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.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features vocalist Nicole Pasternak and saxophonist Ralph Lalama

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop featuring vocalist Nicole Pasternak and saxophonist Ralph Lalama 
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th, 7:30 to 8:30PM followed by an open jazz jam session until 10:30 PM
WHERE: The City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton.

Our favorite jazz couple will be performing with us on the 19th. Vocalist Nicole Pasternak and saxophonist Ralph Lalama make a great musical team when they perform together and we are thrilled to have them back for their 6th appearance at the Workshop. Over Ralph's impressive career starting with Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and the Mel Lewis Orchestra – now the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra – he has honed the craft of sonic blending. This also applies to his blending with his wife on the bandstand. Nicole has a beautiful sense of swing and an infectious and uplifting stage presence and together things just take off and fire up. Joining us will be the great drummer Jimmy Madison. We can't wait to play all three of them again. Hope you can make it for really fun show.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
6/19 - Nicole Pasternak and Ralph Lalama - vocals and tenor with Jimmy Madison on drums
6/26 - Rob Scheps - saxes with Jesse Simpson on drums

7/3  - Joe Magnarelli - trumpet with Peter Moutis on drums

7/10 - Sheryl Bailey - guitar
7/17 - Erik Lawrence - sax and flute
7/24 - Benny Sharoni- tenor
7/31 - Freddie Bryant - guitar

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. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

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