Jazz Show & Jam w/ host Joe Raia
Joe Raia grew up in Lexington, MA, and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied saxophone and clarinet with the world-renowned woodwind instructor, the late great Joe Viola, and studied composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Phil Wilson, and Greg Hopkins. A stalwart in the New England blues, R&B and jazz scene, he has performed with many Boston Music Awards winners and nominees, Boston Battle of the Blues Bands winners, and has performed in 11 countries in North America and Europe. In addition to teaching saxophone at WCMS, he is also a woodwind instructor for the Wellesley Public Schools.
The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick's with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you're a pro or a student, you'll have a great time.
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!!
Ticket Prices: $6 ($5 Mem)