Rebecca Shrimpton vocalist/composer

Upcoming Performances:

09.30.18  Jazz Sunday Services @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
With Willie Sordillo, Carolyn Wilkins, Brian Price, Dave Clark, Renato Malavasi and full choir

10.04.18  JCA Orchestra @ Berklee Performance Center
Live Recording Session:  The 19-piece JCA Orchestra performing new works by Mimi Rabson, Dave Harris, Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington.

10.15.18  Norm Zocher Electric String Quintet @ Berk Recital Hall, Berklee
With Norm Zocher, Mimi Rabson, Abby Aronson, Mike Conners

May 2019  OddSong will be back in the studio, recording a second CD!


Past Performances:
09.23.18  Sun., 1-3 pm  OddSong @ Jazz Along the Charles, Celebrity Series
Sax quartet + vocals.  We'll be one of 25 bands performing Boston-related songs along the Charles River Esplanade.  A moveable feast of music: stroll on by!  website
08.16-18.18  FIJAZZ: Costa Rica!
I'm thrilled to be featured at the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Costa Rica this August!  I'll be performing with fellow Berklee faculty Lihi Haruvi (sax), Jose Arturo Soto (piano, from Bosquejo en Riesgo), Seulgi Hwang (bass), and Orlando Ramirez (drums).  I'll also be teaching master classes on improvisation and vocal health & wellness.
8.16.18 Thurs: 1-3 pm "Songs without Words" Vocal Improvisation Clinic
8.17.18 Fri.: 11 am  "Good Technique is for Every Singer" Vocal Health & Wellness for All Styles of Contemporary Music
8.18.18 Sat: 8 pm Concert, with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, featuring Ron Savage and Marco Pignataro  

