Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Concert at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod this Friday, March 2


Jazz drummer Bart Weisman and his Klezmer Swing group are performing at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod this Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery.

 Tickets are $18 / $15 for members, and can be purchased online or by calling 508-428-0669.

The group includes Monica Rizzio on violin and vocals , Clayton March on clarinet and mandolin, Alan Clinger on guitar, Laird Boles on bass, and Mr. Weisman on drums.

Weisman is founder and musical director of the Providence Jazz Festival,  which takes place each August on the Cape. 

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

To find tourist information visit MassVacation.com and CapeCodChamber.org.

Playing for Change Live Tour comes to Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, March 2


Playing for Change Live - currently on an international tour - comes to the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $36-$46 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

The show, presented in Boston by Scullers Jazz Club, presents street musicians from around the world who came together in 2009 to create a powerful musical statement that seeks to affect change through music .

Vocalist Clarence Milton Bekker is one of the featured performers at the tour.

Find year round details on jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lawrence Morris Brings A Conduction to New England Conservatory on March 2


Lawrence "Butch" Morris brings his unique talents as composer, conductor, arranger, and performer to the New England Conservatory on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $20 general admission and $18 for students, and can be ordered onlline.

Morris is recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction® (a term borrowed from physics), a type of structured free improvisation where Morris directs and conducts an improvising ensemble with a series of hand and baton gestures. In this structured yet free improvisation, Morris conducts an ensemble from the classical, jazz, and contemporary music departments at NEC, where he was recently in residence.

The show is co-produced by the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and New England Conservatory in cooperation with JazzBoston.

For year round details on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and other jazz activities in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

SF Jazz Collective Performs at UMASS/Amherst on Thursday, March 1


The acclaimed SF Jazz Collective performs at the Fine Arts Center at University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the concert can be purchased online or at the door.

Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand, and Israel, the Collective's multi-cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz talent around the globe. For more about the band, click here

You can see a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Fine Arts Center here.

For year round details of jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and jazz activities throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

To find tourist information about Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Esperanza Spalding at the Oscars - What a Wonderful Performance

Image Credit: Sandrine Lee

Congratulations to Esperanza Spalding, Grammy Award winning jazz musician and Berklee alumna, who performed What a Wonderful World at the 84th Academy Awards, along with the 120 member Southern California Children's Chorus.

Spalding and the Chorus performed during the show's In Memoriam montage.

The song, What a Wonderful World, was recorded by jazz great Louis Armstrong in 1968. 

On April 22, 2012 World Music/CRASHarts is presenting Esperanza Spalding and the Radio Music Society in concert  at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Boston. For ticket information click here.

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

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





Saturday, February 25, 2012

Great American Songbook Concert at Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Sunday, February 26

Hoagy Carmichael 
 
Livingston Taylor, Donna McElroy, Julian Lage and Matt Glaser are performing from the Great American Songbook - featuring the works of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer - in concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets to the show - reserved seating - are $15 general admission and $10 for students, and can be purchased online or at the door.

Berklee is also broadcasting the show live through ConcertWindow live streaming.

To find out about jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, festivals, weekend brunches and other jazz activities in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Friday, February 24, 2012

Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on Friday, February 24

Hugh Masekela
Looking for some live jazz, blues or world music in Massachusetts on Friday, February 24, 2012?  MassJazz offers this selection of performers and venues across the Bay State.

Boston
Grace Kelly
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Either/Orchestra: The Collected Unconsciousness
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue, South Boston
 
Deva Mahal and Fredricks Brown
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

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

Cambridge
An Evening of POEMJAZZ
Featuring Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Rhythm of the Americas Trio
Gill Aharon Trio
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Dan Fox’s Jazz Singers Showcase
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

North of Boston
The Legendary Ladies of Song:
The Music of Doris Day, Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney
Rogers Centerfor the Arts
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover
 
Western Mass
Jill Connolly
Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar
10 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls
  
Roomful of Blues
Bull Run Restaurant
215 Great Road, Shirley
 
Central Mass
Yoron Israel with High Standards
Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
Framingham

Southeastern Mass
Hugh Masekela
Zeiterior Theatre
684 Purchase Street
New Bedford
 
Paula Cole
Narrows Center for the Arts
16 Anawan Street
Fall River

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman Jazz Group
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Iyannough Road
Route 132 & Bearse's Way, Hyannis

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Magic Triangle Jazz Series presents Two Trombone Trios at UMASS/Amherst on Thursday, February 23



The Magic Triangle Jazz Series, produced by WMUA-91.1FM and the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is presenting Two Trombone Trios in concert on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at Beranson Recital Hall.

