Thursday, February 9, 2012

Great Live Jazz in Boston and Cambridge on Thursday, February 9

Jazz Pianist Leo Blanco 

Looking for live jazz in the Boston/Cambridge area on Thursday, February 9, 2012?  Check out these performances in some of the area's great jazz clubs and concert venues:


Leo Blanco Quartet
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Unfulfilled Desires
Scott Boni Trio
Lily Pad Jazz Cafe
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge

Natraj
Selegalese Drumming Master and Boston jazz musicians
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street
Downtown Boston

Dominique Eade
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Deva Mahal and Fredericks Brown
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Matt Cusson
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Find more jazz clubs in greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts by clicking here

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

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


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jazz Singer Shepley Metcalf Performing at UpStars on the Square in Cambridge, February 8


Jazz vocalist Shepley Metcalf is performing a mellow evening of music and song at UpStairs on the Square, in  Cambridge, on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:15 p.m.  There is no cover charge for diners.

Metcalf, whom the Boston Globe called "one of the finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook,"  is joined by Molly Flannery on piano.

UpStairs on the Square is located at 91 Winthrop Street in Harvard Square. For upcoming events at the restaurant, click here.

To find year round information on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio programs, festivals and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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


Monday, February 6, 2012

George Russell Jazz Trio Performing at Arsenal Center for the Arts on February 6


Jazz pianist George Russell, Jr, and his Trio, featuring guest vocalist Lynette Gittens, perform at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown on Monday, February 7, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $13 for Arsenal members and students.  To purchase tickets online click here

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

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

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


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Passim's in Harvard Square has Jazz on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5


Not a football fan on Super Bowl Sunday? Fear not. 

Club Passim in Harvard Square, Cambridge, is hosting a unique collaborative performance featuring Grammy-nominated music producer/performer Nicolay and exploratory jazz-trio The Hot at Nights. Together they will perform the music from their recent Shibuya Session EP

The concert takes place on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for members and $15 for non-members, and can be purchased online or at the door. 

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Passim's, click here.

For information on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio programs, and jazz groups in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shea Rose performing at Cafe 939 in Boston on Saturday, February 4


Singer Shea Rose is performing at Berklee's Cafe 939 in Boston's Back Bay on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Admission is $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Rose is a graduate of Berklee and has been described as "Lenny Kravitz meets Lauryn Hill."

Find other jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and more by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Listening to Jazz Workshop Features the Music of Monk at Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch, on Saturday, February 4


Jazz trombonist Bill Lowe and pianist John Kordalewski are leading a Listening to Jazz Workshop at the Boston Public Library's Dudley Branch, 65 Warren Street in Roxbury on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. 

The event is free and open to the public.

The workshop helps participants understand common compositional structures (blues and 32 bar song forms) and demonstrates how an improvised solo relates to the composition being played.  

This session features the work of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk, and focuses on his unique approaches and contributions to the art form. 

For year round details on jazz concerts, workshops, campus events, night clubs, radio programs and jazz groups in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For information on visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Massachusetts Celebrates Black History Month Through February


February is Black History Month across the United States, and Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has compiled a full list of historical attractions as well as cultural and educational activities taking place to celebrate the Bay State's distinct African-American heritage.

To see the full schedule of Massachusetts activities and venues, click here.

Musical celebrations include a concert at Berklee Performance Center on February 7 entitled Modern Impressionism: da Silva, Mahdi and Savage, featuring original music combining many elements of the African diaspora, including gospel, Brazilian, African, bebop, and R&B.

Then on February 22, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is presenting African Dance with Djembe dell'Arte, accompanied by drumming ensemble Troupe Komee Djosee from Mali, West Africa. The performance features authentic African masks and costumes, folk dances of Mali, and a lively drum circle.

To see a full schedule of jazz, blues and world music through February in Massachusetts, click here

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

To find out about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.  






Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Great Jazz in Massachusetts All 29 Days of February

Hugh Masekela

You can find great live jazz all across Massachusetts in February, 2012, every night of the week!  Check out the MassJazz February calendar for dozens of concerts, lectures and gigs. 

