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In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been the leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar, one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 20:00


Opening Act: Parkington Sisters

Fresh off a mesmerizing set at this year’s Newport Folk Music. The band is being hailed by many ”as the Best Band You Don’t Know”. We knew, as we hosted David and Co. in February as part of the record release of their great new record “Everything is Saved” it was a great show. We are super excited about having them as part of our 10th Anniversary weekend.

Tickets: $15.00 advance, $17.00 day of show

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 20:00


Opening Act: Danielle Miraglia

One of the most innovative and exquisite guitarists on the planet. Eric Clapton declared “Sonny is one of the greatest musicians alive." We think so as well. He’s got a great band who totally let it rip.

Tickets: $25.00 advance, $28.00 day of show

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/02/2011 - 20:00


You might think by glancing over the list of accolades garnered by Grammy-winning saxophonist/composer JOE LOVANO that this renowned musician has found an established formula for success - and that he has. Unlike other artists who consistently repeat themselves and stay within the confines of their own self imposed parameters, the secret to Lovano’s success is his fearless ability to push the conceptual and thematic choices he makes in a quest for new modes of artistic expression and new takes on what defines the jazz idiom.

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 20:00
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 22:00
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 20:00
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 22:00


At 36, trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings.

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Fri, 11/25/2011 - 20:00
Fri, 11/25/2011 - 22:00
Sat, 11/26/2011 - 20:00
Sat, 11/26/2011 - 22:00


Dubbed “Boston’s First Lady of Cabaret”, Carol O’Shaughnessy has earned the city’s Cabaret Entertainer of the Year” for appearances at New York City’s Town Hall, Jordan Hall, The Regattabar and Scullers'. Carol’s one-woman shows “Stuff In The Box … Provincetown The Early Years” and “Ring-a-Ding-Ding: The Music of the Rat Pack” were named “Top 10 Best Cabaret Shows for 2002 and 2003” respectively. She was also nominated by the Independent Reviewers of New England for “Best Female Cabaret Entertainer 2004”.

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 20:00


When the band started out in Buffalo NY, there was no name for the group. The beginnings of the band grew out of a weekly jam session at a club in Buffalo named Jack Daniel's. Since it was very informal, the weekly session was known only as "Tuesday Night - Jazz Jam". As the popularity grew, the club owner wanted to put a name of the group on a new sign that he had just bought for the front of the club. One late night, that owner was asking Jay to decide on a name for his sign.

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Fri, 11/18/2011 - 20:00
Fri, 11/18/2011 - 22:00
Sat, 11/19/2011 - 20:00
Sat, 11/19/2011 - 22:00


The acclaimed Japanese pianist Yoko Miwa takes her place in history as part of a select group of women instrumentalists that excel in the jazz world’s version of a triple threat: a commanding bandleader; writer of complex compositions; and a performer of virtuoso ability. Nelson Brill, reviewer for Stereo Times, says about a sell-out performance, “the house was full and Miwa and her trio were in exquisite form. There was lots of great wavelike energy from her piano and beautiful chemistry with the rest of the band, and the audience was leaning in on every note.”

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 20:00


From the moment he made his debut in 1985 with the gold-selling Grammy® nominated album Magic Touch, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has proven himself as a forward thinking innovator. With his nimbly executed "touch" or "tap" technique, he ushered a dazzling and spellbinding new sound into the world of progressive instrumental music.

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Wed, 11/16/2011 - 20:00
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 22:00


Arturo Sandoval is fluent in at least four musical languages. He can burn through an Afro-Cuban groove, tear up a bebop tune, soar over a Mozart concerto and sooth you with a luscious ballad; with equal power and grace.

He began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the World’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer.

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Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:00
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 22:00
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 16:00
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 19:00


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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