Tues., 8 pm  JCA Orchestra @ The Lilypad, Inman Square
The 19-piece JCA Orchestra will be blowing the doors off The Lilypad again, with some of
 Boston's most innovative composers and players.  Featuring music by Mimi Rabson,Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, Darrell Katz.   lilypadinman.com
03.12.18  Sun. 10 am  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
         I'm singing the soprano solo from Andrew Lloyd Webber's hauntingly delicate "Pie Jesu," 
        joined by alto soloist Lauren Gudonis.
03.04.18  Sun. 10 am First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
         It's a special treat to sing the solo in Edward Elgar's "Ave Verum."
02.28.18  Wed. 7:30 pm  Write of Spring @ Berklee's David Friend Recital Hall
         It's hard to keep track, but this is at least the 10th concert I've sung with Berklee's Jazz 
         Composition Department.  It's a pleasure, as always, to perform with these exceptional
         musicians (what a horn section!) and to sing music by Darrell Katz.
02.14.18  Wed. 7:30 pm  Collaborations: Love Songs @ Berklee's David Friend Recital Hall
         This collaborative effort of the Harmony, Songwriting, and Voice Depts. puts teams of faculty
         together to write and then perform original love songs. Excited to sing "Storm" for which I
         wrote the lyrics to a beautiful melody by Darrell Katz.  Last year's effort, "Red Sea," has
         already been recorded for release next fall.
12.02.17  Sat. 8 pm.  JCA Orchestra @ The Space, Jamaica Plain
        Original compositions by Darrell Katz, Dave Harris, Mimi Rabson and Bob Pilkington.  
        The Space, 128 Brookside Ave, JP.
10.12.17  Thurs. 8 pm "The Death of Simone Weil" @ Berklee Performance Center
        I'll be reprising Darrell Katz' stunning improvisational song cycle, with full jazz orchestra,
        inspired by the life and writings of French poet/theologian Simone Weil. 
        "An exciting soiree with the far-out, the insane, and the beautifully strange." -Amazon Editorial
        Review
09.26.17  Tues. 7 pm Norm Zocher Electric Strings @ Berk Recital Hall, Berklee
        Power rock/jazz/country fusion with Norm on pedal-steel; Mimi Rabson, violin; Bruno
        Raberg, bass; Mike Connors, drums.  Epic!
09.24.17  Sun. 10 am Jazz Worship Service @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
        I'll be leading the FPC choir again in original jazz & gospel arrangements, with Willie Sordillo,
        Brian Price, Carolyn Wilkins, Dave Clark, Phil McGowan, who'll raise the rafters as always!
08.01.17  Tues. 8 pm  OddSong @ The Lilypad, Inman Square
       We return to our favorite haunt, following our wonderfully received first album, Jailhouse Doc 
       Holes with Holes in her Socks (Cadence Jazz' Top Ten CDs of 2016)
07.23.17  Sun. 9 am  Folk Worship Service @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
       Joining singer/guitarists Paul Knox and Ole Kirkeng for a beautiful morning of music by 
       Joni Mitchell, Squire Parsons, and traditional folk
06.04.17  Sun. 10 am  Jazz Worship Service @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
        Singing jazz and gospel and conducting the FPC choir, joined by Willie Sordillo, Brian Price,
        Consuelo Barry, Dave Clark, Phil McGowan
05.30.17  Sun. 10 am  Classical duet @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
       So happy to be singing with my mom, Diane Houghton, again!  We're performing the soprano
       duet from Mendelssohn's "I Waited for the Lord"
04.06.17  Thurs. 7:30 pm  OddSong @ The Lilypad, Inman Square
       Singing music by Darrell Katz, Helen Sherrah Davies, and an original of mine, with Phil Scarff,
       Rick Stone, Lance Van Lenten, Vessela Stoyanova, and Helen Sherrah Davies. 
02.13.17  Mon. 8 pm  OddSong @ David Friend, Berklee
       Singing music by Darrell Katz, Helen Sherrah Davies, and an original of mine, with Phil Scarff,
       Rick Stone, Jim Hobbs, Vessela Stoyanova, and Helen Sherrah Davies. 
12.3-4.16  Sat/Sun  Recording Sessions @ WGBH
          The JCA Orchestra is back in the studio!  This will be my...7th?...CD with the JCA, with an
          added bonus of a trio recording of "Red Sea," which I co-wrote with Darrell and will play with
          him and pianist Alizon Lissance
11.14.16  Mon. 7:30 pm Advanced Jazz/Blues Vocal Ensemble @ David Friend, Berklee
          The wonderful students of my Berklee ensemble sing their originals/arrangements, as well as
           my arrangements for the whole group, including music by Oliver Nelson, Freddie Hubbard,
           Abbey Lincoln & Adele
10.24.16  Mon. 7:30 pm Harmony Department Concert@David Friend, Berklee
          Performing with Darrell Katz and Alizon Lissance
09.25.16  Sun. 10 am  Jazz Worship Service @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
           Leading the FPC choir and wailing Gospel and jazz, with Willie Sordillo, Carolyn Wilkins,
           Brian Price, Dave Clark, Russell Lane
09.22.16  Thurs. 7 pm  Norm Zocher Electric String Quintet@Berk Recital Hall, Berklee
           Jazz-rock-country originals by Norm Zocher, with:  Mimi Rabson, electric violin; Norm, pedal            steel & stratocaster;  Bruno Raberg, bass; Dave Jamrog, drums.
07.17.16  Sun. 9 am  Classical duet @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
           Singing the lovely lullaby duet from Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" with my mom,
           Diane Houghton, and pianist Bonnie Anderson
07.03.16  Sun. 9 am  Classical solo @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
           Performing sacred solo songs by Clifford Shaw, including his gorgeous setting of Blake's
           poem "The Lamb," with pianist Bonnie Anderson 
04.29.16  Fri. 8 pm  JCA Orchestra + Strings @ Eliot Hall, Jamaica Plain
