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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, big band funk

Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is a costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performing a unique blend of original and traditional music.

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Event Date: 
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 08:00

Questionnairey

Starting in March, every Tuesday!

A new public quiz game right here at Johnny D’s! Come in and show how smart you really are!

Questionnairey is a brand new game from the creators of Stump! Trivia. It is a bar entertainment game run very similar to Stump! trivia except that instead of asking trivia questions, we ask survey questions that have been culled by polling people that have played the game in previous weeks.

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Event Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 03/13/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 20:00

Open Blues Jam!

The Boston area has been a haven for blues enthusiasts for as long as anyone can remember. And, for over a quarter-century, the longest running area Blues Jam takes place right here at Johnny D’s. Young and old, veteran or just starting out, there is a spot for all on our Sunday afternoon jams. And because the Blues is a wide spread idiom, we make a point of welcoming both electric and acoustic, Delta, Chicago, Piedmont, rural or citified, all are invited.

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/04/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 16:30

Highway Ghosts & Swinging Steaks, Americana/rock

Boston area locals, Highway Ghosts focus on three main attributes of their music–real instrumentation, real harmonies, and inspirational songwriting. Highway Ghosts write a blend of twangy rock and a bite of country, creating music on the rise that you can’t help but move to.

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Music

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 22:00

Noam Weinstein, Indie Rock/Pop Stylist

Native to Cambridge, this singer/songwriter has been described as a “young Elvis Costello mixed with Randy Newman”.  Noam Weinstein is a brilliant musician who brings together a collaboration of a wide emotional range of lyrics and stunning musicality on both guitar and piano.

Artist website

Music

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 19:00

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

FEATURING:
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

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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.

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Fridays, 7 to 11 pm

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