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.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Northampton Jazz Workshop features baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop features baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan
WHEN: Tuesday, October 30th, 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. 

We are very excited to welcome back award winning baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan to the Workshop this week. It's always a total gas playing with Gary but this week is extra special. This visit will mark the first installment of the Davis Financial Jazz in the Schools Program, named for a very generous financial . As a community outreach arm of the Northampton Jazz Festival, Gary, along with the Green Street Trio, will coach the JFK Middle School jam bands on Monday evening, do a school assembly with the students on Tuesday morning and then invite the students to come to the Workshop, possibly play in the jam session and see the professionals in their element. The plan is to do a similar routine 3 or 4 times a year with a few of the featured guests at the Workshop. Also, the program hopes to raise enough money to send a deserving young high school age student to Jazz In July, the UMASS summer jazz program every year. I hope you can join us Tuesday night to hear a great musician and perhaps see a few budding young players taking their first steps.

Upcoming Guest Artists: 
10/30 - Gary Smulyan on bariton sax

11/6   - Jason Robinson on sax with a special all Monk set
11/13 - Marty Ehrlich on saxes and flute
11/20 - Roseanna Vitro on vocals
11/27 - Giacomo Gates on vocals

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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