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    JAZZ / BLUES

    Harborwalk Sounds: Latimbop

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    July 31, 2014

    Co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr., Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group embracing various genres of Latin American and Cuban music, with deep roots in timba mixed with jazz, funk, and Latin music.

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    Anthony Strong

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 7, 2014

    Hailed as “England’s new jazz superstar”, singer-pianist Anthony Strong has been featured on the front page of France’s...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Sarah McKenzie

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 7, 2014

    Australian pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie has already won wide recognition for her individualistic voice and skillful phrasing. She’s sung...more

    Fruitlands Museum Summer Concert Series

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum

    June 19 - August 7, 2014

     Join us Thursday evenings on the hillside for the Fruitlands Summer Concert Series. Gates open at 5:30PM for picnics, concerts begin at 7:15PM. This is an outdoor venue, so please bring a...more

    Tritantic Brass Ensemble

    Presented by Northeastern Center for the Arts at The Fenway Center, Northeastern University

    August 7, 2014

    When members of the Atlantic Brass Quintet and Triton Brass Quintet join forces, the result is epic. Fondly referred to as Tritantic, this evening of mixed brass ensemble playing features jazzy...more

    THE MANHATTANS

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 8, 2014

    THE MANHATTANS

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 9, 2014

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 9, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Booty Vortex

    Presented by Rock and Blues Concert Cruise

    August 10, 2014

     The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be presenting the fourth of their concert series with Booty Vortex. The cruise will start boardign at 2pm at the Seaport World Trade Center Pier, sail...more

    Beantown Tapfest

    Presented by Julia On Tap

    August 9 - August 10, 2014

    Beantown Tapfest 2014 is a two-day festival of tap classes with celebrated tap teachers and performers from around the globe.  Saturday evening is the Faculty Showcase featuring: Josh...more

    4th Annual Highfield Hall & Gardens Bluegrass Festival

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall

    August 10, 2014

    Enjoy foot-stomping fun for the whole family, featuring the Bluegrass Gospel Project and Boston-based band Flatt Rabbit. Food vendors will be on hand, as well as Cape Cod Beer for adults, or bring...more

    WILL CALHOUN TRIO featuring Marc Cary and Charnett Moffett

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club

    August 14, 2014

    Harborwalk Sounds: Song Yi Jeon Quintet

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 14, 2014

    Song Yi Jeon Quintet

     

    Contemporary Jazz

    Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a sophisticated singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and...more

    Ben Taylor, Heather Maloney, and Adam Ezra

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 15, 2014

    Ben Taylor, son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, was born into a musical world, but never sought to follow the footsteps of his famous parents.  A trip to the Caribbean gave him the push...more

    Ladyhips with Halfro

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 15, 2014

    Hartford based Ladyhips are not your average band. Since their founding in 2010, their sound has quickly spread throughout the east coast, playing at venues in Manhattan, New Haven and on college...more

    Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

    Presented by Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park

    August 16, 2014

    Four-time Grammy award winner Lyle Lovett and His Large Band always shake things up with an eclectic array of music styles incorporating country, folk, pop, gospel, blues, jazz and...more

    The Heather Pierson Trio - The Hard Work of Living

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 16, 2014

    At first glance, Heather Pierson appears to be the girl next door – youthful, friendly, a little bit shy. At the seat of a piano or brandishing her father’s old Gibson, however, she...more

    Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    Presented by Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

    August 16 - August 17, 2014

    The 8th annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival is a FREE two-day festival that will include a 21-plus beer garden, an artisan’s fair, a kids tent, free music-education classes and more. Rain or...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Oyinda + Bigfoot Wallace

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 21, 2014

    Nigerian-born and London-raised, singer/songwriter/producer Oyinda draws from both pop and the British electronica scene in hypnotic, emotionally complex tracks. A...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 23, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Rock and Blues Concert Cruise: Barnstar with Dietriche Strause presented by Passim

    Presented by Rock and Blues Cruise

    August 24, 2014

     The Rock and Blues Concert Cruise will be hosting Barnstar! with Dietrich Strause presented by Passim as the last of their concert series.

