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August 20
Aug 20
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Tyson Jackson

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Tyson Jackson

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 21
Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Lower Courtyard - 5-6:30pm

Tue, Thu |

on site 5-6:30pm
Lower Courtyard

Stay in the summer spirit with some gorgeous Steel Drum playing in our Lower Courtyard every Tuesday and Thursday through August!

Grab a drink at Noir or enjoy dinner on the Legal Seafood patio. If you close your eyes, you just might imagine you're at the beach.

Aug 22
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 23
Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Lower Courtyard - 5-6:30pm

Tue, Thu |

on site 5-6:30pm
Lower Courtyard

Stay in the summer spirit with some gorgeous Steel Drum playing in our Lower Courtyard every Tuesday and Thursday through August!

Grab a drink at Noir or enjoy dinner on the Legal Seafood patio. If you close your eyes, you just might imagine you're at the beach.

Aug 24
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Martina Livero

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Martina Livero

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Aug 25
Courtyard Yoga with Barre & Soul

Courtyard Yoga with Barre & Soul

Free Yoga in Upper Courtyard

Sat |

on site 9-10am
Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Take your practice outside this summer with Barre & Soul! Enjoy a complimentary class in the Upper Courtyard of The Charles Hotel every Saturday through August. Let's flow into summer together!

Be sure to sign up ahead of time so we can contact you in the case of inclement weather. 

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/932325270271872/

Every Saturday through August 25
9-10am
BYO yoga mat
Weather permitting

Please fill out this waiver form and turn in at your first class: http://bit.ly/2rHTZwE.

Aug 25
Atlas Soul

Atlas Soul

7:30pm - $24

Sat |

on site 7:30pm
Regattabar

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"Atlas Soul is a - multiple award winning - band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions organically punched with deep funk, jazz and intelligent hip hop. 

Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark! They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, NYC's Joe's Pub, Montreal Festival Nuits d'Afrique and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond. 

Atlas Soul's core is a quintet but they love to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section depending on the show. They features two outstanding lead vocalist, Regie Gibson an award winning poet, a percussionist and a natural power house performer and Jacques Pardo from France, a saxophonist, guitarist, composer and the band leader. Drummer extraordinary Zeke Martin and bassist Steve Davis "The groove master" hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos. 

They have won or placed the Independent Music Awards four times - including the 2013 IMA vox poll in 2 categories - as well as winning accolades from many other music contests (too many to be listed here..) 

Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, spicy food! The band has produced five CDs : Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, [email protected], and Gypsy Wind and two singles: We `re Atlas Soul and My Heart 

Atlas Soul's motto, world music for world peace, spells out its philosophical and political goal: to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor."

Aug 26
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Aug 26
Kids: Beethoven's Wig

Kids: Beethoven's Wig

4:30pm - $12

Sun |

on site 4:30pm
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Richard Perlmutter is the creator, lyricist, and lead singer/entertainer of Beethoven's Wig. In his solo performances, he sings and plays the greatest masterpieces of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart and more on piano, classical guitar and mandolin. 

Perlmutter has staged his solo show at performing arts centers, museums and libraries throughout North America. During his solo shows he shares a wealth of fun facts and stories about classical music and composers. His quick wit, songwriting genius and vocal acrobatics have drawn comparisons to Victor Borge, Tom Lehrer and Danny Kaye. Perlmutter's solo show is a treat for children and adults of all ages.

Aug 27
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Briana Washington

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Briana Washington

Mon |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Artist Bio

Aug 28
Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Lower Courtyard - 5-6:30pm

Tue, Thu |

on site 5-6:30pm
Lower Courtyard

Stay in the summer spirit with some gorgeous Steel Drum playing in our Lower Courtyard every Tuesday and Thursday through August!

Grab a drink at Noir or enjoy dinner on the Legal Seafood patio. If you close your eyes, you just might imagine you're at the beach.

Aug 29
Fresh & Honest Jazz

Fresh & Honest Jazz

6-7:30pm | Henrietta's Table Patio

Wed |

on site 6-7:30pm
Henrietta's Table Patio

Enjoy farm fresh food on the patio at Henrietta's Table while the Peter Cassino Trio serves up their jazz stylings under the twinkling lights of the Charles Hotel courtyard.

Every Wednesday 6-7:30pm

Aug 30
Sons of Serendip

Sons of Serendip

7:30pm - $30

Thu |

on site 7:30pm
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FEATURING: MICAH CHRISTIAN - LEAD VOCALIST 
KENDALL RAMSEUR - CELLIST/VOCALIST 
MASON MORTON - HARPIST 
CORDARO RODRIGUEZ - PIANIST

Sons of Serendip is a unique Billboard Charting quartet consisting of a harpist, cellist, pianist and lead vocalist. The quartet was a finalist on Season 9 of America's Got Talent, gaining popularity by offering fresh interpretations of popular music. Since the talent competition, Sons of Serendip has toured nationally, lighting up audiences with their creative and emotionally stirring arrangements and original compositions. Some notable performances include the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as collaborations with Cynthia Erivo, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops.

Aug 30
Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Ron Reid Steel Drum Trio

Lower Courtyard - 5-6:30pm

Tue, Thu |

on site 5-6:30pm
Lower Courtyard

Stay in the summer spirit with some gorgeous Steel Drum playing in our Lower Courtyard every Tuesday and Thursday through August!

Grab a drink at Noir or enjoy dinner on the Legal Seafood patio. If you close your eyes, you just might imagine you're at the beach.

