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    JAZZ / BLUES

    Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 23, 2014

    As both a brilliant pianist and as the city’s premier composer, arranger, and producer, Allen Toussaint is New Orleans’ musical foundation, having worked with a who’s who of Big Easy musicians including Dr. John and the Neville Brothers — as well as other luminaries such as Paul McCartney, the Band, and Albert King. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a musical treasure chest of ...more


    Rockapella

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 31, 2014

    Often imitated, never duplicated, this certifiably unique pop musical group has taken the traditional genre of a cappella to a new level. The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back...more

    "Halloween Throw-Down" with the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge

    October 31, 2014

    After crowd-stunning performances this summer at the UFO Festival in Roswell, NM and the Festa del Redentore in Venice, Italy, New England Music Awards nominee Revolutionary Snake Ensemble (RSE)...more

    Gracie Curran & Victor Wainwright with Friends

    Presented by gimmeLIVE

    November 1, 2014

    Alternate Roots Magazine calls Gracie Curran “A five-alarm stew of blues, gospel and soul that burns in your gut like the first time you heard Aretha Franklin…” We’re...more

    “Steely Dan Meets Chicago at The Regent” Two Great Tributes on One Night!

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 1, 2014

    Featuring NO STATIC--Plays Steely Dan and INTRODUCTION--The Chicago Experience

    No Static:

    New England’s Ultimate Live Band Performs the Music of Steely Dan

    Soulful...more

    Storm Large

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Paramount Center, Boston

    November 2, 2014

    Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated...more

    Richie Kotzen

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    November 4, 2014

    Touted as one of the best guitar players in the world, Richie Kotzen also possesses a voice on par with some of the greatest rock/soul singers and is highly regarded as a gifted songwriter. Richie...more

    The Checkout – Live at Berklee: Uri Gurvich

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Cafe 939, Boston

    November 5, 2014

    Presented by New York’s WBGO-FM and Berklee, The Checkout - Live at Berklee brings critically acclaimed alumni back to their alma mater for intimate concerts. The series continues with...more

    Brother Sun

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 7, 2014

    National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s...more

    Mavis Staples

    Presented by Spectacle Management at John Hancock Hall, Boston

    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

    The Duke's Story: Edward Kennedy Ellington, A Lecture/Recital with Robert Wyatt

    Presented by Highfield Hall at Highfield Hall, Falmouth

    November 8, 2014

    Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington is considered to be one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all of American music. His astounding career spanned over 50 years, beginning...more

    Tufts/NEC Dual Degree Concert

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music at Distler Performance Hall, Somerville

    November 8, 2014

    Students studying in this program present an evening of classical, jazz, and original compositions.


    An Evening with Paul Anka

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    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

    Dave Whitney Quintet

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 9, 2014

    Join Dave Whitney, New England's dean of traditional and swing jazz, and his quintet for a program of jazz favorites from the 20's, 30's and 40's. Dave has been leading bands since...more

    Big Band Beat!

    Presented by Beat Hotel

    October 19 - November 9, 2014

    On Sunday, October 19, 2014, The Beat, located in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, kicks off the first night of its new Big Band Beat Series. Every Sunday from 7:00PM to 11:00PM the restaurant...more

    Small Jazz Concert I: Shining Star

    Presented by Tufts University Department of Music

    November 9, 2014

    Joel LaRue Smith and student-led small jazz ensemble perform the jazz, funk, and R&B music that helped to change trends in thinking, dress, politics, and popular culture in North America in...more

    Semenya McCord

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 14, 2014

    Come and enjoy the music of this amazing jazz vocalist, entertainer, teacher, and blues master! Semenya McCord has been performing throughout New England since 1975, developing programs and...more

    The Zing Fling

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 15, 2014

    It's here... your favorite community get together!

    Both floors of our beloved firehouse will be used – food upstairs and performance downstairs. Featuring some of your favorite...more

    Vocalist Rene Marie

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    November 19, 2014

    Vocalist, actress, writer Marie shares Eartha Kitt's unrestrained sensuality and her hugely charismatic stage presence. Never before has there been a vocal recording tipping the hat to the...more

    Fall Concert: Jazz Ensemble

    Presented by Gordon College Department of Music at Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, Wenham

    November 20, 2014

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble, "The Coy Pond Piranhas," will perform their annual fall concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards.


