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, July 2, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Chris Cheek

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Chris Cheek Tuesday July 7, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.

Since moving to NYC in 1992 Chris has worked and recorded many great artists including Paul Motian, Charlie Hayden, Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Lee Konitz, Tom Harrell and Brad Mehldau. He currently works with the Steve Swallow Quintet and the newly formed Axis Saxophone Quartet along with Josh Redman, Chris Potter and Mark Turner.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
7/14 – Barry Ries on trumpet
7/21 – Sheila Jordan on vocals
7/28 -  Wayne Escoffery on saxes
8/4   - Nicole Pasternak on vocals and Ralph Lalama on tenor
8/11 - Mark Lewis on alto
8/18 - Kim Zombik on vocals
8/25 - Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor

The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. The Loft at the Clarion Hotel (413) 586-1211, 1 Atwood Dr (Rt. 5 at Exit 18 off I 91), Northampton, MA.


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