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Songwriter Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts Amy Herrera, Ian Fitzgeral

One Friday each month (unless otherwise noted), The Vanilla Bean Café offers a warm and intimate listening room for artists in a monthly music series called Songwriter Sessions.

Hosted by Lisa Martin, the series is dedicated to the craft of songwriting. Each performer is required to write a song based on a theme chosen by the previous month’s audience.

Newly crafted songs are presented in round three of the evening’s series which features three local or regional songwriters

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 19:00

Chris Smither

Chris Smither is an acclaimed acoustic roots singersongwriter whose career spans 40 years, 12 albums, and 3 DVDs. His most recent CD is TIME STANDS STILL. He tours worldwide, performing at clubs, concert halls and festivals in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. His songs have appeared in various films and on TV shows and have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Diana Krall, among others.

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/05/2013 - 20:00

Faculty Cello Recital

Astrid Schween, cello with guest pianist Randall Hodgkinson

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Musical works by Beethoven, Debussy & Franck

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 16:00

The Jazz Composers Alliance Celebrates Jimi Hendrix

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra will present a program of creative music, by, associated with and about Jimi Hendrix, featuring arrangements/compositions for the 18 piece JCA Orchestra by composers Gil Evans, David Harris, Hiro Honshuku, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, and Norm Zocher. Hendrix has had a huge impact on popular music, and the JCA is looking forward to celebrating his contributions.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 20:00

Lou Borelli Octet plays First Tuesday Jazz Night at Nick's

The Lou Borelli Octet plays mostly original arrangements from the Dave Pell Octet.

No Cover. 

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 19:30

Winter Jazz Festival - Lou Borelli Octet

 The Lou Borelli Octet plays mostly original arrangements from the Dave Pell Octet.

No Cover. 

Event Date: 
Sun, 01/13/2013 - 15:00 to 19:00

Deana Martin

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 12:00pm

Join host Al Dean as he interviews Deana Martin -- singer, actor, performer, best-selling author and very proud daughter of iconic entertainer, Dean Martin.  Deana will discuss her very successful career, her CD's and her memoirs of Dean and the Rat Pack.

Keri Anderson & The Big Lonesome!

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 21:00

Blues band "The Rusty Mics!"

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 21:00

Clayton Willoughby's Travelling Vaudeville Show!

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:00


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