Friday, April 29, 2011

Cassandre McKinley and Michael Payette Perform at Back Page Jazz Club in Lowell on Friday, April 29



Jazz singer Cassandre McKinley and bassist Michael Payette are performing at the Back Page Jazz & Comedy Club in Lowell Massachusetts on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 9:30 p.m.

McKinley, who recently released an album of Marvin Gaye songs entitled Till Tomorrow, is a popular performer whose influences range from Anita O'Day and Dinah Washington to Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.  Payette is a veteran bandleader and vocalist who appears frequently on radio and television ads in the Boston market.

For a schedule of upcoming shows at Back Page, located at 15 Kearney Square in downtown Lowell, click here.

For year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.


Ellen O'Brien Jazz Quartet Performing at Darryl's Corner Bar in Boston on April 29



Jazz singer Ellen O'Brien and her Quartet are performing at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen in Boston's South End on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Born and raised in the Boston area, O'Brien attended Berklee College of Music and has toured the world, performing at jazz festivals, concert halls and night clubs.  Her song set is a combination of acid jazz, neo-soul, funk and old school R&B.  Her band includes bassist Daniel Day, guitarist Justin Piper and drummer Dave Fox. 

Located at 604 Columbus Avenue in Boston's South End, Darryl's was opened last year by local business entrepreneur and jazz enthusiast Darryl Settles, who founded Boston's BeanTown Jazz Festival.

For year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events and jazz festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chapel Jazz Ensemble Performing at Bowker Auditorium in Amherst on Thursday, April 28



The Chapel Jazz Ensemble is performing at the Bowker Auditorium at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Thusday, April 28, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. 

The Ensemble, conducted by Felipe Salles and Thomas Giampietro, will be performing the music of Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer and Oliver Nelson.

Tickets to the concert are $10 to the general public and $5 for students, seniors and children. 

For details on the Music and Dance Department at UMass/Amherst, click here.

For year round details of jazz concerts, campus events, night clubs and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.



Jazz Bassist Avery Sharpe Performing on Cape Cod on Saturday, April 30, with Bart Weismann Jazz Group



Master bass player Avery Sharpe is performing with the Bart Weismann Jazz Group at the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill in the Cape Codder Restort in Hyannis, Cape Cod, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:00 p.m.

Sharpe spent over 20 years playing with the McCoy Tyner Quintet, and has performed with Art Blakley, John Blake, Elvin Jones and other jazz greats.

For year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

A Reason to Taste - Food and Jazz Gala at Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center on Thursday, April 28



A movable feast of great food and jazz is coming to the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center on Thursday, April 28, 2011, starting at 6:30 p.m.

A Reason to Taste features Chef Robert Harris, head of A Season to Taste Catering, and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Acclaimed pianist Danilo Perez, head of the Institute, will speak about jazz across cultures, traditions and generations.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge, which programs a variety of cultural activities throughout the year.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Jazz Singer Nadia Washington Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, April 27



Jazz singer Nadia Washington is performing at the BOND Restaurant | Lounge at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Dallas-born musician - who is influenced by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan - has been performing since she was a child.  She received the prestigious Bill Cosby Presidential Scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, and since then she has been performing in the New England region and up and down the East Cost.

For a full schedule of jazz acts every Wednesday night at BOND Lounge, click here.

For a year round schedule of jazz concerts, clubs, campus events and festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.


The Fringe jazz trio performing in Medfield on Thursday, April 28



The Fringe jazz trio is performing at First Parish Universal Unitarian Church in Medfield.  Massachusetts on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.  The church is located at 26 North Street in Medfield.

Formed in the 1970s and dedicated to free-association jazz, The Fringe consists of tenor sax player George Garzone, drummer Bob Gullotti, and bass player  John Lockwood.

Tickets are $10 ($7 for students) and proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic Lowell Mason House.  The concert is made possible be a grand from the Medfield Cultural Council.

