Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

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Thank you to our Jazz/Folk/Pop Season Corporate Partners!
We also would like to thank the
Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generous ongoing support.

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Friday, February 17, 8 PM

Bebel Gilberto

Descended from Brazilian music royalty, Bebel Gilberto has taken the musical torch from her iconic parents- bossa nova legend João Gilberto and singer Miúcha- and injected her own unique musical style that mixes samba, pop, jazz and electronica. She’s touring in support of her acclaimed record Tudo.  Learn More

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Friday, February 24, 8 PM

A Classic 70’s Retrospective
featuring Jonathan Edwards and Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett (of Little Feat)

A 70’s folk rock summit arrives in Rockport as singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards (“Sunshine”) joins forces with two members of the legendary rock band Little Feat for a night of jangly acoustic guitars and beloved FM classics!

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Thursday, March 2, 8 PM

Rockapella

For thirty years, Rockapella has been thrilling audiences with their dynamic vocal prowess, seamlessly shifting from pop to jazz to rock and soul with ease. In the process, they have almost singlehandedly launched a cappella music into the modern era. Learn More

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Friday, March 3, 8 PM

Jesse Colin Young

One of the leading lights of the 60’s “flower power” movement and founder of The Youngbloods, singer-songwriter Jesse Colin Young remains a vibrant musical force. Most known for his 1969 smash hit “Get Together,” which continues to be an iconic anthem for peace and tolerance to this day, Young has forged a long-sustaining career built on his soaring tenor, infectious melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Learn More

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Saturday, March 4, 8 PM

Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

Salute to Duke!
Hailed as “captivating” (Jazz Improv), “stunningly beautiful” (New York City Jazz Record), and “one of the best jazz ensembles in the world” (Jazz Podium, Germany), the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra continues its historic 44th season with a salute to Duke Ellington.  Led by founder/director Mark Harvey, the band will perform classics like  Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Satin Doll, C Jam Blues, I’m Beginning to See the Light, and Billy Strayhorn’s Daydream.  Learn More

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Tickets on sale January 19

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Sunday, March 12, 5 PM

Gary Burton & Makoto Ozone Duets

Acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton and his longtime collaborator, pianist Makoto Ozone, make their Rockport debut with a much-anticipated duo outing. Burton, a seven time Grammy-winner, is a veritable jazz titan who, after more than 50 years of a life in music, remains remarkably relevant and vital. Learn more

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Saturday, March 18, 8 PM

Caladh Nua

A talented traditional folk quintet from Southern Ireland, Caladh Nua work in that sweet spot between youthful vibrancy and devoted traditionalism. The Irish upstarts have become one of the most in demand Celtic ensembles on the scene today, boasting five musicians with a veritable trove of awards between them. Learn more

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SF Jazz Collective

Thursday, March 30, 8 PM

SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis

The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. Each season the Collective focuses its repertoire on a different modern master, and this season the octet will be exploring the music of Miles Davis. Learn more

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Guest Presentation
Sunday, April 2, 6 PM

Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull)

Presented by M.E. Productions
With Jethro Tull taking a long break from touring, guitarist Martin Barre has put together a band to play the “classic” music from the Tull catalog. Tull fans and a broader audience will experience all the hits, rarely heard songs not performed for many years, and many new tracks. Expect an acoustic evening of classic music in an intimate setting. Learn More

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Friday, April 7, 8 PM

Jordan Rudess (of Dream Theater)

Beloved by progressive rock fans the world over for his work with Dream Theater, fleet-fingered keyboardist Jordan Rudess makes his Rockport debut with a solo piano concert featuring instrumental interpretations of classic hits from the 60’s and 70’s (Elton John, David Bowie, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, etc.), as well as a handful of re-imagined Dream Theater favorites. Learn more

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Saturday, April 8, 8 PM
Sunday, April 9, 5 PM

