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, July 7, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features NYC guitarist Sheryl Bailey

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features NYC guitarist Sheryl Bailey
WHEN: Tuesday, July 10th, 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.

One of our favorite guitarists and greatest person ever, Sheryl Bailey will be fronting the trio on the 10th. She brings joy and humor to the bandstand and flawlessly swings her way through beautiful melodies and swinging hard all the way, Here are a few quotes from her bio:
Sheryl's playing is unquestionably "sizzling". She has groomed incredible chops and impeccable taste with which she applies them. It's said (by Lee Metcalf, The Villager) that she can "go from zero to blazing in two beats", but she is continually praised for never sacrificing melody and lyricism for technique. "She balances superior technical skills with a strong lyrical sense and swinging touch..." continues Metcalf, and Joe Taylor of Soundstage says "Bailey combines an astonishing command of the fingerboard with a seemingly endless flow of melodic invention."

Also a reminder that Jazz In July at UMass, Amherst starts up next week and features several concerts with both students and the all-star faculty. Check out their website for all the details.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
7/10 - Sheryl Bailey - guitar with Claire Arenius on drums
7/17 - Erik Lawrence - sax and flute (Jon back on drums)
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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