Jazz Schedule

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday December 15th

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

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2017-12-15 20:00:00 2017-12-15 23:00:00 America/New_York Yoko Miwa Trio 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 with Andy Voelker

Friday December 15th

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

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 brining his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

11:10 PM - 01:00 AM

2017-12-15 23:10:00 2017-12-15 01:00:00 America/New_York After-Hours Jam with Andy Voelker Andy Voelker, tenor saxJef 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 brining his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

April Hall Quartet

Saturday December 16th

April Hall, vocals

Gilson Schachnik, piano

John Pierce, acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr., drums

April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm. “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver every lyric with emotion and conviction.” - Jazz Times Magazine

Hall an award winning songwriter. Her music has been featured on Boston's "Women in Music" series, on "The Coffeehouse”, WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening” and the nationally syndicated "Jazz After Hours" with PRI's Jim Wilke. Hall’s latest release, “Room for Two”, was named one of the top 100 Jazz Records by Jazz Times Magazine for 2012.

https://www.aprilhall.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2017-12-16 20:00:00 2017-12-16 23:00:00 America/New_York April Hall Quartet April Hall, vocalsGilson Schachnik, pianoJohn Pierce, acoustic bassLes Harris Jr., drums April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm. “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver every lyric with emotion and conviction.” - Jazz Times Magazine Hall an award winning songwriter. Her music has been featured on Boston's "Women in Music" series, on "The Coffeehouse”, WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening” and the nationally syndicated "Jazz After Hours" with PRI's Jim Wilke. Hall’s latest release, “Room for Two”, was named one of the top 100 Jazz Records by Jazz Times Magazine for 2012. https://www.aprilhall.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Mark Shilansky Trio

Sunday December 17th

Mark Shilansky, piano 

Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass 

Gene Roma, drums

Growing up in a suburb of Concord, NH, Mark wrote songs as early as elementary school, followed by performances in original rock bands and jazz study at the Concord Community Music School. He received a BA in Music Performance in 1992 from the University of New Hampshire, where he played classical and jazz piano and apprenticed with such adjunct professors and visiting artists as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Jimmy Heath. He moved to Boston, continuing his studies at New England Conservatory, receiving a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies in 1994, working with such teachers as Bevan Manson, Paul Bley, and John McNeil, supplementing his education since then by studying with jazz gurus Kenny Werner, Hal Crook, and Charlie Banacos.

He moved to New York City in the mid-90’s to immerse himself in the hotbed of music that is Manhattan, and returned in 1997 to become an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and to teach at his alma mater, UNH. He went on to release five albums: First Look (1997), Different Songs (2000), Other Voices (2003), Join the Club (2007), and Fugue Mill (2014).

All throughout this creative career as a pianist and composer of his own material, Mark has been a consistent presence as a sideman. A tenure throughout much of the 90’s as a member of the Luciana Souza quintet led to his almost ubiquitous presence as an accompanist of vocalists, such as Lisa Thorson, The New York Voices, Kris Adams, Carolyn Leonhart, Rebecca Parris, and Patrice Williamson

Shilansky has kept active as a sideman with instrumentalists, as well, notably with guitarist Steve Kirby (playing piano and organ on his North Light CD), trumpeter Kenny Wheeler (with concerts at the Regattabar and New York’s Birdland), and on drummer David Jamrog’s Visions, a collective group featuring saxist George Garzone.

Recently, Shilansky has entered the world of podcasting, with his Mark Shilansky’s Talking Music podcast, available on itunes, and featuring interviews with a diverse spectrum of local and international great musicians.

