Apr
17
9:00 PM21:00

Ethan K Band at Ryles

Time to funk up some jazz tunes, jazz up some pop tunes, and pop open a can of whoop ass! It's the Ethan K Band..

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing/ hearing these cats:
Isabel Stover- vocals
Alex Lee-Clark- trumpet
Aaron Gratzmiller- tenor saxophone
Dan Fox- trombone
Myself- guitar
Brian Friedland- piano/ keys
Pat Speece- bass
Jim Johanson- drums

Rock and Roll! Or whatever the jazz equivalent of that is...

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Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

K2 @ Rumpy's Tavern

The boys are back in town- the classic father/son jazz duo is now rocking every second friday of the month, and it's about that time of the month! (Context is everything)

K2 is myself on guitar and Peter K AKA "pops' on electric bass. Party on, Pete!

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Mar
13
8:00 PM20:00

K2 @ Rumpy's Tavern

It's been a long a cold, lonely winter (but maybe now the smiles will be returning to their faces, perhaps?) and we are ready to get back at it!

K2 is a double dose of vitamin K (some might say overdose) With my Pops, Peter K on vocals and bass, and myself on guitar, we will rock out like there's no tomorrow. Even though chances are pretty good there will be. It's an expression, roll with it. 

We will rock out some jazz standards and maybe some familiar non-jazz tunes (we don't discriminate) and in general are looking to behave like two wild and crazy guys!

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

EulipiaJazz at Arlington's ArtLounge

Back at the Art Lounge! Here's the excerpt from the Artlounge website:

Join us for a night of jazz standards and original compositions.  Bring your creative spirit and paint, draw, sketch, doodle or write some poetry while you let the sounds of jazz wash over you.

Scott Samenfeld - Bass

Ethan K - Guitar

Karen Gruber - Congas and Percussion

Later in the evening, we will be joined by Todd Brunel on bass clarinet!

 

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Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

K2 @ Rumpy's Tavern

The father/son duo strikes again! Winter's always a good time to grab a warm drink (I'm sure Troy makes good warm drinks, this bartender can do anything), and curl up, or cut loose. Or do whatever it is you do when you rock out to some live jazz, because although this is a father/son duo, this ain't your grandpa's jazz. We throw down.

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Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

K2 @ Rumpy's Tavern

My pops and I have our nose back on the grind stone learning new (and old) tunes/songs, to keep making something fresh for our cozy Berkshires crowd. As always, Peter K (Aka Pops) on 5 string bass and vocals, myself playing guitar, and maybe sing a couple as well. We may or not have a special surprise guest....

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Nov
7
to Nov 8

Ethan K Band @ Ryles Jazz Club

I'm happy to have my 6 piece "groove-jazz" (whatever that means) back doing the Ryles scene again. This should be night to remember, featuring all sorts of new tunes, guests, and featured vocalists.

Alex Lee-Clark- trumpet
Aaron Gratzmiller- soprano and tenor saxophones
Ethan K- guitar
Brian Friedland- keys/piano
Pat Speece- electric bass
James Johanson- drums

Featured vocalists:
Isabel Stover
Anahi Chicaiza
and for the first time, joining my band, my dad, Peter K (the original K)

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Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

K2 is Back!! At the Starving Artist Cafe

After nearly a year- long hiatus, K2, the musical collaboration between me and my dad will pick up again, with pops on electric bass and myself on guitar, both doing a little vocals. We cover a wide range of jazz and stuff (rock, funk, latin) and have as much fun as possible as we explore our shared musical interests.

The next day I will helping Dan Fox as he hosts the Morningside Music Studio Summer Jazz Weekend Retreat in Colrain, MA. It should be a blast! Here's more info:

http://www.morningsidemusicstudio.com/jazz-retreat--summer-workshops.html

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Ethan K Band @ Johnny D's with Malabar and Bees Deluxe
Jun
4
8:30 PM20:30

Ethan K Band @ Johnny D's with Malabar and Bees Deluxe

For my first performance at Johnny D's, I'm happy to following some great bands, Malabar and Bees Deluxe.

I've got all the usual suspects:

Aaron Gratzmiller- tenor saxophone
Dan Fox- trombone
Marcella Camargo Silva- vocals
Pat Speece- bass
Ethan K- guitar
James Johanson- drums

And we'll be rocking til the early morning

8:30pm- Malabar
9:30- Bees Deluxe
10:30pm- Ethan K Band

The Ethan K Band is a blend of jazz, hip hop, funk, reggae and other groovy sounds, and brings some freshness to some familiar songs: some jazz standards, some pop tunes, and some originals. Something for everyone!

