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Gato Barbieri

Mystical yet fiery, passionately romantic yet supremely cool – you hear those first few notes from that instantly recognizable tenor, and know you’re in the unique musical world of Argentinean Gato Barbieri.

His enduring career has covered virtually the entire jazz landscape, from free jazz with trumpeter Don Cherry and avant-garde in the mid-’60s, to film scoring and his ultimate embrace of Latin music throughout the ’70s and ’80s.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 19:30
Sat, 04/27/2013 - 22:00

Johnny A.

Only the finest musicians have the ability to capture the nuances of life in sound, which puts Johnny A. in a very exclusive group of six-stringers that includes Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix.

The secret is his blend of melody, sonic definition, technique and that indefinable-yet-tangible quality called "soul." Audio / Video Clips  Artist Official Website

Tickets: $20

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/26/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 04/26/2013 - 22:00


Entrain has recorded seven albums, all of which have been praised for their ability to shift effortlessly between musical styles - from rock, blues, calypso and ska, to zydeco, jazz and funk - often within the same song.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/19/2013 - 19:30

Yoko Miwa Trio

Miwa, who has spent the past decade honing the most musical trio sound on the Boston jazz scene, is an artist with a unique sound, style and meaning to her fans.

In July 2012, her trio released their major label debut CD in Japan titled Act Naturally, and she toured Japan with her trio to rave reviews.

In 2011 she was appointed Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and played sold-out shows in Boston and NYC.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:30

Nando Michelin & Sissy Castrogiovanni

Nando Michelin and Sissy Castrogiovanni join forces to celebrate both Nando's CD Reencontro featuring Esperanza Spalding, being released as a special edition in Japan, and Sissy’s debut CD release Intra lu munnu.

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 19:30

Michel Camilo Trio

A Grammy, Emmy, and Latin Grammy Award winner, Camilo has been a featured soloist, arranger and composer with the Danish Radio Big Band and has appeared as soloist with numerous prominent symphony orchestras, often performing classical repertoire and his own compositions.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 19:30
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 22:00

Gerald Clayton CD Release show

Gerald Clayton is a jazz pianist and composer born in Utrecht, Netherlands and raised in Southern California. He is the son of bassist/bandleader John Clayton and the nephew of multi-instrumentalist wind player Jeff Clayton.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 19:30

Tre Corda

Whether reinventing jazz standards, breathing fresh life into classical repertoire, or premiering their own original works, Tre Corda generates a compelling sound all its own. Their works blend composition and improvisation in new and unexpected ways, using the musical vocabulary of classical composers like Bartok and Stravinsky, as well as songs and ideas from the worlds of jazz and popular musics.

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 19:30

McCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Gary Bartz

McCoy Tyner's blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand, has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music.

His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Audio/Video Clip  Artist Official Website

Tickets: $38 early show, $35 later show 

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 19:30
Fri, 04/05/2013 - 22:00
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 19:30
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:00

Jackie Ryan CD Release Show for "Listen Here" ***POSTPONED***

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.

Her style includes an amazing range from gospel and blues to Brazilian Bossa Novas. From Latin to Bebop, from Vocalese to the most heartfelt ballads.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:30


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