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Either/Orchestra: The Collected Unconscious - BOSTON PREMIERE

New England’s premier jazz ensemble, the 10-piece Either/Orchestra returns with the Boston premiere of The Collected Unconscious, a new suite composed by founder Russ Gershon. Inspired by the band’s tour of Ethiopia, the music is broad in scope, recalling Ethiopian rhythms alongside the music of Ellington, Mingus, Tito Puente, Sun Ra, and others.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 19:30

An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue

The 2012 Signature Music Series at Berklee - With special guests Gary Burton and Anat Cohen

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:00

Middle Eastern Music Festival

The 2012 Signature Music Series at Berklee.

The Middle Eastern Music Festival is a celebrated annual event that joins gifted artists from the Middle East and the Balkans with students from all over the world to perform traditional and inspiring music from these homelands. The concert is produced by Christiane Karam, assistant professor of voice, and Javier Limon, artistic director, Berklee Valencia's Mediterranean Music Institute.

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 20:00

The Great American Songbook: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer

The 2012 Signature Music Series at Berklee.

Individually, Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer composed some of the greatest tunes in the American songbook. Together, they wrote time-tested standards as “Stardust” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.” At the annual celebration of the American Songbook, student and faculty vocalists backed by a full orchestra interpret the individual and collaborative songs of these American masters.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/26/2012 - 19:30

John Fannon of "New England"

John Fannon, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and co-producer of the 70s/80s rock band "New England," brings his multi-instrumental one man show to The Bull Run. John performs New England songs, most notably the worldwide hit "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya," the epic "Explorer Suite," "Shall I Run Away" and many new songs from his upcoming solo album. John's unique artistry is showcased weaving a tapestry of rock, pop, blues and classical styles into his long overdue and greatly anticipated solo career.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:00

Roomful of Blues Dance Party

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." The group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock'nroll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band Of The Year in 2005).

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 20:00

Dominique Eade

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

She considered by many to be one of the most original jazz vocalists around and has mentored and taught many of today's brightest singing stars. Dominique Eade visits on Thursday's "Jazz New England."  She's taught at New England Conservatory for over 25 years, collaborated with just about every major player in jazz and has a new recording with one of her major influences, pianist Ran Blake. Join us Thursday when the amazing Dominique Eade  visits Jazz New England, Thursday at 2 pm.

Rust Never Sleeps - Live Neil Young Retrospective

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:00

Boogaloo Swamis - MARDI GRAS PARTY!

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 20:00

Stephen Donovan & Friends (taped live)

Comedian Stephen Donovan is truly a renaissance man. For starters, he has returned for his second season as the Emmy-nominated host of NESN's weekly Red Sox trivia game show, "The Batter's Box." In addition, he is enjoying his 4th season hosting "Backstage Buzz" on "Community Auditions", where every week he interviews contestants on New England's longest-running entertainment TV program.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/11/2012 - 20:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
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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