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Coco Montoya

Over the course of his 30-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya's explosive guitar playing and soul-driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya has forged his reputation through years of hard work and constant touring.

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 19:30

Jason Yeager Trio with special guest Aubrey Johnson

Boston area-native and New York-based pianist/composer Jason Yeager's music is deeply expressive and multi-faceted. Mentored by jazz pianists Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch and Ran Blake, Yeager's evolving musical personality reflects his love of jazz and improvisation combined with a deep interest in exploring many of the world's great musical styles and traditions. His music is jazz, featuring plenty of improvisation, while incorporating diverse musical elements such as Vietnamese Buddhist chant-inspired melodies, drum 'n' bass rhythms, classical music, Argentine folk styles and more.

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:30

Robert Glasper Experiment-Black Radio Tour

With Black Radio, the Experiment band has fully arrived. Featuring Glasper on piano and Fender Rhodes, Casey Benjamin on vocoder and saxophone, Derrick Hodge on electric bass, and Chris Dave on drums, the band is plugged in and open source. Each of the band members is prodigiously talented and lives naturally in multiple musical worlds, distilling countless influences into a singular voice. "That's what makes this band unique," says Glasper. "We can go anywhere, literally anywhere, we want to go.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:30

Eguie Castrillo & his Orchestra

Ever since he moved to the United States from his native Puerto Rico, percussionist Eguie Castrillo has been fulfilling his childhood dream: becoming a successful and world renowned percussionist. Castrillo has performed and recorded with prominent world music figures such as Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Winwood, Blood Sweat & Tears, Arturo Sandoval, the Boston Pop, Donna Summer, Paquito D'Rivera, KC and the Sunshine Band, Celia Cruz, and Michael Brecker, just to name a few.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 19:30

Dana Fuchs Duo

At the age of 12 Dana Fuchs joined the First Baptist Gospel Choir and was singing, shouting, and praising the lord every week in a small black church on the outskirts of town. At 16 she was fronting a popular local band at a roadside Holiday Inn. It was the beginning of a hunger for singing and the stage that Wildwood, Florida couldn't possibly satiate. Soon she was headed north telling friends and family she was "going to New York to sing the blues."

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 19:30

Guy Davis

He's got some Blind Willie McTell and some Fats Waller, some Buddy Guy and some Taj Mahal. He's got some Zora Neale Hurston and some Garrison Keillor. He's a musician, composer, actor, director and writer. But most importantly - Guy Davis is a bluesman. The blues permeate every corner of Davis' creativity. Throughout his career, he has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance pieces. 

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 19:30

Tao: The Way of the Drum

Wow! With breathtaking power, explosive percussion and spectacle, Tao is a fusion of unrivaled Taiko drumming and extraordinary athletes that creates an unforgettable performance. When the drummers beat their huge 6 foot, 880 pound drums, the stage explodes with mind boggling images of power and awe inspiring sound...

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:00

Dane Vannatter - Stage Door Live

Dane has been acclaimed by reviewers at The New York Post, The Boston Globe and BackStage for a style that “blends facets of cabaret and jazz with intelligence and care.” The Boston Globe remarks, “Dane Vannatter’s distinctive style leaves an imprint on whatever music he sings. His voice has a floating quality that gets in your head and won’t leave….his music is a swinging, soaring adventure!”

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012 - 19:30

Natalia Zukerman: Stage Door Live

Described by NPR as “an example of the finest Americana.” Natalia combines her unique slide guitar playing style with seductive vocals, a painter’s observing eye, unapologetic writing, and sharp wit. Zukerman’s music is as riddled with urban restlessness as it is grounded in rootsy warmth – a welcome contradiction.

STAGE DOOR LIVE!
We welcome you to step through our red stage door on Spring Street and find the Zeiterion stage transformed into an intimate concert club with great music. A full bar is available.

Tickets: $20

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 19:30

Faculty Percussion Recital Ayano Kataoka, percussion

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

GUEST ARTISTS:
Sharif Mamoun & Joshua Perry, percussion; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello & Jerry Noble, piano

REPERTOIRE:
Includes music by Stuart S. Smith: Castine for marimba & amplified off-stage voice, Alejandro Viñao: Book of Grooves, Vincent Calianno: The Light elusive & others

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 20:00

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