Jazz Schedule

Tim Ray Trio

Thursday February 21st

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Tim Ray, piano

Marshall Wood, acoustic bass

Jim Gwin, drums

Tim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music. Appearing on over 80 recordings to date, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music icons, notably Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Jane Siberry and Soul Asylum. He regularly performs with leading figures in the jazz world, among them Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, John Patitucci, Scott Hamilton, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid, and his classical credits include solo performances and concerts with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Pops and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

Tim’s busy schedule has included frequent tours throughout the Americas, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center and the 1992 Presidential Inauguration. Tim has also performed repeatedly on national TV and radio broadcasts, including “The Tonight Show”, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “Austin City Limits”. He has several solo and trio recordings to his credit as a leader - his latest CD release, titled “Windows”, was released on the Whaling City Sounds label in 2016, and features John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums). He is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music. Find more info on Tim and his recordings at www.agitatedcatmusic.com.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-02-21 19:00:002019-02-21 22:00:00America/New_YorkTim Ray TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. Tim Ray, pianoMarshall Wood, acoustic bassJim Gwin, drumsTim Ray’s wide-ranging skills as a soloist and accompanist have afforded him the opportunity to perform with legendary performers from all walks of music. Appearing on over 80 recordings to date, Tim has performed in concert with an extensive list of pop music icons, notably Tony Bennett, Lyle Lovett, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Jane Siberry and Soul Asylum. He regularly performs with leading figures in the jazz world, among them Gary Burton, Esperanza Spalding, Phil Woods, John Patitucci, Scott Hamilton, Dave Douglas, Brian Blade, Lewis Nash and Rufus Reid, and his classical credits include solo performances and concerts with Gunther Schuller, the Boston Pops and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.Tim’s busy schedule has included frequent tours throughout the Americas, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and has included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, the Kennedy Center and the 1992 Presidential Inauguration. Tim has also performed repeatedly on national TV and radio broadcasts, including “The Tonight Show”, “Late Night with David Letterman,” and “Austin City Limits”. He has several solo and trio recordings to his credit as a leader - his latest CD release, titled “Windows”, was released on the Whaling City Sounds label in 2016, and features John Lockwood (bass) and Mark Walker (drums). He is a grant recipient from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music. Find more info on Tim and his recordings at www.agitatedcatmusic.com.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday February 22nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Yoko Miwa, piano

John Lockwood, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’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

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-02-22 19:00:002019-02-22 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. Yoko Miwa, pianoJohn Lockwood, 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.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday February 22nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Jef Charland, acoustic bass

Dave Brophy, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2019-02-22 22:00:002019-02-22 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.Andy Voelker, tenor saxJef Charland, acoustic bassDave Brophy, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

George Garzone Quartet featuring Frank Tiberi

Saturday February 23rd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

George Garzone, tenor saxophone

Frank Tiberi, tenor saxophone

John Sullivan, acoustic bass

Mark Walker, drums

Mention the city of Boston to saxophonists across the nation and the name George Garzone invariably springs to their lips. A respected teacher and general inspiration, this local legend remains a beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity. Garzone is currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and noted students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few. George has performed with many prominent artists, too many to name. Parallels with John Coltrane are inevitable since Garzone is indeed a living legacy of Coltrane’s saxophone mastery - which he displays so well while also bringing his own original approach and gusto to the music. 

Joining Garzone on this date will be his saxophone mentor, Frank Tiberi. Tiberi is a saxophone legend in his own right having toured with Bob Chester, Benny Goodman, Urbie Green, and Dizzy Gillespie.Tiberi also performed in many Broadway musical shows before settling into the illustrious "Four Brothers" sound (three tenors and baritone) reed section of the Woody Herman Band in 1969 where, he became a featured soloist, section leader, arranger, music director and ultimately leader of the Herman Band in 1987. Come witness the past, present, and future of jazz saxophone with these two masters.

