Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve on Cape Cod with Bart Weisman Jazz Group at Riverway in South Yarmouth

The Bart Weisman Jazz Group is performing at the Riverway Lobster House Restaurant in South Yarmouth, Cape Cod, on Monday, December 31, 2012, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  There is no cover charge. 

Enjoy dinner and dancing to jazz, Latin, pop and rock. 

For dinner reservations call 508 398-2172, and here are directions.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts go to MassJazz.com.

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

Rockin Blue Year's Eve with James Montgomery and Johnny Blue Horn at Nantasket Beach Resort


Blues legend James Montgomery, along with Johnny Blue Horn and the Caretakers, usher in the New Year at the Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $79 and can be purchased online or by calling 781 925.4500.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.



New Year's Eve with Greg Adams & East Bay Soul at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston

Greg Adams, a founding member of Tower of Power, brings his amazing band, East Bay Soul, to Scullers Jazz Club in Boston to usher in New Year's on Monday, December 31, 2012, with shows at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

Tickets are $50 for the 8:00 p.m. show and $60 for the 11:00 p.m. show, and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 617 561-4111.

Here is a full schedule of upcoming jazz performance at Scullers. 

For year round information on live jazz anywhere in Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.


New Year's Eve with Shemekia Copeland, Blues Singer, at Bull Run Restaurant


Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is performing at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $105 and include full course dinner, show, champagne toast, party favors, taxes and tip. Order tickets online or call 877 536-7190.

Juke Joint 5 opens the show. 

Here's a schedule of upcoming concerts at Bull Run Restaurant.

For year round news on live jazz and blues throughout Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

New Year's Eve with Nicole Nelson and Dwight Ritcher at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square


American recording artists Nicole Nelson and Dwight Ritcher perform a New Year's eve concert at the Regattabar Jazz Club at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Monday, December 31, 2012 starting at 9:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $90 and include party favors and midnight toast.

Order tickets online. The duo blends jazz, R&B, soul and popular music together in a way the Boston Globe called "riveting and heavenly."

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Regattabar in the New Year.

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

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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Grammy Award Nominees in Jazz Includes Many Massachusetts Artists


In case you missed the announcement, the 55th annual Grammy Award nominees were announced earlier this month.

Here are the Grammy nominations in the jazz category, which include artists with Massachusetts connections like Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny and Esperanza Spalding, all Grammy award winners in years past.

Also, Berklee College of Music alumni and faculty earned 27 Grammy nominations in a variety of categories, including jazz, Latin, pop, hip-hop and rock. 

And a number of alumni and faculty from the New England Conservatory were nominated, led by jazz vocalist Luciana Souza, who was nominated for three separate projects.

And the Boston Symphony Chamber Players group was nominated for best Chamber Music, Small Ensemble perfomance.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com


Blues Guitar Legend Johnny Winter Playing at Iron Horse Music Hall on Saturday, December 29


Johnny Winter, legendary blues guitarist and singer, is performing at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $50 online or at the door.

Born in Beaumont, Texas, Winter is a genuine guitar hero whose Texas style of gutsy blues playing has won him legions of admirers around the world.

Here is a schedule of upcoming music at the Iron Horse, located at 20 Center Street in Northampton. 

Find year round details on live jazz and blues throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Original Jelly Roll Soul Performng at Nick's in Worcester on Saturday, December 29


The Original Jelly Roll Soul band is performing at Nick's Bar & Restaurant in Worcester on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 9:00 p.m.

Formed in 2010, the Rhode Island-based ensemble plays roots jazz, including New Orleans, swing, jump, hard bop, Afro-Cuban, as well as Ethiopian, and others. The band also draws from the many genres, such as blues, gospel, ragtime, calypsos and other Caribbean styles of music that came together in early New Orleans to create jazz.

Here are directions to Nick's, located at 124 Millbury Street in Worcester. 

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

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

Ron Murphy and the Workingman's Jazz Band Performs at Colonial Inn on December 29


Jazz vocalist Ron Murphy and the Workingman's Jazz Band perform at the Village Forge Tavern at the Colonial Inn in Concord on Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.  There is no cover charge.

Here is a schedule of upcoming music at Colonial Inn.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Live Jazz & Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, December 29

Andy Wrba Trio

Looking for live jazz and blues throughout Massachusetts on Saturday, December 29, 2012?  Here are some suggestions from MassJazz.com:

Boston
Regina Carter
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Steve Soares
Prudential Tower, 52nd Floor
800 Boylston Street
Back Bay, Boston

Brian Thomas All Stars
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Peter Smith Trio
3 Battery Wharf
Boston

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

Cambridge
Chillith Fair #2
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Herman Johnson
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

West of Boston 
Alexei Tsiganov Trio /
Michael Payette and Cassandre McKinley
103 Nagog Park Shopping Mall
Acton

Ron Murphy & the Workingman’s Band
48 Monument Avenue
Concord

Central Mass
The Original Jelly Roll Soul
124 Millbury Street
Worcester

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

Western Mass
AndyWrba Trio
10 Castle Street
Great Barrington

Johnny Winter
20 Center Street
Northampton


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, December 28, 2012

Live Jazz in Boston and Cambridge on Friday, December 28

 

Looking for live jazz on Friday night, December 28, 2012 in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts?  Here are just a few suggestions from MassJazz.com:

Boston
Regina Carter
Scullers Jazz Club
Doubletree Suites Hilton
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston

Miss Tess and Bon Ton Parade
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Lance Houston Jazz Quartet
3 Battery Wharf
Boston

Valarie Stephens
Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Avenue
South End, Boston
Cambridge

Construction Party CD Release
The Lily Pad
1353 Cambridge Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Herman Johnson
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

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 or BostonUSA.com.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stanley Swann Jazz Trio Performs in Lowell on Friday, December 28


The Stanley Swann Trio is performing at 50 Warren Street Restaurant and Lounge at the Inn and Conference Center at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The restaurant is open for dinner from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m., and has live jazz every Friday evening.  The Stanley Swann Trio plays every fourth Friday of the month.   For dinner reservations call 877 886 5422.

You can find details on live jazz in restaurants, night clubs, hotels, college campuses and cafes throughout Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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

Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on December 28-29


Jazz violinist Regina Carter is performing four shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, December 28, and Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.  Tickets are $38 and can be purchased online.

Carter is performing songs from her new CD, Reverse Threads, a collection of African folk melodies interpreted in both traditional and contemporary manners.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers Jazz Club.

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

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


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jazz Singer Leslie Boyle Performing with Bart Weisman Band in Hyannis on Friday, December 28



The Bart Weisman Jazz Group, featuring vocalist Leslie Boyle, is performing at the Grand Cru Wine Bar & Grill at the Cape Codder Hotel in Hyannis on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. There is no cover charge.

The band features Alan Clinger (guitar), Laird Boles (bass) and Bart Weisman (drums).

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

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


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Evavation Theory Playing at Darryl's Corner Bar in Boston on December 27


Elevation Theory is performing at Darryl's Corner Bar & Kitchen in Boston's South End on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Here is a schedule of upcoming music at Darryl's.

For more details on jazz clubs in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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