Mark serves as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught since 1997, teaching Ear Training, Arranging, Harmony, and Ensembles. He also has taught Jazz Piano and Ensembles at the University of New Hampshire, since 2002, and from 2009 to 2011 taught these subjects at University of Southern Maine.

http://www.markshilansky.com/

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2017-12-17 18:00:00 2017-12-17 21:00:00 America/New_York Mark Shilansky Trio Mark Shilansky, piano  Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass Gene Roma, drums Growing up in a suburb of Concord, NH, Mark wrote songs as early as elementary school, followed by performances in original rock bands and jazz study at the Concord Community Music School. He received a BA in Music Performance in 1992 from the University of New Hampshire, where he played classical and jazz piano and apprenticed with such adjunct professors and visiting artists as Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Jimmy Heath. He moved to Boston, continuing his studies at New England Conservatory, receiving a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies in 1994, working with such teachers as Bevan Manson, Paul Bley, and John McNeil, supplementing his education since then by studying with jazz gurus Kenny Werner, Hal Crook, and Charlie Banacos.He moved to New York City in the mid-90’s to immerse himself in the hotbed of music that is Manhattan, and returned in 1997 to become an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and to teach at his alma mater, UNH. He went on to release five albums: First Look (1997), Different Songs (2000), Other Voices (2003), Join the Club (2007), and Fugue Mill (2014). All throughout this creative career as a pianist and composer of his own material, Mark has been a consistent presence as a sideman. A tenure throughout much of the 90’s as a member of the Luciana Souza quintet led to his almost ubiquitous presence as an accompanist of vocalists, such as Lisa Thorson, The New York Voices, Kris Adams, Carolyn Leonhart, Rebecca Parris, and Patrice WilliamsonShilansky has kept active as a sideman with instrumentalists, as well, notably with guitarist Steve Kirby (playing piano and organ on his North Light CD), trumpeter Kenny Wheeler (with concerts at the Regattabar and New York’s Birdland), and on drummer David Jamrog’s Visions, a collective group featuring saxist George Garzone. Recently, Shilansky has entered the world of podcasting, with his Mark Shilansky’s Talking Music podcast, available on itunes, and featuring interviews with a diverse spectrum of local and international great musicians.Mark serves as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught since 1997, teaching Ear Training, Arranging, Harmony, and Ensembles. He also has taught Jazz Piano and Ensembles at the University of New Hampshire, since 2002, and from 2009 to 2011 taught these subjects at University of Southern Maine.http://www.markshilansky.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Chris Taylor, solo piano

Wednesday December 20th

Chris Taylor, piano

On a late summer’s early evening, playing my first solo piano set at the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton, I happened to look up to see a stunning lady sitting alone, engaged in some kind of paper work, but more importantly, tapping her heels to my music.  This fortunate encounter led me to her hometown, where after a couple of years she became my bride, and Boston my home.  My twelve years in Philadelphia allowed me to be entrenched in its 80’s jazz scene, giving me a fantastic opportunity to play with some remarkable musicians such as Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Durham, Mickey Roker, Jack Six, Christian McBride, Charles Fambrough, Joe Ford, Al Cohn, Larry McKenna and on and on…quite the education for this self taught jazz pianist from Wichita.

The creative experiences continue for me in Boston and its surrounding areas including Rhode Island and Cape Cod. They continue, whether from my leading a jazz band for 13 years in the downtown Prudential Tower’s “Top of the Hub Restaurant”, or my involvement in small group and big band recordings, or from my touring the U.S., Canada and Europe in various projects.  They continue for me, not only from performing, but composing and teaching privately as well.  I currently have 3 recordings of my own including “The Chris Taylor Trio at the Mall at Chestnut Hill”, “Chris Taylor, Piece Offerings” and “Girl Of My Dreams, The Chris Taylor Trio with Marc Adler” on the Sweet Pea Recordings label (available @ CDBaby.com).  As a sideman, I am playing piano on various projects such as “The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra featuring Clay Osborne”, “Until Tomorrow” with Alan Dawson, Matt Gordy’s “Almost Spring”, “Personology” with the Phil Person Sextet, “Mooin’” and “Hot & Dry” with the Rich Greenblatt Vibes Quintet and with the Either-Orchestra’s “The Brunt”, “Across The Omniverse” and Ken Schaphorst’s “Over The Rainbow”.

