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Lello Molinari Quartet at Regatta Bar

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Lello Molinari Quartet
Regatta Bar
Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 1, 2018

During the creation of Lello Molinari's current release Lello's Italian Job, Vol. 2(March, 2018) the renown jazz bassist was intentionally stepping back to his roots of southern Italy, specifically Naples--which he left in 1986 to study at the Berklee College of ...

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The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra In Great Barrington Massachusetts on April 15

The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra In Great Barrington Massachusetts on April 15

The Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra (“SKLO”) will make its first and only Berkshires appearance this year on Sunday, April 15, at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The 7pm concert will be a big band double-header, with the Monument Mountain Jazz Band opening for the Kenton Legacy band. Kenton was one of the ...

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Bob Brookmeyer Celebration at New England Conservatory

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NEC Jazz Orchestra
Jordan Hall
Bob Brookmeyer Celebration
Boston, MA
March 1, 2018

All of the composer-arrangers featured at the Bob Brookmeyer Celebration concert had been mentored, to some degree or other, by Bob Brookmeyer. Listening to what each of his former students said during the program and ...

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JCA Orchestra At The Lily Pad in Cambridge on April 10, 2018 at 8pm

JCA Orchestra At The Lily Pad in Cambridge on April 10, 2018 at 8pm

JCA ORCHESTRA in concert, Tuesday, April 10, 8PM at The LilyPad in Inman Square. The Jazz Composers Alliance will present new music by resident composers David Harris, Darrell Katz & Bob Pilkington Donations are $15, and $10 for students and seniors. On Tuesday, April 10, at 8PM, the 20-piece JCA Orchestra will present a program of new music ...

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Boston Celebration: The Legacy of Bob Brookmeyer

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Bob Brookmeyer: A Celebration
Jordan Hall
Boston, MA
March 1, 2018

The on-going celebration of New England Conservatory's 150th anniversary brought well deserved attention to the Jazz Studies and Contemporary Improvisation departments for the 2017-2018 performance season. On March 1st, at Jordan Hall, NEC presented a very special tribute ...

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Curtis Brothers At Scullers

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Curtis Brothers
Scullers
Boston, MA
February 1, 2018

Mentoring is one of the foundational elements of jazz culture; the elders teaching the young ones until the young ones are ready to establish their own identities and careers. This mentoring happens in a lot of ways. It happens by observing how an ...

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Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band at Sculler's Jazz Club

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Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band
Sculler's Jazz Club
Cambridge, MA
November 10, 2017

I walked into the lobby of the Doubletree Hotel, home of Sculler's Jazz Club, at 9:40pm to find it packed, swarming with fans of Brian Blade eager to snap up a copy of his ...

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Photographer Jimmy Katz Announces Giant Step Arts, Artist-focused Non-profit Supporting Modern Jazz Innovators

Photographer Jimmy Katz Announces Giant Step Arts, Artist-focused Non-profit Supporting Modern Jazz Innovators

“[Katz] has developed an exceptional body of work in the jazz field, covering the elder statesmen, the icons, the mainstream and the young lions. In the process, he has developed his own style with the camera that is as identifiable as Armstrong’s tone on trumpet or Coltrane’s sound on tenor sax.”—Michael Cuscuna, producer, Blue Note Records For nearly 30 ...

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Award Winning Musician And Bandleader Tatsuya “Tat” Yoshinaga Performs At Les Zygomates In Boston With The XTY Jazz Trio 

Award Winning Musician And Bandleader Tatsuya “Tat” Yoshinaga Performs At Les Zygomates In Boston With The XTY Jazz Trio 

Multi-Instrumentalist, bandleader, and award-winning drummer Tatsuya “Tat” Yoshinaga, will be performing at Les Zygomates in Boston featuring the XTY Jazz Trio. They will perform on January 3, 2018, from 8:00-11:00 PM at the Les Zygomates, 129 South St., Boston, MA. The XTY Jazz group is an exciting new collaboration between some of Boston's finest jazz musicians. Their ...

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Gary Peacock Trio at the Regattabar Jazz Club

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Gary Peacock Trio Regattabar Jazz Club Cambridge, MA November 10, 2017

Veterans' Day was an appropriate date for this show, which was indeed a concert of veterans. Gary Peacock served in the army in the 1950s, and the three musicians on stage that evening could count over 150 years combined on the bandstand, side ...