Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Live Jazz at BOND Restaurant at Langham Boston Hotel on Wednesday, June 15, features Jesse Scheinin



Young standout saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is performing at  BOND Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Boston on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 7:00 to 10:00  p.m.

A native of Santa Cruz, California, Scheinin is at the Berklee College of Music and a regular perform on the Boston jazz scene.


BOND Jazz Experiment, which runs from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. each Wednesday, highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz spectrum, including classic jazz from the American Songbook, rhythm and blues and funk.  For reservations call 617 956-8765.

Located at the Langham Boston Hotel,  BOND Restaurant & Lounge is open seven days a week, offering gourmet sandwiches for lunch, afternoon tea, and global cuisine for dinner, plus an extensive wine list and distinctive cocktails. A special jazz menu is available on Wednesdays.

For a full schedule of artists through April visit BONDBoston.com and click on events.

For year round jazz in concert halls, clubs, hotel lounges and college campuses throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

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

Monday, June 13, 2011

Trumpeter Byron Stripling Pays Tribute to Louie Armstrong at Boston Pops Concert on June 14-15



Jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling is paying homage to trumpet legend Louie Armstrong in the American Icons concert with the Boston Pops Orchestra, taking place on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 14-15, 2011 at Boston Symphony Hall.

Tickets to the concert are $21 - $91 and can be purchased online.

Also on the program is master clarinetist Thomas Martin for a tribute to Benny Goodman,  and gospel vocalist Renee King, who performs selections from Gershwin, Bernstein and other composers.

Thomas Wilkins, musical director for the Omaha Symphony, is guest conductor for the evening.

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

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

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




Saturday, June 11, 2011

R&B Sensation AHMIR performs on Boston Rock & Blues Concert Cruise on Sunday, June 12



Boston-based singing sensation Ahmir, the top R&B band on YouTube, is performing on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise in Boston Harbor on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Also performing A Capella group Ball in the House,also based in Boston.

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

For a full schedule of bands performing on the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise this summer, click here.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.



Friday, June 10, 2011

Wally's Jazz Cafe in Boston wins Award from Jazz Journalists Association


Wally's Jazz Club in Boston's South End, is being honored with a Jazz Heroes award by the prestigious Jazz Journalists Association in New York City this weekend.

JazzBoston, which nominated the family-run jazz club for the award, has organized a party to celebrate the occasion on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Wally's, simultaneous to the Jazz Journalists award ceremony in New York City.

WGBH jazz radio hosts Eric Jackson and Steve Schwartz will be at Wally's to present the family with the award when it is announced in New York.

For more details visit Wally's Jazz Cafe or JazzBoston.

For information about the Jazz Journalists Association, click here.

For year round jazz activities throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.


Gospel Singing Star Oleta Adams Performs at Scullers in Boston on June 10-11



International gospel and R&B star Oleta Adams is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2011, at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

Tickets to the show are $38 and can be ordered online.  A show-and-dinner package is also available by calling 617 562-4111.

Adams, whose seven albums have sold over 2.5 million copies, has toured the world with Luther Vandross, Phil Collins, Tears for Fears and other performers.  

For a schedule of live events at Scullers this summer, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fireplace Restaurant Hosts annual Latin Music Fest in Brookline on June 11-12


The Fireplace Restaurant  is hosting a two-day Latin Music Fest on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 1634 Beacon Street in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The Fest goes from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night and features an outdoor stage with dance floor, plus food and beverage available outdoors.  Tickets to the Fest are $22 in advance and $30 the day of the event.  To purchase online click here.

Among the bands on Saturday:  Camelia Latinjazz Sextet, Tentumbao, Florencia Gonzalez Candombe Project, and Samba Tremeterra Percusion Ensemble.

On Sunday the bands include IRESI, Grupo Fantasia, Mango Blue, Receita de Samba and Cinco Son.

For a schedule of live jazz at the Fireplace in June, click here.

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

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

Arturo O'Farrill Trio Performs at Regattabar Jazz Club in Cambridge on Friday, June 10



Jazz pianist Arturo O'Farrill is performing with his trio - Ruben Rodriguez on bass and Vince Cherico on drums - at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be ordered online.

A renowned performer, educator and expert on Afro-Latin jazz, O'Farrill was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City.  His father, Chico O'Farrill, was leader of the famous Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra.

For a full schedule of jazz at the Regattabar, click here.

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

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



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boston Jazz Drummer Roy Haynes on David Letterman Show Tonight! June 8, 2011



Legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes is appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman this evening, June 8, 2011 as part of drum solo week on the show, according to JazzCorner.

