August, 2018

August, 2018 Newsletter
This Weekend!
Creative Cultural Arts
presents the
Dudley Jazz Festival
Featuring Ricky Ford 
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Come join the Dudley Jazz Festival for another year of wonderful music featuring Ricky Ford, The Fred Woodard Collective, Lydia Harrell, and Monte Croft.
Mary Hannon Park
(on Dudley St between Howard Ave and Folsom St.)
*Rain Location:
Bruce C. Bowling Building
For more information about this event email to
or call us at 617-631-9809
Ran Blake Plays Solo
Jazz at Kitano Hotel
Sat, August 18th
8pm and 10pm
For many years Ran has performed duo with Sara Serpa at Jazz at Kitano and, in fact, their last album was dedicated to their many live performances there, Kitano Noir (SunnySide).
This year Ran returns solo with an 8pm set featuring music from Film Noir, including themes from Marlon Brando, Alfred Hitchcock, and Claude Chabrol films and a 10pm set honoring Abbey Lincoln, titled “Nothing But the Truth.”
Jazz at Kitano Hotel
 Jazz Reservations:  212-885-7119
Ran Plays Solo in Philly
After 30+ Years
Sun, August 19th
Risk-taking intimacy? Ran writes the book. We are honored to host the legendary Ran Blake here @exuberance for this rare solo appearance. Set 1 explores his film noir interests.  Ran dedicates Set 2 to Abbey Lincoln. Reserve early to be spellbound.
A $25+ donation is appreciated to support the musicians and provide appropriate refreshments.
Click RSVP to this invitation to get on the guest list.

Invitations expire when we reach 85 attendees

(We can not allow more so please don’t show up and ask to come in because we will have to turn you away). 
@exuberance parties at Matt Yaple’s are by invitation only to provide a dignified, comfortable and acoustically ideal setting for worthwhile art and ideas. Cellphones and other devices are to be holstered during the performances. Between sets, conviviality rules.
7-10 pm
Sunday, August 19
1220 N. Mascher St. (steps away from the Girard Ave. El stop)
 Sara Serpa and Ran Blake
Cambridge, MA
Wed, Oct 3rd @ 7:30pm

Often performing in NY together, this year they decided it would be nice to bring their duo back to the Boston area for a performance at Regattabar. They have all new material that will be a thrill to hear, as always!

“..a fresh and riveting presence on the vocal-jazz landscape..”

– Nate Chinen, JazzTimes

” Serpa possesses a preternatural cool, injecting weightless sophistication and melodic grace into everything she touches.”

– Peter Margasak,Chicago Reader

“An artist shy and out of the spotlight with brilliant ideas, innovative obliquely, brilliantly unconventional.”
– Vincenzo Roggero
Buy tickets and see some past videos CLICK HERE
$25/ general and $20/student
* Make sure to buy ahead of time because that’s the busy season when students are back!