Coming full circle 2014



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Summer Jazz 2014 Lineup
Our 30th and final year - Coming Full Circle






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This summer represents our 30th Season of doing Marblehead Summer Jazz
and for the occasion we are "coming full circle" one more time, 
presenting the first three performers we presented in 1985 --

Makoto Ozone, Greg Hopkins and Rebecca Parris.
Completing the roster is one of our all time favorites,
Karrin Allyson.

Friday, July 18, 8 p.m.

Makoto Ozone

Just back from rousing performances of Bernstein and Gershwin
with the
New York Philharmonic and
 the San Francisco Symphony

"Makoto is among a select few jazz musicians who have become a major presence on the world stage... If you haven't caught up with Ozone yet, now's the time."

--52nd Street

 " ...a stunning example of complete knowledge and mastery of the full jazz piano spectrum."

--Ron Wynn,

Makoto Ozone

General Admission $28 in advance, $33 at the door.
Preferred Seating $38 in advance, $43 at the door.

This was an awesome concert - the town is still buzzing!
Don't miss the next one.
Friday, July 25, 8 p.m.

Karrin Allyson

Rod Fleeman on Guitar
Ed Howard on Bass

Four time Grammy Nominee Vocals and Piano

"Her show, whose selections change with every set, is a celebration of a 13-album career that is one of the most stable in jazz. She has an easy mastery of bebop, bossa nova, chanson and soft rock, to name four of the many styles in which she is comfortable.  A hallmark of Ms. Allyson’s performances is her casual attitude toward phrasing and interpretation. In her unstudied approach she is a cheerful, gamin roustabout hanging out with the guys...." - Stephen Holden NY Times

Click here to get acquainted with Karrin at a recent TED Talk

Karrin Allyson

Go to Karrin's website
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General Admission $28 in advance, $33 at the door.
Preferred Seating $38 in advance, $43 at the door.
Saturday, August 9, 8 p.m.

The Cryogenic Renaissance Orchestra
Greg Hopkins Nonet

This mini big band is homage to three brilliant jazz nonets from the past and more. With a repertoire that includes several original arrangements from the influential “Birth of the Cool” recordings, this band might appear to be a mere recreation of the Davis nonet. Yet that legendary unit of the late ‘40s is only one of the models that have inspired this new unit. Also identified are two Blue Note albums from the late ‘60s, McCoy Tyner’s “Tender Moments” and Herbie Hancock’s “The Prisoner,” as specific inspirations.  With that historic nod in mind, jazz composer and arranger Greg Hopkins has created yet another body of works for the same instrumentation in his own unique and original voice ...

Alongside Hopkins, other luminaries in the group are:

Pianist Tim Ray
Drummer Bob Gullotti
Keala Kaumeheiwa
Trombonist Jeff Galindo
French hornist Ken Pope
Tubist Greg Fritze
Saxophonists Shannon LeClaire and Allan Chase.

Greg Hopkins

Click to go to Greg's website

Buy tickets
General Admission $27 in advance, $32 at the door.
Preferred Seating $37 in advance, $42 at the door.

Saturday, August 23, 8 p.m.

Rebecca Parris
Brad Hatfield - Piano
Peter Kontrimas - Bass
Jim Latini - Drums

With special guests
Steve Marvin - Vocals
Michael Monaghan - Reeds

The First Lady of Marblehead Summer Jazz returns

 for her 30th season.

Rebecca Parris "What a wonderful singer!" - Tony Bennett

"Rebecca Parris continues an integral and important vein in jazz music, that of supreme interpreter. She channels the spirit of those great vocalists she has known and projects that spirit, with hers, into the future." - C. Michael Bailey -

Performing the Great American Songbook, Steve Marvin sings with the style and soul of Frank Sinatra, the Jazz feel of Jon Hendricks and the balladry of a Mel Torme…. Jazz Messenger

Each musician is highly-experienced, with some holding international acclaim. 

Emmy award winner Brad Hatfield is a composer and one of Boston's most prolific and popular musicians.  His musical compositions have been heard on many movies and TV series  You can also hear him playing solo piano for the opening scene and end credits of Clint Eastwood's film, Mystic River.  Click here.

Hatfield and Monaghan play with the Boston Pops.

Kontrimas is a Boston Music award winner and a leading recording engineer with his own recording studio, PBS Studios

Rebecca Parris

Click to go to Rebecca's website.
Buy tickets
General Admission $27 in advance, $32 at the door.
Preferred Seating $37 in advance, $42 at the door.

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All concerts are held at the Unitarian-Universalist Church

28 Mugford Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts  (handicapped accessible) 

Doors open at 7:30PM - Concerts start at 8PM

Tickets available at Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington Street, Marblehead and
Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant Street, Marblehead

Ticket charge and information 781-631-6366
and on line at "Brown Paper Tickets"
Brown Paper Tickets is a "Not Just For Profit" organization with the lowest fees where  a minimum of 5% of their profits is donated to charity.

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Before the concert dine at
The Landing!

on Marblehead Harbor

The Landing Restaurant supports Marblehead Summer Jazz by kindly providing meals for our performers.

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