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LOUISE VAN AARSEN CD Release "Destiny"

Celebrating the release of her stunning debut album “Destiny”, this Dutch Singer-Songwriter (by day a cancer researcher at Dana Farber Cancer Institute) will impress you with her moving lyrical stories and captivating melodies. Her personal approach to each of her own songs, and the top notch line-up of musicians that bring them to life, guarantee a unique and unforgettable evening. Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist REBECCA PARRIS is co-producer of “Destiny” and will make a special guest appearance.

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:00


So Strong - “I can see clearly now the rain is gone…”

Amidst a new album bursting with hope, joy, romance and inspiration, including eleven songs penned or co-penned by the artist, it’s the Johnny Nash cover “I Can See Clearly Now” that Jonathan Butler elected to record on the So Strong album, his 15th solo collection, that speaks volumes about his outlook after a tumultuous year wrought with immense personal loss, pain and suffering.

Jonathan Butler, No Woman No Cry

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:00


He is a bravura concert artist whose performance of bracingly original repertoire such as "Peace Out” for Improvised Piano and Orchestra and The Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project have earned him prestigious honors (a Guggenheim, a Bogliasco Foundation fellowship, and American Academy of Arts and Letters Award), gratifying residences and appointments (with the St. Louis Symphony, at the Library of Congress, at Harvard and most recently as a Martin Luther King Visiting Scholar at MIT), and the awed applause of critic and audiences alike. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 20:00
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 22:00


Michael Dutra is a man living a very large dream. After just four short years as a professional in the entertainment industry, he takes to the stage more than 300 nights per year, stunning audiences along the East Coast with his dead-on renditions of Frank Sinatra classics. 

Show: $35
Dinner & Show: $77

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:00

AN EVENING WITH DICK FLAVIN Featuring his Bosox Ballads

There is only one Dick Flavin, and we’ve got him! He’s the poet laureate of the Red Sox, he’s won seven Emmy Awards, he’s an award-winning playwright and, best of all, and he’s got a million stories.

As one of America’s most popular public speakers, each year Dick Flavin delivers to the thousands who hear him each year his satirical observations, comedic asides, and amusingly insightful anecdotes drawn from his years as an advisor to political leaders, and drawing from his years in the Boston broadcasting and Washington media markets, no one delivers a punchline like he can.

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 20:00

DOUG JOHNSON CD Release "Live at the Royal Garden"

Featuring Doug Johnson on piano,Edward Perez on bass, Mark Ferber on drums.

Jazz pianist Doug Johnson adores fine wines and five-star cuisine and his music fits right into this elegant and stylish groove. With classic tunes on his most recent CD--Live at the Royal Garden--including Coltrane's "Moment's Notice," Johnny Mercer's "Emily" and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," Johnson presents a gentle, subtle and sophisticated palette that soothes the aesthetic soul.

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $62

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 20:00


"Transition" is the new CD by this supergroup featuring five of the best players in their respective fields today. Every once in a while a band comes together by some magical, magnetic pull of the cosmos and blows everyone away. Produced by Larry Coryell, the "Godfather" of Jazz/Rock fusion, this new CD reflects influences from 60's Jazz to Classic 70's Blues and Fusion. With music and lyrics by Wolfman, Coryell and Bailey, "Transition" is possibly one of the most important new album releases this year. 


Event Date: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 20:00

Ryan Brooks Kelly CD Release Party

Ryan Brooks Kelly is breaking barriers and melding genres and conceiving his own creative presence. His distinctive brand of Crossover Country features his scorching telecaster resonance and smooth-soulful vocal range. His"debut"all original album blends all the traditional forms of Country, Rock, Bluegrass and Blues, branding his own unique style of music. Surrounded by some of the areas hottest young musicians and with the experience of a seasoned veteran, Ryan is ready for a breakthrough in the music industry.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:00

The Pat Travers Band

Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trios during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade.

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 19:00

Boston Blues Society presents "Ladies of the Blues 2012"

The fabulous "Ladies of the Blues" will feature nine guest stars, backed by LYDIA WARREN on guitar.


NICOLE NELSON: The female half of the New York-based duo Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson, she sings a profound blend of American music, which is equal parts 40s jazz, 60s soul and Delta blues.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 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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