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  • Scott Maness Trumpet

    Tue Jun 27th 8:00 EDT -

    I'm just a guy that loves to play music. Tune in and listen!

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Tue Jun 27th 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Breakups crack our carefully crafted shell of reality. From inside our shattered world, just before what could be the dawn of a new day, we peer out and see only darkness. That’s the time award-winning singer-songwriter Kira Small’s aptly titled album, 3 AM, was hatched. Thankfully, she toughed it out and put in the time to bask in the light. Her breakup paved the way for profound creative and personal breakthroughs. <p> <p> “The breakup actually strengthened me,” the Nashville, Tennessee-based artist says. “It taught me to own my badassery. Going through this process has definitely helped me recognize it, and not be afraid to walk into a room with it hanging out unapologetically.” <p> Kira garnered an engaged fan base through her earthy and elegant solo albums and her supporting roles alongside some of modern music’s most esteemed names. Her signature artistry encompasses gospel, soul, country, R&B, and jazz. It’s a blue-eyed soul aesthetic that melds down home emotionality with touches of harmonic sophistication. Kira has the chops to sing jazz and soul and has lived enough life to sing the blues. This rare blend has made her an in-demand session singer with such icons as Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton, Wynonna Judd, Ray Price, Randy Travis, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Deep Purple, Ray Stevens, Jimmy Hall, Jamey Johnson and more. In addition, Kira has been featured as a live performer with Martina McBride, Radney Foster and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman), she has had a recurring role as a backup singer on ABC’s Nashville, and she spent two years as a member of Berklee College of Music’s Voice Department Faculty. <p> Kira has been touring as a solo artist for nearly a decade and is an Independent Music Award Winner and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist. She has released two smoldering R&B-flavored solo albums with producer Bruce Dees (James Brown, Ronnie Milsap). <p> Her 2010 album, Raise My Voice, was a pivotal album in her solo career. It’s a stirringly soulful release featuring Motown and Muscle Shoals studio veterans and empowering messages, exemplified by the standout track “I Will Raise My Voice.” Kira has continued this musical and personal journey on her latest project. “This record is a new version of me raising my voice, and getting beyond fear,” Kira says. <p> 3 AM is one of those albums where an artist, in making sense of a time of personal upheaval, almost accidentally crafts a career masterpiece. Kira’s breakup was leveling, and only in processing its painful complexity and rebuilding her life could she craft such an emotionally visceral and honest album. <p> “The message of the album is that I learned not to harden myself. I could have shut down and said ‘screw it, I’m done,’ but this wasn’t love’s fault,” she reveals. “It strengthened me, I began to genuinely trust myself, and for the first time in my life I got angry and realized I deserved better.” <p> 3 AM is a raw and refined album. The ten tracks brim with profound late-night musings, whiskey-guided reflection, and that sweet spot where threads of soul, jazz, and quiet fire blues interlace. “Any one of those tracks could have been written at 3 AM. It’s that time where either you wake up panicked, lost, or with an epiphany. Or if you’re up then, can’t sleep and you’ve been drinking whiskey and things are getting real—truths are coming out,” Kira says. <p> The album transports you to those moments in many ways. Producer Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips, Matthew Perryman Jones) had the ace Nashville band track live for in-the-moment emotionality, kept studio polish to minimum, and used the vocal takes that dripped the most honesty. For her part, Kira—an accomplished keyboardist—decided to delegate that role and focus on connecting with her vocals. “I just stood there and bled these things out. You can hear the cracks in my voice—these emotions didn’t come out smoothly,” Kira confides. <p> 3 AM is powerfully sequenced as a narrative boldly chronicling her breakup. Opening the album is “Attention,” is a slow burner that conjures the tender longing of Al Green’s classic Royal Studios/Hi Records sides. The song lays bare the emotional territory in the opening lines: Don’t make me beg for your attention/I’m so tired of asking for just a little bit of your time. The ensuing tracks grapple with the painful inevitable—it’s over. Reality hits at track six, “3 AM,” the album’s emotional centerpiece. Here the lonesome organ and elegantly sparse guitar set up a backdrop for Kira’s vocals which ooze gorgeous slow-as-molasses melancholy as they attempt to make sense of the breakup. The song paints a picture of despair—you can see the smoke rings and smell the scotch. Up next, the frisky R&B track “Fire Starter” is the turnaround. “That where our protagonist says ‘f*** this’ and pulls herself up,” Kira reveals. <p> The story has a happy ending. 3 AM concludes with the simmering soul track “Gift That Keeps On Giving.” Here, with proverbial hand-on-her hips swagger, our leading lady tells it like it is, summing up her journey and its redemptive lessons. Kira says: “I didn’t know how strong my heart was, but after all the pain and anger, someone new showed up and I chose to love again.” <p> As she embraces an authentic new life (Kira married again in May 2016) steeped in powerful growth, she reflects back on the transitional 3 AM time. “The more I tell the truth, the more I can stand behind my life and my music, and the more it all resonates with people,” she says. “Breaking through that shell, and singing honestly connects with people…even if it’s at a whiskey soaked 3 AM, and a hiccup sneaks out,” she says, laughing good-naturedly.

