Here are the dates to mark on your calendar for Martha's Vineyard in 2013 — including the Oak Bluffs Harborfest, Edgartown 4th of July parade and fireworks, Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The four-day Oak Bluffs festival of jazz and soul is a fund-raiser for kidney disease research that will also star Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Kahil El'Zabar, Roy Hargrove and James Carter as well as comedian Richard Lewis, according to an announcement.
The Tabernacle and Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs will come alive with the sounds of jazz and soul during a new four-day festival coming up in August, according to an announcement appearing on multiple websites: "'On The Vine' will take place on the island of Martha's Vineyard August 22 - 25, and will feature live performances by Kenny "BabyFace" Edmonds, jazz greats Kahil El Zabar, Roy Hargrove and James Carter, music legend and icon Smokey Robinson, comedian and kidney disease survivor Richard Lewis, Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, singer-songwriter Angie Stone and others," reports the Atlanta Daily World online. The festival is a benefit for the Rambam Health Care Campus located in Haifa, Israel and will …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Rap, hip-hop, jazz and gospel are all part of the inaugural Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference recently announced for the weekend of August 9-11, 2013.
From a Friday night concert with rapper Big Daddy Kane and R&B performer Joe to a Sunday jazz and gospel brunch, African American music is the theme for a new festival recently announced for August 9-11. The Martha's Vineyard Summer Madness Music Festival and Conference will feature "all genres of African American music and the business of making that music," according to the website mvsummermadness.com, which continues: "The events are open to the general public (with ticket purchase) and we have secured a high powered business of music panel and several shows over the course of the weekend." Panelists named on the website include: On a Facebook event listing for the conference, Oak Bluffs resident Skip Finley is named as moderator for …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Updated June 16: Here are the dates to mark on your calendar for Martha's Vineyard in 2013 — including the Oak Bluffs Harborfest, Edgartown 4th of July parade and fireworks, Illumination Night and the Agricultural Fair.
What's happening on Martha's Vineyard in 2013? Plenty! Here's a round-up of dates to remember for the months ahead. If you have something we should add, please tell us in the comments and remember that our you're always welcome to post events in our calendar for free at marthasvineyard.patch.com/events/new. Is there something we missed or got wrong? Do you have an event to add? Leave a comment below, and make sure you've posted your event in our calendar for all to see. It's a free service and Facebook login is available. Stay Patched in all year long! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Festival founder and executive producer John Lee announced Wednesday that the 2013 event is canceled. The Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival will return in 2014, Lee posted on Facebook.
The following status update from John Lee was posted Wednesday on the Facebook page of the Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival: Today was a tough day as executive producer and founder of the 1st Annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival. I had to inform our advisory board via conference call that we will not be producing the 3rd annual MVJF in 2013 and will focus on our 2014 festival production. Although our efforts over the last two years have received phenomenal support from islanders as well as the islands seasonal visitors, our efforts have fallen short of raising the necessary resources to continue to produce the festival in 2013. We will instead focus on our 2014 production to continue what we think will still be one of the finest jazz …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Jazz pianist Jason Moran will perform Monday August 6, 2012 as part of the MV Jazz Fest Jazz Club lineup.
Jason Moran is an artist to look out for during the 2nd Annual Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival. Since being signed to Blue Note Records, Moran has put out several ablums with his group, Bandwagon and has received several awards. The Bandwagon consists of three musicians. Moran, bassist Tarus Mateen, and drummer Nasheet Waits. The group is known for being unique. Improvising has earned the group the reputation as being "the future of jazz." In 2002, Moran recieved the Guiness Rising Star Award at the Cork Jazz Festival for his solo record, Modernistic. In 2003, the New York Times named The Bandwagon "the best new rhythm section in jazz." In 2005, Moran received the first ever Playboy Jazz Artist of the Year Award. Today, Moran is the …
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Grammy Award Winning Terri Lyne Carrington will be performing at the Tabernacle on August 4th.
Terri Lyne Carrington is one of the featured artists at the 2nd Annual Martha’s Vineyard Jazz Festival. Carrington is a drummer, composer and producer who toured for 20 years with famous names like Herbie Hancock, Clark Terry, and Dianne Reeves. She worked as the house drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show in the 80s and the drummer for VIBE, hosted by Sinbad, in the 90s. She has put out four solo recordings, produced 13, and has been featured on several dozen albums. In July 2011, Carington released her Grammy winning album, "The Mosaic Project" (Best Jazz Vocal Album). She produced the 14-song set which features some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades including Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Portuguese American Club held its annual Festival of the Holy Ghost this past Saturday and Sunday in Oak Bluffs.
The legend goes that in the 1300s Queen Isabelle saw that her people were starving in Portugal. “She would try to feed the poor. And that’s where the soup comes from," explained Festival of the Holy Ghost attendee, Peg Pacheco. "And actually the legend goes that she hid bread in her skirt. And when her husband asked her what she was carrying, she said “flowers” and when she opened her skirt, there were roses. So it was a miracle. She also took her crown and put it on the peasants. So for a day they claimed that the people were in charge." Depending on who you ask, there are slight variations on the story. But some traditions are steadfast. This weekend, residents and visitors alike celebrated Martha's Vineyard's deep Portuguese heritage at…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The annual Summer Poetry Festival at Featherstone started the season with an event featuring three poets laureate from West Tisbury and Edgartown.
The Pathways - Featherstone Summer Festival of Poetry hosted three poets laureate under the summer tent at Featherstone Center for the Arts last night. Featherstone’s Executive Director, Ann Smith, explained that this was a huge event for Featherstone since it includes local poets. "West Tisbury has been on the track for some time now. They really set the tone for the Poets Laureate," she said. Local poets laureate Fan Ogilvie and Justen Ahren have been coordinating the summer poetry festival for the past seven years. Ahren, West Tisbury's newest poet laureate explained, "We always like to throw in some local poets and this year because there's poet laureates in several of the towns, we decided to do a poets laureate reading.” The …