Jazz Schedule

Rebecca Cline Trio

Thursday January 24th

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

Austin McMahon, 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

2019-01-24 19:00:002019-01-24 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 bassAustin McMahon, 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 January 25th

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

2019-01-25 19:00:002019-01-25 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 January 25th

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 session.

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

2019-01-25 22:00:002019-01-25 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 session.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

Eula Lawrence

Saturday January 26th

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

2019-01-26 20:00:002019-01-26 23:00:00America/New_YorkEula LawrenceFor 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

Mike Turk Trio

Thursday January 31st

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.

Mike Turk, harmonica

American born, Mike began playing harmonica in 1967 at age 14.  By the early 1970’s he had developed his technique on the “blues” or diatonic harmonica and found his way to Boston where he soon became a local figure in the vibrant music scene that was happening there. It was this period in the 70’s that Turk began to explore the possibilities of the chromatic or “Jazz” harmonica.

  From 1978 –1980 he attended Berklee College of Music. This music education afforded Mike the “tools” so to speak to understanding the technique and musical approach of the great Jazz Harmonica phenomenon Jean “Toots” Thielemans.  Although Toots is European, Belgian born, the fire in his playing comes from the profound influences and inspirations of the great American Jazz players such as Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Zoot Sims. Toots’ early albums are American productions accompanied by some of the heaviest Jazz & Bebop players at that time.…” I’ll always think of the music on Thielemans”  Columbia and Riverside recordings as amazing American Jazz experiences!” Turk remarks. Turk began to formulate his ideas on the Harmonica with an almost purely “American” approach using the technique established by Toots Thielemans. Eventually, Turk’s influences would come from a virtual textbook of Bebop and Modern Jazz written by the likes of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stiit, Dizzy Gillespie, Dextor Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Lee Morgan, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Milt Jackson, Bill Evans, Lucky Thompson, Hank Mobley…many more, East Coast Bop & West Coast Cool!

In the 1980’s & 1990’s Turk remained in Boston as a working Jazz harmonicist performing in concerts, clubs and as an “on call” studio musician.

In this period Turk performed and collaborated with great Boston players such as Gray Sargent and Marshall Wood ( presently with Tony Bennett) and had the great honor to play with Dave McKenna from time to time. Other somewhat unsung, top-notch Boston players include Jeff Stout, Dick Johnson, Jon Wheatley, Lou Columbo, Ray Santisi, Paul Schmelling, Paul Broadnax, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, the great Joe Hunt and also Alan Dawson…..many more great players not mentioned here!

http://www.tinsandwichmusic.com/

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

2019-01-31 19:00:002019-01-31 22:00:00America/New_YorkMike Turk 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. Mike Turk, harmonicaAmerican born, Mike began playing harmonica in 1967 at age 14.  By the early 1970’s he had developed his technique on the “blues” or diatonic harmonica and found his way to Boston where he soon became a local figure in the vibrant music scene that was happening there. It was this period in the 70’s that Turk began to explore the possibilities of the chromatic or “Jazz” harmonica.   From 1978 –1980 he attended Berklee College of Music. This music education afforded Mike the “tools” so to speak to understanding the technique and musical approach of the great Jazz Harmonica phenomenon Jean “Toots” Thielemans.  Although Toots is European, Belgian born, the fire in his playing comes from the profound influences and inspirations of the great American Jazz players such as Benny Goodman, Charlie Parker and Zoot Sims. Toots’ early albums are American productions accompanied by some of the heaviest Jazz & Bebop players at that time.…” I’ll always think of the music on Thielemans”  Columbia and Riverside recordings as amazing American Jazz experiences!” Turk remarks. Turk began to formulate his ideas on the Harmonica with an almost purely “American” approach using the technique established by Toots Thielemans. Eventually, Turk’s influences would come from a virtual textbook of Bebop and Modern Jazz written by the likes of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stiit, Dizzy Gillespie, Dextor Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Lee Morgan, Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Pepper Adams, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, Milt Jackson, Bill Evans, Lucky Thompson, Hank Mobley…many more, East Coast Bop & West Coast Cool!In the 1980’s & 1990’s Turk remained in Boston as a working Jazz harmonicist performing in concerts, clubs and as an “on call” studio musician.In this period Turk performed and collaborated with great Boston players such as Gray Sargent and Marshall Wood ( presently with Tony Bennett) and had the great honor to play with Dave McKenna from time to time. Other somewhat unsung, top-notch Boston players include Jeff Stout, Dick Johnson, Jon Wheatley, Lou Columbo, Ray Santisi, Paul Schmelling, Paul Broadnax, John Lockwood, Bob Gullotti, the great Joe Hunt and also Alan Dawson…..many more great players not mentioned here!http://www.tinsandwichmusic.com/The Mad MonkfishThe Mad Monkfish