    The cruise will start boarding at 2pm at...more

    Summer Performances at Maudslay Arts Center

    Presented by Maudslay Arts Center

    July 5 - August 24, 2014

    Whether you’re sitting under the stars on a moonlit evening, or lounging on a blanket on a Sunday afternoon, the Maudslay Arts Center Summer Concert Series provides the perfect setting for...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Common Thread

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art /Boston (ICA) at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

    August 28, 2014

    Founded by Berklee bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker, Common Thread is an all female collective of like-minded musicians...more

    Summer in the City Entertainment Series

    Presented by Boston Harbor Hotel

    June 12 - August 29, 2014

    This summer, the Boston Harbor Hotel will once again become one of Boston’s liveliest outdoor entertainment venues when it launches its 16th annual Summer in the City Entertainment Series on...more

    Greg Abate and Friends

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    August 30, 2014

    Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 70's after finishing a four year program...more

    Berklee Summer Concerts at Georges Island

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Georges Island

    August 30, 2014

    Berklee College of Music, Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and the Boston Harbor National Park join forces to bring up-and-coming Berklee students and alumni to Fort Warren on Georges Island for...more

    Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

    Presented by Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood: Koussevitzky Music Shed

    August 31, 2014

    No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early...more

    Bread and Roses Heritage Festival

    Presented by Bread and Roses Heritage Committee, Inc.

    September 1, 2014

    This open-air Festival for the whole family is a free, social justice event with great ethnic food, arts and crafts, community workshops, music, theater, dance, trolley and walking tours, and...more

    Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

    Presented by TCAN - The Center for Arts in Natick at The Center for Arts in Natick

    September 12, 2014

    "One of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today.  He makes me proud!”...B.B. King

    Having performed with such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Eric...more

    HarborArts Festival 2014

    Presented by HarborArts

    September 20, 2014

    East Your Art Out!

    HarborArts Festival 2014 is the fourth annual anniversary celebration of the HarborArts Shipyard Gallery. The tradition...more

    Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    October 17, 2014

    Violinist Regina Carter has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz. A MacArthur Fellow (the “Genius” grant), Carter draws from diverse influences, including...more

    Mavis Staples

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall

    November 8, 2014

    For more than sixty years, from her early days with The Staple Singers to her recent work with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples has been legend of the Gospel and Blues. Staples is a Rock and...more

    An Evening with Paul Anka

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre

    November 9, 2014

     Singer, songwriter, and actor, Paul Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 60s, and 70s with hit songs like “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” and “Put Your Head on My...more

    Jazz Brunch featuring The Ray Santisi Trio & Patricia Adams, vocals

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Patricia Adams Ensembles at Ryles Jazz Club

    March 23 - December 7, 2014

    Ryles Jazz Club, Sunday brunch - - 212 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA  617 876 9330 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Featuring:  Ray Santisi, piano; Dave Zox, bass; Gary Johnson,...more

    The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

    Presented by The Jazz and Latin Workshop at Coolidge Hill Studio

    July 19 - December 20, 2014

    Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance...more

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

    March 14, 2015

    Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest, alto saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of...more

    What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow with Kyle Athayde Dance Party

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at NEC's Jordan Hall

    April 10, 2015

    Considered among the greatest American composers in any genre, Duke Ellington’s work looms large on the cultural landscape. In this performance, Rob Kapilow shines the What Makes it Great?...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall

    April 12, 2015

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock stunned jazz audiences in 1978 when, in the midst of jazz-rock’s enormous popularity, they toured as an acoustic piano duet. That spirited tour produced two...more

    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Berklee Performance Center

    April 25, 2015

    A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film-score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note...more

    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre

    May 15, 2015

    Named DownBeat Critics Poll’s Male Vocalist of the Year an unprecedented fourteen times, Kurt Elling is one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Every one of his albums has been...more

    Swing City

    Presented by Swing City and

    March 8, 2014 - March 12, 2016

    Swing City is Boston's premier Live Music Swing Dancing venue, since 1994.  Voted Best of Boston, Swing City features New England's hottest, most swingin' dance bands.
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    Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam

    Presented by Poetry Jam

    February 13, 2011 - on going

    Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm –...more

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