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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Coming Events – The Music of Persia at Berklee

“I deeply believe in music’s endless potential to connect us with one another and bring us to this peaceful place of oneness from where we all come…”

Jazz at Scullers – Allan Harris “Black Bar Jukebox”

Tony Bennett has called Allan Harris “my favorite singer”. Allan is coming to Scullers on February 27th for two shows at 8pm and 10 pm. He will be performing songs from his newest album Black Bar Jukebox.

On Set with Erin – A Tribute to John Coltrane

It was right after another snow storm and one of the coldest nights in New England when Leland Baker and his band played Coltrane’s A Love Supreme at Aurora, Providence. People showed up and the band played their heart out. Ben Shaw spoke before the concert. Ben

Aaron Goldberg Coming to Cambridge

Aaron Goldberg has a new album and it’s called The Now. He is someone I have seen playing with other bands but not his own. Christian McBride nick-named him “My man” and “Goldberg Variations” on his NPR for Jazz in America, and said proudly that

Thoughts and Reflections – The Power of Black Music

In July of 2013 I was asked to speak at the African Meeting House. The title of my talk was “The Power of Black Music.” Thanks to Beverly Morgan-Welch, the Museum of African American History‘s chief executive officer and Lynn DuVal Luce, the Museum’s Director

In Conversations – Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading

This year, the 20th-Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading was happening on Langston Hughes’ birthday. This annual event was coordinated by Anne Edmonds Clanton, and co-sponsored by RISD Museum, RISD’s Writing Center, and Literary Arts & Studies Department. I was able to catch up with

Roberta Gambarini

Jazz at Scullers – Welcome Back Roberta Gambarini

In the midst of the winter storm, I’m really looking forward to the return of  Roberta Gambarini and her quartet this coming Friday and Saturday at Scullers Jazz Club. She will have Eric Reed on piano, Ameen Saleem on bass, and the legendary Jimmy Cobb on