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    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 Radio, and on Prairie Home Companion.

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    Two Nashville Outlaws, One Outlaw Night

    Presented by Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    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

    Homecoming: Jazz Ensemble Concert

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

    October 4, 2014

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble ("The Coy Pong Piranhas"), under the direction of Dr. David W. Rox, celebrates Homecoming with a concert of jazz favorites in a variety of styles.


    People's Champs

    Presented by MASS MoCA

    October 4, 2014

    With twenty hands, People’s Champs synthesize rhythms from all over the world — from Rio to Lagos to Detroit to Budapest — yet their roots-dance music is always deeply inflected...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

    More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

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

    October 9, 2014

    The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


    The Kami Lyle Trio

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and Addison Art Gallery

    October 11, 2014

    With a distinctive voice and unique style, this singer/songwriter, trumpet player/pianist has a powerful impact on audiences, leaving listeners spellbound with the musical potions she creates....more

    Bert Jackson Quartet

    Presented by Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and S.A.F.E Studio

    October 12, 2014

    Since the prolific writer was a huge fan of jazz, it seems fitting for the Bert Jackson Quartet to join the Kurt Vonnegut Festival's celebrations with their original upbeat jazz and...more

    Fat Tuesday Blues Jam

    Presented by Winchester Community Music School

    October 14, 2014

    Join our Underground Faculty Band with Host Tim Gartland for a Blues Jam session at WCMS. Our Fat Tuesday Blues Jams are fun, spontaneous, and a great way to experiment with new techniques and...more

    Violinist Regina Carter

    Presented by Learning from Performers program (Harvard Office for the Arts)

    October 16, 2014

     Master of improvisational violin and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Regina Carter will participate in a conversation entitled Down Home: The Musical Heritage of the American...more

    Daniel Ian Smith: The Latin Side of Billy Strayhorn

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    October 16, 2014

    The weather may be chilly, but the music is HOT! Join us at the multicultural arts center for a Jazz Club performance featuring Daniel Ian Smith and Crew for their "Latin Side of . . . "...more

    Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

    Presented by Celebrity Series of Boston at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge

    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

    Diane Taraz CD Release Party — "Let's Do It!"

    Presented by First Church in Belmont and Second Friday Coffeehouse at First Church in Belmont , Belmont

    October 17, 2014

    Diane's most beloved jazz standards, interpreted in her inimitable style and dulcet tones. She will be joined on the Second Friday Coffee House stage by 4 of the 5 other musicians who...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, Rockport

    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, Boston

    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, Boston

    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, Lexington

    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

    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...more

    Presevation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint

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

    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

    Joshua Redman Trio

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 24 - October 26, 2014

    Joshua Redman is one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz artists to have emerged in the decade of the 1990s. Born in Berkeley, California, he is the son of legendary saxophonist Dewey...more

    Vocalist Cyrille Aimee

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club at Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

    October 29, 2014

    Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition,...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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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 - Ongoing

    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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