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The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio At Red Square

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The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio Red Square Burlington, VT July 16, 2017 On this warm, breezy summer evening outside Burlington Vermont's Red Square, The Seth Yacovone Blues Trio's first of three sets was sufficiently moving and diverse to satisfy like a concert complete unto itself. Yet the threesome's performance manifest passion and solidarity most directly through the inclusion of two numbers lying outside the strict definition of the blues. Seth Yacovone simultaneously ...

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Earl Thomas At Biscuits & Blues

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Earl Thomas Returns to Biscuits & Blues Earl Thomas Homecoming Biscuits & Blues San Francisco, CA July 7, 2017 Earl Thomas and his potent band ignited the enthusiastic audience at San Francisco's Biscuits & Blues, located near Union Square. Vocalist Thomas' band featured: guitarist and band leader Ben Zinn, drummer Mark Lamson, keyboardist Noah Williams, bassist Tim McNalley, trumpeter Julian Davis and trombonist Erik Dewhirst. Thomas, the consummate showman, said ...

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My Morning Jacket on The Green At Shelburne Museum

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My Morning Jacket The Green at Shelburne Museum, Ben & Jerry's Concerts on the Green 2017 Shelburne, VT July 12, 2017 More impressive in their sound than in their songs, My Morning Jacke nevertheless redeemed themselves by the end of roughly two hours on stage on The Green at Shelburne Museum. The Kentucky quintet reaffirmed their solidarity as a band with a furious close to a single extended set plagued to so some ...

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Garana Jazz Festival 2017

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Garana Jazz Festival Garana, Romania July 6-9, 2017 Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descending on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains, Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were the hallmarks of this year's edition as the festival boasted enormous audience attendance during the four days. This year the festival presented a wide spectrum ...

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Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 7-8

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 7-8, 2017 July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8 The final two days of the festival. Lots to hear right up to the end, including the second and third of Ravi Coltrane's Invitation concerts. July 7 Ravi Coltrane Quartet Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane brought his current quartet to his second concert in the Invitation series at Gesù: guitarist Adam ...

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Groove8 At The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival 2017

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Groove8 San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Festival San Francisco, CAJuly 1-2, 2017 San Francisco's 33rd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival was a huge, funky street party celebrating numerous music genres, ethnic foods, crafts and more in the city's historical and culturally rich Fillmore neighborhood. This year's edition of the FJF, running between Eddy and Jackson streets on Fillmore, also commemorated the 50th Anniversary of San Francisco's world famous 1967 Summer of Love phenomena. The FJF's theme, ...

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at the Prudential Center

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James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt The Prudential Center Newark, NJ July 6, 2017 On a pleasant Thursday evening just after the 4th of July, when many of the audience members were enjoying an extended Independence Day holiday, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt touched down at Newark, NJ's Prudential Center for the first night of their 2017 summer tour. James Taylor was born in Boston, MA on March 12, 1948. In 1951, his family ...

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Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs At The Paramount

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Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs The Paramount Huntington, NY July 5, 2017 Michael McDonald has had a long and storied career. In the early days he was a member of Steely Dan's touring group. Over time he became one of the many adjunct members of the band, working on 1975's Katy Lied (ABC Records), The Royal Scam (ABC Records, 1976) and Aja (ABC Records, 1977). In 1976, he joined the Doobie Brothers, first appearing on ...

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Rigas Ritmi 2017

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Rigas Ritmi Festival Riga, Latvia 27 June-July 1 July 2017 Rigas Ritmi, held in Riga, the Latvian capital, for the past 17 years, always provides an intriguing mix of well- known and up and coming acts. The 2017 festival proved to be no exception to this rule, with pianist and MONK'estra leader John Beasley and blues singer/guitarist Ruthie Foster joining acts such as the Coco'nuts, the Riga Jazz Quartet and accordionist Simone Zanchini on the bill. ...


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