Aug 31
Regattabar Courtyard Series – Mar Fayos

Regattabar Courtyard Series – Mar Fayos

Fri |

on site 6-8pm
The Charles Hotel Upper Courtyard

Once again The Regattabar at The Charles Hotel is partnering with Berklee College of Music for another exciting Courtyard Series of free music from Berklee students every Monday and Friday, starting in July. This partnership is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City Concert Series, featuring over 400 free performances around the Greater Boston Area.

Sep 02
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Sep 06
Senri Oe Birthday Special Premier Live: “Boys & Girls”

Senri Oe Birthday Special Premier Live: “Boys & Girls”

7:30 - $25

Thu |

on site 7:30pm
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A great chance to see SENRI OE, Jazz Pianist and one of Japan's top music artists, with very unique career as a massively popular Japanese pop star of the 80s and 90s, who opted out of that stardom to follow this boyhood dream of becoming a jazz pianist in U.S. SENRI OE, will perform dramatic solo works featuring new tracks from his 5th album "Boys & Girls" named after one of his signature hit songs. Even though this self-covered jazz album themed `Pop meets jazz, Jazz meets pop', all tunes sound brand new compositions, it means he succeeded to create completely different world from the original pop songs. 

Join us in celebrating his special album of `Boys & Girls' and his birthday, and his melodious jazz with a spice of romance, pureness, heartwarming, hesitation and sometimes a little bit craziness takes you on a journey to the nostalgia of your days as boys and girls'!

Sep 07
Becca Stevens

Becca Stevens

7:30pm - $28

Fri |

on site 7:30pm
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Always reaching, always expanding, Becca Stevens reinvents herself once again with Regina. In the years since the release of her critically acclaimed third album, Perfect Animal, Stevens has undertaken a journey that began with a study of Queen Elizabeth I as inspiration for a commission to write a concert of new music, which expanded into tributes to various queens from history, literature, folklore, and her own imagination, songs inspired by the regal and divine, and finally Regina as a voice, like a trusted friend or an alter ego. 

As for her muse for the album, Stevens explains, "Regina is like an alter ego, or an imaginary friend. Like a dream, she exists separate from me but is reliant upon my consciousness to exist. I carry her with me in everything now. So I guess you could say that neither ends; in Becca, there is always Regina, and in Regina, there is always Becca." 

Produced by Troy Miller, Regina features creative and performance collaborations with Snarky Puppy's Michael League, Jacob Collier, Laura Mvula, and the legendary David Crosby. The album was recorded in several phases - in London with Miller, a second London session with Collier (a co-producer on the album along with Stevens and League), a session with Miller in Brooklyn, NY, a session with League in Brooklyn and a final session with League and Stevens' bandmates in Brooklyn as well. Additional collaborators include Alan Hampton, Jo Lawry and the award-winning Attacca String Quartet as well as Stevens' trusted band members Liam Robinson, Chris Tordini, and Jordan Perlson (performing here). 

The New York Times, describes Stevens as `a best-kept secret' and `impressively absorbing'. She has recently featured on Snarky Puppy's new Family Dinner Volume 2 as well as collaborating with various artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Brad Mehldau, Jose James, and recently on David Crosby's new tour Lighthouse. 

Stevens style has always evaded categorization, and with Regina, even more so. One hears pop, rock, R&B and funk side-by-side with traditional Appalachian and British folk, classical, world music, and jazz. Intricate instrumentation and rhythms seamlessly intertwine with vocals and melodies that work their way into your brain. Stevens has been compared to Bjork, St Vincent, Tori Amos and Joni Mitchell and is certainly making her mark on the international music scene in a big way, establishing herself as a long term and important artist for the future.

Sep 09
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Sep 11
Mike Stern Band ft. Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini and Tom Kennedy

Mike Stern Band ft. Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini and Tom Kennedy

7:30pm & 10pm - $35

Tue |

on site 7:30pm & 10pm
Regattabar Jazz Club

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One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, and Joe Henderson. He has made 16 record as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.

Stern is an electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies, and an inherently bluesy string-bending prowess. He has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or session he plays, channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Albert King.

On his latest recording, "Eclectic", Stern goes toe-to-toe with Texas guitar slinger Eric Johnson in a scintillating, six-string summit meeting that is manna for guitar aficionados. As the title suggests, these two modern-day guitar heroes cut a wide stylistic swath on eleven originals, and showcasing their mutual love of Hendrix on the iconic blues, "Red House." Unlike his previous recording, "All Over the Place", which featured a sprawling cast of characters, "Eclectic" was recorded in three days at Johnson's studio in Austin. The core group also includes bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Anton Fig (with only a few selected guests, including Mike's wife Leni Stern on n'goni and vocals, and singer-songwriter Christopher Cross on backing vocals).

Stern says of the record, "My records lately have been with a whole bunch of different people, but this was really cool to just have one group and barely add any overdubs," says Stern. "It was really kind of live, which I have always liked to do. We just set up and played. And because it was Eric's studio, no one was looking at the clock. So the record really went down fast, but we had plenty of time to do it."

Sep 12
Mike Stern Band ft. Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini and Tom Kennedy

Mike Stern Band ft. Dennis Chambers, Bob Franceschini and Tom Kennedy

7:30pm & 10pm - $35

Wed |

on site 7:30pm & 10pm
Regattabar Jazz Club

7:30PM PURCHASE TICKETS
10PM PURCHASE TICKETS

One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, and Joe Henderson. He has made 16 record as a leader, six of which were nominated for GRAMMY® Awards.

