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    JAZZ / BLUES

    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 recording artist, Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, has matured into a compelling artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name. No Boston jazz fan will want to miss this ...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

    Stan Strickland

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    November 5, 2015

    Tonight we have two special artists returning to perform at artKitchen Café: vocalist and Sax player Stan Strickland & vocalist/composer Titilayo

     


    Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. The Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo and singer-songwriter Doug Logan.

    Come experience the...more

    Singer/Songwriter Doug Logan

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    October 1, 2015

    Tonight we have two special acts returning to perform at artKitchen Café. Singer-songwriter Doug Logan and the Vanessa Morris & Scott Sandvik duo.

    Doug Logan returns to...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

    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

    Mikarimba

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 13, 2015

    A trailblazing jazz supergroup featuring the ebullient Mika Stoltzman on marimba, the great Steve Gadd on drums, bass legend Eddie Gomez and clarinet master Richard Stoltzman, Mikarimba has built...more

    August 6, Hockomock Jazz Trio Returns to artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    August 6, 2015

    Fuller Craft First Thursdays presents the Hockomock Jazz Trio. Drummer Dale Ellenberg, pianist Rick Weldon, and Michael Paolucci (guitar/bass) play hard bop and reinvented jazz standards...more

    The Green River Festival

    Presented by Signature Sounds

    July 10 - July 12, 2015

    Western Massachusetts' favorite music and hot air balloon festival has been expanded to three days following last year's sold out festival. Presented by Signature Sounds, this celebration...more

    New Bedford Folk Festival

    Presented by New Bedford Summerfest at New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford

    July 4 - July 5, 2015

    The New Bedford Folk Festival will celebrate its milestone 20th Anniversary with an impressive lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional,  blues and Celtic folk music. Folk...more

    Pokey LaFarge

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 5, 2015

    A young songwriter with an old soul, Pokey LaFarge is reinvigorating the music of the 20’s and 30’s, adding a fresh new voice and energy to ragtime blues, western swing and riverboat...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

    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...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

    New Bedford JazzFest

    Presented by Your Theatre, Inc and Your Theatre, Inc

    June 13, 2017 - June 13, 2015

    Saturday, June 13th will be the 4th Annual New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF). NBJF is a showcase of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Pier 3 on the waterfront. Last year, over 700...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

    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

    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

    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

    Jazz Pianist Laszlo Gardony Returns to artKitchen Café

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    June 4, 2015

    Laszlo Gardony Quartet. Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Gardony has been called...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: ChoroBop Trio

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    June 2, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...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


    Celebrating the Great American Songbook with Lewis Porter and Lee Konitz

    Presented by Lexington Community Education at Follen Community Church, Lexington

    May 23, 2015

    Canonized by jazz musicians and music historians alike, The Great American Songbook ...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Edmar Colón Quartet

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    May 19, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...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

    Shepley Metcalf sings Going Places

    Presented by Third Life Studio at Third Life Studio, Somerville

    May 15, 2015

    Hop aboard for Going Places, terrific traveling tunes and city songs offered up by Shepley and Ron Roy, the "superb cabaret/jazz singer and her ace piano accompanist" (The Boston...more

    Brooks Williams with Loren and Mark

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 15, 2015

    Pan-Americana Roots ‘n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie” Net Rhythms Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks Williams is one of the most...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

    Tim and Myles

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    May 8, 2015

    The unique relationship of a father and son cannot be argued nor explained, but when the relationship includes musical passion, virtuosity and showmanship - magic happens!
    Tim and Myles...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

    TickleJuice CD Release Party

    Presented by Fuller Craft Museum at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton

    May 7, 2015

    Certainly, TickleJuice recalls the music of Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, George Adams, and the whole pantheon of Improvisers of American Music of the 20th century, but...more

    Pink Martini

    Presented by The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester

    May 6, 2015

    Mark your calendars for the fabulous musical sensation, PINK MARTINI!  Founded in 1994 by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, the performance elegantly showcases music from around the world through...more

    Jazz Lounge at The Bristol: Ludovica String Quartet

    Presented by The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston at The Bristol at Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Boston

    May 5, 2015

    This spring, something new blossoms at Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Jazz Lounge at The Bristol, a live performance series showcasing Boston’s top emerging artists in the...more

    Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The 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

    Gordon College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

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

    April 30, 2015

    The Gordon College Jazz Ensemble "The Coy Pond Piranhas" will perform their annual spring concert. The concert will include popular jazz standards such as “Satin Doll, ”...more

    "You Must Believe in Spring" Plamen Karadonev with Elena Koleva

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    April 30, 2015

    Plamen and Elena present "You Must Believe in Spring" Jazz Concert of Fifth Season Quartet with a program of sweet, foot-tapping swing and modern Jazz arrangements. Pieces by M. Legrand,...more

    Arts in April

    Presented by Melrose Arts at Memorial Hall, Melrose, Melrose

    April 24 - April 26, 2015

    Melrose Arts will host the 10th Annual Arts in April Festival at Memorial Hall in Melrose. This three-day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist...more

    BOSTON ASSOCIATION OF CABARET ARTISTS PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE

    Presented by Amazing Things Arts Center at Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

    April 26, 2015

    The award-winning cabaret/jazz songs of Pappas and Goldberg, sung by Pappas and special guest Dane Vannatter, with Bill Duffy on piano. 


    The Imagine Orchestra: A Musical Premiere in a Storied Place Hosted by WGBH Radio's Eric Jackson

    Presented by Museum of African American History: Boston Campus at Museum of African American History, Boston Campus, Boston

    April 26, 2015

    MAAH Music and JazzBoston are joining forces for the first time for this Jazz Week Kickoff Weekend special presentation. WGBH's popular jazz radio host Eric Jackson, of Eric in the Evening...more

    Makanda Saturday Night Dance Party

    Presented by JazzBoston at Hibernian Hall, Boston

    April 25, 2015

    This kickoff event to Jazz Week 2015 is a contemporary take on the role of big bands in playing for dancing.  The Makanda Project, one of Boston's most creative and acclaimed big bands,...more

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