Sunday, September 23, 2012

Boston Closes September with Two Jazz Events

On Thursday, September 27, vocalist Patrice Williamson performs at the Newton Wine and Jazz Festival.  As described on the event's official website, "It's not a stuffy event, it's a party!"  The Nate Aronow Trio kicks off the music.

Saturday, September 29, Berklee College of Music's Beantown Jazz Festival takes place at the intersections of Mass Ave and Columbus Ave.  Medford native, and prolific jazz drummer, Terri Lynn Carrington is the event's Artistic Director.  Carrington's Mosaic Project, described on the event's official website as "a celebration of female artists" who are "...coming together to support and celebrate each other from a musical and social perspective" is just one of nearly twenty free performances comprisng the event.

Jason Palmer, Boston mainstay and notable trumpeter, opens the Berklee Stage.  Palmer takes a solo in this clip from Jack DeJohnette's set at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Sultry September - Boston is stacked with Jazz!

This month, two of the city's jazz clubs that draw national talent are hosting numerous performers worthy of note - this city is stacked with jazz in September!

Aaron Goldberg

On September 13th & 14th, the Grammy award winning saxophonist and Berklee instructor Joe Lovano anchors performances at Scullers Jazz Club with his group Us Five. Joining Lovano is bass phenom Esperanza Spalding.

Pianist Fred Hersch appears in trio format on the 19th, while trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's Quintet has a gig on the 20th. Joining Pelt is tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, who threw down a memorable set with his own trio at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival.

On September 15th, the Regatta Bar hosts pianist Aaron Goldberg, who played last month with the Three Cohens at the Newport Jazz Festival.  Goldberg brings an engaging trio comprised of bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland - this one promises to be a treat!  On September 20th and 21st, electric guitar icon John Scofield also brings a trio to the R.  Scofield will be accompanied by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Bill Stewart. 

On September 20th, Wayne Krantz also brings an electric guitar trio set to Johnny D's in Somerville.

Hang on Boston, September is gonna be a slippery ride!