Jazz Schedule

Daniela Schächter Trio

Thursday June 21st

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Daniela Schächter, piano & vocals

Greg Ryan, acoustic bass

Mark Walker, drums

Daniela Schächter jazz vocalist, pianist and composer. By her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany, Carmen Lundy, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn and Al McKibbon among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several venues in New York and Boston, where she resides.

Her fourth album “Vanheusenism” A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen was released in October 2016.

Daniela is Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since 2008.

http://www.danielaschachter.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 2018-06-21 22:00:00 America/New_York Daniela Schächter Trio For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Daniela Schächter, piano & vocalsGreg Ryan, acoustic bassMark Walker, drumsDaniela Schächter jazz vocalist, pianist and composer. By her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany, Carmen Lundy, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn and Al McKibbon among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several venues in New York and Boston, where she resides.Her fourth album “Vanheusenism” A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen was released in October 2016.Daniela is Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since 2008.http://www.danielaschachter.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday June 22nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.

In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.

Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.

http://www.yokomiwa.com

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-06-22 19:00:00 2018-06-22 22:00:00 America/New_York Yoko Miwa Trio For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Yoko Miwa, pianoBrad Barrett, acoustic bassScott Goulding, drumsMiwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year. In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.http://www.yokomiwa.com Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday June 22nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Andy Voelker, tenor saxophone

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

James Davis, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:15 PM - 12:00 AM

2018-06-22 22:15:00 2018-06-22 00:00:00 America/New_York After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Andy Voelker, tenor saxophoneKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassJames Davis, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Eula Lawrence Quartet

Saturday June 23rd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Eula Lawrence, vocals

Tim Ray, piano

John Pierce, acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr., drums

Eula Lawrence was called one of Boston’s finest vocalists by Eric Jackson, Boston’s Dean of Jazz and WGBH Radio host. Eula has been a featured artist at both the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Toulon Jazz Festival in Toulon, France. In addition to opening for such stars as Eartha Kitt, Linda Hopkins, Jim Bailey, Vic Damone, Jimmy James and Della Reese, Lawrence has performed with many of the top names in jazz including George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Donald Byrd, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Roy Haynes and Antonio Hart.

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2018-06-23 20:00:00 2018-06-23 23:00:00 America/New_York Eula Lawrence Quartet For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Eula Lawrence, vocalsTim Ray, pianoJohn Pierce, acoustic bassLes Harris Jr., drumsEula Lawrence was called one of Boston’s finest vocalists by Eric Jackson, Boston’s Dean of Jazz and WGBH Radio host. Eula has been a featured artist at both the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Toulon Jazz Festival in Toulon, France. In addition to opening for such stars as Eartha Kitt, Linda Hopkins, Jim Bailey, Vic Damone, Jimmy James and Della Reese, Lawrence has performed with many of the top names in jazz including George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Donald Byrd, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Roy Haynes and Antonio Hart. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Donna Byrne Trio

Thursday June 28th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Donna Byrne, vocals 

Tim Ray, piano

Marshall Wood, acoustic bass

Jim Gwin, drums

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETT

Donna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett to open several of his shows both in the U.S. and abroad

Donna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and the great Tony Bennett on his national tour (the “thrill of a lifetime” for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London’s Pizza on the Park. She’s also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who “thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance,” and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic “It Was Me.” Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform.

https://www.donnabyrne.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-06-28 19:00:00 2018-06-28 22:00:00 America/New_York Donna Byrne Trio For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Donna Byrne, vocals Tim Ray, pianoMarshall Wood, acoustic bassJim Gwin, drums"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETTDonna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett to open several of his shows both in the U.S. and abroadDonna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and the great Tony Bennett on his national tour (the “thrill of a lifetime” for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London’s Pizza on the Park. She’s also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who “thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance,” and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic “It Was Me.” Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform. https://www.donnabyrne.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday June 29th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.

In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.

Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.

http://www.yokomiwa.com

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-06-29 19:00:00 2018-06-29 22:00:00 America/New_York Yoko Miwa Trio For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Yoko Miwa, pianoBrad Barrett, acoustic bassScott Goulding, drumsMiwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year. In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.http://www.yokomiwa.com Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday June 29th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Andy Voelker, tenor saxophone

Jef Charland, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:15 PM - 12:00 AM

2018-06-29 22:15:00 2018-06-29 00:00:00 America/New_York After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Andy Voelker, tenor saxophoneJef Charland, acoustic bassSteve Langone, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

George Garzone Quartet

Saturday June 30th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Mention the city of Boston to saxophonists across the nation and the name George Garzone invariably springs to their lips. A respected teacher and general inspiration, this local legend remains a beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity. Garzone is currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and noted students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few. George has performed with many prominent artists, too many to name.

Parallels with John Coltrane are inevitable since Garzone is indeed a living legacy of Coltrane’s saxophone mastery - which he displays so well while also bringing his own original approach and gusto to the music.

"I'm not the master of the sax, George Garzone is." -Michael Brecker

http://georgegarzone.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2018-06-30 20:00:00 2018-06-30 23:00:00 America/New_York George Garzone Quartet For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Thelonious Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. Mention the city of Boston to saxophonists across the nation and the name George Garzone invariably springs to their lips. A respected teacher and general inspiration, this local legend remains a beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity. Garzone is currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and noted students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few. George has performed with many prominent artists, too many to name.Parallels with John Coltrane are inevitable since Garzone is indeed a living legacy of Coltrane’s saxophone mastery - which he displays so well while also bringing his own original approach and gusto to the music. "I'm not the master of the sax, George Garzone is." -Michael Breckerhttp://georgegarzone.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish