggae.

Saturday, September 2

Jazzmeia Horn is a Nubian jazz singer, winner of the 2015 Thelonius Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition, and known as one of New York’s rising stars.

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney is a stand-up comedian, motivational speaker, published author, poet, writer, Founder/Executive Director for the non-profit community based organization Alternative Careers in the Arts, and named one of the 200 African American Women who has changed the world by Essence Magazine.

Sunday, September 3


Grace Kelly is a 24-year-old saxophonist, singer, and composer who wrote her first song at age seven, and recently won “Jazz Artist of the Year” in the 2016 Boston Music Awards and “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2016.

Wayna is a Grammy-nominated, Eithiopian-born, sing/songwriter who was called “a standout on the indie front” by Billboard Magazine.

Full bios are available here.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Friday, August 25, 2017

Boston Jazz Fest at Seaport Marine Park is Saturday, August 26


The annual Boston Jazz Fest takes place from noon to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 26 at the Flynn Marine Park in South Boston.

Among the featured performers:  Elan Trotman, Sivani Arbel, Matt Savage, Pat Braxton, Erena Terakubo and Groovalottos.

Find year round jazz by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.



Monday, August 14, 2017

2017 Salem Jazz & Soul Fest is August 19-20


The 11th Salem Jazz and Soul Festival takes place on August 19-20, 2017 along the sandy shores of Salem Willows.  The event is free and open to the public.

This year's festival kicks off on Saturday, August 19 with the Salem H.S. Jazz Band and ends with The A-beez, a Boston-based music collective dedicated to soul, funk and R&B.

On Sunday, the festival opens with the North Shore Jazz Project All-Stars and closes with the BT/ALC Big Band.  Here is a full schedule of performances.  

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to North of Boston CVB, Salem Tourism Office or MassVacation.com.


Friday, August 11, 2017

New Black Eagle Band Performs at The Firehouse Center for the Arts on August 12



New Black Eagle Jazz Band performs at The Firehouse Centerfor the Arts in Newburyport at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online.

New Black Eagle Band formed in 1971 and is known for their New Orleans Style Jazz, gospel, and blues sound.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Rebecca Parris Performs at The Maudslay Arts Center in Newburyport on August 12


Rebecca Parris performs at The Maudslay Arts Center in Newburyport at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online.

Rebecca Parris is a Massachusetts native, and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist known for having emotion and authenticity in her voice. 

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Boston's Les Zygomates Offers Tasty Jazz, Blues and Cuisine Year Round


Check out the August 2017 jazz schedule at Les Zgyomates at 129 South Street in Boston's Leather District.

Conveniently located in Boston’s Leather District across from the South Station Train and Bus terminal on South Street, Les Zgyomates offers live jazz and blues performances during dinner for Tuesday-Saturday evenings

Among the regular performers are Yoko Miwa, Mark Greel, Yvonne Aubert and Joe Bellomo. 

Visit winebar129.com for more details.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Soul Singer Booker T. Jones Performs at The Cabot in Beverly on August 11


Singer, multi-instrumentalist composer Booker T. Jones performs at The Cabot Theatre in Beverly at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online.

Known for pushing music boundaries and forming modern soul music, Booker T. Jones is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musician Hall of Fame inductee, winner of four Grammy Awards, and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The Cabot Theatre is a newly-restored concert hall north of Boston that brings in great artists throughout the year. 

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Woods Hole Jazz Series Presents Hilary Gardner and Ehud Asherie on Thursday, August 13


The Woods Hole Summer Jazz Series is presenting jazz vocalist Hilary Gardner and pianist Ehud Asherie at Highland Hall & Gardens in Falmouth at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2017.

Tickets are $25.

Rated one of the top rising female jazz vocalists by Downbeat Magazine, Hilary Gardner has a fresh, clear and beautiful voice, whether singing jazz standards, Broadway tunes, or contemporary jazz. 

She is joined by stellar Israeli pianist Ehud Asherie. The New Yorker magazine describes him as “a master of swing and stride.”



The venue is located at 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.


12th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival on Cape Cod is August 10 & 14


Molly Ringwald 

The 12th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival on Cape Cod takes place in Provincetown on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. and in Cotuit on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online.

The performances include:

August 10
Molly Ringwald, best known for her acting, she began singing and performing with her father’s jazz band at three-years-old.

Takumi Kakimoto, a student at the Berklee College of Music who started playing piano at the age of five.

August 14
Ken Peplowski, known as one of the world's best jazz clarinetists.

Atla & MattDeChamplain, a vocal and piano duo.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.com 

DOT Jazz Series features Gerry Beaudoin Trio in Dorchester on August 10

Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin and his trio perform a concert at the Parish of All Saints' Peabody Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the venue or online

The concert is part of a new quarterly DOT Jazz Series being initiated in Dorchester by Mandorlan Music, a group that also runs jazz concerts in Somerville.

