Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guitar Masters Juanito Pascual and the Julian Lage Perform at Somerville Theatre on Saturday, November 3


Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio and the Julian Lage Group perform at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18-$38 and can be purchased online or at the box office the night of the performance. 

Both Pascual and Lage are considered to be among the world's premier guitar players, and bring a dazzling display of artistry and virtuosity to their performances.

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Ameranouche Plays Gypsy Jazz at Bull Run Restaurant on November 3


Ameranouche, the premier gypsy jazz band in the United States, is performing at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $12 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Inspired by the great French jazz guitarist Django Rienhardt, Ameranouche plays a driving swing jazz that evokes a unique brand of acoustic music.

Here's a schedule of upcoming performances at the Bull Run Restaurant

You can find year round details on live jazz and blues in Massachusetts, including festivals, concerts, night clubs, radio programs and campus events, by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Berkshire Symphony Orchestra Premiers "Every Day Blues" Jazz Suite at Williams College on November 2


The Berkshire Symphony Orchestra is performing the world premier of Every Day Blues, an original jazz suite composed by Andy Jaffe, at Williams College in Williamstown on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  The concert, directed by Ronald Feldman, is free and open to the public.

Jaffe, who is director of the jazz program at Williams College, wrote the suite for the late Professor Ernest Brown, who pioneered the inclusion of African and African American musical studies in the music department at Williams.

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Live Jazz at the Lily Pad in Cambridge, Halloween Night


There's plenty of great music at the Lily Pad in Cambridge on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, including the Gil Aharon Trio starting at 10:00 p.m.  It's located at 1353 Cambridge Street in Inman Square.

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Jazz Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington Headlines 35th John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Northeastern University in Boston on November 3


The 35th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert is taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Blackman Theatre at Northeastern University in Boston.  

The concert, hosted by jazz radio personality Eric Jackson, features Grammy Award winning jazz drummer Terri Lyne Carrington

Tickets are $35 general admission, and $30 for students, faculty members and seniors, and can be ordered online or  by calling 617 373-4700.

The event also honors Steve Schwartz, highly acclaimed jazz producer and radio personality, and Andy McGhee, master saxophonist and educator, recognized as Boston's  ‘golden man of jazz.’

Carrington is joined by the John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble, which includes Tim Ingles (electric bass); John Lockwood (acoustic bass); Consuelo Candelaria-Barry and Emmett G. Price III (piano/keyboards); Ricardo Monzon (percussion); Bill Banfield (guitar); and Bill Pierce, Stan Strickland, Carl Atkins, and Leonard Brown (reeds and woodwinds).


Find year round jazz in Massachusetts - including concerts, campus events, weekend brunches, festivals, night clubs, hotel lounges, radio programs  and more- by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Cirque du Soleil Opens at Boston's Agganis Arena on Halloween, October 31



Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco, an acrobatic celebration of urban life, is coming to the Agganis Arena at Boston University for eight shows from Wednesday, October 31 through Sunday, November 4, 2012.

After touring the world for two decades, the show is winding down and Boston is one of its final stops before it returns to Montreal in December to disband.  It's a great chance to see this extravaganza of acrobatic feats enhanced by a polyrhythmic live band of world class musicians.

Purchase tickets online to any of the eight shows.

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Jazz Saxophonist Daniel Bennett Performing at Liberty Hotel in Boston on October 31


Noted jazz saxophonist Daniel Bennett and his band are performing at the Liberty Bar in Boston's Liberty Hotel on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, and every Wednesday night through the fall, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Admission is free.

A graduate of Boston's New England Conservatory,  Daniel Bennett is an accomplished jazz performer who pioneered a new brand of experimental folk jazz.

Located at 215 Charles Street in Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, Liberty Hotel is described one of the city's most spectacular hotels and architectural gems. 

Here's a list of other Massachusetts hotels that offer jazz regularly.

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

Find visitor information by going to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

Harvard Hosts Boston Jazz Forum with Fred Taylor, Eric Jackson and Steve Schwartz on November 1st


The Office of the Arts at Harvard University is presenting a forum, "The Hub of Swing: A Look at Boston's Jazz Scene," at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Baker Center for the Humanities in Harvard Square, Cambridge.   The event is free and open to the public.

