« Week of October 7, 2012 »
Start: 10/07/2012 8:00 pm

earPlay JazzquintetThe earPlay Jazzquintet brings together a multitude of musical influences – from Brazilian choro to vintage funk, Afro-Cuban to jump swing, country-western to the latest in digital sound design – and interweaves them with jazz and 20th century classical idioms. The resulting tapestry of sound is a mix of structured composition and bold improvisation, with elements of poetry and stage magic stitched in for dramatic effect.

Start: 10/08/2012 8:00 pm

Ellen HoffmanThe Freight presents Vocal Jazz Open Mic, an evening that gives vocalists (including you!) an opportunity to step into the spotlight with the skillful support of pianist and composer Ellen Hoffman.

Start: 10/09/2012 8:00 pm

Maestro ShashankShashank Subramanyam, (Maestro Shashank) is a master of the flute and Carnatic music, the classical music of Southern India. His Spirit of Krishna program is an enthralling tapestry of intricate rhythms, soulful vocals, and poignant melodies, full of contrasting tones and textures, evoking a profound range of thoughts and feelings.

Start: 10/10/2012 8:00 pm

Holdstock & MacLeodIf you’ve ever had the urge to travel across the pond to Great Britain, you might want to take a shortcut to the Freight and catch Holdstock & MacLeod performing timeless songs from their English and Scottish homelands. Joining them tonight to help celebrate the release of their new album, Seasoned Songs, will be Celia Ramsay, Carol Holdstock, Larry Hanks, and Dave Nachmanoff.

Start: 10/11/2012 8:00 pm

Stacey Earle & Mark StuartWife and husband duo Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart play eloquent originals that blend honest country confession with polished pop precision. His voice is clear and unadorned, hers is both grittier and prettier, and together they make tuneful, tender music with a sharp sense of humor, as on “If You Change Your Mind” from their new album, Dedication, when they sing, “Oh, baby, if she treats you so right, why do you think about me?”

Start: 10/12/2012 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasIndividually, Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas are consummate musicians. Together, they’re pure magic. Scots Magazine has called Alasdair “one of the finest fiddle players Scotland has ever produced; his name is synonymous with the vibrant cultural renaissance transforming the Scottish musical scene.” Natalie is one of the most sought-after cellists playing traditional music today.

Start: 10/13/2012 8:00 pm

Tom RushTom Rush is celebrating. As he says on his website, he’s celebrating his 50th year “of doing whatever it is that I do.” What Tom does is make music. What he does is entertain. He tells terrific stories and sings wonderful songs, and in the process he delivers not only a vivid self-portrait but a portrait of American folk music through the years.