Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brad Mehldau Trio Performing Six Shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, April 19-21


The Brad Mehldau Trio is performing six shows at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, from April 19-21, 2018, including 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows nightly.  Tickets are available online.

One of the most lyrical and intimate voices of contemporary jazz piano, 

the New York Times called Mehldau "the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years." 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Jazz Week 2018 Celebrates Live Jazz in Greater Boston, April 20-30, 2018


Jazz Week 2018, the celebration of live jazz in greater Boston organized by JazzBoston, kicks off on Friday, April 20, and runs through Monday, April 30. 

JazzBoston describes Jazz Week as "a collaboration of Greater Boston’s jazz musicians, venues, presenters, and publicists to celebrate the music and the dynamic and diverse year-round jazz scene that makes Boston one of the world’s great jazz cities. 

More than 100 venues participate, with new ones signing on each year, such as the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), which is participating in Jazz Week for the first time. 

This year, legendary radio host Eric Jackson of WGBH is being honored and celebrated with a series of events in his honor on the 40th anniversary of his show, Eric in the Evening

Jazz Week ties into the national observance of April as Jazz Appreciation Month celebrated by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.  Since 2012, International Jazz Day is celebrated worldwide on April 30. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Makanda Project with Chico Freeman Performing Free Concert in Dudley Square on April 14



 The Makanda Project featuring Chico Freeman performs at the Bruce C. Bolling Center in Dudley Square, Roxbury at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018.  Also performing is the Boston Citywide String Orchestra.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

The Makanda Project is an ensemble dedicated to performing the previously unrecorded compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre.  The group is based in Boston, Massachusetts, (Makanda’s hometown) and was formed in 2005.  Since then The Makanda Project has been giving regular free concerts in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood and also performing outside of Boston – sharing what they believe is something unique and special about Makanda’s music, and adding their own individual and collective voices to his compositions.  

Find more live jazz concerts in April throughout Massachusetts.  

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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.

Find year round jazz in Massachusetts at MassJazz.com.

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, 

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

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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. 
For more information on the jazz scene in Massachusetts, read the current issue of MassJazz Guide or visit MassJazz.com.
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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
scullersjazz.com/


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.

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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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