A repeat of last spring's smash collaboration of the JCA Orchestra and Strings Theory, featuring Mimi Rabson, Helen Sherrah-Davies, and Junko Fujiwara.  Compositions by Darrell Katz, David Harris, Bob Pilkington, Mimi Rabson, and Bruno Raberg.  Eliot Hall, 7 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston.  http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/
02.16.16 Tues.  8:00 pm  JCA Orchestra @ Lilypad, Inman Sq
           The 19-piece jazz orchestra is taking over the Lilypad!  Hear some of Boston's most 
           adventuresome music in its most adventuresome venue.  Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St,
           Cambridge. lilypadinman.com
02.09.16 Tues. 7:00 pm  Songwriting Collaborations @ David Friend Recital Hall
            Debut of songs composed and performed by faculty from the Berklee Harmony, 
            Songwriting and Voice Departments.  David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music.
12.01.15 Tues. 8 pm  Winds, Strings & Mallets @ Lilypad, Inman Sq.
New works by composer Darrell Katz for the JCA Sax Quartet, plus voice, marimba (Vessela Stoyanova) and violin (Helen Sherrah-Davies).  Lilypad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge. lilypadinman.com
10.18.15 Sun. 3:00 pm  JCA Orchestra @ Cambridge YMCA Theater
           From the wild to the sublime to the wildly sublime, new compositions by Darrell Katz, 
           Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, Mimi Rabson, and Norm Zocher, with 19-piece 
           Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra.   http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/
09.16.15  Wed. 7:30 pm  NZ Electric String Band @ Berk Recital Hall, Berklee
          Jazz-rock-country originals by Norm Zocher, with a KILLER band:  Mimi Rabson, 
          electric violin; Norm, pedal steel & stratocaster;  Bruno Raberg, bass; Dave Jamrog, drums.
09.13.15 Sun. 10 am  Jazz Worship Service, First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
             This is always a blast!  With Willie Sordillo (alto sax), Brian Price (ts/bass clar), 
             Carolyn Wilkins (pno), Thomas Hebb (bass), Phil McGowan (drums), and full choir. 
07.26.15 Sun. 9 am  Classical solo @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
            I'm joining pianist Bonnie Anderson again for solo performances of sacred music by 
            20th C. American composer Clifford Shaw. 
06.10.15 Wed. 12:30 pm  Boston Early Music Festival w/Tapestry @ Church of the Advent
I am honored to be guest artist with the glorious ensemble Tapestry:  Laurie Monahan, Cristi Catt, and Daniela Tosic.  We'll be accompanied by Shira Kammen (harp and vielle) and the choral ensemble, Viriditas, performing the iconic "Ordo Virtutum" by medieval abbess/theologian/composer Hildegard von Bingen and works by contemporary composer Patricia VanNess.  Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St., Boston.  http://www.tapestryboston.com/
05.10.15  Recording Session @ Berklee's Ark Studio
Wonderful new music by Darrell Katz for Sax Quartet, Violin & Marimba.  Featuring Jim Hobbs, Phil Scarff, Rick Stone, Melanie Howell Brooks, Helen Sherrah Davies, and Vessela Stoyanova.  Look for the CD this winter!
04.25.15  Sat. 8 pm  JCA Orchestra + String Quartet @ Eliot Hall, Jamaica Plain
Premiere collaboration of the JCA Orchestra and Strings Theory, featuring Mimi Rabson, Helen Sherrah-Davies, David Wallace, and Junko Fujiwara.  Compositions by Darrell Katz, David Harris, Bob Pilkington, Mimi Rabson, and Bruno Raberg.  Eliot Hall, 7 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston.  http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/
03.11.15 Wed. 8 pm  Winds, Strings & Mallets @ David Friend Recital Hall
New works by composer Darrell Katz for the JCA Sax Quartet, with Vessela Stoyanova (marimba) and Helen Sherrah-Davies (violin).  David Friend Hall, Berklee College of Music.
02.25.15 Wed. 8 pm.  Write of Spring @ Berklee Performance Center
I'll be joining the Jazz Composition Department Orchestra, with guests Vessela Stoyanova and Helen Sherrah-Davies, for an evening of new music by Berklee faculty composers, including Darrell Katz, Ayn Inserto, Jackson Schultz, Winnie Dalhgren, and Jeff Claassen.
02.17.15 Tues. 8 pm.  Hildegard: Order of the Virtues @ Jordan Hall, NEC
This eclectic concert sponsored by NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Dept, will honor the seminal work of Hildegard von Bingen.  I'll be sitting in on Burcu Gulec's composition based on a traditional Sufi Zukr.  http://necmusic.edu/event/13237
011.07.14  Fri. 8 pm.  JCA Orchestra @ Cambridge YMCA Theater
           New compositions by Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, Norm Zocher, and more,
           with 19-piece Jazz Composers 
Alliance Orchestra.   http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/
10.14.14  Thurs. 8:15 pm.  Darrell Katz Jazz Orchestra @ BPC
          New music by Darrell Katz for 19-piece jazz orchestra, including works from our 
          latest CD, Why Do You Ride?
9.29.14  Mon. 7 pm.  NZ Electric String Band @ Berk Recital Hall, Berklee
          Jazz-rock-country originals by Norm Zocher, featuring Mimi Rabson, electric violin;
          Norm, pedal steel & stratocaster;  Bruno Raberg, bass; Dave Jamrog, drums.
07.27.14  Sun. 9 am.  Classical solo @ First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
           I'm flying solo again with pianist Bonnie Anderson, this time singing works by
           Charles Ives, Ned Rorem, and Clifford Shaw. 
06.20.14  Fri. 8 pm.  JCA Orchestra @ Cambridge YMCA Theater
           New original compositions by Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, 
           Norm  Zocher, and more, with 19-piece jazz orchestra.
           http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/
05.22-23.14  Recording sessions, Norm Zocher's Electric String Band @ The Ark, Berklee
         
