Monday, April 16, 2012

HarlemWorks Performing at Cultural Center of Cape Cod on Monday, April 16


Jazz musician, composer and producer Gary Foote is bringing his show HarlemWorks to Massachusetts for a performance at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $18 ($15 for members) and can be reserved by calling 508 394 7100 or at the door.

Foote is a longtime collaborator with Smokey Robinson, Blood, Sweat and Tears and many other great bands.  He is joined by stellar vocalist Jenny Douglas and other HarlemWorks musicians. Checkout this video of HarlemWorks.

The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is located at 307 Main Street in South Yarmouth.  For directions click here.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and CapeCodChamber.org.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Free Jazz Appreciation Day Concert Taking Place in Salem on Saturday, April 14


The Salem Jazz & Soul Festival and the City of Salem have joined forces to present the 3rd annual Jazz Appreciation Day in Salem on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, features jazz musicians from the Salem State College and Salem High School bands, who will play jazz standards.  The event takes place at the community room of the Salem Five Bank, located at 210 Essex Street in downtown Salem. 

In addition to the music, there is a special art display by students at Salem grade schools, based on the theme, What Music Means to Me.  The public is invited to vote for their favorite piece of art; the winners will be announced at the Salem Jazz & Soul Festival on August 18-19, 2012.

You can find year round details on jazz concerts, festivals, campus events, night clubs, radio programs, weekend brunches and other activities across Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com, North of Boston CVB or Destination Salem.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Harvard Arts presents Joe Lovano and Greg Osby in Concert at Sanders Theatre on April 14


Saxophone legends Joe Lovano and Greg Osby (pictured) will be performing with the Harvard Jazz Band as part of the program Blue Note Records, Then and Now: It Must Schwing! on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square, starting at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $15 (less for students and seniors) and can be purchased online or at the theatre.

The concert is part of Harvard's year-long salute to Blue Note Records, one of the premier jazz record companies of all time.

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

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

Ravi Coltrane Quartet Performing at UMASS in Amherst on April 13


Jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and his quartet are performing at Bowker Auditorium, Fine Arts Center, at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Reserved seating is $15-30,  $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online.

The son of jazz legends John and Alice Coltrane, Ravi Coltrane has charted his own path as a distinctive voice in jazz as a musician, band leader and composer.   Hear this interview with Coltrane talking about his career.

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

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Jazz Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen Featured at Cafe 939 Live Broadcast on April 12


Ingrid Jensen and her quintet perform at The Checkout - Live at Berklee, broadcast live from Berklee's Cafe 939 on Thursday, April 12, 2012, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

The Berklee grad has traveled the world as a premier trumpet player, performing with Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Darcy James Argue and Terri Lyne Carrington.  She is a respected band leader and music educator as well.

The band features Ingrid Jensen, trumpet and electronics; Lage Lund, guitar; Gary Versace, piano and rhodes; Matt Clohesy, bass; Jon Wikan, drums

Checkout - Live at Berklee is an NPR concert series showcasing Berklee alumni.  It is broadcast from WGBO Jazz 88.3 FM station in New York City, and streamed worldwide on NPRmusic.org.

To purchase tickets, call 212 576-2232, or visit berklee.edu/events for more information.

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

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Live Jazz & Blues in Greater Boston on Wednesday, April 11

Jerry Bergonzi

Looking for live jazz and blues on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in greater Boston and around Massachusetts?  Check out these performances taking place in jazz clubs, hotels and concert venues, compiled by MassJazz.com.


Boston
Brubeck Brothers
Scullers Jazz Club
1140 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

Paco de Lucia
Jazz Flamenco
Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Downtown Boston

Ten Tumbao
BOND Lounge
200 Franklin Street
Downtown Boston

Steve Soares Trio
Prudential Center
52nd Floor
Back Bay, Boston

Akira Ishiguro  
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Ellen O'Brien and NeoSoul
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston

Michelle Currie
Encore Lounge
275 Tremont Street
Boston

Cambridge
Screening of Blue Note:  A Story of Modern Jazz
With record producer and writer Michael Cuscuna
Office for the Arts at Harvard
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Julian Lage Group
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Billy Hart Quartet
Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Berklee Global Jazz Institute
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

MetroWest/Central Mass
Bill and Bo Winiker
Sherborn Inn
33 North Main Street
Sherborn

Jimmy Mazzy and the Last Minute Men
Village Forge Tavern
Colonial Inn
48 Monument Square
Concord

Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Acton Jazz Club
452 Great Road
Acton

Lose Your Blues Wednesday
Beatnik's
433 Park Avenue
Worcester

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lance Houston Quartet Performs at Tamo Lounge at Boston's Seaport Hotel on Tuesday, April 10


Jazz flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his quartet perform at the Tamo Lounge at Boston's Seaport Hotel on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Seaport's award-winning chef Rachel Klein created Tamo's globally-influenced menu, available throughout the week and for the popular 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

Guitarist Julian Lage Performs at Club Passim in Harvard Square on April 10-11


Virtuoso guitarist Julian Lage is performing three shows at the famous music venue, Club Passim in Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m..   Tickets to the show are $22 and can be purchased online or at the door.

