September, 2016

September, 2016 Newsletter

Ran’s @ the Regatta Bar This Week
Wed. Oct 5, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Ran is returning to the Regatta Bar (Cambridge, MA) on Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 7:30pm. The concert is titled Opus a la Vengeance & The American Song Book. The former is a reflection on “Evil,” pulling from Film Noir influences such as Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler, Spiral Staircase, Le Boucher, Bunny Lake is Missing, and others. The latter is dedicated to the memory of Sandi Peaslee who died suddenly of pancreatic cancer in March. She loved to hear Ran play rarely heard standards and show tunes, and encouraged him to dedicate a concert to the American Song.

Fluglehornist Ken Schaphorst, violinist/vocalist Eden MacAdam-Somer, and pianist Hankus Netsky will be a special guest on a couple of pieces, as well.

Tickets are on sale now at the link below. $25/ general and $20/student
CLICK HERE Regatta Bar’s Website for Tickets
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Cambridge MA, 02138
Liz Helfer @ The Nave Gallery
Sunday, Oct. 2nd @ 1-6pm
Liz Helfer’s artwork will be shown at The Nave Gallery in Somerville this upcoming Sunday.

The exhibition, Wall to Wall: Art Builds Community (W2W), is a gallery exhibition of street art and street-inspired studio art that represents the ways art helps to build community. W2W is held in conjunction with the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church annual social justice program, “Learn to Talk”, and Somerville’s legendary HONK! Festival of Street Bands. W2W will consist of an exhibition, artist talks and other events and activities that engage participants in positive dialogue for the purpose of building a more equitable community.

Nave Gallery (Teele Square)
155 Powder House Blvd
Somerville, MA

Celebrating the Legacy of
Gunther Schuller
MIT’s Killian Hall
Tues. Oct 4, 2016 @ 8pm
Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history,” Grammy Award-winning saxophone giant Joe Lovano has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path finding force in the arena of creative music. His long-relationship with musical titan Gunther Schuller culminated with two Blue Note recordings: Streams of Expression (2006) and Rush Hour (1995).

Lovano has a long history of collaborating with MIT, from performing and rehearsing with the Festival Jazz Ensemble on works by Senior Lecturer Mark Harvey (founder of the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra) in 2002, to regularly working with Fred Harris (director of MIT’s Wind and Jazz Ensembles) on contemporary jazz pieces. For his October 4 concert honoring the late Gunther Schuller, in addition to performing music from Rush Hour as a trio (with Boston-bassist and MIT Affiliated Artist Keala Kaumeheiwa and Harris, drums) Lovano will also perform MIT composer and Professor of Music Peter Child‘s Moonsculptures, an attractive Third Stream influenced composition for tenor saxophone, violin, and piano. Violinist and Schuller devotee Young-Nam Kim (Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota), and pianist and Senior Lecturer in Music at MIT David Deveau (Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director) join Lovano. Other chamber works by Child and Harris round out the program performed by Kim and his son Daniel Kim, new violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. One of Schuller’s closest friends and perhaps greatest advocate, the legendary Third Stream pianist and educator Ran Blake (New England Conservatory) will make a very special solo guest appearance on the program.
Killian Hall
160 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Honoring Gunther Schuller
Oct. 18th, 8pm
Berklee Performance Center
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra and The Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta perform a tribute to Gunther Schuller with modern classical chamber music, jazz big band arrangements, ragtime, and classical pieces with guest artist Ran Blake.

Berklee Performance Center

136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA

$8 Advance / $12 Day of Show
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Stanley Sagov & Remembering The Future Jazz Band
@ Regatta Bar
Oct. 22, 2016
7:30 & 10pm

Stanley Sagov is a dazzling jazz pianist and composer who is skilled on a number of other music instruments and who is also skilled with surgical instruments, as he simultaneously has a full time career as a medical doctor. He constantly amazes his colleagues in both music and in medicine with his ability to lead such an intense dual life both as a physician and as a musician.

Dr. Sagov is always releasing a new CD and he produces enough music to fill the contents of a full CD almost every month in his home studio. Sagov is also a top notch photographer who shoots nature, people and places with the eyes of an unusually sensitive personality.