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Videos from Berklee in Gloucester on Thursday

Renee & Joe — just beautiful.

Those of you who were lucky enough to get tickets to see them with John Rockwell and the great Chelsea Berry tonight at Crowell Chappel are in for a real treat!

The Shills – HOT!

Great live music continues on Cape Ann tonight and tomorrow.  See the lineup here.

CORRECTION: Berklee Rock Night @ Lat 43 $10 tickets available until 5pm

Today’s Gloucester Daily Times article correctly states that tonight’s show featuring Boston rockers, The Shills with local rising stars Renee & Joe, is at Latitude 43.  But their Tunes on the Town  listing has the wrong location.

Tonight’s ALL AGES SHOW is at Latitude 43.  Doors open at 6:30.  Come for a great dinner and stay for the show.  Kids: bring your parents and prove to them that this generation is producing great music!

Get $10 tickets online here (until 3:30pm) or @ Gloucester Music or Liquor Locker until 5pm.  Tickets are $15 at the door — cash only at the door, please.

A portion of the proceeds benefits the Berklee2Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

Renee & Joe have promised an excellent set of new music.  Here’s a taste of the hot, driving, melodic sound you can expect from The Shills:

Only 2 days left to get $10 tickets to the hottest Rock show of the month

And you’ll be helping send a Gloucester student to Berklee, too!  Don’t forget this is an ALL AGES SHOW.  Kids: bring your parents and prove to them that this generation is producing great music!  Get tickets here or @ Latitude 43Gloucester Music or Liquor Locker.  The next time you can see these guys, you could be paying a lot more for a big venue far away  . . .


Just in case you’re not convinced, watch the video to see how hot these guys are:

Cross the bridge for a chance to win Free Tickets To Berklee in Gloucester Indie Rock Night!

The Meathouse in Beverly (yup, across the bridge) is holding a Raffle on Saturday 2-4pm to benefit Beverly Bootstaps (local food pantry) as part of their “Try It Before You Buy It Thanksgiving Buffet”.  Now, Beverly is our neighbor and this is for an excellent cause, so we donated tickets, which means if you win, you’ll get tickets to Berklee in Gloucester Indie Rock Night featuring Boston Indie Rocker, The Shills with Gloucester own Renee & Joe.

So GO FOR IT!

The Meat House
15 Enon Street
Beverly, MA 01915

You want REAL tickets? OK, we heard you. Get them at Gloucester Music and Liquor Locker

Sample Ticket

For our first 2012/13 Berklee in Gloucester show, we didn’t have real tickets — you know the paper kind you buy at box offices and stores.  And people asked why?

Some of you just prefer to buy a real ticket.  You don’t want to go on-line or call and have your credit card charged.  And you don’t want to have your name on a list at the show.  Nope.  You want to walk in, show your ticket and take your seat.  Plain and simple.

Most importantly, you want to save your ticket as a memento.  I’ve got my share of concert and show tickets stashed somewhere.  I figure that when I get old, I’ll sit in my chair by the fire with my glasses on thumbing through these old tickets, reminiscing about this concert and that play — remembering whom I went with; what my life was like back then; how the music sounded.  Ahhh … the good-ol-days — today’s music is crap — that sort of thing.

OK, we got it.  So we printed up some snazzy tickets for this next show: Indie Rock Night featuring Boston’s The Shills with local favorites Renee & Joe at Latitude 43 on November 29 and you can get these tickets in Gloucester at The Liquor Locker @ 287 Main St. and Gloucester Music @ 210 Main Street.

These are nice, big, full color tickets with a photo of The Shills and that wicked-cool drawing of Renee & Joe.  You’ll be proud to add this one to your collection.  So hurry out and get yours soon before they’re all gone.  Or if you just want to order on-line click here.  Which ever way you buy them,  a portion of proceeds benefits the Berklee2Gloucester Scholarship fund — and remember: this is an ALL AGES show and it will ROCK!  Here’s a taste of what you can expect.

Breaking News: Berklee in Gloucester Indie Rock Tickets Available Now

You heard it FIRST on GMG: Tickets just went on sale for the next Berklee in Gloucester benefit on November 29 (the Thursday after Thanksgiving) at Latitude 43.  This is our first Indie Rock Night featuring one of Boston’s top Indie bands, The Shills with local rising stars, Renee & Joe.  Space is limited, it’s an ALL AGES SHOW, so get your tickets now.  Check out The Shills in this video (more excellent videos of The Shills here).

This concert features recent Berklee alumni from Boston and Gloucester sharing the stage to help send a Gloucester student to Berklee (more about the Scholarship Fund).  When you think of Berklee College of Music, you might think Jazz only, but Berklee is all about contemporary music, which was Jazz when Berklee was founded in 1945, and now includes  genres that didn’t even exist then.  Check out this from  Berklee’s About page:

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business, leading the way with the world’s first baccalaureate studies in jazz, rock, electric guitar, film scoring, songwriting, turntables, electronic production, and more than a dozen other genres and fields of study. 

Simply put, if you want to study contemporary music — from Jazz to whatever genre becomes the next big thing — and you can get in to Berklee (not so easy) that’s where you want to be.  So, save the date Thursday, November 29 and come to Latitude 43 to hear some of the best Indie Rock on the planet — and, who knows, you may be helping to send the next big rock star to Berklee.

Remember, it’s an all ages show, so you can bring your kids and introduce them to the latest generation of Berklee rock stars.

“Much Needed Medicine” – First 2012-13 Berklee in Gloucester review by Karen Ristuben

Local artist, musician and President of Rocky Neck Art Colony, Karen Ristuben attended the Berklee in Gloucester show at The Gloucester House on Thursday (10/25).  Here’s what she had to say about it:

Jazz as much needed medicine, my table-mates and I agreed.  On Thursday Oct. 25, The Jim Odgren Quintet energized the Gloucester House with two fabulous jazz sets.  On smoking alto sax, Odgren led the band through a tasty array of be-bop, ballads and straight-aheads from Evans to Coltrane.  Young guitarist Lucian Gray defied finger speed records as he sailed over the fret-board  relaxed, cross-legged, confident, superb.  On keys, Davis Whitfields’ understated, elegant renderings and his composed countenance belied his young age.  And rhythm section, student Roberto Giaquinto on drums and Berklee professor and bassist Dave Santoro were unflappable and inspired.

It was an evening all too rare in Gloucester these days, with the Latitude 43 jazz nights gone and no other Cape Ann jazz venue in sight apart from the Franklin Cape Ann’s excellent regulars.

This Berklee series, a worthy benefit for young Gloucester music students, gives us great players, a listening room where you can actually listen, and the welcome chance to get inside the healing relief of live  jazz.

NOTE: After the storm we’ll announce the next show.  You won’t want to miss it.  There’s some cool Halloween entertainment happening this week.  Check out the live music schedule for Gloucester and Cape Ann here.

Only a few hours left to get Berklee in Gloucester tix cheap and hear Brand New Music

The on-line system that sells advanced tickets and takes credit cards will be turned off at noon on tomorrow (Thursday).  Just because it’s a benefit doesn’t mean you have to pay full price.  So click here and get cheaper tickets now.  Or just show up at the Gloucester House and pay $15 cash at the door.  Either way, you won’t want to miss this concert.  You’ll be among the first to hear some of Jim Odgren‘s newest music.  Here’s what said in a recent email, The band is sounding terrific. Lots of songs from “Day Dreaming” as well as our cd that is as yet unreleased. And some additional songs in the same genre.

Latest updates to Music Lineup ~ Missed Peter on the radio Sunday? Listen here.

Just so you know, Peter wants no part of this post.  So guess who’s writing today.  I don’t mean to bitch, but you people who leave everything to the last minute make my job harder.  Today, I found a number of live shows that hadn’t been listed on gimmesound (because you didn’t tell us about them) so I put them in.  See the updated live music listings here.  If you’re a musician or a music venue, you get a free listing on gimmesound.com and you can update it yourself.  It’s easy.  I’m happy to give you a private lesson on how to keep your shows updated if you want.  Or if you don’t even want to learn how, just send me your shows — either way, send an email to live@gimmesound.com.

For all of you who slept late or enjoyed the sun on Sunday and missed Aurelia Nelson’s interview with Peter talking about Berklee in Gloucester on her 104.9fm show, Curtain up, you can hear it here:

Boston Globe covers Berklee in Gloucester

Boston Globe correspondent, Wendy Killeen, lists Berklee in Gloucester in her weekly Arts/Entertainment column that appeared in the Globe North today.  Excerpt below:

JAZZ ON TAP: Berklee in Gloucester launches its season with a performance by The Jim Odgren Quintet at The Gloucester House on Thursday.

The series of concerts features professors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and some of their top students. Proceeds benefit the Gloucester2Berklee Scholarship Fund, which helps send students from the city to the music college.

“Given all the Berklee students and alumni who live here, we feel that Berklee is somewhat responsible for Gloucester’s burgeoning music scene,” said Peter Van Ness of gimmeLIVE, producer of this season’s Berklee in Gloucester shows. “Normally, you’d only expect to see these concerts in a big city. You get to catch the best players in the world today as they train the best players of tomorrow.”

The jazz quintet is led by Berklee professors Jim Odgren on alto saxophone and Dave Santoro on acoustic bass. They are joined by Berklee student musicians Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano, and Lucian Gray on guitar.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 (cash only) at the door. Call 978-525-9093 or visit gimmesound.com. 

Read the full Boston Globe article here:

Not your average college dean ~ listen up tomorrow at 9am on 104.9FM

In case you missed this post, Next Thursday (10/25) is the 2012-13 Berklee in Gloucester season kickoff at The Gloucester House featuring the Jim Odgren Quintet, who are helping raise money to send a Gloucester student to Berklee.  You may remember that this is the brainchild of Berklee’s Dean of Performance, Matt Marvuglio.  Now, when you read the word Dean, what do envision?  Bet it’s not the guy playing the flute solo at about 2 minutes into this video (Jim Odgren is on alto sax in this video too).

Here’s another video of Matt at The Gloucester House on March 30 with Berklee professor Ed Saindon on vibes and students Nori Shiota on bass and Jazz Robertson on drums.

Matt told me he’s planning to come to the concert on Thursday.  Perhaps we can convince him to sit in.

How cool is it that you can see the top professors, students — even the dean — of the best music school in the world right here in your own backyard!  Well, Aurelia Nelson, host of the show Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9 thinks it’s pretty cool, so she asked me to join her for tomorrow’s show to talk a little about it.  So tune in to 104.9FM tomorrow at 9AM.

But before all that, you’ve got 13 venues with live music to choose from tonight — perfect number for a beautiful October Saturday!  See the complete live music listing here.

Look who’s coming to Gloucester & Cape Ann

Anybody who follows us on GMG knows the depth of talent living on Cape Ann (plus, I tried to capture it in an article for The Noise called Vintage Cape Ann — you can see it below the Brad Byrd interview here).  Now, it seems that major talent is arriving from off island more and more — especially when you look at the live music schedule for this weekend and next week.  Here are a few highlights:

TONIGHT: Swingle Singers at Shalin Liu — they’re always bringing in great musicians from out of town.

TOMORROW: Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours at Cape Ann Brewery.  Well, we could almost say that Henri is from Gloucester — he’s been here since Katrina.

SATURDAY: Isaac Hayden at The Grove Cafe in Manchester.  Isaac comes all way from Nashville.  This new boutique/coffee house is beginning to pack the place with people who appreciate good music.

NEXT WEEK:
Thursday @ The Gloucester House – Berklee in Gloucester – World-renowned Berklee Professors performing with Top Students  to raise money to send Gloucester students Berklee.  The first of this year’s series kicks off with The Jim Odgren Quintet.

Sunday @ the UU Church – Free BSO Chamber Music Concert – The Boston Symphony Orchestra has chosen Gloucester to launch its 2012-13 Community Chamber Concerts series.  What a coup for Gloucester!

Keep an eye on next week’s live music schedule.  More shows tend to get added at the last minute.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW for Berklee in Gloucester on October 25 at the Gloucester House

Don’t miss the kickoff of the new  Berklee in Gloucester season with a benefit concert featuring the great The Jim Odgren Quintet at The Gloucester House in their front room with excellent acoustics.  The band plays jazz and standard songs in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50’s and 60’s Blue Note jazz.  A portion of proceeds will benefit the Berklee2Gloucester Scholarship Fund.

Doors open at 6:30, so come for dinner and stay for the show.  You can purchase tickets on-line now or call 978-525-9093 reserve a table.  Seating is limited and last time the Gloucester House show was almost sold out, so don’t wait too long.

Here’s some more info on The Jim Odgren Quintet:

Both Professors at Berklee College of music in Boston, Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) and Jim Odgren (alto saxophone) co-lead the band. Joining them are three young and very talented Berklee student musicians – Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano and Lucian Gray on guitar. Their music swings hard, bringing out a style reminiscent of mainstream jazz from the era, combined with solos that venture into more modern sounds. Dave and Jim have released one cd together. It’s called “Day Dreaming“. It can be found on CDBaby here.

Jim Odgren, alto saxophonist extraordinaire, has put together an album filled with playing of extraordinary intricacy. Yet it’s executed with such style and ease, it’s accessible to the common listener. Its smooth melodicism, mixed with intricate lines and exiting harmonies makes this album a must to listen to. This is musicianship at the highest level and it deserves a place in everyones CD collection

Steve Johnson’s review of
Jim Odgren’s CD “Her Eyes” available here.

Berklee is back in Gloucester for a new season on October 25 at the Gloucester House

We’ve just worked out a new season of Berklee in Gloucester beginning with The Jim Odgren Quintet, featuring not one, but TWO BERKLEE PROFESSORS.  The band plays jazz and standard songs in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50’s and 60’s Blue Note jazz.  We kick off the 2012/2013 season at The Gloucester House in their front room with excellent acoustics.

Doors open at 6:30, so come for dinner and stay for the show.  You will be able to purchase tickets on-line later tonight or tomorrow morning.  You can also call 978-525-9093 to get tickets.  Seating is limited and last time the Gloucester House show was almost sold out, so don’t wait too long.

Today we also set up the Gloucester2Berklee Scholarship Fund at Berklee.  This scholarship fund is earmarked for helping to send a Gloucester student to Berklee.  If you want to donate to the fund, bring a check to the concert, make it payable to Berklee College of Music and put Gloucester2Berklee in the memo.  Soon you may even be able to donate on-line.

Here’s some more info on The Jim Odgren Quintet:
Both Professors at Berklee College of music in Boston, Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) and Jim Odgren (alto saxophone) co-lead the band. Joining them are three young and very talented Berklee student musicians – Roberto Giaquinto on drums, Davis Whitfield on piano and Lucian Gray on guitar. Their music swings hard, bringing out a style reminiscent of mainstream jazz from the era, combined with solos that venture into more modern sounds. Dave and Jim have released one cd together. It’s called “Day Dreaming“. It can be found on CDBaby here.

Jim Odgren, alto saxophonist extraordinaire, has put together an album filled with playing of extraordinary intricacy. Yet it’s executed with such style and ease, it’s accessible to the common listener. Its smooth melodicism, mixed with intricate lines and exiting harmonies makes this album a must to listen to. This is musicianship at the highest level and it deserves a place in everyones CD collection

Steve Johnson’s review of
Jim Odgren’s CD “Her Eyes” available here.