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A Week of Jazz in Newton

The Newton Jazz and Wine Festival will be holding two events this week and the Newtonville Village Day will also feature a jazz program.

The city will be swingin' this week as the annual Newton Jazz and Wine Festival is planning not one, but three days of music in Newton. 

The festivities will kick off this Thursday, Sept. 27 with a reception at Karoun Restaurant in Newtonville with renowned jazz vocalist Patrice Williamson. Newton's own Nate Aronow will open the event with his trio at 6 p.m. and Karoun owner John Erdolian will be serving food and some of the finest wines during the show.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 at the door and can be purchased online. The Newton Jazz and Wine Festival strongly urges patrons to purchase tickets in advance. 

Then, on Saturday, Sept. 29, the Newtonville Village Day, which runs from 10 a.m. - dusk, will feature free jazz performances throughout the day from the Nate Aronow Nextet, the Phil Steffen Trio, Zili Misik and the Rusty Scott Organ Group.

The Village Day will be held on Walnut Street between Austin Street and Washington Park. A full list of events is available on the Newton Community Pride website.

Rounding out the week of Jazz, the festival will host a free concert at the Jackson Homestead and Museum on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Patrons are invited to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets for the "jazz in the yard" event. 

Four groups will perform during Sunday's festival event including Cruzamente (1 p.m.), The Fred Woodward Trio (2 p.m.), The Rusty Scott Trio (3 p.m.) and Persian Blue (4 p.m.)

The rain date for the Jackson Homestead concert is Saturday, Oct. 13.

Editor's note: While the Newton Jazz and Wine Festival helped provide musicians for the event, the Newtonville Village Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 is not an official event with the Newton Jazz and Wine Festival. 

Stephen Bourassa September 24, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Nice! I'm going to all 3!

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