Thursday August 16, 2012

Moonlight Davis and Friends
perform at Putney Inn

PUTNEY -- Moonlight Davis and Friends Quintet, a five-piece jazz and R&B band will perform Friday from 7 to 10 p.m., at The Putney Inn.

Energizing audiences from coffeehouses to the grand stage, Davis’ vocals show mastery of gospel, blues, jazz and pop styles. The Putney Inn’s Bistro features weekly Friday jazz and Saturday open mic with front porch lounging and dining.

There is no cover. For more information, call the Putney Inn at 802-387-5517.

Pliny Park series features Intonition

BRATTLEBORO -- The Pliny Park Music Series continues on Aug. 17 with Intonition (Danyelle Devino and Chris Dixon) playing a free concert in the park from 6 to 9 p.m.

The duo will play its original blues/jazz inflected rock in an acoustic setting featuring songs from its CD "In Good Company" and the upcoming second album, as well as some covers, ranging "from Joni to Jimi."

As Yet Quintet plays the Pushkin

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- The As Yet Quintet performs its medley of Caribbean, Middle Eastern and jazz styles on Friday at 8 p.m., at The Pushkin, 4 Federal St.

As Yet features Anna Patton on clarinet, Charlie Schneeweis on trumpet, Eugene Uman on piano, Todd Roach on dumbek and frame drums and Julian Gerstin on congas and Latin percussion.

Check out As Yet’s music at www.asyetquintet.com.

Admission is $12, $8 for students. For more information, call 413-774-0150.

Miro Sprague gives farewell concert

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- Jazz pianist and composer Miro Sprague will appear in a solo farewell concert at the Center for the Arts on Friday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

A Pioneer Valley native who is admired for his inspired creativity and dynamic performance style, Sprague began performing at age 14. At the end of August, he’s off to the Thelonious Monk Institute, a prestigious jazz master’s program at UCLA directed by the legendary Herbie Hancock.

"I rarely do solo concerts," said Sprague, "but I always enjoy the challenge and freedom they present. I am thrilled to have one more opportunity to share my music with my local fans in the beautiful setting of the Center for the Arts."

Sprague heads his own trio and has worked with renowned musicians including Reggie Workman, Rashied Ali, Matt Wilson, Sheila Jordan, Charles Neville and Evelyn Harris. He is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music.

Tickets for the concert are offered on a sliding scale of $10-20 and are sold at the door. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of the performance. Payment is requested by cash or check.