The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist Draa Hobbs in a tribute to the late saxophonist and educator Scott Mullett



WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features guitarist Draa Hobbs in a tribute to the late saxophonist and educator Scott Mullett
WHEN: Tuesday, April 10th, 7:30 to 8:30PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM 
WHERE: The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

We will be remembering and paying tribute to one of our first guest artists, Scott Mullett who passed away suddenly several months ago. He was a good friend, a great musician and a mentor to an amazing number of young players. On Tuesday, many of those friends of Scott's will be playing music for him while also raising money to continue his legacy of inspiring and supporting young musicians. All profits and tips from the night will go to the Scott Mullett Fund for Jazz Education', which is managed by the Keene Jazz Orchestra. The music will start with guitarist Draa Hobbs along with the trio and then be joined by many others including Steve Cady (who is the new director of the Keene Orchestra), George Robinson, Franz Robert, Jahian-Cooper, John Stowell and many others. If you can't make the concert but would like to make a donation by mail you can send a check to and payable to:
Keene Jazz Orchestra
39 Ridgewood Ave
Keene NH 03431
memo Scott Mullett Fund

This night will be the 8th Anniversary of the Workshop so we will be remembering our beginnings and bassist Dave Shapiro who was a regular collaborator with Scott as well as a co-founder of the Workshop before his passing. I expect the place to be packed all night long so join us when you can.


Upcoming Guest Artists:
4/10 - A Celebration of the life of Scott Mullett featuring Draa Hobbs on guitar and many, many others. This will also be the Workshops 8th anniversary celebration.
4/17 - Rebecca Parris - vocals
4/24 - Tim Armacost on tenor sax

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. $5 per person room charge for the concert set. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830
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