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Sarah McQuaid, talented Irish "Queen of DADGAD"

Sarah McQuaid is a gifted and captivating performer whose warm, haunting alto is delicately cradled by her “sparkling guitar” (Sing Out!). She is both song crafter and song collector, equally at home with traditional Irish and Appalachian folk songs, Elizabethan ballads and 1930s jazz numbers.

Event Date: 
Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:00

Hopkinton House Concerts

16 Roosevelt Ln.
Hopkinton 01748
Phone: (617) 413-4697

Dominick Farinacci

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York

Friday, September 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Classic. The Maestro and his Big Apple band play a Slide Hampton arrangement of "Shiny Stockings" by Frank Foster, Jim McNeely arrangement of "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima, Michael Abene arrangement of "Suppertime" by Irving Berlin, and Foster arrangement of "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane. Nnenna Freelon sings a farewell to Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010).

Renee Fleming

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

Opera star Renee Fleming talks about singing jazz in college and her jazz CD, “Haunted Heart”.

Artistry in Rhythm: Stan Kenton Centennial

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

The bandstand wasn't big enough for Stan Kenton's musical ideas. His big brassy sound would bring dozens of musicians to the stage including a mellophonium section and many of the great West Coast innovators -- Bill Holman, Anita O'Day and Jazz Master Lee Konitz who joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.

Jazz Show and Jazz - Host: Joe Raia

Joe Raia grew up in Lexington, MA, and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied saxophone and clarinet with the world-renowned woodwind instructor, the late great Joe Viola, and studied composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Phil Wilson, and Greg Hopkins.

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 20:00

Jazz Show & Jam w/host: Jesse Combs, guitar

Jesse currently studies jazz performance at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. We are calling his jam "Youth is Served" w/ Jesse Combs Band. His jam will be open to all, as all of our jams are, but we hope it will attract many of our area high school and college age players to this one in particular. .

Ticket Prices: $6,$5 Amazing members

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:00

Cabaret Open Mic Feature: Pamela Enders; Pianist: Bill Duffy; Host: Leslie Holmes

With her "smoky and warm voice like butterscotch", Pamela has entertained audiences at Ryles Jazz Club, The Boston Center for the Arts, The Lyric Stage, Club Cafe, the Blacksmith House, the Encore Cabaret, and Jimmy Tingle's Theater among other venues.

Pamela's lifelong love of the Great American Popular Song has always been part of her day-to-day joy, a joy she shares both in cabaret appearances and through her solo compact discs. The first of these, Torch Songs and Other Hot Numbers, was recorded "live" in 2002 during her premiere, sold-out, one-woman show.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:00

Jazz Show & Jam hosted by Ted Knowlton, keyboards w/Ken Steiner, bass; Michelle Tannen, drums

"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out!

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 20:00


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