Friday, July 19, 2013

Blues Legend James Montgomery Performs Free Concert on Boston City Hall Plaza at Outside the Box Festival on Friday, July 19

Local blues legend James Montgomery and his band perform a free concert on Boston's City Hall Plaza on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. The concert is part of the inaugural Outside the Box arts festival taking place in Boston from July 13-July 21. 

Montgomery, a renowned blues harmonica player, has performed with Bruce Springsteen, James Cotton, the Allman Brothers and other musicians throughout his forty-year career.  

Outside the Box is the newest performing arts festival to spawn in Massachusetts in recent years, with over 200 free performances taking place on Boston Common and City Hall Plaza.  The performers include local, national and international acts in music and dance, theater and cabaret, comedy and children's shows and spectacle art.

To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.comhttp://www.massvacation.com/explore/arts/.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pink Martini is Performing at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Saturday, June 29


Pink Martini, the international, cross-over ensemble influenced by classical, jazz and pop music, is performing in concert at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets to the show range from $31.75 to $57.75 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

You can also win a pair of tickets to see the show along with dinner.

Formed in 1994, the band has performed around the world over the past two decades.  Pink Martini is releasing its seventh studio album this fall, entitled Get Happy.

Here is a full schedule of concerts at the Cape Cod Melody Tent this summer.

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

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


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane Performs at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, June 20


Legendary jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. Tickets to each show are $25 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Coltrane is promoting his new album, Spirit Fiction, on the Blue Note Label.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Scullers.

For year round jazz in Massachusetts, in concert halls, clubs, hotels, college campuses and outdoor festivals, visit MassJazz.com.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jazz Guitarist John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension Performing at Berklee in Boston on June 22


John McLaughlin & the Fourth Dimension are in concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show are $35 and $45 and can be purchased online or at the venue.  The concert is presented by Absolutely Live Entertainment and Scullers Jazz Club.

McLaughlin, founder of the seminal Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971, has been an influential jazz guitarist over the past forty years, and continues to expand the music and its influence around the world.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Jazz Festival Season in Massachusetts Kicks Off in New Bedford on Saturday, June 15


The 2013 jazz festival season in Massachusetts gets off to a good start this weekend with the second annual New Bedford Jazz Fest, taking place from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Fisherman's Pier Three in downtown New Bedford. Among the featured performers are the  Marcus Monteiro Quartet, Southcoast Jazz Orchestra, and the Latin Jazz Vision Ensemble.  Here is a full line-up.

Throughout the summer and fall Massachusetts comes alive with over a dozen jazz festivals plus dozens of jazz concert series taking place.  You can find full details on jazz year round in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.   

For tourism information visit MassVacation.com.



Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gypsy Jazz at the Burren in Davis Square, Somerville on Tuesdays

Jazz fiddler and mandolin player Jason Anick and his band The Swingers play gypsy jazz at the Burren Pub in Davis Square, Somerville on Tuesday nights throughout the summer from 8:30 to 11:30 p..m.

Anick is an instructor at the Berklee College of Music and is said to be the finest jazz violinist and mandolin player of his generation.

The Burren Pub has live music seven nights a week and is considered one of the best Irish pubs in the United States.  It has an eclectic line-up of music, including Irish, jazz, blues, rock and world music.

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

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

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.

For tourist information visit MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

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.