Showing posts with label massachusetts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label massachusetts. Show all posts

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New Black Eagle Jazz Band Performing at South Shore Conservatory on Saturday, July 17

New Orleans-style jazz is on the menu tonight at the popular band, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band takes to the stage at the Jane Carr Amphitheatre in Hingham, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 17, at 7:00 p.m.

The show is part of the Evenings under the Stars series sponsored by the South Shore Conservatory.

The band has been together for nearly 40 years and has a vast repertoire of over 600 songs, ranging from Scott Joplin tunes and gospel music to Dixieland and blues.

Tickets are $15 and $25 and can be ordered online.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Jose James and Jef Neve at Regattabar in Cambridge on June 16

Jazz vocalist Jose James and Belgian pianist Jef Neve are performing at the Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or by calling 617 395-7757.

The show celebrates the release of their new CD, For All We Know, issued by Impulse! Records.

James, born and raised in Minneapolis, is the son of a jazz saxophonist from Panama. James studied at the New School in New York City before moving to London, where he is based.

Neve is one of Europe's rising jazz stars. He debuted his first piano concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra in 2009, and has released five best-selling albums.

Regattabar Jazz
Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square
617 661-5099

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Friday, April 30, 2010

Corinne Bailey Rae and Daniel Merriweather at Boston's House of Blues, April 30

British vocalist Corinne Bailey Rae appears at Boston's House of Blues with Daniel Merriweather on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.).

Since releasing her self-titled debut album in 2006, the 30 year old singer and song writer has gained a worldwide audience of music lovers, as well as several Grammy nominations.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $35 for reserved seating. For more information call 1 888 693 BLUE (2583)

House of Blues Boston is located at 15 Lansdowne Street, just outside of Kenmore Square and in the shadow of Fenway Park.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Boston Jazz Club Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Band

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day in America's most Irish city, the Beehive Jazz Club in Boston is hosting its third annual Irish celebration on Wednesday, March 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m, featuring Celtic band Tri.

Tri consists of award-winning bagpiper Matthew Phelps, fiddler Doug Lamey and guitarist Cliff McCann. They’ll be joined by step dancers Pamela Campbell and Christine Morrison.

Beehive Chef Rebecca Newell has created several Irish-inspired specials including corned beef and cabbage flatbread with sauerkraut and cheese, Finann Haddie Smoked fish & chips, and Grilled Lamb Chops with colcannon mashed potatoes.

There is no cover charge and dinner reservations are recommended.

The Beehive
541 Tremont Street
Boston MA 02116


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Monday, July 20, 2009

Massachusetts Upbeat about Jazz Tourism

New Marketing Initiative Celebrates Bay State’s Jazz Scene
(Boston) - Massachusetts is singing the praises of its vibrant jazz scene to visitors this summer, as tourism officials introduce MassJazz, a new marketing initiative to promote the Bay State’s extensive jazz activities year round to the tourism industry.

Organizers of the campaign have issued a 40-page MassJazz Travel Guide detailing hundreds of outdoor and indoor concerts, jazz festivals, nightclubs, radio programs, hotel brunches and jazz connections for out-of-town visitors and local residents. Details are also available on

“The beauty of jazz is its influence from musical cultures from across the world, while remaining a distinctly American art form,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “We want to translate the unique features of Massachusetts’s jazz heritage into a strong tourism brand that appeals to both domestic and international visitors.”

While promoting jazz concerts, festivals and clubs, organizers also plan to support the state’s hospitality industry by publicizing jazz gigs and jazz brunches in hotels, restaurants and other venues.

“All summer and fall visitors can hear great jazz from Boston to the Berkshires, Cape Cod to the North Shore, and everywhere in between,” said Betsy Wall, executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism. “Our goal is to offer jazz as a new way of showcasing the many cultural and hospitality amenities Massachusetts has to offer.”

Wall pointed to the strong jazz presence in regions across the state, with festivals taking place in Boston, Falmouth, Lenox, Marblehead, Melrose, Pittsfield, Provincetown, Salem and Worcester over the next four months.

“Of the many cultural riches we have in Massachusetts, our jazz treasures deserve to be celebrated in the tourism industry,” said MassJazz founder Michael P. Quinlin, who developed the campaign with Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, Berklee College of Music, Tanglewood Jazz Festival and other jazz advocates in the state.

Quinlin said that Massachusetts has a stellar tradition of producing popular jazz musicians like pianist Chick Corea, drummer Roy Haynes, saxophonists Sonny Stitt, Phil Woods and many others.

In addition, Massachusetts offers some of the world’s best jazz study programs at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, UMASS/Amherst and other universities throughout the state. Numerous jazz leaders have studied or taught in Massachusetts, including Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, Archie Shepp and Yusef Lateef.

“Today thousands of young people are studying music here, and there is a long tradition of jazz musicians learning their craft here and taking it out to the rest of the world,” said Tom Riley, vice president of external affairs at Berklee. The college also hosts the annual BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston each September, which draws upwards of 70,000 participants.

In addition to bolstering visitor attendance at BeanTown, Tanglewood and a dozen other jazz festivals across the state, organizers hope to develop music education as a tourism product too. They’ll also promote summer jazz courses offered at local universities and at cultural venues like Jacob’s Pillow, which offers jazz dance workshops each July.

The MassJazz Travel Guide is available for free in tourism centers around the state and in local concert venues, jazz clubs, hotels and restaurants. It is being distributed to incoming conventions, tour operators and travel agencies throughout North America and to select international outlets.

For up-to-date information about jazz activities year round, visit To request further information, contact MassJazz at 617 696 9880 or

About MOTT:

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. MOTT serves as a leader in the tourism industry, working with the public and private sectors to stimulate the Massachusetts economy by generating state and local tax revenues, creating jobs and supporting the growth of travel-related businesses. Tourism is an integral part of the state’s economy, generating over $887.2 million in state and local taxes and $14.2 billion in travel related expenditures. The industry supports 125,800 in-state jobs.
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About MassJazz:

MassJazz is a concerted, statewide effort initiated in 2009 to promote a full range of live jazz performances, community events, educational courses and related cultural activities to the convention and visitors industry. Working with the state’s travel and tourism agencies, MassJazz is developing a singular program that brands Massachusetts as a jazz destination for domestic and international visitors. Its goal is to develop visitor packages with hotels, restaurants, performing arts venues and travel services to create an alluring new tourism campaign that stimulates the local economy.