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Aaron Freeman: The Marvelous Clouds Tour

An Evening with Aaron Freeman. Aaron performs an equal mix of Ween favorites and songs from his new solo album, Marvelous Clouds. A splendid evening, guaranteed!

Aaron (former front man for Ween) is embarking on his first-ever tour as ‘Aaron Freeman’, performing his “amazing” (SPIN) solo record, 'Marvelous Clouds' (Partisan Records) in its entirety, as well as favorites from the Ween catalog.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:30

Natraj 25th Anniversary Concert with Special Guest, T. K. Ramakrishnan

Natraj seamlessly melds the classical music of India, traditional music from West Africa, and contemporary jazz to create its own adventurous and infectious style. Selected as Boston’s Best Jazz Band by the Improper Bostonian, Natraj captivates and excites audiences with its exotic textures, accessible melodies, and rhythmic energy.

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 19:30

Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar - Daniel Rotem

Enjoy the unique jazz stylings of a promising young saxophone player. In 2009, the Berklee College of Music World Tour arrived in Israel and after attending auditions, saxophonist Daniel Rotem was awarded a full-tuition scholarship. In May 2011, Rotem started full-time studies at the Berklee College of Music towards a degree in music and jazz performance. He's spent two semesters on the school's dean's list.

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/23/2012 - 18:00

Regatabar Kids' Summer Music Series:Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys

Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The “Nessa Groupies” sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, and can’t get enough of her two award-winning children's CDs, 'Carnival Day' and 'Hot Air Balloon.'

Event Date: 
Sun, 07/22/2012 - 16:30

Luisa Maita

Sultry, seductive and infused with that inimitable samba swing, the music of Luísa Maita embodies the modern spirit of Brazil. She has been called the "New Voice of Brazil" by NPR and recently was recognized as Brazil's "Best New Artist" by the Brazilian Music Awards, the equivalent of a GRAMMY. Inspired by the bustling urban life found in her native city of São Paulo, her music has a contemporary vibe with influences from alternative pop and down tempo electronic music melded with an acoustic foundation deeply rooted in samba, bossa nova and MPB.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 19:30

Jonah Smith Boston CD release show; Opening Act:Mieka Pauley solo

Images of love, war, natural disaster and political awakening weave through Jonah Smith’s new album, Lights On. Its stories travel from country to city as we are taken from a lone man ice fishing in “Cabin Fever” to a New Year’s Eve celebration in Brooklyn for the song “Mrs. Cooper.” The peripatetic nature of these songs makes sense, considering that many were written while Smith was in motion, traveling the country to promote his then current release, Jonah Smith.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 19:30


The award winning Ameranouche Trio (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) is the premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Rienhardt. This rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, mixed with soul, flamenco, and bebop influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz from 1930 or a funk-inspired original tune, Ameranouche is the sound of gypsy jazz in the 21st century.

Event Date: 
Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:30

Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar - Yakir Arbib

Yakir was born in Jerusalem and started playing classical piano at the age of 4, and when he was 7 years old he enrolled at Tel Aviv's "Stricker Conservatory Of Music" in which he studied between the years 1996 and 2007, where he also took flute and trumpet aside the piano for several years.

Event Date: 
Mon, 07/16/2012 - 18:00

Regattabar Kids' Summer Music Series:Bill Harley

A two-time Grammy award-winning artist, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. His work spans the generation gap, reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves.

Event Date: 
Sun, 07/15/2012 - 16:30

Grand Fatilla

A world fusion quartet spanning ages of folkloric styles of music from across the globe. Grand Fatilla consists of bassist Mike Rivard, electric mandolinist Matt Glover, accordionist Roberto Cassan and percussionist and singer Fabio Pirozzolo.

Grand Fatilla jumps from Argentine Tangos to Italian Tarantellas...from Turkish sacred Sufi songs to Irish reels...Moroccan trance to Bulgarian dance music, all performed with an emphasis on improvisational group interplay and playful spontaneity.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 19:30


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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