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.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Charles Langford

Northampton Jazz Workshop features guest saxophonist Charles Langford on Tuesday, February 2nd 7:30 to 8:30 PM followed by an open jazz jam until 10:30 PM at the The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

"Charles Langford studied composition and teaching with Billy Harper, Donald Byrd, and Barry Harris, among others.  Prior to that, Mr. Langford studied with George ColemanArchie Shepp and Yusef Latef. Since then, He has become one of the Boston area's top A-list players.  He's played with artists ranging from The Toni Lynn Washington Blues Band to The Temptations and Mighty Sam McClain. He's paid his dues and put in years with Melvin Sparks, Norman Connors, Solomon Burke, and Steve Turre.  With his debut release, "That's Wassup", Mr. Langford has great things in store."

Upcoming Guest Artists:
2/2  -  Charles Langford on tenor and soprano saxes
2/9  -  Samirah Evans/vocals and Don Anderson/trumpet: Fat Tuesday 
2/16 - Scott Mullet on saxes
2/23 - Dmitry Baevsky on alto

3/1  -  Jerry Bergonzi on tenor
3/8  -  
3/15 - Don Braden on tenor
3/22 - Paul Combs and Jim Cameron on saxes - the music of Tadd Dameron
3/29 - Karrin Allyson on vocals
The concert set starts at 7:30, followed immediately by the jam session until 10:30. No cover or minimum. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830
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