A number of world-renowned musicians are performing here in February, including Hugh Masekela, David Sanborn, George Clinton, Larry Coryell, Mike SternEarl Klugh and Paula Cole.


Plus, you'll find great local musicians performing around town, including the Either/Orchestra, Jazz Composers Alliance, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Grace Kelly, Yoran Israel, Danielo Perez, Rebecca Parris and Roomful of Blues.

Find year round details on jazz  concerts, campus events, nightclubs, jazz in hotelsradio programs, jazz brunches and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Vocalist Samantha Farrell Performing at Chianti Jazz Lounge in Beverly on February 1


Jazz singer Samantha Farrell is performing live at Chianti Tuscan Restaurant & Jazz Lounge in Beverly on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The singer/songwriter, originally from Boston, 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."

For a schedule of upcoming jazz events at Chianti's click here.

For year round details on jazz clubs, concert venues, campus events, radio programs, weekend brunches and jazz organizations, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Vocalist Josh Logan Performs at BOND Lounge in Boston on February 1

Soulful vocalist Josh Logan and his band performs at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, February 1, 2012,  from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The singer/songwriter writer from New Hampshire has blended a unique sound of soul/blues/pop/rock that has won him fans across the country.

The BOND Jazz Experiment highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz spectrum, including classic jazz from the American Songbook, rhythm and blues and funk.

BOND  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 this winter, 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.

The Color Purple Comes to UMass/Amherst on January 31-February 1


A special presentation of The Color Purple, Alice Walker's award winning play, is being performed at the Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, on Tuesday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Reserved seating tickets are $45, $35, $20.  To order tickets, click here.

The play is produced by Phoenix Entertainment ~ Joyful Noisemakers LLC. 

For a schedule of upcoming jazz events at UMass/Amherst, click here.

Find year round details on jazz concerts, campus events, night clubs, radio programs, and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com, or find details on Western Massachusets

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jazz Pianist Yoko Miwa Performing at Les Zygomates in Boston on January 31


Yoko Miwa, jazz pianist, is performing at Les Zygomates Wine Bar at 129 South Street in Boston on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. and through the month of February. 

Click here for a schedule of Miwa's Boston performance schedule.

For details on jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year, including night clubs, concerts, campus events and more, visit MassJazz.com.

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


Jazz Bassist John Patitucci Performs at Regattabar Jazz Club on January 31

Acoustic bassist John Patitucci is the featured performed at a special concert by the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, taking place at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Cambridge on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Born in New York City, Patitucci has performed with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco, Dori Caymmi and Chick Corea.  He has released six solo recordings, and has two Grammy Awards and fifteen Grammy nominations.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo PĂ©rez as its artistic director. 

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Regattabar, click here.

To find details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio stations, campus events and jazz festivals throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jazz Pianist Jason Moran at New England Conservatory in Boston for lectures and performances, January 30 - February 2


Jazz pianist, composer and scholar Jason Moran is at the New England Conservatory in Boston this week for a series of artist-in-residence engagements with the NEC faculty, students and staff, as well as the general public. 

Monday, January 30, Moran conducts an Entrepreneurial Symposium at Pierce Hall at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 31, Moran conducts a Solo Piano Master Class at Keller Room at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1, Moran conducts a Trio Master Class at Pierce Hall at 1:00 p.m., where he is joined by other members of his trio, bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits.

Thursday, February 2, Moran and his trio introduce the New England premier of In My Mind, which blends music, video and recorded samples for an immersion into the life and art of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.   The event takes place at NEC's Jordan Hall at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to this event can be purchased online.

To read Moran's notes on the In My Mind project, click here.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jazz Pianist Laszlo Gardony Performing at Wellesley Free Library on January 29


Jazz pianist and composer Lazlo Gardony  is performing a concert at the Wellesley Free Library in Wellesley, MA on Sunday, January 29, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The concert is free and generously funded by the Friends of Wellesley Free Library.

The Hungarian-born Gardony has made nine recordings and is regarded as "one of contemporary music's truly original voices" by Jazz Times. 

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

For tourism information visit MassVacation.com.


