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BBU presents The Seldom Scene

Doors to the Museum open at 6:30 PM and the show begins at 7:30 PM.

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2011, the Seldom Scene has thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else. If other bands used a fiddler, the Seldom Scene used a Dobro; if others relied on old standards, the Seldom Scene played rock classics like J.J. Cale's "After Midnight." Through skilled musicianship and an urban approach to bluegrass, the Seldom Scene has become one of the most influential – if not the most influential – bluegrass band of the last 30 years.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 19:30

Connie Diamond

Connie has been singing  jazz, and has been fortunate to study music with Ralph Funaro; She often likes to experiment with a song,and make it "her own". She feels that a singer should tell a story through song, and take an audience on a journey to "a place, person, or emotion; her favorite music is from the 1930's and 40's, but she like to take other songs, as well, and add a "jazz twist" to them. She will be accompanied by Danny Webster on piano. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 20:00

Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces lives up to their name by playing "bluegrass without borders."  Combining the traditional sounds of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass with modern song-writing, jazzy - rock edged arrangements and uber-tight 3 part harmonies, they take audiences on a musical joy ride that have some people saying "I can't believe that's bluegrass!"   The 'Spaces' are Comprised of charter members of the award winning (Phoenix - Best Acoustic Act, Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival Band Competition) former bad boys of newgrass, Acoustic Planet; bluegrass wunderkinds, the Oakhurst Boys; along

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum

Join Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Richard Shaw (bass) for Jazz Brunch: whether you intend to eat, talk, sip, read or just relax, Jazz Continuum will draw from the Great American Songbook, the mainstream jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or the soft bossa novas of Jobim to create to relaxing but invigorating way to enjoy a full brunch or just coffee. Come and join us! 

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/25/2012 - 11:00

John Matrona Jazz Band

This amazing ensemble consists of vocalist Steve Faria, pianist John Matrona, percussionist Alan Stones, and bassist Jay Matrona. Steve Faria, a tenured performer of more than 35 years, has written and directed comedies, musicals and dramas, including the 2009 Festival in Newburyport short winner. Percusionist Alan Stones has performed in genes ranging from classical to rock and roll. John Matrona, Berkeley College of Music graduate, performs regularly at Boston’s Hyatt Harborside Hotel, Newburyport’s Joseph’s Winter St. Café, and New England Continental Orchestras.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/24/2012 - 20:00

The OGD Jazz Trio

"The OGD Jazz Trio" is a classic Hammond B3 Organ, Drum and Guitar Trio similar to the famous setups of Wes Montgomery and Jimmy Smith and several others. There is something so interesting about the sound of a Jazz Guitar and the Hammond B3. We will be playing tunes penned by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrel, Miles Davis etc. Steve Esposito will be on the Organ. Mike Caruso will be on the Guitar and the wonderful Joe Lis will be on Drums. We hope you can join us for some fun music and the unique sound of this combination of instruments. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with the MetroWest Jazz Project,

The trio version of the MetroWest Jazz Project , Tom Phelan on vibes, Richard Hale-Shaw on bass and Jack Morash on drums, plays acoustic oriented contemporary jazz -- original pieces plus post bebop and American Songbook classics.  The vibes trio format features the mellow bell-like sound of the vibes 

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 11:00

Allied Folk

Allied Folk is a high-energy trio of good friends playing classic and contemporary folk music. Their wide musical interests also take them into some rockabilly, blues, and swing music territories. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, they will have a special set of Irish music, so come and join in on the fun! 

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 20:00

Jazz First with Vocalist Pamela Smith

Jazz First believes in the Great American Songbook, and feels those tunes should be preserved. Thus, the repertoire consists of jazz versions of this very listenable music by the masters (Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Strayhorn, etc.) written primarily in the first half of the twentieth century, with lyrical improvisations inserted for variety. At its core is a trio with Joe Whalen on piano, Chris Guild on bass, and Dave Morin on drums.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/16/2012 - 20:00

Sunday Brunch with Jazz Continuum

Join Alice Lee (piano), Brett Baker (guitar), Mickey Carter (percussion) and Richard Shaw (bass) for Jazz Brunch: whether you intend to eat, talk, sip, read or just relax, Jazz Continuum will draw from the Great American Songbook, the mainstream jazz of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, or the soft bossa novas of Jobim to create to relaxing but invigorating way to enjoy a full brunch or just coffee. Come and join us! 

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/11/2012 - 11:00

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