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, October 16, 2019

Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring saxophonist Stephen Riley

WHAT: Northampton Jazz Workshop Featuring saxophonist Stephen Riley with the Green Street Trio
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22nd 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

We are really looking forward to playing again with NYC saxophonist Stephen Riley. He is a very special player with his own style and a sound somewhat reminiscent of the great Stan Getz. Making it extra special for the trio is we will also be playing in Hartford the night before at Black Eyed Sally's so we will be warmed up and ready to go for you. Here's an excerpt from his bio:

Stephen Riley has been and is currently a featured artist at "Jazz at Lincoln Center's" concert series. Performances include. Blues in the Bucket with (Nicholas Payton, Cyrus chestnut, Ray Drummond, Victor Lewis, Harry Sweets Edison, Al grey.) Boudoir Tenors (Frank Wess, Lew Tebackin, Wayne Escoffery, Stephen Riley) Performances with Harry Sweets Edison and Clark Terry at "The Jazz Showcase" in Chicago. Marcus Roberts (Romance , Swing and the blues) concerts at Lincoln center. Marcus Roberts. "Deep in the Shed" (performances at Lincoln center) Marcus Roberts The music of Earl Hines and Bud Powell (Lincoln center concert series). Etc etc........

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 Interest1. Sunday, October 26th JAZZ SHARES PRESENTS: Devin Gray's Socialytics. 7:30 at Hampshire College music and dance building.

Upcoming Guest Artists:
10/29 -Greg Abate on sax and flute
11/5 - Don Braden on sax and flute
11/12 - Steve Cardenas on guitar
11/19 - Claire Daly on baritone saz
11/26 - Dmitry Baevsky on alto sax

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