Carmen Consoli: Eco Di Sirene
7:30pm | $45
She was the first Italian woman artist to ever tread the stage of the Olympic Stadium in Rome, she has been the only Italian artist to participate, in Ethiopia, at the celebrations of the anniversary of the death of Bob Marley, she performed as headliner in Central Park, scored 3 sold out in New York. founded her own label - the Narciso Record - been inspired by Verga and mythology, brought in her songs also Arabic and French, was the first woman in the long history of the Tenco Club to win the Targa Tenco as Best Album of the Year with "Elettra" and was the first woman invested in the role of Maestro Concertatore (Art Director and Conductor) for the "Concertone della Notte della Taranta". She was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of Unicef and Ambassador of "Telefono Rosa", won the Amnesty Italia Award for the track "Mio Zio": the career of Carmen Consoli is studded with primacies.
Laszlo Gardony - CD Release - Solo Piano
7:30pm | $25
Acclaimed jazz pianist, composer, Laszlo Gardony returns to celebrate his live solo album La Marseillaise (Sunnyside Records) with a solo piano concert. Hailed by JazzTimes as "one of contemporary music's truly original voices," Laszlo's performances convey the joy of inspired creation, audience connection, and moving spontaneous improvisations. Gardony's concerts are one-of-a-kind performances drawing from deep feeling, prodigious technique, and a playful curiosity that thrives on interpreting each unique moment. He will perform new compositions, his own arrangements of standards, a classic Italian song, a re-imagination of an iconic French revolutionary song and spontaneously created pieces. Gardony has said, "Music has a direct effect on our emotions and also on our well-being." Not to be missed!
Laszlo's previous solo CD, "Serious Play" was named one of the "10 Best Jazz Albums of 2017" by the Boston Globe's Jon Garelick, by Arts Fuse's Michael Ullman and by Patriot Ledger's Jay Miller.
The Pierre Hurel Trio
7:30pm | $24
Hailed by The Boston Globe's Steve Greenlee as "Boston's most sensitive working group", The Pierre Hurel Trio returns to the Regattabar where they have performed their signature sound, a mixture of revisited Jazz standards and new original music in sold outconcerts for several years. Last Fall, Pierre Hurel gave a solo recital here where he presented his new solo CD "Neither Lost Nor Found" to a packed house.
The Trio, which features Pierre Hurel on piano, John Funkhouser on bass and Mike Connors on drums, has been a fixture in Boston for years. In 2003, the trio was included in The Boston Globe's short list of the 10 Best Shows of the year, alongside Norah Jones and Dave Brubeck. Two years ago, they released their 4th CD Inner Conversation.?
Born in Paris, pianist and composer Pierre Hurel was first discovered by Paris Jazz Conservatory's founder and director Charles Henry. At age 20, as he was about to reluctantly start a career in business, Hurel decided to change course and enrolled at the School of Modern Music in Paris. Six months later, he came to Boston for a summer session at the Berklee College of Music and has remained here ever since.
Jazz journalist Virginia Schaefer wrote in AllAboutJazz.com: "Hurel's compositions and playing show the influence of European classical music, particularly of the romantic and impressionistic eras. In his playing, Hurel projects a natural grace, easygoing on the surface but precise and focused at the core." Mr. Hurel was described by the Boston Globe's David Wildman as "The extraordinary-local-but-Paris-born pianist". Reviewing one of his performances, Steve Greenlee wrote in the Boston Globe: "Hurel is one of
Boston's real gems. His style is impressionistic and adventurous, coming off somewhere between Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett ... The Pierre Hurel Trio is Boston's most sensitive working group."
Hurel has been featured numerous times on New England Cable News and his music has been played on WGBH, WERS, WBUR, WMBR, Paris Jazz, Europe 1 and France inter, among others. He has recorded five albums, most of which are available online at amazon.com. Hurel is a regular at the famous Cambridge Regattabar, has appeared at numerous Jazz festivals and Jazz clubs including the Duc des Lombards in Paris, the Knickerbocker in New York and locally at Sculler's and Ryles Jazz clubs, among others. He is also a faculty member at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he has taught his very popular Improvisation Workshop for over a decade, using his own method and philosophy to approach improvisation and music.
Annual Charles Square Tree Lighting
Help Kick Off the Holiday Season!
Join us as Charles Square kicks off the holiday season with our annual tree lighting ceremony and a visit from Santa!
More info to come!