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    JAZZ / BLUES

    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 from all over the globe, brought together by a passion for funk and pop music and the need for a stronger female presence in the music industry. Pairing classic jazz instruments with unexpected elements like recorder, ...more


    Jim Kweskin at David Friend Recital Hall

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at David Friend Recital Hall

    September 5, 2014

    Jim Kweskin created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex...more

    Philippe Crettien

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 6, 2014

    Philippe R. Crettien is chairman of the jazz department at the Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA, leading instrumental instruction, saxophone, Jazz Orchestra, and other ensembles. He has a...more

    Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Brighton Music Hall

    September 7, 2014

    Seun Kuti carries on the musical tradition of his iconic father, Fela Kuti, while expanding the mix to include his own high-energy, danceable Afrobeat/jazz/funk fusion. With the same energetic 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

    An Evening of True Blues at The Spire

    Presented by Spire Center for Performing Arts

    September 13, 2014

    The Spire Center for Performing Arts presents an evening of True Blues featuring Les Sampou and Mark Small. Les Sampou is a blues/rock musician, who got her start n the Boston folk scene. Because...more

    Introducing Polly Gibbons, A Magical Evening at Ryles Jazz Club

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club and Sue Auclair Promotions at Ryles Jazz Club

    September 16, 2014

    Resonance Records presents singer Polly Gibbons in a special Boston area appearance. The showcase coincides with the release of her new CD and video disc on the Resonance Records Label: Many...more

    Free Wednesday Program Open House for Seniors

    Presented by Leventhal-Sidman JCC at Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    September 17, 2014

    Senior adults are invited to attend a free sampling of the Jewish Community Center’s Wednesday Program at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on...more

    The Beatles Remixed

    Presented by The Beehive at The Beehive

    September 18, 2014

    On Thursday, September 18th, 2014 The Beehive, located in Boston’s South End, presents a tribute to The Beatles with an evening of live performance featuring cutting edge re-interpretations...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

    Bombay Jim & the Swingin' Sapphires

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 20, 2014

    Since the release of their 2001 CD Keep Honkin, Bombay Jim and the Swinging Sapphires is hailed as one of the country’s hottest swing bands. Featured on the HBO Series, Family...more

    Joan Osborne

    Presented by Rockport Music

    September 25, 2014

    Armed with her strong, sultry voice, Joan Osborne’s genre-crossing prowess has garnered accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker, and rootsy soul singer for almost two decades. Since...more

    Kathy Kosins - The Art Of The Duo

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center

    September 26, 2014

    Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter, record producer and recognized modern abstractionist painter.

    the SPACE between Kathy Kosins new CD, (MAHOGANY JAZZ...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - The Birth of the Blues Recital and Lecture by Robert Wyatt

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

    September 27, 2014

    Steinway Artist Robert Wyatt, an expert on Gershwin, has performed throughout the United States and internationally, gathering critical acclaim for sensitive and colorful solo and chamber music...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - Pianist Alan Broadbent in Concert

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth at Highfield Hall

    September 28, 2014

    Two-time Grammy winner Alan Broadbent has been a pianist for Irene Kral, Woody Herman, and Nelson Riddle. His first Grammy came from his arrangement of When I Fall in Love for Natalie Cole;...more

    Pink Martini

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Symphony Hall

    September 28, 2014

    Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini brings melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create a fabulously eclectic, modern...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    September 30, 2014

    The Grammy-nominated Black Eagles have delighted audiences with New Orleans style jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues for over 40 years. Their music has been featured in Ken Burns documentaries, NPR...more

    Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & whatsnext in Concert at Scullers Jazz Club

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club and DUNYA Inc. at Scullers Jazz Club

    October 1, 2014

    “This is classic American-bred jazz with a slight Turkish accent, bold and refreshing in its own way and well worth hearing.” - Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz.com.

    whatsnext...more

    JazzFest Falmouth - Catherine Russell in Concert

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 4, 2014

    Grammy-winner Catherine Russell, one of the foremost interpreters of mid-century 20th century American music, is a genuine jazz and blues vocalist – who can sing virtually anything. She has...more

    Two Nashville Outlaws, One Outlaw Night

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre

    October 4, 2014

    Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings were two of the most important figures in the 1970’s Outlaw movement within Country Music. Two great friends that shared many stages together over their...more

    JazzFest Falmouth  Brunch with Emmy Winners Goodis and Glenn

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 5, 2014

    Goodis and Glenn have each won Emmy Awards for their television work. Glenn has performed with such notables as Chuck Berry, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Nancy Wilson, Alice Cooper, Captain...more

    JazzFest Falmouth  Dave Zinno Quartet

    Presented by ArtsFalmouth

    October 8, 2014

    All members of the quartet have played with music luminaries including icons Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, Scott Hamilton, Roy Haynes, Herbie Hancock,...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

    "A Love Supreme": the 37th annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert w/ Donald Harrison

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts

    October 18, 2014

    The Friends of John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) in collaboration with the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University present the 2014 John Coltrane Memorial Concert celebrating the 50th...more

    Marcus Roberts Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    A superb pianist with a deep love for New Orleans jazz, blues and gospel, Marcus Roberts has created a sparkling career out of his impressive technical ability, his remarkable interpretive skills...more

    Dianne Reeves

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    October 18, 2014

    Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. She’s a glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, who has for three decades...more

    SpokFrevo Orquestra

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    October 19, 2014

    An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnaval music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and...more

    A Tribute to Thelonious Monk - featuring Lewis Porter & Dave Liebman

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church

    October 20, 2014

    Thelonious Monk is revered as a genius of modern jazz. His compositions are quirky, hard swinging, brilliantly logical, and unforgettable. The legendary Dave Liebman on saxophone and Lewis Porter...more

    Presevation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    October 26, 2014

    New Orleans Legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the...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

    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.


    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

    Cape Ann Big Band Holiday Show

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center

    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

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at Wilbur Theatre

    December 10, 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

    Brad Mehldau Trio

    Presented by World Music/CRASHarts at Berklee Performance Center

    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

    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

    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

    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.
    ...more

    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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