Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Steve Cole & Nick Colionne Perform at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on August 8


Jazz saxophonist Steve Cole and guitarist  Nick Colionne are performing in concert at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  

Tickets to the show are $25 and can be reserved online.  Dinner and the show are $65 per person and reservations can be made by calling 617 562-4111.

Cole recently released his seventh solo album and has had five number one Smooth Jazz hits in his career.  Colionne is a noted jazz guitarist and singer who combines jazz, blues, R&B and funk to create a distinct sound all his own.

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.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Free 2013 MassJazz Guide now available at Tourism Centers in Massachusetts


The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has issued the 5th annual MassJazz, a 44 page booklet guide to jazz festivals, concerts, campus events and other jazz activities taking place in Massachusetts this summer and fall.

The MassJazz guide is free and available at these locations in Massachusetts.

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

To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blues Legend Buddy Guy Performs at Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 3


Blues master Buddy Guy is performing at the Lowell Summer Music Series in Lowell, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert takes place at Boarding House Park at 40 French Street in downtown Lowell.  Tickets to the concert are $44 in advance and $50 at the gate.  Tickets can be reserved online

The Louisiana-born musician is considered the pioneer of the Chicago rhythm and blues style which influenced a generation of musicians like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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

To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.  


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti Performing August 2 and 3 in Hyannis and Cohasset, Massachusetts



Chris Botti, one of world's best selling jazz artists, is performing two concerts in Massachusetts this weekend.  On Friday, August 2, Botti and his band play at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, Cape Cod, and on Saturday, August 3, at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset.

Both concerts begin at 8:00 p.m.  You can order tickets online through the Melody Tent or the Music Circus

Also, MassJazz is announcing the winner of free tickets and dinner to each show on Wednesday, July 31.  Here's how to enter the contest.

Find year round details on jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com. 



Monday, July 29, 2013

Jacob's Pillow - Jazz and Musical Theatre Program runs July 29 through August 18


The annual Jazz and Musical Theatre summer course at Jacob's Pillow Dance in Becket, Massachusetts opens today and runs through Sunday, August 18, 2013.  The course is led by Broadway choreographer Chet Walker and faculty includes directors, composers/arrangers, choreographers and musicians from Broadway.

The dancers present their work to the general public on August 3, 10, and 17, as part of Jacob's Pillow's free outdoor performing arts series.

Here is a schedule of dance concerts taking place through the summer at Jacob's Pillow Dance.

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

To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend Taking Place in Lee on July 25-29

Jazz guitarist Freddie Bryant


The 2nd annual Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend is taking place from Thursday, July 25 through Monday, July 29, 2013 in the town of Lee, Massachusetts.

Highlights of this year's festival are concerts at the First Congressional Church in Lee featuring Freddie Bryant & Kaleidoscope on Friday, July 26, and Phil Woods with the Greg Caputo Big Band on Saturday, July 27.  Here is ticket information

In addition, there are a series of other activities, including jazz outdoors, an art exhibit, and roving musicians in downtown Lee.  For details on related events, visit Berkshire Gateway Jazz Weekend.

These events are presented by Berkshires Jazz, Inc. and Berkshire Gateway Preservation, Inc.

Find more details on jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com

For information about visiting Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com.

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Performs at Boston's Summer Arts Weekend in Copley Square on Friday, July 26

The world-famous Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans is performing at this year's Summer Arts Weekend festival at Copley Square in Boston's Back Bay.  The Band performs on Friday, July 26 at 9:20 p.m.

Friday night's schedule also includes Noe Socha, Della Mae, and Dr. John and the Nite Trippers.

The weekend series, free to the public, is presented by The Boston Globe and WGBH.

The series takes place on Saturday and Sunday.  For complete details visit Summer Arts Weekend

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

To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com. 


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Outside the Box presents free concert with Women of the World at Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, July 21

Women of the World, an ensemble of outstanding musicians from Japan, India, Haiti, United States, Italy and Mexico, is performing a free concert on Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.  The group formed in 2008 when Berklee College of Music grad Ayumi Ueda sought to create an all-women's ensemble dedicated to world peace.  Women of the World performs in twenty-one languages.

The concert is part of Outside the Box, a new arts festival launched in Boston by philanthropist Ted Cultler, and is one of the final events of the nine day fest, which runs from July 13-21.

Today's Outside the Box schedule includes live music and culinary demonstrations on City Hall Plaza.  

Massachusetts is home to one of the most vibrant performing arts scenes in the world.  To explore the arts and cultural scene in Massachusetts, visit MassVacation.com. 



Outside the Box Presents Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies at Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, July 21


Shye Ben Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies are closing out the 9-day Outside the Box performing arts festival with a free concert at Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

The band combines Jewish and Indian musical traditions, creating a unique brand of music that connects culture and religious pluralism.  The concert is presented by the Boston Jewish Musical Festival.

Today's Outside the Box activities on City Hall Plaza run from 11:00 a.m. to 5:10 p.m., and include live music and culinary demonstrations throughout the day. 

Outside the Box is the newest performing arts festival in Massachusetts, with over 200 free performances taking place on Boston Common and City Hall Plaza between July 13-21.  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.com. 




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 Soirée 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.



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.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Jazz singer Carol Wyeth performs with Bart Weisman Group in Hyannis on January 12


Vocalist Carol Wyeth is performing with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group at the Grand Cru Restaurant at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, Cape Cod, on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

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

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Emily Asher Quintet Performs at Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington on January 12


Jazz trombonist Emily Asher and her quintet perform at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  There is not cover charge.

The band, which specializes in New Orleans Dixieland jazz and Duke Ellington tunes, includes Asher on trombone and vocals, Mike Davis on trumpet and vocals, Solomon Davis on Piano and vocals, Matt Downing on bass and Jay Lepley on drums.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz gigs at Castle Street Cafe.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Plays Four Sets at Regattabar in Harvard Square, January 11-12


World renowned jazz pianist Bill Charlap is performing with his trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambrige on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2013.  He's playing two shows each night, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online.

Joining Charlap is Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. The group has been together since 1997 and is considered one of the premier trios in jazz.

Here is a schedule of upcoming performances at the Regattabar, located at the Charles Hotel at One Bennett Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

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

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Compaq Big Band Performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, January 9


The Compaq Big Band, featuring famed jazz trumpetist Wayne Bergeron, is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.).

Tickets to the show are $20 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Based in New England, the Compaq Big Band specializes in swing, with lush, full sound instrumentation of amazing horn and rhythm sections.

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

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson Playing at Johnny D's in Somerville on January 5


Luther Guitar Junior Johnson and the Magic Rockers perform live at Johnny D's Uptown Club in Davis Square, Somerville on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door.  It's an over-21 show.

The Mississippi-born, Chicago-style blues singer and guitarist is a Grammy Award winner who toured for many years with Muddy Waters.

Here's a schedule of upcoming shows at Johnny D's.

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

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Paula Cole Performs at Club Passim in Harvard Square on Friday, January 4


Grammy Award winner and seven- time Grammy nominee Paula Cole is performing at Passim's in Harvard Square on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. (The 7:00 p.m. show is sold out.)

Tickets to the show are $50 for non-members and $48 for members and can be ordered online

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Passim's, located at 47 Palmer Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge. 

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

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

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Jazz Depot Performs at Destare in Fitchburg on Thursday, January 3


The Jazz Depot is hosting an open jazz / blues jam session at Destare in Fitchburg on Thursday, January 3, 2013 from 8:00 to midnight. There is no cover charge.

The band plays a variety of great music from New Orleans to Monk to Blood Sweat and Tears.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.