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We are fortunate to have Four Great area Festivals and one on going series:

Music Worcester's The Mass Jazz Festival

The EcoTarium's Jazz At Sunset Festival

Mechanic's Hall's Wednesday Brown Bags Series

WICN Spotlight on Women

Links to other New England Festivals

Free Listings The Scene
Gig Listings


The Mass Jazz Festival
11th season - 2005-2006

Produced by
Music Worcester and WICN Radio

and his Quartet

Thur, May 4
8 p.m.
Mechanics Hall

With enough achievements and awards to fill a lifetime, pianist, composer and jazz icon Dave Brubeck is known the world over for his distinctive style and legendary contribution to jazz. He has appeared on the cover of Time magazine, performed with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein and before U. S. Presidents, Princes, Kings and the Pope. He earned a star in Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, received the National Medal of the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in a White House ceremony and was honored by a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his musical contributions as a pianist and composer over the past half century, all that and so much more, too numerous to list.

Sponsored by

WICN Radio Bank of America

Call Music Worcester (508)754-3231 for tickets.


WICN - Mechanics Hall Wednesday Brown Bags

22 Annual


Sponsored by Bank of America

Doors open at 11:30AM, show starts at Noon.

July 26
Toni Lynn Washington

Moments before Toni Lynn Washington takes the stage, you might see what appears to be a quiet, unassuming woman standing patiently out of the spotlight. But look quickly, because once the music starts, four decades of performing will kick into gear, and she'll soon take control of the room like a pool shark running the table. Special performers are gifted with the innate ability to throw that "switch". You know, that ignition of performance and presence that lets you leave your troubles behind, and immerse yourself in the sheer joy of sharing that comes from giving one's self over to the music. Toni Lynn Washington is just such an artist.

August 2
Dave's True Story

Dave's True Story's smart, sexy sound blows a cool breeze through the world in which we live with its fourth release, Nature. Like all great art, Dave's True Story stands outside of its era, with a sensibility that encompasses the past, lives in the present, and hints at the future. The New York City group utilizes a stylish, elegant jazz/pop sound that contrasts the thorny thickets of songwriter/guitarist Dave Cantor's deliciously devilish lyrics. DTS's resident siren, Kelly Flint, coos former playwright Cantor's crafty, acerbic missives as if they were tender messages of love, but songs about psychic readings, beatnik posers, and prescription medication are seldom the stuff of late-night saloon songs.

August 9
Monica Hatch

With several CDs to her credit and through her work as host of The Jazz Matinee, singer Monica Hatch has become an established performer within New England's musical community. This performance will feature Monica alongside some of New England's finest jazz artists including Paul Schmeling, Marshall Wood, and Jim Gwin. Performing some fresh arrangements of great jazz standards, this concert will also be recorded and released on CD in the very near future.

August 16
David Peckham

Organist David Peckham returns to Mechanics Hall to accompany a classic silent film featuring Harold Lloyd, one of the three supreme geniuses of silent film comedy. David Peckham is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and plays both theater organ and concert organ. He last performed in Mechanics Hall in 2005 as accompanist for the silent film "Phantom of the Opera."

Produced by Mechanics Hall and WICN Public Radio in partnership with Bank of America .

Check WICN 90.5 FM
for complete listings.



The 16th Annual Jazz At Sunset, 2006
Friday evenings in June and July from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Jazz at Sunset is produced by the EcoTarium and WICN Public Radio.

June 23
Roomful of Blues

June 30
Nat Simpkins and Henri Smith

July 7
Worcester Jazz Orchestra

July 14
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

July 21
Jane Bunnett and the Spirits of Havana

July 28
Monty Alexander


Concerts are held on the Sundial Plaza. In case of rain or the threat of rain, concerts are held under the tented pavilion.

No Pets Policy
USDA regulations prohibit pets on Museum Grounds. The EcoTarium has many animals on exhibit and also living on the museum grounds. For their safety, please leave your pets at home.

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4th Annual
Spotlight on Women

Presented by WICN Radio


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Other Up Coming Area Summer Jazz Festivals for 2005 *
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Standard Disclaimer: This document in no way represents any of the other organizations listed. All opinions and errors, especially as to listings, unless otherwise indicated, are mine alone. This page maintained as a project of WebWright Don Ricklin:Don Ricklin. If you have anything about Jazz on the local/regional scene you want to list, drop me a note by Email.