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    Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Giacomo Gates with Tim Ray Trio

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    June 14, 2015

    Giacomo Gates is an internationally recognized recording artist, singer, educator, interpreter, and lyricist.  He combines music, history, humor, compelling stage presence, and natural rapport with an audience, making his presentations fun, exciting, and educational.

    Gates' latest release Miles Tones: Giacomo Gates Sings the Music of Miles Davis reached #1 on National Jazz ...more


    Rockport @ Night - First Fridays

    Presented by Rockport @ Night

    May 1 - October 2, 2015

    Every First Friday night beginning MAY 1st, through OCT. 2nd. Downtown galleries and shops open their doors from 4-8pm and then some...

    Rockport merchants welcomes you...more

    Joan Armatrading

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 23, 2015

    A British superstar, singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading has steadily built a powerful fanbase on this side of the Atlantic, anchored by her distinctive, dynamic voice and uncanny ability to shift...more

    Judy Collins

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 12, 2015

    A folk music icon who blew Rockport audience members away last year with her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire. From the late 50s on, her star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and...more

    Judy Collins

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    September 11, 2015

    A folk music icon who blew Rockport audience members away last year with her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire. From the late 50s on, her star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and...more

    Cape Ann Big Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 30, 2015

    This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time....more

    Tom Rush

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 28 - August 29, 2015

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    Tom Rush

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 29, 2015

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    Guy Mendilow Ensemble

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 27, 2015

    Injecting new life and energy into the Sephardic music tradition, Guy Mendilow and his handpicked multicultural sextet have quickly gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic world music...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 23, 2015

    From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing  hits I’ll Come Running, I...more

    Livingston Taylor

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 22, 2015

    From upbeat storytelling to touching ballads, Livingston Taylor is known for his ability to take audiences on a musical journey, whether singing  hits I’ll Come RunningI...more

    Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 21, 2015

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    Howie Day

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 20, 2015

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    Chris Smither

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 19, 2015

    One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Anat Cohen Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Taking the clarinet to places it’s never been, Anat Cohen completely redefines the possibilities of her chosen instrument, working Brazilian choro, klezmer, and even electronica influences into...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Julian Lage Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Julian Lage is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who roams freely between jazz, classical and folk styles. At age 28 he is already considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic guitarists...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Joey Alexander Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    Opening Act: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

    A jazz piano prodigy from the island of Bali, Joey Alexander has the chops and unteachable swing of a seasoned musician far beyond his 11...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Sean Jones Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    A thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer, Sean Jones expertly balances technical virtuosity with the music of his gospel-embedded upbringing. Jones, who served as the lead trumpet for the...more

    Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to...more

    Rockport Jazz Festival: Alicia Olatuja

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 14, 2015

    A dazzling young singer just now entering the height of her powers, Alicia Olatuja has quickly rocketed into the public consciousness on the strength of her wondrously supple voice and dynamic...more

    Mikarimba

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 13, 2015

    A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built...more

    A.J. Croce

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 12, 2015

    A.J. Croce has crafted a successful career as a talented pop singer-songwriter who doubles as a remarkable blues/stride pianist.  As the son of legendary folk rock artist Jim Croce, A.J....more

    Rickie Lee Jones

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 11, 2015

    Working in the sweet spot between folk, jazz and pop since the late 70’s, Rickie Lee Jones remains an artist of boundless curiosity with a sophisticated cool sensibility. Ever since her...more

    The Kingston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 7, 2015

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    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 1, 2015

    British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances and penetrating interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most strenuous technical...more

    Paula Cole

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 31, 2015

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    Paula Cole

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 30, 2015

    Rockport’s own Paula Cole has won Grammys and played sold-out arenas, but always manages to return to her hometown for a memorable night of smash hits like I Don’t Want to Wait...more

    Martin Sexton

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 26, 2015

    Owning one of the most powerful and dynamic voices in American popular music, Martin Sexton straddles the worlds of folk, soul, country and rock and roll with ease. For the last 25 years, his...more

    Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 23 - July 24, 2015

    The dynamic married duo of Béla Fleck, who almost singlehandedly reinvented the banjo for the modern era, and clawhammer banjo player/ and singer Abigail Washburn, is a musical partnership...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 21, 2015

