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Improv/Jazz

featuring:

Scott Getchell (trumpets)
Kevin Frenette (guitar)
James Bergin (viola)
David Haas (piano)
Kit Demos (bass & modular synthesizer)
John McLellan (drums)
plus a Surprise Guest!

$10 Cover 

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 20:00

Mike Gamble

Gamble now teaches a rock band class at Leman Prep on Wall st. and is in and out of his apartment in Brooklyn, touring the states and Europe. In NYC he performs monthly with indie rockers Seequill, his jazz trio The Inbetweens, his solo project, as well as other NYC fixtures like Pete Robbins, The Brooklyn Qawwali Party, and Todd Sickafoose.

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 22:00

Les Rhinocéros Quartet

"Hailing from the Washington, DC area, the young band Les Rhinocéros delivers a crazy world in sound, blending aspects of rock, world music, noise, ambient and jazz. The trio of teenagers was formed in 2008 while the players were still in high school, and has developed since then into an intense and wildly imaginative group that takes music to its extremes. Emotional, minimalistic, intense and grooving, this is music that goes beyond imagination to the edges of sanity.

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 21:30

The Boston New Music Initiative presents: Season Finale

Pre-concert talk with composers at 7:30 pm

The program will include new chamber works by living composers:
Emily Cooley –Variations on a Theme from "Wit”
Ezra Donner – ¡Cigarra!
Charles Halka – Trio
Aaron Kirschner – Three Bagatelles
Peter Klatzow – Dances of Earth and Fire
Michael Lee – The Sun That Breathes by the Riverside (world premiere)

Also featuring:
Nathan Lofton, Music Director
Margot Rood, soprano
Jeff Stern, percussion

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 20:00

Billy Joel

Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Musician Billy Joel discusses his studies with jazz great Lennie Tristano and how jazz influences his own music.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 6:00pm

French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today’s classical music scene. He has over 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Bill Evans. Thibaudet’s depth and breadth are on display in works by Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular song writer Alec Wilder. He and Feinstein bring their unique perspectives to Wilder’s “I’ll Be Around” and George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”

The Music of Fats Waller

Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2012 - 6:00pm

A light-hearted entertainer and a very serious musician, Thomas 'Fats' Waller mastered the stride piano and wrote some of the jazz's enduring, endearing tunes. Hear 'Honeysuckle Rose,' "Ain't Misbehavin" and "A Handful of Keys in the 'hands' of pianist Ehud Asherie, vocalist Allen Harris, and guitar master Doug Wamble under the direction of composer, arranger and reedman Andy Farber. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Ralph Eubanks

Date: 
Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

Campaign posters have always played an important role in positioning a candidate in the eyes of the voter. Posters capture what voters long for or by revealing what they fear America may become. This week Al is joined by Ralph Eubanks, Publishing Director at the Library of Congress. He'll be talking about the history of some of Americas most memorable campaign posters and why they matter as much today. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 for a truly insightful conversation.

On/Off Switch

On/Off Switch is a new joint project between Brett Walberg and Antonio Forte. After the multi city success of "Conversations: an Art and Music Collective", Walberg and Forte are at it again in their musical conversations. On/Off is a double quartet focusing on the dichotomy of acoustic and electric music.

The group is going to involve Forte on trumpet, Walberg on woodwinds, Michael Chasse on guitar, Dave Buckley on piano/electric keys, Matt Mahoney on bass, Lars "Sharkfingers" Borrow-Chappell, Justin Oliver on Drums, Dave Fox on Drums.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 21:00

Avi Avial

Recognized by The New York Times for his "exquisitely sensitive playing" and "stunning agility," GRAMMY nominated mandolinist Avi Avital is one of the world's most exciting and entrepreneurial young musicians. Deeply committed to building a fresh legacy for the mandolin through virtuosic performance and exciting new repertoire, Avi will release his debut album for the Deutsche Grammophon label this summer.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 16:30

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