Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rebecca Cline Jazz Trio at Top of the Hub in Boston on Sunday, December 23


The Rebecca Cline Trio is performing a jazz set at the Top of the Hub Restaurant in Boston's Back Bay on Sunday, December 23, 2012, from 8:00p.m. to Midnight.

Cline is an assistant professor of Ensemble at the Berklee College of Music.
 
Located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower in Boston's Back Bay, Top of the Hub is one of the great Boston nightspots to enjoy great jazz nightly, plus terrific food and an amazing view of greater Boston.

For a schedule of nighty jazz at Top of the Hub, click here.

Read a story about Top of the Hub in the current issue of MassJazz Travel Guide.

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Paul Combs Pocket Big Band Performs at Chit Chat Lounge on Sunday, December 23


Saxophonist Paul Combs and the Combs Pocket Big Band perform at the Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill on Sunday, December 23, 2012 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Combs, a celebrated performer, educator and recording artist, has just written a book on the life of influential jazz musician and composer Tadd Dameron.

Located at 103 Washington Street in Haverhill, the Chit Chat Lounge has been a staple of the jazz and music scene in this region since 1959.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jazz & Blues Vocalist Wanda Houston Performs at Castle Street Cafe on December 21


Chicago jazz singer Wanda Houston and her band perform at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.  There is no cover charge.

Houston is a seasoned jazz vocalist, actor and teacher who has performed around the country in jazz venues and on stage. 

Castle Street Cafe has been serving up great food and live jazz for 23 years.  Check out the jazz schedule at Castle Street Cafe, or follow it on facebook.

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

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Bart Weisman Jazz Group Performs in Hyannis on Friday, December 20


The Bart Weisman Jazz Group is performing at the Grand Cru Restaurant at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Cape Cod, on Friday, December 20, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Vocalist Carol Wyeth is a guest performer, with Alan Clinger on guitar, Ron Ormsby on bass and Bart Weisman on drums.

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

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guitar Duo Nels Cline and Julian Lage Perform at Narrows Center for the Arts on Tuesday, December 18


Innovative guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage are performing in concert at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets to the show are $23 at the door.

The two master guitarists will be playing their original compositions along with a healthy amount of spontaneous improvisation.  Nels Cline is renowned as an innovative musician who spanned jazz, rock, punk and experiment music in his career, while Julian Lage has performed with Gary Burton, Jim Hall, Bela Fleck and other great musicians, while being nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for his debut album, Sounding Point. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Narrows Center for the Arts.

Find year round information on jazz concerts, clubs, campus events, radio programs, festivals and jazz groups throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra's 40th annual Christmas Concert at Emmaneul Church in Boston on Saturday, December 15


Mark Harvey and his legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra celebrate their 40th annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at Emmaneul Church in Boston's Back Bay.

Tickets to the show are $15, available at the door.  For information call 617 776-8778 or 617 452-3205. 

The Church is located at 15 Newbury Street and is readily accessible on the MBTA's Green Line, Arlington stop.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Blues Guitar Legend Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters Perform in Rockport on December 14


Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters is giving a concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Opening act is Tom "Satch" Kerans.

Tickets are $19, $29 and $39 and can be purchased online or by calling 978.546.7391.  You can also purchase tickets at the door the night of the concert.

B.B. King called Ronnie Earls "one of the most serious blues guitarist you can find today.  He makes me proud." 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Shalin Liu Performance Center, located at 37 Main Street in downtown Rockport.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Makanda Project Jazz Ensemble Performs Free Concert at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on December 12


Jazz ensemble Makanda Project is giving a free concert at Mechanics Hall in Worcester on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at noon.    The public is invited to bring a lunch or purchase a lunch at  Eric's LaPatisserie CafĂ©. 

The group is dedicated to playing the compositions of the late Ken McIntre of Boston, a master musician, composer and educator from Boston.  The band consists of 13 musicians: 5 saxophones, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, a vocalist, piano, bass, and drums.
 
The free show is part of the Brown Bag Series produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN 95.5 FM Public Radio, which also streams the live concert.  Here is a schedule of this season's Brown Bag concerts.

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

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Paul Broadnax Duo Performing at Acton Jazz Cafe on Wednesday, December 12


Jazz pianist Paul Broadnax and bassist Peter Kontrimas perform at the Acton Jazz Cafe on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Then at 9:30 p.m. tenor saxophonist Gerry Bergonzi and his Quartet take the stage.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz shows at the Acton Jazz Cafe, located at the Acton Mall Shopping Center.

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

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Lowell Jazz Day Camp Presents Student Recital on Saturday, December 8


The Lowell Jazz Day Camp is presenting a student recital on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at The Space, located at 150 Western Avenue in Lowell.  The performances are free and open to the public.

The performances fature Ken Ya Dig Jazz band, comprised of Cassie Wise on vocals, Tim Duffy on keyboard, Bobby Byran on bass and Alan Kurman on drums.

Founded by jazz drummer Stanley Swann, the Lowell Jazz Day Camp is a two-week intensive educational course that provides instruction on various instruments as well as studio and recording technology.

You can find details on live jazz, jazz education, radio programs, festivals and more throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com and MerrimackValley.org


Wellesley College BlueJazz Big Band Performs Free Concert on Friday, December 7


The Wellesley CollegeBlueJazz Big Band is performing a free concert at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012 at the Jewett Arts Center Auditorium on campus.   The concert is free and open to the public.

Jazz saxophonist and faculty member Cercie Miller is director of JazzBlue. 

The band will play compositions by Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington.

Here is information about college jazz studies programs throughout Massachusetts. 

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Brazilian Jazz Band at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Friday, December 7


Brazilian-born jazz composer/singer/pianist Luiz Simas is performing at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Simas is joined by bassist/guitarist Jason Davis and drummer Bertram Lehmann, and they'll play a variety of Bossa Nova standards, original compositions and Brazilian-flavored jazz melodies.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tribute to Johnny Mercer at Scullers Jazz Club on Thursday, December 6


Famed jazz vocalists Bobbi Carrey and Will McMillan are performing a concert entitled Mostly Mercer at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the door.

They'll be singing songs from the opus of song writing master Johnny Mercer, whose hit songs spanned five decades and helped define the American sound of the 20th century.

Here are upcoming jazz concerts at Scullers this month.

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

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Peter White Christmas Comes to Scullers Jazz Club on December 4-5


A Peter White Christmas, starring smooth jazz guitarist Peter White, saxophonist Mindi Abair and trumpeter Rick Braun takes place at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Tuesday, December 4 and Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online or at the door.

For upcoming concerts at Scullers Jazz Club, click here.

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Jazz Pianist Cyrus Chestnut Performs in Rockport on Sunday, December 9


Rockport Music is presenting famed jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and his trio in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

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

Or, you can purchase tickets to the show online.

Time Magazine called Chestnut "the best jazz pianist of his generation."  In addition to his repertoire of jazz tunes, Mr. Chestnut will be playing some holiday classics from his album, A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Here's a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music.

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