The double billing features Frank Lacy on trombone; Andrew Drury on drums and Kevin Ray on bass, plus the Ray Anderson Trio featuring Ray Anderson on trombone; Dean Johnson on bass and Eric McPherson on drums.

General Admission is $12; and $7 for students. Tickets can be purchased online.

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Fine Arts Center click here.

For year round details of jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and jazz activities throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson Performs at BOND Lounge at Boston's Langham Hotel on February 22


Respected jazz drummer, band leader and composer Ralph Peterson is performing at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 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

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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Author and Trombonist Samuel Jay Keyser at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 22 with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra


Jazz trombonist Samuel Jay Keyser is signing copies of his new book, I Married a Travel Junkie, at the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra concert taking place at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 2012, at 8:00 p.m.

Keyser is a member of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Professor Emeritus and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at MIT, and author of several books, including Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows.

I Married a Travel Junkie is published by GemmaMedia, a Boston-based company that publishes cultural memoir from around the world. 

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

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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

JFK Library Presents African Dance and Drumming on February 22


The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is presenting a special show called Djembe dell'Arte - African Dance and Drumming, on Tuesday, February 22, 2012 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., as part of Black History Month and school vacation week.

The event, which is part of the library's Celebrate! series, is free and open to the public.  To register, click here.

To see a schedule of upcoming events in the Celebrate! series, click here.

For more school vacation ideas across Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.


Boston College Jazz Ensemble Performing on Campus on Monday, February 20


Boston College's award-winning  bOp! Jazz Ensemble is performing in concert on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Gasson Hall on BC's campus in Chestnut Hill.  The concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  For a map of the campus, click here.

This is the band's pre-festival concert before heading off to perform at  the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho. 

BC bOp! Jazz Ensemble is led by Sebastian Bonaiuto, Director of Bands at Boston College.

For more jazz programs at Massachusetts universities, click here.

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra performs at Scullers Jazz Club on February 22


The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.

Their performance is entitled  "Blues, Ballads and Beyond", and features music by Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Kenny Dorham and Duke Ellington, plus original music by Mark Harvey, trumpeter and music director of the orchestra.

Founded in 1973, the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra has premiered over 100 original works for jazz orchestra and has released eight CDs to critical acclaim.

To follow jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events and other jazz activities year round in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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

Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 18

Yoko Miwa

Looking for some live jazz, blues or world music in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 18, 2012?  MassJazz offers this selection of performers and venues across the Bay State.

Boston
Listening to Jazz Workshop: Charles Mingus
Bill Lowe and John Kordalewski
Dudley Library Auditorium
65 Warren Street
Roxbury, Boston
(Note this is an afternoon event)

Earl Klugh
Jazz Guitarist
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Peter Smith Trio
American Songbook
Battery Wharf
Downtown Boston

Henri Smith & New Orleans Jazz
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Yoko Miwa
Jazz pianist
Les Zygomates Wine Bar
129 South Street
Boston

Cambridge
Women of the World
Featuring women from US, Japan, Mexico, Italy, India and more.
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge

An Evening of Duos
Neha Jiwrajka and Katie Seiler
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra
YMCA Theatre
820 Mass Ave
Cambridge

The Boston Horns
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge
Western Mass

Western Mass
Catherine Russell
Jazz & Blues vocalist
Mass MoCA
1040 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams

Mark Nomad
Blues Guitarist
37 State Street
Belchertown

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman Jazz Group
Cape Codder Resort & Spa
1225 Iyannough Road
Route 132 & Bearse's Way, Hyannis

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

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com

Friday, February 17, 2012

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra Performing in Cambridge on February 18



The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra is performing in concert at the YMCA Theatre on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

The JCA will play the music of David Harris, Darrell Katz, Bill Lowe, Bob Pilkington, Warren Senders, Hiro Honshuku and Norm Zocher.

Tickets to the concert are $12 general admission and $8 for seniors and students.

The YMCA is located at 820 Massachusetts in Cambridge, between Central Square and Harvard Square.  For directions click here.

You can find year round news on jazz concerts, night clubs, campus events, radio programs and jazz organizations throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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