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Monday, December 17, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring guitarists John Stowell and Draa Hobbs


WHAT:Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring guitarists John Stowell and Draa Hobbs
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 18th from 7:30 to 8:30
WHERE: City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA

This week we are pleased to once again present master guitarist and educator John Stowell from Portland, Or. John tours all over the globe concertizing, lecturing and teaching and keeps a regular presence in our area and NYC. He has recently recorded two new CDs under his own name and a duo CD with saxophonist Dave Liebman. http://www.johnstowell.com

John will be joined by his good friend Vermont guitarist Draa Hobbs along with George Kaye on bass and drummer Tido Holtkamp from Hartford.

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

Also of interest: Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares continues with a performance by the James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor Duo featuring James Brandon Lewis, tenor saxophone, and Chad Taylor, percussion, Friday, December 14, 7:30pm at the 121 Club, Eastworks, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton, MA. Single tickets ($15) are available at www.jazzshares.org and at the door.

And; the monthly music series, Soundworks Gathering will meet tonight at the Flywheel in Easthampton - www.soundworksgathering.com
And; Pioneer Valley Arabic Music Ensemble at the American Legion Hall in Florence,- tickets $8. for more call 413-374-3355

Upcoming Guest Artists: 
12/25 - Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Years Eve (no music)
1/1  -  Karrin Allyson on vocals with Paul, George and Jon.
1/8  -  Peter and Will Anderson on saxes and clarinet
1/15 - Stacy Dillard on saxophone
1/22 - Grant Stewart on tenor
1/29 - Kris Allen on alto

For photos and videos of past NJW shows and related news, events and buzz, please see (and Like us) on FB at: www.facebook.com/NorthamptonJazzWorkshop 

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