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Cabaret - Feature: Mary Crowe; Pianist: Tom LaMark; Host: Leslie Holmes

Mary Crowe is a classically trained singer with a background in art song, oratorio, musical theater and opera as well as theater direction. In 2008 she joined BACA and decided to try her hand at cabaret. With the help of mentor Rebecca Parris, she has reinvented herself into a jazz, blues and cabaret singer .

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/10/2013 - 19:00

Jazz Show & Jam hosted by Ted Knowlton, keyboards

"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out!

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 20:00

Jazz Show & Jam w/ Host Daryl Lowery, sax & Berklee College of Music Faculty

Daryl Lowery, saxophonist, was born and raised in the Metropolitan New York area were he was exposed to Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B and fell in love with these and other African American art forms. Daryl came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory and has since recorded and/or performed with such notables as imortals Dizzy Gilespie and Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake and Boston's funk legend Ellis Hall.

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/02/2013 - 20:00

The Marco Pignataro World Jazzet

The Marco Pignataro World Jazzet brings together the renowned pianist Laszlo Gardony and the virtuoso accordionist Cory Pesaturo for a program with a strong Mediterranean jazz influence.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/27/2013 - 20:00

The Railroad House Band - Bluegrass

Not strictly a Bluegrass band, these guys play a range of material that is Bluegrass based; but pulls in Jazz, Country, Rock, and Blues, and it doesn't stop there. They're just playing tunes they like, and having a blast doing it!

There are six pieces in the band, and the instruments are those typically used in a Bluegrass configuration. Most of of the tunes feature 2, 3, or 4-part vocal harmonies.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 20:00

Semenya McCord Sings Tribute to Billie Holiday, Eric Jackson Narrates

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 15, 1959) lived a life of musical passion and magnetic presence which continues to inspire singers and audiences today. Her ability to deliver popular songs with a memorable understanding of great storytelling lyrics and subtle rhythms touched countless lives worldwide.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/20/2013 - 20:00

The Geoff Bartley / Howie Tarnower Duet (Folk, Blues)

The Geoff Bartley / Howie Tarnower Duet is an exciting new venture for these seasoned musicians. The alchemy is right and their material spans pre-war Country Blues and Delta Blues, traditional folk songs, southern mountain string band music, old-time country music, bluegrass, early jazz, novelty songs, and songs Bartley writes. Most songs feature ragged-but-right vocal harmonies. Geoff's flattop guitar, resonator guitar, and foot are the foundation of each song. They are then embellished with Howie's mandolin and banjo.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 20:00

Rico Barr Tribute to Johnny Mercer

What do Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Fred Astaire, Hoagy Carmichael, Andre Previn, Woody Herman, Jimmy Van Heusen, Benny Carter, Barry Manilow and Henry Mancini have in common? They all composed songs with the timeless lyrics of Johnny Mercer.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:00

Kate Campbell and Carolyn Waters (Folk Blues)

Since making her recording debut in 1995 with the heart-rending Songs From The Levee, singer/songwriter Kate Campbell has since put together a body of work matched only (perhaps) by Emmylou in consistency, Lucinda Williams in terms of pure, wrenching, honest self-examination and self-revelation. Kate Campbell Website

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:00

Sam Baler and Centre Street (Rock, Pop, Blues)

Centre St. is a teenage band that plays jazz-infused rock music. We go for genuine, fun, and enjoyable music with a mix of recognizable covers and originals in many styles. The band consists of Guitar, Keyboard/Saxophone, Bass, and Drums; three of us sing. We like bringing improvisation into our songs and performances to add to the fun and interactivity of the show.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/06/2013 - 08:00


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