Auditory awesomeness abounds!  We'll be christening Berklee's newest studio, recording
          original jazz-rock-country compositions by Norm Zocher, featuring Mimi Rabson, electric
          violin; Norm, pedal steel & stratocaster;  Bruno Raberg, bass; Dave Jamrog, drums.
05.01.14  Thurs. 9:30-midnight  David Zoffer Differential @ Beat Hotel, Cambridge
         DZD's all original "sophistifunk" blend of rock/R&B/jazz, with DZ (keys, vox),
         Jamie Stewardson (gtr), Fernando Huergo (bass).   Beat Hotel, 13 Brattle St.
         @ Harvard Square.  http://www.beathotel.com/
04.05.14  Sat. 8 pm. JCA Orchestra @ Cambridge YMCA Theater
          The 19-piece JCA orchestra is back with more ear-bending modern jazz
          compositions.  I'll be singing new music by Darrell Katz, Mina Cho, David Harris,
          Norm Zocher, plus Jon Jang's "Fifth Modernization," which is a stunning tribute to
          Chinese human rights activist Wei Jingsheng.
  http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/
03.30.14  Sun. 10 am.  First Parish Church @ Manchester-by-the-Sea
           I'll be singing solo this morning:  Clifford Shaw's beautiful setting of the
           William Blake poem, "The Lamb."  With pianist Bonnie Anderson
03.22.14  Sat. 5 pm.  Mina Cho's "Music&Spirit" @ Somerville Community Baptist
         
