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List of Upcoming Performances!

Posted in Performance with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2015 by pogo56

Hello everyone,

Here’s a list of performances for those who are interested:

1/11 SUNDAY 8:30pm
Patrick Cornelius Octet
Cornelia Street Cafe

1/13 TUESDAY 7pm
City of Poets
Joe’s Pub (APAP)

1/16 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

1/17 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

1/23 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

1/24 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

1/27 TUESDAY 8pm
Lee Fish Group
Beat Hotel (Music of Wayne Shorter)

1/30 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

1/31 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

2/6 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

2/7 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

2/20 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

2/21 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

2/27 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

2/28 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

3/6 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

3/7 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

3/13 FRIDAY 9:30pm
George Burton Quintet
Smalls NYC

3/14 SATURDAY 9:30pm
George Burton Quintet
Smalls NYC

3/20 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

3/21 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

3/27 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

3/28 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

4/2 THURSDAY TBA
Melissa Oliveira +JAM
Portugal

4/3 FRIDAY TBA
Melissa Oliveira +JAM
Portugal

4/4 SATURDAY TBA
Melissa Oliveira +JAM
Portugal

4/5 SUNDAY TBA
Melissa Oliveira +JAM
Portugal

4/6 MONDAY TBA
Melissa Oliveira +JAM (Recording)
Portugal

4/10 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

4/11 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

4/15 WEDNESDAY 8pm
Noah Preminger Band
The Beat Hotel, Cambridge

4/17 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

4/18 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

4/24 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

4/25 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/6 WEDNESDAY 10:30pm
Noah Preminger 5tet
NP, JP, Ben Monder, Kim Cass, and Rudy Royston
Smalls, NYC

5/8 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/9 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston
5/22 FRIDAY 9:30pm

5/15 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/16 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/22 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/23 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/29 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

5/30 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/5 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/6 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/12 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/13 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/19 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet Feat. The Cloudmakers Trio
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/20 SATURDAY 5pm
Jason Palmer Quartet Feat. The Cloudmakers Trio
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/23 TUESDAY 8pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
The Beehive, Boston

6/26 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

6/27 SATURDAY 9:30
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/3 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/4 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/10 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/11 SATURDAY 2pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Soular Jazz Festival

7/11 8pm
Godwin Louis Band
The Jazz Gallery, NYC

7/17 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/18 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/22 WEDNESDAY 8:15PM
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
MFA, Boston

7/24 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/25 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

7/26 SUNDAY 12pm
The Toth Brothers
Cambridge Jazz Festival

7/31 FRIDAY TBA
Matana Robert’s Coin Coin
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport, RI

7/31 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

8/1 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

8/4 TUESDAY 8pm
Noah Preminger Band
The Beehive, Boston

8/7 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

8/8 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

8/12-23 TBA
Alexey Podymkin 5tet
TBA Russia

8/28 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

8/29 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

9/4 FRIDAY 8pm
Noah Preminger Band
The Side Door, CT

9/5 Saturday 7:10pm
Mark Turner Quartet
Chicago Jazz Festival
Jay Pritzker Pavilion

9/6 SUNDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Virginia Tech, VA

9/7 MONDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Virginia Tech, VA

9/8 TUESDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Virginia Tech, VA

9/9 WEDNESDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Virginia Tech, VA

9/10 THURSDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Virginia Tech, VA

9/11 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

9/12 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

9/16 WEDNESDAY TBA
Jamie Baum Septet
Jazz Expansions

Portland, ME
9/17 THURSDAY 8pm
Jamie Baum Septet

Scullers, Boston

9/18 FRIDAY TBA
Jamie Baum Septet
Vermont Jazz Center

9/19 SATURDAY TBA
Jamie Baum Septet
Lake George Jazz Fest, NY

9/22 TUESDAY 7pm
Bruno Raberg Group
Berklee DFH, Boston

9/24 THURSDAY
Ambrose Akinmusire BB (rehearsal)
Hyde Park, IL

9/25 FRIDAY
Ambrose Akinmusire BB (rehearsal)
Hyde Park, IL

9/26 SATURDAY
Ambrose Akinmusire BB
Hyde Park Jazz Festival, IL

9/30 WEDNESDAY TBA
Cheryl Bailey Sextet
Worcester, MA

10/1 THURSDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Stanford Live, Palo Alto, Ca

