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Django Reinhardt Festival Allstars featuring Dorado Schmitt Return!

The DJANGO REINHARDT FESTIVAL carries on the legacy of legendary gypsy guitarist DJANGO REINHARDT, but with some new songs and new interpretations keeping it fresh, exciting, cutting-edge…but true to the HOT JAZZ, ROMANTIC, style which has exploded across the US.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 19:30
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 22:00

Hugh Aldersey-Williams & Matthew White

Date: 
Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 9:00pm
Program: 

“Our body is a site of continual invention” writes tonight’s guest on Inquiry, HUGH ALDERSEY-WILLIAMS. His new book ANATOMIES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE HUMAN BODY is a wonderful and surprising look at our bodies and it’s various parts, and what people through the centuries have thought about them.

Terence Blanchard with Miles & Gil: Still Ahead at Monterey Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 6:00pm

Gil Evans was born on May 13, 1912. In three collaborations in the late 1950s, he and his friend Miles Davis — steered their projects into a new era for jazz.

Their first album was Miles Ahead. This Monterey Jazz Festival concert is "Still Ahead," with music from the pair's second and third records, Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.

Debo Band

Debo Band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye.

Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 22:00

"NUMBER #1"

Date: 
Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 7:00pm
Program: 

THE MUSIC & THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL HIGHWAYMEN -- looking back at the half-century career of the 1960s folk group whose recording of "Michael" was the number one song in the world in 1961, and who performed their last concert together in 2008,  some 50 years after they first joined forces.

James Ingram

Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 6:00pm

R&B singer/songwriter James Ingram rose to prominence with the 1982 hit “Baby, Come To Me” (a duet with Patti Austin) and continued a string of successful partnerships with hit-makers including Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, and Barry White. He has been nominated for 14 Grammy awards, including a 1987 win for “Somewhere Out There.” This week Ingram shares the inspiration for his chart-topping collaborations.

Dave Green

Date: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 6:00pm
Program: 

British bassist Dave Green and I recorded this conversation at the 2012 I LOVE JAZZ FESTIVAL in Brazil and discussed his long career playing with everyone from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins, to his band with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Joe Lovano and Us 5

Date: 
Monday, September 9, 2013 - 6:00pm

Saxophonist Joe Lovano, one of the foremost improvisers in jazz today, propels his double-drummer quintet – Us Five – into a polyrhythmic conversation and weaves inspired solos from the Allen Room. Us Five features Joe Lovano (saxophone), GRAMMY® winner Esperanza Spalding (bass), James Weldon (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), Otis Brown III (drums), and Francisco Mela (drums), plus special guests Lionel Loueke (guitar) and Judi Silvano (vocals).

musAner with special guest Aleksan Harutyunyan

musAner is a 10-person ensemble blending jazz orchestration and Armenian folk music. Founded in 2007 by composer and pianist Ara Sarkissian, the group released its first recording in 2009.

Featuring a wide array of musicians from the Boston music scene, the group has presented widely in both jazz circles and general audiences. In addition to the acclaim it has received from audiences and critics in the Boston area, the group has performed to sold-out audiences Italy, Switzerland and New York City.

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/08/2013 - 19:30

Stanley Sagov & The Remembering The Future Jazz Band

Celebrate Stanley Sagov's 10th Appearance at Regattabar with a night of hot and cool jazz with keyboardist, composer and physician Dr. Stanley Sagov and his Remembering the Future Jazz Band featuring John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Gullotti on drums, Robert Douglas Gay on alto sax, Mike Peipman on trumpet, Stan Strickland on sax, flute and vocals and Special Guest vocalist, Wannetta Jackson.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/05/2013 - 19:30

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