Sunday, November 29, 2009

Gigs to see- December

I hope to update this, but there are several this week that demand attention:

12/1- Twinbill of Daniel Bennet Group and Eric Deutch at Beehive. Eric's new record has gotten a lot of good buzz. And, it's FREE.

12/6- The Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, featuring some of Boston's best improvisers, starts a once a month residency at Johnny D's.

12/10- Amy Cervini at Lily Pad

More as I find it...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

a million watts of, what?

Something to keep an eye on- WGBH, on of Boston's two public media behemoths, has bought the only all-classical station on the dial. (Globe article here, WGBH's puff page here)

Two points- no matter what WGBH says, if they are indeed going to all talk, this is a net loss for music on the radio. (And really, we already have one all news/talk NPR station in Boston, are we dying for a second?) And more importantly, there is no mention in any of this press what happens to WGBH's jazz programming, which is still the most visible (well, audible) and most popular in the Boston area. In the past couple of years GBH has cut back its jazz programming, shifting the overnight show to a nationally syndicated jazz program. On the plus side, their new headquarters has a state of the art new studio, which they have been opening up for a lot of live performances and studio recordings. I want to take a "wait and see" attitude, but I fear bad things.

Any clarification or other buzz is appreciated.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Next performance: Pat Donaher Khabu Duo, 11/18 Rutman's

Pat Donaher/Khabu Duo
Wednesday, November 18, 7:30pm
Rutman's Violin Shop, 11 Westland Ave
$10 Suggested Donaher

Boston really needs to get hip to 'Bhu. More soon.

We're also playing music for a benefit yoga class, with the fabulous Chanel Luck teaching. Details here.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Talk talk

Briefly, a big thank you to everyone who came to the Johnny Carcrash gig. Details later this week, but know how much I appreciate it.

Fuller gig listing soon, but tomorrow night Ben Ratliff interviews George Garzone at the Regattabar as part of his book tour. Worth checking.