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FOR ORNETTE: A Night Dedicated to the Life, Music and Spirit of the Great Saxophonist Ornette Coleman

$10 cover @ the door ($5 students)

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/21/2015 - 20:00


Join us for a live performance to celebrate the simultaneous releases of Heather Frasco's debut EP, "Between Us" and Dan Martinelli's debut, "All The Smoke Is Gone." Both artists will be playing songs from their new albums, along with some special guests.

Dan Martinelli:  
Heather Frasco:

 Steve Rondo and Becca Goldberg will open the night.

$10 cover @ the door / Doors open @ 5pm

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/21/2015 - 17:00

Playing for the Planet - Strings Theory Trio + Suchita Rao + Astronauts of Albania

For information, please call 781-396-0734, or visit the event website at

For information, please call 781-396-0734, or visit the event website at
Event Date: 
Sat, 11/07/2015 - 19:00

Katherine Weintraub Saxophone Concert at Unitarian Universalist Society, Amherst

TIME & LOCATION: 7:30pm, Unitarian Universalist Society, 121 N. Pleasant St., Amherst

ARTISTS: UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance Guest Artist Katherine Weintraub, saxophone, and Professor Nadine Shank, piano

MUSIC: Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIIb, Karlheinz Stockhausen: In Freundschaft, Fernande Decruck: Sonata, and Frank Martin: Ballade

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 19:30

"Strings Attached"

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Are there certain soul songs that just "touch" you a bit more? It might be the way soul music uses string sections to add "that certain something" that really makes it memorable. Join host Tom Shaker as we listen to those great songs that don't adhere to the old saying "no strings attached."
It all starts at 7pm!

Dr. Kenneth Geiser

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 10:30pm

Dr. Kenneth Geiser is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  Dr. Geiser is one of the authors of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act and served as Director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute from its founding in 1990 to 2003. His research and writing focus on pollution prevention and cleaner production, toxic chemicals management, international chemicals policy and green chemistry.  He has served on various advisory committees for the U.S.

Ted Gioia & Dave Goulson

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 9:00pm

“Strangers in the night…”. Love songs have been sung since ancient times, but they have often been marginalized and considered radical and disruptive. From Assyrian marriage songs to the crooning of Sinatra and beyond, we all enjoy love songs. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with TED GIOIA, author and music historian about his wonderful new book LOVE SONGS: THE HIDDEN HISTORY. Tonight we talk about those rowdy and lusty troubadours!

"The Why Not" - The Why

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Why is a chamber-jazz quartet lead by Bert Seager, American jazz pianist, composer, recording artist, and educator. The Why also features cello, upright bass, and hand percussion and together reveal new ways to hear dance rhythms from many cultures. The music makes one wonder what Schubert would have sounded like had he lived in Peru and played odd meters, or if Ravel had lived in Ghana and had been able to improvise over chord changes.

Kamasi Washington in LA

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington, 34, has been working on releasing his now three-CD, nearly three-hour, choir-and-strings-assisted album The Epic for the better part of five years now. Even longer, if you consider how long his 10-piece working band has known each other: Most of its members, known collectively as The Next Step or The West Coast Get Down, have known each other since at least high school decades ago in South Central Los Angeles, and in some instances well before that.

Mark Murphy

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz great Mark Murphy talks about his advice to his vocal students to listen to jazz drummers to improve their scat singing.


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