engage:

chrisltaylor@comcast.net

www.myspace.com/christaylorjazz

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=631979451

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2017-12-20 19:00:00 2017-12-20 22:00:00 America/New_York Chris Taylor, solo piano Chris Taylor, pianoOn a late summer’s early evening, playing my first solo piano set at the Philadelphia Ritz-Carlton, I happened to look up to see a stunning lady sitting alone, engaged in some kind of paper work, but more importantly, tapping her heels to my music.  This fortunate encounter led me to her hometown, where after a couple of years she became my bride, and Boston my home.  My twelve years in Philadelphia allowed me to be entrenched in its 80’s jazz scene, giving me a fantastic opportunity to play with some remarkable musicians such as Philly Joe Jones, Bobby Durham, Mickey Roker, Jack Six, Christian McBride, Charles Fambrough, Joe Ford, Al Cohn, Larry McKenna and on and on…quite the education for this self taught jazz pianist from Wichita. The creative experiences continue for me in Boston and its surrounding areas including Rhode Island and Cape Cod. They continue, whether from my leading a jazz band for 13 years in the downtown Prudential Tower’s “Top of the Hub Restaurant”, or my involvement in small group and big band recordings, or from my touring the U.S., Canada and Europe in various projects.  They continue for me, not only from performing, but composing and teaching privately as well.  I currently have 3 recordings of my own including “The Chris Taylor Trio at the Mall at Chestnut Hill”, “Chris Taylor, Piece Offerings” and “Girl Of My Dreams, The Chris Taylor Trio with Marc Adler” on the Sweet Pea Recordings label (available @ CDBaby.com).  As a sideman, I am playing piano on various projects such as “The John Allmark Jazz Orchestra featuring Clay Osborne”, “Until Tomorrow” with Alan Dawson, Matt Gordy’s “Almost Spring”, “Personology” with the Phil Person Sextet, “Mooin’” and “Hot & Dry” with the Rich Greenblatt Vibes Quintet and with the Either-Orchestra’s “The Brunt”, “Across The Omniverse” and Ken Schaphorst’s “Over The Rainbow”.engage:chrisltaylor@comcast.netwww.myspace.com/christaylorjazzhttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=631979451 Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Rebecca Cline Trio

Thursday December 21st

Rebecca Cline, piano 

Greg Ryan, acoustic bass 

Mark Walker, drums

Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Rebecca Cline has lived in Boston since 1999. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a degree in Latin American Studies, she spent several years living and traveling in Latin America: Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She earned a second degree from Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been teaching Latin jazz ensembles, Cuban piano classes, and jazz studies there since 2003.

Ms. Cline is the author of Latin Jazz Piano: Clave, Comping and Soloing, published by Berklee Press. She performs regularly with the Rebecca Cline Trio, and has been performing and recording with the band, Mango Blue, for over a decade.

https://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2017-12-21 19:00:00 2017-12-21 22:00:00 America/New_York Rebecca Cline Trio Rebecca Cline, piano Greg Ryan, acoustic bass Mark Walker, drums Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Rebecca Cline has lived in Boston since 1999. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a degree in Latin American Studies, she spent several years living and traveling in Latin America: Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She earned a second degree from Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been teaching Latin jazz ensembles, Cuban piano classes, and jazz studies there since 2003.Ms. Cline is the author of Latin Jazz Piano: Clave, Comping and Soloing, published by Berklee Press. She performs regularly with the Rebecca Cline Trio, and has been performing and recording with the band, Mango Blue, for over a decade. https://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Daniela Schachter Trio

Friday December 22nd

Daniela Schachter, piano & voice

Greg Ryan, acoustic bass

Bertram Lehman, 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/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2017-12-22 20:00:00 2017-12-22 23:00:00 America/New_York Daniela Schachter Trio Daniela Schachter, piano & voiceGreg Ryan, acoustic bassBertram Lehman, 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

Eula Lawrence

Saturday December 23rd

Eula Lawrence, vocals 

Tim Ray, piano  

John Pierce, acoustic bass  

Les Harris Jr., drums

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2017-12-23 20:00:00 2017-12-23 23:00:00 America/New_York Eula Lawrence Eula Lawrence, vocals  Tim Ray, piano  John Pierce, acoustic bass  Les Harris Jr., drums Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Bill Duffy, solo piano

Sunday December 24th

Bill Duffy, piano

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2017-12-24 18:00:00 2017-12-24 21:00:00 America/New_York Bill Duffy, solo piano Bill Duffy, piano Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Sonny Barbato Trio

Wednesday December 27th

Sonny Barbato, piano

Todd Baker, acoustic bass

Dean Johnston, drums

Joe “Sonny” Barbato is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion. He is one of Boston’s and New York City’s finest musicians, which is evident on Sonny’s exhilarating, charming release “Crackerjack.”

