Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jazz Pianist Donal Fox Performs at Tanglewood on Saturday, August 31


Donal Fox is performing his composition, Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project, at the Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets to the performance are $18-$53 and can be purchased at the concert venue.

Combining classical, jazz and Latin music, Fox's influences range from Igor Stravinsky and Bela Bartok to McCoy Tyner and Cecil Taylor.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

James Montgomery Band Performing at Iron Horse Music Hall on Friday, August 30

Blues legend James Montgomery and his band perform live at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance (+ $5 fee) or $18 at the door.

A master blues harmonica player, Montgomery has shared the stage with blues legends like James Cotton, Greg Allman, John Lee Hooker and other acclaimed musicians of our time.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Iron Horse Music Hall.

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For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.

 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Marty Ballou Trio Performing at Top of the Hub Restaurant in Boston's Back Bay on Monday, August 26


The Marty Ballou Trio is performing at the Top of the Hub Restaurant & Lounge on Monday, August 26, 2013, starting at 8:00 p.m. and running to midnight.

Ballou is a sought-after bassist who has performed around the world with Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon and Herb Ellis and recorded with numerous artists in jazz, blues and pop.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz at Top of the Hub, which is located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Towers in Boston's Back Bay.

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

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com.
 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Jazz pianist Monty Alexander performs at Tanglewood on Sunday, August 25


Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander and his trio perform at Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the show range from $20 to $99 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

Celebrating his 50th year as a jazz performer, Alexander has been at the forefront for half a century in exploring the music of America and of his native land.

Here is a schedule of other concerts at Tanglewood in August.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Live Jazz in Massachusetts - This Weekend, and All Year Round


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.

North River Blues Festival Taking Place in Marshfield on August 24-25

Mississippi Heat

The 18th annual North River Blues Festival is taking place at the Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2013.  General admission is $10.

Headlining this year's festival: Mississippi Heat, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Eden Brent, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones and Diane Blue.

For more information on the North River Blues Festival, call 781-834-2948.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.


 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Jazz singer Kurt Elling Performs at Rockport Jazz Festival on Friday, August 16


Kurt Elling, one of the world's foremost jazz singers, is featured at the 2nd annual Rockport Jazz Festival at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $39-$58 and can be purchased at the venue.

A Chicago native and Grammy award winner, who now lives in New York, Elling has just released his newest album, 1619 Broadway - The Brill Building Project.

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

To learn about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.

 

Provincetown Jazz Festival Taking Place on Cape Cod, Saturday, August 17 and Monday, August 19

Guitarist Jay Geils
 
The 9th annual Provincetown Jazz Festival is taking place on Saturday, August 17 at the Provincetown Town Hall auditorium, and on Monday, August 19, 2013 at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in Cotuit, Cape Cod.  Tickets are $25 for each night and can be purchased online with service charges, or at the venues.

Headlining this year is the New Guitar Summit, featuring local guitar legend Jay Geils, Howard Alden, and Gerry Beaudoin, along with Bart Weisman on drums, Ron Ormby on bass and Gerry Beaudoin III on vibes.  They're performing Saturday night in Provincetown. The opening band features Berklee professor Jane Miller on guitar, David Clarke on bass and Cercie Miller on saxophone.

On Monday, the festival shifts to Cotuit, where the line-up includes jazz singer Donna Bryne, along pianist Tim Ray, bassist Marshall Wood and drummer Bart Weisman.  A jazz quartet opens the show, featuring Fred Fried on guitar,  Bruce Abbot on sax and flutes, Michael Lavoie on bass and Miki Matsuki on drums.

Here is a full schedule of events.

You can also find a schedule of upcoming jazz festivals in Massachusetts, and more details on year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

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

 

7th annual Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is August 17-18

Salem High School Jazz Band

The 7th annual Salem Jazz & Soul Festival takes place this weekend, on Saturday, August 17, and Sunday, August 18, 2013 in Salem, Massachusetts.  The festival runs from 11:15 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day, and is free and open to the public.

The Festival raises funds to support year round music education in the Salem school system.  Read more about the Salem Jazz & Soul Fest.

Here is a full schedule of the performers on Saturday and Sunday.

You can find year round jazz in Massachusetts by visiting MassJazz.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.



 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Jazz on Martha's Vineyard at Featherstone Center for the Arts on Sunday, August 18


An Evening of Jazz on the Vineyard is taking place on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oaks Bluff.  The event runs from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Featured artists include the Love and Power Trio, with Orrin Evans on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass and Ralph Peterson, Jr. on drums.

Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online.  The price includes parking, hors d'oeuvres, wine and a signature cocktail. The event helps support Student Achievement Through Opportunity (SATO), a non-profit organization based in Hartford, CT. 

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.
 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Italian Jazz Singer Roberta Gambarini Opens this year's Rockport Jazz Festival on Wednesday, August 14


Jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini is kicking off this year's Rockport Jazz Festival on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts. The concert begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets to the concert are $31-$52 and can be purchased online.

The Boston Globe referred to Gambarini as "a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan,
and Carmen McRae.” 

Here is a full schedule of this year's Rockport Jazz Festival.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com.
 

Friday, August 9, 2013

George Schuller Jazz Trio Perform at Castle Street Cafe on Saturday, August 10


The George Schuller Trio, featuring Helen Sung on piano, Joris Teepe on bass and George Schuller on drums, perform at the Castle Street CafĂ© in Great Barrington, MA on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

Here's a schedule of upcoming jazz at Castle Street this month.

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

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com

 

Jazz Guitar Masters Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Perform at Regattabar in Harvard Square on August 9


Two masters on the electric guitar -  - Eric Johnson and Mike Stern -perform at Regattabar Jazz Club in Harvard Square, Cambridge on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. Tickets to the show are $30 and can be purchased online or at the venue.

Johnson has been named one of the 100 greatest guitarists of the 20th century by Musician Magazine, and Stern was named one of the top 75 jazz, blues and beyond guitarists by Downbeat Magazine.

Here is a schedule of upcoming shows at Regattabar.

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

Find visitor information at MassVacation.com.

MassVacation blog posting on MassJazz Travel Guide


Check out our blog posting today on MassVacation.com about the new MassJazz Travel Guide.

http://www.massvacation.com/blog/2013/08/massjazz-a-cultural-passport-to-the-world/

Pick up your free copy of MassJazz in jazz haunts and visitor centers across Massachusetts!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Finnish guitarist Jussi Reijonen Performs at Acton Jazz Club on Friday, August 9


Finnish jazz guitarist and oudist Jussi Reijonen is performing at the Acton Jazz Club in Acton, Massachusetts on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the door.

Now based in Boston, Reijonen has released his first album, un, a stunning debut that combines his musical influences from Finland, the Middle East and Africa with his affiliation with Scandinavian and American jazz.

Here is a schedule of upcoming jazz events at Acton Jazz Club.

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

Find visitor information at MassVacation.com.