Saturday, August 20, 2011

Live Jazz in Massachusetts Tonight: Chris Botti, Steve Torme, Yoko Miwa, Cyrus Chestnut and More

Chris Botti

Looking for great live jazz in Massachusetts today?  Check out these great acts performing on Saturday, August 20, 2011 throughout the Commonwealth:


August 20
Chris Botti
South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset

Jazz on the Vineyard
Featuring Rachelle Ferrell, Nicholas Payton and Cyrus Chestnut
Featherstone Arts Center
Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod

Steve March Torme
Marblehead Summer Jazz 11
Unitarian Universalist Church
28 Mugford Street, Marblehead

Lance Martin Band
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
 
Yoko Miwa
129 South Street, Boston 

Les Hitchcock Jazz
Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Concord

For a complete listing of jazz clubs, festivals, concerts, campus events and more, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rock & Blues Concert Cruise in Boston Harbor features Entrain and Sun Jones on Sunday, August 21



Entrain and Sun Jones - two great local blues bands - perform at the Rock & Blues Concert Cruise in Boston Harbor on Sunday afternoon, August 21, 2011.


Tickets to the cruise are $27 per ticket or $22 for four or more tickets, and can be purchased online.

The cruise ship, the Provincetown II, boards at 2:00 at the World Trade Center Pier in the Seaport District, and leaves port at 3:00 p.m.

For a full schedule of concerts at this summer's Rock & Blues Concert Cruise, click here.

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

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


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Salem Jazz & Soul Festival Taking Place This Weekend, August 20-21

Saxophonist Charles Neville

The 2011 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2011 in Salem, Massachusetts.

The festival is free and open to the public and features a host of great performers, including the Charles Neville / Harvey Diamond Quartet; Bonnerama; Thaddeus Hogarth; Nicky Egan and others.

For more details on the festival, click here.

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

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

Live Jazz with Sax Player Jesse Scheinin at BOND Lounge at The Langham Boston on Wednesday, August 17



Jazz saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is performing at  BOND Restaurant & Lounge in downtown Boston on Wednesday, August 17, 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 performer on the Boston jazz scene.

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 reservations call 617 956-8765.

For a full schedule of artists performing at BOND this summer, click here.

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Jazz Trombonist Dan Fox Live at Ryles Jazz Club on Tuesday, August 16


Jazz trombonist Dan Fox and his group, Tar Bone, performs at Ryles Jazz Club in Inman Square, Cambridge, on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $7 and can be purchased at the door.

For a schedule of upcoming events at Ryles, click here.

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



Monday, August 15, 2011

Restaurant Week Boston is Here!


Restaurant Week Boston - one of the most popular culinary occasions in New England - kicks off on August 14-19 and August 21-26 at dozens of great restaurants throughout greater Boston.

The semi-annual event, held for two weeks each March and August, is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) and American Express.

In addition to the great culinary offerings, a number of participants in this year's Restaurant Week Boston also have live jazz during the week.  Here is a sampling:



For a full list of participating restaurants, click here.

Proceeds from Restaurant Week Boston go to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans on Court Street in downtown Boston, serving veterans who need jobs, housing, and health care.

For year round details on jazz festivals, concerts, clubs, campus events, radio stations and more, visit MassJazz.com

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

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jazz Singer Linda Eder and Guitarist John Pizzarelli at South Shore Music Circus on Friday, August 12


Broadway star and acclaimed jazz vocalist Linda Eder is performing at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset, Massachusetts, along with noted jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli, on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets can purchased online.

For a complete schedule of upcoming concerts at the South Shore Music Circus, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.org.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jazz guitarist Alex Baboian performs at BOND Lounge at Langham Hotel Boston on Wednesday, August 10



Jazz guitarist Alexander Baboian is performing at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

A member of the acclaimed Berklee World Jazz Octet, Baboian performed recently at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

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.

7th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival on Cape Cod runs August 12, 13, 15

Jazz Singer Dane Vannatter

The 7th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival on Cape Cod in Massachusetts runs from this Friday, August 12, 2011 in Provincetown to Monday, August 15 in Cotuit, Cape Cod.