Stern is an electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies, and an inherently bluesy string-bending prowess. He has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or session he plays, channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall and Albert King.

On his latest recording, "Eclectic", Stern goes toe-to-toe with Texas guitar slinger Eric Johnson in a scintillating, six-string summit meeting that is manna for guitar aficionados. As the title suggests, these two modern-day guitar heroes cut a wide stylistic swath on eleven originals, and showcasing their mutual love of Hendrix on the iconic blues, "Red House." Unlike his previous recording, "All Over the Place", which featured a sprawling cast of characters, "Eclectic" was recorded in three days at Johnson's studio in Austin. The core group also includes bassist Chris Maresh and drummer Anton Fig (with only a few selected guests, including Mike's wife Leni Stern on n'goni and vocals, and singer-songwriter Christopher Cross on backing vocals).

Stern says of the record, "My records lately have been with a whole bunch of different people, but this was really cool to just have one group and barely add any overdubs," says Stern. "It was really kind of live, which I have always liked to do. We just set up and played. And because it was Eric's studio, no one was looking at the clock. So the record really went down fast, but we had plenty of time to do it."

Sep 14
Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

7:30pm & 10pm - $35

Fri |

on site 7:30pm & 10pm
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FEATURING: BILL FRISELL - SOLO GUITAR

"It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." -- The New York Times 

"Frisell is a revered figure among musicians -- like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer 

Described as being at the very epicenter of modern American Music" (BBC), Bill Frisell's career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Frisell's recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as "the best recorded output of the decade," including his recent albums for Savoy -- Sign of Life with the 858 Quartet, Beautiful Dreamers with his trio, and All We Are Saying, a new collection of John Lennon interpretations. 

Frisell's recording, Big Sur, was his debut for Okeh/Sony Masterworks and features music commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival and was composed at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur. The album's unusual instrumentation of strings and drums comes alive in a newly assembled quintet comprised of long-time associates from his groups, the 858 Quartet and Beautiful Dreamers. 

Frisell's Nonesuch output spans a wide range of musical expression, from original Buster Keaton film scores, to arrangements for extended ensembles with horns and strings (Blues Dream, Grammy-nominated History, Mystery and Grammy winner, Unspeakable), to collaborations with bassist Viktor Krauss and drummer Jim Keltner (Gone, Just Like a Train). Other releases include an album with Nashville musicians (Nashville), a solo album (Ghost Town), a collection of traditional American folk songs and originals inspired by them (The Willies), and two trio albums -- one with jazz legends Dave Holland and Elvin Jones, the other with Ron Carter and Paul Motian. The GRAMMY- nominated The Intercontinentals combines Frisell's brand of American roots music with Brazilian, Greek, and Malian influences. Disfarmer was inspired by the work of the mid-century rural Arkansas photographer Mike Disfarmer. Floratone is Frisell's cooperative group of drummer Matt Chamberlain, long-time producer Lee Townsend and Tucker Martine, with whom he has recorded two albums. Silent Comedy (Tzadik) is a solo project filled with complex harmonies, delicate phrasing, and wild noises, produced by long-time musical colleague John Zorn. 

Recognized as one of America's 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in April 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer, and National Performance Network. Currently Frisell is the Guest Curator for the Roots of Americana series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Resident Artistic Director at San Francisco Jazz. 

Always on the lookout for opportunities to "dig around for where I'm coming from," Frisell's next project will be an homage to the instrumental popular music made "right at the birth of the Fender Telecaster guitar" that, he recalls, "got me super fired up" about his instrument of choice. Frisell will joined by fellow guitar master Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitars, and his trio partners Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Together they will be exploring music of the Guitar in the Space Age -- Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, Merle Travis, Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts,The Wrecking Crew, and more. As on all Frisell projects, the proceedings will be, he understates, "rich with possibility."

Sep 15
Bill Frisell

Bill Frisell

7:30pm & 10pm - $35

Sat |

on site 7:30pm & 10pm
Regattabar

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Get Tickets 10pm

FEATURING: BILL FRISELL - SOLO GUITAR

"It's hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in the compositions of guitarist Bill Frisell. Mixing rock and country with jazz and blues, he's found what connects them: improvisation and a sense of play. Unlike other pastichists, who tend to duck passion, Mr. Frisell plays up the pleasure in the music and also takes on another often-avoided subject, tenderness." -- The New York Times 

"Frisell is a revered figure among musicians -- like Miles Davis and few others, his signature is built from pure sound and inflection; an anti-technique that is instantly identifiable." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer 

Described as being at the very epicenter of modern American Music" (BBC), Bill Frisell's career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years and 250 recordings, including 40 of his own. Frisell's recording catalog has been cited by Downbeat as "the best recorded output of the decade," including his recent albums for Savoy -- Sign of Life with the 858 Quartet, Beautiful Dreamers with his trio, and All We Are Saying, a new collection of John Lennon interpretations. 

Frisell's recording, Big Sur, was his debut for Okeh/Sony Masterworks and features music commissioned by the Monterey Jazz Festival and was composed at the Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur. The album's unusual instrumentation of strings and drums comes alive in a newly assembled quintet comprised of long-time associates from his groups, the 858 Quartet and Beautiful Dreamers. 

