365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

#512 Beantown Jazz Festival

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sat, Sep 24, 2011


The Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival has delighted tens of thousands with a host of jazz, Latin, blues, and groove acts. Our communities come out in force-over 80,000 strong-to enjoy world-class music on three stages, great eats, and good times stretching six blocks in Boston’s historic South End. Families are entertained with face painting, inflatables, photos, and an instrument petting zoo. More than 70 vendors participate, making the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival the place to be.

Berklee College of Music is the proud recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the 2011 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival. In awarding the prestigious Access to Artistic Excellence grant to Berklee and consortium partner JazzBoston, Inc., the NEA cited the festival as a celebration of Boston’s diversity as reflected in the attendees, the music, the food, and crafts. Get more information here! Cause it's going to be a swinging cool time.

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#284 Latin Jazz at Wally's Cafe

Posted by Tara Peterson on Fri, Feb 04, 2011

Latin Jazz webWarm up this Friday night with some latin jazz at Wally's Cafe!
Friday, Feb 4 9:00p to Saturday, Feb 5 2:00a
at Wally's Cafe Jazz Club, Boston, MA (427 Massachusetts Avenue)

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#141 Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Sep 15, 2010

flyerLike music? Like Jazz? Were you aware that the Berklee Jazz Festival is happening this week? You weren't? Well no you are aware.

Starting today and jamming until September 25. The first college of jazz celebrates the birthplace of jazz as the 10th annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival pays tribute to the music and culture of New Orleans five years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The 10-day event culminates on Saturday, September 25, in a free outdoor festival on three stages that stretches over six blocks in the South End and brings together people of all ages from every Boston neighborhood, throughout New England, and beyond.

To get more information and all of that....check out their website.

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#101 Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Aug 04, 2010

franklondonWhat is it about listening to jazz in the summer? I feel like it completes the whole experience, and summer isn't summer without the experience.

If you are around this evening and don't have much to do, because it is Wednesday after all, head to the Rosenfeld Concert in the Courtyard at 7:30pm-9pm at the Museum of Fine Arts (230 The Fenway).

Get the full brass experience with Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars. With a little jazz and a pinch of Gypsy brass band music and klezmer that creates their unique sound.

The courtyard opens for dining at 6pm, and seats are limited. (Sorry I would have posted this earlier, but I was on vacation, playing catch up now....) Low lawn chars and blankets are recommended.

Tickets are $24 to $30 (Depending if you are a member of MFA, Boston).

Hope you enjoy the show if you go.

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#79 Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 at the Hatch

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Jul 13, 2010

blo bannerThe Boston Landmarks Orchestra will be playing at the hatch Wednesday evening at 7pm, with the New World Chorale!!



Beethoven's Ninth
July 14, 2010
7 p.m.
DCR’s Hatch Shell

Beethoven, Overture "Consecration of the House"
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9

With the New World Chorale, Holly Krafka, Director

Soloists: Jayne West, soprano; Mary Westbrook-Geha, mezzo-soprano; Robert Honeysucker, bass; and Matthew DiBattista, tenor

For more information check out Boston Landmarks Orchestras website.

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#67 Jazz in July

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jul 01, 2010

jazz1It's time again for Jazz in July in Downtown Boston.

Here's the schedule:
Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. South Station/7 p.m.-9 p.m. Mantra Restaurant
Wednesdays: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Downtown Crossing/6 p.m.-8 p.m. Max & Dylans
Thursdays: 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Reader's Park (Borders)/6 p.m.-8 p.m. BiNA osteria
Fridays: 7 p.

Performing today will be Harry Fix, Jazz Piano at Reader's Park (Borders) at 6-8pm.

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#46 Big Band Music at the Public Library

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jun 10, 2010

If you're in the Back Bay area today, and have a little time to kill after lunch head over to the library. Did you know that Boston's Public Library hosts live music throughout the week? Get your swing on this afternoon at 2pm-4pm in the Rabb Lecture Hall with Bombay Jim & the Swinging Sapphires.

Admission is FREE. Located at 700 Bolyston Street. Click here to see more events the Boston Public Library holds.

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#35 Local hot spots for Brunch. (Leave the PJ's on!)

Posted by Tara Peterson on Sun, May 30, 2010

Love breakfast? Check out these local Boston places for some good brunch.

Jazz Brunch at the Beehive- South End
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 541 Tremont St., the South End, Boston. 617-423-0069.

Gospel brunch at the House of Blues-Fenway/Kenmore
All-you-can-eat southern style brunch with some rousing gospel music! Bring on the gospel choir!
11:30 a.m. Sunday. 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693-2583.

Reggae brunch at Johnnies on the Side- West End
A very eclectic brunch inspired by the neighborhood's multi-ethnic past.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. 138 Portland St., Boston. 617-227-1588.

The Breakfast Club-Allston
(Beware, there is always a line, so either go early, or prepare to wait, but it is SO worth the wait...) Dress up to the 80s because this diner is just like the most amazing movie it's named after.
6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 270 Western Ave., Allston. 617-783-1212.

Pajama brunch at Tremont 647-South End
Go in your PJ's!! (Either on Saturday or Sunday, better yet, just stay in those bad boys all weekend long!) With a quirky options on the brunch menu.
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. 647 Tremont St., Boston. 617-266-4600.

Brunch Fiesta at Masa-South End
If you're on a budget, this is the place to hit up- if it's nice out enjoy their patio!
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays; 10-11:30 a.m. Sundays. 439 Tremont St., Boston. 617-338-8884.

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#2: Don't miss Jazz Week '10 - Made in Boston, Played in Boston

Posted by 365 Things Boston on Tue, Apr 27, 2010

jazz boston logoWith Jazz Week here in Boston in full swing, we wanted to make it sure you weren't missing out on getting your grove on with 10 days of jazz.  From April 23 to May 2, Jazz Week '10: Made in Boston, Played in Boston will be presenting over 230 shows at 80 different venues (many free or low cost)!

There are plenty of options for you tonight to take advantage of!  Here are a couple of great choices below, but also check out the Jazz Boston website for more shows throughout the week.

Pierce Series:
Tanya Kalmanovitch Ensemble
(contemporary improvisation)  7 PM
Dave Harris Ensemble (world music)  8 PM
Frank Carlberg Vocal Ensemble  9 PM

New England Conservatory of Music, Pierce Hall, 241 St. Botolph St., Boston
All ages


Yoko Miwa
Les Zygomates Wine Bar and Bistro, 129 South St., Boston
7 PM – 10 PM

Yvonne Aubert Trio
Stork Club, 604 Columbus Ave., Boston
8 PM

Karina Stone (original Latin vocals)
The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston
8 PM – midnight
No cover


Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra
(diverse new music)
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
8:15 PM
All ages

Wally's Stepchildren (funk)
Wally's Cafe, 427 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
9 PM – 1:30 AM


BONUS: Here's some information about Chef's Jam for Jazz Week -  local restaurants featuring Jazz inspired food specials for the week!


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