Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Portuguese Singer Ana Moura in Concert at Berklee Performance Center on Friday, April 6


Internationally recognized Fado singer Ana Moura is in concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.

Tickets are available online or at the venue. The concert is presented by World Music/CRASHarts.

Fado is a distinct song tradition that originated in the neighborhoods and cafes of Lisbon, Portugal.

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

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Berklee Celebrates Shakespeare's Influence on Jazz, Literature and Culture




Berklee Global Jazz Institute Summit presents Love Supremecelebrating the impact of William Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Geri Allen, Kahlil Gibran, Gabriela Mistral, John Coltrane, and Martin Luther King Jr. on today’s global jazz era.

The concert will feature Danilo Pérez, BGJI founder and artistic director; Terri Lyne Carrington, Zildjian chair in performance; Joe Lovano, Gary Burton chair in jazz performance; and other special guests as well as BGJI ensembles.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Jazz Trumpeter & Composer Terence Blanchard Student Ensembles at Berklee Performance Center on February 27


Renowned trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, is hosting a concert with Berklee student ensembles at the Berklee Performance Center at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the venue.

 Blanchard is a visiting scholar at Berklee's Jazz Composition Department.

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

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit Performs Two Shows at Scullers on Friday, February 23


Acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit is performing two shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Friday, Feburary 23, 2018 at 8  and 10 p.m..

Tickets are available to purchase online or at the venue.  

Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty,” according to Stephen Holden, New York Times, Monheit has established herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians.

On her most recent recording, TheSongbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald,  Monheit pays tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger and trumpeter Nicolas Payton. 

Ever since winning first runner up in the 1998 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, Monheit's career has continued to grow and go in new directions.  Known as a contemporary specialist with the Great American Songbook, 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Carla Bruni in Concert at Berklee Performance Center on February 15


Italian-born Carla Bruni is giving at concert  at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018.  
Bruni is touring in support of her fifth album, French Touch, a collection of adaptations of well-known songs by Depeche Mode, AC/DC, Willie Nelson, the Clash and others.
Purchase tickets online or at the venue. 
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Live Jazz this weekend with Monty Alexander Trio, Lee Konitz, Amy Black Band and Bill Charlap Trio

Bill Charlap Trio

Check out four great jazz acts coming to town this weekend at Scullers and Regattabar. 

Here is a full list of jazz clubs in Massachusetts. 

Friday, January 26

Monty Alexander Trio
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston
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Lee Konitz 90th Birthday Celebration
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge
regattabar


Saturday, January 27
Amy Black Band
Regattabar Jazz Club
Charles Hotel
Harvard Square, Cambridge
regattabar


Bill Charlap Trio
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, Boston
scullersjazz.com/


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Afro-Cuban All Stars in concert at Berklee Performance Center on January 14



World Music/CRASHarts is presenting the Afro-Cuban All Stars at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston's Back Bay

Concert tickets are available online or at the venue. 

The 13-piece dream team features Cuba’s hottest musicians, brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos González (the musical arranger for the original Buena Vista Social Club recording). Paying tribute to Cuban music, this multigenerational lineup features members from Cuba’s leading bands, including Orquesta Tropicana, Los Van Van, Sierra Maestra, and more.

Here is a calendar of upcoming events at Berklee Performance Center.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com


Friday, January 5, 2018

Saxophonist Marcus Strickland Performs at Scullers on January 6



Jazz saxophonist Marcus Strickland is performing at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018.  Tickets to the show are available online or at the venue. 

Considered part of the jazz vanguard of his generation, Strickland worked for several years with legendary drummer and Roxbury native Roy Haynes, as well as with Christian McBride, Mos Def and others. 

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

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Blood, Sweat & Tears Performing at The Cabot on Friday, December 15.


Fred Taylor's Jazz & Heritage Series is presenting the seminal jazz-rock band, Blood, Sweat & Tears at The Cabot in Beverly at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017. 

Tickets to the show are $42.50 - $62.50 and can be purchased online or at the venue.


The band came together five decades ago and was among the first groups to meld rock and jazz into a unique genre-crossing sound.  


Find 
upcoming concerts at The Cabot.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jenny Jones & Black Owned Performing Soul/ R&B at Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen this Friday, December 15


Darryl's Corner Bar + Kitchen in Boston's South End presents soulful ensemble Black Owned, featuring vocalist Jenny Jones, from 7 - 11 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017.

The band specializes in soul, R&B and contemporary songs.  Entertainment fee is five dollars.

Here is a schedule of upcoming live music at Darryl's, located at 604 Columbus Avenue, near the corner of Massachusetts Avenue.  Call 617 536-1100 for more information.

To enjoy live jazz in Massachusetts throughout the year, visit MassJazz.com.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Esperanza Spalding named "Jazz Artist of the Year" at Boston Music Awards


Congratulations to jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding winner of Boston Music Award's "Best Jazz Artist of the Year." 

The awards were announced on December 7, 2017 at the House of Blues in Boston.  Here is a list of Boston Music Award winners in all categories.

Spalding is featured artist on the cover of the 2017-18 MassJazz Guide, a compendium of jazz activities and artists in Massachusetts.  The annual guide is published by Mass Office of Travel & Tourism.

Spalding is teaching at Harvard University's Music Department,

Formed in 1987, the Boston Music Awards celebrated its 30th anniversary this year as the longest-running regional music awards in the United States. 

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

Thursday, December 7, 2017

World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Performs at The Cabot in Beverly on Friday December 8


Fred Taylor’s Jazz & Heritage Series presents the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Friday, December 8 at The Cabot in Beverly. 

Tickets are $28.50 - $48.50 and are available for purchase online

Formed in 1938 by the famous clarinetist Glenn Miller, the Orchestra today continues the distinct arrangements and harmonies that made the band so famous over the decades. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at The Cabot


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Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Performs Christmas Concert at Emmanuel Church in Boston, December 9


The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 45th  Annual Christmas Concert at Emmanuel Church in Boston's Back Bay at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017. 

The concert features joyful jazz carols and original compositions by Aardvark founder and music director Mark Harvey.  These compositions include The Prophet (December 1997), inspired by legendary social activist Kip Tiernan (1926-2011); Blue Butterfly (December 2009) for beloved storyteller Brother Blue; and No Walls, Aardvark’s anthem of inclusivity, first performed in December 2004 as a tribute to Doctors Without Borders. 

Tickets are $20 at the door.  Emmanuel Church is located at 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116. For more information, please call 617-776-8778  or  617-452-3205.

For more details on jazz in Massachusetts, visit MassJazz.com.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jazz Trumpeter Chris Botti Performs at Boston's Wilbur Theatre on December 7-9, 2017


Grammy Award winner Chris Botti is performing three nights at The Wilbur Theatre in Boston on December 7-9, 2017.  Tickets are $50-70 and available to order online. 

Botti is the largest-selling American instrumentalist artist, thanks to his ongoing association with PBS, which has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.  He has recorded with the Boston Pops, as well as Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Joni Mitchell, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and many others.

Read more about Chris Botti.

Here is a calendar of upcoming concerts at The Wilbur.

For more about jazz in Massachusetts read the current issue of the 2017-18 MassJazz Guide.

For details about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com.




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Les Zygomates November Lineup of Live Jazz & Blues on South Street in Boston


Don't miss great local jazz and blues at Les Zygomates Wine Bar on South Street in Boston's Leather District, just moments away from South Station.  The year-round music calendar features some of Boston's finest jazz and blues artists, as well as visiting musicians.

Check out the full menu, and make reservations here.

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

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com.