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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

    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

    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

    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

    Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & whatsnext in Concert at Scullers Jazz Club

    Presented by Scullers Jazz Club and Scullers Jazz Club 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.

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

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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