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The Saw Doctors

The Galway rockers are back and just in time to help you kick start the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The band returns to the House of Blues Boston on Friday, March 9th, as part of their North American Tour. Have a listen to their latest single here "Downtown" featuring Petula Clark.

Prices:
$29.50 - GA Standing Room
$45.00 - Reserved Seating
Ages: all 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 20:00

DUBLIN'S THE MERRY PLOUGHBOYS

Playing Irish Music together in Dublin since 1989, the Merry Ploughboys have provided the best traditional Irish entertainment for visitors to Dublin and locals alike for the last twenty consecutive years. In 2006 the band achieved a lifelong ambition by purchasing their own traditional Irish pub in Dublin called "the Merry Ploughboy" Irish Music Pub Dublin.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 20:00

Jon Lorentz, Ryan Parker, John Lockwood, Yoron Israel

All Shows 6-9 PM - Two sets of live jazz

Cover Charge: $10 General/$5 Students

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 18:00

Clark Terry Jazz Festival with Mike Tomaro, Jay Ashby, and UNH Faculty

Through the generous support of Professor Dave Seiler at UNH, we are proud to welcome the Clark Terry Jazz Festival evening performance exclusively at the Press Room! Get there as early as 5:30..seats fill quickly for this night.

Mike Tomaro: Tenor
Jay Ashby: Trombone
Mark Shilansky: Piano
John Hunter: Bass
Les Harris Jr: Drums

All Shows 6-9 PM - Two sets of live jazz

Cover Charge: $10 General/$5 Students

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 18:00

Scott Aruda and Fred Haas w/ Parker, Ballou, Harris

All Shows 6-9 PM - Two sets of live jazz

Cover Charge: $10 General/$5 Students

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 18:00

Altan

“Altan continues to be one of the Celtic world’s great treasures, gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse.”—Los Angeles Times

Altan is regarded by many as the world’s finest traditional Irish band. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh sings ballads with seemingly effortless beauty and grace, and her duets with fellow fiddler Ciarán Tourish are the centerpiece of the group’s instrumental sound. Their complementary styles are anchored by one of the best rhythm sections in the business, with Dáithí Sproule on guitar, Dermot Byrne on accordion and Ciarán Curran on bouzouki.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 20:00

SOLAS

“Solas offers a compellingly original, strikingly contemporary view of traditional Celtic sounds.”—Los Angeles Times

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Solas is widely considered one of the most popular, influential and exciting Celtic bands. Playing a range of tunes from Woody Guthrie's Pastures of Plenty to Springsteen's Ghost of Tom Joad to traditional Irish jigs and reels, Solas varies the mix of fire-tested Irish tradition and contemporary sensibility with ease. They are touring in support of their new release, Shamrock City.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:00

Wind Ensemble concert

LOCATION: Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

CONDUCTOR & DIRECTOR:
Justin Falvo, graduate conductor & James Patrick Miller, artistic director

REPERTOIRE:
Music by Percy Grainger, Edvard Grieg, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jeffrey Brooks & others

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 20:00

Cezar Orosco- Kamarata Jazz

Cuban born pianist Cezar Orosco covers Venezuelan joropo and merengue, modern jazz with a blazing blend of Cuban and Venezuelan genres . Mr Orosco is backed up by a powerful band featuring Grammy winning musicians Mark Walker and Oscar Stagnaro. Website:  Click to Visit

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:00

The Funky AB's

Amy Bowels and Aaron Bellamy bring together this slick funky-jazz band for one of our favorite Monday night funk party. Amazing players!  Website: Click to Visit

No Cover

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/20/2012 - 20:00

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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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