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    JAZZ / BLUES

    The Olson Pingrey Quartet

    Presented by Ryles Jazz Club at Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge

    May 26, 2015

    Boston's most alphabetical jazz group, the Olson Pingrey Quartet (AKA the OPQ) is led by the husband and wife team of Randy Pingrey and Kathy Olson. This chord-less quartet fronted by baritone saxophone and trombone plays a mix of originals and inventive arrangements of standards. 
    The Olson Pingrey Quartet's first album "Low Contrast" was reviewed in Cadence Magazine where Jerome ...more


    So Percussion

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    June 5, 2015

    Experience the groundbreaking quartet as they “ignite enthusiasm for percussion music old and new” (The New York Times).

    For over a decade, S? Percussion has redefined...more

    Gospel Night

    Presented by Boston Pops and Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, Boston

    June 6, 2015

    Joined this year by gospel legends The Blind Boys of Alabama, the Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir will raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition. The Blind Boys are...more

    Buddy Guy

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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

    Inspire Arts & Music 2nd Annual Concert in the Park

    Presented by Inspire Arts & Music

    June 11, 2015

    Inspire Arts & Music (IAM) is pleased to be hosting our 2nd Annual Concert in the Park event at the Norman B. Leventhal Park in the heart of Boston’s Financial District....more

    David Bromberg Band

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    June 12, 2015

    You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps. Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete...more

    Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Giacomo Gates with Tim Ray Trio

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    June 14, 2015

    Giacomo Gates is an internationally recognized recording artist, singer, educator, interpreter, and lyricist.  He combines music, history, humor, compelling stage presence, and natural...more

    Jazz at the Firehouse featuring Max Whiting Quintet

    Presented by ZUMIX at ZUMIX Firehouse, East Boston

    June 21, 2015

    ZUMIX is pleased to present our 2015 Jazz at the Firehouse Concert Series, featuring incredible jazz music in ZUMIX’s beautifully renovated Firehouse, just a few blocks from East Boston’s...more

    Keb' Mo'

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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

    Ghost Train Orchestra

    Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 1, 2015

    A favorite of popular NPR radio show Radiolab, the revivalist ensemble Ghost Train Orchestra celebrates the release of their new hot jazz album, Hot Town.


    Harborwalk Sounds: Mad Satta

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 9, 2015

    With her cat eyes, crimson lips, hoop earrings, and larger-than-life husky, soulful vocals, Mad Satta frontwoman Joanna Teters calls to mind Amy Winehouse (who the band happens to cover...more

    Revolutionary Snake Ensemble with special guest Jason Palmer

    at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

    July 22, 2015

    Don’t miss this funk improvisational brass band favorite as they bring their New Orleans-style dance party to the Courtyard.


    The Greenway Sessions: 3 Sudacas

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    July 22, 2015

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    3 Sudacas

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    July 24, 2015

    3 Sudacas are a trio formed by Esther Rojas from Colombia (bass), Marianella Rojas from Venezuela (voice/percussion), and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil (guitar). They fuse traditional...more

    Harborwalk Sounds: Wambura Mitaru and the Maua

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    July 30, 2015

    Now returning for her third Harborwalk Sounds is audience favorite Wambura Mitaru. The classically trained Nairobi, Kenya, native has performed throughout the world, receiving acclaim for...more

    The Greenway Sessions: Nicolas Castaneda

    Presented by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy at Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston

    August 5, 2015

    The Nicolás Castañeda Group is a musical project based on contemporary Colombian music. With traditional Colombian music as the structural foundation and with the influence...more

    Harborwalk: Sounds Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

    Presented by Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston at Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Boston

    August 13, 2015

    Funk, soul, jazz improvisation, and the traditions of Cuban music are the sparkplugs that drive the Zahili Gonzaleez Zamora Project. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, trained at Havana’s National...more

    Skinny Pigeons

    Presented by Berklee College of Music at The Lawn on D, Boston

    August 14, 2015

    Two birdbrained young rapscallions from across the United States congregate in Boston to form a fusion of noisy punk rock, gypsy jazz, and funk stylings that could only be summed up by one...more

    Justin Hayward

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    August 21, 2015

    Hayward will be performing at The Wilbur Theatre with his trio, which includes show opener and English guitar sensation Mike Dawes along with vocalist Julie Ragins.

    As lead vocalist,...more

    Circles VI: Connections

    Presented by Unyted Stylz Productions at Boston University Dance Theater, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    Come see Unyted Stylz Productions' annual variety show featuring some of Boston's best talent including US Crew, StreetHYpE, Contemporarily Out of Order and for the very first time, Unyted...more

    Chris Botti

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    December 6, 2015

    Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell,...more

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