The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart Tuesday, March 8th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

Grant Stewart was born in Toronto, Canada, on June 4, 1971, and moved to New York City at the age of nineteen studying with masters such as Donald Byrd and Barry Harris. He has performed internationally with Jimmy Cobb, Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Renee Fleming, Clark Terry, Bob Mover, Etta Jones, Bill Charlap, Lewis Nash, Peter Washington, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Harry Connick, Mickey Roker, Jimmy Lovelace, Cecil Payne, Dick Hymen, Herb Geller and was a member of the last Al Grey Sextet.

​Hotel rooms provided by Fairfield Inn, Conz St.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
3/8 - Grant Stewart on tenor

3/15 - Don Braden on tenor

3/22 - Paul Combs and Jim Cameron on saxes - the music of Tadd Dameron

3/29 - Karrin Allyson on vocals

4/5 – Dianne Mower on vocals

4/12 - Houston Person on tenor

4/19 – Marion Cowings on vocals

4/26 – Greg Abate on saxes

5/3 – Gary Smulyan on baritone

5/10 – Erena Terakubo on alto

5/17 – Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger/vocal and guitar

5/24 – Erik Lawrence on sax and flute

5/31- Jay Hoggard on vibes

6/7 – Nicole Pasternak and Ralph Lalama

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