Live Music Nightly! – Always FREE
A quarter century after the legendary Sandy’s Jazz Revival closed its doors, Beverly, MA is once again on the musical map. Downbeat Magazine has named Chianti Jazz Lounge as one of their top great jazz rooms in the world for the past fuve years! Join us in celebrating Beverly’s return to jazz prominence.
Chianti’s Spring Music Schedule
Tuesday – Thursday… 8pm-11pm
Friday & Saturday …9pm-Midnight
Try Chianti’s 2 – Course $20 Menu.
(Available Monday thru Wednesday)
Great eats to enjoy while you are listening to some of the regions best musicians!
follow us on Twitter @ChiantiJazzBev
Music Calendar 2014
Deb and Jeff are true veterans of jazz, and have been performing for several decades both solo and with world renowned artists. Jeff, a Berklee College of music faculty member used to perform with the famous Buddy Rich Big Band. Larkin and Stout always perform a great show here at Chianti and we're honored to have them back.
TRIBUTE TO LESTER YOUNG
A father daughter tribute to the great musical dialogue of Billie Holiday and Lester Young, featuring:
Melissa Shetler – Vocals
Scott Shetler – Tenor Sax and Clarinet
Bass Sven Larson
Drums Benny Benson
Family is family. Sometimes it’s the family you’re born into and sometimes it’s the family you choose, but it’s always family, and as such the bonds run deep. Bonded by blood, or common language, inside jokes, physical traits, and for many - shared musical experiences. Billie Holiday and Lester Young became family. They recognized a common expression in each other, and you can hear that in the music when they performed together.
As a horn player, Lester brought be-bop into much of his soloing, but when it came to backing Billie it was the breathy lyricism and laid back rhythmic phrasing that always came across to me. It’s as if Lester is singing the song back to her. And in return she allows herself to take on the freedom of a horn, often avoiding stating the original melody altogether in exchange for her own emotional interpretation.
So here we are years later, my father and I, revisiting those voices and their dialogue, and listening for the nuance in their communication while exploring our own. I thinks as artists we both have moved past those early days of mimicry and are always working on developing a genuine and unique tone and expression, and just as the speech patterns and expressions of our parents and early surroundings never leave us, neither do those early musical influences.
Melissa Bolling returns tonight with her amazing band. Don't miss this one. Her beautiful voice will soothe your soul!
Melissa Bolling effortlessly merges soul, jazz, and R&B styles. Her live performances are intimate and personal, letting her audience in as if each venue were in her own living room.
"My goal is just to let people feel like they have gotten to know me a little bit and to create an atmosphere where the audience feels good and wants to experience it again. " -Melissa Bolling
Justin Piper and his trio return tonight from 8-11pm.
Alison began playing piano at the age of 4. By age 18 she changed to the bass guitar and started playing rock, blues and later jazz. At Berklee College of Music in Boston, Alison studied electric bass under Rich Appleman and Bruce Gertz. After graduating in 1994, she began freelancing in the Boston area and soon built a reputation as a versatile player and soloist on electric bass. Later Alison studied more advanced jazz improvisation with the great jazz guru Charlie Banacos from 2002-2005. Alison has shared the stage or supported such great artists such as Joan Armatrading, Jerry Marotta (drummer for Peter Gabriel) and more. Alison regularly performs in the Boston and New England area with her own project, The Alison Keslow Group. Alison released her solo CD “Between Earth and Sky” in 2003 which received air play throughout New England. Her latest album "Bass Dharma" recorded in 2014 highlights her original jazz compositions with a signature solid groove and smart melodies, recently reviewed by Bill Copeland Music News.
The Drum Shop North Shore
457 Rantoul St. Beverly, MA.
Enjoy this video from “Headshaft” Live at Chianti!
DAVID HIDALGO (LOS LOBOS) sitting in with Four Piece Suit.
Efrem Towns (Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
“The room has a great vibe, just like a NY jazz club or even a Blues Alley in DC. My band and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening, the intimate setting and the supportive patrons. Keep the faith Rich!”
Saxophonist Elan Trotman