Something for Everyone at Boston Calling

The Boston Calling Music Festival.

Boston Calling is a relatively new festival, and turning out to be a great event. The range and quality of music spanned seconds to decades, with bands that are up to date, side by side with veteran rockers, groovy indies and blasts of all out pop. There is something for everyone. Delicious food, historic location, great sound and a fun festivius atmosphere, will make this event catch on quickly and bring New England many returns. You can view the full line-up here:

boston-calling-admat-fall-2014It was a stroke of genius for the promoters to have two full stages with no overlapping sets. On Saturday, The Hold Steady gave a nail on a head rockin' performance.theholdsteady121  Hold Steady photos are here.

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The REPLACEMENTS are CALLING! At Boston Calling Music Fest, 2014

THE MATS MEET AGAIN AT BOSTON CALLING MUSIC FEST!!!  

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PRESS RELEASE: Boston Calling returns with a heavy hitting lineup this September 5, 6 and 7, 2014 at the city's historic City Hall Plaza [One City Hall Square, Boston, Massachusetts]. Produced by Crash Line Productions, Boston Calling will once again deliver 22 live performances this September. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase at www.bostoncalling.com.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS: As with the festival's three previous editions, September's lineup was co-curated by Aaron Dessner, the acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of The National. After playing to a sold out crowd at the inaugural Boston Calling in May 2013, The National is back to headline and joining them at the top of the bill are 2014 Grammy winner and global vocal sensation, Lorde, The Replacements, back for their first Boston show since 1991, Nas, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and collaborating with The Roots, who will also perform their own set, and indie rock cult favorites Neutral Milk Hotel.

 

 The Replacements Review:

The Replacements at Boston Calling, 2014: Review, Photos, Set List

 

More to come !

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The Newport Jazz Festival Celebrates 60 Years!

Notes from the WeinSponsored by Natixis Wealth Management.

TICKETS ARE STILL ON SALE!

You can view the line-up and schedule here:

 
This year, the Fort Adams stage is now named the "Ertegun Fort Stage."
 
Headliners per day are:
 
Friday, Aug 1st, Amir ElSaffar Quintet, John Baptiste and Stay Human, Snarky Puppy. PM
 
Saturday, Aug 2nd, Newport NOW Band, Gregory Porter, Jazz at Lincoln Center and Wynton Marsalis, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave, Dave Holland Prism with Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn & Eric Harland.
 
Sunday, Aug 3rd, Bobby McFerrin, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco with Billy Hart & Warren Wolf, Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, Django Festival All-Stars featuring Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier, Peter Beets & Brian Torff.
 
It's always a great year for Jazz and the Newport Jazz Festival is a fantastic summer get away!!!
 

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The 13th Series 2014 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF)

Written by: David N. Boyer l-r Chet Catallo, master guitarist, musician, composer, producer and teacher with David Boyer, photographer. Chet Catallo composed, produced and played with Spyro Gyra from Buffalo NY. He is a six time Grammy nominee. Now he is featuring,

Photography by: David Boyer Photography

(aka: "Bippy" Cartoonist / Caricaturist)

SPOILER ALERT! Yes, I'm going to be clever here and give you the ending first! If you really like Jazz, or enjoy seeing many venues with a very wide range of music, don't mind crowds over 185,000 plus, being swept in the undertow of a large mass of concert goers rain or shine, then plan on attending the 14th Series 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 19-27, 2015. The concert producers realize they have the trust of many people to stage and schedule some of the best music genres and performers from all over the world. Many performers have Rochester and Western New York roots. Almost no concert goer walks away disappointed. Thousands are impressed with their spirits recharged to experience this internationally known jazz festival year after sell out year. Concert enthusiasts can order tickets or club passes early at the jazz festival website www.rochesterjazz.com.

An Interview with Chet Catallo of Spyro Gyra:

This year, everyone in jazz was celebrated at the XRIJF. From a student trumpeter, taught by Bob Sneider at the Eastman School of Music, to a major record album performer and composer, Chet Catallo of Spyro Gyra, the wide range of music presentations was exciting, and the talent was consistently excellent. 

Originally from Buffalo, New York and now with, Chet Catallo and the Cats, Chet was kind enough to give us a candid interview. We were very humbled and grateful to Mr. Catallo! You can follow his music on www.ChetCatallo.com. Watch the award winning Chet Catallo, of the well known jazz ensemble, Spyro Gyra, talk about his music writing, new projects, and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival:

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Gordon Lightfoot Embarks on 50 Years of the Carefree Highway

IHEG PRESS RELEASE:

Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. His songs have been aired regularly for 50 years, earning him Radio Singles Chart Positions in North America achieved by few others. Lightfoot's radio hits in the USA have earned Five #1s, Five Top 10s and Thirteen Top 40 hits.

In Canada, he has earned Sixteen #1s, Eighteen Top 10s and Twenty One Top 40 hits. Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane's Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith, George Hamilton IV and Eric Clapton.  

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Out On The Tiles

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra

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The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra

Concert for Education: (Excerpts from) Carnival of Animals

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra offers an education program with six weeks of training in the classroom, plus a visit from one of the musicians to let the budding students get familiar with the pieces and the instruments in advance of the concert. The finale of the series is the attendance of the show. This year it was Carnival of Animals and these kids were super ready.

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