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, March 23, 2019

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring saxophone and flutist Erik Lawrence


WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring saxophone and flutist Erik Lawrence
WHEN: Tuesday, April 2nd from 7:30 to 8:30 followed by the open jazz jam session
WHERE: City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA

It's always a treat to play with Erik. He is a wonderful improviser with a great sound on all his instruments and full of surprises. He is also very eclectic, having worked not only with many of the jazz greats but also for many years with the Levon Helm Band animist recently touring regularly with the band Little Feat. And, as I have said many times before, when Erik leads the band we also seem to go to some transcendent place, a rich and fulfilling place for sure.

Joining us on drums will be Erik's good friend Bob Weiner, a master of texture and space, not to mention swing, funk, Caribbean, Brazilian... It's going to be a blast so I hope you can join us for a fun night and perhaps stick around for the jam session as well.

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

Also of Interest:
1. The Vermont Jazz Center presents Helen Sung's "Sung with Words" on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 8 PM. This is a rescheduling of a show that was snow postponed in January.  vtjazz.org

Upcoming Guest Artists:
4/2  -  Erik Lawrence on sax and flute with Bob Weiner on drums
4/9   - Bennie Wallace on tenor with Bill Goodwin on drums
4/16 - Claire Daly on baritone sax
4/23 - Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica
4/30 - Stacy Dillard on saxes

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