Mr. Ho’s, Orchestrotica performs at Lily Pad in Cambridge on January 28


Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica - the world's only ensemble dedicated to performing the space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel - is performing at the Lily Pad in Inman Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  The cover charge is $10.

The quartet includes  multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill, bass flute/woodwinds player Geni Skendo, percussionist Noriko Terada and acoustic bassist Jason Davis

For a schedule of upcoming performances at Lily Pad, click here.

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

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Greg Abate Jazz Quartet Performs at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on January 27


Jazz saxophonist Greg Abate and his quartet perform at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets range from $9-$18 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

Abate is a veteran of the Artie Shaw Orchestra and Ray Charles Band, and an exponent of hard-driving be-bop jazz.

Here is a full schedule of music at Amazing Things Arts Center, located at 160 Hollis Street in Framingham.

For details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio stations, and jazz activities in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Carol Abbe Smith Trio Performs at The Blue Rock in Shelburne Falls on January 27


The Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has live jazz every Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

On Friday, January 27, 2012, the Carol Abbe Smith Trio performs.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Mohawk Trail.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Bart Weisman Jazz Band Performing at Grand Cru in Hyannis on January 27


The Bart Weisman Jazz Group is performing at the Grand Cru Restaurant at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Cape Cod, on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Vocalist Carol Wyeth is a guest performer.

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

For tourism information visit MassVacation.com.


Jerry Bergonzi Quartet Performing at Acton Jazz Club on January 25


Jazz saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi and his Quartet, featuring bassist Bruce Gertz, trumpeter Phil Grenadier and drummer Austin McMahon, is performing at the Acton Jazz Cafe in Acton, Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

For a schedule of upcoming jazz events at Acton Jazz Cafe, click here.

For details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio stations, and jazz activities in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tribute to Nina Simone at the Beehive on Wednesday, January 25 Features Terri Lynn Washington and Sharon Jones


A musical tribute to blues singer Nina Simone, featuring Terri Lynn Washington and Sharon Jones is taking place at the Beehive Jazz Club at 541 Tremont Street in Boston's South End on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.


The night of great music is complimented by Beehive Chef Rebecca Newell's award-winning menu of dinner and snack options.

There is no cover charge but reservations are suggested.

To see a calendar of upcoming events at the Beehive, click here.

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

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.




Monday, January 23, 2012

Jazz trio 1 Flight Up performs at Black Moon Music Lounge on Tuesday, January 24


Jazz trio 1 Flight Up is performing at the Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown, Massachusetts on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. 

The group features Jon Hill on guitar, Jim LaMontagne on electric bass and Kit McDermott on drums. 

Black Moon Music Lounge, located at 37 State Street in Belchertown, has a full line-up of great music throughout the winter.  Click here for a schedule.

For year round jazz activities in Massachusetts, including concerts, night clubs, campus events, weekend brunches, radio stations, festivals and more, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Pioneer Valley.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, January 24



Jazz drummer and composer Ralph Peterson is performing in concert at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $25 and can be ordered online or purchased at the door.

You can see a full schedule of upcoming jazz at Scullers, located at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Road in Boston's Allston neighborhood.

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

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

Friday, January 20, 2012

Gilberto Santa Rosa, Puerto Rican Salsa Star, Performing at Showcase Live on January 21


Salsa hit-maker and Grammy Award winner Gilberto Santa Rosa is performing at the Showcase Live in Foxborough on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.).

Tickets are $32 in advance and $40 the day of the show, and can be purchased online.

Also, DJ Chris Hinojosa is spinning before and after the concert.

For a schedule of upcoming shows at Showcase Live, click here.

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

Contact MassVacation.com for information on visiting Massachusetts.



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jazz Singer Tierney Sutton Performing at Scullers Jazz Club on January 19


Tierney Sutton and her jazz band perform two shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

The band has been nominated four consecutive years for a Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album.  most recently for its new album, American Road.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, located at Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel in Boston's Allston neighborhood, click here.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio programs campus events and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Peter Smith Jazz Trio at Boston's Fairmont Hotel at Battery Wharf on January 20


Jazz vocalist Peter Smith and his trio perform in the Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Hotel at Battery Wharf in downtown Boston on Friday, January 20, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   Smith is joined by James Gordon on jazz guitar and David Sakurai on acoustic bass.  

