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Jazz Show & Jam hosted by Ted Knowlton, keyboards

"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken Steiner & 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, 06/11/2013 - 20:00

Jazz Show and Jam Hosted by Daryl Lowery & Berklee Faculty

The first hour of the event is a concert, featuring the host band - some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond.

After the first hour, we open it up to the "jammers" who get the opportunity sit in and hone their skills trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!!

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 20:00

The New Black Eagle Jazz Band

The world famous Black Eagles, celebrating their 42nd year, capture the spirit and energy of classical jazz - from  rags  and blues to familiar pop tunes and early swing - music made famous by such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. In the words of the N.Y. Times' music critic John Wilson, "the Black Eagles are so far ahead of other traditional bands...there is scarcely any basis for comparison." It promises to be a high-powered and joyful evening.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/28/2013 - 20:00

Scamps Comedy Presents: Bob Seibel

Bob Seibel's press kit reads "Buffoon," and that's an accurate description of the lifetime class clown from the working class city of Lynn, who headlines the standup comedy show tonight.

The son of German immigrants, Seibel tried factory work and school teaching before he discovered he could get paid for making people laugh. A quarter-century later, he's still one of the most requested standup acts in New England, headlining top clubs and events, as well as working in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/22/2013 - 20:00

Pamela Hines

Pamela Hines has been a prolific and consistent presence in American jazz as a pianist and composer. She has received national and international critical acclaim for edgy instrumental compositions that contribute to the jazz history and art of the trio, quartet and quintet and for jazz originals for vocalists that are more at home in the American Songbook.

Ticket Prices: $18 (Stu/Sen $17, Mem $15 Child U12 $9)

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/21/2013 - 20:00

Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos (Rock/Pop Blues)

"Heart-hitting - Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos are a group whose new songs sound as if they should be on country or pop radio ... fresh and emotionally charged, as though Juliet were a long-lost sister of Lucinda Williams" - Steve Morse

"Power player - a voice that's both sweet and strong. Singer and songwriter Juliet Simmons has a strong, sweet voice that evokes Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams and a range that can do equal justice to everything from high-energy rock to mellow country-tinged ballads." - Jon Marcus, MySecretBoston

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 20:00

Natraj featuring special guest Indian classical vocal maestro Madhuvanti Bhide

Discover the exhilarating music that emerges when tradition-rooted but adventurous Indian classical voice mingles with an emotive raga-influenced saxophone and an inventive, hard-driving rhythm section!

In this performance, world-jazz veterans Natraj team up with Indian classical vocal maestro Madhuvanti Bhide for an evening of exciting interplay and a contemporary approach to Indian and African influenced music.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 20:00

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines w/ Rich Brown opening

W.C. Handy Award Winners Paul Rishell & Annie Raines heat up the stage with their fiery blues.

Steel guitarist Rishell, who played with the legendary Son House, is a master of the intricate and rhythmic fingerpicking styles of Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Robert Johnson. He sings with a depth and resonance that will liquefy your bones.

Raines, hailed everywhere as the world's best female blues harmonica player, sings her own blues songs and also plays mandolin and piano.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 20:00

Mae Buckley's Live - Jazz Five

Local songstress Mae Buckley brings a sophisticated sensibility to the American songbook: one that belies her young career and immediately marks her as a kindred spirit among older jazz souls.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 14:00

Jim's Big Ego (Alternative Rock)

Perform a Google search for "the Greatest Band in the History of Recorded Music" and you will get only one result: Jim's Big Ego. Hailing from the small New England town of Boston, Massachusetts, Jim's Big Ego has carved a unique place in the the music world by rocking harder, fresher, louder, sweeter and better than everyone else.

Jim's Big Ego's secret to awesomeness is singer, songwriter, and all around super-genius, Jim Infantino. Armed with the innate ability to create songs that are more brilliant than all others in history, Infantino gives the band the gift of greatness.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 20:00


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