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.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring French horn player John Clark

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring French horn player John Clark
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th 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.

Our guest on 9/17 is one of the best, and one of the few, jazz French hornists around. He's also an award winning composer and a part time farmer so this will be a very special concert (an amazing talent with a down to earth personality). Here's an excerpt about John from Wikipedia: Clark has performed or recorded with a wide variety of musicians, including: Gary Bartz, Carla Bley, Ornette Coleman, Gil Evans, John Faddis, Johnny Griffin, Dave Grusin, Jerome Harris, Jim Hall, Jimmy Heath, Anthony Jackson, Leroy Jenkins, Howard Johnson, Oliver Lake, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Grachan Moncur, Gerry Mulligan, Jaco Pastorius, Rachel Z, Paquito D'Rivera, Mike Richmond, John Scofield, Frank Sinatra, Lew Soloff, Spyro Gyra, David Taylor, Toots Thielemans, the Turtle Island String Quartet, McCoy Tyner, Glen Velez, Paul Winter Consort, Akiko Yano, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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 and donations to the band gratefully accepted. City Sports Grille at Spare Time Northampton, 525 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA. 413-584-4830

Also of Interest:
Northampton Jazz Festival - October 4-6.
10/4 - The Jazz Fest Strut - local bands
5PM Pulaski Park
6PM Iconica
6:30 Haymarket
7PM Northampton Brewery
7:30 Platform Bar
8PM Progression Brewery
8:30 McLadden's Pub
10/5 - Main Stage Events (daytime free to the public)
Click Workspace - Emmet Cohen solo piano
Northampton Center for the Arts - Native Soul Quartet
Unitarian Society - Endea Owens Cookout -sextet
The Parlor Room - Jack Wilkins Trio
10/5 - Featured concert at Academy of Music (ticketed event)
7:30-9PM - Kurt Elling Quintet
10/6 Jazz Festival Jazz Brunch from 11:30-2 at the Delaney House in Holyoke that will feature a performance by a great band from Hartford, the DeChamplain Quartet featuring Matt and Atla DeChamplain along with Matt Dwonszyk and Chris Morrison. Besides some great food and music, $10 from each ticket purchased will help fund the Festivals Davis Financial Jazz Artists in the Schools program. Get your tickets soon before it sells out. Tickets available at:
For tickets and information:

Upcoming Guest Artists:
9/24 - David Eure on violin
10/1 - Giacomo Gates on vocals
10/8 - Kristen Lee Sergeant on vocals
10/15- Warren Chaisson on vibes
1022 - Stephen Riley on tenor sax
10/29 -Greg Abate on sax and flute

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