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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring NYC vocalist Nicole Pasternak and tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama


WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring NYC vocalist Nicole Pasternak and tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama
WHEN: Tuesday, June 4th from 7:30 to 8:30
WHERE: City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA.

Featuring NYC vocalist Nicole Pasternak and tenor saxophonist Ralph Lalama with the Green Street Trio Tuesday, June 4th from 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the open jazz jam session

Our favorite jazz couple, Nicole and Ralph are active in the NYC music scene, both together and with their separate careers. Ralph can be heard every Monday night with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Nicole works with her own band at clubs all around the region. Their report on stage is fun and relaxed, filled with joy and some great arrangements developed overs years of sharing the stage together. http://www.nicolepasternak.com https://ralphlalama.com

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 and donations to the band gratefully accepted. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

Also of Interest:
1. Watermelon Wednesdays music series in Whately is gearing up for it's new season starting on June 5th. They always have top notch performers from around the world including Karrin Allyson with Marty Jaffe and guitarist Brian Seger on June 26th. For a complete schedule. If you have any questions go to watermelonwednesdays.com or Paul at 413-665-3741.

2. Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares concludes its 7th season with a performance by The Dominique Eade/Ran Blake Duo, featuring Dominique Eade, vocals and Ran Blake, piano. Saturday, June 1,at 7:30pm, at the Community Music School of Springfield, 127 State St., Springfield, MA. Tickets are $15 and available at www.jazzshares.org.

3. Vermont Jazz Center presents NEA Jazz Master vocalist Sheila Jordan and friends on Saturday, June 1st. vtjazz.org

4. Save the date: Saturday, June 8th at Hawks and Reed in Greenfield at 7:30PM. The effervescent and always smoking saxophonist Greg Abate with the Green Street Trio (with a real piano). https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1863509-greg-abate-quartet-paul-greenfield/

Upcoming Guest Artists:
6/11 - Giacomo Smith on clarinet
6/18 - Gary Smulyan on bari with Miro Sprague on piano
6/25 - Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger on vocals and guitar

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