Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November Heats Up at Arts Garage w/ Locke, Coryell & Bellevue Cadillac

Take a Look at November's Hottest Live Music Events
ARTS GARAGE - Wednesday, Nov 6th, 2013
SAT 11/09 | 8PM

“Europe’s #1 Jazz Violinist” begins his American tour here at the Arts Garage.  Come join us for this special engagement of the violin phenomenon that has taken Europe by storm.

TUE 11/12 | 7:30PM

Three-time winner of the prestigious “Mallet Player of the Year” award from the Jazz Journalists Association.

SAT 11/16 | 8PM

As one of the pioneers of jazz-rock - perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some - Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books.

FRI 11/22 | 8PM

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Their music has appeared in movies such as Me, Myself and Irene and Shallow Hal, along with TV shows such as The Sopranos, and Sex and the City.



Nov 1-24, W-F, 7:30pm | Sat  & Sun, 2pm | ($30-45)
A brand-new theatrical song cycle about six mixed-up strangers in a room, on an inner quest to feel “something like okay.”  Featuring the delightful music and lyrics of acclaimed NYC-based writer Daniel Maté, winner of the 2013 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Lyrics

Vitali Imereli's playing  is a true joy to experience.  He is a virtuoso in both classical and jazz genres and has performed at concert halls and festivals throughout Europe such as the Pori Jazz Festival inFinland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands.  Vitali  has performed with and gained the admiration of jazz greats such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Benny Golson, Larry Coryell, Olli Soikkeli, Howard Alden, James Carter and he is quickly been recognized by many as the world’s best gypsy jazz violinist.   A former Soviet Union expatriate, now living in Finland, Vitali’s talent was recognized at the young age of 5.  His early influences include the great Stephane Grappelli and the classical masters.  His playing is renowned for it’s energetic and lyrical style, beautiful phrasing, blistering technique, and his impeccable delivery.  “Europe’s #1 Jazz Violinist” begins his American tour here at the Arts Garage.  Come join us for this special engagement of this violin phenomenon that has taken Europe by storm.  

Joe Locke | Jazz Project | Tue Nov 12, 8pm ($25-35)

"Not only has he mastered an instrument that has catapulted only a handful of players to the forefront of modern jazz - but he has done so in a way that transcends mere technique and establishes him as a unique and adventurous musical voice."   San Francisco Bay Guardian

Award winning virtuoso vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument.  Voted the #1 vibist in DownBeat Magazine's Critic's Poll and three time winner of the prestigious "Mallet Player of the Year" award from the Jazz Journalists Association, Joe has recorded and performed with a diverse range of notable musicians including Grover Washington Jr, Kenny Barron, Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, Dianne Reeves, Ron Carter, and The Beastie Boys.  Joe’s creativity and energetic style never fail to captivate his audiences. "In the select group of contemporary vibes players, Locke has claims to head the list."

Joe Locke's masterclass will begin with an introduction and a look at his personal background and experiences as a musician.  The main body of the masterclass will be divided into two main sections:  the first half of the workshop will explore improvisation techniques and approaches;  the second half will be geared toward vibraphone and mallet instrument performance techniques.  This is a chance to gain some valuable insight directly from one of the top jazz musicians of our day. Afterwards there will be a question and answer period followed by an opportunity for autographs and photos.  Approximately 90 minutes

Larry Coryell | Jazz Project | Sat Nov 16, 8pm  ($25-45)

 “the Godfather of Fusion”  Down Beat Magazine.

“a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion” New York Times

Larry Coryell is one of the world’s acknowledged guitar masters.  Hailed by his legion of fans as one of “the guitar gods” in the late 1970s,  With more than 70 albums to his credit, Larry has toured and recorded with elite musicians like Jack Bruce, Jimmy Webb, the 5th Dimension, Charles Mingus, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Randy and Michael Brecker to name a few.  Larry is a “true renaissance musician who excels at all styles of playing”.  His early influences were Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry, and Wes Montgomery but soon after arriving in New York City in 1965, Larry emerged as a profound music prophet who merged rock, jazz, eastern modes and scales, and free-form, improv-flashing classical riffs.  He quickly became one of the most in demand guitarists in rock, jazz, and all musical genres.  Larry has also published several highly regarded guitar books and videos and he continues to perform worldwide.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of the true masters of guitar.

Singer-songwriter Bell plays guitar, ukulele and piano and is the front man and bandleader of the all-American, all original Bellevue Cadillac, whose sound is a unique blend that Rolling Stone coined "Jazz, gospel, blues and soul, swing on top of rock & roll."
Bellevue's music has appeared in major motion pictures like Me, Myself and Irene, Shallow Hal, and Delta Rising along with TV shows The Sopranos, Ed, and Sex and the City. To date, Bellevue Cadillac has collaborated with Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr., Ray Charles, James Brown, and Tito Puente. The group has appeared in cover stories in Rolling Stone, Jazziz, Blues Review, and People magazines.

".. Boston's Bellevue Cadillac is one of the best two bands coming out of this new musical genre"-Rolling Stone
CNN Hails Bellevue Cadillac as "... the band to watch ... one day you may see these guys in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame"- CNN

"If you could have anyone in the world play at your wedding who would it be? Tony Bennett, Billy Joel, Elton John, well JFK Jr. chose this band.... Bellevue Cadillac and now we see why...."- People Magazine

“Bellevue Cadillac proves that you don't need record company support to create national attention and recognition. They've toured nationally and internationally, had their music in television shows, and major motion pictures.... the baby boomer band that could and still can!”- Billboard

"Equally gifted as a player and a singer, and doing both with no-holds-power, Stritch is not afraid to dazzle!" -- London Times

The Arts Garage Cabaret Series continues with Grammy-Winning composer, famed musical director, and incomparable performer, Billy Stritch.  He is truly a vocalist and jazz pianist of extraordinary range and sophistication.  Billy breathes new life into the Great American Songbook, all the while bringing an easy sense of humor and showmanship to his performances.  

Sat Nov 30, 2013 | 8pm – 11 pm Jazz Project |Drew Tucker ($25-35)

Elegant and refined vibraphonist/percussionist Tucker returns with his globe-spanning ensemble to present an audiophile’s dream of high-minded jazz tinged with basement soul and glossed with street sophistication. 

7pm FREE Swing Dance Class with Izzy Shniadoski, the director of Swing Affair
If you're a beginner or just need a refresher - Come early - it's FREE
8pm SWING ALL STARS  featuring LeNard Rutledge

The Arts Garage dance floor comes to life this Sunday with the high-energy, finger-poppin’, high-steppin’ Swing All Stars.  Bring your dancing shoes and swing the night away or just sit back and enjoy the show. This performance at the Arts Garage will feature the smooth soulful voice of LeNard Rutledge, Brenda Alford, Jesse Jones Jr., piano virtuoso Mike Gerber, swinging bassist Paul Shewchuk, and Kevin Campfield driving the band on drums and vocals. 

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