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Apr
13
3:30 PM15:30

Brasilica! - A Trip to Brazil and Back

  • Brasilica! @ Arlington Senior Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Thanks to funding from the Arlington Cultural Council, this all-ages concert will be free and open to the public. 

I'll be hosting the event, and briefly discuss and contextualize the music before each song, so this will be an educational event as well as entertainment. A personal side note -though I'm no expert on Brazilian music, I have been seriously studying it the last couple years, as I've been taken by it's rhythmic groove and harmonic beauty, among other things. The range of the music of this large and diverse country is difficult to cover in a couple hours, but that won't stop us from doing some exploring. More importantly, it won't stop me from sharing a little bit of the love I have for this music.

Marcella Camargo- vocals
Rich Greenblatt- vibraphone
Ethan K- guitar
Derek Van Wormer- bass
Pat Gaulin- drums

The event was moved to the Arlington Senior Center, but the space is top-notch, this should be a good time, and a lot different than most gigs I've played in retirement homes :)

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Marcella Camargo @ Tres Gatos
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Marcella Camargo @ Tres Gatos

  • Marcella Camargo Silva @ Tres Gatos (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

My colleague Derek Van Wormer (bass) and myself (guitar) will be backing the very talented Marcella Camargo. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Marcella will be bringing with her the beautiful sounds of Brazil, but she's also fluent in the language of jazz and the American Songbook. Combine that with the cozy atmosphere of Tres Gatos, and it's bound to be a pleasant experience.

Plus, no cover!

 

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Jan
14
8:00 PM20:00

Trio w/ Rich Greenblatt and Derek Van Wormer at Centre Street Sanctuary

If I've ever played jazz that with as much entertainment value as when I play with Rich Greenblatt on vibes, I can't remember, or it just wasn't as damn good sounding. I'll be doing my best the blend my guitar with the vibe, pun intended.

And joining us on bass, my new very astute associate, Derek Van Wormer.

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Ethan K Band at Ryles
Jan
10
to Jan 11

Ethan K Band at Ryles

  • Ethan K band @ Ryles Jazz Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ethan K Band was formed with the goal of making music for both sides of the brain. Playing hard hitting grooves, the band plays a fresh brand of jazz-funk that still keeps the charm and harmonic sophistication of 'straight ahead' jazz.

Aaron Gratzmiller- tenor and soprano saxophones
Dan Fox- trombone
Ethan K- guitar
Pat Speece- bass
Jim Johanson- drums

Guest starring vocalist Dayna Brown

Also, watch out for special guest musicians!

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Dec
28
11:00 AM11:00

Jazz Brunch at Tres Gatos featuring Joe Raia

  • Jazz Brunch at Tres Gatos featuring Joe Raia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Last but certainly not least, saxophonist Joe Raia is going to come and play notes while I play those things where there's multiple notes at a time..... oh yeah chords! Chords..... that was the word I was thinking of.
 
Joe Raia is another one of Boston's finest. We're going to beautiful your face off.

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Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

Jazz Brunch at Tres Gatos Featuring Rich Greenblatt

  • Jazz Brunch featuring Rich Greenblatt (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The "resident rhythm section"- consisting of myself on guitar and Pat Gaulin on "brushysnare"- will be backing our regular returning badass player- Rich Greenblatt!

Rich is a phenomenal vibraphonist, and in his repeated visits to our Tres Gatos jazz brunch, he's created not only a great sound, but an atmosphere of learning and development for us young-uns.

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Nov
30
11:00 AM11:00

Jazz Brunch at Tres Gatos featuring Alex Lee-Clark

A close neighbor to Tres Gatos, we'll be getting a visit this week from our friendly neighborhood trumpeter, Alex Lee-Clark. I'll be working on my accompaniment chops until then....... 

I'm also pumped (as always) to have my capable colleague, Pat Gaulin, come and swing heavy with just a snare and two brushes. Brushysnare!

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Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Jazz Brunch at Tres Gatos featuring Rich Greenblatt

Vibraphonist extraordinaire and Berklee Ear Training professor Rich Greenblatt will joining us at the the Saturday Tres Gatos jazz brunch. He's a seasoned pro, and was my Ear Training professor at Berklee, also this guy's a mean drummer to boot.
 
And as always, my associate Pat Gaulin is also a mean drummer and he brings a whole bunch to the brunch with just a snare and two brushes. Brushysnare!
 
 

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