For nearly half a century, Roomful of Blues has been delivering its signature blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and R&B to euphoric audiences all over the world.
To commemorate and celebrate their 45th anniversary, the band hosted a three-day party in March of 2013 at one of their favorite haunts, The Ocean Mist, in Matunuck, Rhode Island. The band blew the doors off the packed club, playing to roaring ovations each night.
An award-winning, young jazz songstress, Cécile McLorin Salvant has dazzled audiences around the world with her expressive style and masterful vocal technique. Winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk Competition in Washington D.C., Cécile has been called a "true and remarkable jazz singer…a young jazz prodigy," by Paris Hot Club Magazine.
Tigran is a young Armenian jazz pianist. His first album, A Fable, was released in 2011. It sold impressively for an instrumental album with 30,000 units. It received acclaim throughout including winning a French Grammy award in 2011.
Tigran’s unique profile displays dazzling piano dexterity with an undeniably profound sense of composition. He’s equally at ease with jazz, classical music, Armenian popular repertoire, rock, heavy metal, or avant-garde.
Omar Sosa’s new project began as a commission from the Barcelona Jazz Festival in 2009. The assignment: to compose and produce a tribute performance to Miles Davis’ classic recording, Kind Of Blue, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Inspired by various musical elements and motifs from Kind Of Blue, Omar wrote a suite of music honoring the spirit of freedom in Davis’ seminal work.
Jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan has been thrilling audiences across the globe with her powerful 3 ½ octave range and her amazing stage presence. She has a style that is uniquely her own. Born of a Mexican mother who sang in Operettas in Mexico and an Irish father who sang classical tenor in many languages, she was simply born to sing.
Last year, The Pierre Hurel Trio reunited at the Regattabar for a performance marking the 10th anniversary of their landmark CD, The Crush. Hailed by The Boston Globe’s Steve Greenlee as “Boston’s most sensitive working group”, the Trio was included in The Boston Globe's short list of the 10 Best Shows of 2003 alongside Norah Jones and Dave Brubeck.
This performance will celebrate the release of their new CD, Portrait, which includes eight new original compositions by Pierre Hurel.
Mallu Magalhaes is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and musician who has emerged as one of Brazil’s most beloved musical talents. Mallu joined forces with world-class producer Mário Caldato Jr., whose résumé includes works with the Beastie Boys, Jack Johnson, and Beck, among others. She recorded her first album of 12 original songs and the self-titled, independently released work ended up being one of that year’s most significant releases in South America.
Pat Martino began playing guitar when he was twelve years old and left school in tenth grade to devote himself to music. Martino moved to Harlem to immerse himself in the "soul jazz" played by Willis “Gatortail” Jackson and others. The organ trio concept had a profound influence on Martino's rhythmic and harmonic approach, and he remained in that idiom as a sideman, gigging with Jack McDuff and Don Patterson.
A U2charist is a Christian worship service which features the music of the Irish rock band, U2 played by a 6 piece, professional, live band.
Members of the band include the Rev. Lisa Durkee, pastor of First Congregational Church of West Brookfield (lead vocals), and Willie Sordillo, administrator of the Pastoral Excellence Network and Music Coordinator of Jazz Worship at Old South Church in Boston (saxophone).
All ages are welcome. Teen youth groups are especially invited!