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Jazz, World & Pop

Enjoy many of the world leading jazz and world music artists in the intimate setting of the Shalin Liu Performance Center “one of the country’s most beautiful halls” (Boston Phoenix).

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We Are Pleased to Announce Our Summer
Jazz, World, & Pop Events

SUBSCRIPTIONS GO ON SALE MARCH 28, AND SINGLE TICKETS ON APRIL 18.

Friday, July 22, 8 pm
CHRISTIAN McBRIDE & INSIDE STRAIGHT

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, bass; STEVE WILSON, alto/soprano saxophone; WARREN WOLF, vibraphone;
CARL ALLEN, drums

One of the leading bassists of our day, Christian McBride has collaborated with such jazz greats as Freddie Hubbard, Ray Brown, McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock. A consummate entertainer and storyteller known for his warmth and humor, McBride and his quintet perform music from their new CD, “Kind of Brown,” a collection of swing and blues tunes. Learn More

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Saturday, July 23, 8 pm*
GEORGE WEIN AND THE NEWPORT ALL-STARS

Featuring GEORGE WEIN, piano;  ANAT COHEN, clarinet and saxophone; HOWARD ALDEN, guitar; JAY LEONHART, bass

Founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, pianist and singer George Wein remains a towering figure on the American jazz scene.  Beloved for his interpretations of both Dixieland and “straight-ahead” jazz, Wein has assembled an all-star band to mark his Rockport Music debut. Learn More

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Sunday, July 24, 5 pm
FREDDY COLE QUARTET

Featuring FREDDY COLE, piano; CURTIS BOYD, drums; RANDY NAPOLEON, guitar; ELIAS BAILEY, bass

The New York Times declared that “Freddy [Cole] has an impeccable sense of swing...he is, overall, the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." The brother of Nat King Cole and the uncle of Natalie Cole, Freddy engages audiences with music that is personal, inspiring, and deeply moving. Learn More

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Friday, July 29, 8 pm
JANE MONHEIT

Jazz and contemporary vocalist Jane Monheit has performed at many of the major concert halls, cabarets, and jazz venues around the globe. She has collaborated with such artists as Michael Bublé, Ramsay Lewis, John Pizzarelli, Mark O’Connor, and Terence Blanchard. Jane has received two Grammy Award nominations for recordings made on the Concord label. Learn More

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Saturday, July 30, 7 pm
Jonathan Edwards Quartet

Presented by M.E. Productions

The word "legend" is often used to describe veteran folk/rocker Jonathan Edwards, whose 1971 million-selling song "Sunshine" ("go away today...") brought him instant fame. Learn More

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 8 pm*
PAULA COLE

Grammy Award-winning singer and Rockport native Paula Cole took the Boston-area by storm last summer with two sold-out performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Cole returns for three performances singing such hit songs as “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 8 pm*
PAULA COLE

Grammy Award-winning singer and Rockport native Paula Cole took the Boston-area by storm last summer with two sold-out performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Cole returns for three performances singing such hit songs as “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 5 pm
PAULA COLE

Grammy Award-winning singer and Rockport native Paula Cole took the Boston-area by storm last summer with two sold-out performances at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Cole returns for three performances singing such hit songs as “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.”
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Friday, August 12, 8 pm
GUY MENDILOW BAND

Colorful tales of sailors seduced by sirens at sea, murder, fantastic dreams, and the treachery of kings and queens abound in a program created by the Guy Mendilow Band. Discover ancient music of the Sephardic people, infused with the sounds and cultures from the places Mendilow and his band call home, from Israel and Brazil to Japan and the United States. Learn More

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Sunday, August 21, 2 & 5 pm
A CELTIC CELEBRATION WITH
HANNEKE CASSEL AND FRIENDS

Celtic violinist and Rockport Music favorite, Hanneke Cassel returns with violinists Sarah Naylor Macleod, Andrea Beaton, and Kimberly Fraser, cellist Natalie Haas and guitarist Keith Murphy for Celtic-tune-filled concerts that include contemporary and traditional music from Scotland, Cape Breton, and more.
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Friday, August 26, 8 pm
TOM RUSH

Tom Rush is known to audiences around the world for his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice. His music and his songs evoke everything from rib-aching laughter, to passion or sweet melancholy. With a voice and manner that “gives listeners the impression they're old friends listening in on a musical conversation,” (Montreal Gazette), Rush is an engaging performer both of his own work and that of other song-writers. Learn More

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Saturday, August 27, 8 pm
TOM RUSH

Tom Rush is known to audiences around the world for his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice. His music and his songs evoke everything from rib-aching laughter, to passion or sweet melancholy. With a voice and manner that “gives listeners the impression they're old friends listening in on a musical conversation,” (Montreal Gazette), Rush is an engaging performer both of his own work and that of other song-writers. Learn More

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Sunday, August 28, 5 pm
GRACE KELLY and PHIL WOODS

18-year-old Boston native Grace Kelly is the youngest musician to be named the “Alto Saxophonist Rising Star” by Downbeat Magazine.  With a busy touring and recording schedule, Grace makes a return engagement to the Shalin Liu Performance Center with the legendary Phil Woods, the three-time Grammy Award winner, whose six-decade-long career helped define the art of jazz saxophone performance in America. Learn More

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Friday, September 23, 7 pm
James “SuperHarp” Cotton

Presented by M.E. Productions

“We're talking about the blues, loud and fast and getting down dirty, we're talking about James Cotton, a singer, stomper, and harp-player extraordinaire." - New York Daily News Learn More

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