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The Boston New Music Initiative

The Boston New Music Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining an international network of composers, performers, conductors, directors, and champions of music in order to generate new music concerts, compositions, collaborations, and commissions.

Incorporated in 2010, the organization aims to advance the careers of its members in the field of new music by serving as a resource for networking, commissioning, collaboration, and programming.

Tickets $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 20:00

Celia Slattery Singers Showcase

Somerville-based singer Celia Slatterys original music weaves elements of jazz, pop and folk/rock with perceptive lyrics inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. The songs touch upon broad-ranging themes including friendship and finding hope in troubled times.

Celia also covers music by songwriters ranging from George Gershwin to Adele. In performance, she provides context for the songs with stories and humor. Celia will be joined for this show by members of her voice studio, TBA. www.celiaslattery.com

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 20:00

Brian Thomas / Alex Lee-Clark Big Band

The Brian Thomas / Alex Lee-Clark Big Band is a 17 Piece Hammond Organ Powered Original Funk/Soul/Hip Hop/Jazz Big Band. This is not your daddy's big band!! (unless your daddy is James Brown or J-Dilla)

Featuring: Beau Sasser, Steve Fell, Dino Govoni, Paul Lieberman, Pete Levesque, Mark Zaleski, Jeff Galindo, Angel Subero, Clayton Dewalt, Trent Austin, Yaure Muniz, Eric Bloom, Jared Sims, and Ted Sullivan.

Tickets $10pp

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 19:00

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Bon Voyage

Join us on the third Sunday of each month for a tasty fare of swinging jazz and great food. Featuring three Berklee College of Music faculty, Diane Wernick (saxophones), Carolyn Wilkins (piano and vocals) and Skip Smith (bass), and also Phil Neighbors of the Harvey Finstein School of Music at Lasell College.

So sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious brunch to the sounds of Bon Voyage. Complimentary parking available in two lots. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

No Cover

 

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/17/2013 - 10:00

Never Say Never

Funky standards, bluesy originals, moving grooves, instrumental jams; bring your dancing shoes! Come out and celebrate with the Never Say Never Band, for a very special pre Valentine's Day evening.

As a part of this special evening, "The World Jazz Ensemble" a group from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School will open the show with some awesome Latin Jazz! This group just returned last month from performing at the Pananma Jazz Festival! This will be a night to remember!!!!

Tickets $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:30

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Yoko Miwa

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/10/2013 - 10:00
Sun, 02/24/2013 - 10:00

Black Sea Salsa Band

The full 15-piece group is back for the annual Holiday Mambo! We've supercharged a few seasonal favorites, and added them to our high-energy mix of original Latin Jazz and Blues, so hitch up the sleigh and head on over!

Tickets $12pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 21:00
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 21:00

Nate Aronow

Original vocal and instrumental funk, jazz, R&B, Latin and Trance. Some unexpected twists, a bit of humor, a touch of attitude, and a whole lotta fun!

Nate Aronow: keys and vocals
Steve Lamb: Guitar
Jeff Jones: bass and vocals
Barry Lit: drums
Akili Jamal Haynes: trumpet
Doug Sondak: sax and flute

Tickets $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 20:30

Bruce Bartlett Trio

The streets are paved with guitar players in this age-old town. You can see them as you walk around -- their tuning pegs and whammy bars sticking up through the pavement, their hands frozen in the shape of a Jimmy Page lick. The ones left standing tend to be pretty good. And then there's Bruce Bartlett. It's no exaggeration to say that Bruce is a pillar of jazz-funk-blues guitar culture in this intensely jazzy, funky, bluesy place.

Admission: $7pp ($5 w/Student ID)

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 20:30

Diane Blue & Friends, featuring Sax Gordon

Boston's DIANE BLUE has the "whole package" - she is a strong vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd pleasing entertainer. Voted Outstanding Female Singer in The Blues Audience 2011 Readers Poll, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong, confident attack and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 21:00

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