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Randy Runyon & Karma Exchange

NYC ELECTRIC JAZZ

Masterful guitarist and singer Runyon is among the latest crop of very talented and brainy young musicians who play every genre of music all at the same time. This band has elements of great singing and songwriting, and electric jazz in a modern mix. Randy is making quite a name in NYC.

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Event Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 22:00

Live Jazz Dinner Set with Renato Malavasi

EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY Beat Hôtel’s live dinner jazz set features world-class musical artists performing exciting & intimate music as a perfect compliment to food & libations.

AFRO-CUBAN & LATIN JAZZ

Originally from Brazil, Renato Malvasi has been performing with some of the most unique musicians in the New England area since 1999. Alongside these artists, whether in an instrumental project or accompanying a singer, a wide variety of Jazz, Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian styles are constantly on display.

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Event Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 18:30

Live Jazz Brunch with Blake Newman

 EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY Beat Hôtel offers the perfect brunch for adults and kids alike with our scrumptious food, creative brunch libations and great live music!

CLASSIC JAZZ

Bassist and composer Newman was born in New York City and was drawn to music at an early age. He entertained himself for hours on end by playing piano. Blake has always had a flair for the exotic and his musical tastes have been no exception. He’s had the good fortune to be able to explore a wide array of musical traditions with some great musicians.

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Event Date: 
Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:00

Scotch Bonnet

Scotch Bonnet

REGGAE JAZZ & SOUL

Scotch Bonnet plays a fiery blend of reggae, dub, and soul fiercer than any band this side of Kingston, Jamaica and has backed and shared the stage with reggae legends including: Toots Hibbert, Third World, Burning Spear, Ken Boothe, Barrington Levy, Derrick Morgan, Kiddus I, Bob Andy, The Congos, and more.

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Event Date: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 22:00

Live Jazz Dinner Set with Greg Hopkins

EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY Beat Hôtel’s live dinner jazz set features world-class musical artists performing exciting & intimate music as a perfect compliment to food & libations.

JAZZ LEGEND

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 18:30

Julien Kasper

INTERNATIONAL BLUES & JAZZ GUITAR

The international community of blues and jazz fans became aware of Julien Kasper through his work with pianist and Hammond B-3 organist Bruce Katz on their extensive tours throughout the US and Europe. He recorded two CDs with the Bruce Katz Band on Audioquest: Mississippi Moan and Three Feet off the Ground. Julien has also recorded with Mighty Sam McClain: Journey and Soul Survivor on Telarc.

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Event Date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014 - 21:30

Pablo Fagundes

BLUES & JAZZ HARMONICA

Pablo Fagundes began playing diatonic harmonica blues in the night. The blues went to the MPB, and diatonic harmonica to the chromatic, with more features. After graduating from the instrument at the Escola de Música de Brasília, took lessons with master Maurício Einhorn and performed with the Warlock Hermeto Paschoal.

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Event Date: 
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:00

JERRY DOUGLAS with Special Guests: Emy Phelps and Darol Anger

Our favorite dobro player returns to Harvard Sq. performing a rare solo and acoustic show in this intimate Cambridge landmark. Jerry is very likely the most sought after musician on the planet. From Alison Krauss's Union Station to Elvis Costello's acoustic project to the famed Trans-Atlantic Sessions.

Here are a few of his credits:
13 Time Grammy Winner
3 Time Country Music Association MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Distinguished Recipient of the NATIONAL HERITAGE FELLOWSHIP from The National Endowment Of The Arts
Performed on over 2000 albums

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 20:00

UMass Music Program Celebrates 75th Anniversary

In the Concert Hall

An Invitation to the Community:
The community is invited to celebrate the Music Program’s 75th year with a free concert by the Alumni Band, Chorus and Orchestra, which will begin at 4pm on Saturday, April 12 in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. The Alumni Ensembles will perform under the batons of Professors Timothy T. Anderson, Thomas Hannum, James Patrick Miller and Tony Thornton.  Returning to campus will be Professors E. Wayne Abercrombie, John Jenkins, and Malcolm W. Rowell, with guest Tian Hui Ng.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:00

Press Release: 4/4/14 - UMASS MUSIC STUDENTS SCORE BIG TIME

UMASS MUSIC STUDENTS SCORE BIG TIME

In the past few weeks, Department of Music & Dance students have received news of several major successes.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:00

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