« Week of December 9, 2012 »
Start: 12/09/2012 8:00 pm

Cris Williamson The holidays are fast approaching, and Cris Williamson is comin' to town for her annual December appearance at the Freight. Bonnie Raitt described her voice as "like honey on a cello" and The Boston Globe has praised her as "a brilliant composer and lyricist." Her tasteful covers and inspired originals have made her a force in the American music scene for nearly 40 years.

Start: 12/10/2012 8:00 pm

Jazzschool Institute OrchestraThe Jazzschool Institute brings to the Freight stage two diverse & talented student groups led by saxophonist and composer Michael Zilber for their end-of-the-semester performances.  The Miles Davis/Wayne Shorter Ensemble features Lu Salcedo, guitar; Christian Sullivan, piano; Matt Rhodes, piano; and Aaron Hipschman, drums.

Start: 12/11/2012 8:00 pm

Jazzschool Institute OrchestraThe Jazz Strings Chamber Ensemble lead by violinist Mads Tolling, focuses on the art of playing jazz and improvisatory mu­sic on violins, violas, cellos and double basses. The Repertoire includes material written and arranged by top composers in the jazz string world including Turtle Island Quartet, Darol Anger, Jean-Luc Ponty, Edgar Meyer and Evan Price. Latin, fiddle music, classical, pop and rock ‘n’ roll genres are also covered.

Start: 12/12/2012 8:00 pm

Jazzschool Institute OrchestraThe Latin Jazz Ensemble is based on the amalgam of styles and techniques that form and inform the multifaceted field of Latin Jazz, co-directed by John Santos and David Belove. Featuring Spencer Clarke, sax; Ryan Susoev, guitar; Sue Jewell, piano; Colin McCuen, bass; and Zachary Mondlick, drums.

Start: 12/13/2012 8:00 pm

Rob IckesJim Hurst is a guitar-playing marvel, and Rob Ickes on dobro is flat out ridiculous. Consider this: The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) has named Rob the Dobro Player of the Year 13 times! A native of Northern California, Rob moved to Nashville in 1992 and helped found the highly esteemed bluegrass band Blue Highway.

Start: 12/14/2012 8:00 pm

Christmas Jug BandThe Christmas Jug Band is a loose affiliation of local folkies, hipsters, and hardcore rock and rollers who share a love for jug band versions of cherished Christmas classics and irreverent originals like "Mistletoe Jam" and "Santa Lost a Ho." "Make no mistake," writes Paul Liberatore of the San Jose Mercury News, "the Jug Band may be jokey, but its venerable members are some of the best musicians in the Bay Area and beyond." For 36 years now, these purveyors of raucous r

Start: 12/15/2012 8:00 pm

Inspector Gadje We wouldn't dream of knocking the Nutcracker or disrespecting Santa - but if you hanker for something a little different this holiday season, consider Pomegranates & Figs: A Feast of Jewish Music brought to you by Kaila Flexer, the force behind Klezmer Mania! On this last night of Hanukah, we'll light the candles and listen to some Romani rock and Carpathian soul.