Frisell's Nonesuch output spans a wide range of musical expression, from original Buster Keaton film scores, to arrangements for extended ensembles with horns and strings (Blues Dream, Grammy-nominated History, Mystery and Grammy winner, Unspeakable), to collaborations with bassist Viktor Krauss and drummer Jim Keltner (Gone, Just Like a Train). Other releases include an album with Nashville musicians (Nashville), a solo album (Ghost Town), a collection of traditional American folk songs and originals inspired by them (The Willies), and two trio albums -- one with jazz legends Dave Holland and Elvin Jones, the other with Ron Carter and Paul Motian. The GRAMMY- nominated The Intercontinentals combines Frisell's brand of American roots music with Brazilian, Greek, and Malian influences. Disfarmer was inspired by the work of the mid-century rural Arkansas photographer Mike Disfarmer. Floratone is Frisell's cooperative group of drummer Matt Chamberlain, long-time producer Lee Townsend and Tucker Martine, with whom he has recorded two albums. Silent Comedy (Tzadik) is a solo project filled with complex harmonies, delicate phrasing, and wild noises, produced by long-time musical colleague John Zorn. 

Recognized as one of America's 21 most vital and productive performing artists, Frisell was named an inaugural Doris Duke Artist in April 2012. He is also a recipient of grants from United States Artists, Meet the Composer, and National Performance Network. Currently Frisell is the Guest Curator for the Roots of Americana series at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Resident Artistic Director at San Francisco Jazz. 

Always on the lookout for opportunities to "dig around for where I'm coming from," Frisell's next project will be an homage to the instrumental popular music made "right at the birth of the Fender Telecaster guitar" that, he recalls, "got me super fired up" about his instrument of choice. Frisell will joined by fellow guitar master Greg Leisz on electric and pedal steel guitars, and his trio partners Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums. Together they will be exploring music of the Guitar in the Space Age -- Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, Merle Travis, Jimi Hendrix, Link Wray, Duane Eddy, Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts,The Wrecking Crew, and more. As on all Frisell projects, the proceedings will be, he understates, "rich with possibility."

Sep 16
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Sep 20
Mark Turner Ethan Iverson Duo

Mark Turner Ethan Iverson Duo

7:30pm - $28

Thu |

on site 7:30pm
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"FEATURING: ETHAN IVERSON - PIANO 
MARK TURNER -TENOR SAXOPHONE

The initial musical connection between saxophonist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson was made in 1990s jam sessions in New York City, with both going on to individual success - Iverson in hit trio The Bad Plus and Turner as a solo leader and in such groups as the trio Fly (recording in both capacities for ECM). A decade after their first meeting, the saxophonist and pianist began an association in the Billy Hart Quartet, the two players featuring sympathetically on two widely lauded ECM albums by that band. Now with Temporary Kings - their debut on record as a duo - Turner and Iverson explore aesthetic common ground that encompasses the cool-toned intricacies of the Lennie Tristano/Warne Marsh jazz school, as well as the heightened intimacy of modernist chamber music. The album presents six originals by Iverson (such as the nostalgic solo tune "Yesterday's Bouquet) and two by Turner (including "Myron's World," which has acquired near-classic status among contemporary jazz players). There's an off-kilter blues ("Unclaimed Freight") and a strikingly melodic, almost Ravelian opening track dedicated to the Swiss town where the album was recorded ("Lugano"), plus an interpretation of Marsh's playfully serpentine "Dixie's Dilemma.""

Sep 21
Cassandre McKinley

Cassandre McKinley

7:30pm - $22

Fri |

on site 7:30pm
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FEATURING: TIM RAY - PIANO 
JESSE WILLIAMS - BASS 
DAVE MATTACKS - DRUMS 
SCOTTY JOHNSON - GUITAR

Performing original material and covering artists Roy Orbison, Nina Simone, Elvis and Willie Nelson. 

On her fifth studio recording, jazz vocalist Cassandre McKinley forcefully embraces music from a mix of musical styles. Artfully and soulfully, she blurs the hazy lines between genres and in doing so, underscores the essence of jazz. Dragonfly is a solid and far more personal follow to any of her previous recordings as she selected each tune with care, then transformed the material from a variety of genres - jazz, pop, R&B, soul, plus a healthy dose of country - freshening them with her own vocal twists and sensibilities to make these songs live again, as they should for an expansive audience. 

Award-winning jazz journalist Ken Franckling reflected in his essay about Dragonfly, "McKinley's cover of Elvis Presley's 1960 hit `Are You Lonesome Tonight' is a beauty, even more knowing and heart-felt than those of Frank Sinatra, Donny Osmond and Bryan Ferry." 

To the Japanese, dragonflies represent evolution, emotional maturity, and forward motion. For me, they signaled it was time to draw attention to my future and surrender the pains of the past. One day, I was laying in a field in a local state park - and as I gazed up at blue skies and ruminated over new and difficult changes in my life, including the recent passing of my father, I was suddenly aware that humming around me were dozens of dragonflies! I was transformed momentarily, immersed in a feeling of tranquility and peace - and hope. I sighed deeply and fully. It was going to be ok. 

Much of the content on this album calls to those times when we have to find the strength to know when it is time to let go, look ahead and travel boldly and optimistically down a sometimes-uncertain path. The artists I've covered are some of my Father's favorites - and the dragonflies have been speaking to me ever since that day in the meadow. This album is my homage to both of them. - Cass 

For more than 20 years, Cassandre McKinley has been calling "jazz" home. She has released four studio albums (featuring local legends Herb Pomeroy and Dick Johnson) including a 2006 release "Til Tomorrow" (MAXJAZZ) which is a visceral look at her music with a more "soulful" sound paying homage to the late Marvin Gaye. She continues to carve a pathway leading to "new standards" with a deeper expressive sound. McKinley tours as both a featured artist and guest artist while maintaining a position as Assistant Professor in the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music.

