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Lee Konitz 90th Birthday Celebration at Regatta Bar

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Lee Konitz
Regatta Bar
90th Birthday Celebration
Boston, MA
January 26, 2018

Not many jazz musicians active in the 1940's are still around, never mind on the road, gigging. Last Friday at the Regatta Bar one of these rare jazz birds, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, came ...

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Pat Metheny Quartet at The Cabot

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Pat Metheny
The Cabot
Beverly, MA
September 30, 2018

On a very special night at the intimate and newly renovated 1920s Cabot Theater, in Beverly, MA., a sold-out performance was delivered by extraordinary jazz virtuoso, musician, composer and phenomenal guitarist, Pat Metheny. A highly respected musician among his peers and now a ...

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Santiago Bosch

Santiago Bosch is a pianist/keyboardist/composer born and raised in Barquisimeto (Venezuela) in 1987. In 2015, He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music (Bachelor of Music, Performance). In 2017, he graduated Suma Cum Laude (Master of Music, Contemporary Jazz Performance) at the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He earned a full tuition scholarship from Berklee College of Music for both programs. He has participated as a sideman and bandleader in a variety of venues and jazz festivals. He has been featured in live performances, master classes and recordings with artists such as Dave Santoro, Jack DeJohnette, Antonio Sanchez, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Elliot Mason, Dave Liebman, Jim Odgren, Donald Harrison, Darren Barrett, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Hal Crook, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lionel Loueke, Chris Cheek, Esperanza Spalding, John Patitucci, Nir Felder, Oscar Stagnaro, Fernando Huergo, Rick Dimurzio, Tim Miller, Nate Wood, Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Jeff Ballard, John Lockwood, Fernando Freitez Gassán, among others.

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Jared Sims

JARED SIMS performs on all of the saxophones as well as clarinet and flute. He has toured throughout the United States and in Europe, South America, Asia and India. Sims has performed live with an array of artists that include Han Bennink, Cecil McBee, Bob Brookmeyer, Stefon Harris, Landau Eugene Murphy, Temptations, Four Tops, Melvin Sparks, Soulive, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers), DJ Logic, Kiddus I, Matisyahu, the 10,000 Maniacs, and Noel Gallagher (Oasis). Sims has also performed with large ensembles such as the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

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Francisco Quintero

Francisco Quintero is a jazz guitarist primarily based in the east coast of the U.S. He was born in 1991 in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. In 2009, he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Performance in 2012, and Northern Illinois University, obtaining a Master's degree in Jazz Studies in 2017. He has studied and performed with artists such as Peter Bernstein, Alain Mallet, Richie Hart, Derrick Gardner, Carl Allen, Reggie Thomas, Fareed Haque, Ari Brown, Victor Provost, Paul Carr, Andres Briceno, among others, and performed across the United States and Europe as a leader and sideman musician. Although primarily a working jazz guitarist, with deep reverence to greats such as Wes Montgomery, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane, Francisco is an extremely versatile artist

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Mason Andruskiewicz

After taking snare drum lessons as a kid, Mason renewed his passion for drumming while studying biomedical engineering at WPI in Worcester, Massachusetts. Soon after graduating, he found himself playing jazz gigs in Worcester and Boston. He began studying jazz drums with Dan MacDonald at Music Maker Studios in Brighton, MA. Mason takes inspiration from many great drummers across different genres of music. Some of his favorites are Steve Gadd, Idris Muhammad, and John Bonham.

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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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Ken Field

Ken Field is a saxophonist, flautist, percussionist, and composer. Since 1988 he has been a member of the internationally acclaimed electrified modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, with whom he has recorded eight CDs. Field leads the

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Tyler Burchfield

Boston-based saxophonist Tyler Burchfield is gaining critical acclaim on the East Coast as a multi- instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and teacher. Well versed in traditional and modern jazz, funk, R&B, chamber music, Brazilian music, Afrobeat, and more, Tyler offers the unique ability to sound at home in a host of styles, all while maintaining a personal sound rooted in bold rhythms and melodic sensibility. Originally from Gainesville, Florida, Tyler was exposed to many musical influences growing up, beginning Suzuki piano lessons at age 4 and listening to classic oldies on the car radio

Louis Apollon

"Louis Apollon has an angelic, magical quality to his voice. It’s the kind of voice that makes you just want to relax, sit and listen forever. Hearing him sing is a healing. I’ve been in the music biz for a long time and I am convinced that Louis has a really special gift that will one day carry him to stardom. If you haven’t heard him, I urge you to run, don’t walk, to see him and buy his recordings so that one day you can say that you were a fan before he became a star.” ~ Janice Pendarvis - Singer, College Professor, Activist Louis Apollon is a Boston-based Jazz-Folk Singer-Songwriter whose stories celebrate human imperfection, combining uplifting musicality with a soothing, yet energizing vibe that represents his own infectious positivity