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Regattabar at the Charles Hotel

One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA

February 2018

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras Party w/ guests Amadee Castenell and Henri Smith

February 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$17 – $22

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble returns to Regattabar for the party that is a Boston Mardi Gras tradition. The evening will feature New Orleans veteran saxophonist Amadee Castenell, whose numerous credits include Dr. John, The Neville Bros, Allen Toussaint, Elvis Costello, and many others.*   Also joining the band for several pieces will be electrifying vocalist & New Orleans legend Henri Smith. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is Tom Hall (tenor sax), Ken Field (alto sax), Jerry Sabatini (trumpet), David Harris (trombone & tuba), Blake Newman (bass) and Phil Neighbors…

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New Black Eagle Jazz Band

February 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$15 – $20

Celebrating 40 plus years as a band, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band (also known as the Black Eagles by their legion of fans) recently released their double CD compilation "Goin' to New Orleans."  Their appearances have been lauded not only as a "New England tradition, but an international one as well." (Boston Herald) Further background information on the New Black Eagle Jazz Band can be found at www.blackeagles.com  and www.facebook.com/NewBlackEagleJazz.

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May 2019

Juan Ruiz

May 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$15 – $20

Juan combines his Latin roots, jazz and classical training in his original compositions and performances as well. He approaches music with a spirit of curiosity, and is compositions as well as his solos are nourished by his childhood experiences, his home country, and the optimism he perceives among Colombians.

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Sofia Rei and JC Maillard present KETER from John Zorn Masada Book 3

May 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$23 – $28

For over 25 years, John Zorn’s Masada has been a consistently exciting and influential presence in the landscape of adventurous music. KETER is their duo album released in January 2019. With lyrics by Rei and arrangements by both musicians, the songs explore a variety of topics, from love and solitude, to the ghost of Frida Kahlo and a childhood under dictatorship in Argentina. Rei is an award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina and based in NYC. Her…

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Nellie McKay, featuring guest opener Rich Jenkins

May 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$20 – $25

Sister Orchid is Nellie’s 7th album and her second collaboration with famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick. She has won a Theatre World Award and her music was used in movies such as Rumor Has It, Monster-In-Law, PS I Love You, and Last Holiday. She co-created and starred in award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has music heard on TV shows such as Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy, SMILF, and more.

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The Lauren Henderson Quintet

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$20 – $25

Lauren Henderson is a jazz, Latin jazz, soul and fusion vocalist. A recording artist and composer from MA, her Caribbean and Latin Heritage are central themes in her original music. She is a graduate of Wheaton College, MA, in studying Music and Hispanic Studies, and is currently pursuing her MBA at Brown University, RI.  

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Moshulu

May 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$30 – $35

Moshulu combines 4 legends of music – bassist Jeff Berlin, drummer Dennis Chambers, keyboardist/ guitarist David Sancious, and guitarist Oz Noy. Moshulu’s repertoire goes from funk, rock, metal, fusion into new classical and improvisation.

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Amy Black

May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$20 – $25

Amy Black is known for her authenticity and versatility. Her love of many classic forms of American music include blues, country, soul, jazz, and rock n’ roll led her from Boston to Nashville and most recently to Memphis. Her song “Without You” was recently heard in the Clint Eastwood film “The Mule”.

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Stanley Sagov & The Remembering the Future Jazz Band

May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$25 – $30

Stanley Sagov on keys treats patients at Mount Auburn and Cambridge Hospitals while he heals with music. Original from Cape Town, South Africa, he was born with Gordon syndrome, and began playing music from 6 years old into adulthood, even breaking the law for performing in black townships outside of Cape Town. Now aged 73, he still believes in the music’s power to inspire. His band consists of Stan Strickland on reeds and vocals, Wanetta Jackson on vocals, Mike Peipman…

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Anton Schwartz Quintet

May 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$20 – $25

Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz creates music that packs an emotional punch. Schwartz’s Quintet is winner of 2016 Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year. He has been featured at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC and as a soloist with the Boston Pops in Boston Symphony Hall. His band consists Billy Buss on trumpet, Matthew Fries on piano, Greg Ryan on bass, and Julian Miltenberger on drums.  

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June 2019

Yoko Miwa Trio

June 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$25

Internationally acclaimed pianist Yoko Miwa and her trio will perform music from their upcoming recording. Joining Miwa will be bassist Brad Barrett and drummer Scott Goulding. Originally from Kobe in Japan, Miwa has honed one of the most musical and lyrical trio sounds around. She performed in the main stage at the 2018 Atlanta Jazz Festival and drew the largest audience at the 2018 Litchfield Jazz Festival. A current faculty member of the Berklee College of Music, Miwa has performed…

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Dane Vannatter

June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$25

Featuring Bill Duffy on piano, David Landoni on Bass and George Farrell on Drums. Having been playing at Regattabar since 1997, Vannatter sang “God Bless America” before a record crowd of 40,000 people in Fenway Park for its 100th birthday. Currently living in Cleveland, Ohio, Vannatter has performed with Patti LaBelle at her concert dueting on her classic “Lady Marmalade”.

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Bill Charlap Trio

June 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$30

Bill Charlap is one of the world’s premiere jazz pianists and has performed with many leading artists ranging from Phil Woods to Tony Bennett to Gerry Mulligan. Charlap is known for his interpretations of American pop songs and has received two Grammy Award nominations. He has been the artistic director of NYC’s Jazz in July Festival at the 92Y for the past 10 years and has produced several concerts for Jazz Lincoln Center and an evening of George Gershwin’s music…

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Gunhild Carling

June 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$25

Back by popular demand! Carling is a Swedish jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist and famous for playing three trumpets at the same time. She plays trombone, bagpipes, trumpet, recorder and harp and will often showcase her skills in one song.

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Martin Barre Band (Guitarist from Jethro Tull)

June 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$45

Martin Barr has been the guitarist for Jethro Tull for 43 years and his sound and playing have been a major factor in their success in classic rock history. Voted 25th best solo guitarist in the US and best solo in the UK for ‘Aqualung’ he also works for many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore and Chris Thompson and has shared the stage with Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, and Pink Floyd. Here he plays “classic” music…

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Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band

June 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$25

Featuring Kirsten Lamb on double bass and lead vocals, Jonathan Cannon on violin, Abigale Reisman on violin and backing vocals, Nat Seelen on Clarinet, and Pete Fanelli on Trombone. Internationally acclaimed Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity and contagious energy to every performance. Their unique style was forged in the subway stations and farmers markets of Boston, where the informal setting and ever-changing audience created an ideal environment for musical experimentation. In recent years, the band’s high profile performances…

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November 2019

Ken Field Nonstandards w/ Field, Amy Bellamy, Yoron Israel, Mike Rivard, & Helen Sherrah-Davies

November 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, One Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA
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$20 – $25

The 5-piece Ken Field Nonstandards is an ensemble comprised of Boston-based all-star musicians, who are bringing to light lesser-known and rarely performed compositions and arrangements, created by the ensemble’s leader, saxophonist/flautist Ken Field (https://kenfield.org). Field will be joined by keyboardist Amy Bellamy, drummer Yoron Israel, bassist/sintirist Mike Rivard, and violinist Helen Sherrah-Davies, as they collaborate in realizing new and exciting interpretations of pieces pulled from Field’s catalog of work.

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