    The Love Dogs

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 22, 2014

    Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar....more

    Fall Jazz at the Firehouse - Nick Grondin Group

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    November 23, 2014

    The acclaimed Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired equally by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds –...more

    Arturo Sandoval

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    November 28, 2014

    He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in...more

    Jonathan Mendoza and Friends

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 28, 2014

    Come to Amazing Things for a showcase of some of the young musical talent in your community! "Corners" and "Snap 2 It" are two groups with all members originally from...more

    Boston Soul Review - Philly Doo-Wop!

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    November 29, 2014

    Boston Soul Review takes you on a musical journey, tracing the roots of this uniquely American art form from the Blues, the early music of Ray Charles, to the Doo-Wop beginnings of James Brown and...more

    Vocal Jazz Festival

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    December 1 - December 2, 2014

    Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, The Real Group, The Andrew Sisters, and The Swingle Singers as well as...more

    Grace Kelly

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

    December 5, 2014

    "Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt that is the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician." -...more

    JP Plays A(rlen)B(erlin)C(ole)

    Presented by Highland Jazz

    December 6, 2014

    Trumpeter Jason Palmer and his quintet pay homage to composers Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter.


    Jane Monheit

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 6, 2014

    A vocalist balancing remarkable virtuosity with innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit has quickly ascended to the world’s top echelon of jazz singers. The native New Yorker covers vast...more

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

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

    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

    Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 7, 2014

    Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. Known for operating like a...more

    Holiday Jazz at the Firehouse - Steve Marvin & Jim Porcella

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    December 7, 2014

    Join us for Holiday Jazz at the Firehouse, featuring Steve Marvin and Jim Porcella, the 2 Swingin' Tenors, with Jim Rice on piano. These two national recording artists have combined their...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 10 - December 11, 2014

    Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences...more

    Singers Showcase: A Tribute to Muscle Shoals

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    December 11, 2014

    Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. The most outstanding lead singers are chosen...more

    Bucky Pizzarelli

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    December 12, 2014

    Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli is one of the masters of jazz guitar. Bucky has played with just about every legendary jazz musician and in 2012, recorded with Paul McCartney on his Grammy winning...more

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    December 13, 2014

    Recently called “the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years” (The New York Times), Brad Mehldau combines rigorous artistry, eclectic music tastes, and breathtaking...more

    An Evening With Ronnie Earl and The Broadcasters

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    December 13, 2014

    An evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters.

    “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can...more

    Bruce Katz Band CD Release Gig

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    December 13, 2014

    Led by the legendary Hammond B-3 organist/pianist, The Bruce Katz Band is an original, very exciting group of musicians that combine blues, "soul-jazz" and New Orleans-inspired...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

    Deborah Henson-Conant

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

    January 10, 2015

    "Virtuoso out-of-the box harpist…known as the rockin’ bad girl of the harp world. She took the ancient instrument off its pedestal, cocked it on her hip, and made it play...more

    Ella & Frank

    Presented by Spectacle Management

    January 24, 2015

    A tribute to the masters of the Great American Songbook. Starring American Idol Finalists Siobhan Magnus and John Stevens and featuring the Beantoown Swing Orchestra.


    International Guitar Night

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

    January 31, 2015

    “With International Guitar Night, Brian Gore has created a new niche for the myriad of styles that can be played by the unaccompanied acoustic guitar, as well as marvelous opportunity for...more

    The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Multimedia Tribute Concert

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre at The Hanover Theatre, Worcester

    February 4, 2015

    Get ready for the new Australian Bee Gees Show, a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind while celebrating over...more

    Billy Childs Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 7, 2015

    A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still...more

    Hot Club of Cowtown

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    March 8, 2015

    Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana...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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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

    Jazz Meets Broadway

    Presented by Highland Jazz

    April 11, 2015

    The Bo and Bill Winiker Quintet will celebrate the great jazz musicians who have adopted the music of Broadway and made it their own by adding the rhythms of jazz and the excitement of...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Symphony Hall, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Cambridge

    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

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