Beautiful, passionate, spiritual music by jazz pianist/composer Mina Cho,
          with George Lernis (drums), Sam J.C. Lee (bass), Hyejin Cho (gtr). 
          Somerville Community Baptist Church, 31 College St, Somerville. 
02.26.14  Wed. 8:15 pm.  Write of Spring @ Berklee Performance Center
          
Berklee's Jazz Composition Dept is celebrating its 34th spring concert!  I'll be singing
           more great music by Darrell Katz, this time a piece for modern chamber ensemble,
           featuring wonderful violinist Helen Sherrah Davies and vibist Vessala Stoyanova.
           http://www.berklee.edu/events/write-spring-concert       
02.11.14  Tues. 7:30 pm.  New Works for Jazz Orchestra @ David Friend Recital Hall
          
Featuring the Berklee Harmony Dept's faculty big band, music by Darrell Katz et al.
          
http://www.berklee.edu/events/new-works-jazz-orchestra-4
02.10.14  Mon. 8:15 pm.  Faculty Singer's Night @ Berklee Performance Center
           I'm delighted to be joining fellow Voice Dept faculty for a fab evening of jazz, R&B,
           and pop, featuring Jeannie Gagne, Alison Wedding, Aubrey Johnson, Lisa Thorson,
           and Joey Blake.  http://www.berklee.edu/events/faculty-singers-night-1
01.19.14  Sun. 10 am.  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
           
Calling all Mendelssohn lovers!  I'll be singing the iconic soprano duet, "I Waited for
            the Lord," with Marylou O'Brien.
12.14.13  Sat. 4 pm.  Candlelight Christmas Vespers @ Crowell Chapel
            I'm honored to be singing at Manchester-by-the-Sea's Christmas Vespers service in
            the exquisite Crowell Chapel.  Featuring music by Stephen Paulus, J.S. Bach and
            more, with pianist Bonnie Anderson.  Free.  Crowell Chapel, 4 Rosedale Ave.
            (off of School St., exit 15 Rt 128),  Manchester, MA http://www.gloucestertimes.com/lifestyle/x601935165/Service-celebrates-veterans-release-from-North-Korea
11.01.13  Fri. 8 pm.  CD Release Party! @ Cambridge YMCA Theater
            
The JCA Orchestra celebrates the release of its ninth CD, Stories, on Cadence
             Jazz Records.   Featuring music by Darrell Katz, Norm Zocher, Jim Hobbs, Bob
             Pilkington, Warren Senders, Hiro Honshuku.  YMCA Theater, 820 Massachusetts
             Ave., Cambridge.  http://www.jazzcomposersalliance.org/node/430

