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Regina Carter's Reverse Thread at Newport

Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

In her continuing project Reverse Thread, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter weaves a group sound from African melodies on her violin with accordion, the harp-like kora, bass and drums. The group interprets music from Mali and Madagascar and dedicates a piece to New Orleans. Will Holshouser, Yacouba Sissoko, Chris Lightcap and Alvester Garnett are the band. NPR Music calls this set from Newport "a bright, vibrant show.

Stefon Harris

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vibraphonist and band leader 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. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.

David Berger

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

Conductor/composer David Berger recently turned his focus to the lesser known tunes of Harry Warren, and talked with Judy about why Warren inspires him, and why this great composer is less well-known than other contributors to the great American songbook.

Dianne Reeves

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story. In Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, she's joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully.

The Matt Flinner Trio

Join the Matt Flinner Trio for a night of some of the best modern string band music you're likely to hear, plus music so fresh it's not even a day old!

The Matt Flinner Trio celebrates the release of their new Compass Records CD, “Winter Harvest.” In addition to performing bluegrass and modern string band music, each member of the trio will write a new tune the day of the show, and all three new tunes will be performed on that evening’s concert as part of their continuing their “Music du Jour” project.

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/28/2012 - 19:30

The high-energy, award-winning world music of Sagapool

CenterStage arts and culture series welcomes the renowned Canadian band Sagapool!

The band draws its sound from many musical genres, ethnic and cultural traditions. Their sound is unique but accessible for the whole family. How to capture and define the Sagapool sound? Nu-Jazz, jam band, acoustic. Joyful and cinematographic music; an idiosyncratic sound that wraps gypsy swing, jazz and klezmer in with touches of ska, Latin and folk rhythms. This is music at an intersection of exuberant creativity and blazing virtuosity composed by each of the musicians on stage.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 20:00

Dr. Richard Amerling

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 10:30pm

President Obama and the Federal government are trying to initiate a contraceptive mandate, which requires employers or their insurance companies to cover birth control costs with no out-of-pocket charges for the insured. Is this an infringement of our First Amendment rights? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al's guest will be Dr.Richard Amerling,Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.


AUBREY ATWATER CLASSES - Clogging/Tin Whistle/Banjo

Thursdays 4/12, 4/19, (skip 4/26), 5/3, 5/10, 2012

Clogging, all levels 6-6:50 pm
continuing Irish Tin Whistle 7-7:50 pm
continuing Clawhammer Banjo 8-8:50 pm

$52 for each 4-week session

(401) 725-9272
please visit for more info and to register

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 18:00


Keiko Matsui is a Japanese American smooth jazz/jazz fusion/new age/keyboardist and composer whose career spans three decades & twenty CDs. Matsui's music is powerful and introspective, blending both Western and Eastern musical influences.

She has a very spiritual view of composing music, feeling out each composition as though it were, in her words, "coming to me from another space, another dimension," and "catching notes from the silence and then simply placing them together" See more details here.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 20:00
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 22:00
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 20:00
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 22:00


David Eure is the jazz violin instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music (Prep. & SCE Division – Jazz Faculty). Embodying a soulful sound with precision, clarity and finesse, he effortlessly bridges the classical and jazz styles with elegant aplomb.

Violin Jazz Master "Boston based players made standout impressions. David Eure improvised fearlessly..." Bob Blumenthal,

The Boston Globe -  Master Pianist, Recording Artist, Composer-Arranger and Producer, Yasko Kubota is internationally active within styles and crossovers in various music genres.

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:00


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