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The Music of Bud Powell and Earl Hines

Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

The story of the modern jazz piano can be heard in the hands of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Earl "Bud" Powell. Hines worked with Louis Armstrong and brought a new dimension from ragtime. Powell's inventive, emotional soloing brought the piano into the bebop era. Pianist Marcus Roberts and his nonet take us through theses innovators of piano with songs such as "Bubbling Over" and "Dance of the Infidels."


Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

The Mingus Orchestra: Better Get It In Your Soul at St. Bartholomew's Church

Friday, February 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Charles Mingus (1922-79) wrote, ". . . it is time our children were raised to think they can play bassoon, French horn, English horn, full percussion, violin, cello. If we so-called jazz musicians who are composers, the spontaneous composers, started including these instruments in our music, it would open everything up. This acoustic concert, held on the weekend of the annual Charles Mingus High School Competition in New York, effectively follows through on his premise.

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy

Attila Glatz Concert Productions presents "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy," the international concert phenomenon featuring Nobuo Uematsu and Masashi Hamauzu’s stirring music from the award-winning video game Final Fantasy. The concert will be conducted by Grammy Award-winning artist Arnie Roth, accompanied by Boston's Video Game Orchestra (VGO) and Choir Força, with Final Fantasy composer Masashi Hamauzu in attendance.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 20:00

notloB Folk Concerts present Kimberly Fraser, Brian Conway & Mark Simos

notloB Folk Concerts presents three of the finest traditional musicians of their genre – Kimberly Fraser (Cape Breton), Brian Conway (Sligo) and Mark Simos (Irish, Southern old-time, New England, Quebeçois, bluegrass, and Klezmer.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 20:00

The Magic Triangle Jazz Series

Bezanson Recital Hall

The Magic Triangle Jazz Series begins its 24th season with its first-ever double bill featuring: Frank Lacy: trombone, Andrew Drury: drums and Kevin Ray: bass, AND, The Ray Anderson Trio, featuring: Ray Anderson: trombone, Dean Johnson: bass and Eric McPherson: drums.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/23/2012 - 20:00

The Ricky Alfonso Group

Trumpeter and vocalist Ricky Alfonso pays homage to Miles Davis, Lee Morgan and Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and a unique and personal vocal style. Ricky has worked with many jazz luminaries including Mario Pavone, Fred Simmons, Ed Blackwell, Joe Fonda and the great Bill Barron while he was adjunct jazz trumpet instructor at Wesleyan University in Middletown CT. Ricky and his group returns for another night of powerful and swinging jazz music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 20:00

Avery Sharp & Charles Neville Duo “From New Orleans to New England”

Avery Sharpe learned both electric and acoustic bass as a teenager, and studied with Reggie Workman at the University of Massachusetts. He played with Wynton Marsalis and Pat Metheny before joining McCoy Tyner’s sextet; from 1984 through 2002 he played with Tyner’s trio. He has also played as a sideman with Archie Shepp, Yusef Lateef, Ricky Ford, Joe Ford, and others. As a leader, he has releases on Sunnyside Records, and several albums on his own label, JKNM. Sharpe is remarkably versatile as a bassist. He plays both bass guitar and upright bass.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:00

Shinbone Alley

Shinbone Alley is three friends: Christopher Biase, Tyler Bussey, and Benedict Gagliardi. The trio came together for the first time at the University of Connecticut in 2009, united by a shared interest in folk music, especially (but not limited to) Irish and American folk songs and fiddle tunes. After months of informally trading songs and tunes, performing everywhere from hootenannies and farmer’s markets to small, lamp-lit house concerts, and with an already-massive repertoire of traditional music in tow, they teamed up to form Shinbone Alley.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 20:00

“Anything Goes!” Open Mic with J-Cherry


Monday, 7:30pm sign-up, 8:00pm start

The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN! This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10.

Suggested donation $3 – 5, pay what you can. Refreshments available.

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