The group specialize in the America Songbook, especially the works of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Michale Buble and others.

For directions to the Fairmont Battery Wharf Boston Hotel, click here.

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

For visitor information, see MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.








Greg Massaro Jazz Duo Performing at Milton Public Library on Saturday, January 21


The Greg Massaro Jazz Duo is performing a free concert at the Milton Public Library on Saturday, January 21, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  

The performance takes place at an art exhibit at the library featuring 25 Milton-based artists, as part of Milton's 350th anniversary celebrations.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Massaro is on the faculty at Milton Academy, where he teaches guitar.

For details on year round jazz concerts, campus events, night clubs, radio stations, weekend brunches and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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





Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jazz Vibraphonist Yuhan Su Performs at BOND Lounge at Langham Boston Hotel on January 18


Jazz vibraphonist and composer Yuhan Su is performing with her quartet at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Langham Hotel in Boston on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

A native of Taiwan and a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Su is preparing to release her first CD, and continues to perform and compose music.

Su's performance is part of the BOND Jazz Experiment, which highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz spectrum, including classic jazz from the American Songbook, rhythm and blues and funk.

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 this winter at BOND, 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.

Lance Houston Jazz Quartet at Tamo Lounge, Boston Seaport Hotel, on January 17


The Lance Houston Jazz Quartet is performing at the Tamo Bar at Boston Seaport Hotel, on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Check out the award winning menu at Tamo by famed chef Rachel Klein.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio programs campus events and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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


Monday, January 16, 2012

Eric Jackson's Jazz Tribute to Martin Luther King is on WGBH Radio on Monday, January 16



Eric Jackson, host of one of the region's most popular jazz radio shows,  is paying his annual tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2012, from 8:00 p.m..to midnight on 89.7 WGBH radio

The tribute combines a variety of King's speeches and interviews alongside jazz from that era.  You can listen to the Martin Luther King tribute online 

In May 2011 Jackson celebrated 30 years as one of the region's most popular and influential jazz radio hosts. Follow Eric on Facebook.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com  or follow on Facebook, Blog and Twitter

For information on visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com

Ron Della Chiesa Hosts Al Vega Tribute at Scullers Jazz Club on Tuesday, January 17


A musical tribute to the late jazz pianist Al Vega is taking place at Scullers Jazz Club on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Hosting the show is radio personality Ron Della Chiesa, the voice of the BSO and host of Strictly Sinatra and Music America.  He'll have copies of his book, Radio My Way on hand.

Also, Dr. Leonard Brown, jazz musician, teacher and scholar, will be on hand to sell copies of his book, Boston's Jazz Legend: The Al Vega Story.

For a schedule of upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club, click here.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio programs campus events and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Friday, January 13, 2012

Live Jazz at the Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar in Shelburne Falls on January 13


The Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts has live jazz every Friday night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

On Friday, January 13, 2012, featured artist include saxophonist Rick Tutunjian, pianist Joe Green and bassist Mark Dunlap.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Mohawk Trail.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jazz Radio Programs in Massachusetts 2012




MassJazz.com has compiled a list of NPR stations, college jazz programs, and independent radio stations, from Boston to Amherst and from Cape Cod to the North Shore.  To view the radio stations across the Bay State, click here

To follow our daily blog of jazz performances, visit MassJazz.blogspot.com, or follow us on Facebook or  Twitter @massjazz.. 

For visitor information visit MassVacation.com.

The Gwenn Vivian Predicament Performs at the Acton Jazz Club on Thursday, January 12


Jazz vocalist Gwenn Vivian is performing with her band at the Acton Jazz Club in Acton Massachusetts on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.   Tickets are $5.

Vivian, owner of the Acton Jazz Club, is joined by Molly Flannery on piano, Miki Matsuki on drums, and Larry Roland on bass.

For a full schedule of upcoming performances at Acton Jazz Club, considered one of the finest small jazz clubs in Massachusetts, click here.

