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.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Northampton Jazz Workshop guest alto saxophonist Mark Lewis

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest alto saxophonist Mark Lewis, Tuesday August 11th, 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM, The Loft at the Clarion Hotel.

“A Northwest treasure” and “a catalyst who makes things happen on stage” - Jim Wilke, Jazz Northwest  radio host (KPLU) and Jazz After Hours (PRI)

“How refreshing to hear an altoist bearing the influences of such consummate lyricists as Paul Desmond and Lee Konitz. This is music whose ‘coolness’ sears.” - JazzTimes

Upcoming Guest Artists:
8/18 - Kim Zombik on vocals
8/25 - Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor

9/1  - Greg Abate on sax and flute
9/8  - Felipe Salles and UMASS sax students
9/15 - Geoff Vidal on tenor
9/22 - Peter and Will Anderson on clarinet and sax
9/29 - Erik Lawrence on saxes

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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