The Summer Arts Weekend Preview

By WGBHArts   |   Monday, July 23, 2012
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July 23, 2012
Suzanne Vega kicks off a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Solitude Standing in Copley Square. (photo credit: Mary Rozzi)

BOSTON — WGBHArts contributors offer you a preview of the upcoming Summer Arts Weekend, three days of performances in Copley Square happening this July 27-29.


preservation hall Preservation Hall Jazz Band Brings New Orleans Spirit to Boston
by Mary Tinti

Laissez le bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!) embodies the spontaneous and exuberant essence of the PHJB music.

Hear them play on Friday evening.

sierra hull A Conversation with Sierra Hull
by Kris Wilton

Sierra Hull has been shaking up the bluegrass establishment since she was just 15. Read a Q&A with the rising star.

Hear her play on Friday evening with her band Highway 111; and with Del McCoury on stage for a fantastic meeting of bluegrass legends past and present.

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Marco Pignataro

Monday, April 23, 2012
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April 23, 2012

Photos by WGBH Volunteer photographer Drew Hyman.

Listen to the entire Marco Pignataro performance, recorded live at WGBH.

BOSTON — The April Jazz in Performance at WGBH's Fraser Studio presented Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro. Now a Boston local, as Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Pignataro greeted members of the WGBH Jazz Club and guests during an exlusive performance with band members Somer O'Brien, Nando Michelin, Ehud Ettun and Paolo Orlandi.

Watch Pignataro and his band perform "Arianna"

Jazz in Performance airs on WGBH 89.7FM, hosted by Eric Jackson and produced by Steve Schwartz. Each month they bring audiences up close to jazz greats for an exclusive performance.

Jazz in Performance is free to WGBH's Jazz Club members.

The Stanley Sagov Band

Friday, April 6, 2012
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March 7, 2012
Photos by WGBH Volunteer Melinda S. Gordon.

BOSTON — South African jazz pianist Stanley Sagov performed live in the WGBH Fraser studio with his band: Bob Gullotti (drums), Robert Douglas Gay (alto sax), Wannetta Jackson (vocalist), Stan Strickland (sax, flute and vocals), Mike Peipman (trumpet, flugelhorn, digeridoo), and John Lockwood (bass).

Jazz in Performance events are hosted each month by WGBH's Eric Jackson and produced by WGBH's Steve Schwartz.

Join the WGBH Jazz Club and learn about upcoming Jazz events.

WGBH Presents: The Chieftains and The Low Anthem

Friday, March 16, 2012
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March 16, 2012

BOSTON — While on a world tour celebrating 50 years as one of the most celebrated traditional Irish bands in history, The Chieftains stopped by WGBH's Fraser Studio to share some tunes and meet with fans and members of the WGBH Celtic Club. The Low Anthem joined them.

Listen to the entire Chieftains and The Low Anthem performance:

The Chieftains and The Low Anthem: School Days Over

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