Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Paul Broadnax and Cassandre McKinley Perform at Scullers Jazz Club on February 14


Noted jazz pianist Paul Broadnax and his quarter, along with guest vocalist Cassandre McKinley, perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Dinner and the show is $62 per person.  To make reservations call 617 562-4111.

Here's a schedule of upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club.

Find year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, weekend brunches, radio programs and jazz activities in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Berklee College Wins Nine Grammys at 54th Grammy Awards Ceremony

Terri Lyne Carrington '83, trustee Phil Ramone, Quincy Jones '51, Esperanza Spalding '05, and Berklee President Roger H. Brown

Congratulations to Berklee College of Music, whose alumni and faculty took home nine Grammy at the 54th Grammy Awards Ceremony last night in Los Angeles. Read the whole story here.

The winners were recognized for their work in various categories and fields, including rap, songwriting, jazz and blues.  With Sunday's awards, Berklee alumni have now won 214 Grammy awards

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Jazz Singer Nadia Washington Performs at Darryl's in Boston for Valentine's Day Celebration


Jazz vocalist Nadia Washington is performing at a special Valentine's Day celebration at Darryl's Corner Bar and Kitchen in Boston's South End on Tuesday, February 14, 2012.

Check out details of the Valentine's Day menu for the evening, served from 6:00 to 11:00 p.m.. 

The Dallas-born Washington - who cites Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan as influences - received the prestigious Bill Cosby Presidential Scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, and since then she has been performing in the New England region and up and down the East Cost.

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

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Jazz bassist Andy Wrba at Mission Bar + Tapas in Pittsfield on Monday Nights


Andy Wrba, bassist for Barefoot Truth,  play a regular jazz night each Monday night at Mission Bar + Tapas in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  The music starts at 8:00 p.m. and there is no cover charge.

The band plays everything from jazz and blues to rock and funk.

Pittsfield is home to the Pittsfield CityJazz Festival held each October in venues throughout the city. 

For more about jazz and blues somewhere in Massachusetts on any given night, visit MassJazz.com.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Latin Jazz Party at Red Lulus on February 12 supports Salem Jazz & Soul Festival


The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is sponsoring a Latin Dance Party at Red Lulu's on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.).  Tickets are $40 per person or $75 for couple, and can be purchased at the door.

The event features live music from Gilberto Rivera & Rumba 4, with dance lessons by Greg Coles, one of New England's best known Latin dance instructors.

Ticket includes complimentary food, including gourmet soft tacos, a chips/salsa/guacamole bar, and an off the charts dessert.   Proceeds from the event benefit Salem Jazz & Soul Festival's mission to support music education programs on the North Shore and produce free concerts for the public. 

The event is also part of Salem's So Sweet, an initiatve organized by Salem Main Streets. 

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

McCoy Tyner, David Sanborn, Rebecca Parris, Luther Guitar Junior Johson Performing Live in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 11

McCoy Tyner 
MassJazz has compiled a selection of great live jazz and blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 11, 2012.  Check out these performances below, and visit MassJazz.com for a full list of night clubs, hotel jazz, weekend brunches and campus events across the Bay State.


McCoy Tyner with Jonathan Batiste
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

David Sanborn Trio
400 Solders Field Road
Allston, Boston

Pat Loomis Jazz Quartet
604 Columbus Ave
South End, Boston

Peter Smith Trio
Fairmont Hotel Battery Wharf
Lobby Lounge
Downtown Boston

 The American Songbook: The JAZZ View presents
Hoagy Carmichael
Arsenal Centerfor the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
  
 Rebecca Parris
“In Love with Parris”
Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington

Bart Weisman Trio
Featuring Carol Wyeth
Cultural Centerof Cape Cod
307 Old Main
S. Yarmouth, Cape Cod
 
Henri Smith New Orleans Friends and Flavors
Community House of Hamilton and Wenham
284 Bay Road
Hamilton

Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and the Magic Rockers
Iron Horse Music Hall
75 Main Street
Northampton

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Jazz Pianist Danilo Perez Performing at Shalin Liu Concert Hall in Rockport on February 10


The North Shore Jazz Project is presenting jazz pianist Danilo Perez & Friends in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $25, $30 and $35, and can be purchased online or at the door.

Born and raised in Panama, Danilo Perez is an internationally renowned pianist, composer and educator who heads up the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music, click here.

Find year round details on jazz clubs, concerts, campus events, radio stations, weekend brunches, festivals and jazz groups in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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

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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.

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