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We're passionate about ethnic flavors & jazz, and so we’ve branded our unique take on sushi & Asian specialties: The Mad Monkfish. Nothing warms the palate like an explosion of flavor or the heart like a burst of the song! Chef Ginger loves to jam on Asian culinary themes! Her menu reflects both gustatory tradition and a sense of play and innovation.

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Sonny Barbato Trio

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room,  Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.

Sonny Barbato, piano

Marty Ballou, acoustic bass

Jim Gwin, drums

Joe “Sonny” Barbato is a pioneering voice in jazz accordion. He is one of Boston’s and New York City’s finest musicians, which is evident on Sonny’s exhilarating, charming release “Crackerjack.”

Born and raised in Boston, MA, at nine years of age, Joe began taking weekly lessons with accordion master Louis Bregoli. Sonny played the accordion until he was about thirteen years old, and then decided to begin studying the piano instead. He studied with jazz pianist Mike Marra and later attended Berklee College of Music, as well as the New England Conservatory. Joe then decided to become serious about playing the accordion again. He began to take the instrument on certain gigs and projects that called for the sound. He was beginning to find his voice on the accordion. He broadened his range of experience playing the instrument in pop, rock, [and] country, as well as jazz, this helped him to become diverse on the accordion and find his own sound.

Sonny has toured Europe as well as the United States, and he continues to work as a freelance musician and teacher in New York City as well as Boston. He has performed at festivals and concerts with Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Harris, Stanley Turrentine, Donald Harrison, Joe Locke, Jerry Bergonzi, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Sanchez, and Larry Coryell. Joe has played accordion on over 30 recordings that range in style from country to jazz. Some of the artists he has recorded alongside with are Luciana Souza, Lori Mckenna, Kenny Barron, Duke Levine, George Schuller, David Budway, Bobby Previt, Jennifer Jackson, Ben Sher, Marvin Sewell, and many more.

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Yoko Miwa Trio

07:00 PM - 10:00 PMFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.Yoko Miwa, pianoBrad Barrett, acoustic bassScott Goulding, drumsMiwa’s story of becoming a jazz musician is full of serendipity and happy twists of fate. In the late 1990s the classically-trained artist auditioned for Berklee College of Music on a lark and ended up winning a full scholarship. She arrived at the school from her homeland of Japan in 1997, intending to stay for a year.In 2017, she’s still in Boston, enriching the city’s musical life and serving as one of the most popular professors in the Berklee piano department.Act Naturally, the Yoko Miwa Trio’s major label debut in Japan, came out in 2012 on the JVC Victor Entertainment label and the band toured Japan that same year. “She is one of the best jazz pianists in Japan,” said Yozo Iwanami, Jazz Hihyo Magazine. A native of Kobe, Japan, Miwa was classically trained and didn’t pursue an interest in jazz until she met and studied with Minoru Ozone, a popular television organist and nightclub owner who is the father of pianist Makoto Ozone. Miwa worked at Ozone’s club and as an accompanist and piano instructor at his music school until the great Kobe earthquake of 1995 destroyed both facilities. Then, while continuing to take private lessons from Minoru Ozone, she also pursued musical studies at the Koyo Conservatory in Kobe. From there she won first prize in a scholarship competition to attend Berklee. Miwa quickly began playing with a host of talented students and teachers, and she formed a strong bond with vocal great Kevin Mahogany, who chose the pianist to serve as accompanist in his classes and on his gigs.http://www.yokomiwa.com

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Location
524 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA
Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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(617)-441-2116