Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Beehive: International Jazz Day

On Saturday, May 29, join The Beehive, voted one of the “Top 10 Jazz Clubs in the World” by Downbeat Magazine, as they celebrate International Jazz Day with a series of special performances. Always celebrated on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, International Jazz Day celebrates Jazz music, its’ history and musicians, as well as the impact the genre has had on culture. Created in 1991 by D. Michael Denny, a musician and bandleader who was on the board of the New Jersey Jazz Society at the time, the now yearly event is recognized by the U.S. Congressional Record and is sanctioned by the American Federation of Jazz Societies and the United Nations Jazz Society.

Celebrated from New Orleans to Paris (and everywhere in-between), The Beehive will carry the torch for Boston as they present a series of very special performances beginning the night before, Friday, May 28 at 10pm with Cuban Tenor saxophonist, Carlos Averhoff Jr., recognized worldwide as a Jazz and Latin-Jazz performer, composer, arranger and educator. Grab a seat for this special performance and enjoy some of The Beehive’s newest menu offerings such as their Broiled Piri Piri Shrimp with Rice Pilaf and Hearts of Palm Salad ($23) or their new Grilled Zatar-Spiced Tuna with Cous Cous, Candied Carrots and Harrisa Aioli ($24).

Kick off International Jazz Day with The Beehive’s Saturday Jazz brunch featuring The Tough Love Trio comprised of three talented musicians in the Boston music scene, with Steve Chaggaris on drums, Mike Mele on guitar and Blake Newman on the double-bass.Try out the Poutine with Eggs Over-Easy ($12.49) and a Bee-Lini made with apricot nectar and Mumm Napa Champagne ($10.50).

Not a morning person? Make reservations for The Beehive’s International Jazz Day dinner with a very special guest performance from 6:30pm–8:30pm featuring Jeff Galindo! Jeff has performed with such notables as Chick Corea, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Buddy DeFranco, Slide Hampton, and Johnny Griffin. He has also performed with Gunther Schuller, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Bergonzi, Bobby Shew, The Boston Pops Orchestra, and Sam Butera among many others! Finish the evening off with cocktails and hipster chat with the Jazz-Afro-Funk of Lamine Touré and Group Saloum from 10pm-2am.

Reservations for all events highly recommended, so please call 617-423-0069.

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