10.08.13  Tues. 7:30 pm.  Berklee Harmony Department Faculty concert @ David Friend
              Special small ensemble performance of gorgeous music by Darrell Katz, with
              George Russell, Jr. (piano), Rick McLaughlin (bass), and Darrell Katz (guitar). 
              David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music.  Free.
              http://www.berklee.edu/events/david-friend-recital-hall?page=1
09.29.13 Sun. 10 am.  Jazz Service, First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
            
Shaking the rafters again with Willie Sordillo (alto sax), Carolyn Wilkins (pno),
             Thomas Hebb (bass), Phil McGowan (drums), and full choir. 
09.24.13 Tues. 8:15 pm.  Norm Zocher Electric Strings Quartet @ BPC
             I'm honored to join guitarist Norm Zocher at the Berklee Performance Center,
             performing his jazz, rock & country-infused originals with violinist Mimi Rabson,
             bassist Bruno Raberg, and drummer Dave Jamrog.  Admission $12/8.
              http://www.berklee.edu/events/norm-zochers-electric-strings-quartet
August 2013  Recording sessions @ WGBH Studios
             Recording is completed on Darrell Katz' Wheelworks with the 19-piece JCA
             Orchestra, and I have to say it sounds amazing!  As soon as we have a few mixed
             tracks, I'll post audio samples!
07.31.13 Wed. 7:30 pm.  Big Band Jazz @ Berklee, David Friend Recital Hall

             I'm joining "The Madness of the Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band" concert to sing
             Bob Pilkington's stunning arrangement of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Little Wing." 
             921 Boylston St, Boston.  Free concert!   http://berklee.edu/events/madness-bbebb
07.06.13  Sat.  1-4 pm  Makanda Project @ Roxbury Heritage Park
             I'm very excited to be joining the Makanda Project!  Featuring the brilliant music of
             late multi-reedist Makanda Ken McIntyre, arranged for large ensemble and voices
             by John Kordalewski.  Band includes Charlie Kohlhase, Jerry Sabatini, Bill Lowe,
             Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Kurtis Rivers, Diane Richardson, Patrice Williamson.
             FREE concert!  Roxbury Heritage Park, 183 Roxbury St., Roxbury MA
             http://www.mkmjazz.com/makanda-project.php
06.18 & 19.13   JCA recording session @ WGHB Studios
            
We're back in the studio, recording my 7th (!) CD with the JCAO, this time music by
             Darrell Katz: "Wheelworks."  www.jazzcomposersalliance.org05.12.13 Sun.
10:30 am  Jazz Worship Service @ First Church, Salem.

             So happy to be returning to Salem's First Church for their jazz service,
             performing original compositions/arrangements, with Rick Stone (alto sax),
             Mina Cho (piano), and Russell Lane (drums).  http://www.firstchurchinsalem.org
04.07.13 Sun. 10 am  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
            After a night of raucous jazz, I'm up early to sing the soprano solo in Tertius Noble's
            sacred classic "Grieve Not the Holy Spirit."
04.06.13 Sat. 8 pm  JCA w/Modern Dance! @ YMCA Theater, Cambridge

             Join us for the premiere of a new collaborative arts venture!  Contemporary
             choreographers, Alli Ross and Lauren Simpson, interpret original works by the
             Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra.  YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge.
             www.jazzcomposersalliance.org

02.27.13 Wed. 8:15 pm  Write of Spring Concert @ Berklee Performance Center

           
More new music by Darrell Katz, played with the 6-horn ensemble from the Berklee
            Jazz Composition Dept. faculty.  www.berklee.edu/events
02.21.13 Thurs. 6:00 pm  Jazz Service @ Old South Church, Boston
           
This week I'm playing with Willie Sordillo (as) and Mark Shilansky (pno) oldsouth.org
02.14.13 Thurs. 6:00 pm  Jazz Service @ Old South Church, Boston
             I'm joining Willie Sordillo (as) & John Baboian (gtr) for the weekly jazz worship
             service at historic Old South Church,645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.   oldsouth.org
02.12.13 Tues. 8:15 pm  Berklee Harmony Dept. Concert @ David Friend Recital Hall
             I'll be singing new music by Darrell Katz with a Berklee faculty jazz orchestra. 
             www.berklee.edu/events
02.05.13 Tues. 8:15 pm  JCA Plays Jimi Hendrix @ Berklee Performance Center
             The 19-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra celebrates the music of Jimi
             Hendrix with bold arrangements of Purple Haze, Manic Depression,
             Little Wing, Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Child, and more.
             www.berklee.edu/events
01.14.13  Mon. 2:15 pm  Yodel & Twang:  Western Swing Tradition @ Berklee

