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John Gorka

John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. His presence is warm and friendly, his songs are thoughtful, inspired, and human; you will laugh, cry, and beg for more.

Without talented artists such as Gorka to mind the path, this kind of personal, meaningful and human music might have slipped away. That would have been a tragedy, because Gorka's songs tell real stories about real people such as you, me, your family and friends. It helps that he's a great writer who knows how to put a tune to a tale.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 19:30

Symphony Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Heidi Miller & Michael Compitello, conductors

To include: Persichetti: Symphony No. 6, Edwin Eugene Bagley: National Emblem, Bob Margolis: Color & more classical and contemporary music for winds and percussion

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 20:00

Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert

Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Catherine Jensen-Hole

Featuring Paris Rutherford’s re-harmonized arrangement of Livingston/Evans’ a cappella ballad, Never Let Me Go, commissioned by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, plus compositions & arrangements by Jensen-Hole & others

Event Date: 
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:00

Choral Ensembles of UMass Amherst

Choral Ensembles of UMass Amherst
University Chorale, Women’s Choir, & Recital Choir

LOCATION: First Congregational Church, 165 Main St., Amherst

Stephen A. Paparo, University Chorale conductor
Sarah Bowe, Joshua Harper, Geoffrey Herrmann & Nhung Truong, graduate conductors

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 15:00

The Rivers Jazz Festival: The Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra AKA The Greg Hopkins Nonet

This mini big band is homage to three brilliant jazz nonets from the past and more. With a repertoire that includes several original arrangements from the influential “Birth of the Cool” recordings, this band might appear to be a mere recreation of the Davis nonet. Yet that legendary unit of the late ‘40s is only one of the models that have inspired this new unit. Also identified are two Blue Note albums from the late ‘60s, McCoy Tyner’s “Tender Moments” and Herbie Hancock’s “The Prisoner,” as specific inspirations.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 20:00

The Rivers School

333 Rivers street
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 781.235.9100

Marianne Solivan Quintet

Marianne Solivan is quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about singers on NY scene. This is Marianne's rare Boston performance and it's NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!

Marianne Solivan - Voice
Kevin Harris - piano
Erik Privert - bass
Mike Connors - drums

Gen Adm. $15 (Students $12)
We also offer 10% dinner discount for JazzBoston members.

Please, remember to call in advance to make reservations at

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:00

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra

A program of new creative music featuring compositions for the 19-piece JCA Orchestra by resident composers David Harris, Jim Hobbs, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, Warren Senders and Norm Zocher. 

The concert will premiere Katz’s second bicycle work, Why Do You Ride, a setting of a Zen story about a Zen master and his five bicycle riding students (it,of course, is a blues), and Conduction 1- Three and More, by David Harris, which he says is “my first fully conduction performance, no written music” as well as new pieces by Hobbs and Zocher.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 20:00

The Lance Houston Jazz Quartet

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 19:00

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

606 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
Phone: 1-617-338-4111


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