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Kim Burrell’s Jazz Gospel Holiday Special

Monday, December 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Kim Burrell fills the Allen Room with the sounds of holiday spirit. Her festive ensemble includes musical director Damien Sneed, Leon Lacy & Orchestra, and special guests. They offer soulful renditions of holiday classics including Silent Night, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and Little Drummer Boy. Join us for this musical feast.  

The Jorge Perez-Albela's Beyond Worlds Band

Jahaziel Arrocha: Saxophones (Panama)
Kevin Harris: Piano (USA)
Albino Jorge Mbie: Guitar and voice (Mozambique)
Ehud Ettun: Bass (Israel)
Jorge Perez-Albela: drums and percussion (Peru)

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Event Date: 
Thu, 01/12/2012 - 19:00

Third in Line

Third in Line with original text and choreography by Magdalene San Millán

A one-woman show about the joys, pains, and hilarities of family history. The performance combines theatrical monologues with dance to describe a personal journey beginning in turmoil and ending in peace. Characters include a brilliant alcoholic grandmother, an embittered mother and a determinedly artistic father. Material may not be suitable for young children. Approximately 1 hour in length with no intermission.

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Event Date: 
Sun, 01/08/2012 - 19:00

Yani Batteau

Yani Batteau is decidedly a renaissance woman. She is an accomplished banjoist, vocalist, and even has a flip art book published about the Statue of Liberty titled: " The Statue of Liberty Takes a Dive" that is housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She has worked as a graphic artist, college instructor, and has won Somerville and Mass. Arts Council Awards.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 21:00

Jim Hobbs & Friends

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Event Date: 
Fri, 01/06/2012 - 20:00

Melissa Kassel and Tom Zicarelli Group

Melissa Kassel - voice Tom Zicarelli - piano Phil Grenadier - trumpet Bruno Raberg - bass

Songs. Improvisation. Soul. Spirit. Freedom. Darkness. Light. Their music will take you to another place in another space.

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Event Date: 
Thu, 01/05/2012 - 19:00

Yuka Hunt Quartet

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.

This quartet is a special combination of musical personalities, united to revisit classic jazz repertory together.

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/04/2012 - 21:30

The Fringe

The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012 - 22:30
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 22:30
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 22:30
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:30
Mon, 01/30/2012 - 22:30

Jerry Bergonzi Group

Tenor saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi, is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi's music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography.

Event Date: 
Mon, 01/02/2012 - 19:00
Mon, 01/09/2012 - 19:00
Mon, 01/16/2012 - 19:00
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 19:00
Mon, 01/30/2012 - 19:00

Stephen Sondheim

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 6:00pm

Stephen Sondheim is undeniably the best-known living composer and lyricist working in the American theatre, having earned multiple Tony and Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. He was mentored by playwright Oscar Hammerstein II and studied theory with composer Milton Babbitt. This episode showcases a selection of tunes penned by Sondheim, including "Send In The Clowns, "Old Friends, and "I Wish I Could Forget, on which he sings and plays piano.


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