            Yeehaw!  I'm presenting classic western music at Berklee's Teachers on Teaching
            Symposium, including music by Bob Wills, Patsy Montana, Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmie
            Dale Gilmore and more.  Featuring a killer band with Norm Zocher on pedal steel
            guitar, Mimi Rabson, fiddle, Dave Clark, bass, and Darrell Katz, guitar.
12.30.13  Sun. 11 am  Central Presbyterian Church, Louisville, KY
             Singing solo gospel music with pianist/music director Phillip Morgan.
12.01.12 Sat. 8 pm  JCA @ YMCA Theater, Cambridge
            The 19-piece JCA Orchestra presents brilliant, adventurous music by some of
            Boston's most creative composers & musicians.  YMCA, 820 Massachusetts
            Ave., Cambridge. www.jazzcomposersalliance.org
11.01.12 Thurs. 8:30 pm  DZD @ Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton
             Fresh from recording a new CD, the David Zoffer Differential is playing the artKitchen
             Cafe concert series, Fuller Craft Museum.  Featuring David Zoffer, Jamie
             Stewardson, and Gary Fieldman.   455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
             www.fullercraft.com, 508-588-6000.  Museum members $5, non-members $8.
09.23.12 Sun. 10 am  Jazz Service, First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
             Shaking the rafters again with Willie Sordillo, Carolyn Wilkins, Thomas Hebb,
             Russell Lane, and full choir.
09.21.12 Fri. 6 pm  Ray Charles Symposium concert, Berklee, David Friend Recital Hall
Yow!  All Ray, all night long, with the 19-piece JCA Orchestra.
Fall 2012  Assistant Professor @ Berklee College of Music
           
  My new gig!  I'm truly excited to start teaching voice this fall at Berklee.  Wahoo!
             Check it out:  www.berklee.edu
09.04.12 Tues. 8 pm  Contemporary Improvisation Department Concert, NEC, Brown Hall

