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A warm welcome to our 34th annual jazz series where great music and great times are assured.

We have added a new change to our series this season with a full lineup of Sunday afternoon only concerts at Newton South, Sundays@South . This is a departure from our usual Saturday evening programs and is aimed at accommodating many of you who prefer to attend daytime concerts and avoid nighttime driving. Concert-goers will continue to enjoy two sets of music for the price of one, free parking, comfortable seating, unimpeded sight lines, available refreshments, but most-of- all, an exceptional lineup of talented musicians ready to satisfy their every jazz appetite.

And here is an Early Bird special: If you subscribe to our Sundays@South four-concert series by Saturday, August 13, 2016, we will send you one free ticket to our season opener on Sunday, September 11 for each of your series subscriptions; two for two; four for four, etc. Invite a friend(s) or relative(s) to join you on us just for taking advantage of this limited time offer. Your series ticket application needs to reach us postmarked no later than Saturday, August 13, 2016 to qualify.

We open on Sunday, September 11 with A Parris Sunday featuring Newton’s native Rebecca Parris. Boston’s First Lady of Jazz. She will be accompanied by her regulars: Brad Hatfield, piano, Peter Kontrimas, bass, and Jim Lattini, drums. Next up on Sunday, November 20 is pianist Laszlo Gardony, who JazzTimes called “one of contemporary music’s original voices”, with an all-star Berklee quintet, Bill Pierce, saxophone, John Lockwood, bass, Yoron Israel, drums, and introducing special guest, Marco Pignataro, saxophone. celebrating Gardony’s latest CD release “In Real Time” .

We take a short hiatus and return on Sunday, April 2, 2017 spotlighting Newton’s own, the venerable pianist, vocalist Paul Broadnax and his familiar swinging trio plus One: Peter Kontrimas on bass and Les Harris, Jr. on drums, along with the fluid sounds of Fred Haas on saxophone. Our finale on Sunday, May 7 is part of the 2017l Newton Festival of the Arts and will feature an array of Newton performers in ensemble groupings including Cercie Miller, saxophone, vocalists, Dominique Eade and Lisa Thorsen along with Alan Chase, saxophone.
Hank Solomon,
Managing Director

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This program is sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as administered by the Newton Cultural Council.