Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cole Porter Week at French Cultural Centre in Boston Celebrates American Song Writer


The French Cultural Centre in Boston's Back Bay is celebrating American songwriter Cole Porter this week, in recognition of Porter's contribution to music and culture. Porter was deeply influenced by France and Paris in particular.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Centre is hosting a lecture by Desmond Colborne, a South African native who now lives in France.

On Saturday, June 15, 2013, the Centre hosts a special gala celebration, A Parisian SoirĂ©e with Cole Porter, from 7:00  to 10:00 p.m.. The evening includes dancing, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live music featuring Cole Porter’s masterpieces by New England Conservatory musicians specializing in the works of Cole Porter.

To purchase your tickets to this special event, please contact reception at 617-912-0400 or info@frenchculturalcenter.org. RSVP required by June 12.

Find more information about jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

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


 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Rebecca Cline Jazz Trio at Top of the Hub in Boston's Back Bay on Sunday, June 9

 
The Rebecca Cline Trio is performing a jazz set at the Top of the Hub Restaurant in Boston's Back Bay on Sunday, June 9, 2013 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.


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

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

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Jazz Pianist Yoko Miwa & Trio Perform at Les Zygomates Wine Bar in Boston on Saturday, May 25


Yoko Miwa, jazz pianist from Japan, is performing with her trio at Les Zygomates Wine Bar at 129 South Street in Boston on Saturday, May 25, 2012, starting at  8:00 p.m..  The music is free but reservations are suggested.

Born in Kobe, Japan, Yoko studied classical and jazz piano, then won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music.  She has toured with numerous performers like Kevin Mahogany and played with Arturo Sandoval, Jon Faddis and many others.

Click here for a schedule of Ms. Miwa's spring performance schedule.

For details on jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year, including night clubs, concerts, campus events and more, visit MassJazz.com.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Jazz Drummer Roy Haynes Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, May 24



Jazz drummer Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online or at the door. 

A native of Roxbury in Boston, Haynes has been a professional drummer since 1945, and has played with the jazz pantheon, including Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Stan Getz, Chick Corea and others.

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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Singer Miranda Russell Live at Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on May 24-25


Singer Miranda Russell is in concert with her five piece band at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25, 2013.

Tickets are $19, $29 and $39 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

Russell, a Massachusetts native, has performed extensively in the New England area, singing everything from Cole Porter to Joni Mitchell. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

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

For vistior information go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Duke Ellington Tribute at the Beehive in Boston on Wednesday, May 22


Trumpet player, composer and arranger Greg Hopkins is leading a Duke Ellington tribute at the Beehive Jazz Club in Boston's South End on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. 

The music runs from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  Dinner is served from 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Hopkins is professor of jazz composition at Berklee College of Music.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz at Beehive.

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

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

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jazz Guitarist Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope Performing at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square on May 21


Freddie Bryant, master jazz guitarist, is bringing his New York band, Kaleidoscope to perform at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Here is more information on the show.

Bryant is an associate professor of guitar at Berklee College of Music.  His band Kaleidoscope includes Paul Lieberman on saxes and flutes, Patrice Blanchard on Bass, and Willard Dyson on drums.

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

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

For vistior information go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Boston Pops presents Music from the Mad Men Era at Boston Symphony Hall on May 21, 22, 31 and June 1



The Boston Pops, led by conductor Keith Lockhart invoke the sophistication and style of the 1960s with Music from the Mad Men Era, on Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Boston Symphony Hall.

Tickets to the show are $22-$92 and can be purchased online.  Music From the Mad Men Era will also run again on May 31 and June 1, 2013.

 The concerts feature stylist Steve Lippia, whom Keith Lockhart has called, "the absolute vocal reincarnation of the Sinatra sound."   Among the songs on the program are Sinatra standards that embody the 1950s and 1960s, including, "Fly Me to the Moon," "Mack the Knife," and "The Best is Yet to Come." 

Here is a complete schedule of this year's Boston Pops season, which runs through June 15, 2013. 

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Israeli Jazz Pianist Tamir Hendelman Performing in Rockport on May 11


Internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman and his trio are playing at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

MassJazz is raffling off a pair of free tickets to the concert.  Here's how to enter.

An Israeli native now based in Los Angeles, Hendelman has performed with Barbara Streisand, Natalie Cole and John Pizzarelli.  His latest album, Destinations, hit number one on the JazzWeek charts.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts presented by Rockport Music at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

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

For tourist information go to MassVacation.com.



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