For year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio programs, weekend brunches and jazz activities in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.





Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Singer Songwriter Josh Logan Performs at Boston's BOND Lounge on Wednesday, January 11

Soulful vocalist Josh Logan and his band performs at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, January 11, 2012,  from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The singer/songwriter writer from New Hampshire has blended a unique sound of soul/blues/pop/rock that has won him fans across the country.

The BOND Jazz Experiment highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz spectrum, including classic jazz from the American Songbook, rhythm and blues and funk.  BOND  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 this winter, 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, January 10, 2012

Greek and Cuban Jazz Masters Perform at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, January 11


Two masters on their instruments - guitarist Spiros Exaras and pianist Elio Villafranca - are performing together in concert at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Exaras, from Greece, is a versatile guitarist who studied classical music and composition at Athens Conservatory, before branching out into jazz as well as a variety of movie and theater soundtracks.

Villafranca is from western Cuba and is one of the country's foremost jazz pianists and composers.  In 2010 he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional World Music Album.

For a schedule of upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club, click here.

For year round information on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio stations and campus events in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.


NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony and Concert on Tuesday, January 10 at Lincoln Center


(January 10, 2012) -- National Endowment for the Arts is honoring the 2012 Jazz Masters this evening in a ceremony and concert taking place at Lincoln Center in New York City. You can watch a live webcast of the ceremony starting at 7:30 p.m.

This year's awardees include Jack DeJohnette, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Owens, Von Freeman and Charlie Haden. You can see video tributes to these artists here.

For more about NEA jazz initiatives, including education in the schools, click here.

For year round jazz concerts, campus events, night clubs, weekend brunches, radio stations and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Street Sounds: Dialogues with Black Existence, at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury on January 21-22


Street Sounds: Dialogues with Black Existence  is being performed at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square, Roxbury, on January 21-22, 2012.

General admission is $20, and $10 for students and seniors.   You can order tickets online or buy them at the door.

Written by Ed Bullins, a pioneer in the Black Arts movement during the Civil Rights era,  Street Sounds was first performed at La Mama Experimental Theater Club in New York in 1970.

Now it has been recast by William Lowe, who has made a selection of the script, so evocative of the 1960s, and interspersed his own original music for jazz ensemble.  Gilbert McCauley is the director.

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

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


International Guitar Night tour comes to Regattabar in Cambridge on Wednesday, January 11


International Guitar Night, the world's premier touring guitar festival, is coming to the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets are $25 and can be ordered online.

This year's line-up includes guitar masters Lulo Reinhardt, Adrian Legg, Marco Pereira, and Brian Gore.

For a full schedule of live performances at Regattabar Jazz Club, located at One Bennett Street at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, click here

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

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

Salsa Sunday at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge, January 8


Check out the salsa and merengue dance night at Ryles Jazz Club at 212 Hampshire Street in Inman Square, Cambridge, on Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Admission is $10 and includes dance lessons, beginning at six, then dancing until 11:00 p.m.  Also available, the Ryles Dinner Buffet, starting at 7:00 p.m.. for only $5 extra. The event is for 18+, and there's free parking.  For directions click here.

For a schedule of upcoming events at Ryles Jazz Club in January, click here.

Find out about jazz and blues concerts,  night clubs, radio stations, campus events, weekend brunches and other activities by visiting MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com









Friday, January 6, 2012

Jazz Trio Performing at Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar in Shelburne Falls on Friday, January 6


A jazz trio comprised of John Kozinski on guitar, Mark Dunlap on bass and David Shattuck on drums performs at the Blue Rock Restaurant and Bar in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts on Friday, January 6, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The restaurant features New American Cuisine including vegetarian and gluten free dishes.  Click here for a menu.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio stations, festivals, campus events, and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com or follow it on Facebook, Blog or Twitter.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Mohawk Trail.com


Jazz Guitarist Joe Belmont Performs at Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown on Saturday, January 7


The Joe Belmont Jazz Trio is performing at the Black Moon Music Lounge in Belchertown, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.  Admission is $10.

Born in New York City, Belmont moved to Northampton after college and has been performing, making albums, and teaching at Amherst College.  He began his solo career in 2003.