Sep 23
Biking on Memorial Drive

Biking on Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive Closed to Vehicular Traffic

Sun |

local event 11am-7pm
Memorial Drive in Cambridge between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street

Enjoy a car-free bike ride or run on Memorial Drive from April 29-November 11! The road is closed from 11am-7pm between Western Avenue and Mount Auburn Street. See our concierge about renting our complimentary bikes for the day.

Sep 25
Stan Strickland/Josh Rosen Trio & Quartet w/ Special Guest Rakalam Bob MosesTitle

Stan Strickland/Josh Rosen Trio & Quartet w/ Special Guest Rakalam Bob MosesTitle

7:30pm - $25

Tue |

on site 7:30pm
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A Two CD release concert celebration! 

"Three Moments," with master percussionist Rakalam Bob Moses. 

"Seasons," with bassist Bruno Raberg and drummer Dave Fox. 

Strickland (woodwinds, voice) and Rosen (piano) have been performing together since 2007, creating 
intimate, spontaneous music, with an expansive repertoire based on Rosen's compositions and 
Strickland's "Be Here Now Suite." Rakalam Bob Moses' presence uplifts the music with an intensity borne 
of his lifetime of fellowship with the jazz greats. 

The new recordings reflect the deep growth of these groups through years of working together. Strickland and Moses have been entrancing audiences for over 35 years! 

Josh Rosen has performed/recorded with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, David Tronzo, Greg Hopkins, Dennis Irwin, Steve Slagle, Bennie Wallace, and the Either/Orchestra with Ethiopian masters Mulatu Astake and Mahmoud Ahmed. 

He has released 5 albums, with several projects currently in production. Rosen's debut, "American Waltz", featured his compositions with jazz masters George Garzone, Mick Goodrick and Phil Grenadier. Next was the intimate album "Instinct", with Boston legend Stan Strickland (woodwinds, vocals). "Instinct" was followed by another duo, "Brothers", on which he plays keyboards, bass and guitar, joined by friend and co composer Ralph Rosen (harmonica, drums.) "Sparks", (2017) was included in the Grammy nomination pool and features an octet with cellist Eugene Friesen and drummer Mark Walker. This year Rosen released another duo project: "The Music of Paul Motian and..." with legendary avant-garde bassist John Voigt. 

Rosen is Professor of Piano and Ensembles at Berklee College of Music. An international clinician with Master's degree from New England Conservatory, Rosen studied with pianist Fred Hersch, and composers William Thomas McKinley and Robert Cogan. He has composed music and sound design for numerous film and media projects. 

Stan Strickland has performed with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott, Marlena Shaw, and Marty Ehrlich, while opening for legends Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. Strickland has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Russia, and toured South Africa with The Village People. Stan was featured with Take Six and the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall. 

Strickland has a Master's degree from Lesley College and is a professor at Berklee College of Music. He is Co-Executive Director of Express Yourself, an award-winning arts therapy organization. He has performed theater and dance including "Coming up for Air," an autoJAZZography written and directed by Jon Lipsky. 

The legendary musical spirit Rakalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has created his own highly original musical world, with a unique palette of percussion colors. His innovations are informed by his NYC childhood, where he was immersed in the music of the city's jazz masters.

Sep 26
Jill Barber

Jill Barber

7:30pm - $25

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Jill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool's Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill's influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you'll never forget it...

2 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada's brightest stars - selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country's most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song "Chances" was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series "Orange is the New Black." She has fans in Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Kris Kristofferson (who hails Jill as a "real songwriter, a damn good songwriter") and collaborator Ron Sexsmith.

Having earned over twenty award nominations and with two top-selling albums in English, in 2013 Jill released the french language album "Chansons," after a celebrated performance at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival where she sang (for the first time ever) a French translation of one of her songs, "Tous Mes Rêves" ("All My Dreams"). Chansons has firmly established Jill as an artist to watch in both French and English, and an upcoming 2015 European tour is sure to expand her fan base even more.

Sep 27
Mark Guiliana SPACE HEROES

Mark Guiliana SPACE HEROES

7:30pm - $28

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FEATURING: MARK GUILIANA - DRUMS 
MIKE LEWIS - SAXOPHONE, SYNTH 
JASON RIGBY - SAXOPHONE 
CHRIS MORRISSEY - BASS

Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world's leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing. NPR says "groove is tantamount, and melody assumes heroic dimensions" on Guiliana's latest Motéma Music release, Jersey. Now, Guiliana is unveiling his latest group, Mark Guiliana SPACE HEROES, featuring the "two horn" front line of saxophonists Jason Rigby and Mike Lewis, and bassist Chris Morrissey. 

Guiliana was chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017, while DownBeat dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. JazzTimes aptly proclaimed: "Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the past decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation." Along with leading his own groups - the acoustic Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and electronica-minded Beat Music - the drummer has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others. The verve and precision of Guiliana's drumming was a primer mover of Blackstar, David Bowie's multiple Grammy Award-winning final album. Guiliana teamed with keyboardist Brad Mehldau as the duo Mehliana for the Nonesuch release Taming the Dragon, and he has also collaborated with such artists as saxophonist Donny McCaslin, guitar hero John Scofield, Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer-songwriter Matt Cameron, neo-soul singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, guitarist-vocalist Lionel Loueke, jazz bassist Avishai Cohen, reggae/hip-hop artist Matisyahu, and jazz singer Gretchen Parlato.

