OK, the Grammy Awards were handed out last night. As expected – and deservedly so – Adele walked away the big winner with a half dozen golden gramophones in her arms.
Looking through the list of winners – the great majority of which were handed out during the pre-televised portion of the ceremonies – precious few of them are scheduled to bring their musical talents to Nippertown any time soon.
Here’s who’s coming where and when:
The two-time Grammy winner at last night’s ceremonies – Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Jazz Instrumental Album – is scheduled to make a pair of different concert appearances in town during the coming months. He’ll be playing a solo piano concert at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 4. (Tix are $35.) Corea will also team up with jazz vibraphone veteran Gary Burton and the Harlem String Quartet at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox at 8pm on Sunday, August 26. (Tix are $19-$63.)
The jazz bassist won last night’s Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, but he’ll be bringing a considerably smaller combo to Tanglewood in Lenox, when the Christian McBride Trio takes the stage at Ozawa Hall at 8pm on Sunday, August 19. (Tix are $18-$53). McBride will also be performing with a slightly larger group, Inside Straight, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, June 30. (Tix $TBA).
Woodstock’s own veteran roots rocker took home another Best Americana Album Grammy Award last night – his third consecutive solo album to earn a Grammy – and he’ll be leading the Levon Helm Band in concert at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Friday, March 2. David Wax Museum opens the show. (Tix are $37.50, $47.50 & $57.50.)