Beaudoin is a Waltham native who studied at Berklee College of Music.  He was influenced by guitarists like Duke Robbilard and Bucky Pizzarelli. Beaudoin's trio includes his son Gerald Beaudoin III on vibraphone and Neil Patton on bass. 

Located at 200 Ashmont Street, Peabody Hall is part of the vibrant Ashmont neighborhood in Dorchester.  Read more about Ashmont Main Street

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

To find tourism information, visit MassVacation.com.   





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival on August 12 Features Lizz Wright, Zaccai Curtis and Rebirth Brass Band


The annual Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival takes place in downtown Springfield, MA on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

This year's festival has a stellar line-up of jazz performers such as vocalist Lizz Wright, Zaccai Curtis, Miles Mosley, Rebirth Brass Band and more.  See full schedule here.

Here is a schedule of jazz & blues festivals in Massachusetts in 2017.   Find year round details on live jazz at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, contact ValleyVisitor.com or MassVacation.com.

Blues Legend Buddy Guy Performs at the Melody Tent in Hyannis on August 10


Buddy Guy performs with special guest Quinn Sullivan at the Melody Tent in Hyannis, Cape Cod at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

A legendary American blues guitarist and singer, Buddy Guy was ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Northampton Jazz Workshop series in August features Greg Abate, Jamie Baum, Mark Lewis, Green Street Quintet & Jason Palmer

The Northampton Jazz Workshop featuring the Green Street Trio has a great line-up of guest artists in August, taking place on Tuesday nights at the City Sports Grill, Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant Street in Northampton.

Now in its 7th season, the Workshop features a different guest soloist each week for a one-hour concert/dinner show followed by an open jazz jam session.

Among the guest musicians performing with the Green Street Trio are flutist Jamie Baum, saxophonists Greg Abate and Mark Lewis, and trumpeter Jason Palmer.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Friday, August 4, 2017

The 6th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival on August 6-13 at The Shlain Liu Performance Center



The 6th Annual Rockport Jazz Festival takes place at The Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport from Sunday, August 6 to Sunday, August 13.

Tickets available online.

The performances include:

August 6 at 5 p.m. Cecile McLorinSalvant, a Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter with influences of jazz, blues, folk, and classical sounds in her music

August 10 at 8 p.m. Fred HerschTrio, proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair

August 11 at 8 p.m. Danilo Perez with Ben Street & Lee Fish

August 12 at 8 p.m. PaulaCole, a Grammy winning artist whose music features early to mid-20th century American jazz

August 12 at 2 p.m. Diva Jazz Orchestra, an all-women 15 piece band

August 13 at 7 p.m. John Pizzarelli, a guitarist and singer known for combining jazz and Brazilian music

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Cecile McLorin Salvant Performs at Shalin Liu Performance Center on August 6



Cecile McLorin Salvant performs at The Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Cecile McLorin Salvant is a Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and songwriter with influences of jazz, blues, folk, and classical sounds in her music.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Thursday, August 3, 2017

25th Annual Onset Blues Festival on August 5 in Onset



Onset Blues Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from noon to 9:00 p.m. at Prospect Park in Onset Village.

Tickets and general information are available here.

The festival features Gil David Correia & The Shameless.

Guest starts include Diane Blue, a crowd-pleasing entertainer with her voice and harmonica; 

Jerry Portnoy, a harmonica blues musician, who has toured with Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton;

Cheryl Arena, also a harmonica blues musician and a Boston native;

GregPiccolo, a saxophonist from the jump blues band Roomful of Blues.


Full line up and bios are available here.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

Tower of Power and Average White Band Perform at The Music Circus Tent on August 5



Tower of Power and Average White Band perform at The Music Circus Tent in Cohasset at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

Tickets can be purchased online.

Then, on Sunday, August 6, the two bands perform at the Melody Tent in Hyannis, Cape Cod.  Buy tickets here.  

Tower of Power, formed in 1968, is an American R&B-based horn section from Oakland, California.

Average White Band is a Scottish funk and R&B band from the 1970s.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com

2nd Annual Dudley Jazz Festival Takes Place in Dorchester on August 5



The 2nd annual Dudley Jazz Festival takes place at the Mary Hannon Park in Dorchester starting at noon ton Saturday, August 5, 2017.  The park is located at 613 Dudley Street.

Organized by the Creative Cultural Arts, a non-profit ground that provides performance opportunities for musicians deserving wider recognition.

The festival is free and open to the public.   Among the highlights is a performance by The Makanda Project featuring the compositions and arrangements of Kuumba Frank Lacy. 

The Makanda Project

Here is the schedule for the festival: 




4:30 p.m. The Makanda Project
Kurtis Rivers, Joe Ford – alto saxophone
Arni Cheatham, Sean Berry – tenor saxophone
Charlie Kohlhase – baritone saxophone
Jerry Sabatini, Phil Grenadier – trumpet
Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Sarah Politz, Bill Lowe – trombone
John Kordalewski – piano
John Lockwood – bass
Yoron Israel – drums
For more information about the Dudely, contact Creative Cultural Arts at 617-631-9808

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at massjazz.com

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com