Monday, April 29, 2013

International Jazz Day is Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Jazz lovers around the world are celebrating International Jazz Day on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, tanks to efforts by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Live concerts are set to take place in Istanbul, Turkey, this year's host city, as well as London, New York and Sydney.  You can follow jazz activities on International Jazz Day Facebook.

Locally, you can find live jazz throughout greater Boston at JazzBoston, which sponors JazzWeek, running through May 5, 2013.

For year round jazz throughout Massachusetts visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to Massvacation.com.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Argentinian Sax Legend Gato Barbieri Performing at Regattabar Jazz Club on Saturday, April 27



Gato Barbieri, world-renowned tenor saxophonist from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is performing at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.  (The 7:30 p.m. show is sold out.)

Tickets to the 10:00 p.m. show are $25 and can be purchased online.

Now living in New York City, Barbieri was an early exponent of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, then blended his jazz influences with Latin American music, creating an explosive cross-genre form that became the forerunner of World Music.  He first gained fame when he did the soundtrack for the movie Last Tango in Paris.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Regattabar Jazz Club, located at the Charles Hotel on Bennett Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

JazzBoston Presents Jazz Week, April 26-May 5, 2013


The 7th annual Jazz Week, organized by JazzBoston, is taking place throughout greater Boston from Friday, April 26, through Sunday, May 5, 2013.

The 10-day event features over 200 jazz events in 90 venues, from jazz clubs and hotel lounges, to college campuses and parks.  A lot of the events are free, including activities at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square and South Station train station.

Here is a schedule of events and a list of participating venues.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Rudresh Mahanthappa Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, April 24


Rudresh Mahanthappa, named Downbeat's 2012 Alto Saxophonist of the Year, is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online or at the door.

A native of India, Mahanthappa has helped create a new language in jazz but adding a variety of other musical genres, including South Indian classical music.

Here are some upcoming concerts at Scullers.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jazz Vocalist Bobby McFerrin at Boston Symphony Hall on Sunday, April 14


Jazz singer and vocal artist Bobby McFerrin is performing at Boston Symphony Hall on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3pm.  The concert is presented by Celebrity Series of Boston.

Tickets to the concert are $30-$75 and can be purchased at the venue.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Celebrity Series of Boston. 

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

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

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Japanese Jazz Pianist Hiromi and Trio at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on April 13-14


The Hiromi Trio Project, featuring jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara, bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, performs four shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. each night.

Tickets to the show are $40 and are available online or at the door. 

Born in Japan, Hiromi is a prolific jazz composer and pianist who studied at Berklee College of Music.

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

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Live Jazz and Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, March 30

Blues Guitarist Matthew Stubbs

Looking for live jazz and blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, March 30, 2013?  MassJazz.com has these suggestions:


Boston
James Cotton
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston

The Shady Horns
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

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

Christina Isabelle/ Bigfoot Wallace/ Evan Nachimson
939 Boylston Street
Back Bay, Boston

Peter Smith
3 Battery Wharf
Boston

Cambridge
Lance Martin
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

Alejandro T. Acierto and Timothy McCormack
1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge

West of Boston 
The Tough Love Trio (7 pm)
The Boston Horns (9 pm)
103 Nagog Park Shopping Mall
Acton

Central Mass
Benny Sharoni Jazz Quartet
124 Millbury Street
Worcester

North of Boston
Matthew Stubbs
15 Kearney Square
Lowell

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman with Carol Wyeth
302 Main Street
Hyannis

Western Mass
Don Mikkelsen
10 Castle Street
Great Barrington

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, March 29, 2013

Blues Master James Cotton Performs at Scullers Jazz Club on March 29-30


Grammy award winner James Cotton is performing four show at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. each night.  Tickets to the show are $25 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

The legendary blues harmonica player and singer has been performing for over six decades, and continues to draw new fans everywhere he goes.  Read his bio here.

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

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

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

Cape Ann Big Band Performs in Rockport on Friday, March 29


The popular Cape Ann Big Band is playing a concerting at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets to the concert are $19, $28 and $34 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

Led by Carlos Menezes, the 17-piece Cape Ann Big Band covers a spectrum of sounds, ranging from swing to rock and popular music.  Here is a video of the Cape Ann Big Band.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nona Hendryx Rewired Concert at Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, March 26

Singer Nona Hendryx is showcasing the latest trends in music technology at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.  Tickets to the show are $8 in advance, available online, or $12 the day of the show.

The concert is a collaboration between Nona and the Electronic Production & Design department at Berklee College, and will feature faculty and students from the department.

Here is a schedule of upcoming events at the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's Back Bay. 

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

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

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Live Jazz & Blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 2

 Carlos Averhoff

Looking for live jazz and blues in Massachusetts on Saturday, February 2013?  MassJazz.com has these suggestions:

Boston
Maggie Galloway and Bob Nieske Jazz Band
Prudential Tower, 52nd Floor
800 Boylston Street
Back Bay, Boston

Scotch Bonnet Reggae
541 Tremont Street
South End, Boston

Lance Houston
3 Battery Wharf
Boston

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

Cambridge
Diane Blue, Featuring Sax Gordon
Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Inman Square, Cambridge

West of Boston 
Seacoast Stompers (afternoon)
Love Dogs (evening)
103 Nagog Park Shopping Mall
Acton

Ron Murphy & the Workingman’s Band
with Toni Lynn Washington
48 Monument Avenue
Concord

Central Mass
Suzanne Cabot Trio
124 Millbury Street
Worcester

Cape Cod
Bart Weisman with Carol Wyeth
1225 Iyannough Road
Route 132 & Bearse's Way, Hyannis

Western Mass
AndyWrba Trio
10 Castle Street
Great Barrington

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Where to Find Live Jazz in Massachusetts


Looking for live jazz in Massachusetts this weekend?  Here's a list of Massachusetts jazz clubs compiled by MassJazz, which promotes the state's jazz scene year round.

You can also find details on jazz brunches taking place at hotels, restaurants and cafes on weekends.

For visitors seeking tourism and travel information, go to MassVacation.com.

For up-to-date information on jazz any time of year, follow MassJazz on Twitter and Blog.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Jazz Trumpeter Roy Hargrove Plays at Scullers Jazz Club on January 18-19


Jazz trumpet player Roy Hargrove and his Quintet perform four shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, January 18 and Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. each night.

Tickets to the show are $35 and can be purchased online.

Considered one of the premier jazz players of his generation, Hargrove has won two Grammy Awards for best jazz instrumental album and best Latin jazz performance.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz performances at Scullers Jazz Club this winter.

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

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

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra Performs in Rockport on January 19


The Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra, featuring trumpet master Greg Hopkins, is playing in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $18, $24 and $32 and can be purchased online or by calling 978 546-7391.

Hopkins, professor of jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, has been called one of Boston's "jazz treasures" by the Boston Globe.

Here are upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com




Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Jazz Drummer Billy Cobham Performs at Regattabar on Thursday, January 17


Legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham and his band perform at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on Thursday, January 17, 2013 for two shows at  10:00 p.m. (the 7:30 p.m show is sold out).

Tickets to the 10:00 p.m. show are $25 and can be purchased online.

Included in Cobhan's band: Dean Brown on guitar, Gary Husband on piano, Ric Fierabracci on bass and Jerry Goodman on violin.  Cobhan has had a major influence on jazz and jazz fusion since he burst onto the scene in the 1970s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Regattabar Jazz Club, located at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

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

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