"I'm not the master of the sax, George Garzone is." -Michael Brecker

http://georgegarzone.com

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2019-02-23 20:00:002019-02-23 23:00:00America/New_YorkGeorge Garzone Quartet featuring Frank TiberiFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. George Garzone, tenor saxophoneFrank Tiberi, tenor saxophoneJohn Sullivan, acoustic bassMark Walker, drumsMention the city of Boston to saxophonists across the nation and the name George Garzone invariably springs to their lips. A respected teacher and general inspiration, this local legend remains a beacon of hard-won virtuosity and open-eared creativity. Garzone is currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and noted students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few. George has performed with many prominent artists, too many to name. Parallels with John Coltrane are inevitable since Garzone is indeed a living legacy of Coltrane’s saxophone mastery - which he displays so well while also bringing his own original approach and gusto to the music.  Joining Garzone on this date will be his saxophone mentor, Frank Tiberi. Tiberi is a saxophone legend in his own right having toured with Bob Chester, Benny Goodman, Urbie Green, and Dizzy Gillespie.Tiberi also performed in many Broadway musical shows before settling into the illustrious "Four Brothers" sound (three tenors and baritone) reed section of the Woody Herman Band in 1969 where, he became a featured soloist, section leader, arranger, music director and ultimately leader of the Herman Band in 1987. Come witness the past, present, and future of jazz saxophone with these two masters. "I'm not the master of the sax, George Garzone is." -Michael Breckerhttp://georgegarzone.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Rebecca Cline Trio

Thursday February 28th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

Rebecca Cline, piano

Greg Ryan, acoustic bass

Neal Smith, drums

Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Rebecca Cline has lived in Boston since 1999. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a degree in Latin American Studies, she spent several years living and traveling in Latin America: Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She earned a second degree from Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been teaching Latin jazz ensembles, Cuban piano classes, and jazz studies there since 2003.

Ms. Cline is the author of Latin Jazz Piano: Clave, Comping and Soloing, published by Berklee Press. She performs regularly with the Rebecca Cline Trio, and has been performing and recording with the band, Mango Blue, for over a decade.

https://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-02-28 19:00:002019-02-28 22:00:00America/New_YorkRebecca Cline TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.Rebecca Cline, pianoGreg Ryan, acoustic bassNeal Smith, drumsBorn and raised in the Southeastern United States, Rebecca Cline has lived in Boston since 1999. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a degree in Latin American Studies, she spent several years living and traveling in Latin America: Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She earned a second degree from Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been teaching Latin jazz ensembles, Cuban piano classes, and jazz studies there since 2003.Ms. Cline is the author of Latin Jazz Piano: Clave, Comping and Soloing, published by Berklee Press. She performs regularly with the Rebecca Cline Trio, and has been performing and recording with the band, Mango Blue, for over a decade.https://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday March 1st

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’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

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-01 19:00:002019-03-01 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 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.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday March 1st

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook pageThere is no cover charge for the jam sessions.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2019-03-01 22:00:002019-03-01 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.Andy Voelker, tenor saxKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassSteve Langone, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Daniela Schächter Trio

Saturday March 2nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Daniela Schächter, piano & voice

Dave Clark, acoustic bass

Mark Walker, drums

Daniela Schächter jazz vocalist, pianist and composer. By her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany, Carmen Lundy, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn and Al McKibbon among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several venues in New York and Boston, where she resides.

Her fourth album “Vanheusenism” A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen was released in October 2016.

Daniela is Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since 2008.

http://www.danielaschachter.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2019-03-02 20:00:002019-03-02 23:00:00America/New_YorkDaniela Schächter TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.  Daniela Schächter, piano & voice Dave Clark, acoustic bassMark Walker, drumsDaniela Schächter jazz vocalist, pianist and composer. By her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Tindari 93, Prize for the best jazz duo with her brother Davide. Daniela has performed with John Clayton Jr. and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, John Dankworth, the New York Voices, Terri Lyne Carrington, Patti Austin, Kevin Mahogany, Carmen Lundy, Regina Carter, Christian McBride, Ingrid Jensen, Tiger Okoshi, Shirley Horn and Al McKibbon among others. She has also been conducted by Quincy Jones, Patrick Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, John Clayton Jr., Elmer Bernstein, Bob Brookmeyer, Justin DiCioccio and Phil Wilson. Daniela Schächter was guest artist of the prestigious Marian McPartland Piano Jazz radio program, the Java Jazz Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival in 2006. She is currently leading her group in several venues in New York and Boston, where she resides.Her fourth album “Vanheusenism” A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen was released in October 2016.Daniela is Professor at Berklee College of Music Boston MA since 2008.http://www.danielaschachter.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Donna Byrne Quartet

