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People Get Ready - The Music of Curtis Mayfield

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Curtis Mayfield was born 70 years ago this week. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life of a soul legend this Monday. From the early Chicago soul scene to the music of the Impressions to the soundtrack of SuperFly and so much more, Curtis Mayfield’s musical legacy is featured on this edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!

Enter Stage Left Spring Choral Concert

Enter Stage Left Theater will be presenting Sounds of Spring, a concert featuring ESL adult choir The Treblemakers and teen chorus Tone Deft Too

The concert will feature a variety of music, including Broadway songs, traditional music, old standards, and pop/rock favorites.

Tickets are $12.00 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and are available at the door or at

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the Local Cultural Council of Upton.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 15:00

"Jazz at Vernissage" - Monthly Jam Sessions / Open Mic

Every last Thursday of a month we invite you to join us for the JAM SESSION / OPEN MIC

This Month Host: Sergei Ioannisyan Group

Jam Session is the place where music is created in front of your eyes, Where musicians come together to play in most unpredictable settings and where creativity and spontaneity reigns.

If you play - Bring Your Instruments!!!!

If you don't - Bring a Good Mood and Have Fun With Us!!!!

Gen Adm. $5 - We also offer 10% dinner discount for JazzBoston members

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 20:00


Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:00am

Writer, teacher and mentor JON YOUNG has written a book about looking at birds like no other. WHAT THE ROBIN KNOWS: HOW BIRDS REVEAL THE SECRETS OF THE NATURAL WORLD takes the reader into the world of “deep bird language”.  By learning the behaviors and vocalizations of the birds found immediately around us we can begin to know individual birds. The calls and flights that birds make when a cat on the hunt enters their territory or when a Cooper’s Hawk flies overhead are very different and you can learn these variations.

John Gorka, Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli open

Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song “Where No Monuments Stand” is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

Tickets: $30, members $28

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/30/2012 - 20:00

Peter Bradley Adams (full band), Margaret Glaspy opens

Peter Bradley Adams was formerly one half of the duo, Eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) to DreamWorks Records in 2002. Since then, Adams has released three solo records: "Gather Up", "Leavetaking", and "Traces"; and his set to release his fourth "Between Us", on Mishara Music on June 14th.

"Adams is fast developing as a songwriter who both inspires and questions" - Nic Harcourt / Los Angeles Times Magazine - Jan 2010

One of the “21st-century writers whose songs are worth exploring.” - Wall Street Journal - Nov 2008

Tickets: $18, members $15

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/29/2012 - 20:00

Ashley Jordan & Nemes with special guest Frank Viele

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 19:30

Paul Curreri with special guest Emily Jane White

Tickets: $15, members $13

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 20:00

Berklee American Roots Music series

Made possible by the Sam Eisenson fund for Country music at Berklee.

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 20:00

Falcon Ridge Preview tour with Blair Bodine, Louise Mosrie, ilyamy and Pesky J. Nixon

Tickets: $15, members $13

Event Date: 
Mon, 06/25/2012 - 20:00


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.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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