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Emergency Service, reggae/hip hop/funk & Sadie Sloe Gin, new rock

Emergency Service is a New York City-based band with music that fuses the relaxed vibes of reggae, the consciousness of hip-hop, the rhythm and groove of funk, and the energy of the city it calls home. With upbeat and thought-provoking songs that feature memorable hooks and a positive message, Emergency Service blends a number of genres to create a brand of music all its own.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 22:00

Cheryl Aruda, blues/R&B

Dirty Blonde (and leader/frontwoman Cheryl Aruda) has been gaining fans with her freewheelin’ take on blues soul and funky rock classics as well as inspired originals. A Massachusetts native, Aruda honed her musical skills in both dive bars and the prestigious Berklee College of Music (’95 grad). She surrounds herself with some of the best players she can find, and together, Dirty Blonde gives you permission to let your hair down to great groovin’ music from all eras and genres.

Artist webpage

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 19:30

Start Making Sense, Talking Heads!

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career.   Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne,  giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience.  Prepare yourself for a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80′s !!!

Artist website

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/01/2012 - 20:00

Stanley Sagov & The Remembering The Future Jazz Band with Special Guest, Larry Coryell

The Remembering the Future Jazz Band features some of the top musicians in Boston: Dr. Stanley Sagov on piano and keyboards, John Lockwood on acoustic bass, Bob Gullotti on drums, Robert Douglas Gay on alto sax and Mike Peipman on trumpet, Stan Strickland on tenor sax, flute and vocals and special guest vocalist, Wannetta Jackson.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 22:00

Yoko Miwa Trio

Yoko Miwa — piano
Greg Loughman — acoustic bass
Scott Goulding — drums 

Renowned pianist Yoko Miwa is on a roll. In August 2011, she was appointed Assistant Professor at Berklee College, she played sold-out shows in Boston and NYC, and she was chosen to play a special concert, Marian McPartland & Friends at Dizzy's at Lincoln Center as part of The Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 19:30

Alex Alvear & Mango Blue

Ecuadorian singer, composer and bassist Alex Alvear brings his high-powered MANGO BLUE and it's unique and infectious brand of Afro-Latin and World music. The band's all-original repertoire offers a mix of Funk, R&B and Jazz with a strong Afro-Latin rhythmic foundation. Songs of celebration, love and social conscience. Hip music to listen, great music to dance.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 22:00

Karla Bonoff

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. And in her case, that description is not hyperbole.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 19:30
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 22:00

Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 19:30
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 22:00

Edmar Castaneda CD release show for "Double Portion"

with a special guest Miguel Zenon

Since his move to the United States in 1994, Colombia-born Edmar Castaneda has quite literally taken New York and the world stage by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command of the harp, revolutionizing the way audiences and critics alike view the instrument.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 19:30

Gregory Porter

With a voice that can caress or confront, embrace or exhort, Grammy nominee, Gregory Porter exhibits such an incredible degree of vocal mastery, that no less a jazz luminary than Wynton Marsalis has gone on record to call him "a fantastic young singer." Born in Los Angeles, raised in Bakersfield, and now residing in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, Gregory Porter has made the world his musical home. A frequent guest performer with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Porter also maintains a long-standing residency at Spanish Harlem's venerable Smoke Jazz Club and performs internationally.

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 19:30


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.

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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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