Vanessa and Stuart sit down with NECN’s Host of TV Diner, Billy Costa, to discuss the 2012 Platinum Plate Gala at the Seaport Hotel-World Trade Center on Friday January 20th. Watch the video HERE
Summer is here and we have a lot of exciting music available for your summer parties. Whether you are partying in a tent, poolside, in an office building lobby or your backyard patio, think “music”. We have steel bands, Jimmy Buffet bands, Dixieland ensembles, blues bands and cool jazz ensembles. When you are planning your summer get-together, give us a call. Great music will turn your get-together into a great party.
The Boston Jazz Orchestra, a critically acclaimed seventeen piece ensemble led by saxophonist Andy Baer, burst onto the new England scene on Valentine’s Day of 1990. The band has been performing to enthusiastic audiences at concerts and parties, including the Boston Globe and DeCordova Museum Jazz Festivals, the Boston Harbor Hotel Wine Festival Gala, the Prudential Center Summerfest and First Night. In 1991 the Boston Jazz Orchestra received a Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant. The orchestra is comprised of artful seasoned veterans and young rising stars that blend a repertoire of traditional classics and contemporary big band sounds. The music of Count Bassie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Bob Mintzer, Thad Jones/MelLewis, Oliver Nelson and Frank Foster is featured, along with songs and arrangements by local composers
Members of the Boston Jazz Orchestra have previously toured, recorded and performed with numerous internationally renowned jazz artists, including Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, Gary Burton, Carla Bley, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione, Clark Terry, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
Looking for something fun and different? The Cello Chix are an electric cello band that has been tearing and sawing through classic rock in the Boston area since 2002. Becca and Susanna, classically-trained cellists, both went to the Oberlin Conservatory, but only really got to know each other a decade later at a friend’s party in Watertown. A fan of hiking and funky acoustics, the friend suggested that the two bring their cellos on a hike and then play some tunes in a ravine. The prospect of turning antiques into kindling didn’t thrill the cellists, so instead they decided to start playing duos at friends’ parties, getting paid in chocolate and compliments. It was the usual string stuff: Bach, Handel, Haydn. But they also tried out a couple of Susanna’s Beatles and The Doors arrangements. Those were a hit. Emboldened, the Cello Chix started showing up at Open Mic Night at the Burren, replaced their traditional cellos with electric ones, ditched the Baroque, and soon got gigs playing rock music at bars around the Boston area. The Cello Chix now have a repertoire of over 50 classic rock, jazz, pop and Latin tunes, a loyal and sizeable following, and a CD titled ‘Under the Covers‘.
Learn more about the Cello Chix here.