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Mark Marquis

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 2:00pm

On Monday guitarist Mark Marquis drops by. For over 40 years he's been a 'full service' guitarist, playing jazz, blues, rock, world music and more. He's performed with everyone from Maynard Ferguson to Charlie Watts to Freddie Fender. You'll hear some of Mark's acoustic guitar as well when he joins us at 2 pm.

Sugar Blue Band

One of the foremost harmonica players of our times, Grammy award-winning Sugar Blue has been called the Jimi Hendrix or the Charlie Parker of the harmonica, both appropriate names for this revolutionary and eclectic harpist. He bends, shakes, spills flurries of notes with simultaneous precision and abandon, combining dazzling technique with smoldering expressiveness and gives off enough energy to light up several city square blocks.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 20:00

The Queen of Soul

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates Aretha Franklin's 70th birthday on this week's edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!!

Eilen Jewell Band, Opener: Sarah Levecque

Boise-born and Boston-based, Eileen Jewell has quickly distinguished herself as one of the rising stars of a new generation of roots musicians. Her first three albums, Boundary County, Letters from Sinners and Strangers, and Sea of Tears were met with a great deal of acclaim.

Indicative of Jewell's strong following in Europe, The Word in the UK described her as "A voice of real distinction [that] manages to transcend some powerful influences and pierce the fog long enough for her own point of view to emerge."

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 20:00

Rob Carlson, Oen Kennedy & Joel Cage - BR Soundstage

A Special Triple Bill!

Since graduating from Berklee in 1997, Rob Carlson has been hard at work as a songwriter and performer. He has opened for Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Ronnie Earl, Room Full of Blues, James Cotton, Sugar Blue, Vassar Clements, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Luther Johnson and Jimmy Buffet. An award winning songwriter and outstanding guitarist, Rob is a captivating and memorable performer, with a voice that resonates and a writing style that illuminates.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 19:00

John Sebastian

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric. His group The Lovin' Spoonful played a major role in the mid-'60s rock revolution. The Lovin' Spoonful was not his first act, and it certainly wasn't its last. After leaving the Spoonful, he moved into a solo career with performances at Woodstock and its English equivalent the Isle of Wight Festivals. And, of course, "Welcome Back Kotter".

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 20:00

Dana Fuchs and Her Band, Open: A Ton of Blues


Dana Fuchs voice is a powerhouse of Blues-infused original Rock. "Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late-'60s Rolling Stones... Rock'n'roll doesn't get any better." - Stereophile Magazine

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 20:00

City Music Presents FutureStars Spring Showcase 2012

FutureStars is a concert showcase for teenage bands. It is not a "Battle of the Bands" or a "Pay to Play" event. It is an "inclusive", not "exclusive" series. Bands to be announced soon.

"FUTURESTARS" is sponsored by CITY MUSIC STORES, with support from the Bull Run, Up-Side Sound Studiois, &
Proceeds from the show will benefit an area school Music Program. "FutureStars" showcases have generated thousands of dollars in donations to music programs around the area.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 14:30

FACULTY RECITAL, Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Music by Sibelius, Beethoven, Schubert & others

Professor Vonsattel won a 2008 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the top prizes at the 2002 Naumburg and the 2006 Geneva International Piano Competitions. He began his studies with David Deveau in Boston; he received a B.A. in political science and economics from Columbia University and an M.M. from The Juilliard School, where he worked with Jerome Lowenthal.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 20:00

Advanced Percussion Ensemble Concert

Bezanson Recital Hall

Ayano Kataoka

There is no charge for this event

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012 - 20:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm


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