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Pianist Myra Melford and clarinetist Ben Goldberg

Pianist Myra Melford and clarinetist Ben Goldberg present a duet concert of new compositions. Melodic, exploratory, lyrical, swinging, virtuosic – this is chamber music for the twenty first century where composition meets improvisation to surprise and enlighten.

Myra Melford, "the most gifted pianist/composer to emerge from jazz since Anthony Davis," (SF Chronicle) and Ben Goldberg, whom John Zorn has called "one of the greatest clarinetists I have ever heard," play together in Myra's group Be Bread and in the collective quartet Afterlife Music Radio.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/05/2011 - 19:00

Thomas Wisniewski

Chamber Music 

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/05/2011 - 14:00

Jeff Galindo

Jeff Galindo attended Berklee College of Music on scholarship after high school. He also studied with Hal Crook, Jerry Bergonzi, and George Garzone with grants by the National Endowment of the Arts and began free-lancing in the Boston area. His experience includes tours of Europe with Phil Woods and Japan with Makoto Ozone, and tours with the Artie Shaw Orchestra. Jeff has performed with such notables as Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Buddy DeFranco, Slide Hampton, and Johnny Griffin.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 22:00

Ginger Ibex

An instrumental rock/classical crossover... Ginger Ibex mixes and melds musical styles in a fashion that is both surprising and wildly successful. This is true modern classical music, incorporating elements from Middle Eastern music, Rock N Roll, Tango and Impressionist musical styles.

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Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 21:00

Jim Hobbs

After two decades as an underground legend on the Boston music scene, alto saxophonist and composer Jim Hobbs is beginning to get wider recognition as one of the most vibrant artists currently active in jazz and contemporary music. He has been described as "one of his generation's most gifted altoists" - Troy Collins, AllAboutJaZZ.COM, and hailed for his "superb writing...his vision that mixes tempos, time signatures, harmonies and timbre: an exciting voice" - Steve Loewy, Cadence Magazine.

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Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 20:00

Kim Boekbinder

Kim Boekbinder is “The Impossible Girl.” From The Rockwood Music Hall in New York City, to the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Kim has traveled around the world stealing hearts and winning over international audiences with her solo performance. Her songs range from murderous waltzes to epic pop ballads, from country sing-a-longs to sonic sculptures. Kim creates her sound with a hollow body electric guitar, a voice of stunning clarity, a looping pedal, and a bag full of mystery.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 18:30


bert seager – piano
sean farias – bass
austin mcmahon – drums

original trio music – conversant – spacious – propulsive

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Event Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 22:00

Yuka Hunt

The Yuka Hunt Quartet is a dedicated jazz ensemble which plays authentic jazz with roots deep in jazz history, with the promise of an interesting modern jazz listening experience.

Yuka, an accomplished classical pianist, is a serious jazz artist. Her engaging piano style is influenced by Teddy Wilson and Thelonious Monk among others. Yuka also sings songs from the great American song book, revisiting them in a unique way.

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Event Date: 
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 21:30

"Food Day" with Liz Sheehan Castro

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 10:30pm

Mark your calendar, "Food Day" is coming on October 24. Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. "Food Day" events will be sponsored around the country including Worcester. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with Liz Sheehan Castro the director of "Food Day Worcester". This is one show that will certainly boost your appetite.

Tim Horner

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 2:00pm

On Tuesday's edition of Jazz New England we meet drummer, composer and bandleader Tim Horner. This Berklee grad hit the road with The Tommy Dorsey big band in 1978 and has been well established in New York since the early 80's. He's worked with just about every major figure in the world of jazz and has toured the globe as a "jazz ambassador" for the State Department. Tim's composing skill are on display in his latest recording "The Places We Feel Free." We'll heard from this new release when Tim Horner joins us Tuesday at 2 pm.


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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