Thursday March 7th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Donna Byrne, vocals

Tim Ray, piano

Marshall Wood, acoustic bass

Jim Gwin, drums

"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETT

Donna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett to open several of his shows both in the U.S. and abroad

Donna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and the great Tony Bennett on his national tour (the “thrill of a lifetime” for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London’s Pizza on the Park. She’s also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who “thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance,” and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic “It Was Me.” Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform.

https://www.donnabyrne.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-07 19:00:002019-03-07 22:00:00America/New_YorkDonna Byrne QuartetFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. Donna Byrne, vocalsTim Ray, pianoMarshall Wood, acoustic bassJim Gwin, drums"IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS . . . ONE OF THE BEST YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS IN THE COUNTRY TODAY. SHE'S THE REAL MCCOY."  - TONY BENNETTDonna has been invited by none other than Tony Bennett to open several of his shows both in the U.S. and abroadDonna Byrne is a jazz singer at the top of her game. With sultry good looks and a quick wit, Donna is not only a masterful singer, but also a true entertainer. She has performed with such renowned artists as: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, Dick Johnson, Frank Wess, Stanley Turrentine, Scott Hamilton, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Bill Cunliffe, Harry Allen, Gray Sargent, Carmen Cicero, Dave Frishberg, Eddie Higgins, James Williams and The Artie Shaw Orchestra. She has opened for such performers as Lou Rawls, Bob Newhart and the great Tony Bennett on his national tour (the “thrill of a lifetime” for Donna). Her unforgettable performances have entertained audiences from L.A. to London, wowing audiences at such venues as: Blue Note Jazz Club, Tavern on the Green, Blues Alley, Scullers, Regattabar, Jazz Bakery, The Rainbow Room, and London’s Pizza on the Park. She’s also toured Florida, performing with Herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. Her audiences have been filled with such luminaries as the legendary Margaret Whiting, who “thoroughly enjoyed Donna's performance,” and Tony Bennett, who dropped in for his birthday just to hear Donna sing his classic “It Was Me.” Mr. Bennett became an ardent fan, once flying home early from the Super Bowl just to catch Donna perform.https://www.donnabyrne.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday March 8th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’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

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-08 19:00:002019-03-08 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.  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.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday March 8th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook pageThere is no cover charge for the jam sessions.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

John Sullivan, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2019-03-08 22:00:002019-03-08 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.Andy Voelker, tenor saxJohn Sullivan, acoustic bassSteve Langone, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Patrice Williamson Quartet

Saturday March 9th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Patrice Williamson, vocals

Rebecca Cline, piano

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Neal Smith, drums

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.

Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.

https://www.patricewilliamson.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2019-03-09 20:00:002019-03-09 23:00:00America/New_YorkPatrice Williamson QuartetFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. Patrice Williamson, vocalsRebecca Cline, pianoKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassNeal Smith, drumsA native of Memphis, Tennessee, Patrice Williamson is a scintillating, soulful singer who swings hard and can scat with the best of them. She’s rightly been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The All-Music Guide to Jazz. A favorite of the Boston music scene, Patrice’s sensitive ballad work and fluent scat style have garnered invitations to perform most recently with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano and Terri Lyne Carrington for the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. As an Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, her work has taken her to Perugia, Italy, Seoul, South Korea, and India, where she performed with saxophonist Donald Harrison in the New Delhi Jazz Festival.Both of her independent recordings, My Shining Hour and Free to Dream, have received high praise from jazz critics around the country. In 2014 she started The Ella Project, a multi-faceted tribute leading up to Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday, including a concert series, biographical performance, and recordings, including the recently released Comes Love, an album celebrating the collaboration between Fitzgerald and legendary guitarist Joe Pass. Patrice received both her Master’s degree and an Artist Diploma from the famed New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing, Patrice is actively passing on her knowledge and love of the jazz tradition through teaching, ensuring that new generations will have an appreciation for this great American music.https://www.patricewilliamson.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Jason Anick Acoustic Trio

