Legendary pianist Fred Hersch is our guest on Thursday. He'll be performing his critically acclaimed Walt Whitman's opus "Leaves of Grass" in NEC's Jordan Hall later this month. We'll hear about that and more when the always-exciting Fred Hersch join us at 2 pm.
On Wednesday's Jazz New England we'll be in the WICN Performance Studio for some live music. Jazz Trane, an ensemble of students from The Joy Of Music Program, will show us the future of jazz. Jazz Trane: Peter Hodskins, piano; Christopher Huck, trumpet; Gretchen Henrich, flute; Victor Pacek, bass; Sam Palermo, drums make up Jazz Trane and they'll be joined by Educators Rich Ardizone & Jerry Sabatini.
Pianist, composer and Berklee educator Marc Rossi visits on Tuesday's Jazz New England. His music crosses many musical boundaries and we'll get some examples of that and you'll also hear where you can see Marc this weekend. See you at 2 pm.
On Monday one of our dear friends, Kate McGarry, calls in on Jazz New England. Her latest release "Girl Talk" is another critical success and Kate will be performing in New England this week. Join us for some good time fun with Kate McGarry at 2 pm.
JOMP Youth Orchestra; Joy of Music String Ensemble (JOMSE) and Jazz Trane will highlight JOMP's Spring Gala, celebrating our 25th Anniversary. The concert will be followed by a reception with snacks and a cash bar.
Picture the iconic Groucho Marx, his greasepaint mustache, hand-in-the-crook-of-his-back swagger, ever-present cigar and rapid-fire delivery of innuendo-laden patter. Now you can experience him, when the CenterStage at Fitchburg State University arts and culture series presents “An Evening with Groucho” on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. at Weston Auditorium, 353 North St.
JP CONCERTS presents JANUS OPERA in selected arias and ensembles composed by Alfredo Catalani, George Frideric Handel, Linda Kernohan, Edouard Lalo, Kirke Mechem, Giacomo Puccini, Stephen Storace, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, and Franco Vittadini.
Featured singers include Lucille Butler, Nancy Megrian, Deborah Moscoso (sopranos); Aleksandra Szelag (mezzo-soprano); Yakov Zamir (haute-contre); and Emilio Moscoso, Matthew Oliva (tenors).
Celebrate Public Radio Music Month with diversity in world music and the arts as host Bonnie Johnson welcomes Curator Jean Borgatti of the Fitchburg Art Museum to discuss the opening of their new "Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity" exhibit. This upcoming showcase of world-class African art opens on Sunday, April 15th with an African festival that features food, fun and the expressions of music and dance. Be sure to tune for a visit with special guests and a global fusion of African beats, soul and jazz!