Black Moon Music Lounge, located at 37 State Street in Belchertown, has a full line-up of great music throughout the winter.  Click here for a schedule.

For year round jazz activities in Massachusetts, including concerts, night clubs, campus events, weekend brunches, radio stations, festivals and more, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or Pioneer Valley.



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Blues Singer Darrell Nulisch Performs at Regattabar in Cambridge on January 7


Blues and soul singer Darrell Nulisch is performing at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the show are $15 and can be purchased online.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Nulisch has been singing since 1978, he has performed with the world's great bluesmen, including James Cotton, Johnny Winter and Ronnie Earl. 

See the full schedule of upcoming performances at Regattabar, located at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

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

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



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sister City Jazz Ambassadors performing in Pittsfield on Thursday, January 5


The Sister City Jazz Ambassadors perform at Paddy's Pub in Pittsfield Massachusetts on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

The group is composed of musicians committed to building peace through music and people-to-people connections.  They'll be performing every Thursday evening at Paddy's Pub, which is located in Park Square in downtown Pittsfield.  For directions, click here.

To find out more about jazz in western Massachusetts, check out BerkshiresJazz, a non-profit organization that crated the annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival each October. 

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio stations, festivals, campus events, and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com or follow it on Facebook, Blog or Twitter.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com or BerkshiresTourism.org

Pat Braxton, jazz vocalist, performs at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on January 7


Boston jazz vocalist Pat Braxton is performing at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $18 general admission, $17 for students and seniors, $15 for members and $9 for children under twelve.  Order tickets online or call 508 405-2787.

Her band includes Patricia Velasquez on piano, Pat Loomis on saxophone and percussion, Jon Niven on bass, Wali Ali on guitar and Eros Lamb on drums.

For directions to Amazing Things Arts Center, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.






Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lance Houston Jazz Quartet Performing at Boston's Seaport Hotel on Tuesday, January 3


Jazz flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his quartet perform at the Tamo Lounge at Boston's Seaport Hotel on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, starting at 6:00 p.m. 

Tamo's globally-influenced menu is brought to you by award-winning chef Rachel Klein.   You can enjoy live jazz every Tuesday with Lance House and Thursday with the Urban Renewal Band, plus a weekly Sunday jazz brunch.

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

Ron Della Chiesa, Radio Host and Author, Speaking at Stellina Restaurant in Watertown on January 4


Ron Della Chiesa, Boston's popular radio host on 89.7 WGBH, is discussing and signing copies of his new book, Radio My Way, at Stellina Restaurant in Watertown on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 

The 304 page book, which is available for sale at the event, is a collection of profiles of jazz, opera and classical musicians Della Chiesa has interviewed over the past thirty five years, from Dizzy Gillespie and Dave McKenna to Rosemary Clooney and Placido Domingo.

The event is free and open to the public.  To make a reservation for dinner, call 617 924-9475.

For a schedule of upcoming live jazz performances at Stellina's, located at 47 Main Street in Watertown, click here.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio programs campus events and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

John Pizzarelli Quartet performing at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on January 7


The John Pizzarelli Quartet is performing at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  The show is presented by Music Worcester, which has been promoting cultural activities in Central Massachusetts since 1858.

Tickets to the show are $43-$46 general admission, and $20 for students; you can purchase online.

A multi-talented jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, Pizzarelli is also host of the nationally syndicated show, Radio Deluxe, heard Sundays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on WICN 90.5 FM Public Radio.

For year round details on jazz concerts, campus events, night clubs, radio programs, weekend brunches and jazz organizations in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or CentralMass.org


Monday, January 2, 2012

Mango Blue performs Afro-Latin World Music at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on January 5


Mango Blue is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online. A dinner and the show cost $62.  To make reservations call 617 562-4111.

Led by Ecuadorian composer, bassist and singer Alex Alvear, the band plays all original songs that blend the rich array of musical genres from throughout the Americas.

For a list of upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club this winter, click here.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, radio stations, campus events, weekend brunches and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com or follow it Facebook, Blog or Twitter.

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