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    JAZZ / BLUES

    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 originated from popular Broadway show tunes and Hollywood musicals. Today the “Songbook” contains some of the most pleasantly sophisticated melody, harmony, and chordal arrangements found in any music from any time ...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

    Oh, Freedom!

    Presented by Castle of our Skins and Museum of African American History: Boston Campus

    June 4, 2015

    Castle of our Skins presents Oh, Freedom!: an evening of music and spoken word inspired by the words and songs of the American Abolitionist Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the...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 Symphony Orchestra 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

    New Bedford JazzFest

    Presented by Your Theatre, Inc and Your Theatre, Inc

    June 13, 2015

    New Bedford JazzFest (NBJF) is a showcase of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at Pier 3 on the waterfront. The musicians at NBJF represent a wide variety of jazz music from vocal led...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

    Revels FRINGE with Sam Amidon & Maeve Gilchrist

    Presented by Revels at Center for the Arts at The Armory, Somerville

    June 14, 2015

    Singer, musician and cheerful boundary pusher Sam Amidon joins forces with Celtic harpist Maeve Gilchrist for an unforgettable night of traditional folk - music with a twist. With half the program...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

    Four Women: A Tribute to Nina Simone

    Presented by Multicultural Arts Center at Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge

    June 25, 2015

    The Multicultural Arts Center presents, in our Jazz Club, Four Women. This collaborative concert is a reverent celebration of Nina Simone’s artistry, her genius and her commitment to the...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.


    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

    Tommy Castro

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    July 8, 2015

    A beloved Bay Area blues rock veteran, Tommy Castro infuses his sound with heavy doses of Memphis soul, the bluesman delivering searing Stratocaster lines alongside gritty, roadhouse-rattling...more

    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 Berklee College of Music 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 Berklee College of Music 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

    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

    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

    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

    Alicia Olatuja

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 14, 2015

    A dazzling young singer just now entering the height of her powers, Alicia Olatuja has quickly rocketed into the public consciousness on the strength of her wondrously supple voice and dynamic...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

    Joey Alexander Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    A jazz piano prodigy from the island of Bali, Joey Alexander has the chops and unteachable swing of a seasoned musician far beyond his 11 years of age. The minute Alexander sits down and begins to...more

    Sean Jones Quartet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    A thrilling hard bop trumpeter and composer, Sean Jones expertly balances technical virtuosity with the music of his gospel-embedded upbringing.  Jones, who served as the lead trumpet for the...more

    Family Concert: Alexa Tarantino Jazz Quintet

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 15, 2015

    Alexa Tarantino is a jazz saxophonist, woodwind multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator who is passionate about developing and expressing her voice as an improviser and inspiring others to...more

    Anat Cohen Quartert

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Taking the clarinet to places it’s never been, Anat Cohen completely redefines the possibilities of her chosen instrument, working Brazilian choro, klezmer, and even electronica influences...more

    Julian Lage Trio

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 16, 2015

    Julian Lage is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who roams freely between jazz, classical and folk styles. At age 28 he is already considered to be one of the most exciting and dynamic guitarists...more

    Chris Smither

    Presented by Rockport Music at Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

    August 19, 2015

    One of the most revered folk/blues stylists of the last fifty years, Chris Smither has left a vibrant, lasting impression on the roots music world. Armed with a warm, gravelly baritone, deft...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

    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....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

    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

    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

    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

     


    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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