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From Life After Slits To Stiff's Incredible Success

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:00pm

VIV ALBERTINE is an artist, filmmaker, musician and former guitarist for the legendary band The Slits. Her latest solo album is titled The Vermillion Border. Viv returns to Inquiry tonight to continue her discussion of her autobiography; CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC BOYS BOYS BOYS. After she left the Slits, Viv Albertime had to redefine her life, to discover what she really wanted to become. She became a filmmaker, got married, had a daughter and had a long brutal battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Let the Workers Sing!

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm

The day before May Day—songs of the labor movement, etc. “Proletariat Arise, Sing Off Your Chains!”

Simon Bolivar Big Band

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jazz Night in America is back in New York, where Jazz at Lincoln Center welcomes the Simón Bolivar Big Band from Venezuela. The student group, part of the national music education directive El Sistema, plays both the foundational American works for big band and pieces by Venezuelan jazz composers. Under the direction of Andrés Briceño, the group stops by Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola overlooking Central Park on its 2015 U.S. tour.

The Philadelphia Jazz Organ Tradition

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Hammond electronic organ was developed with churches in mind, as a lower-cost alternative to pipe organs. But in Philadelphia, a keyboard player named Jimmy Smith was inspired by early jazz experiments on the instrument, and found a devastating way to adapt the new bebop style to the Hammond B-3.

It seeded a new tradition of organ players in Philadelphia — major figures like"Groove" Holmes, Jimmy McGriff, Papa John and Joey DeFrancesco, andTrudy Pitts — and started a new sound in jazz at large.

ATWATER-DONNELLY TRIO (w/Cathy Clasper-Torch)

(401) 725-9272

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/16/2015 - 20:00


free to the public
(508) 532-6347

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:00

Joe Hunt Quintet


Brian Levy – tenor saxophone

Phil Grenadier – trumpet

Ken Schaphorst – piano

Bob Nieske – bass

Joe Hunt – drums

Modern jazz, written and played by Boston’s top jazz musicians

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 20:00


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Fri, 04/24/2015 - 20:30

Rico Barr and the Jump ‘n’ Jive Review

For more information, visit  /  (617) 513-9841

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 20:00

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful and influential British bands today is coming to Boston's House of Blues on their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour.

The tour marks the band's first return to North America in nearly 30 years. All five original members - Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman - will once again captivate fans on this long-awaited and long overdue return.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 19:00


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