Amazing Things Arts Center



September 5 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The first hour of our Jazz Show & Jam is a concert featuring a host band which varies each week. It includes some of the finest musicians from the area and often featuring great players from NYC and beyond. After the first hour, we open it up to the jammers who get the opportunity to sit in and hone their skills, trading licks with some of the finest players in the area. Some of the best jazz can be heard here any Tuesday night! Come watch or play!!

About the Jam:
The jam balances high level playing with a spirit of welcome and community. Five host bands take turns making your visit to the jam a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Each week a different group and each week a different feel. Here you can hone your skills and trade lick’s with some of the finest players in the area. Whether you’re a pro or a student, you’ll have a great time.

Tonight’s feature: Bill Jones

Bill Jones grew up Marion, MA and began his Jazz studies at the University of New Hampshire, where he had the opportunity to play with Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, and Slide Hampton.  He continued on to pursue his Masters degree at the New England Conservatory where he studied with Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, and George Garzone.  After graduation, he continued his studies with Charlie Banacos and Hal Crook.

As a performer, Bill plays regularly at many venues in and around Boston such as Wally’s, Ryles, The Beehive, Beat Hotel, and Lilypad.  He has performed with many revered musicians such as Bob Gullotti, Jeff Galindo, Leo Genovese, Bruno Raberg, Tim Ray, John Lockwood, and with the Orchestra at Indian Hill.

At the Rivers School, Bill teaches theory and private lessons and directs the Middle School Jazz Band.  Bill is also on faculty at the University of Rhode Island and the Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA.

 Tickets: $5.00 for Amazing Members; $6.00 for non-members, $3 for Students. Tickets sold at the door only.

***Hurricane Harvey relief:  We’ll be accepting donations at every show between September 5th through 9th that will go straight to Houston: not required but welcome!****

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Ashland, Holliston & Hopkinton Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency