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Hello Gentle readers, There are some exciting music events coming up in New England this week and later into October and the rest of the year. I’ve just culled some interesting tidbits for everyone from my e-mail Inbox:

Here is some exciting news from New Hampshire’s up and coming country music star, Nicole Knox Murphy:

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. I’ve been very BUSY! Here’s a List of myOctober Shows

Some BIG NEWS going on right nowwith Me and my music.

1st ~ I’ve been practicing with a Band. Starting In December of this year you can come see or book

My NEW band called “Nicole Knox Murphy & the 603 Band”or “NKM & the 603 Band”

We will be a Country cover dance band with some classic rock covers, and feature my original music.

Lead Guitar & Vocals is Michael Degan / Bass is Richard Quintal / & Drummer is Rick Leavitt and myself on rhythm guitar and lead vocals

2nd ~ MORE BIG NEWS ~ both my albums “Full Circle” & “Music is in My Heart”

are being worked on in Nashville as I write this email to you.

They are getting an upgrade with more Nashville musicians and harmony. We are combining the BEST songs from each album

to create a new album called: Nicole Knox Murphy “Best of 2”

Due to be released in late November.

Here’s a list of October Shows:

Friday October 6th ~Chantilly’s Pubin Hooksett, NH 1112 Hooksett Rd . 8-11pm

Saturday October 7th ~Maple leaf Nursing Homeat 10am

Saturday night October 7th ~The Barin Hudson, NH 2B Burnahm Rd 8-11pm

Sunday October 8th ~ilsley’s Ice Cream Standin Weare, NH 33 South Sugar Hill Rd Live music open to the public 12noon-4pm

Friday October 13th ~Auburn Pitts Bar & Grill 167 Rockingham Rd 7-11pm

Saturday October 14th ~ Private Party

Friday October 20th ~Main Street Grill & Barin Pittsfield, NH 32 Main St. 6-10pm

Saturday October 21st ~Cork n Keg Grill in Raymond, NH 4 Essex Rd . 9pm-12am

Friday October 27th ~Olympus Pizzain Allenstown, NH . 42 Allenstown Rd . 7-11pm

Saturday October 28th ~Granite Tapas Cocktail Loungein Hooksett NH on 1461 Hooksett Rd . 7-10pm

Thank you all for your support. I hope to see you at one of my upcoming shows.

Nicole Knox Murphy

www.NKMsings4u.com

“NKM & the 603 Band”

 

EDDIE ★ SEVILLE

Billy K and I will be “unplugged, unrehearsed & dying of thirst”

SATURDAY (10/7) 3 – 6PM

@ Hawk Ridge Winery

28 Plungis Rd
Watertown, Connecticut 06795

“we’d LOVE to see you out there”

Check the web for more info and thanks for listening !

Eddie Seville ★ Steel Rodeo

 

Just a reminder that internationally acclaimed Boston-based jazz pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony will celebrate his new CD Serious Play (Sunnyside Records) with a solo performance on Thursday, October 19, 7:30 p.m. at The Regattabar.

Stream the title track

Stream “Truth to Power”
4 stars: “Improvised in the studio, [Serious Play] is a harmonious, emotionally intense whole that sounds like a concert rather than an arbitrary collection of tunes…On this recording…Gardony never splinters; he only consolidates, gaining power along the way.” Carlo Wolff, DownBeat

4 stars: “Gardony delves deep into his own subconscious in real time to create a statement that’s both comforting and weighty in tone….it all resonates with a deep and profound sense of understanding.” – Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

 

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Contemporary Improvisation (CI) Department welcomes NEC alumna Matana Roberts for an October residency including a concert with CI students on Wednesday, October 18, 8 p.m. at NEC’s Brown Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. Admission is free. For more information call 617-585-1122 or visit https://necmusic.edu/event/7851.

NYC-based sound experimentalist, jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, composer, improviser, Doris Duke Artist Award recipient Roberts is the composer of Coin Coin, a multichapter musical work-in-progress exploring themes of history, memory and ancestry. She has been a guest curator at the Stone and Artist in Residence at the Whitney Museum, among others. While at NEC, she will conduct a week-long residency, Monday through Friday, October 16-20. Events are as follows:

Tuesday, October 17 – Lecture/Discussion – The Music of Matana Roberts
Matana in dialogue with Contemporary Improvisation Department Chair Hankus Netsky.
12 Noon – 2 PM – Eben Jordan Ensemble Room, SLPC, 255 St. Botolph St.

Wednesday, October 18Matana Robers in performance with CI Students
Featuring original compositions/improvisations exploring themes of history, memory and ancestry.
8 p.m. – Brown Hall

• Thursday, October 19 – Roberts is a featured performer in Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100
7:30 p.m. – Jordan Hall

• Friday, October 20 – Matana Roberts Improvisation Master Class
10 a.m. – Eben Jordan Ensemble Room, SLPC, 255 St. Botolph St.

The events are part of NEC’s celebratory 150th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season continues to build on the school’s rich legacy featuring 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as the pioneering CI department. The new season showcases diverse musical offerings from today’s most talented artists performed in NEC’s renowned concert halls, including three new state-of-the-art venues at the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC).

Founded in 1972 by musical visionaries Gunther Schuller and Ran Blake, New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation (CI) program is “one of the most versatile in all of music education” (JazzEd). CI trains composers, performers, and improvisers to broaden their musical palettes and develop unique voices. It is unparalleled in its structured approach to ear training and its emphasis on singing, memorization, harmonic sophistication, aesthetic integrity, and stylistic openness. Under Blake’s inspired guidance for its first thirty-three years, the program grew considerably and has expanded its offerings under current co-chairs Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer. Alumni include Don Byron, John Medeski, Jacqueline Schwab, Aoife O’Donovan and Sarah Jarosz; faculty include Carla Kihlstedt, Blake, Dominique Eade, and Anthony Coleman. “A thriving hub of musical exploration,” (Jeremy Goodwin, Boston Globe), the program currently has more than 50 undergrad and graduate students from 14 countries.

The NEC Jazz Orchestra presents Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 on Thursday, October 19

Soloists include saxophonist Matana Roberts; pianists Ran Blake, Fred Hersch, Frank Carlberg and Anthony Coleman; and vocalists Dominique Eade and Nedelka Prescod

Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life of an American Original, will speak at concert and on October 18 panel discussion

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies Department presents Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. The concert will feature solo performances by NEC alumni and faculty members as well as performances by the NEC Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst. Admission is free. For more information call 617-585-1122 or visit https://necmusic.edu/event/6996.

Solo performances include faculty member Frank Carlberg performing “Pannonica,” faculty member Anthony Coleman performing “Think of One,” faculty member Dominique Eade performing “Introspection,” faculty member Ran Blake performing “Round Midnight,” and alumnus and former faculty member Fred Hersch and alumna Matana Roberts performing Monk pieces yet to be announced.

The second half of the concert features the NEC Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst in performances of works by Thelonious Monk including Monk’s Dream, Evidence, Round Midnight featuring Nedelka Prescod on voice, and Little Rootie Tootie featuring Fred Hersch on piano; Frank Carlberg’s Dry Bean Stew and International Man of Mystery, and Ran Blake’s Short Life of Barbara Monk featuring Blake on piano.

Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life of an American Original, will speak at the concert. Following the concert there will be a jam session and reception in Brown Hall.

As part of Monk’s centennial, NEC will also host a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 18, 4 pm. at Williams Hall. The panel will feature Robin Kelley, author of “Thelonious Monk: The Life of an American Original,” along with Fred Hersch, Ken Schaphorst and Ran Blake.

The event is part of NEC’s celebratory 150th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season continues to build on the school’s rich legacy featuring 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as the pioneering CI department. The new season showcases diverse musical offerings from today’s most talented artists performed in NEC’s renowned concert halls, including three new state-of-the-art venues at the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC).

NEC’s Jazz Studies Department was the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory. The brainchild of Gunther Schuller, who moved quickly to incorporate jazz into the curriculum when he became president of the Conservatory in 1967, the Jazz Studies faculty has included six MacArthur “genius” grant recipients (three currently teaching) and four NEA Jazz Masters. The program has spawned numerous Grammy winning composers and performers and has an alumni list that reads like a who’s who of jazz. As Mike West writes in JazzTimes: “NEC’s jazz studies department is among the most acclaimed and successful in the world; so says the roster of visionary artists that have comprised both its faculty and alumni.” The program currently has 101 students; 52 undergraduate and 49 graduate students from 18 countries.

 

The NEC Jazz Orchestra presents Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 on Thursday, October 19

Soloists include saxophonist Matana Roberts; pianists Ran Blake, Fred Hersch, Frank Carlberg and Anthony Coleman; and vocalists Dominique Eade and Nedelka Prescod

Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life of an American Original, will speak at concert and on October 18 panel discussion

New England Conservatory’s (NEC) internationally renowned Jazz Studies Department presents Monk’s Dream: Thelonious Monk at 100 at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 at NEC’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston. The concert will feature solo performances by NEC alumni and faculty members as well as performances by the NEC Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst. Admission is free. For more information call 617-585-1122 or visit https://necmusic.edu/event/6996.

Solo performances include faculty member Frank Carlberg performing “Pannonica,” faculty member Anthony Coleman performing “Think of One,” faculty member Dominique Eade performing “Introspection,” faculty member Ran Blake performing “Round Midnight,” and alumnus and former faculty member Fred Hersch and alumna Matana Roberts performing Monk pieces yet to be announced.

The second half of the concert features the NEC Jazz Orchestra conducted by Ken Schaphorst in performances of works by Thelonious Monk including Monk’s Dream, Evidence, Round Midnight featuring Nedelka Prescod on voice, and Little Rootie Tootie featuring Fred Hersch on piano; Frank Carlberg’s Dry Bean Stew and International Man of Mystery, and Ran Blake’s Short Life of Barbara Monk featuring Blake on piano.

Robin Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life of an American Original, will speak at the concert. Following the concert there will be a jam session and reception in Brown Hall.

As part of Monk’s centennial, NEC will also host a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 18, 4 pm. at Williams Hall. The panel will feature Robin Kelley, author of “Thelonious Monk: The Life of an American Original,” along with Fred Hersch, Ken Schaphorst and Ran Blake.

The event is part of NEC’s celebratory 150th anniversary season. The 2017-2018 season continues to build on the school’s rich legacy featuring 150 years of innovation showcasing the work of the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory as well as the pioneering CI department. The new season showcases diverse musical offerings from today’s most talented artists performed in NEC’s renowned concert halls, including three new state-of-the-art venues at the Student Life and Performance Center (SLPC).

NEC’s Jazz Studies Department was the first fully accredited jazz studies program at a music conservatory. The brainchild of Gunther Schuller, who moved quickly to incorporate jazz into the curriculum when he became president of the Conservatory in 1967, the Jazz Studies faculty has included six MacArthur “genius” grant recipients (three currently teaching) and four NEA Jazz Masters. The program has spawned numerous Grammy winning composers and performers and has an alumni list that reads like a who’s who of jazz. As Mike West writes in JazzTimes: “NEC’s jazz studies department is among the most acclaimed and successful in the world; so says the roster of visionary artists that have comprised both its faculty and alumni.” The program currently has 101 students; 52 undergraduate and 49 graduate students from 18 countries.

Some exciting news from Massachusetts metro west to Worcester area Singer-Songwriter Jon McAuliffe.

October 21, Cat In The Cradle Coffeehouse, 7 Central Street, Byfield, MA, 8:00 p.m. – $15. suggested donation. I’ll be splitting the evening with Americana country/bluegrass artist, Grant Maloy Smith. One of us will open, one of us will close. I don’t yet have those details. But as I always enjoy opening (gives me an opportunity to tear down every wall 😁) you might wanna consider getting there early if you’re coming. I have lots of friends up that way so look forward to seeing you if you can make it. Thanks in advance.

That’s it for this month. Though I’m not really what you’d call a hard core football fan, I am down on one knee alongside those who recognize and support our American right of free speech as made clear by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Let Freedom Ring!

Peace!

Jon

www.jonmcauliffe.com

Some exciting news from Maine country flavored singer-songwriter Don Campbell

While we are “up north”, we are wishing our friends from and with the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria a great weekend of music, theater, and friendship in Music City (Tennessee!) this weekend. Enjoy Nashville and one another! To stay tuned to events, programs, music and the ongoing story of Dan’s great legacy, visit www.fogelberg.rocks

As we mentioned in the last note, we will be returning to the Mid-West in Spring 2018 and are actively working on shows in Northern California for later in the year. Those dates are coming soon!

The six-piece version of the Don Campbell Band looks forward to a return to Jonathan’s of Ogunquit (Maine) on Saturday, October 21st to celebrate Dan’s music. Other Evening of Dan Fogelberg concert events on the horizon include Saturday, January 27th in New Hartford, CT when we make our first appearance at The Parrott Delaney Tavern. Tickets will be on sale soon but take a peek at this place! We’re going to have a great mid-winter time there. We are also looking forward to a Florida concert event outdoors in Lauderhill, FL on Saturday, February 24th. It’ll be held at the Lauderhill Sports Park and is brought to you by the City of Lauderhill, Florida! More info soon, but hope you’ll keep the date in mind!

We are keeping Florida friends and family in mind as Hurricane Irma sweeps into the region this weekend. We are holding communities affected by Harvey in our hearts as well as those in Irma’s Caribbean path.

Safe travels to all those on the move this week and thanks to all for your kindness and care,

Don

That’s all for now folks.

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