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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson Opening at Huntington Theatre Company in Boston on Friday, March 9

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson Opening at Huntington Theatre Company in Boston on Friday, March 9

Huntington Theatre Company is presenting August Wilson's award-winning play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the Boston University Theatre, from March 9 through April 8, 2012. The play is part of Wilson's Century Cycle, and was Wilson's first Broadway hit. In the play, legendary 1920s blues singer Ma Rainey and her musicians gather in a run-down Chicago studio ...

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Jazz Pianist Ramsey Lewis Playing at Scullers Jazz Club on March 8-9

Jazz Pianist Ramsey Lewis Playing at Scullers Jazz Club on March 8-9

Jazz pianist, composer and legend Ramsey Lewis brings his Sun Goddess Tour to Scullers Jazz Club in Boston on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 2012. Joining Ramsey on the tour is Henry Johnson, Tim Grant, Joshua Ramos and Charles Heath. Show times are 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. both nights. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased ...

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Jazz Drummer Kendrick Scott, Live from Berklee's Cafe 939, on March 8

Jazz Drummer Kendrick Scott, Live from Berklee's Cafe 939, on March 8

Famed jazz drummer Kendrick Scott is performing a live concert at Cafe 939 in Boston's Back Bay. The show is part of the new collaboration between York area jazz station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, NPR, and Berklee College of Music, designed to to showcase Berklee alumni. Read the full press release here. The show is sold out ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Cape Cod Trumpeter Lou Colombo Dies

Our prayers, sorrow and appreciation go out to the family of Lou Colombo, legendary jazz trumpet player on Cape Cod, who died in a car accident in Ft. Meyer, Florida this week. The Brockton-born musician played on Monday nights for decades at the family-owned Roadhouse Cafe in Hyannis, building a faithful clientele who loved top flight jazz. ...

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Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Concert at Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod This Friday, March 2

Jazz drummer Bart Weisman and his Klezmer Swing group are performing at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod this Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Art Gallery. Tickets are $18 / $15 for members, and can be purchased online or by calling 508-428-0669. The group includes Monica Rizzio on violin and ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Lawrence Morris Brings a Conduction to New England Conservatory on March 2

Lawrence “Butch" Morris brings his unique talents as composer, conductor, arranger, and performer to the New England Conservatory on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission and $18 for students, and can be ordered onlline. Morris is recognized internationally as the principal theorist and practitioner in the evolution of Conduction® (a term ...

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SF Jazz Collective Performs at UMass/Amherst on Thursday, March 1

SF Jazz Collective Performs at UMass/Amherst on Thursday, March 1

The acclaimed SF Jazz Collective performs at the Fine Arts Center at University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the concert can be purchased online or at the door. Hailing from Puerto Rico, New York, Venezuela, Philadelphia, New Zealand, and Israel, the Collective's multi-cultural lineup mirrors the explosion of jazz ...

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Magic Triangle Jazz Series Presents Two Trombone Trios at UMass/Amherst on Thursday, February 23

Magic Triangle Jazz Series Presents Two Trombone Trios at UMass/Amherst on Thursday, February 23

The Magic Triangle Jazz Series, produced by WMUA-91.1FM and the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is presenting Two Trombone Trios in concert on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at Beranson Recital Hall. The double billing features Frank Lacy on trombone; Andrew Drury on drums and Kevin Ray on bass, plus the ...

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Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson Performs at Bond Lounge at Boston's Langham Hotel on February 22

Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson Performs at Bond Lounge at Boston's Langham Hotel on February 22

Respected jazz drummer, band leader and composer Ralph Peterson is performing at the BOND Lounge | Restaurant at the Boston Langham Hotel on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The show is part of the BOND Jazz Experiment, which runs from each Wednesday evening and highlights emerging artists and accomplished performers covering the jazz ...

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Author and Trombonist Samuel Jay Keyser at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 22 with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Jazz trombonist Samuel Jay Keyser is signing copies of his new book, I Married a Travel Junkie, at the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra concert taking place at Scullers Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Keyser is a member of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Professor Emeritus and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at MIT, and author ...