Born and raised in Boston, MA, at nine years of age, Joe began taking weekly lessons with accordion master Louis Bregoli. Sonny played the accordion until he was about thirteen years old, and then decided to begin studying the piano instead. He studied with jazz pianist Mike Marra and later attended Berklee College of Music, as well as the New England Conservatory. Joe then decided to become serious about playing the accordion again. He began to take the instrument on certain gigs and projects that called for the sound. He was beginning to find his voice on the accordion. He broadened his range of experience playing the instrument in pop, rock, [and] country, as well as jazz, this helped him to become diverse on the accordion and find his own sound.

Sonny has toured Europe as well as the United States, and he continues to work as a freelance musician and teacher in New York City as well as Boston. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. Joe has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz. Some of the artists he has recorded alongside with are Luciana Souza, Lori Mckenna, Kenny Barron, Duke Levine, George Schuller, David Budway, Bobby Previt, Jennifer Jackson, Ben Sher, Marvin Sewell, and many more.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2017-12-27 19:00:00 2017-12-27 22:00:00 America/New_York Sonny Barbato Trio Sonny Barbato, pianoTodd Baker, acoustic bassDean Johnston, drums Joe “Sonny” Barbato is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion. He is one of Boston’s and New York City’s finest musicians, which is evident on Sonny’s exhilarating, charming release “Crackerjack.” Born and raised in Boston, MA, at nine years of age, Joe began taking weekly lessons with accordion master Louis Bregoli. Sonny played the accordion until he was about thirteen years old, and then decided to begin studying the piano instead. He studied with jazz pianist Mike Marra and later attended Berklee College of Music, as well as the New England Conservatory. Joe then decided to become serious about playing the accordion again. He began to take the instrument on certain gigs and projects that called for the sound. He was beginning to find his voice on the accordion. He broadened his range of experience playing the instrument in pop, rock, [and] country, as well as jazz, this helped him to become diverse on the accordion and find his own sound. Sonny has toured Europe as well as the United States, and he continues to work as a freelance musician and teacher in New York City as well as Boston. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. Joe has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz. Some of the artists he has recorded alongside with are Luciana Souza, Lori Mckenna, Kenny Barron, Duke Levine, George Schuller, David Budway, Bobby Previt, Jennifer Jackson, Ben Sher, Marvin Sewell, and many more. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Donna Byrne

Thursday December 28th

Donna Byrne, vocals

Marshall Wood, acoustic bass

Tim Ray, piano

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

2017-12-28 19:00:00 2017-12-28 22:00:00 America/New_York Donna Byrne Donna Byrne, vocalsMarshall Wood, acoustic bassTim Ray, pianoJim 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 December 29th

Yoko Miwa, piano

Sean Farias, 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

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2017-12-29 20:00:00 2017-12-29 23:00:00 America/New_York Yoko Miwa Trio Yoko Miwa, pianoSean Farias, 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 with Andy Voelker

Friday December 29th

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Brooke Sofferman, 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 brining his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

11:10 PM - 01:00 AM

2017-12-29 23:10:00 2017-12-29 01:00:00 America/New_York After-Hours Jam with Andy Voelker Andy Voelker, tenor saxKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassBrooke Sofferman, 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 brining his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Paul Broadnax Trio

Saturday December 30th

Paul Broadnax, piano & vocals

Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr., drums

Paul has appeared with many nationally recognized jazz artists including such notables as Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Milt Hinton and Dorothy Donegan, Alan Dawson, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Witherspoon, Diane Carrol, Donna Byrne and Rebecca Parris.

