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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With Wynton Marsalis at Mechanics Hall

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Taken in October during the first three songs of their set at Worcester MA's Mechanics Hall, these black and white selections are my attempt to capture jazz mastery. Tim O'Keefe, the writer I worked with on this project, described it best: “In a memorable performance... 15 soloists and ensemble players comprising the Jazz at Lincoln Center ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Berkshire County Musicians Embark On Tour Of Cuba

Berkshire County Musicians Embark On Tour Of Cuba

Sister City Music Ambassadors Practice Grass-roots Diplomacy, Focusing on Musical Riffs instead of Political Rifts PITTSFIELD, MA: The Sister City Music Ambassadors have announced that the band will embark on a musical mission to Havana, Cuba, in February, on a specially designed people-to-people tour. Under the direction of Pittsfield, Massachusetts guitarist and leader Andy Kelly, the tour, which is still one of the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pat Metheny Unity Group at the Hanover Theatre

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Pat Metheny Unity Group
Hanover Theatre
Worcester, MA
November 16, 2014

“As far as explaining [my music] to other people, I don't really worry too much about that," Pat Metheny reflected, perhaps befittingly for an artist who constantly seems to churn out new sounds while nestling himself at the forefront of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joel A. Martin: Jazzical Menken

Read "Jazzical Menken" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

On any given Sunday especially if the weather is good, if one travels to Long Island's North Shore “Gold Coast" you will occasionally see beautiful, hand-detailed Rolls-Royces, Ferraris, Bentleys or other luxury-end autos tooling about. In more than one conceptual way, Jazzical Menken is tantamount to experiencing this metallic magnificence. The primary difference, thankfully, is that ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ryan Blotnick: Solo, Volume I

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Solo, Volume I finds guitarist Ryan Blotnick returning to his roots. Not only has he scaled back to his bare, musical minimum--a man and his guitar--but he's also relocated from New York City to the Amherst/Northampton area of Massachusetts, all in an attempt to get closer to the life and music he knew growing up in ...

NEWS: RADIO

The "Chromatic" Chet Williamson Now Radio Host On WICN.org

On Monday, December 3, 2013 Chet Williamson made his debut as the new host of the drive time hours of Jazz Matinee. This popular radio show features everything under the umbrella of the great American art form known as jazz, paying particular attention to local, regional, and emerging artists. As both a writer and musician, Williamson brings to the program an ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeff Holmes Quartet: Of One's Own

Read "Of One's Own" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's not the job of liner notes to critically appraise the recording for which they were written. Liner notes are supposed to be laudatory, occasionally hagiographic, but they're never meant to critique. That's the job of the review. Reviews don't make good liner notes and vice versa. Exceptions prove rules, however. So congratulations must go to ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jason Moran, Tarus Mateen and Nasheet Waits in Worcester, MA on November 9th

Jason Moran, Tarus Mateen and Nasheet Waits in Worcester, MA on November 9th

Worcester, MA: Blue Note recording artist and composer Jason Moran will perform in Worcester, MA on Friday, November 9, 2012. Jazz Pianist and Composer Jason Moran was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more. Learn ...

Chris Botti Blows into Worcester!

Chris Botti Blows into Worcester!

Legendary Jazz Trumpeter, Chris Botti, Blows into Worcester! One Night Only - May 15, 2010 - Presented by Music Worcester

Worcester, MA, May 3, 2010 -- Music Worcester, Inc. presents jazz trumpet great, Chris Botti and Band on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, 8PM. Sponsored by Fletcher, Tilton and Whipple, ...

The Tierney Sutton Band Scheduled to Jazz up Worcester in Smooth Style!

The Tierney Sutton Band Scheduled to Jazz up Worcester in Smooth Style!

Music Worcester presents The Tierney Sutton Band - One Night Only - Saturday, May 8, Tuckerman Hall (Tuckerman St., Worcester) 8PM.

The Tierney Sutton Band features legendary Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band of amazing, instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker.

From humble beginnings as a Wisconsin-born choir girl (unexposed ...