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DEREK LOVITCH: HOW TO BE A BETTER BIRDER

Date: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 10:00am
Program: 

Birding is an extremely popular outdoor activity. It doesn’t matter if you are traveling the world looking for ultra-rarities or checking out the common species at the feeders in your own backyard, enjoying birds is a great way to enjoy the natural world throughout the year. But most field guides don’t tell you how to go about birding, how to start or how to improve your field skills. Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome DEREK LOVITCH, who has worked on avian research and education projects throughout the United States.

20th Anniversary Special for the Gil Evans Centennial | Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

Miles Davis and Gil Evans, trumpet and orchestrator, collaborated unforgettably on the albums Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain. For this occasion, Miles Evans (the son of Gil) provides the original charts for both. Terence Blanchard is the trumpet soloist, with the Vince Mendoza Orchestra from Los Angeles.
"...[T]he entire performance [of Sketches of Spain] was impeccable," blogged Richard Scheinen of the San Jose Mercury News immediately after the show. "You could hear, with clarity, the astonishing detail of Evans's writing."

Cheyenne Jackson

Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on Broadway and in front of the camera. He made his Broadway debut as the understudy for both male leads in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and his cabaret debut, a one man show titled Back to the Start, was a sold-out hit. Jackson has appeared on NBC’s 30 Rock and Fox’s Glee and has recorded an album of duets with Feinstein, The Power of Two. The pair are reunited here on Song Travels to discuss Jackson’s journey from Idaho to the national stage and to perform a few musical highlights from along the way.

Monty Alexander

Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Jazz pianist Monte Alexander talks about how growing up in Jamaica influenced his music as well as his love of American Westerns and country music.

Mark Walker Organ Trio with Mike Tucker

Powerhouse drummer Mark Walker plays a special Thursday night set with the stunning Mike Tucker on sax. This is an amazing band. Expect a "happy" night of very hip jazz.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 21:30

Billy Strayhorn

Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Duke Ellington described him as "my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head." Composer Billy Strayhorn penned some of Duke's most enduring songs, but he himself remained in relative obscurity. Vocalist Jose James and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra interpret Strayhorn classics including "Lush Life," "Take the 'A' Train" and "Something to Live For." Wendell Pierce hosts.

"Jazz at Vernissage" - Ervin Dhimo Trio

European Bass Player Ervin Dhimo bringing his dynamic jazz-funk project THE ERViNDHiMOTRiO to us, featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Dummer Vancil Cooper.

Gen Adm. $15 (Students $12) We also offer 10% dinner discount for JazzBoston members

Please, remember to call in advance to make reservations at 617-566-3340

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 20:00

"Jazz at Vernissage" Special Event: Vitali Imereli

From 1978 to 1991, Vitali Imereli participated in a variety of jazz festivals in several locations from Georgia through Russia and Europe in general. In 1992, Vitali moved to Finland. Performances then ranged from Germany and Sweden to various parts of Finland, with TV appearances and radio programs following.

Vitali has played at the internationally renowned Pori Jazz Festival every year since 1991, as well as at other important festivals in Finland. May 1996 saw the release of his new album "Tribute to Staphane Grappelli".

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:00

Joe Bastianich

Date: 
Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

This week Al's guest is celebrity restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who along with his partner Mario Batali, have re-defined the restaurant industry. Tune in this Sunday evening as Joe Bastianich talks about his passion for food and the delicious secrets of the restaurant business.

PHIL PERRY

Veteran R&B/Urban jazz singer/songwriter, PHIL PERRY, launched his career as the lead vocalist & writer of the 1970's soul group The Montclairs. 
He then joined forces with Montclairs co-leader, Kevin Sanlin, and as Perry & Sanlin, the duo recorded a pair of albums on Capitol Records in the early 80's.
Unbreak My Heart - Phil Perry

Show: $30
Dinner & Show: $72

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/29/2012 - 20:00
Fri, 06/29/2012 - 22:00

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