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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring bassist Avery Sharpe


WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring bassist Avery Sharpe
WHEN: Tuesday, March 17th 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the open jazz jam session until 10:30.
WHERE: City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA

Featuring bassist Avery Sharpe with the Green Street Trio Tuesday, March 17th 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the open jazz jam session until 10:30.

We will be featuring one of our local jazz legends, composer and bassist Avery Sharpe as the leader along with the Workshop's own legendary bassist George Kaye for a two bass hit journey. Jon and I will be there to offer support as well and can't wait to see what they have cooked up. https://www.averysharpe.com

Just found out about the passing of jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, longtime member of the John Coltrane Quartet. Avery was bassist in McCoy's trio for over twenty years following the death of Trane. I'm sure we will be paying homage to McCoy and celebrating his important place in this great American music. RIP McCoy.

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 #northamptonma

Also of Interest:

1. FRIDAY, MARCH 13 AT 7:30 PM JAZZ SHARES PRESENTS: STEVE SWELL'S KENDE DREAMS at Northampton Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St.Northampton, MA 01060

2.. Saturday, March 14, the Vermont Jazz Center presents Downbeat Rising Star Award-winning vibraphonist Joel Ross and group in concert starting at 8PM. vtjazz.org

3. Tickets are now on sale for the Northampton Jazz Festivals Jazz Brunch featuring tenor saxophone great Houston Person with the Green Street Trio and a bountiful brunch. Radio host Tom Reney will be the emcee for this event happening on Sunday, April 5 at the Delaney House in Holyoke. A portion of all ticket sales go towards matching funds for the Davis Financial Jazz Artists in the Schools program For tickets and more info go to:
https://www.northamptonjazzfest.org/jazz-brunch-2020.htm

4. The Magic Triangle Jazz Series, a program of the University of Massachusetts’ Fine Arts Center, continues its 31st season with a performance by the Román Díaz Rumba Ensemble at the UMass Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15/$7 students. www.fineartscenter.com




Upcoming Guest Artists:
3/17 - Avery Sharpe on bass along with George Kaye featuring a special two bass hit.
3/24 - Tim Armacost on tenor sax
3/31 - Green Street Quintet (with added horns Jason Robinson and Don Anderson playing original arrangements and compositions)




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