Mark's live performances include many great traditional Delta Blues numbers with a Chicago Blues slant that transforms each tune into a tour de force. Included are the blazing flat-picking techniques that grabbed audiences in Mark's Bluegrass days; the hot slide guitar playing that creates a mood and timbre change in each set; and the showmanship that he has developed from 25 years of experience as a band front man.
Cabaret Open Mic Feature: Matthew Romero; Pianist: Tom LaMark; Host: Leslie Holmes
Matt has performed, choreographed, and directed at many theatres in his native California and the greater Boston area. He was most recently seen in New Repertory Theatre's production of RENT, and before that as Angel in Dream Out Loud Productions' RENT at the BCA Plaza Theater, a performance that earned him an IRNE award nomination. Other favorite credits include Mickey in Blood Brothers (EMACT Award, Best Lead Actor in a Musical) with Marblehead Little Theater.
"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out! www.tedknowlton.com
Our featured act this week is our own Fancy Al Cath, and rumors hold he will be bringing a killer backing band. Al is a brilliant guitar player and an important member of our community. It's going to be a great night.
Judith's stories include explorations into the mythic and dissections of the minuscule, with traditional and original material available for all age groupings. Well known for stories sculpted from her own observed life, subjects such as patient (or the attempt at it) parenting, disasters in dating land, and even helping elders through their last journey, are no strangers to her repertoire.
Jazz Show & Jam Hosted by Daryl Lowery & Berklee Faculty
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!!
Snowhaus is an indie rock band out of Framingham Ma featuring Kevin FItzgerald, Zach Bloomstein, Nathan Galloway, NIck Gencarella, and Will Lynch. They formed in the summer of 2012 and gigged steadily throughout the summer around Boston and Framngham.
Five O'Clock Shadow, the all-vocal rock band from Boston, is living proof that a band without instruments can still rock! Using the same tech wizardry that guitarists have been using since the dawn of rock, Dan, Oren, Paul, and Caleb morph their voices into shredding guitar riffs and soaring solos right before your very ears.
Our Holiday Craft Fair is now a successful local tradition. This being our fourth Holiday and Fine Arts Bazaar just keeps getting better and better. Many crafters old and new have brought their fabulous holiday crafts, along with holiday cheer and good old fashioned socializing. Join us on Facebook, where you will find other colossal entertainment and arts.