Jazz Schedule

Rusty Scott Trio

Wednesday February 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.

Rusty Scott, piano

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr., drums

Both as a leader and a sideman, Rusty Scott has been one of Boston's premier talents on the keyboard for over 25 years. He plays piano and Hammond B3 organ and tours worldwide with the B3 Kings, his own Rusty Scott Trio, and the five-time Grammy nominee Roomful of Blues. Over the years Rusty has performed with many notable jazz and blues artists, including James Cotton, Bill Pierce, Yoron Israel, John Hammond, “Sax” Gordon Beadle, and “Sugar Ray” Norcia. He has performed at countless venues and festivals including Lincoln Center and the main stage of the Montreal Jazz Festival. In 2013 Rusty was named Outstanding Keyboard / Organ Player in the Blues Audience's reader's poll.

Rusty's pianistic style is molded from the stylings of the great be-bop pianists of the 40s, 50s, and 60s including the likes of Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Ahmad Jamal, and Sonny Clark. His Hammond B3 organ influences include Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott, Billy Preston, Booker T. Jones, and Art Neville. Rusty grew up in Gillette, NJ, and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-02-21 19:00:00 2018-02-21 22:00:00 America/New_York Rusty Scott 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. Rusty Scott, pianoKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassLes Harris Jr., drumsBoth as a leader and a sideman, Rusty Scott has been one of Boston's premier talents on the keyboard for over 25 years. He plays piano and Hammond B3 organ and tours worldwide with the B3 Kings, his own Rusty Scott Trio, and the five-time Grammy nominee Roomful of Blues. Over the years Rusty has performed with many notable jazz and blues artists, including James Cotton, Bill Pierce, Yoron Israel, John Hammond, “Sax” Gordon Beadle, and “Sugar Ray” Norcia. He has performed at countless venues and festivals including Lincoln Center and the main stage of the Montreal Jazz Festival. In 2013 Rusty was named Outstanding Keyboard / Organ Player in the Blues Audience's reader's poll.Rusty's pianistic style is molded from the stylings of the great be-bop pianists of the 40s, 50s, and 60s including the likes of Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell, Bobby Timmons, Ahmad Jamal, and Sonny Clark. His Hammond B3 organ influences include Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Shirley Scott, Billy Preston, Booker T. Jones, and Art Neville. Rusty grew up in Gillette, NJ, and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Donna Byrne Quartet

Thursday February 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.

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

2018-02-22 19:00:00 2018-02-22 22:00:00 America/New_York Donna Byrne 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.Donna Byrne, vocalsTim 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 February 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.

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.

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2018-02-23 20:00:00 2018-02-23 23:00:00 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. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

After-Hours with Phil Grenadier Trio

Friday February 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.

Phil Grenadier, trumpet

Matt Stavrakas, acoustic bass

Karen Kocharyan, drums

House band plays a set and then invited guests join them on this late-night instrumentals jam.

11:15 PM - 01:00 AM

2018-02-23 23:15:00 2018-02-23 01:00:00 America/New_York After-Hours with Phil Grenadier 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.Phil Grenadier, trumpetMatt Stavrakas, acoustic bassKaren Kocharyan, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invited guests join them on this late-night instrumentals jam. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Rick Dimuzio Quartet

Saturday February 24th

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.

Rick Dimuzio, tenor saxophone

Phil Grenadier, trumpet

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Austin McMahon, drums

Rick DiMuzio has been part of the Boston jazz scene since his arrival in 1995. As a saxophonist, composer, and educator, he has performed throughout the US, Central and South America, Asia, and Europe. While leading ensembles under his own name, Rick also performs regularly as a sideman with the Greg Hopkins’ Jazz Orchestra, Leo Blanco, Bert Seager, Fernando Huergo, Pablo Ablanedo, and Kevin Harris. In addition to his performing career, Rick serves as Professor at Berklee College of Music for the past 20 years, where he teaches courses in ear training, improvisation, saxophone, and co-directs the Jazz Workshop ensembles. His debut CD, First Offerings, features his original compositions as well as his tenor and soprano saxophone playing. His second recording as a leader is slated to be released at the end of 2018.

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2018-02-24 20:00:00 2018-02-24 23:00:00 America/New_York Rick Dimuzio 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. Rick Dimuzio, tenor saxophonePhil Grenadier, trumpetKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassAustin McMahon, drumsRick DiMuzio has been part of the Boston jazz scene since his arrival in 1995. As a saxophonist, composer, and educator, he has performed throughout the US, Central and South America, Asia, and Europe. While leading ensembles under his own name, Rick also performs regularly as a sideman with the Greg Hopkins’ Jazz Orchestra, Leo Blanco, Bert Seager, Fernando Huergo, Pablo Ablanedo, and Kevin Harris. In addition to his performing career, Rick serves as Professor at Berklee College of Music for the past 20 years, where he teaches courses in ear training, improvisation, saxophone, and co-directs the Jazz Workshop ensembles. His debut CD, First Offerings, features his original compositions as well as his tenor and soprano saxophone playing. His second recording as a leader is slated to be released at the end of 2018. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Dominique Eade Trio

Sunday February 25th

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.

