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Dominick Farinacci

Date: 
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 6:00pm

Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York

Date: 
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 6:00pm

Classic. The Maestro and his Big Apple band play a Slide Hampton arrangement of "Shiny Stockings" by Frank Foster, Jim McNeely arrangement of "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima, Michael Abene arrangement of "Suppertime" by Irving Berlin, and Foster arrangement of "Giant Steps" by John Coltrane. Nnenna Freelon sings a farewell to Dr. Billy Taylor (1921-2010).

Renee Fleming

Date: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Opera star Renee Fleming talks about singing jazz in college and her jazz CD, “Haunted Heart”.

Artistry in Rhythm: Stan Kenton Centennial

Date: 
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

The bandstand wasn't big enough for Stan Kenton's musical ideas. His big brassy sound would bring dozens of musicians to the stage including a mellophonium section and many of the great West Coast innovators -- Bill Holman, Anita O'Day and Jazz Master Lee Konitz who joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.

Jazz Show and Jazz - Host: Joe Raia

Joe Raia grew up in Lexington, MA, and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied saxophone and clarinet with the world-renowned woodwind instructor, the late great Joe Viola, and studied composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Phil Wilson, and Greg Hopkins.

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 20:00

Jazz Show & Jam w/host: Jesse Combs, guitar

Jesse currently studies jazz performance at the Hartt School in Hartford, Connecticut. We are calling his jam "Youth is Served" w/ Jesse Combs Band. His jam will be open to all, as all of our jams are, but we hope it will attract many of our area high school and college age players to this one in particular. .

Ticket Prices: $6,$5 Amazing members

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:00

Cabaret Open Mic Feature: Pamela Enders; Pianist: Bill Duffy; Host: Leslie Holmes

With her "smoky and warm voice like butterscotch", Pamela has entertained audiences at Ryles Jazz Club, The Boston Center for the Arts, The Lyric Stage, Club Cafe, the Blacksmith House, the Encore Cabaret, and Jimmy Tingle's Theater among other venues.

Pamela's lifelong love of the Great American Popular Song has always been part of her day-to-day joy, a joy she shares both in cabaret appearances and through her solo compact discs. The first of these, Torch Songs and Other Hot Numbers, was recorded "live" in 2002 during her premiere, sold-out, one-woman show.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:00

Jazz Show & Jam hosted by Ted Knowlton, keyboards w/Ken Steiner, bass; Michelle Tannen, drums

"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out!

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/11/2012 - 20:00

SHAWN CAREY: EPIC JOURNEYS

Date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 10:30am
Program: 

Film maker and teacher SHAWN CAREY returns to Inquiry to talk about Migration Productions new dynamic film EPIC JOURNEYS. Shorebirds make dramatic migratory journeys every year, many species traveling from their breeding grounds in northern Canada and Alaska all the way south to South America and back again. Along the way, they fuel they fuel their efforts by feeding in very specific areas along the eastern seaboard. Epic Journeys tells the story of three species through dramatic and beautiful footage of the birds and interviews with conservationists and scientists studying these birds.

Jazz Show & Jam w/ Host Daryl Lowery, sax & Berklee College of Music Faculty

Daryl Lowery, saxophonist, was born and raised in the Metropolitan New York area were he was exposed to Jazz, Soul, Funk, R&B and fell in love with these and other African American art forms. Daryl came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory and has since recorded and/or performed with such notables as imortals Dizzy Gilespie and Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake and Boston's funk legend Ellis Hall.

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 20:00

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