Paul has produced several CDs including "It's About Time", "Here's to Joe" (A tribute to Joe Williams), "Friends", "Live At Indian Hill Music", and "Strike Up The Band" featuring Fred Haas on saxophone. Additionally, he has been a featured artist on several CDs including Jeanne Lee's, "Natural Affinities", The Kenny Hadley Big Band's "Come Sunday", Greg Abate's "It's Christmas Time" and Monica Hatch's "If You Never Come To Me".

Known for his "King Thing" (Nat Cole's singing and playing), and the powerful influence of Joe Williams, he continues to perform around New England and beyond. Twice nominated for the Boston Music Awards Jazz Singer of the Year, and chosen in 2003 as Musician of the Year by the Boston Musicians' Association.

http://paulbroadnax.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2017-12-30 20:00:00 2017-12-30 23:00:00 America/New_York Paul Broadnax Trio Paul Broadnax, piano & vocalsPeter Kontrimas, acoustic bassLes Harris Jr., drums Paul has appeared with many nationally recognized jazz artists including such notables as Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Milt Hinton and Dorothy Donegan, Alan Dawson, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Witherspoon, Diane Carrol, Donna Byrne and Rebecca Parris. Paul has produced several CDs including "It's About Time", "Here's to Joe" (A tribute to Joe Williams), "Friends", "Live At Indian Hill Music", and "Strike Up The Band" featuring Fred Haas on saxophone. Additionally, he has been a featured artist on several CDs including Jeanne Lee's, "Natural Affinities", The Kenny Hadley Big Band's "Come Sunday", Greg Abate's "It's Christmas Time" and Monica Hatch's "If You Never Come To Me". Known for his "King Thing" (Nat Cole's singing and playing), and the powerful influence of Joe Williams, he continues to perform around New England and beyond. Twice nominated for the Boston Music Awards Jazz Singer of the Year, and chosen in 2003 as Musician of the Year by the Boston Musicians' Association.http://paulbroadnax.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Sunday December 31st

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

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2017-12-31 18:00:00 2017-12-31 21:00:00 America/New_York Yoko Miwa Trio 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

Joe "Sonny" Barbato, solo piano

Wednesday January 3rd

Joe "Sonny" Barbato, piano

Joe “Sonny” Barbato is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion. He is one of Boston’s and New York City’s finest musicians, which is evident on Sonny’s exhilarating, charming release “Crackerjack.”

Born and raised in Boston, MA, at nine years of age, Joe began taking weekly lessons with accordion master Louis Bregoli. Sonny played the accordion until he was about thirteen years old, and then decided to begin studying the piano instead. He studied with jazz pianist Mike Marra and later attended Berklee College of Music, as well as the New England Conservatory. Joe then decided to become serious about playing the accordion again. He began to take the instrument on certain gigs and projects that called for the sound. He was beginning to find his voice on the accordion. He broadened his range of experience playing the instrument in pop, rock, [and] country, as well as jazz, this helped him to become diverse on the accordion and find his own sound.

Sonny has toured Europe as well as the United States, and he continues to work as a freelance musician and teacher in New York City as well as Boston. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. Joe has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz. Some of the artists he has recorded alongside with are Luciana Souza, Lori Mckenna, Kenny Barron, Duke Levine, George Schuller, David Budway, Bobby Previt, Jennifer Jackson, Ben Sher, Marvin Sewell, and many more.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-01-03 19:00:00 2018-01-03 22:00:00 America/New_York Joe "Sonny" Barbato, solo piano Joe "Sonny" Barbato, pianoJoe “Sonny” Barbato is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion. He is one of Boston’s and New York City’s finest musicians, which is evident on Sonny’s exhilarating, charming release “Crackerjack.”Born and raised in Boston, MA, at nine years of age, Joe began taking weekly lessons with accordion master Louis Bregoli. Sonny played the accordion until he was about thirteen years old, and then decided to begin studying the piano instead. He studied with jazz pianist Mike Marra and later attended Berklee College of Music, as well as the New England Conservatory. Joe then decided to become serious about playing the accordion again. He began to take the instrument on certain gigs and projects that called for the sound. He was beginning to find his voice on the accordion. He broadened his range of experience playing the instrument in pop, rock, [and] country, as well as jazz, this helped him to become diverse on the accordion and find his own sound.Sonny has toured Europe as well as the United States, and he continues to work as a freelance musician and teacher in New York City as well as Boston. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. Joe has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz. Some of the artists he has recorded alongside with are Luciana Souza, Lori Mckenna, Kenny Barron, Duke Levine, George Schuller, David Budway, Bobby Previt, Jennifer Jackson, Ben Sher, Marvin Sewell, and many more. Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Daniela Schachter Trio