For year round details on jazz concerts, clubs, festivals, campus events and other activities across Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Berklee's "Rethink Music" conference underway in Boston, April 25-27 at Hynes Convention Center



Berklee College of Music, along with MIDEM, Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and  Harvard Business School, have launched the Rethink Music conference, taking place at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston's Back Bay from April 25 through April 27, 2011.

The conference brings together a spectrum of creative artists, music administrators and business specialists to discuss the  rights challenges facing the music industry in the digital era, and to formulate ideas for the creation and distribution of new music and other creative works.

For a list of speakers at the conference, click here.

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

Harry Connick Jr. Performing in Boston, April 26-30 at Colonial Theatre



New Orleans jazz singer Harry Connick Jr and his Orchestra open a five-day engagement at Boston's Colonial Theatre from Tuesday, April 26 through Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Tickets to the show range from $126-$219 and can be ordered online.

The shows are presented by Broadway Across America.

For a complete list of upcoming  Broadway across American shows coming to Boston, click here

 For a complete list of jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, Sunday brunches and jazz festivals taking place year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.



Monday, April 25, 2011

Eric Jackson and Dayla Santurri Talk about Boston's JazzWeek '11 on BNN


Chis Lovett, news director at Boston Neighborhood Network, has done a great interview with Eric Jackson, jazz host at WGBH, and Dayla Santurri, General Manager of Scullers Jazz Club, discussing the upcoming activities for JazzWeek 'll, which runs from April 29 to May 8, 2011.

For more information, visit JazzBoston.org.


For year round jazz across Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.   For tourist information, go to MassVacation.com.

Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood Fest at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Wednesday, April 27



The Steven Branson Trio is performing at the 4th annual Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood celebration from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain.  Tickets are $10, available at the door.

The event is organized by the merchants, friends and residents of Egleston Square to benefit its Main Street program.

For a complete list of jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, Sunday brunches and jazz festivals taking place year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

Federico Aubele Performing at Regattabar in Cambridge on April 26



Argentinian singer-songwriter Federico Aubele is playing at the Regattabar in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.    Tickets are $16 and can be ordered online.

 Aubele has created a unique meld of tango, reggae, classical and electronic music that is original and imaginative. Moving from Buenos Aires to Berlin in 2011, he has also been influenced by 20th century composers like Schoenberg, Stockhausen and Ligeti.

For a complete schedule of upcoming events at Regattabar, click here.

For a complete list of jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, Sunday brunches and jazz festivals taking place year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jazz for Easter at the Beehive in Boston's South End, April 24



The Beehive Jazz Club in Boston's South End is celebrating Easter all day Sunday, April 24, 2011 with a feast of great jazz and great food prepared by noted executive chef Rebecca Newell.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. check out the Prix Fixe Brunch with live jazz and an Easter egg hunt from kids.

Then from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. there's a full menu with a speical performance of Boston Soul at 8:00 p.m.

For more details, click here.

For a complete list of jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, Sunday brunches and jazz festivals taking place year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.


For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

Friday, April 22, 2011

American Airlines Offering Discounts to Boston for JazzWeek 2011


JazzBoston and American Airlines, the Official Airline of Jazz Week, have partnered to provide an 8% discount to jazz fans all over the world who are planning a trip to Boston for Jazz Week '11. The discount is good through May 11, 2011. 

To find out more information about this special offer, including the discount code, click here.

For a full schedule of JazzWeek '11 activities, click here.

For a complete list of jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, Sunday brunches and jazz festivals taking place year round in Massachusetts, visit www.massjazz.com.

For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit www.MassVacation.com.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Florencia Gonzalez Big Band Performing at New England Conservatory in Boston Tonight, April 21



Jazz saxophonist Florencia Gonzalez and her 20--piece Big Band perform at Pierce Hall, St. Botolph Building at the New England Conservatory on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Born in Uruguay,  Gonzalez has studied classical and jazz composition and performance in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Boston, where she attended Berklee College of Music.

For a full schedule of her upcoming performances, click here.

For a complete list of jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, Sunday brunches and jazz festivals taking place year round in Massachusetts, visit www.massjazz.com.


For tourist information about Massachusetts, visit www.MassVacation.com.