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Monday

August 25, 2014 10:18 am

Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections

Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections

The Museum of Art exhibition “Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts” expands with films, panels and lectures beginning with a talk by the founder of Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies on Sept. 5.

Tuesday

September 3, 2013 12:40 pm

Vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, folksinger Sam Amidon kick off Olin Arts Alive

Vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, folksinger Sam Amidon kick off Olin Arts Alive

Jason Marsalis, the vibraphone-playing member of New Orleans’ first family of jazz, and Vermont-born folksinger Sam Amidon launch the 2013-14 Olin Arts Alive series at Bates.

Friday

May 3, 2013 10:25 am

French-Gypsy swing band, star jazz guitarist bound for Bates

French-Gypsy swing band, star jazz guitarist bound for Bates

The Olin Arts Center Concert Hall is the setting for two don’t-miss jazz performances in May.

Tuesday

April 3, 2012 3:59 pm

BatesDowntown offers jazz and country performances this spring

BatesDowntown offers jazz and country performances this spring

The Bates music series BatesDowntown continues this spring with jazz and country concerts by Maine musicians.

Wednesday

September 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Olin Arts Center introduces 'Flash' concerts

The Olin Arts Center introduces the new “Flash” concerts. The first concert features a jazz quintet with Bates faculty members, the second features jazz guitarist Sean McGowan. All concerts are open to the public at no charge. For more information contact 207-786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu

Thursday

January 27, 2011 9:57 am

'Extraordinary' jazz singer Gretchen Parlato bound for Bates

A fast-rising star called by one critic “the most original jazz singer in a generation,” Gretchen Parlato performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Thursday

September 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Jazzman Avishai Cohen returns to Bates

Jazz composer, bassist and singer Avishai Cohen made a Bates debut in 2008 that concert hall manager Seth Warner calls “amazing.” Now he returns for a performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $12 and $6, and are available at www.batestickets.com.

Wednesday

September 23, 2009 1:30 pm

Grammy-nominated jazz drummer brings quartet to Bates College

– The Jazz at the Olin Arts Center Series resumes with Grammy-nominated drummer Dafnis Prieto and his Si o Si Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Olin Arts Concert Hall at Bates College.

Friday

May 1, 2009 11:21 am

Conducting to a Unique Beat

Thomas Snow conducts the Bates College Jazz Band. Pianist, bandleader and composer, Snow is one of New England’s most versatile and sought-after musicians.

Wednesday

October 22, 2008 9:51 pm

Jazz saxophonist come to Bates stage

Known for his ability to play alto and tenor sax simultaneously, Coffin has shared the stage with such diverse and renowned acts as the Dave Matthews Band, Phish, Van Morrison, the Dixie Chicks, Umphrey’s McGee, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.