Haynes, who grew up in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood, is considered one of the world's best jazz drummers.  In February he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 51st annual Grammy Awards.

Boston Herald jazz writer Bob Young noted, "Roxbury-born Roy Haynes has kept some pretty good company in his nearly seven decades in the music business. Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Pat Metheny have all shared the stage with the man known as the father of modern jazz drumming."

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

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

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jazz Guitarist Freddie Bryant Performs at Ryles in Cambridge on Wednesday, June 8



Freddie Bryant and the Kaleideoscope Trio perform at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 9:00 p.m.

The group features Byrant on electric, nylon and 12-string guitars, Oscar Sagnaro on bass and Mark Walker on Drums. 

Tickets to the show are $10, and you can make reservations by calling 617 876-9330.


For a schedule of live performances at Ryles in June, click here.

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

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

American Idol Katharine McPhee Performs with Boston Pops on Wednesday, June 8



Rising singing star Katharine McPhee, a finalist on American Idol, is appearing with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $21-$91 and can be reserved by calling 617 266-1200.
 
McPhee, who also appeared on two PBS Specials - Foster and Friends, and Chris Botti in Boston  - is appearing at the 30th annual Presidents at the Pops event, which is a major fundraiser for the acclaimed orchestra.

She'll be joined by the Swingle Singers, with Keith Lockhart conducting.

For a complete schedule of the 126th season of the Boston Pops, click here.

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

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



Monday, June 6, 2011

Bart Weisman Trio Performs at Summer Stock Restaurant in Dennis, Cape Cod on Wednesday, June 8



The Bart Weisman Trio, one of Cape Cod's premier jazz groups, is performing at the Summer Stock Restaurant at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Cape Cod, on Wednesday June 8, 2011, starting at 7:30 p.m..  There is no cover charge.

Founder of the Provincetown Jazz Festival, Weisman is a seasoned jazz drummer who has played with many of the great jazz players of the region. 

Located on the campus of the Dennis Cape Playhouse, Cape Cod Cinema and Cape Cod Museum of Art, Summer Stock is renowned for its great menu and line-up of live music throughout the summer.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.

Jazz Violinist Ada Pasternak Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, June 8,


Violinist Ada Pasternak is performing on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at BOND Lounge at the Langham Boston Hotel from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

Born in Moscow, Russia, Pasternak moved to the United States and studied with her aunt, Aysa Meshberg in New York.  She received a Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where she studied performance. 

Located at the Langham Boston Hotel,  the BOND Restaurant & Lounge is open seven days a week, offering gourmet sandwiches for lunch, afternoon tea, and global cuisine for dinner, plus an extensive wine list and distinctive cocktails. A special jazz menu is available on Wednesdays

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

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

Natalie Cole Performs at Hanover Theatre in Worcester on Thursday, June 9



Nine-time Grammy Award winner Natalie Cole is performing at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester Massachusetts on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show range from $38- $68 and can be ordered online. Discounts are available. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469 for more information.

A legendary jazz singer, Natalie Cole has been an international star since her debut album in the 1970s, with her hit song, This Will Be (an Everlasting Love).

For a schedule of upcoming shows at the Hanover Theatre, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com


Friday, June 3, 2011

Boston Pops Presents Ellis Hall Tribute to Ray Charles at Boston Symphony Hall on June 3-4



The Boston Pops has special guest Ellis Hall, doing a musical tribute to Ray Charles, Tower of Power and the Motown Sound, at Boston Symphony Hall, on Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the performance are $21-$91 and can be purchased online.

Keith Lockhart is conducting. 

A dynamic vocalist, who is the lead singer of the band Tower of Power, Ellis Hall has performed with Stevie Wonder,  George Benson, James Taylor, and Ellis' mentor, Ray Charles.

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

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

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


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jonathan Singleton Performing at Cafe Tatant in Roxbury On Thursday, June 2




Renowned gospel and choral leader Jonathan Singleton is performing a jazz set at Cafe Tatant, Roxbury Center for the Arts, on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

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. 

A graduate of Berklee College of Music in 1987, Mr. Stapleton has an illustrious career as a choral conductor, including a long association with the historic 12th Baptist Church in Roxbury, where he conducts the Gospel Ensemble.

Built in 1913, Hibernian Hall was refurbished in 2005 by Madison Park Development and boasts a two-story performance space and ballroom plus state-of-the-art lighting, sound and project systems.

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 jazz year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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