              Annual Faculty kick-off concert for NEC's CI Dept.  I'm joining David Zoffer, Jamie
              Stewardson, and Gary Fieldman, along with a host of other greats, including Ran
              Blake, Dominique Eade, Anthony Coleman, and Jerry Leake.
08.25.12  Private event
08.11.12  Private event
08.09.12 Thurs. 6:30 pm  Cadbury Commons, Cambridge
              Standards and originals, w/Alexei Tsiganov, Will Slater, and Brooke Sofferman.
08.05.12 Sun. 9 am First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
            I'm breaking out the solo classical chops, singing Ned Rorem's version of
            The Lord's Prayer and Clifford Shaw's exquisite setting of William Blake's The Lamb.
Summer 2012  Recording sessions for David Zoffer Differential
I'm excited to be recording a dozen new, excruciatingly hip, groove-driven rock/pop tunes by DZ for his second Differential CD.  The killer band features Jamie Stewardson (guitar), Oscar Suchanek (drums), and DZ (keys/bass/vocals).
06.24-28.12 The Complete Singer Workshop, Longy School of Music, Cambridge
           I'll be presenting jazz masterclasses and coaching student performers in a
           week-long workshop for teen singers.
06.24.12 Sun. 10 am Jazz Service, First Church, Salem
            I'm delighted to return to Salem as featured performer in First Church's Jazz Service,
            with Willie Sordillo, Carolyn Wilkins, Thomas Hebb and Russell Lane.
05.06.12 Sun. 5 pm Jazz for Joy Benefit Concert, Manchester-by-the-Sea
Wonderful concert line-up, including New Orleans tour-de-force singer Henri Smith, alto saxophonist Willie Sordillo, and pianist/singer Bonnie McLeod.  Hosted by First Parish Church, the concert benefits the Grace Center, a new day-shelter for Cape Ann's homeless. Tickets $15, First Parish Church on the Town Green, Manchester.  http://www.firstparishchurch.org/jazz-concert-benefit-for-the-grace-center/
04.21.12 Sat. 6 pm Masterclass New England Conservatory, Boston
I'm presenting in a masterclass for NEC's Prep. Vocal Dept., demonstrating jazz vocal styles for the Great American Songbook.
03.08-11.12 Thurs.-Sun. & 03.16-18.12 Fri.-Sun.  Gorton Theatre, Gloucester, MA
I'm acting (!) in the premiere performance of Nat Segaloff's play "Closets," an edgy comic, modern retelling of Ben Jonson's Volpone.  The script is absolutely hysterical, with high-speed wordplay reminiscent of the great 1930s/40s film comedies.  Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main St., Gloucester. capeannshakespearetroupe.blogspot.com/
03.04.12 Sun. 2-4 pm David Zoffer Differential, Lily Pad, Cambridge
The DZD joins NYC alto saxophonist Jeremy Udden and his band, Plainville, for an amazing afternoon's amalgam of rock, folk and jazz.  David Zoffer (keys, bass, vocals), Jamie Stewardson (guitar), Oscar Suchanek (drums).  Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St. (Inman Square), Cambridge.  www.davidzoffer.com, www.jeremyudden.com &www.lily-pad.net
02.18.12 Sat. 8:00 pm JCA Orchestra, Cambridge YMCA Theater
This concert, I'll premiere a new song cycle, "Wheelworks," by Darrell Katz, with lyrics drawn from Albert Einstein.  YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. www.jazzcomposersalliance.org
01.19.12 Thurs. 8:00 pm David Zoffer Differential, Vernissage, Brookline
All original songs in a "sophistifunk" blend of rock/R&B/jazz; we'll be recording later this year (DZD's second CD).
11.04.11 Fri. 8:00 pm JCA Orchestra, Cambridge YMCA Theater
Original jazz by some of Boston's most creative composers & musicians.YMCA, 820 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. www.jazzcomposersalliance.org
10.27-30.11 Thurs-Sun. Gorton Theatre, Gloucester, MA
Once again, I'm Music Director/Composer for Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe's production of The Taming of the Shrew.  Gorton Theatre, 267 East Main St., Gloucester,capeannshakespearetroupe.blogspot.com/
10.11.11 Tues. 6 pm Celebrating Poet Julia Budenz, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge
I'm honored to be asked to read the poetry of Julia Budenz, in a celebration of her life and prodigious work.  Radcliffe Auditorium, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA
09.22.11 Tues. 8:15 pm  JCA Orchestra, Berklee Performance Center, Boston
The Jazz Composers Alliance 18-piece orchestra begins it's 26th season with original music by Darrell Katz, Norm Zocher, Dave Harris, Bob Pilkington, and Jim Hobbs. www.jazzcomposersalliance.org
09.18.11 Sun. 10 am Jazz Sunday, First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea
Featuring my originals/arrangements, with guest musicians Willie Sordillo, Brian Price, Carolyn Wilkins, Dave Clark, Russell Lane, and full choir.
09.06.11 Tues. 8 pm New England Conservatory, Brown Hall, Boston
I'm singing the music of David Zoffer at the CI dept's fall concert, with Bob Moses, Hankus Netsky, Carla Kihlstedt & Wes Wirth.  www.necmusic.edu
07.21.11 Thurs. 9 pm Stone Soup, Ipswich, MA
I'm joining Bert Seager's brilliant trio for the evening:  Bert Seager (piano), John Lockwood (bass), Austin McMahon (drums).   Stone Soup, 141 High St, Ipswich.
05.06-07.11 Fri.and Sat. 8:00 pm Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
I'll be reprising my original compositions from the February production of The Tempest for Cape Ann's "Shakespeare Celebration."  The evening offers a concert setting of Shakespeare scenes and music, featuring actors and musicians from the Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe, performing in Rockport's gorgeous new recital hall (the backdrop features the full glory of the Atlantic Ocean!). http://www.rcmf.org/newperformance.html
04.29.11  Fri. 8:00 p.m. Cambridge YMCA Theater, Cambridge, MA 
The JCA Orchestra will be bringing down the house again, with new works by Darrell Katz, Dave Harris, Norm Zocher, Jim Hobbs, Bob Pilkington, & Co. www.jazzcomposersalliance.org
02.24-27.11 Thurs-Sun.  Gorton Theatre, Gloucester, MA
I'm thrilled to be Music Director for the Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe's upcoming production of The Tempest.  I'm composing the entire score, filled with luscious song lyrics by the Bard, for a small but wonderful "pit orchestra" of voices, guitar, recorder, bodhran and other hand percussion.  Drop by and say "break-a-leg!"  
01.29-30.10 Sat & Sun.  Recording Session, WGBH Studios
Hooray!  I'm back in the spectacular WGBH studios to record a 6th CD with the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra.   www.jazzcomposersalliance.org
01.16.11 Sun. 11:00 a.m.  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Performing the Mendelssohn duet, "I Waited for the Lord," with Mary Saunders.
12.24.10 Fri. 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Christmas Eve services at the beautiful and historic First Parish on the Village Green in Manchester.
12.16.10 Thurs. 10:00 p.m.  Club Cafe, South End, Boston
I'm joining Dane Vannatter's Thursday session, with pianist David Sparr, to sing beautiful songs by Bert Seager and Anita Diamant from our CD Requited.  Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., Boston, www.clubcafe.com
12.03.10 Fri. 8:00 p.m.  Emmanuel Center, Back Bay, Boston
The JCA Orchestra is back at Emmanuel Center, performing new works by Darrell Katz, Dave Harris, Jim Hobbs, Bob Pilkington, and Norm Zocher.  Emmanuel Center, 15 Newbury St. (@ Arlington St, Back Bay) www.emmanuelcenterboston.org
12.02.10 Thurs. 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Latitude 43, Gloucester, MA
I'm joining blues sax-man Mark Earley's jazz session, along with acclaimed pianist Bert Seager, for an evening of standards plus Bert's and my originals. 
Lat 43, 25 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA, 978-281-0223, www.latfortythree.com
10.17.10 Sun. 10:00-11:00 a.m.  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
I'm delighted to be playing with folk singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Putnam Smith.  Check out his music and new CD Goldrush at www.putnamsmith.com
10.12.10 Tues. 7:30-10:00 p.m.  The Regattabar, Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA
CD Release Party for Darrell Katz' A Wallflower in the Amazon, just released on Accurate Records and featuring the 19-piece JCA Orchestra, me, and blues-meister Mike Finnigan.
09.26.10 Sun. 10:00-11:00 a.m.  First Parish Church, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Jazz Service, featuring my arrangements of traditional hymns/gospel tunes, with a full choir and a great band: Willie Sordillo (alto sax), Caroline Wilkins (piano), Dave Clark (bass), Russell Lane (drums).  www.firstparishchurch.org
09.21.10 Tues. 8:30 pm (2 sets).  Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA
RS Quintet:  Kelly Roberge, Alexei Tsiganov, Austin McMahon, Sean Farias.  Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA.  Tickets $10.   www.ryles.com
08.25.10 Wed. 8-midnight.  The Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston
Come join my Birthday Bash!  I'll be playing with my new quintet:  Kelly Roberge, tenor sax; Alexei Tsiganov, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Austin McMahon, drums.    www.thebeehiveboston.com
06.24.10 Thurs. 8:30-11 p.m.  Miles' Cafe, NYC
I'm very excited about premiering a brilliant new band, featuring Kelly Roberge, tenor sax; Alexei Tsiganov, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Austin McMahon, drums, playing my originals and arrangements.  Miles' Cafe Jazz Club, 212 E. 52nd St., 3rd Fl. (between 2nd & 3rd Aves.), New York.  $10 cover/$7 minimum.   www.milescafe.com
05.22.10 Sat. 6–10 p.m.  RadioASB webcast, “New York Saturday Night,” NYC
Broadcast live from Rothmann’s Steakhouse, Midtown Manhattan, with host Carl Sabatino. I’ll be on sometime during the evening to talk about my new quintet and upcoming gigs (not that I couldn’t wax poetic for the 4 full hours!), as well as sitting in with the house band at Rothmann’s.  Listen to the webcast at www.radioasb.com
05.19.10 Wed., 9–10 p.m  WGBH Radio, FM 89.7, “Jazz on WGBH with Eric Jackson”
I’m singing on a live broadcast with the 19-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, playing compositions by Darrell Katz, Norm Zocher, Dave Harris and Bob Pilkington.  Tune in to Boston’s NPR station, 89.7 FM, or listen online at www.wgbh.org/897

05.16.10 Sun.  9 am Jazz Service @ First Church, Salem
05.01.10 Sat. 7 pm NEC Fundraiser @ Cyclorama, Boston
04.23.10 Fri.  8 pm Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra @ Emmanuel Center, Boston
03.07.10 Sun. 9 pm Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra @ Johnny D's, Somerville
02.24.10 Wed. 8:15 pm Berklee Jazz Comp Dept Concert @ Berklee Performance Center
02.09.10 Tues. 8:15 pm Berklee Harmony Dept Concert @ Berklee Performance Center
01.03.10 Sun. 9 pm Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra @ Johnny D's, Somerville
12.17.09 Thurs. 6-9 pm w/Mark Early @ Latitude 43, Gloucester, MA
12.06.09 Sun. 9 pm Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra @ Johnny D's, Somerville
11.21.09 Fri. 8 pm Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra @ Emmanuel Center, Boston