Friday, April 9, 2010
Winner of the 2009 Mary Lou Williams ' Women in Jazz Piano Competition,' Staaf brings an original and wholly unique sound that suggests Eric Satie, Keith Jarrett and Mary Lou Williams herself, among other influences.
The Lily Pad is at 1353 Cambridge Street in Inman Square. Suggested donation is $8.
For details on jazz year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Gary Burton celebrates his amazing musical career with a special concert at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston on Thursday, April 8, 2010, starting at 8:15 p.m.
The six-time Grammy-winning vibraphonist is being joined by other musical giants like Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Julian Lage and others.
Tickets are $25-$35 for reserved seating, and can be purchased at the box office or at Ticketmaster by calling 617 931-2000.
Burton has been associated with Berklee College of Music for 50 years, as a student, professor and adminstrator.
For jazz year round in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
In addition to a schedule of events taking place in DC during April, JAM is also offering a free poster of JAM 2010 featuring an illustration of pianist Dave Brubeck.
To request a copy of the poster, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Kenny Barron, one of the great lyrical pianists of jazz, is playing four concerts at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge this weekend, April 2-3, 2010.
He is joined by Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass and Jonathan Blake on Drums. Tickets are $25.
Barron is regarded as one of the most influential pianists of his generation. He was recently honored with a 2010 Jazz Master Award bestowed by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), one of the nation's most prestigious awards.
To find jazz any time of the year in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
(Boston) -- Jazz Week ’10: “Made in Boston, Played in Boston” celebrates the special role the Boston jazz scene plays as incubator and stage for some of the most creative musicians in the world.
The ten day celebration, which runs from April 23 to May 2, offers more than 230 events at over 80 venues, many of them inspired by this year’s theme, Made in Boston, Played in Boston.
In addition to live concerts, JazzWeek also features rare films, jazz dance, and children’s events, plus tributes to influential figures in the city’s rich cultural history.
Jazz Week is coordinated and promoted for the fourth consecutive year by the nonprofit organization JazzBoston.
Jazz Week ’10 events are being added daily. Check the JazzBoston website for the full JazzWeek ’10 schedule of events.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
MOTT has set up a website to accept nominations from the public: www.massvacation.com/1000/index.php.
MassJazz is urging jazz lovers from across Massachusetts to submit their favorite jazz club or historical landmark to this project!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
The North Shore Jazz Project is presenting an afternoon of Latin Music: Jazz & Gypsy Flamenco, at the Chianti Tuscan Restaurant in Beverly, MA.
The event features Maxim Lubarsky Quintet (pictured above), Alexei Tsiganov Quintet and Peruvian master guitarist D Rafael.
Show times are 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.. Tickets are available at the door for $20 ($15 for students with ID).
Chianti Tuscan Restaurant is located at 285 Cabot Street in Beverly.
For year-round details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.
Friday, March 26, 2010
In this eloquent, witty homage to his father, McKay wrestles with his family's unsettling past to overcome his fear of commitment. As he helps his elderly father Jim, a jazz bass player, return home to Ireland, a parallel journey unfolds into an admiration for his dad and his innermost thoughts about love.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Best known for his 40-year association with the avant-garde artist Sun Ra, Patrick also played with jazz greats John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and many others, according to The Boston Globe.
The materials represent a treasure trove for musicians, educators and cultural historians, says Bill Banfield, director of Africana Studies at Berklee.
For details on jazz in Massachusetts year round, visit MassJazz.
Monday, March 15, 2010
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day in America's most Irish city, the Beehive Jazz Club in
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.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
He is performing with Kenny Werner and Oscar Castro-Neves.
In 2009, Mr. Thielmans was named an American Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more details, visit Sculler's Jazz Club.
For a complete list of jazz in Boston and throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Barnstable unveiled the Patti Page Way sign at Shoot Flying Hill in Centerville, Cape Cod on February 26, which was also officially declared Patti Page Day on the Cape.
Ms. Page attended the ceremony and was there to greet fans and admirers of the song.
Tourism officials say the song Old Cape Cod accentuated the many charms of the Cape and helped make it a tourism destination over the last 50 years.
Cape Cod has long been a jazz haven, with summer festivals in Provincetown, Chatham and Falmouth, and year round jazz clubs and concerts throughout the Cape.
For more information on jazz on the Cape, visit MassJazz.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Boston's Berklee College of Music is returning to Dublin, Ireland, April 5-11, to conduct improvisation workshops and to hold auditions for aspiring student musicians seeking scholarships to the prestigious university.
The program, now in its second year, is taking place at the Newpark Music Centre in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Students must apply online for the workshop by March 19.
Participating Berklee faculty members include Greg Badolato, Jim Kelly, John McGann, and Ken Zambello, along with Ronan Guilfoyle, artistic director of the Newpark Music Centre.
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Monday, February 22, 2010
The series is being produced and developed by Boston jazz entrepreneur Fred Taylor.
Upcoming concerts include
Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Act: Yoko Miwa Trio
Friday, February 12, 2010
The three-course Valentine’s Day dinner menu, available from 6:00 p.m., includes a glass of sparkling wine and dessert buffet at the Café’s famous Chocolate Bar.
Originally from Barbados, Trotman graduated from the Berklee College of Music and is one of Boston’s most popular jazz performers.
6:00 p.m. - Three-course Dinner, Chocolate Bar, and Glass of sparkling wine. Price: $75.00 per person
7:00 p.m. - Chocolate Bar and Glass of sparkling wine. Price: $50.00 per person
8:00 p.m. - Entertainment and Glass of sparkling wine. Price: $35.00 per person
Reservations are recommended, please call (617) 451-1900, ext. 7125.
The Langham Hotel is located at 250 Franklin Street in Downtown Boston.
For more information on jazz events during Valentine’s Day weekend and throughout the month, visit massjazz.com