Thursday March 14th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Jason Anick, violin & mandolin

Max O'Rourke, guitar

Greg Loughman, acoustic bass

​Talk to the abundantly gifted violinist and mandolin player Jason Anick and the phrase “jazz without borders” will invariably come up.  What the axiom means to Anick is a contemporary jazz that is stylistically inclusive in nature, a jazz that brings whatever it can to the party, unwilling to cut something out of the mix for fear of it not fitting prescribed boundaries. An inviting demonstration of the maxim in action can be found on Anick’s recent release, United, which was picked by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top jazz albums of 2017.  

www.jasonanick.com

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-14 19:00:002019-03-14 22:00:00America/New_YorkJason Anick Acoustic TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. Jason Anick, violin & mandolinMax O'Rourke, guitarGreg Loughman, acoustic bass​Talk to the abundantly gifted violinist and mandolin player Jason Anick and the phrase “jazz without borders” will invariably come up.  What the axiom means to Anick is a contemporary jazz that is stylistically inclusive in nature, a jazz that brings whatever it can to the party, unwilling to cut something out of the mix for fear of it not fitting prescribed boundaries. An inviting demonstration of the maxim in action can be found on Anick’s recent release, United, which was picked by Downbeat Magazine as one of the top jazz albums of 2017.   www.jasonanick.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday March 15th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’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

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-15 19:00:002019-03-15 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.  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.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday March 15th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook pageThere is no cover charge for the jam sessions.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

John Sullivan, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2019-03-15 22:00:002019-03-15 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.Andy Voelker, tenor saxJohn Sullivan, acoustic bassSteve Langone, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Eula Lawrence Quartet

Saturday March 16th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

Eula Lawrence, vocals

Tim Ray, piano

John Pierce, acoustic bass

Les Harris Jr., drums

Eula Lawrence was called one of Boston’s finest vocalists by Eric Jackson, Boston’s Dean of Jazz and WGBH Radio host. Eula has been a featured artist at both the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Toulon Jazz Festival in Toulon, France. In addition to opening for such stars as Eartha Kitt, Linda Hopkins, Jim Bailey, Vic Damone, Jimmy James and Della Reese, Lawrence has performed with many of the top names in jazz including George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Donald Byrd, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Roy Haynes and Antonio Hart.

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2019-03-16 20:00:002019-03-16 23:00:00America/New_YorkEula Lawrence QuartetFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.Eula Lawrence, vocalsTim Ray, pianoJohn Pierce, acoustic bassLes Harris Jr., drumsEula Lawrence was called one of Boston’s finest vocalists by Eric Jackson, Boston’s Dean of Jazz and WGBH Radio host. Eula has been a featured artist at both the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Toulon Jazz Festival in Toulon, France. In addition to opening for such stars as Eartha Kitt, Linda Hopkins, Jim Bailey, Vic Damone, Jimmy James and Della Reese, Lawrence has performed with many of the top names in jazz including George Benson, McCoy Tyner, Donald Byrd, Bobby Timmons, B.B. King, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Roy Haynes and Antonio Hart.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Sonny Barbato Trio

Thursday March 21st

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

Sonny Barbato, piano & accordion

Marty Ballou, acoustic bass

Dean Johnston, 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.