Judy Collins

A folk music icon known for her classically elegant voice and extensive repertoire, Judy Collins has crafted an enduring and illustrious music career. From the late 50’s on, Collins’ star rose with the likes of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan with hits like “Both Sides Now” and “Send in the Clowns” that earned her two Grammy Awards. Learn more

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Guest Presentation 
Wednesday, April 12, 7 PM  |  VIP Reception: 5 PM
3rd Annual Spring Concert & Auction Making Waves featuring the

Indigo Girls

Presented by the Landmark School, Making Waves is an annual concert and auction that this year features the award-winning Indigo Girls in an unforgettable concert with a live auction hosted by local celebrity Billy Costa. A VIP Reception begins at 5 pm.  Learn More

General Public tickets, if any remain, will be made available on March 1, 2017.

Guest Presentation
Friday, April 21, 8 PM

David Bromberg Quintet

Presented by M.E. Productions
If “Americana” has come to mean music that resides in the interstices between country, folk, blues, and other genres without belonging to any of them, then Bromberg was Americana eons before the term came into vogue, and no more so than when he is playing with his quintet.  Learn More

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Wednesday, April 26, 8 PM

Foghorn Stringband

No band is more responsible for the dynamic resurgence in old time string band music than Foghorn Stringband. For more than a decade now, the foursome has led a renaissance of vintage acoustic roots music, their success built upon a foundation of jaw-dropping musicianship, joyful vocal harmonies and a knack for unearthing dusty, long-forgotten classics. Learn more

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Friday, April 28, 8 PM

Carbon Leaf

With a sound that encompasses folk, pop, Americana, rock, and even Celtic music, Carbon Leaf has created a vibrant two decade career based on their powerful live shows and DIY independent spirit. Learn More

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Guest Presentation
Sunday, May 7, 5 PM

Neshama Carlebach

Presented by Temple Ahavat Achim
A superstar in Jewish entertainment, Neshama Carlebach is a soulful singer whose magical voice and message of hope and love have inspired audiences around the world. Daughter of the legendary “singing rabbi” Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, Neshama is a six-time Grammy Entrant who has sung on the Broadway stage and sold over a million records.  Learn More

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Thursday, May 11, 8 PM

Storm Large (of Pink Martini)

Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries. She’s tried her hand (and excelled) as an actress, an author, a playwright, and of course, a vocalist. Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time. Learn more

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Friday, May 12, 8 PM

Deb Talan (of The Weepies)

Beloved by many as one-half of the folk pop duo The Weepies, Deb Talan steps out for an acoustic tour in support of her upcoming solo record, Lucky Girl. Here’s a chance to see and hear’s Talan’s supremely tender and melodically potent songwriting up close and personal. Learn More

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Guest Presentation
Sunday, May 14, 5 PM

Hiding in Plain Sight: Folk Masters of Massachusetts

Presented by Massachusetts Cultural Council
This evening’s showcase concert hints at the excellence and diversity of music and dance traditions thriving in Massachusetts today. Performers are past or current recipients of Artist Fellowships or Traditional Arts Apprenticeships, prestigious awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Come experience a Dominican carnival procession, then be enthralled by leading exponents of South Indian vocals, violin, and percussion, West African balafon (xylophone), djembe drum, and ceremonial dance, and Irish flute, uilleann pipe and old style step dance. Learn More

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Friday, May 19, 8 PM

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

One of the most successful instrumentalists working today, guitarist Ottmar Liebert has created a niche for himself, creating a sound that borrows from flamenco, new age, jazz, rock and Pan-Latin music. Learn More

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Saturday, May 20, 7 PM

Rockport Folk Summit featuring
Kris Delmhorst, Tim Gearan & Dietrich Strause

Three of New England’s most acclaimed songwriters join forces for the Rockport Folk Summit! Dynamic veteran folk/roots artists Kris Delmhorst and Tim Gearan, as well as rising star folkie Dietrich Strause, will each perform a set and then play all together for a joyous song swap to close out the night. Not to be missed! Learn more

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Friday, August 25, 8 PM*

Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world. Learn more

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*rescheduled from March 31