Thursday January 4th

Daniela Schachter, piano & voice

TBA, acoustic bass

TBA, 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

2018-01-04 19:00:00 2018-01-04 22:00:00 America/New_York Daniela Schachter Trio Daniela Schachter, piano & voiceTBA, acoustic bassTBA, 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 January 5th

Yoko Miwa, piano

TBA, 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

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2018-01-05 20:00:00 2018-01-05 23:00:00 America/New_York Yoko Miwa Trio Yoko Miwa, pianoTBA, 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

Mike Turk

Sunday January 7th

American born, Mike began playing harmonica in 1967 at age 14. Mike’s father, Dick Richards –member local 802 AFM in NYC, was a busy, working Jazz bassist and vocalist from 1940s to 1970s. Despite all that, Mike first found the harmonica and gravitated to the sounds of Chicago Blues music, Rhythm & Blues and even the Folk Blues that was surging from the depths of New York’s Greenwich Village night clubs at that time.

He was profoundly influenced by the playing of Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, James Cotton and Little Walter Jacobs.

Turk performed or “sat in” with performers such as Bonnie Raitt, Lowel Fulsom, Hound Dog Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite Band and even Dave Van Ronk and Steve Goodman.

Turk began to formulate his ideas on the Harmonica with an almost purely “American” approach using the technique established by Toots Thielemans. Eventually, Turk’s influences would come from a virtual textbook of Bebop and Modern Jazz written by the likes of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stiit, Dizzy Gillespie, Dextor Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Lee Morgan, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Milt Jackson, Bill Evans, Lucky Thompson, Hank Mobley…many more, East Coast Bop & West Coast Cool!

In the 1980’s & 1990’s Turk remained in Boston as a working Jazz harmonicist performing in concerts, clubs and as an “on call” studio musician.

In this period Turk performed and collaborated with great Boston players such as Gray Sargent and Marshall Wood ( presently with Tony Bennett) and had the great honor to play with Dave McKenna from time to time. Other somewhat unsung, top-notch Boston players include Jeff Stout, Dick Johnson, Jon Wheatley, Lou Columbo, Ray Santisi, Paul Schmelling, Paul Broadnax, John Lockwood, Bob Guilloti, the great Joe Hunt and also Alan Dawson…..many more great players not mentioned here!

http://www.tinsandwichmusic.com/

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

2018-01-07 18:00:00 2018-01-07 21:00:00 America/New_York Mike Turk American born, Mike began playing harmonica in 1967 at age 14. Mike’s father, Dick Richards –member local 802 AFM in NYC, was a busy, working Jazz bassist and vocalist from 1940s to 1970s. Despite all that, Mike first found the harmonica and gravitated to the sounds of Chicago Blues music, Rhythm & Blues and even the Folk Blues that was surging from the depths of New York’s Greenwich Village night clubs at that time.He was profoundly influenced by the playing of Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, James Cotton and Little Walter Jacobs.Turk performed or “sat in” with performers such as Bonnie Raitt, Lowel Fulsom, Hound Dog Taylor, Charlie Musselwhite Band and even Dave Van Ronk and Steve Goodman.Turk began to formulate his ideas on the Harmonica with an almost purely “American” approach using the technique established by Toots Thielemans. Eventually, Turk’s influences would come from a virtual textbook of Bebop and Modern Jazz written by the likes of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stiit, Dizzy Gillespie, Dextor Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Lee Morgan, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Milt Jackson, Bill Evans, Lucky Thompson, Hank Mobley…many more, East Coast Bop & West Coast Cool!In the 1980’s & 1990’s Turk remained in Boston as a working Jazz harmonicist performing in concerts, clubs and as an “on call” studio musician.In this period Turk performed and collaborated with great Boston players such as Gray Sargent and Marshall Wood ( presently with Tony Bennett) and had the great honor to play with Dave McKenna from time to time. Other somewhat unsung, top-notch Boston players include Jeff Stout, Dick Johnson, Jon Wheatley, Lou Columbo, Ray Santisi, Paul Schmelling, Paul Broadnax, John Lockwood, Bob Guilloti, the great Joe Hunt and also Alan Dawson…..many more great players not mentioned here!http://www.tinsandwichmusic.com/ Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish

