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 27, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Felipe Salles

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features saxophonist Felipe Salles
WHEN: Tuesday, September 4th, 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, MA

As has been tradition for several years now, marking the beginning of the new academic year we welcome our good friend saxophonist Felipe Salles as our guest soloist. Besides being a wonderfully accomplished jazz player, Felipe is also a dedicated educator and a prolific composer. In early 2018 Felipe became a Guggenheim Foundation Composition Fellow and a recording of his latest large scale composition, The Lullaby Project, is now available for sale.

Felipe always uses this opportunity to bring many of his music students from UMASS to join in at the end of the concert set making the jam session especially exciting. After the first week of the semester the students get involved with their ensemble practices so this is the one opportunity each year to bring them all together at the Workshop. Always a nice night so hope you can join us.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
9/4  -  Felipe Salles on saxes
9/11 - Green Street Quintet
9/18 - Jay Clayton on vocals
9/25 - Claire Daly on baritone sax

10/2  - Houston Person on tenor
10/9 -  Warren Chiasson on vibes
10/16 - Michael Rabinowitz on bassoon
10/23 - Greg Abate on sax and flute
10/30 - Gary Smulyan on bari

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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