Saturday, December 31, 2011

Start New Year with Jazz Brunch at Boston Langham Hotel on Sunday, January 1


The famous Sunday Brunch at Cafe Fleuri at Boston's Langham Hotel, featuring the Robert Rivera Ensemble, is taking place on Sunday, January 1, 2012.

The cost is $65 for adults, $30 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for children under four.   The adult price includes one glass of sparking wine or mimosa.

Reservations are available at 11:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m and 2:00 p.m. To make your reservation, call 617 451-1900, ext 7125.  To see the New Year's Day menu, click here.

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

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


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Check Out Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on New Year's Eve


MassJazz has compiled some great recommendations for ushering in the New Year with live jazz and blues this Saturday, December 31, 2011 in greater Boston and all around Massachusetts.  Click here for details.

Or, find a jazz club near you anywhere in Massachusetts.

If you're looking for jazz in January, 2012, click here

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, radio stations, jazz organizations, festivals and other news, visit MassJazz.com

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For information on visiting Massachusetts anytime of year, go to MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

David Maxwell's Maximum Blues Concert at Regattabar in Harvard Square on New Year's Eve


Blues master pianist David Maxwell is performing a Maximum Blues concert to usher in New Year's starting at 9:30 p.m. on  Saturday, December 31, 2011 at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Winner of the 2010 Blues Music album of the Year award, Maxwell is joined by a high-powered band that includes Brian Templeton on vocals, Greg Piccolo on tenor sax, Tony Gonyea on guitar, Jon Ross on bass, Per Hanson on drums

Tickets to the show are $60 and can be purchased online.

For a schedule of upcoming performances at the Regattabar in 2012, click here.

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

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

Lance Houston Quartet Perform at Boston's Langham Hotel on Wednesday, December 28


Jazz flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his quartet perform at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The show is part of the BOND Jazz Experiment, which runs from  each Wednesday evening and 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.

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

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New Year's Eve Blues with J. Geils, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley


Blues masters J.Geils, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood are performing in concert at the Sawtell Room at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley Massachusetts on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

The cost is $90 and includes dinner, the show, champagne toast and party favors.  Dinner is at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 9:00 p.m.  Check out the menu. To purchase tickets online, click here.

Also at the Bull Run Restaurant on New Year's Eve: the Amy Black Band performs in the Ballroom.  Tickets are $20 and includes a champagne toast.

And in the Tap Room Lounge, check out pianist Donn Hill from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by The Jazz Depot, playing from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  There is no cover charge.

For year-round details on jazz concerts, clubs, campus events, radio stations, weekend brunches, and jazz groups throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jazz Duo Paul Combs and Joe Reid at Savino's Grill in Belmont on New Year's Eve


Jazz saxophonist Paul Combs and pianist Joe Reid are performing at Savinos Grill in Belmont Massachusetts on Saturday, December 31, 2011, starting at 9:00 p.m.

There is no cover charge.  Check out Chef Tom Cutrone's Italian-inspired menu at Savino's Grill or follow Savinos on Facebook

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

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





Friday, December 23, 2011

Japanese Jazz Pianist Yoko Miwa Performs at Les Zygomates in Boston on New Year's Eve


This New Year's Eve, jazz pianist Yoko Miwa is performing at Les Zygomates Wine Bar and Bistro in Boston on Saturday, December 31, 2011. 

Yoko performs solo piano from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m, and then with her trio from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to usher in the New Year.  There is no cover charge, but reservations are recommended. Call 617 542-5108.  

A native of Kobe, Japan, Yoko studied piano at Koyo Conservatory before coming to Boston on a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music.  This year she was hired to as an assistant professor at Berklee, only the second female Japanese after Toshiko Akiyoshi to teach piano at Berklee.

Located at 129 South Street in Boston's Leather District, Les Zygomates is a French wine bar and bistro with a Parisian feel.

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

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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Acton Jazz Club has New Year's Eve BBQ Dance Party featuring April Hall Band


The Acton Jazz Club in Acton MA is having a Southern-style BBQ and Soulful Dance Party to usher in the New Year on December 31, 2011 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Blues and gospel vocalist April Hall is performing, along with her band, consisting of Tim Ray on piano, Mike Williams on guitar, Tom Hall on saxophone, Mark Poniatowski on bass and Les Harris, Jr. on drums. They'll be performing from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

The barbeque buffet runs from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. with homemade southern fare provided by the famous Lester's Roadside BBQ of Burlington.

Cost per person is $75 including buffet, live band, dessert, champagne toast, tax, gratuity, and free parking! Alcoholic and hot beverages are additional. To make reservations online, click here.

For directions to the Acton Jazz Club, click here.

You can find year-round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, radio stations, weekend brunches and more by visiting MassJazz.com.

For tourist  information visit MassVacation.com.  

50 Massachusetts Winter Family Adventures for Under $50


The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has issued a list of 50 winter adventures under $50 for couples or a family of four.  With twelve ski resorts and hundreds of skating ponds, ice skating rinks and cross-country trails, plus museums, shopping outlets, and holiday events, Massachusetts is the place to be this winter. 

For a full schedule of winter events in Massachusetts this winter, click here.

For information about year round visits to Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

New Year's Eve: Bart Weisman Jazz Group Performs at Riverway in S. Yarmouth on Cape Cod


The Bart Weisman Jazz Group, featuring vocalist Dane Vannatter, is performing at The Riverway Lobster House in South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, on Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 8:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. 

There is no cover charge. For directions click here.

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

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





Julian Lage Trio's New Year's Eve concert at Berklee Performance Center kicks off NPR's Toast of the Nation Broadcast

The Julian Lage Trio is in concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 7:45  and 9:30 p.m. 

The special concert kicks off National Public Radio's  (NPR) annual worldwide jazz broadcast, Toast of the Nation, and is part of First Night Boston festivities.

Radio host Eric Jackson of  Jazz on WGBH is master of ceremonies.  Tickets to the concert are $18 by purchase of a First Night Button. 

The concert is a collaboration between Berklee College of Music, 89.7 WGBH, NPR and First Night Boston.

A 2008 graduate of Berklee, Lage performs with fellow Berklee alumni Zak Croxall on bass and Tom Hartman on drums. 

For year round jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and weekend brrunches throughout the year in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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





Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Live Jazz New Year's Eve at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston with Christian McBride


Jazz bassist Christian McBride and Inside Straight, with vocalist Melissa Walker, are performing at Scullers Jazz Club on Saturday, December 31, 2011 for shows at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets online click here.

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

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

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Live jazz in Hyannis, Cape Cod on Friday, December 23


Jazz singer Carol Wyeth is performing with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group at Grand Cru Restaurant at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis on Friday, December 23, 2011 starting at 8:00 p.m.

Wyeth has performed nationally, opening for Johnny Mathis and Jerry Vale, and has performed at the Provincetown Jazz Festival.

For year round jazz concerts, clubs, campus events and weekend brunches, visit Massjazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or CapeCodChamber.org

Singer Samantha Farrell Performs at BOND Lounge at Langham Boston Hotel on Wednesday, December 21


Jazz vocalist Samantha Farrell has a return engagement at BOND Lounge at Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, December 21, 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 or BostonUSA.com.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Jazz at the Arsenal in Watertown Features the Sisters of Swing on December 19

The Arsenal Center for the Arts is welcoming the Sisters of Swing for a holiday concert of Christmas on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 general and $15 for ArsenalArts members and students and can be purchased online.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.