Featured Website: Sean Jones
Over the course of three previous albums for the Mack Avenue Records label, trumpeter Sean Jones has revealed himself as among the most immensely expressive, versatile and gifted players of his generation. With each new project, the Warren, Ohio native has peeled back another layer to show us a fresh peek at his soul. His 2004 solo debut, Eternal Journey (recorded when he was 25) introduced Sean as a deft expresser of modern bop for the 21st century via originals and standards in a quintet format. His sophomore effort, Gemini, found him deftly mixing soul and funk flourishes with bop, proving he was not adverse to more contemporary textures. His last album, Roots, reflects his love of the music of the church, which he grew up singing as a child.
Now with his fourth and equally impressive release Kaleidoscope, Sean Jones adds another hue to his ever-expanding musical palette - showcasing the voices and song selections of an amazing assemblage of five top-flight singers: Gretchen Parlato, Carolyn Perteete, Sachal Vasandani, J.D. Walter, and contemporary gospel powerhouse Kim Burrell. Most of them are unknown to the majority of listeners...but not for long if Sean can help it.
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Official Website: http://seanjonesmusic.com
"Halloween Throw-Down" w/ Revolutionary Snake Ensemble & guest thereminist Jon Bernhardt @ Regattabar -- October 31, 2014
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Halloween Show, with special guest Jon Bernhardt on theremin. Friday, October 31, 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20. Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. For tickets and information: 617-395-7757, http://www.regattabarjazz.com.
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Remembering vocalist Joe Lee Wilson
VTY Jazz Productions...*Creating the best Jazz experience on Earth*
Is Proud To Announce Another Sunday Serenade live from The Haven
Marion Cowings: Vocals
Rick Germanson: Piano
Paul Beaudry: Bass
Alvin Atkinson Jr. Drums
Saul Rubin: Guitar
(Oct 21, 2014 - 14:47:16) [read more]
Famed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra Oct 26 2014, Celebrates Claremont NH 250th Anniversary
Called “stunning” (Billboard.com), “brilliant” (CultureJazz.France) and “beyond category” (Downbeat), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra is one of the longest-running large jazz ensembles in the world. Led by founder/music director Mark Harvey, the legendary band will perform music by Duke ...
(Oct 21, 2014 - 14:31:53) [read more]
Acclaimed Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues 42nd Season, Nov 1, Election Special, MIT Cambridge
The legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its historic 42nd season with a high-energy show November 1 at 8:00 pm at MIT’s Killian Hall, 160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139 (free admission, information 617 452 3205). Led by award-winning composer Mark Harvey, the band takes the pulse of ...
(Oct 21, 2014 - 14:28:33) [read more]
AVAILABLE TODAY on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records:
Branford Marsalis Celebrates Melody and Feeling on
In My Solitude: Live at Grace Cathedral
Branford Marsalis continues to prove that there is no context too large or small to contain his gifts. A reigning master of the jazz quartet format, dedicated champion of the duo setting, in-demand soloist of classical ensembles both chamber and orchestral, and session-enhancing special guest on an ...
(Oct 21, 2014 - 12:36:23) [read more]
Pianist/composer Jason Yeager Celebrates 2nd CD "Affirmation" In Concert on Friday, October 24 at The Regattabar
Joining Yeager are Danny Weller, Matt Rousseau, Aubrey Johnson and Noah Preminger
“An individualist with a high concept, his music contains grace and color and a great deal of depth.”
– Greg Osby
“An incredible composer and musician…[who] surprises you like a thunderbolt.” – ...
(Oct 21, 2014 - 12:10:21) [read more]