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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

Daniel McClain & the Skyhigh Experience

Daniel McClain is a master of classic of R&B. McClain's voice is powerful and smooth. He has performed along side George Duke, Stanley Clark and Maceo Parker. Tonight with the Funky Ab's McClain makes a mighty funky night. Website:  Click to Visit

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 22:00

Bobby Keyes

Guitarist Bobby B. Keyes defines our American musical heritage by blending rhythm & blues, country, jazz, rock, pop and swing. His guitar playing is inspired and passionate, his musical taste is exquisite, and his sound is clean and refreshing. Website:  Click to Visit

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:30

Mardi Gras celebration featuring Billy Novick and His Blue Syncopators!

Billy Novick is a master of traditional jazz forms, well-known not only in the Boston area, but throughout the country and around the world, for that matter -  for his work in a duo setting with legendary  fingerstyle guitarist Guy Van Duser,  with the New Black Eagles Jazz Band, backing up artists like David Bromberg and Leon Redbone, and leading his own groups.  

In addition to some wonderful jazz, there will be beads, jambalaya, pancakes and all manner of festive Mardi Gras activities. Come join in the celebration, and , best of all, it's FREE!!

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 18:00

VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL EVENT - LOVE SONGS OF BRAZIL with Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble

The Anita Coelho Brazilian Ensemble presents a very special Valentine's Day evening at Vernissage performing some of the most romantic selections of the Love Songs of Brazil. Anita Coelho and her dynamic ensemble gracefully incorporate her sultry vocals with the hypnotic rhythms and distinct melodies of the rich music culture of Brazil. Together this musical collaboration creates a unique experience taking audiences to where music, poetry and the warmth of Brazil evoke the meaning of "Passion".

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 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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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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