Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lance Houston Jazz Quartet Performing at Tamo Bar on Boston Waterfront Tonight!



Flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his jazz quartet are performing outdoors at the Tamo Bar at the Seaport Boston Hotel in the Seaport District on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

The Berklee-graduate and his talented group play a wide range of cool jazz songs perfect for the warm summer breezes.  Houston's sound has been compared to jazz great Freddie Hubbard.

Tamo Bar is one of Boston's finest new gathering spots, thanks to the culinary genius of Chef Rachel Klein, the terrific staff at Tamo, and the scenic beauty of Boston Harbor.

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

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


Greg Abate and Yoko Miwa Performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, June 1



Jazz saxophonist, composer and teacher Greg Abate is performing with pianist Yoko Miwa at Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Guest Suites by Hilton Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $22 ($60 for dinner and show) and can be ordered online.

Located at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Boston's Allston neighborhood, Scullers is regarded as one of the country's best jazz venues.

For a schedule of upcoming events at Scullers click here.

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

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

Monday, May 30, 2011

Boston Pops and Michael Feinstein Pay Tribute to Frank Sinatra at Symphony Hall on Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1



The Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart, is welcoming Michael Feinstein to Boston Symphony Hall for a tribute to Frank Sinatra on Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1, 2011.

Feinstein, known as the Ambassador of the American Songbook,  performs over 150 shows a year and in 2009 released The Sinatra Project and was the subject of a PBS special on the American Songbook.

For a full schedule of this season's Boston Pops performances, click here.

For more cultural events in greater Boston visit MassJazz.com.

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

Friday, May 27, 2011

Great Live Jazz and Blues in Boston Area Today, Friday, May 27


There's a lot of great live jazz and blues happening in the Boston area on Friday, May 27, 2011.

See some suggestions here:

Akashic Record
541 Tremont Street, Boston

Valerie Stephens
604 Columbus Avenue, South End
 Terminals: performed by SO Percussion and Bobby Previte
ICA/Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston Seaport District

Roomful of Blues
CD Release Party for Hook, Line and Sinker
Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge

No Static and Latin Caribbean Night
212 Hampshire Street Cambridge

Rebecca Paris with Mike Turk
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Hotel
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Bob Nieske Band / Marty Ballou
Prudential Tower
Back Back, Boston 

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Conductor John Williams Leads the Boston Pops in Hooray for Holywood on Thursday, May 26



John Williams, laureate conductor of the world-famous Boston Pops, is returning to Boston Symphony Hall on Thursday, May 26, 2011 to conduct an evening of music entitled Hooray for Holywood.

Among the songs featured: Imperial March from The Emperor Strikes Back, Suite from Casablanca, and Suite from Far & Away.

Guest musicians include Keisuke Wakao on oboe and  Tamara Smirnova on violin.

Tickets to the show are $51 - $101 and can be purchased online.

For a full schedule of the Boston Pops season, click here.

For year round jazz concerts and other musical events in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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





 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jazz Concert on Henri Matisse at Boston's Cathedral Church of St. Paul on Thursday, May 26


The Chris Bakriges Trio is giving a recital entitled Reflections on Henri Matisse's Jazz at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in downtown Boston on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at noon.

The recital is a musical reflection on French painter Henri Matisse's important art book, Jazz, published in 1947 and part of his innovative "painting with scissors" phase.

Cathedral Church of St. Paul is located at 138 Tremont Street, directly across the the Park Street Station on Boston Common.

For year round jazz concerts, nightclubs, campus events, brunches and festivals in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NEC Youth Jazz Orchestra Performing Monk, Mingus at Jordan Hall in Boston on May 25



The highly acclaimed NEC Youth Orchestra of the New England Conservatory is giving a final spring concert at Jordan Hall in Boston on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The NEC Youth Orchestra is led by Ken Schaphorst, chair of the Jazz Studies Department at NEC and founding member of the Boston Jazz Composers Alliance.

Schaphorst created the Orchestra in 2008 as a way to instruct talented high school musicians on the art of jazz.  It is open to pre-college-age trumpet, trombone, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass, and percussion players.