Sep 29
Amy Black

Amy Black

7:30pm - $25

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"As a singer and songwriter, Amy Black is known for her authenticity and versatility. Her live performance, like her songwriting, spans from soft, tender and vulnerable...to fiery, dynamic and powerful. 

Amy's love of many classic forms of American music, including blues, country, soul, jazz, and rock n' roll led her from Boston...to Nashville...to Muscle Shoals...and, most recently, to Memphis to record with members of the Hi rhythm section (Al Green's backing band). 

While always drawn to singers of soul, blues and gospel, it wasn't until Amy began exploring her own southern soul roots for her third album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, that she knew her next project had to be made in the place where blues and soul converge (and where she herself was conceived); where Al Green, Otis Redding and so many others turned grit and groove into some of the world's most beloved tunes. Black then hunted down several top musical architects to help her lay down the sound she wished to make -- the sound of Memphis. 

"Recording albums in Muscle Shoals and Memphis and then performing this music live for several years was an incredible experience. It brought out another side of me that I didn't know was there and gave me the chance to put my guitar down and just dance and sing. There's something very freeing about that," say Amy. 

About her current live show, Amy says, "This year, I'm moving away from revue show format and back to my original music. My set will include songs from all four of my albums, that together represent this exciting musical journey I've been on. What a ride it's been... with more adventures to come.""

Sep 30
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Oct 03
Regattabar Noir: Sara Serpa & Ran Blake Duo

Regattabar Noir: Sara Serpa & Ran Blake Duo

7:30pm - $25

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Sara Serpa 
Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, improviser who implements a unique instrumental approach to her vocal style. Recognized for her distinctive wordless singing, Serpa has been immersed in the field of jazz, improvised and experimental music since first arriving in New York in 2008. Described by JazzTimes magazine as "a master of wordless landscapes" and by the New York Times as "a singer of silvery poise and cosmopolitan outlook," Serpa started her recording and performing career with jazz luminaries such as Grammy-nominated pianist, Danilo Perez, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow pianist, Ran Blake, and Greg Osby. 

Her ethereal music draws from a broad variety of inspirations including literature, film, visual arts as well as history and nature. As a leader, she has produced and released nine albums, (with labels Sunnyside Records, Clean Feed, Tzadik and Inner Circle Music); the latest being "All The Dreams" in collaboration with guitarist André Matos. Serpa has collaborated with an extensive array of musicians including John Zorn, Guillermo Klein, Zeena Parkins, Mark Turner, Tyshawn Sorey, Nicole Mitchell, among many others. 

Currently, Serpa leads a trio with Erik Friedlander (cello) and Ingrid Laubrock (tenor sax), with a debut album coming out in March 2018 (Close Up/ Clean Feed) , and a trio featuring Zeena Parkins (harp) and Mark Turner (tenor sax) in an interdisciplinary performance, combining film with live music entitled "Recognition". 

Ran Blake 
In a career that spans five decades, pianist/composer/educator RAN BLAKE has created a unique niche in improvised music as an artist and educator. With a characteristic mix of spontaneous solos, modern classical tonalities, the great American blues and gospel traditions, and themes from classic Film Noir, Blake's singular sound has earned a dedicated following all over the world. His dual musical legacy includes nearly 50 albums on some of the world's finest jazz labels, as well almost 50 years as a groundbreaking educator at Boston's New England Conservatory. 

A recent Italian reviewer, Vincenzo Roggero, sums up Ran's merging of traditions and unique noir piano style: "Blake combines Max Roach with Edith Piaf, Duke Ellington with Stevie Wonder, Nino Rota with Yiddish music. All lit by his unique style influenced by the blues as the gospel, classical as jazz, but inimitable in combining these elements through touches almost imperceptible, silences full density, sparse but decisive cluster, lines dangerously poised between tonality and dissonance. It is music played on whispers, rather than shouts, but no less intense or penetrating." 

Ran's most recent recordings are "Ghost Tones: Portraits of George Russell" (A-Side Records, 2015), "Live at the Kitano" w/Sara Serpa (Sunnyside, 2015), "Down Here Below, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln" w/Christine Correa (RedPiano, 2015), "Chabrol Noir: A Tribute to Claude Chabrol" w/Ricky Ford (impulse!, 2016), and Town and Country w/ Dominique Eade (Sunnyside, 2017).

Oct 04
The Mark Zaleski Band

The Mark Zaleski Band

7:30pm - $25

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FEATURING: MARK ZALESKI - ALTO/SOPRANO SAXOPHONES 
JON BEAN - TENOR SAXOPHONE 
JEFF D'ANTONA - PIANO 
MARK COCHEO - GUITAR 
DANNY WELLER - BASS 
OSCAR SUCHANEK - DRUMS

Internationally touring musician, Mark Zaleski, has distinguished himself as a uniquely dynamic soloist, multi-instrumentalist, and band leader. He has performed with a diverse group of notable artists including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Ian Anderson, Connie Francis, Mahmoud Ahmed, Rakalam Bob Moses, the Either/Orchestra, Tiger Okoshi, Jason Palmer, and Matt Savage. At the young age of 33, he has established faculty positions at Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and Longy School of Music at Bard College. 