  • Lex Land June Web Concert

    Wed Jun 28th 9:00 EDT -

    Lex Land began recording her debut album, "Orange Days on Lemon Street" (which critics deemed “a fantastic mix of honey sweet folk and dense, beat driven folk-rock”), at age 19 . In 2011 she followed it up with a more eclectic, electrified, and genre-hopping sophomore record, "Were My Sweetheart To Go." Both records earned “Best of iTunes” honors and also received several featured song placements on television programs, including “Private Practice”, “Castle”, and “Bones.” In the midst of supporting her two previously released albums, Lex represented Austin, TX as a Team-Blake-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012. She has also been invited to perform multiple times on late night television's "Last Call with Carson Daly," as well as over the radio airwaves on tastemaker stations such as KCRW’s venerated “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Originally aspiring to a career in classical music, Land attended Chapman University in Orange County, California (where she grew up) until leaving early to pursue her pop ambitions. In 2009, she left Los Angeles to make Austin her home. In Texas Lex has truly blossomed- taking the state by storm with her solo Jeff-Buckley-esque cabaret performances, hitting home-runs with her band, or stealing the show sitting in at jazz clubs. Quotes: • “When you think 'singer songwriter,' 'fierce' is not a word that often comes to mind. But there is something slightly fierce about the opening seconds of Lex Land’s new album 'Were My Sweetheart To Go.' It’s the track 'Oh My!' and it just reaches out and grabs you…”- KCRW – Artist You Should Know • “She’s a great songwriter. She makes herself very vulnerable and her lyrics are revealing about relationships and all those universal themes we love. She really separates herself from the pack with her demeanor and her lyrics. She’s got attitude, she’s cool.”- Jason Bentley - KCRW • “When I think of great female artists, past and present, some of the names I think of are Stevie Nicks, Fiona Apple, Patsy Cline, and Ann Wilson. Among that list, Lex Land deserves a spot. Not only is she one of the most underrated artists on the scene right now, but she somehow molds her voice so well, she’s able to sing any and every genre. If I had to put together a soundtrack of my life, Lex Land would be the prominent artist featured on it.” - Sounds That Matter • “Easily, one of the best singer-songwriters in town right now and one of the finest voices we have ever heard, period. Believe it...”- LA-Underground • "…give a listen to album standout 'If I,' which showcases Land’s subtle-yet-powerful control melody as well as her undeniable vocal prowess."- KUT – Song of the Day

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Thu Jun 29th 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Tom Munch Online Living Room Concert

    Sun Jul 2nd 9:00 EDT - Jazz, Folk

    Tom Munch has brought a blend of Southwest-Folk-Jazz to Southern Colorado's music scene for over 2 decades. Tom has performed at a wide variety of venues, including concerts and festivals, restaurants and schools, civic events and nursing homes, and even dude ranches and the Royal Gorge Bridge. His versatility also is seen in an impressive repertoire of some 2,500 songs. Styles include jazz standards, western, folk, classic rock, R&B, children's and rare historic songs, plus originals. Tom finds the heart of each song and performs with a love of music and respect for his audience, whether it be in a concert setting or for his weekly work with Alzheimer's patients. Tom has released 8 CDs: "Tribute," featuring classic jazz standards in a tribute to his father; "Signature," "Profile" and "Down to Earth," featuring an eclectic mix of favorites from the 20 years of playing; "Christmas," a collection of holiday songs; and a retrospective colonial music CD for the Zebulon Pike Bicentennial featuring a collaboration with Don Richmond and Rex Rideout titled "A Voyage of Such Nature," “Cowboy Americana,” featuring favorite cowboy & American songs. His latest album is “Songwriter,” a collection of all-new original tunes written in just the last two years. Tom spent much of his life in New Mexico where he acquired an ear for both Southwest music and Texas two-step. He melded these musical loves with his formal education in music from the University of Nebraska. In Pueblo Tom stretched his musical talents into the realm of producing concerts by bringing in nationally renowned folk artists. Recently Tom has been the musical director for the “Song of Pueblo” oratorio, a musical & visual history of Pueblo, Colorado, & he was featured on CBS-4 TV Denver’s “Colorado Getaways” singing on a mountain pass among the bristlecone pines. Tom's strength lies in his ability to adapt to any venue and audience. He can croon with the best or bring the audience to its feet with a toe tapper, all the while with a smile and a genuine affection for the music.

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Thu Jul 6th 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Mon Jul 10th 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Wed Jul 12th 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Circe, Christian, Cindy & Gregory!

