My friend and fellow musician Dave Thorne Scott brings us news of 3 upcoming Jazz concerts right in and around Cambridge that are T accessible and will be super fun. Check them out. An email from Dave is below.
Some exciting, exciting stuff coming up soon. People always accuse me of playing more in the exurbs and ignoring the area inside 128. These next few shows are for you. There’s one show with a trio, one with an 18-piece big band, and one with a California-based vocal quintet. All within easy car/subway/walking distance. Heat up the winter with some live music. Come on now! You know you always have more fun when you go out.
The Oberon and Ryles shows are truly one-of-a-kind. Be sure to give them your highest consideration.
Happy new year! Here’s wishing you and yours a musical and harmonious 2016.
Saturday, January 23
All Seasons Table
64 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
With the All Seasons Table Trio
Live Jazz from 8:00 -11:00
The Thinkin’ Big band will be presenting a tribute to Frank Sinatra at the A.R.T.’s Oberon theater next week. I’ll be singing a bunch of swinging standards made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes.
Get your tickets now, as they are already 2/3 sold out! Cabaret seating? 18-piece big band? Snazzy suits? Check, check, and check!!! I can’t wait to sing with this group of STELLAR young musicians, led by Jonah Francese.
Oberon tickets here.
8:30pm – 11:30pm
I have been a part of this outstanding vocal group for almost 20 years. The other singers are based in California (yes, this is that group I have told you about) so we don’t get to perform that much. But fate has decreed a New England tour for Vocalogy — the first since 2007. We are headlining some educational festivals, but this Ryles show is our only public performance in the Boston area.
Do you love vocal harmony? Vocalogy is breathing new life into vocal jazz. Building on the tradition of groups like The Hi-Lo’s and The Singers Unlimited, Vocalogy is setting a new standard with intricate original arrangements of surprising songs, as well as entertaining solo features with world-class vocal improvisation.
The quintet got its start as an artist-in-residency program under Grammy nominee and Jazz Education Network Lifetime Award winner Phil Mattson, arranger for Manhattan Transfer, Chanticleer, The Real Group, The Dale Warland Singers and The Four Freshmen.
Ryles tickets here
Clips from the most recent album, “Refilled”