Mark's high-energy jazz show (fronted by two fiery saxophones) brings forth the highest quality in jazz virtuosity, but brings a tinge of modern rock in his compositions resulting in an electrifying and engaging live show. Every audience member comments on how much fun the band is to watch perform! 

In 2017, Zaleski released his second record, "Days, Months, Years", a record where Zaleski performs on alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and double bass; one of the first of its kind in the jazz genre. 

Additionally, Zaleski is active in many musical projects including the Omar Thomas Large Ensemble, The Brighton Beat, the Either/Orchestra, Nyota Road, a duo project with Glenn Zaleski, Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders, The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Mehmet Sanlikol and WhatsNext, and plays bass in a popular Boston-area soul band he founded called Planet Radio.

Oct 05
Pierre Hurel

Pierre Hurel

7:30pm - $24

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Hailed by the Boston Globe as "the extraordinary-local-but-Paris-born pianist", Pierre Hurel returns to the Regattabar for a rare solo concert and a CD release party for his latest solo album. Hurel appears frequently at the Regattabar, and this past April, he celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first performance at the venue with the Pierre Hurel Trio. For this special solo performance, Hurel will be sharing Jazz standards, some of his latest compositions, along with some improvisations, which reflect both his classical and Jazz influences. 

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." 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 recorded nine albums, including one quartet album, six trio albums and two solo albums, including the one being released tonight. He 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. Hurel is a regular at the Regattabar, has appeared at numerous Jazz clubs including the Duc des Lombards in Paris, the Knickerbocker in New York and locally at Sculler's and Ryles Jazz clubs, as well as in festivals including the Toulon and Nice Jazz Festivals. He has an active teaching career, and is a Professor at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Oct 07
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Oct 09
Theo Croker 'Star People Nation'

Theo Croker 'Star People Nation'

7:30pm - $25

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Theo Croker's 2016 release Escape Velocity is ranked the #1 Jazz Album in the UK by Echoes Magazine. The accolades continue worldwide with iTunes (Global), The Observer (US) and others naming the album as one of the Top Jazz albums of 2016. With a global spotlight release on iTunes and Amazon, now over 1.5 million cumulative streams on Spotify, and nearly 1 million streams for the track "No Escape from Bliss" it is clear that listeners agree. 

Upon the album's release, The Wall Street Journal heralded the album as " timeless and of-the-moment". His live performances, the Huffington Post lauded Croker's band DVRKFUNK, saying they were "a tight front line that weave in serpentine precision and are backed by a powerful rhythm section that pushes the groove." Croker recently lent his inimitable talents as composer, arranger and musician to J. Cole's latest release on title track "4 Your Eyez Only", as well as "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Ville Mentality". He is also featured on Common's newest album, "Black America Again." 

As the grandson of the late trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, trumpeter Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition. Well-versed in the swing, bop, and modal styles of acoustic jazz, Croker's own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and gooey, groove-oriented hip-hop. It's a vital amalgam that would have pleased the forward-thinking Byrd, whose own '70s funk-jazz albums are an obvious touchstone for Croker on his hypnotically enlightened 2016 effort Escape Velocity. 

He championed this sound on his 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater collaboration, Afro Physicist, and he pushes it to the limits on this follow-up. Taking the production reins from Bridgewater, who also appears here on the euphoric "Love from the Sun," Croker has crafted a set of deeply spiritual, densely layered, yet beautifully uncluttered compositions that find him bringing his funky worldview into sharply illuminated focus. Croker details his point of view on the spacy opener "Raise Your Vibrations," in which he delivers a spoken word poem saying, "Our divine earthly purpose is our own to fulfill." 

Helping to raise Croker's musical vibrations is his ensemble, a group he's played with for several years, featuring saxophonist Anthony Ware, keyboardist Michael King, guitarist Ben Eunson, bassist Eric Wheeler, and drummer Kassa Overall. Also adding color to the proceedings are guitarist Femi Temowo and saxophonist Irwin Hall. While Croker certainly divines inspiration from Byrd's '70s albums, there's nothing retro about his own bass-and-drum-heavy sound. Cuts like the swirling "In Orbit" and the head-bobbing "This Could Be (For the Traveling Soul)," find Croker weaving in elements of shimmering electronica and subtle world music textures that feel more contemporary than old-school. 

Other tracks, like the soaring "Transcend" and the organ-driven "Changes," bring to mind no less than a feverish combination of the dramatically soulful '70s work of saxophonist Gato Barbieri and the brightly hued '90s acid-jazz of the Brand New Heavies. While Croker's creative vision is a hybridized, cross-pollinated take on jazz, he remains at his core an exploratory improvisationalist. Cuts like the propulsive "Meditations" and the socially minded, Latin-tinged groover "We Can't Breathe" (inspired by the 2014 choking death of Eric Garner), are long enough to allow for some edge-pushing solos from Croker and his band. 

Ultimately, with Escape Velocity, Croker proves he's got deep ideas about life, spirituality, and how music connects us all. It's an ebullient, groove-conscious message perhaps best expressed on the bass-heavy "It's Gonna Be Alright." Trading the song's title phrase back and forth like old friends high-fiving on the street, you can hear Croker and his band smiling."