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

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

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jazz Guitarist Larry Baione Performing at Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown on May 23



Larry Baione, chair of the Guitar Department at the Berklee College of Music, is performing at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, Massachusetts on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $18 general admission and $15 for students and seniors, and can be ordered online..

Baione is joined by his trio, John Repucci on bass, Jon Hazilla on drums, and Bill Pierce on sax.  The group performs some of Baione's original compositions plus songs by Duke Ellington, Sonny Clark and Hank Mobley.

For a schedule of upcoming activities at Arsenal Center for the Arts, click here.

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

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


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Singer Karrin Allyson Performing at Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, May 21



Grammy-nominated jazz singer Karrin Allyson is performing two shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $25 each and can be ordered online.

Known as a 'musician's musician,' Karrin released her 13th album in April, Round Midnight.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Friday, May 20, 2011

North Shore Jazz Project is Presenting Jazz Singer Showcase on Saturday, May 21



The North Shore Jazz Project is presenting a Jazz Singers Showcase this Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., with a line up of great local singers.

Tickets to the event are $18 and can be reserved online.

Some of the jazz singers performing that night include John Archer, Stephen Smith, Bob D'Agostino, Dan Murphy, Steve Heck and Linda Amero.

The North Shore Jazz Project is a non-profit group dedicated to music education, performance and appreciation in the cities and towns north of Boston, Massachusetts.

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




Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jazz Singer Rachel Price Performing at Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, May 19



Rachel Price, a young jazz singer with a voice like Ella Fitzgerald, is performing at Sculler's Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites Hilton Hotel in Boston on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

The 23-year-old singer, who graduated from the New England Conservatory,  is performing with her trio, which includes Warren Wolf on piano and vibes, Erik Privert on bass and Dave Brophy on drums.  She has reinvigorated many classic jazz standards such as You Go to My Head, the Trolley Song and Skylark.

For a schedule of upcoming performances at Sculler's, click here.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Boston's Beehive Jazz Club Celebrating President Obama's Visit with Hawaiian Pizza and Live Jazz



The Beehive Jazz Club in Boston's South End is celebrating President Barack Obama's visit to the city with an after-party this evening starting at 7:00 p.m., where it will serve "Hawaiian pizza a la Obama" along with live jazz until 2:00 a.m.

The club is located in the basement floor of the Boston Center for the Arts where President Obama held a fundraiser this afternoon at the Cyclorama and spoke to his supporters.   The Beehive opened four years ago and features live jazz nightly. 

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

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



Afro-Latin Band Performing at Cafe Tatant in Boston on Thursday, May 19


African and world beat drumming star Cornel Coley and Sugarfoot perform this week at Cafe Tatant at the Roxbury Center for the Arts in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood on Thursday, May 19, 2011.

The group performs a lively selection of original songs and well-loved hits and everything from salsa, bossa nova and samba to jazz, soul and world beat.

It's a dinner club format, reminiscent of old style jazz clubs.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for drinks, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., and the music begins at 8:00 p.m. Ethnica Gourmet Catering provides the food.

Tickets to the show are $12 each; meal and show combo is $28; and meal and show for two people is $54.  Tickets can be ordered online.

For a schedule of upcoming events at the Roxbury Center for the Arts, located at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street in Roxbury, click here.

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

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


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Liberty Hotel in Boston has Acoustic Jazz with Daniel Bennett Group on Wednesday, May 18



The Daniel Bennett Group is performing an acoustic jazz set at the Liberty Hotel bar this Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Located at 215 Charles Street in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Liberty Hotel is a premier luxury hotel built on the former Charles Street Jail.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jazz Singer Samantha Farrell Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, May 18



Rising star Samantha Farrell has a return engagement at BOND Lounge at Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The singer/songwriter, originally from Boston and now living in Los Angeles, has been described by Ben Evans of the Huffington Post as possessing "a liquor-honey voice, deft guitar work and slightly melancholic tones that meld to form an arching and elegant aural tapestry."

Samantha's show is part of the new BOND Jazz Experiment that features upcoming and established jazz artists on Wednesday nights.  A special menu is available.  For reservations, call 617 956-8765.

For a full schedule of artists coming to the BOND Restaurant and Lounge, click here.

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

For visitor information on Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.