Jazz impresario Fred Taylor, along with radio hosts Eric Jackson and Steve Schwartz, will discuss their illustrious careers and talk about the state of jazz in Boston.   The event is part of the Learning from Performers Series, which establishes a direct connection between students and gifted artists.

Then on Friday, November 2, Harvard is honoring Taylor, Jackson and Schwartz for their lifelong contributions to jazz.  That event takes place at 8:00 p.m. at Lowell Lecture Hall on Kirkland Street in Harvard Square.  Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. 

You can find year round live jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Brazilian Samba Jazz Band Mozik and Rebecca Parris Perform the Music of Jobim at Scullers Jazz Club on Tuesday, October 30


Mozik, a 'vivacious and exciting' samba jazz band, is performing the music of Antonio Carols Jobim, the legendary Brazilian musician and composer, at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris is performing alongside the band, which includes  Brazilian pianist Gilson Schachnik, drummer Mauricio Zottarelli, Brazilian guitarist Gustavo Assis-Brasil, Russian flutist Yulia Musayelyan and Argentine bassist Fernando Huergo. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming performances at Scullers Jazz Club

Find year round live jazz and blues in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dick Campo Big Band Performs at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Sunday, October 28


The Dick Campo Big Band is performing a special Steppin' Out concert at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the venue.

Proceeds from the concert to benefit the Shrewsbury Fragrant Garden, a sensory garden for the blind and visually impaired.

Here are directions to Mechanics Hall.  For a calendar of upcoming events at Mechanics Hall, click here.  

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts - including concerts, night clubs, weekend brunches, festivals and campus events - by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Jazz Flugelhornist Lance Houston at Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston on Friday, October 26


Jazz flugelhorn player Lance Houston and his quartet perform at the Fairmont Hotel at Battery Wharf's jazz bar  in downtown Boston on Friday, October 26, 2012, from 9:00 p.m. to midnight.

Houston and his band are performing in the Battery Jazz Lounge, which offers live jazz on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year. The Peter Smith Trio performs on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Here's a list of hotels in greater Boston and across Massachusetts with live jazz.

Find year round live jazz and blues in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Athene Wilson, Gospel and Jazz Singer, Performs at Scullers in Boston on October 23



Popular Boston singer Athene Wilson is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased at the door.

Wilson is the three-time winner of the Boston Urban Music Awards.  She began performing at age 11 in Jamaica and since moving to Boston has become one of the most popular singers on the local scene.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz performances at Scullers Jazz Club, located at Doubletree Guest Suites -  Hilton Hotel Boston, located at 400 Soldiers Field Road in Boston's Allston neighborhood.

You can find year round jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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


Monday, October 22, 2012

Win Tickets to Hear Jazz Pianist Jason Moran Perform in Worcester on November 9


Jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran and his trio The Bandwagon, perform in concert at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.   The show is presented by Music Worcester.

MassJazz is pleased to be raffling off five pairs of tickets to the show.  Enter the contest here.

Or, you can purchase tickets to the show online

Described as 'the most provocative thinker in modern jazz," Moran is recipient of the MacAurthor Fellowship, also known as the genius grant.  

Here is a full schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Music Worcester.

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

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



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chick Corea, Gary Burton and Harlem String Quartet Perform in Amherst and Boston on October 20-21


Jazz legends Chick Corea and Gary Burton are performing, along with the Harlem String Quartet, at the Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25-$55, and $15 for students under 17.

On Sunday, October 21, the Celebrity Series of Boston is presenting Corea, Burton and the Harlem String Quartet at Boston Symphony Hall at 5:00 p.m. Tickets the the show are $30-$75 and can purchased online or at the hall.

Find details on live jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Win Tix to Hear Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti in Rockport on Saturday, November 3


Jazz trumpet player Chris Botti is playing at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. 

MassJazz is giving away a pair of free tickets to the show, courtesy of Rockport Music.  Here's how to enter the contest.

Botti's performance is part of Jazz on the Rocks - Take Three, a fundraiser to support Rockport Music's education and outreach activities.  Tickets to Jazz on the Rocks are $300, and include a cocktail reception, live auction, and the Botti concert.  To purchase a ticket click here.

Here is a calendar of upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music.

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

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