Oct 14
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Oct 17
The Bruno Raberg Trio

The Bruno Raberg Trio

7:30pm - $22

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FEATURING: BRUCE BARTH - PIANO 
ADAM CRUZ - DRUMS

Swedish-born and longtime Boston-based bassist and composer Bruno Råberg brings his new trio to the RegattaBar for a CD release. The music is mainly originals by Råberg along with interpretations of classic jazz repertoire. Råberg says, "It's been a dream of mine for a long time to be able to play with both Bruce and Adam. Bruce and I used to play with Boston's composers big band Orange then Blue and it's been really great to reconnect with him. Adam is a new acquaintance and the way he completes the trio is just amazing." The music moves freely from hard swinging to the more lyrical and atmospheric, always with heart and soul. 

Bruno Råberg is an internationally renowned bass player and composer and a mainstay on the Boston music scene. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden he has made 11 recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists. 

Some of the distinguished musicians Råberg has performed and recorded with include Donny McCaslin, Chris Cheek, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor and Mike Mainieri. Tours have taken Råberg throughout Europe, Scandinavia, USA, Japan, India, Africa, and Central America, and to jazz festivals such as Pori, Umbria, Monterey, Nancy, Bologna, Graz, Stockholm, Boston, and Cape Town. 

As an educator Råberg stands out. He is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and and has traveled to Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Japan and Costa Rica as a clinician and performer for Berklee. He teaches in the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute's Masters Program, which is lead by pianist Danilo Perez. 

Jazz pianist and composer Bruce Barth has been sharing his music with listeners the world over for more than two decades. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects both the depth and breadth of his life and musical experiences. 

Bruce arrived on the New York jazz scene in 1988, and soon joined the great tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine; their musical collaboration spanned a decade. Bruce has since been a member Terence Blanchard Quintet; the band toured extensively, recorded six CDs and movie soundtracks including Spike Lee's "Malcolm X". He has toured and recorded with Nat Adderley, Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, David Sanchez, and he has performed with James Moody, Tony Bennett, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Branford Marsalis, Art Farmer, John Patitucci and the Mingus Big Band 

Drummer, composer, and educator Adam Cruz was born in New York City and has been a vital creative force on the international jazz scene for the last three decades. He leads his own group, and regularly works with artists such as Tom Harrell, The Mingus Big Band, Joey Calderazzo, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson and Edward Simon. Adam currently teaches at CCNY and the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. 

Adam first emerged professionally in the early 1990's, performing and recording extensively with saxophonist David Sanchez and the Charles Mingus Big Band. He toured with pianist Chick Corea and with whom he recorded "Origin - A Week at the Blue Note". Since year 2000 he has been an integral part of renowned pianist Danilo Perez's trio along with bassist Ben Street.

Oct 19
Paquito D'Rivera

Paquito D'Rivera

7:30pm and 10pm - $35

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FEATURING: PAQUITO D'RIVERA - CLARINET & SAX 
OSCAR STAGNARO - ELECTRIC BASS 
MARK WALKER - DRUMS 
ALEX BROWN - PIANO 
DIEGO URCULA - TRUMPET & VALVE TROMBONE

Paquito D'Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer. 

Born in Havana, Cuba, he performed at age 10 with the National Theater Orchestra, studied at the Havana Conservatory of Music and, at 17, became a featured soloist with the Cuban National Symphony. As a founding member of the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna, he directed that group for two years, while at the same time playing both the clarinet and saxophone with the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. He eventually went on to premier several works by notable Cuban composers with the same orchestra. Additionally, he was a founding member and co-director of the innovative musical ensemble Irakere. With its explosive mixture of jazz, rock, classical and traditional Cuban music never before heard, Irakere toured extensively throughout America and Europe, won several GRAMMY nominations (1979, 1980) and a GRAMMY (1979). 

In addition to his extraordinary performing career as an instrumentalist, Mr. D'Rivera has rapidly gained a reputation as an accomplished composer. The prestigious music house, Boosey and Hawkes, is the exclusive publisher of Mr. D'Rivera's compositions. Recent recognition of his compositional skills came with the award of a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition, and the 2007-2008 appointment as Composer-In-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. As part of the Caramoor Latin American music initiative, Sonidos Latinos, D'Rivera's new concerto for double bass and clarinet/saxophone, "Conversations with Cachao," pays tribute to Cuba's legendary bass player, Israel "Cachao" Lopez. D'Rivera's works often reveal his widespread and eclectic musical interests, which range from Afro-Cuban rhythms and melodies, including influences encountered in his many travels, and back to his classical origins. Inspiration for another recent composition, "The Cape Cod Files", comes from such disparate sources as Benny Goodman's intro to the Eubie Blake popular song "Memories of You", Argentinean Milonga, improvisations on the music of Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, and North American boogie-woogie. His numerous commissions include compositions for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Library of Congress, the National Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Ying String Quartet, the International Double Reed Society, Syracuse University, Montreal's Gerald Danovich Saxophone Quartet, and the Grant Park Music Festival. 

Another commission came about through ensemble Opus 21's interest in building bridges between audiences of different backgrounds. Dedicated to the works and art music of the 21st century, Opus 21 commissioned "The Chaser" and premiered it in May, 2006. In 2005, Imani Winds, a woodwind quintet committed to the exploration of diverse world music traditions and the broadening of the traditional wind quintet literature, commissioned "Kites." This work personifies freedom and the vision that liberty and independence have a foundation through culture and music. Just as a kite may fly freely, its path continues to be bound to the earth-its foundation, by the string.

Oct 21
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Oct 28
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