We are fortunate to have Four Great area Festivals and one on going series:
Music Worcester's The Mass Jazz Festival
The EcoTarium's Jazz At Sunset Festival
Mechanic's Hall's Wednesday Brown Bags Series
WICN Spotlight on Women
Links to other New England Festivals
and his Quartet
Thur, May 4
With enough achievements and awards to fill a lifetime, pianist, composer and jazz icon Dave Brubeck is known the world over for his distinctive style and legendary contribution to jazz. He has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, performed with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein and before U. S. Presidents, Princes, Kings and the Pope. He earned a star in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, received the National Medal of the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in a White House ceremony and was honored by a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his musical contributions as a pianist and composer over the past half century, all that and so much more, too numerous to list.
Worcester (508)754-3231 for tickets.
Toni Lynn Washington
Moments before Toni Lynn Washington takes the stage, you might see what appears to be a quiet, unassuming woman standing patiently out of the spotlight. But look quickly, because once the music starts, four decades of performing will kick into gear, and she'll soon take control of the room like a pool shark running the table. Special performers are gifted with the innate ability to throw that "switch". You know, that ignition of performance and presence that lets you leave your troubles behind, and immerse yourself in the sheer joy of sharing that comes from giving one's self over to the music. Toni Lynn Washington is just such an artist.
Dave's True Story
Dave's True Story's smart, sexy sound blows a cool breeze through the world in which we live with its fourth release, Nature. Like all great art, Dave's True Story stands outside of its era, with a sensibility that encompasses the past, lives in the present, and hints at the future. The New York City group utilizes a stylish, elegant jazz/pop sound that contrasts the thorny thickets of songwriter/guitarist Dave Cantor's deliciously devilish lyrics. DTS's resident siren, Kelly Flint, coos former playwright Cantor's crafty, acerbic missives as if they were tender messages of love, but songs about psychic readings, beatnik posers, and prescription medication are seldom the stuff of late-night saloon songs.
With several CDs to her credit and through her work as host of The Jazz Matinee, singer Monica Hatch has become an established performer within New England's musical community. This performance will feature Monica alongside some of New England's finest jazz artists including Paul Schmeling, Marshall Wood, and Jim Gwin. Performing some fresh arrangements of great jazz standards, this concert will also be recorded and released on CD in the very near future.
Organist David Peckham returns to Mechanics Hall to accompany a classic silent film featuring Harold Lloyd, one of the three supreme geniuses of silent film comedy. David Peckham is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and plays both theater organ and concert organ. He last performed in Mechanics Hall in 2005 as accompanist for the silent film "Phantom of the Opera."
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Concerts are held on the Sundial Plaza. In case of rain or the threat of rain, concerts are held under the tented pavilion.
No Pets Policy
USDA regulations prohibit pets on Museum Grounds. The EcoTarium has many animals on exhibit and also living on the museum grounds. For their safety, please leave your pets at home.
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6th Annual MetroSouth Jazz Festival July 2003 in Brockton, MA.
18th Annual Great Connecticut JazzFest!, July 29-31 and August 1, 2004 in Moodus, CT .
Jazz at DeCordova - TBA for July thru September Celebrity Series of Boston, Inc., 20 Park Plaza, Suite 832 Boston, MA 02116, (617)482-2595
Tanglewood Jazz Festival - September 2nd - 5th 2005. Lenox, MA, (800)274-8499
White Mountains Jazz & Blues Festival Cranmore Mountain Resort, North Conway, New Hampshire
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Last Updated 07/24/06.