Dominique Eade, vocals

Tim Ray, piano

John Lockwood, acoustic bass

"Eade's vocal control and imagination are peerless," says the Boston Phoenix. "She's one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in this decade," says New York Newsday of vocalist Dominique Eade. Peter Watrous of the New York Times praises her "...immensely appealing sound..." and in a New York Times review of a recent performance, Ben Ratliff writes that Eade "had absorbed some of Sarah Vaughan's fearsome technique" Her voice was rich and clear and strong in all ranges; she had musicianship and cool intelligence and didn't seem to be ahistorical or to have arrived at jazz by accident." David Hajdu wrote in the New York Times Magazine, "I already knew who the Next Thing in jazz singing would be: Dominique Eade. An impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger..."

Entertainment Weekly named Eade Best Jazz Singer in their article on up-and-coming artists of 1996. The 1998 First Annual Jazz Awards in NYC nominated Eade for Best Debut Artist. She was voted in the top ten for Best Jazz Singer, and TDWR categories in the 1999 Downbeat Critics' Poll, and TDWR in the1998 Downbeat Critics' poll. She has been nominated five times for Best Jazz Vocalist in the Boston Music Awards and was voted Best Jazz Vocalist in 1996 and 1999. Eade was nominated for Best Jazz in Boston in the 2001 boston.citysearch.com. Signed to RCA Victor in 1996, Eade has been a featured performer in festivals including the Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival's "Diva's of Jazz" concert with Terri Thornton and Abbey Lincoln (NYC), the Toulon Jazz Festival in France, the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, The Knitting Factory's "What is Jazz?" Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Litchfield CT Jazz Festival and many Boston Globe and Regatta Bar Jazz Festivals in Boston. In 1994 she was an artist-in-residence at the Wichita Jazz Festival, and she has been a clinician and performer throughout the United States and Europe.

http://www.dominiqueeade.com/

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2018-02-25 18:00:00 2018-02-25 21:00:00 America/New_York Dominique Eade 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.Dominique Eade, vocalsTim Ray, pianoJohn Lockwood, acoustic bass"Eade's vocal control and imagination are peerless," says the Boston Phoenix. "She's one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in this decade," says New York Newsday of vocalist Dominique Eade. Peter Watrous of the New York Times praises her "...immensely appealing sound..." and in a New York Times review of a recent performance, Ben Ratliff writes that Eade "had absorbed some of Sarah Vaughan's fearsome technique" Her voice was rich and clear and strong in all ranges; she had musicianship and cool intelligence and didn't seem to be ahistorical or to have arrived at jazz by accident." David Hajdu wrote in the New York Times Magazine, "I already knew who the Next Thing in jazz singing would be: Dominique Eade. An impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger..."Entertainment Weekly named Eade Best Jazz Singer in their article on up-and-coming artists of 1996. The 1998 First Annual Jazz Awards in NYC nominated Eade for Best Debut Artist. She was voted in the top ten for Best Jazz Singer, and TDWR categories in the 1999 Downbeat Critics' Poll, and TDWR in the1998 Downbeat Critics' poll. She has been nominated five times for Best Jazz Vocalist in the Boston Music Awards and was voted Best Jazz Vocalist in 1996 and 1999. Eade was nominated for Best Jazz in Boston in the 2001 boston.citysearch.com. Signed to RCA Victor in 1996, Eade has been a featured performer in festivals including the Porto Jazz Festival in Portugal, The Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival's "Diva's of Jazz" concert with Terri Thornton and Abbey Lincoln (NYC), the Toulon Jazz Festival in France, the Molde International Jazz Festival in Norway, The Knitting Factory's "What is Jazz?" Festival, the Iowa City Jazz Festival, the Litchfield CT Jazz Festival and many Boston Globe and Regatta Bar Jazz Festivals in Boston. In 1994 she was an artist-in-residence at the Wichita Jazz Festival, and she has been a clinician and performer throughout the United States and Europe.http://www.dominiqueeade.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Patrice Williamson Trio

Wednesday February 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.

Patrice Williamson, vocals

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Joe "Sonny" Barbato, piano

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.

Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.

https://www.patricewilliamson.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-02-28 19:00:00 2018-02-28 22:00:00 America/New_York Patrice Williamson 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.Patrice Williamson, vocalsKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassJoe "Sonny" Barbato, pianoA native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.https://www.patricewilliamson.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish