Dot Jazz Series

The Dot Jazz Series, a collaborative project of Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main Street, brings live jazz to the Dorchester section of Boston, MA.

TBT: bassist Wes Brown, vocalist Patrice Williamson, and drummer Royal Hartigan at the May 2018 Dot Jazz show. They were part of a great band put together by Bill Lowe. Wes and Royal will perform with pianist John Kordalewski in Cambridge 3/6, a show put on by Dot Jazz partner Mandorla Music. More info & tix at Mandorla Music: John Kordalewski Trio.

Book of Fire Release Concert at the Dot Jazz Series, 2/13/20

Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire, 2/13/20.

Wonderful turnout of engaged, adventurous listeners for this remarkable evening of music by Eric Hofbauer and Tony Leva! The evening began with pieces from the forthcoming 'Book of Wood,' featuring Eric on acoustic guitar and Tony on sintir seated on the edge of the stage. Following this, we were treated to the entirety of 'Book of Fire.' Eric doubled on guitar and drum machine, Tony moved between turntables and upright bass, and guest dancers Oliver and Xavi moved in front of the stage. Very memorable evening indeed. Thanks to all who came out!

Eric Hofbauer and Tony Leva’s surprise guests wows the crowd!

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Dot Jazz Series – Greater Ashmont Main Street

The “Book of Fire”🔥 concert is about to get. Heated up here in Peabody Hall.

Eric Hofbauer and bassist Tony Leva is just about ready for their album release concert.

Set up ✅
Sound check ✅
Sintir ✅
You...?

Get tickets 🎫 for you and your #valentine or #galentine for just $15 each at dotjazz.org or at the door.

Join us at 7:30pm at All Saints Parish tonight!

greaterashmont.org The Dot Jazz Series, a collaborative project of Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main Street, brings live jazz to the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, MA.

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Buddy Bolden's Blues - Eric Hofbauer - solo guitar

We're just 2 days away from the Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire cd release concert🙌🏾! Get a sneak peek of Eric's work here:
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Check him out live next Thursday with tix here: greaterashmont.org/tix

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Recorded live at Rotary Records by Warren Amerman. erichofbauer.com CNM 2016.

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Coming Attractions: February 9 Through 25 - What Will Light Your Fire - The Arts Fuse

Some more advance attention for Thursday's Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire, this time from Jon Garelick at The Arts Fuse. Thank Jon!

artsfuse.org Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

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What’s happening in the local arts world - The Boston Globe

Great to see Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire among Kevin Lowenthal's weekly jazz & blues picks in the Globe this weekend. Advance tickets for the 2/13 show are available at dotjazz.org.

bostonglobe.com This week's picks from Globe critics.

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Jazz concert in Ashmont will feature hip-hop infused duo

Thanks to Dan Sheehan at the Dorchester Reporter for this thoughtful piece about next Thursday's Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire!

dotnews.com Next week’s edition of the Dot Jazz Series (Thurs., Feb.13, 7:30 p.m. at Peabody Hall in All Saints Church) will celebrate the release of jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s newest body of work, “Book of Fire,” the second album in a five-part series inspired by the five elements according to anci...

Hey all, it's Mark from Dot Jazz co-sponsor Mandorla Music. It's a very exciting month for music in Peabody Hall. Not only are we hosting the release concert for Eric Hofbauer & Tony Leva's remarkable 'Book of Fire' on 2/13 (Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire for deets on that) but this Sunday Ashmont Hill Chamber Music presents this 'Bach and Ragas' program. Tabla player Amit Kavthekar has appeared on a few Mandorla-presented shows and he's an astonishing player, and part of as venerable a lineage with that instrument as one could imagine. Fingers are crossed that I can make it on what will be a tightly-scheduled day -- but you should go for sure!

Just two weeks from today, February 9 at 4pm, Bach & Ragas! Come hear the music which The Guardian has described as ". . . shimmering with brilliance . . . and circular melody . . . a celebration of life through music." Mark your calendars now! Tickets at the door or at ahchambermusic.org

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Eric Hofbauer

On Eric Hofbauer's birthday, here's a thoughtful and enthusiastic review from Burning Ambulance of his just-released 'Book of Fire.' We're pleased that Eric and collaborator Tony Leva will celebrate the release with their 2/13 Dot Jazz appearance. More info and tix at Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire.

burningambulance.com Boston-based guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer combines traditional styles such as blues, Tin Pan Alley and other forms of Americana with a deep knowledge and understanding of the avant-garde to pro…

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Dot Jazz Series Concert February 15

TBT: Greater Ashmont Main Street's Jenn Cartee & guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer appeared on BNN News back in February 2018. Eric's back this month with Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire.

Eric Hofbauer, leader of the Eric Hofbauer Quintet, and Jenn Cartee, the executive director of Greater Ashmont Main Street, talk about the next performance i...

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Concert with Gregory Groover Jr. and the Negro Spiritual Project - Milton Public Library

We're happy to see that our 2019-2020 season closer Gregory Groover Jr. and his excellent band are playing a free show nearby, next Saturday afternoon at the Milton Public Library.

miltonlibrary.org Today there will be a one-hour concert with a group of excellent musicians called The Gregory Groover Jr. Group, who are affiliated with the Berklee College of Music. Negro spirituals are at the bedrock of the African American musical experience, providing the foundation upon which many genres that....

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Courting Madness, by Eric Hofbauer & Tony Leva: Book of Fire

Eric Hofbauer's 'Book of Fire' melds his unmistakable guitar tone and his deep rapport with bassist Tony Leva with some very different elements than we've heard before - sampled beats from several of his regular collaborators, turntables and the prophetic poetics of James Baldwin. Check the first track here and visit Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire for info about the release show we're hosting 2/13.

from the album Book of Fire

On 2/13, we'll welcome Eric Hofbauer, Tony Leva and the prophetic poetic voice of James Baldwin to Peabody Hall. We can safely say you've never heard anything like this before. More info & tix at Dot Jazz: Eric Hofbauer's Book of Fire.

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Revolutionary Snake Ensemble - "Liza Jane"

You may not be able to stay in your seat when Ken Field brings his Revolutionary Snake Ensemble to Peabody Hall on 4/16. Consider this fair warning, folks. More info & tix at Dot Jazz: Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.

Led by saxophonist Ken Field, Boston's costumed funk/street beat improvisational brass band performs a unique blend of original and traditional New Orleans b...

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Myrtle - Shifted | NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2019

Claire Dickson and Camila Ortiz were each already seasoned performers when they began singing together under the mentorship of Esperanza Spalding as undergrads at Harvard. They captured many ears in their debut as the category-resistant Myrtle, seen in this lush submission to last year's NPR Tiny Desk contest, and they're at work on their first EP. With luck, it'll be out by the time they grace the Peabody Hall stage with guitarist Magdalena Abrego and drummer Ian Askew on March 12. Dot Jazz: Myrtle for more info and tix.

claire dickson - vocals, songwriting camila ortiz - vocals, songwriting ian askew - percussion gabe fox-peck - keys shot by david grant for info on upcoming ...

Nina Ott Quartet, 1/9/20

The first Dot Jazz show of 2020 featured the Nina Ott Quartet: Nina on keyboard, Chris Lopes on bass, Dean Johnston on drum kit and Eguie Castrillo on congas. The program included some of Nina's original compositions and Latin-tinged arrangements of Monk, among others, and the exciting percussion interplay between Dean and Eguie, who locked in quickly despite never having met before this gig. Thanks to Nina for bringing this great crew together, and to everyone who came out to enjoy the music on a cold evening!

The first Dot Jazz show of 2020 featured the Nina Ott Quartet: Nina on keyboard, Chris Lopes on bass, Dean Johnston on drum kit and Eguie Castrillo on congas. The program included some of Nina's original compositions and Latin-tinged arrangements of Monk, among others, and the exciting percussion interplay between Dean and Eguie, who locked in quickly despite never having met before this gig. Thanks to Nina for bringing this great crew together, and to everyone who came out to enjoy the music on a cold evening!

We're looking forward to presenting Myrtle, featuring the vocals & songwriting of Camila Ortiz and Claire Dickson, in March. Check out this interview with Camila on the excellent Input / Output podcast! More info and tix for their March 12 appearance at Dot Jazz: Myrtle.

It’s new episode day! The In Conversation podcast is back from our holiday break & kicking off the second half of the season with Camila Ortiz —> Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else you find your favorite shows 🎧





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NEW RELEASE: Eric Hofbauer's "Book of Fire" Due Out January 31st on Creative Nation Music - LYDIALIEBMAN.COM

Thanks to everyone who came out to tonight's show with Nina Ott & company! Next up: Dot Jazz hosts the CD release concert for Eric Hofbauer's 'Book of Fire' on 2/13. Read on for more about this very interesting work from a past Dot Jazz favorite.

lydialiebman.com Eric Hofbauer Releases the Second Album in His ‘Five Agents’ Series, Book of Fire, Out January 31st Guitarist and composer Eric Hofbauer is pleased to announce the January 31st release of his latest album Book of Fire on his Boston-based label Creative Nation Music. This release is the second al...

The Nina Ott Quartet doesn’t disappoint! Bringing in Latin flavors mixed with smooth jazz undertones!We’re loving every minute of it💓🎶!

#localmusic #localsound

Do you have your ticket to tonight's Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet concert?! Get yours at dotjazz.org

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Bassist Chris Lopes is featured in Thursday's Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet concert!

Sneak peak his solo here: youtube.com/watch?v=U333t0sn8y4

Get tickets to catch him live here: greaterashmont.org/tix

Hey all, it's Mark from Mandorla Music, one of the partners in making Dot Jazz happen. I wanted to boost the signal about this very cool musical offering for 9-12 year olds from Boston City Singers and the The Celebrity Series of Boston in Dorchester over school vacation week. My daughter's been involved with BCS since kindergarten and while this particular program is new I can't say enough about what they do. Read on for more info.

CALLING ALL 9 - 12 year olds - develop your talents with Boston’s leading creative artists this February vacation.

An outstanding week of drumming, singing, art-making, and creativity with Grammy Award winner tabla maestro Sandeep Das, New England Emmy Award winner and spoken word/hip-hop artist Devin Ferreira, DotArt and Boston City Singers.

When: Tuesday, February 18 - Saturday February 22, 2020, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (extended hours available)
Where: Epiphany School, 154 Center Street, Dorchester (on the Red Line)

FOR MORE INFORMATION - [email protected]!

Special thanks to Celebrity Series' Neighborhood Arts for their support of Boston City Singers, Sandeep Das
and Devin Ferreira. Tablas provided free of charge, courtesy of Dartmouth College Music Department.

Thanks to the Milton Times for running this piece about Milton resident Dean Johnston who's on drum kit for Thursday's Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet!

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The Jazz Session #503: Jason Palmer

Something for your commute: the latest episode of The Jazz Session podcast features past Dot Jazz perfomer Jason Palmer.

thejazzsession.com Trumpeter Jason Palmer is a busy man. He’s about to release a new quartet record, followed by an album funded by a grant from Chamber Music America. He’s also an educator, touring music…

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Reviewing the arts scene in Dot: 2019

Thanks to Dan Sheehan at the Dorchester Reporter for including Dot Jazz in this piece looking back at the arts in Dorchester in 2019!

dotnews.com Dorchester artists were busy last year. From an arts standpoint, the neighborhood was prolific as musicians, artists, and performers churned out material and organized events that showed the rest of the city just how active the local scene has become. Here are some of the moments that defined the ar...

Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet made The Boston Globe's jazz & blues picks for the upcoming week. Thanks, Kevin Lowenthal!

Here's another sneak peek of the artists that make up Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet. Percussionists Dean Johnston "The Dux" (drums) and Eguie Castrillo​ (congas) will be the heartbeat of the night on January 9th.

Check them out here: theduxmusic.com/music and here youtu.be/3KmjV67QZ3o

Tix available at greaterashmont.org/tix

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Coming Attractions: December 29 through January 14- What Will Light Your Fire - The Arts Fuse

Our 1/9 Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet is in great company on critic Jon Garelick's latest list of jazz picks!

artsfuse.org Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual art, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks.

