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    Ella & Frank: The Concert

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Larcom Theatre, Beverly

    February 28, 2015

    Ella & Frank is a live concert tribute to the masters of the Great America Songbook. The show stars American Idol finalists Siobhan Magnus and Mark Mahar.  Don't miss this evening of classic standards performed by amazing vocalists and backed by Boston Swing

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    Parris in the Spring: Rebecca Parris and the Chris Taylor Trio

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    March 7, 2015

    Parris in the Spring will star celebrated jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris featuring the wonderful Chris Taylor Trio with Taylor on piano, Peter Kontrimas on bass, and Jim Lattini on...more

    The Makanda Project Multiple Percussion Edition

    Presented by VISIONS, Inc

    March 7, 2015

    For this concert the Makanda Project will expand to include three drummers: Yoron Israel, Warren Smith, and Billy Hart.  In addition to several pieces from its repertoire of Makanda Ken...more

    20th Anniversary Celebration

    Presented by The Paul Speidel Band at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, Somerville

    March 7, 2015

    Paul Speidel has been a consistent presence on the Boston music scene for over twenty years, having appeared with such greats as Jay Geils, Duke Robillard, David Maxwell and Patti Page. He and his...more

    Harvard Din & Tonics and Harvard Callbacks A Cappella Concert

    Presented by The Harvard Din & Tonics

    March 7, 2015

    Fresh off of their winter tours, The Harvard Din & Tonics and Harvard Callbacks invite you all to an evening of a cappella music on Saturday, March 7th in Sanders Theater. Covering music from...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

    Maeve Spain And Ted Davis In two Swan Day Performances Celebrating Women in the Arts

    Presented by The Actors Studio of Newburyport

    March 8, 2015

    These two great vocalists will celebrate Swan Day by featuring the songs of their favorite female composers in back to back concerts. Maeve studied with New England...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    March 10, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band

    Presented by Regattabar at the Charles Hotel at Regattabar, Cambridge

    March 12, 2015

     Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band returns to the Regattabar on March 12th and we would love to see you all there. So why should you go? #1 Because you love supporting the local music...more

    CubaNOLA

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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

    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

    Club 51 Jazz Concert

    Presented by Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, Concord

    March 14, 2015

    Jazz concert with dancing featuring Powder House Jazz with Janet Casey, vocal soloist. Selections from the Great American Songbook. Table seating, dance floor, cash bar and refreshments for sale....more

    Taste of Iceland in Boston: Free Reykjavik Calling Concert & Icelandic Film Screenings

    Presented by Iceland Naturally at Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge

    March 14, 2015

    Reykjavik Calling Concert at The Middle East | March 14

    Hailed as an “experiential and enlightening night of collaboration” by BDCwire and “a terrific...more

    University Wind Ensemble: Musical Passport

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    March 15, 2015

     Join The University Wind Ensemble of Boston College on March 15 at 3 PM in historic Gasson Hall at Boston College for an afternoon of unforgettable music. The Ensemble will be performing a...more

    Ledisi: The Intimate Truth Tour

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    March 19, 2015

     Ledisi Anibade Young is an American R&B and jazz recording artist, songwriter and actress. Her first name means “to bring forth” or “to come here” in Yoruba....more

    Spring Paradise City Arts Festival in Marlborough

    Presented by Paradise City Arts Festival at Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough

    March 20 - March 22, 2015

    Named a “Top 10 Arts Fair in America”, Metro Boston’s most acclaimed show and sale of fine craft, paintings and sculpture features 175 juried exhibitors. Awesome large-scale...more

    The Levin Brothers

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

    March 25, 2015

    Tony Levin, (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), has for the first time, joined up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) to make...more

    Heritage Blues Orchestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    March 28, 2015

     Heritage Blues Orchestra (HBO) combines the grit of lowdown country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans. The nine-piece band displays the hand-clapping fervor of gospel...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 2, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Lisa Fischer

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 5, 2015

     Anyone who’s seen Lisa Fischer on stage with the Rolling Stones, Sting, or Chris Botti, or in last year’s Oscar-winning documentary film Twenty Feet from Stardom will know well...more

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

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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, Ron Kapilow shines the What Makes it...more

    Joan Armatrading

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

    April 10, 2015

     With 20 stunning albums, three Grammy nominations, and scores of awards, Joan Armatrading's subtle and sublime music has touched millions of people all over the world. Her career has...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

    Cassandra Wilson

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

    April 11, 2015

    American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter, and producer Cassandra Wilson performs the Boston premiere of Coming Forth By Day: A Celebration of Billie Holiday, celebrating Billie Holiday's...more

    Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    April 14, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    Tower of Power

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 15, 2015

    For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out...more

    Rhiannon Giddens

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Somerville Theatre, Somerville

    April 18, 2015

     Founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops Rhiannon Giddens is touring with her own band to support her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, a collaboration with T Bone Burnett that deftly...more

    Symphonic Band at BC Arts Festival

    Presented by Boston College Bands at Boston College Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill

    April 24, 2015

     Come join Boston College’s Symphonic Band for BC’s annual Arts Festival, Friday, April 24 at 8 PM in historic Gasson Hall. The Symphonic Band will be performing selections from...more

    BC bOp! at the Arts Fest

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 24, 2015

     Join BC bOp! for some afternoon fun as they celebrate the start of spring at BC’s annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 24 at noon inside the Main Tent in O’Neill Plaza....more

    Ayaman: BlueJazz Strings and Combos Spring Concert

    Presented by Wellesley College at Jewett Arts Center, Wellesley

    April 24, 2015

    Ayaman signifies a call to gather. We gather for a week-long series of events to celebrate 30 years of vibrant Jazz-World Music at Wellesley.  Wellesley BlueJazz Strings and Combos open...more

    Terence Blanchard Quintet and Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    Presented by Celebrity Series of 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

    Dancing with bOp!

    Presented by Boston College Bands

    April 25, 2015

     Dancing with bOp! brings Boston College’s dance ensembles together with BC bOp!, the premiere jazz ensemble, to dance the night away at BC’s annual Arts Festival. From swing...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    April 30, 2015

    The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble’s YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not...more

    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 7, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    May 12, 2015

    Join our Underground Faculty Band for a Blues Jam session at Winchester Community Music School. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques...more

    Kurt Elling's Passion World with special guest Anat Cohen

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston

    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. Originally commissioned by Jazz at...more

    Blues After Hours Tribute to Mai Cramer - 8th Annual

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

    May 30, 2015

     

    8th Annual “Blues After Hours” Concert & Fundraiser In Memory of Mai Cramer - Featuring Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones


    Open Mic Night at Starbucks

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    June 4, 2015

    Join us for a casual evening of Open Mic music at Starbucks, 542 Main Street, Winchester. All ages, all instruments, and all types of acoustic music are welcome! Individual or small duo/trio...more

    Buddy Guy

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 7, 2015

     At age 77, he’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled...more

    Keb' Mo'

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 25, 2015

     Three-time Grammy winner and visionary roots-music storyteller Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22 release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind...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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