    Sun Jul 16th 6:00 EDT - Rock, Jazz

    You want fun? You want authentic people doing authentic music? You want to stay home while you do it? Then tune in for our monthly streaming shows. We chat, we laugh, and oh yeah we play some amazing music with our band and occasional special guest. <br> Los Angeles based songwriting/composing/video producer team Christian Nesmith and Circe Link can give you just about anything you are looking for. <br> As both composer and session player Christian’s clients include: AOL, Budweiser, Burger King, CitiBank, Coors, Edison, Hanes, Heineken, Infinity, McDonalds, Mercedes, Miller, NASCAR, Nissan, Pennzoil, and Taco Bell, to name a few. <br> Christian has also recorded and toured with members of King’s X, The Bangles, and was Musical Director of The LA Weekly 2007 Best Musical HAIR, and Hedwig and The Angry Inch. He has played the part of Jimmy Page in California’s premier tribute band Led Zepagain, toured and recorded with his father Michael Nesmith, as well as both Christian and Circe playing in The Monkees Band. <br> Circe’s singing and song placement credits include Starbucks, Hanes, Blades of Glory, School of Rock, Bittersweet, and The Hills Have Eyes, among others. <br> And together they also have a kick ass eight piece band and boast 8 full length record releases to show for themselves. Currently they are making new videos for their Youtube Channels, recording a new songs in any genre that strikes them.

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Wed Jul 19th 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Thomas J. West LIVE from SkyLoft

    Sun Jul 23rd 9:00 EDT -

    Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, performer, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has over thirty years of experience as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and vocalist. Mr. West has performed professionally with concert bands, jazz bands, and a cappella groups. Thomas has performed as a member of the Penn State Marching Blue Band, The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and KeyStone A Cappella. He has studied jazz improvisation with Dennis DiBlasio and jazz arranging with Jimmie Amadie. Notable performances include World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, The Queen in Wilmington, The Princeton Festival, and WHYY's Connections Festival at Penn's Landing.

  • Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser

    Sat Aug 5th 8:00 EDT - Folk, Country

    For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.

  • Circe, Christian, Lisa & Barry!

    Sun Aug 13th 6:00 EDT - Rock, Jazz

    You want fun? You want authentic people doing authentic music? You want to stay home while you do it? Then tune in for our monthly streaming shows. We chat, we laugh, and oh yeah we play some amazing music with our band and occasional special guest. <br> Los Angeles based songwriting/composing/video producer team Christian Nesmith and Circe Link can give you just about anything you are looking for. <br> As both composer and session player Christian’s clients include: AOL, Budweiser, Burger King, CitiBank, Coors, Edison, Hanes, Heineken, Infinity, McDonalds, Mercedes, Miller, NASCAR, Nissan, Pennzoil, and Taco Bell, to name a few. <br> Christian has also recorded and toured with members of King’s X, The Bangles, and was Musical Director of The LA Weekly 2007 Best Musical HAIR, and Hedwig and The Angry Inch. He has played the part of Jimmy Page in California’s premier tribute band Led Zepagain, toured and recorded with his father Michael Nesmith, as well as both Christian and Circe playing in The Monkees Band. <br> Circe’s singing and song placement credits include Starbucks, Hanes, Blades of Glory, School of Rock, Bittersweet, and The Hills Have Eyes, among others. <br> And together they also have a kick ass eight piece band and boast 8 full length record releases to show for themselves. Currently they are making new videos for their Youtube Channels, recording a new songs in any genre that strikes them.

  • Angie A live in London!

    Wed Aug 23rd 3:00 EDT -

    Angie A is a professional Vocalist/Songwriter/ Entertainer and Teacher. As well as being the lead singer of a 7 piece swing/jazz jump n jive band, she is a versatile vocalist singing in styles ranging from pop to reggae and also gigs in and around London, UK as a solo caberet. Here is a quote from an Agents' write up: "For quite some time Angie A has been performing her show also, a self-contained tribute to the great soul, jazz, swing, RnB and reggae artist of the past and present. Her personality and wonderfully expressive voice have enabled her to capture the magic and sentiment of such artists like Nina Simone, Dina Washington, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. However, for the more discerning listener, Angie has developed an even more sophisticated show, one which also satisfies her passion for singing the light jazz and swing classics of the 20's,30's,40's and 50's and which greatly suits her melodic distinctive voice. A joy to behold", Angie has toured with Olive, who got to number 1 in the national charts with the song You're Not Alone- doing backing vocals [ see youtube of Top Of The Pops appearance ]. She is also a past Britains' Got Talent contestant [ Diversitys year ] Angie As current release is a Single called Essex Girl [Professional ] and it includes bonus track Free [She Wanna Be Free ]. Essex Girl [Professional ] is a 12 bar blues song and is humorous take of Angies' observations of her guilty pleasure TOWIE. It's an uplifting song about 'doing your thing' without letting any obstacles get in the way. The music video gives a nod to the Dagenham Girls and incorporates jump jive dancers. Why not check out Angie performing her Swagga Swing Show or her Up, Close and Personal Show [ a mixed bag of jazz, soul, reggae & great pop ]...:-)

  • The Bumper Jacksons

    Sun Aug 27th 8:00 EDT - Folk, Country

    For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.

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