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Donny Hathaway

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 7:00pm

Best known for his sweet duets with Roberta Flack in the 1970s, Donny Hathaway was one of soul music's saddest stories. He was born in Chicago and began as a session musician for Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler & The Staples Singers. His intensity & creativity were recognized from his first solo recording, but his career was cut short by suicide at a young age. Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate the life and music of Donny Hathaway this week, starting at 7pm.

Jazz Writer

Founded by composer and arranger Lorenzo Carrano, the Jazz Writers’ Collective has been lending its voice to some of the most talented emerging composers around Boston since 2010. Showcasing some of the finest young players the local Jazz scene has to offer, the band has been conquering the heart of its audiences thanks to its outstanding performances and unique collaborations with international artists.

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/30/2012 - 20:30

Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks

Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks unites veteran musicians Nick David (a.k.a. Mr. Nick), "Lonely" Gus Carlson, Teddy B. (Bukowski) and Rick Rousseau for one of New England's most formidable live outfits in any genre. But their hearts belong to blues.

Real blues. They play elegant, stomping and swinging classics by the likes of Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Wynonie Harris and a mix of original rhumbas, jump blues, and boogies they're developing for a debut album and taking to a growing legion of fans throughout the US and abroad.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/27/2012 - 21:00

Akashic Record

Akashic Record is Boston's premier funk machine. The concept and sound is inspired by the Hammond organ driven grooves of the soul jazz and funk outfits of the 60's and 70's.

Akashic Record is lead by organist Beau Sasser (Al Evans Trio & Melvin Sparks Band) and trombonist Brian Thomas (John Brown's Body, Lettuce, Soulive) and features Jared Sims on baritone sax, Steve Fell on guitar, and Peter MacLean on drums.

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/26/2012 - 21:00

Jacob William - Beyond Biology

Featuring some of the strongest improvising musicians in the world,Jacob William's Beyond Biology Band goes straight to the heart of the groove deftly navigating the intersections of traditional grounds, and the experimental edges accompanied by the spirit of pioneering forces.

Jeff Galindo - Trombone; Jim Hobbs - Alto Sax; Steve Lantner - Piano; Jacob William - Bass; Luther Gray - Drums

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 21:00

Christiane Karam & Friends- 'Eastern Tapestries'

Christiane Karam (Voice, Percussion)
Beth Cohen (Strings)
Jussi Reijonen (Oud, Guitar)
Tareq Rantisi (Percussion)
Tupac Mantilla (Percussion)

With a Balkan Choir and appearances by ZilZALA and special guests!

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/24/2012 - 21:00

Boston Jazz Singers Showcase

Join us for an evening of standards with eight different, wonderful, Boston area vocalists.
backed by:

Joe Reid - piano
Dan Fox - bass
Miki Matsuki - drums

For singers wanting to participate in a future showcase, visit for more info.

Tickets: $7pp

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 21:30

Sunday Jazz Brunch with Bon Voyage

Join us on the third Sunday of each month for a tasty fare of swinging jazz and great food. Featuring three Berklee College of Music faculty, Diane Wernick (saxophones), Carolyn Wilkins (piano and vocals) and Skip Smith (bass), and also Phil Neighbors of the Harvey Finstein School of Music at Lasell College. So sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious brunch to the sounds of Bon Voyage.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sun, 10/21/2012 - 10:00

Dance Party - Diane Blue & The Thrillers with Spec

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 21:30

A Tribute to Little Joe Cook

Tickets: $10pp

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/20/2012 - 19:30


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