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-21 19:00:002019-03-21 22:00:00America/New_YorkSonny Barbato TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.Sonny Barbato, piano & accordionMarty Ballou, acoustic bassDean Johnston, drumsJoe “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.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday March 22nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’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

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-22 19:00:002019-03-22 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.  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.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker Trio

Friday March 22nd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook pageThere is no cover charge for the jam sessions.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Keala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2019-03-22 22:00:002019-03-22 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.Andy Voelker, tenor saxKeala Kaumeheiwa, acoustic bassSteve Langone, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

April Hall Quartet

Saturday March 23rd

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.  There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

April Hall, vocals

TBA, piano

TBA, acoustic bass

TBA, drums

April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm. “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver every lyric with emotion and conviction.” - Jazz Times Magazine

Hall an award winning songwriter. Her music has been featured on Boston's "Women in Music" series, on "The Coffeehouse”, WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening” and the nationally syndicated "Jazz After Hours" with PRI's Jim Wilke. Hall’s latest release, “Room for Two”, was named one of the top 100 Jazz Records by Jazz Times Magazine for 2012.

https://www.aprilhall.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2019-03-23 20:00:002019-03-23 23:00:00America/New_YorkApril Hall QuartetFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page.  There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.April Hall, vocalsTBA, pianoTBA, acoustic bassTBA, drumsApril Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm. “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver every lyric with emotion and conviction.” - Jazz Times MagazineHall an award winning songwriter. Her music has been featured on Boston's "Women in Music" series, on "The Coffeehouse”, WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening” and the nationally syndicated "Jazz After Hours" with PRI's Jim Wilke. Hall’s latest release, “Room for Two”, was named one of the top 100 Jazz Records by Jazz Times Magazine for 2012.https://www.aprilhall.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Rebecca Cline Trio

Thursday March 28th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.

Rebecca Cline, piano

Greg Ryan, acoustic bass

TBA, drums

Born and raised in the Southeastern United States, Rebecca Cline has lived in Boston since 1999. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a degree in Latin American Studies, she spent several years living and traveling in Latin America: Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She earned a second degree from Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been teaching Latin jazz ensembles, Cuban piano classes, and jazz studies there since 2003.

Ms. Cline is the author of Latin Jazz Piano: Clave, Comping and Soloing, published by Berklee Press. She performs regularly with the Rebecca Cline Trio, and has been performing and recording with the band, Mango Blue, for over a decade.

https://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-28 19:00:002019-03-28 22:00:00America/New_YorkRebecca Cline TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.Rebecca Cline, pianoGreg Ryan, acoustic bassTBA, drumsBorn and raised in the Southeastern United States, Rebecca Cline has lived in Boston since 1999. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 with a degree in Latin American Studies, she spent several years living and traveling in Latin America: Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, and Puerto Rico. She earned a second degree from Berklee College of Music in 2001, and has been teaching Latin jazz ensembles, Cuban piano classes, and jazz studies there since 2003.Ms. Cline is the author of Latin Jazz Piano: Clave, Comping and Soloing, published by Berklee Press. She performs regularly with the Rebecca Cline Trio, and has been performing and recording with the band, Mango Blue, for over a decade.https://www.rebeccaclinemusic.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Yoko Miwa Trio

Friday March 29th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Yoko Miwa, piano

Brad Barrett, acoustic bass

Scott Goulding, drums

Miwa’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

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-03-29 19:00:002019-03-29 22:00:00America/New_YorkYoko Miwa TrioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.  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.comThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

After-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker trio

Friday March 29th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook pageThere is no cover charge for the jam sessions.

Andy Voelker, tenor sax

Jef Charland, acoustic bass

Steve Langone, drums

House band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.

Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.

Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.