Jason Yeager, solo piano

Wednesday January 10th

Award-winning, pianist, composer, and educator Jason Yeager creates music that is deeply expressive, forward-looking and multi-faceted, defying convention while also embracing the rich traditions of jazz, the blues, the Great American Songbook, western classical music, and West African and Latin American rhythms.  Originally from Framingham, MA and now based in New York City, Yeager is a recording artist on Inner Circle Music, where he has released three albums of original music to wide acclaim, including Ruminations (2011) and Affirmation (2014) with his eponymous trio.  In 2017, Yeager and violin/mandolin virtuoso Jason Anick released United, which received a glowing 4.5-star review in Downbeat Magazine.  His forthcoming album with composer-saxophonist Randal Despommier, entitled “All At Onceness,” will be released in 2018.

Yeager has been touted as “an incredible composer and musician…[who] surprises you like a thunderbolt” by renowned pianist/composer and MacArthur Grant recipient Ran Blake.  He has performed and recorded with such noteworthy artists as Blake, Ayn Inserto, George Garzone, Jason Palmer, and Sara Serpa, and has played at such venues as the Blue Note and Smalls in New York, the Regattabar in Boston, and Thelonious in Buenos Aires.  A an educator, Yeager has been on the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music since 2012, when at age 25 he became one of the school’s youngest instructors. In 2014, he won the Hot House Jazz Fans Decision Awards for best pianist and best organist.  A classically-trained pianist, Yeager graduated from the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Double Degree Program (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda), earning degrees in International Relations and Jazz Piano Performance.  At NEC, he studied with Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, and Jerry Leake.

Website: www.jasonyeager.com

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2018-01-10 19:00:00 2018-01-10 22:00:00 America/New_York Jason Yeager, solo piano Award-winning, pianist, composer, and educator Jason Yeager creates music that is deeply expressive, forward-looking and multi-faceted, defying convention while also embracing the rich traditions of jazz, the blues, the Great American Songbook, western classical music, and West African and Latin American rhythms.  Originally from Framingham, MA and now based in New York City, Yeager is a recording artist on Inner Circle Music, where he has released three albums of original music to wide acclaim, including Ruminations (2011) and Affirmation (2014) with his eponymous trio.  In 2017, Yeager and violin/mandolin virtuoso Jason Anick released United, which received a glowing 4.5-star review in Downbeat Magazine.  His forthcoming album with composer-saxophonist Randal Despommier, entitled “All At Onceness,” will be released in 2018.Yeager has been touted as “an incredible composer and musician…[who] surprises you like a thunderbolt” by renowned pianist/composer and MacArthur Grant recipient Ran Blake.  He has performed and recorded with such noteworthy artists as Blake, Ayn Inserto, George Garzone, Jason Palmer, and Sara Serpa, and has played at such venues as the Blue Note and Smalls in New York, the Regattabar in Boston, and Thelonious in Buenos Aires.  A an educator, Yeager has been on the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music since 2012, when at age 25 he became one of the school’s youngest instructors. In 2014, he won the Hot House Jazz Fans Decision Awards for best pianist and best organist.  A classically-trained pianist, Yeager graduated from the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Double Degree Program (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda), earning degrees in International Relations and Jazz Piano Performance.  At NEC, he studied with Danilo Perez, Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, Frank Carlberg, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, and Jerry Leake.Website: www.jasonyeager.com Thelonious Monkfish Thelonious Monkfish