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Tanglewood Jazz Festival at Seiji Ozawa Hall
The Tanglewood Jazz Festival once again gathers a heavy crew for Labor Day weekend: singer Kurt Elling; the Bob James Quartet (with Eddie Daniels, James...
| August 31, 2010
Sonny, Pat, and all the cats
The primo jazz event of the spring will be SONNY ROLLINS 's concert at Symphony Hall on April 18 (bso.org). The great master saxophonist and peerless improviser often hits town in April, and this time it's to kick off his 80th-birthday tour. Whew.
Names you know and names you should
| March 12, 2010
Reeling in the years
Call John Pizzarelli a mensch — he's smart, chatty, and a hot ticket. Hell of a guitarist, too.
John Pizzarelli keeps jazz moving on
| February 26, 2010
John Pizzarelli at the Wilbur
He's done singing "The Wonder of It All" for a prominent New England casino, but you can't say that the tune and the exposure haven't...
| February 24, 2010
Got live if you want it
Now that the idea that summer has come to a close has set in, it’s time to start thinking about what there is to look forward to this fall.
Vets and newbs vie for your ears
| September 10, 2008
Sense in the sound
In Stephen Sondheim’s old formulation, opera is about music and musical theater is about words.
When it comes to singing (jazz and otherwise), it's about more than words
| September 20, 2006
Side by side by the waterside
Gold Sounds were in the middle of a hellacious set of Pavement covers at the JVC-Newport Jazz Festival last Saturday afternoon when a woman who appeared to be in her 70s turned to me and said, “This is the sleeper of the day! I was going to get a lemonad
A disparate diet of sounds at Newport
| August 15, 2006
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