Opening this year's festival is New Zealand jazz duo Adrienne and Josh Hindmarsh, followed by String of Pearls, a trio of women jazz vocalists whose song sheet ranges from Brazilian samba to the Andrew Sisters. Both groups perform at Provincetown Town Hall on Friday evening, August 12,  at 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday,August 13,  jazz vocalist Dane Vannatter, a favorite of the P-Town fest,  performs at 8:00 p.m., followed by  Stage Door Canteen, a 14 piece big band

Then on Monday, August 15, the festival travels for the first time to the Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road in Cotuit, starting at 8:00 p.m. Performers include Bruce Abbott, Holli Ross, and Dane Vannatter.

You can purchase tickets online by clicking here, or by calling 1 866 811-4111.

Jazz drummer Bart Weisman, organizer of the festival and one of Cape Cod's leading jazz musicians, will accompany many of the performances alongside other guest musicians. 

For a complete schedule, click here.

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

For visitor information visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.org.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Return to Forever performing at Bank of America Pavilion in Boston on Thursday, August 11


Return to Forever, one of the most formidable jazz ensembles of modern times, is performing at the Bank of America Pavilion along Boston's waterfront this Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45-$80 and can be ordered online.   Premium tickets are also available for $133.50.

The band includes Boston native Chick Corea on piano, Stanley Clark on bass, Lenny White on drums, Jean Luc Ponty on violin, and Frank Gambale on guitar.

Opening act is Zappa Plays Zappa

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

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


Monday, August 8, 2011

Swiss Sax Player Christoph Huber Performs at Regattabar Berklee Courtyard Series in Harvard Square on Monday, August 8


Tenor sax player and composer Christoph Huber is performing at the Regattabar Berklee Courtyard Series in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Monday, August 8, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Born and raised in Switzerland, Huber is studying in Boston at the Berklee College of Music.

For a full schedule of performances at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge, click here.

You can find year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, brunches and campus events by visiting MassJazz.com.

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

Friday, August 5, 2011

Live Jazz & Blues in Massachusetts on Friday, August 5


Jason Palmer

Looking for live jazz and blues in Massachusetts tonight?  Check out these shows for Friday, August 5, 2011:

Boston
Monty Alexander – Harlem Kingston Express
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Singer-Songwriter Winners Showcase
939 Boylston Street
Back Bay, Boston
Steve Soares Trio
Prudential Center
52nd Floor
Back Bay, Boston

Silvina Moren
Copley Square
Back Bay, Boston

Jason Palmer & Public Option
Wally’s Jazz Café
427 Mass Ave
South End, Boston

Valerie Stephens & Friends
South End, Boston
604 Columbus Ave
South End, Boston
 Dinner Jazz Set
& Melvin Sparks Tribute
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Cambridge
Scrapomatic
Featuring Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen
Regattabar Jazz Club at Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge

Jenny Swope/Dillon Tucker/Taryn Lounsbury
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Latin Dance Party
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
 North of Boston

Paula Cole
37 Main Street
Rockport
Shaboo All Stars with Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Blue Ocean Music Hall
4 Oceanfront North
Salisbury
  
Cape Cod

Bart Weisman Trio
Grand Cru Restaurant
1225 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, Cape Cod

Central Mass
Trio Amaroso
World Music, Jazz & Samba
160 Hollis Street
Framingham

You can find year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, brunches and campus events by visiting MassJazz.com.

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


Thursday, August 4, 2011

First annual Martha Vineyard Jazz Festival runs August 6-13, featuring jazz performances, art exhibits and book signings

Nnenna Freelon 

The 1st annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival kicks off on Saturday, August 6, and runs through Saturday, August 13, 2011 on Martha's Vineyard, Cape Cod.

Some of the featured performers include jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Elan Trotman, Antonio Hart Quartet and Warren Wolf Quartet.

In addition, the festival features an opening day parade, an art exhibit and book signings by authors who have written books about jazz.  For a full schedule of activities, click here.

For more jazz festivals taking place in Massachusetts through October, click here.

Visit MassJazz.com for a complete list of jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, brunches, campus events, radio programs and other jazz-related activities in Massachusetts year round.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jazz Violinist Ada Pasternak Performing at BOND Lounge in Boston on Wednesday, August 3


Violinist Ada Pasternak is performing on Wednesday, August 3, 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. 

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.

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Fringe, avant-garde jazz trio, perform at Lily Pad in Cambridge on Monday, August 1



The Fringe is performing at the Lily Pad in Cambridge Massachusetts on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10:22 p.m. Admission is $10.

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.

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 and BostonUSA.com.