10/2 FRIDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Stanford Live, Palo Alto, Ca

10/3 SATURDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Stanford Live, Palo Alto, Ca

10/9 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

10/10 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

10/14 WEDNESDAY 10pm
Noah Preminger Quartet
Smalls, NYC (Live Recording)

10/16 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

10/17 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

10/23 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

10/24 SATURDAY 8pm
Coltrane Memorial Concert
Northeastern University

10/30 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

10/31 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

11/3 TUESDAY 8PM
Lee Fish Group
Sahara Club, Methuen, Ma

11/5 THURSDAY 8PM
Elan Meher (TJ and the Revenge)
The Beat Hotel, Cambridge

11/6 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

11/7 SATURDAY 6-9PM
Jason Palmer Quartet
Steppin Out, Boston

11/7 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

11/12 THURSDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Krannert Center, Urbana, Il

11/13 FRIDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Krannert Center, Urbana, Ill

11/14 SATURDAY TBA
Darcy James Secret Society
Krannert Center, Urbana, Il

11/20 FRIDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

11/21 SATURDAY 9:30pm
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

11/27 FRIDAY 10:30pm
George Burton Quintet
Small’s Jazz Club, NYC

11/28 SATURDAY 10:30pm
George Burton Quintet
Small’s Jazz Club, NYC

12/3 THURSDAY TBA
Recording w/Mike Moreno, Edward Perez, and Lee Fish
NJ

12/4 FRIDAY 9:30PM
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

12/6 SUNDAY 5PM
Guest w/NCCU Jazz Band
Greensboro, NC

12/9 WEDNESDAY TBA
Recording w/Noah Preminger
Side Door, CT

12/10 THURSDAY TBA
Recording w/Noah Preminger
Side Door, CT

12/11 FRIDAY 9:30PM
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

12/12 SATURDAY 9:30PM
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

12/16 WEDNESDAY 8PM
Noah Preminger Quartet
The Beehive, Boston

12/18 FRIDAY 9:30PM
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

12/19 SATURDAY 9:30PM
Jason Palmer Quartet
Wally’s Jazz Cafe, Boston

12/31 THURSDAY 8pm
Grace Kelly Quintet
Sculler’s Jazz Club, Boston

2/1 MONDAY TBA
Mark Turner Quartet
Univ. of New Hampshire

2/3 WEDNESDAY TBA
Mark Turner Quartet
Bucknell Univ., PA

I hope to see some of you all out there!

JP

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If you Hear Something, Say Something

Posted in Jazz Ethics, Performance, Stories in Music with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by pogo56

I’m sure many of you that read this blog are familiar with the Miles album My Funny Valentine Plus Four and More, the live one at Lincoln Center. On the track Stella by Starlight, during the top of one of Miles’ solo choruses he plays and F# on the E half-diminished chord and there’s a person in the crowd that screams yeah. Now I don’t about you, but to me that was a feel-good moment. That record was one of the first Miles records that I owned (thanks BMG, R.I.P.) when I was in high school. At the time I didn’t think that it was okay to voice sounds of approval at intimate concerts like this one. This one person made it okay to feel like it was okay. I remember rewinding that one particular moment and wondering what it was that Miles played which cause this person to call out. I just think that that note really resonated with him, causing him to speak uncontrollably. So my question is how many of us have experienced this? How many of us have experienced this but have held back in fear of disturbing the experience for others? Let me be the first to say that it’s not cool to ruin another audience members listening experience, but I think that it’s okay to aver a sound of joy to a performer if you hear something that touches you right at that moment.

If you know me as a concertgoer, you know that I can become quite vocal when I hear something that touches me. Throughout my years of doing this I don’t ever remember receiving any snide looks from anyone, so I think that it’s okay. I consider it to be a transfer of energy from the audience to the band. Bands, especially today, really need this. For me as a performer it’s a good feeling to hear these sounds every once in a while and I gain more inspiration to play my best at all times when I experience this. I don’t think that it’s an ego-stroke per se, but more of a subtle approval from someone that you are well on your way towards “speaking” in this music, as opposed to only playing the changes, etc.

So my plea to all of you is to speak up if you hear something that you like from a performer in real time. You don’t have to wait until their solo is over to do so. They’re probably going to take 30 more choruses after that special moment anyway, lol!!

Swing it out!

J.P.