Jazz

Jazz

The Coffee Grinders

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 16 4:00 PM

From the Mississippi Delta, to the banks of the Connecticut River, The Coffee Grinders embody the SOUL AND SPIRIT of The Delta Blues.

Members include Frank Breen on Acoustic Guitar and Vocals, and Jim Choquette on Vocals, Harmonica. Playing Acoustic Country Delta Blues in the style of Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters and others.

Jan Marie and The Mean Reds

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 16 2:00 PM

Since her induction to the jazz world seven short years ago, Jan Marie has made a name for herself as a regular crowd-seducing chanteuse. Jan Marie has been compared to late, great jazz pioneers such as Anita O'Day, Nina Simone, Etta James, and even modern jazz marvels as Eva Cassidy and Amy Winehouse. 

399 Trio

223 Morrison Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Gian Pangaro
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contemporary takes on Jazz Standards

  • James DeFilippo - Piano
  • Matt Reed - Drums
  • Gian Pangaro - Double Bass
  • The New Way

    366 Lowell Street, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: George Saide
    Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    An infusion of guitar and drums will present an eclectic mix of jazz, bossa, classical, and original music.

    George Saide - Guitar
    Brad Merchant - Drums

    Lechuga Fresca

    14 William Street, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Josh Rosenstock
    Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Latin Jazz, Mambo and classic Salsa

    Alex Kahn - Trombone
    Andrea Condit - Congas
    Danny Rhodes - Trumpet
    Josh Rosenstock - Double Bass
    Karen Welling - Piano
    Nancy Loedy - Sax and Flute
    Stephen DeBenedictis - Drums

    Somerville High School Jazz Band

    Performance Date and Time : 
    Saturday, June 16 12:00 PM

    The SHS Jazz Band is an eclectic group of high school students and teachers.  Directed by Charles McLaren, you can find the SHS Jazz Band at local art openings, area schools, and other community events. 

    The David Arteaga Quartet

    Performance Date and Time : 
    Saturday, June 16 3:00 PM

    Tupelo Junction / the Jan and Catey Duo

    77 Newbury Street, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Conor Fortin
    Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Tupelo Junction and the Jan and Catey Duo will each be performing a 1 hour set at 77 Newbury Street. The Jan and Catey Duo will perform from 12:00PM - 1:00PM and Tupelo Junction will perform from 1:00PM - 2:00PM.

    Donations will be collected for Conor Fortin's (Tupelo Junction) service trip to Haiti this summer to work at the Fondation Pour Les Enfants d'Haiti's Children's Village (orphanage) in Port Au Prince.

    Tupelo Junction is a folkgrass cover band out of Somerville, MA that dabbles in the style of roots, country, and bluegrass.

    The Jan and Catey Duo is an original contemporary jazz/folk duo from Boston's own Berklee College of Music.

    The Late Risers

    363 Beacon St., Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Alexander Dechenne
    Saturday, May 12 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    The Late Risers specialize in Traditional Jazz and Swing music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Their repertoire of Classic and "Hot" Jazz evokes memories of a bygone era in American music.

    Sam Dechenne - Trumpet/Vocals
    John Clark - Clarinet/Vocals
    Tev Stevig - Banjo
    Josiah Reibstein - Tuba/Chill Space

    Buddy V / Jess Green

    57 Albion Street, Somerville (see map on right)
    Band Contact: Jessica Green
    Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    2:00 - 3:00 Buddy V
    3:00 - 4:00 Jess Green

    Buddy V is an Americana artist. He will be playing a solo acoustic set comprised of tunes off his most recent record along with other classics.

    Jess Green pulls inspiration from artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Carol King, Joni Mitchell to Ray Charles, and Diana Krall to Stevie Wonder.  In her music you will hear singable meldodies blended with colors and chord progressions that stretch the boundaries of traditional pop/singer-songwriter music and bring in a subtle but clear undercurrent of jazz.  Her show will mix music she's written with timeless jazz, folk, and blues tunes.

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