The Julian Lage Group includes Lage, cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac Mantilla, bassist Jorge Roeder and saxophonist Dan Blake.  They'll perform from the new album, Gladwell. 

A native of California, Lage is a 2008 graduate of Berklee College of Music.  His first album, Sounding Point, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009.

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.








Monday, April 9, 2012

Jazz @ the Arsenal Monday night series features Mark Shilansky Sextet on April 9


The Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown is presenting the Mark Shilansky "Join the Club" Sextet on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online or at the door.

The concert is part of the Monday night Jazz @ the Arsenal series featuring faculty from the Berklee College of Music and the region's finest jazz performers.  Shilansky, a pianist, composer, vocalist and arranger, is assistant professor of ear training at Berklee. 

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

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 and BostonUSA.com.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Live Jazz and Blues in Boston and Throughout Massachusetts on Friday, April 6

Kenny Garrett

Looking for live jazz and blues on Friday, April 6, 2012 in greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts?  Check out these performances taking place in jazz clubs, hotels and concert venues, compiled by MassJazz.com

Boston
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Scullers Jazz Club
1140 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston  

Marc Ribot
Special Guests: Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Avenue
South Boston

August Wilson’s
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Boston University Theatre
264 Huntington Avenue
Boston

Adric Rosen
Battery Wharf Lounge
Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel
3 Battery Street
Downtown Boston

Lenny Stallworth & Friends
604 Columbus Ave
South End, Boston

Laure-Muniz Latin Jazz Band
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Cambridge
Kenny Garrett
Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Sal DeFusco Project
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Brian Friedland Sextet, Daniel Rosenthal Quintet
1353 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Central Mass/Metro West
Eight to the Bar
Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis Street
Framingham

Shane Wood Jazz Trio
124 Milbury Street
Worcester
Western Mass
John Pizzarelli
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street
Williamstown

Interplay Jazz Band
Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar
10 Bridge Street
Shelburne Falls

Henri Smith & Workingman's Band
Colonial Inn Restaurant
Village Forge Tavern 
48 Monument Square
Concord


North of Boston/Merrimack Valley
Morgan Scott Trio
14 Littleton Road
Chelmsford

Rising Scarlett
6 Kearney Square
Lowell

Dana Fuchs
Bull Run Restaurant
Route 2A
Shirley

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman Jazz Group
Grand Cru at Cape Codder Resort
1225 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, Cape Cod

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, April 4, 2012

Medfield High School Jazz Band Holds 'Dollars for Duke Fundraiser' on April 7

Medfield HS Jazz Ensemble  (Photo by Jeremie Smith)

The Medfield High School Jazz Band has been invited to perform at the 17th annual Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival taking place May 4-6, 2012 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

To help underwrite the $12,000 needed for the trip, the Medfield Music Association is holding a Dollars-for-Duke fundraiser, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

The 'Jazz Around Town' fundraiser features live jazz performances in venues around Medfield, with band members collecting cash and check donations with top hats during and after each performance.  Supporters can also send Dollars for Duke donations of any amount to the Medfield Music Association, P.O. Box 115, Medfield, MA 02052.

The Medfield band is one of only 15 high school bands selected from across the United States and Canada, and the only New England band invited to the prestigious competition, which is judged by Wynton Marsalis and a panel of musical educators and performers. 

For more information about jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Sunny Wilkinson Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on April 3



Jazz vocalist Sunny Wilkinson is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  She is joined by local saxophone star Grace Kelly.  Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door. 

Wilkinson has performed with some of the world's best jazz performers, including the Count Basie Band, Clark Terry, Mark Murphy and others.  She has also performed on the popular TV show, Saved by the Bell and was a Solid Gold Singer.    Kelly is an acclaimed young saxophonist who has also branched out as a vocalist, composer, lyricist and arranger. 

For a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, located at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Boston's Allston neighborhood, click here.

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 and BostonUSA.com.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Smithsonian Launches Jazz Appreciation Month throughout April


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History marks the 11th annual Jazz Appreciation Month in April with a month long celebration of jazz featuring performances, talks, tours and family-oriented events in venues around Washington, D.C.

This year's JAM poster features Frank Sinatra, created by renowned artist LeRoy Neiman.  To see a PDF of the poster, click here.

You can find year round details on jazz concerts, school programs, night clubs, radio programs and jazz organizations in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.  For details about Boston's vibrant jazz community, visit JazzBoston.org.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com.



Jazz Singer Gian Faraone Performs at BOND Lounge at Langham Boston Hotel on April 4


Jazz singer Gian Faraone is performing at BOND Lounge at Boston's Langham Hotel on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Raised in an Italian household in Venezuela, Faraone is forging a unique new sound influenced from a range of artists, from Pavarotti to Sinatra.

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

Sunday, April 1, 2012

NEC Jazz Ensembles Perform at Pierce Hall on Monday, April 2


Two student jazz ensembles from the New England Conservatory, coached by double bassist Cecil McBee, perform at Pierce Hall on Monday, April 2, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  The concerts are free and open to the public. 

Pierce Hall is located in the St. Botolph Building at 241 St. Botolph Street.

For a calendar of upcoming concerts at the New England Conservatory this spring, click here.

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 and BostonUSA.com.