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Lionel Loueke CD release show

Starting out on vocals and percussion, Loueke picked up the guitar late, at age 17. After his initial to exposure to jazz in Benin, he left to attend the National Institute of Art in nearby Ivory Coast. In 1994 he left Africa to pursue jazz studies at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, then came to the U.S. on a scholarship to Berklee. From there, Loueke gained acceptance to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where he encountered his Gilfema bandmates Biolcati, Nemeth, Parlato and other musicians with whom he would form lasting creative relationships. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2012 - 19:30

Rachael MacFarlane "Hayley Sings"

Rachael MacFarlane is not just the younger sister of Fox’s billion dollar animation brain: Seth MacFarlane, she is one of the most accomplished voice-over actresses in Hollywood today. Currently she provides the voices for a multitude of animated characters including Hayley from American Dad; Mindy and Eris from the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy; and #362 from Codename: Kida Next Door. Rachael has sung on many animated series including the voice of Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Madonna and Celine Dion among others. 

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 19:30

"Italia In Jazz": Marco Pignataro Quintet meets Riccardo del Fra

"Italia In Jazz" is a jazz tribute to timeless Italian standards and original music directed by saxophonist, composer Marco Pignataro. Marco brings together an All Stars Italian band with European jazz bass legend Riccardo del Fra directly from Paris and pianist extraordinaire Teo Ciavarella from Bologna, Italy; plus Matt Marvuglio on flute and Marcello Pellitteri on drums. Special appearance by the world accordion champion Cory Pesaturo and more invited guests.  Video Clip

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 19:30

Longy at the Regattabar - Viva Venezuela!

Featuring: Marco Granados, flute,  Carlos Capacho, cuatro, With Longy Students.

Enjoy an evening of Venezuelan instrumental music influenced by modern harmonies, improvisation, and Venezuelan folklore elements.

The evening includes a special sneak peak of Not Just the Music, a feature-length documentary about the growing El Sistema music education movement in the United States. 

Artist Official Website

Tickets: $20


Event Date: 
Tue, 10/09/2012 - 19:30

Obbini Tumbao

Obbini Tumbao delivers a double shot of high-energy music that makes audiences want to get up and dance! Pianist Rebecca Cline and percussionist Anita Quinto write Cuban-influenced popular songs for their band of New England’s best Latin horn section and a smoking rhythm section of congas, timbales, bongos, piano and bass.

Fronted by the area’s most in-demand lead vocalists and the two dynamic co-leaders, Obbini Tumbao leaves audiences feeling enthralled and hungry for more.  Video Clip

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 19:30
Fri, 10/05/2012 - 22:00

Michael Formanek Quartet

Michael Formanek's singular approach to the acoustic bass has led to an impressive range of musical associations. During his thirty-plus year career, he has played and/or recorded with almost all of the widely acclaimed stars on todays' jazz scene.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/04/2012 - 19:30

Rupa & the April Fishes

Coming from the land of earthquakes, social movements, social networking, peace-lovers and global corporate conglomerates, Rupa & the April Fishes embody the pluralistic and paradoxical sounds of the San Francisco Bay Area.  The band's first performance was at the autonomous art space in SF, the Red Poppy Art House and since that incendiary show, Rupa & the April Fishes have been lighting up stages large and small. Their music is strictly organic, nuclear-free, post-nation, many-headed and decidedly unclean.

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/02/2012 - 19:30

Marcia Tannenbaum of Solutions Through Mediation (Encore Episode)

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Marcia Tannenbaum, owner of Solutions Through Mediation. They talk about mediation as a more peaceful, effective way to resolve family legal disputes.

There’s no easy way to get divorced. Our adversarial legal system often worsens what is already a painful, emotionally charged situation. Pitting partner against partner, lawyer against lawyer, the process is long, complex, and expensive—and can damage relationships beyond repair.

Craig Van Batenburg of the Automotive Career Development Center (Encore Episode)

Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode of The Business Beat, Join Steve D'Agostino interviews Craig Van Batenburg of the Auto Career Development Center. They talk about the present and future state of hybrid vehicles. 

Craig started the Auto Career Development Center in 1998 while he was running his Worcester auto-repair shop, which was across the street. ACDC held Massachusetts State Emission classes there as well as many other technical and management courses. Craig taught there and hired many other local trainers to teach there, and ACDC grew quickly.

Stefon Harris

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vibraphonist and bandleader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: He tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. Born with asthma, Harris took to piano and percussion at an early age, but that never stopped him from admiring a trumpeter like Miles Davis.


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