10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2019-03-29 22:00:002019-03-29 00:00:00America/New_YorkAfter-Hours Jam Session with the Andy Voelker trioFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is no cover charge for the jam sessions.Andy Voelker, tenor saxJef Charland, acoustic bassSteve Langone, drumsHouse band plays a set and then invites guests to sit in on this late-night instrumentals jam.Saxophonist improviser and composer Andy Voelker has been aptly called a ”Lifer” in the world of jazz. His dedication to the roots of jazz, the real time application of past and present jazz styles, and the furthering of jazz as an art form remain Andy’s top priorities. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore surrounded by a family full of music lovers, artists, and writers Andy developed early appreciation for what is “good music”.Andy took up the saxophone in grade school band and never looked back. Moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of music, Andy stayed in Boston and continued his education on the bandstand. Andy was a pivotal member of the Matt Murphy’s Music in Brookline having both co-lead the weekly jam session and lead his own original groups at Matts - during the heyday of one of Boston’s most notable music scenes. Presently Andy is playing and recording with Clear Audience – a group he co-leads with his cohorts from the Murphy’s days. Andy is staying busy as one of Boston’s real deal jazz Saxophonists, hard at work performing around the greater Boston areas music venues bringing his forward thinking, soulful sound, and thoughtful improvisations to the present day music appreciators.The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Marianne Solivan - Jazz Vocal Workshop

Saturday March 30th

Details to be announced

01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

2019-03-30 13:00:002019-03-30 16:00:00America/New_YorkMarianne Solivan - Jazz Vocal WorkshopDetails to be announcedThe Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish

Marianne Solivan

Saturday March 30th

For those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room. 

Marianne Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard-swinging, passionate vocalist who has a commanding stage presence and is able to captivate audiences with her joyous exuberance and wit.  Having performed and recorded with the likes of Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, Gregory Hutchinson, Johnathan Blake, Xavier Davis, Michael Kanan, Steve Wilson, and Gene Bertoncini, Solivan has been consistently raising the bar for singers of her generation. Solivan's singing is a mixture of honest storytelling with a modern sense of self and determination.

Since moving to New York in 2007 Solivan has become one of the first-call singers on the scene. Her first consistent "hang" was Smoke Supper Club. Being a part of the scene has been a big part of the learning process, leading to many of her later musical collaborations with Jeremy Pelt, Ugonna Okegwo, Peter Bernstein, Steve Wilson and Lewis Nash. This visibility and consistency on the bandstand opened doors for gigs at the famed Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, The Blue Note, and many others.  

Solivan is teaching at LaGuardia Community College in Queens New York and the Kimmel Center For Performing Arts in Pennsylvania, as well as running her own Jazz Vocal Workshops.

"The exquisiteness, expression and sentiment of her singing are supreme.  She is well beyond the go-through-the-motions singers of the genre by an enormous margin." --Jordan Richardson, Blinded by Sound

http://www.mariannesolivanjazz.com/

08:00 PM - 11:00 PM

2019-03-30 20:00:002019-03-30 23:00:00America/New_YorkMarianne SolivanFor those who can't make it to the Jazz Baroness Room, Monkfish now streams live all of its performances on their Facebook page. There is a $10 cover charge for seats in the Jazz Baroness Room.  Marianne Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard-swinging, passionate vocalist who has a commanding stage presence and is able to captivate audiences with her joyous exuberance and wit.  Having performed and recorded with the likes of Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, Gregory Hutchinson, Johnathan Blake, Xavier Davis, Michael Kanan, Steve Wilson, and Gene Bertoncini, Solivan has been consistently raising the bar for singers of her generation. Solivan's singing is a mixture of honest storytelling with a modern sense of self and determination. Since moving to New York in 2007 Solivan has become one of the first-call singers on the scene. Her first consistent "hang" was Smoke Supper Club. Being a part of the scene has been a big part of the learning process, leading to many of her later musical collaborations with Jeremy Pelt, Ugonna Okegwo, Peter Bernstein, Steve Wilson and Lewis Nash. This visibility and consistency on the bandstand opened doors for gigs at the famed Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, The Blue Note, and many others.   Solivan is teaching at LaGuardia Community College in Queens New York and the Kimmel Center For Performing Arts in Pennsylvania, as well as running her own Jazz Vocal Workshops. "The exquisiteness, expression and sentiment of her singing are supreme.  She is well beyond the go-through-the-motions singers of the genre by an enormous margin." --Jordan Richardson, Blinded by Sound http://www.mariannesolivanjazz.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish