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Homegrown Coffeehouse hosting Gypsy Jazz evening

The Homegrown Coffeehouse is set to host An Evening of Gypsy Jazz and the music of Django Reinhardt, featuring the jazz quartet 440, led by Tomoko Iwamoto, this Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. 440 expands the gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with abidance swing standards from the era of Cole Porter,...
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Eric Jackson to deliver jazz lectures

The Friends of the Needham Public Library are inviting the community to attend a three-part lecture series led by Eric Jackson, the celebrated host of WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening” radio program and the “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio.” Lectures are planned for Sundays, February 2 (Duke Ellington), February 9 (Miles Davis) and February 23...
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New Legacy Swing gets crowd dancing

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While it wasn’t a swing dancing concert, on Thursday night at the Memorial Park gazebo, New Legacy Swing had at least one couple dancing - and pretty much everyone in the crowd bobbing their heads along to American favorites like “Blue Skies” and “Fly Me to the Moon.” Based...
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DSHS plays cool jazz outside library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33171" align="alignright" width="300"]The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for the jazz band. The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for...
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Town Band to celebrate American Composers

On Sunday, April 28, the Wellesley Town Band will pay tribute to some of America's well-known and most loved composers. Featured in the program are composers of the 19th and 20th centuries who have contributed to the musical fabric of American life with their marches, jazz, patriotic, Broadway and film music. Under the direction of Wellesley...
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A jazzy good time at DSHS

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent [caption id="attachment_32305" align="alignright" width="300"]The song ‘Me and My Baby’ with Margot Memmot as Roxie. Frankie Kovrlija as the nurse. The song ‘Me and My Baby’ with Margot Memmot as Roxie. Frankie Kovrlija as the nurse. [/caption] The Dover-Sherborn High School Drama...
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DSHS Drama to present ‘Chicago’

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Dover Sherborn High School Drama will present “Chicago” at the Mudge Auditorium from March 14 – 16, featuring its largest high school cast ever with 68 students. "Chicago" is a darkly satirical, razzle-dazzling musical set to the backdrop of prohibition-era Chicago. The show has its origins in real-life, high-profile crimes, criminals and trials...
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Needham native releases debut solo album

By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter A young jazz musician from Needham, James Fernando, has just released a piano and electronic based album, titled “The Lonely Sailor.” Raised largely in Needham and a 2014 graduate Needham High School and Berklee College of Music, Fernando now plays professional piano out of Washington, D.C. Fernando has previously released a collaborative...
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Medfield jazzers swing into new year

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Medfield High School Music Department’s Jazz Winterfest took place on Wednesday, January 23, at the school’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. Both the Jazz Choir, under the direction of Ann Marie Tremblay, and the Jazz Band, directed by Jason Bielik, performed a variety of music with intricate harmonies, outstanding...
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Joey Alexander Trio playing Great Hall

On Saturday night, September 15, The Great Hall Performance Foundation will welcomes the Joey Alexander Trio. Joey Alexander numbers among his fans such jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman. Now at age 15, the three-time Grammy nominee is considered the Mozart of jazz. A child prodigy, Joey Alexander taught himself...
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TickleJuice lands at Zullo Gallery

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Launching their first CD in 2014 entitled “Roots to the Stars,” TickleJuice proclaims “they are truly stationary travelers reaching the ends of the galaxy without ever leaving the stage…” and they certainly proved themselves to be stationary galactic travelers in their performance last Friday, May 20, at the Zullo...
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