Stories about "jazz"
A March 21 rehearsal in the Olin Concert Hall for "Space is the Place." (Gina Fatone/Bates College)
Bates dancers, musicians, designers to offer Sun Ra tribute

Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:55 am

"We're pulling out all the stops," says visiting artist Frank Carlberg, for a March 21 Bates College event dedicated to jazz artist Sun Ra.

A jazz pianist and composer, Frank Carlberg is a visiting artist at Bates in 2015-16.
Where poems meet music, you’ll find visiting artist Frank Carlberg

Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:38 am

Frank Carlberg, a jazz pianist and visiting artist at Bates College this academic year, estimates that he has composed around 200 settings for poems.

Marian McPartland, center, flanked by drummer Joe Morello and bassist Bill Crow. McPartland is portrayed in a Bates screening of the documentary "In Good Time." (Courtesy of Films by Huey)
Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections

Monday, August 25, 2014 10:18 am

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.

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:40 pm

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.

The Hot Club of San Francisco. Photograph by Lenny Gonzalez.
French-Gypsy swing band, star jazz guitarist bound for Bates

Friday, May 3, 2013 10:25 am

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

Steve Grover
BatesDowntown offers jazz and country performances this spring

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 3:59 pm

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

Olin Arts Center introduces 'Flash' concerts

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:43 pm

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

'Extraordinary' jazz singer Gretchen Parlato bound for Bates

Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:57 am

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.

Jazzman Avishai Cohen returns to Bates

Thursday, September 23, 2010 4:02 pm

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.

Grammy-nominated jazz drummer brings quartet to Bates College

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:30 pm

-- 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.

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