See what Mandorla Music Events & Greater Ashmont Main Street has in store for the next Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet!

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Tix available at: dotjazz.org

#localmusic #localsound

There's still time to give the gift of jazz! It's quick, easy, and your purchase of advanced tickets helps to support local music in your Boston Main Streets district!

Visit dotjazz.org to get your ticket today!

Up next: piano & organ player Nina Ott brings her quartet featuring bassist Christopher Lopes, Club d'Elf drummer Dean Johnston and Grammy-winning percussionist Eguie Castrillo to Peabody Hall for an evening of Latin-tinged jazz and funk on 1/9. More info at Dot Jazz: Nina Ott Quartet!

Tomoko Iwamoto & 440 at the Dot Jazz Series

Dot Jazz: Tomoko Iwamoto & 440, 12/12/19.

Big moon and crisp air outside, energetic music and a warm crowd tonight inside Peabody Hall! Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Tomoko, Jack, Mark & Sven for playing!

Tomoko Iwamoto & 440 at the Dot Jazz Series

Dot Jazz: Tomoko Iwamoto & 440, 12/12/19.

Big moon and crisp air outside, energetic music and a warm crowd tonight inside Peabody Hall! Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Tomoko, Jack, Mark & Sven for playing!

Dorchester! Join us TONIGHT as we introduce this Boston Main Streets district to gypsy jazz through the lenses of Tomoko Iwamoto & 440.

You're not going to want to miss this night of jazz🎶 from one of Boston's best quartets. Tix $15, children under 18 have FREE admission! Show start 7:30pm at All Saints' Church — Ashmont

Specials thanks to Greater Ashmont Main Street and Mandorla Music Events for curating monthly jazz events for all the community to enjoy!

#localmusic #localsound

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Story Teller

"Endless Stream" is becoming one of our favorite songs off of this month's Dot Jazz Series featured artists' Tomoko Iwamoto & 440 album "Yo-Ki Swing". Take a listen here: https://youtu.be/lPp-shbGdVA

And don't miss your chance to hear them live this Thursday at 7:30pm at All Saints' Church — Ashmont
Tix available at dotjazz.org

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby Story Teller · Tomoko Iwamoto · 440 Yo-Ki Swing ℗ 2019 Tomoko Iwamoto Released on: 2019-10-20 Auto-generated by YouTube.

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What is Gypsy Jazz?

What is "Gypsy Jazz"? 🤔

It's a style of jazz started by the Romani guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in Paris during the 1930s. It melds together influences of ragtime and Dixieland music with jazz styles from greats like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Learn more about it here: wrti.org/post/what-gypsy-jazz

Hearing it live THIS Thursday at Dot Jazz: Tomoko Iwamoto & 440. Get your tix at dotjazz.org

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wrti.org Gypsy Jazz founders Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli were both born this month in the first decade of the 20th century. Rooted in African-American

Looking for a great night of amazing jazz music 🎶 this week? Join us Thursday at the Dot Jazz: Tomoko Iwamoto & 440! Tickets just $15 and youth under 18 are FREE!
Get yours at dotjazz.org while supplies last!

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Welcome to a new week everyone! Here's an advance taste of your Thursday plans, Dot Jazz: Tomoko Iwamoto & 440.

A short clip of "Topsy" at Somerville Growing Center.

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NEW RELEASE: Eric Hofbauer's "Book of Fire" Due Out January 31st on Creative Nation Music - LYDIALIEBMAN.COM

We've got something exciting and unusual in store for February. Guitarist Eric Hofbauer brought his quintet to Peabody Hall back in early 2018. This time, he's bringing a new project combining guitar, bass, turntables, beats and the words of James Baldwin. Read on for more about this innovative project.

lydialiebman.com Eric Hofbauer Releases the Second Album in His ‘Five Agents’ Series, Book of Fire, Out January 31st Guitarist and composer Eric Hofbauer is pleased to announce the January 31st release of his latest album Book of Fire on his Boston-based label Creative Nation Music. This release is the second al...

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