    A founding member of the Grammy-winning old time string band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, singer and fiddle/banjo player Rhiannon Giddens has exploded onto the public eye this year with the...more

    Iris DeMent

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 18, 2015

    Immersed in gospel music and traditional country growing up, Iris DeMent brings a raw vulnerability to her gospel-tinged melodies which has brought her both critical and popular acclaim. ...more

    Melanie

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 17, 2015

    A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Carol Wincenc, flute

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 12, 2015

    Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Escher Quartet with Gilles Vonsattel, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 11, 2015

    Within months of its inception in 2005, the Escher Quartet was invited by both Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman to be Quartet-in-Residence at each artist’s summer festival. The Quartet...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Richard Stoltzman, clarinet and Yehudi Wyner & David Deveau, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 10, 2015

    Two-time Grammy Award-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman joins with composer/pianist Yehudi Wyner and Artistic Director and pianist David Deveau for a program of works by Schumann, Hindemith,...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Anonymous 4

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 9, 2015

    Anthology 25

    Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, Anonymous 4 perform in their final tour a program entitled Anthology 25, with songs from the...more

    Tommy Castro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 8, 2015

    A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Cicely Parnas, cello and Noreen Polera, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 7, 2015

    Rising Star Series

    A young cellist of remarkable talent, Cicely Parnas stands poised for a breakout season. Hailed by The New York Times for her “velvety sound,...more

    Pokey LaFarge

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 5, 2015

    A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Cuarteto Latinoamericano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 28, 2015

    Winners of the Latin Grammy for Best Classical Recording in 2012, Cuarteto Latinoamericano are heralded by The Washington Post for the group’s "matchless in tonal magnitude, tuneful...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Peter Serkin & Julia Hsu, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 27, 2015

    Pianist Peter Serkin is one of the most thoughtful and individualistic musicians performing today and is recognized for his artistic passion and integrity. He joins the formidable and...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Emmanuel Music

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 26, 2015

    Ryan Turner, artistic director
    Andrew Rangell, guest pianist

    Currently under the artistic direction of Ryan Turner, Emmanuel Music is a Boston-based collective group...more

    Rockport Music Festival: Boston Symphony Chamber Players with Emanuel Ax, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 25, 2015

    Consisting of the BSO’s principal players, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (BSCP) is one of the world’s most distinguished chamber ensembles. With performances at Symphony Hall,...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Matthew Aucoin & Friends

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 23, 2015

    Rising Star Series

    Matthew Aucoin is a composer, conductor, poet, and pianist. A 2012 graduate of Harvard College (summa cum laude), Aucoin is currently the Solti...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Jupiter String Quartet with David Deveau, Andrés Cárdenes, Anne Martindale Williams

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 21, 2015

    David Deveau, piano
    Andrés Cárdenes, viola &
    Anne Martindale Williams, cello

    The Jupiter Quartet joins with Rockport Music’s Artistic Director...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Marc-André Hamelin, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 20, 2015

    Pianist Marc-André Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth remarkable interpretations recognized for their freedom, originality, and prodigious mastery of the...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Jupiter String Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 19, 2015

    The Jupiter String Quartet is a dynamic and democratic ensemble that has developed into one of the world’s most sought-after chamber groups. Over its 14-year history, the Jupiter has won first...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Deveau, Cárdenes & Williams Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 18, 2015

    David Deveau, piano
    Andrés Cárdenes, violin
    Anne Martindale Williams, cello

    Rockport Music’s Artistic Director David Deveau joins with beloved Festival...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Russell Sherman, piano

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 14, 2015

    Celebrating 85 Years

    Known as an eloquent communicator, pianist Russell Sherman is an insightful master who performs with a poetic grace.  With recital engagements and orchestral...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: Boston Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music and Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 13, 2015

    Art and Music: A Collaboration with Cape Ann Museum

    Heng-Jin Park, piano
    Irina Muresanu, violin
    Denise Djokic, cello

    Acclaimed for their superb...more

    Rockport Chamber Music Festival: A Schubertiade Evening

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    June 12, 2015

    Jennifer Koh, violin
    Randall Scarlata, baritone
    Shai Wosner, piano

    Three highly acclaimed musicians convene for an all-Schubert program which attempts to...more

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