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    Cape Ann Big Band

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 30, 2015

    This diverse 17-piece big band entertains and delights audiences with danceable music infused with jazz, swing, New Orleans street bands, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire that has no boundaries. Their program includes such classics as Mack the KnifeI’ve Got You Under my ...more


    An Evening with Gregory Porter Plus AVERY*Sunshine

    Presented by HT Productions at Berklee Performance Center, Boston

    September 19, 2015

    HT Productions will present An Evening with Gregory Porter plus AVERY*Sunshine in concert on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8 pm at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Avenue, Boston, MA 02115....more

    Berklee Summer in the City

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    May 20 - September 26, 2015

    The Berklee Summer in the City Concert Series, sponsored by Natixis Global Asset Management, presents more than 200 free performances throughout the Greater Boston area from May through...more

    Beantown Jazz Festival

    Presented by Berklee College of Music

    September 26, 2015

    The Beantown Jazz Festival is Boston’s biggest block party—a free, annual outdoor concert open to the public that has delighted hundreds of thousands of music lovers over the years with its...more

    Boston Harp Festival

    Presented by Boston Harp Festival and The Boston Conservatory

    September 25 - September 27, 2015

    Everything you wanted to know about the harp is covered in the weekend long festival, which features internationally acclaimed harpists and the young talents of today in a myriad of events...more

    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

    Jonny Lang

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 7, 2015

    Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang was signed to...more

    The Spinners

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 14, 2015

    Sophisticated up-tempo R&B with precision choreography defines a Spinners show. With over 60 million records sold in their illustrious career, the mighty Spinners have performed for...more

    Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya

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

    October 18, 2015

    Recognized as South Africa’s foremost jazz pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim has a unique and dynamic compositional approach that successfully fuses universal and often seemingly disparate styles....more

    Joe Jackson

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    October 22, 2015

    For this tour Jackson has reunited with longtime bassist Graham Maby, and added two distinguished and eclectic New York-based musicians, guitarist Teddy Kumpel and drummer Doug Yowell. “We’re...more

    Ornette 'n' Trane: 38th Annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert

    Presented by Friends of the John Coltrane Memorial Concert (fJCMC) and Northeastern Center for the Arts at Northeastern University Blackman Theatre, Boston

    October 24, 2015

    In honor of the deep kinship shared between jazz giants Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, this year's concert, co-presented by Friends of John Coltrane...more

    The Bad Plus Josh Redman

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

    October 25, 2015

    As though it was always destined to be, powerhouse trio The Bad Plus finds its fated fourth member in longtime friend and collaborator, saxophonist Joshua Redman. When Redman joined the trio as a...more

    Harold López-Nussa

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 1, 2015

    Cuba boasts a long history of birthing dynamite Latin jazz pianists, and now another has emerged. Introducing Harold López-Nussa, a young pianist and composer with an inventive, swinging...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

     


    Acoustic Alchemy

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    November 13, 2015

    The U.K.-based instrumental powerhouse have been torchbearers for acoustic new age music for the last 30 years, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. Whether playing smooth jazz, pan-Latin...more

    Robert Cray with Shemekia Copeland

    Presented by Spectacle Management at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall), Lexington

    November 20, 2015

    ROBERT CRAY

    Five time Grammy award winner Robert Cray is considered to be one of the most expressive vocalists and impressive guitarists on the contemporary rhythm and...more

    An Evening With Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

    Presented by Regent Theatre and Regent Theatre at Regent Theatre, Arlington

    November 21, 2015

    An Evening with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
    with Special Guest Diane Blue

    “I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most...more

    Jack DeJohnette Trio

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

    December 4, 2015

    In a career that spans five decades and includes collaborations with some of the most iconic figures in modern jazz, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-winner Jack DeJohnette has established an...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

    The Manhattan Transfer

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    December 20, 2015

    One of the most celebrated vocal pop groups of the contemporary age, The Manhattan Transfer has enchanted audiences for more than 40 years with their pristine harmonies, sophisticated arrangements...more

    Monterey Jazz Festival

    Presented by The Wilbur Theatre at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston

    February 9, 2016

    Monterey is the longest consecutively running jazz festival in the world. This exclusive presentation, Monterey Jazz Festival On Tour / 2016, celebrates the Festival’s legacy expanding the...more

    Hot Club of San Francisco: "Postcards from Gypsy Land"

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    April 9, 2016

    One of the vanguards of the current gypsy jazz revival, Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) has integrated Django Reinhardt and Stephanie Grappeli’s jazz manouche style with their own disparate...more

    Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

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

    April 12, 2016

    Music Worcester presents a meeting of two legendary musicians!  World renowned Chick Corea and Bela Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders create a...more

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