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Classical Piano w/ Bobby Gadoury 5pm, then Andy Cummings 9pm

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/04/2011 - 17:00

Dick Odgren Trio!

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 20:30

Boston's Queen of Cabaret, Carol O'Shaughnessy w/ Pianist Tom Lamark!

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 21:30

Dan Burke!

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 21:00

Lionel Loueke and Richard Bona

Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

The sound of the kora, kalimba and balafon of the griot storytellers float through the air, as guitarist Lionel Loueke and bassist Richard Bona conjure the sonorities of West Africa through strings, mouth-clicked percussion and improvised paper mutes. Individually, they have played with Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Salif Keita and Tito Puente, and together they helping to create a new language in jazz.

The Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York At The Kennedy Center

Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 6:00pm

From New Year's Eve, the 21st century edition of the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band directed by trumpet great Jon Faddis, a stellar cast of Big Apple players, and vocalist Nnenna Freelon pause in their concert to honor the late, great James Moody and Dr. Billy Taylor.

Bud Shank

Date: 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

Join us for an encore of a program with the late saxophonist Bud Shank, one of the most original musical voices of the post-Charlie Parker generation.  In the late 1950s and early '60s he began a successful career as a studio musician and a long tenure with his group called the LA Four. After living and working in Los Angeles for five decades, Shank has at times been unfairly lumped together with the West Coast cool jazz players of the '50s. This session proves Shank to be a straight-ahead bebop player, whom McPartland calls "beyond compare."

Ron Nyswaner

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Tune in to Jazz inspired as Academy Award winning screenwriter Ron Nyswaner discusses the importance of music in all his movies, and how often his soundtracks act as another "character" in his films.

A John Waters Christmas

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas-obsessed, legendary filmmaker and raconteur John Waters (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, A Dirty Shame) rides into town on his sleigh full of smut-spreading Yuletide cheer with his critically acclaimed one-man show, A John Waters Christmas. Putting the X in Xmas, Waters's rapid-fire monologue explores and explodes traditional archetypes as he shares his compulsive desire to give and receive perverted gifts, a religious fanaticism for Santa Claus, and an unhealthy love of true-crime holiday horror stories.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 20:00

Vijay Iyer Trio and the Miguel Zenon Quartet

Pianist Vijay Iyer and saxophonist Miguel Zenon are two of the most startlingly original and brilliant voices in contemporary jazz. Both are fearless explorers, ably mining whatever moves them, from honored jazz traditions to hip-hop culture, all with technical mastery, grit, and wisdom. In this double bill, audiences will hear the jazz of tomorrow under construction.

Admission: $48, $41, $36, reserved seating

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 20:00

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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