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November 2019

Grace Kelly

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Featured by Vanity Fair as a millennial shaking up the jazz world, Kelly’s state-of-the-art brand of electro jazz-pop and inventive digital content are pushing her to the forefront of the fusion scene, alongside names like Snarky Puppy, Jacob Collier, Cory Henry, Robert Glasper, Jon Batiste, and Too Many Zooz. The Los Angeles by-way-of-Brookline saxophonist has created a sound and style heady enough to satisfy hard-core jazz fans while also providing enough pop and groove flair to appeal to a wider audience.

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Matt Nakoa

November 3 @ 7:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

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Blue Note 80th

November 7 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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James Carter | Kandace Springs | James Francies The iconic jazz label, Blue Note Records, is celebrating its 80th birthday, and to mark that milestone has created a national tour featuring some of the hottest jazz artists on their roster including the James Carter Organ Trio, vocalist Kandace Springs and pianist James Francies. “As we celebrate our 80th birthday, our underlying aesthetic and traditions of authenticity, artistry and coolness remain intact. This show reflects the vibrant and diverse State of Jazz and…

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Small Glories

November 8 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies.  With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, Cara Luft (former member of the Wailin Jenny’s) and JD Edwards, have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs.

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Capitol Steps

November 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Having been poking fun at the D.C. establishment for over 35 years, The Capitol Steps have elevated political satire to an art form.  Before The Daily Show, Full Frontal, and The Colbert Report, this Washington, DC-based comedy troupe gave audience laugh cramps with their bipartisan lampooning.

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Lucia Micarelli

November 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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A supremely gifted classical crossover artist, violinist (and vocalist) Lucia Micarelli makes her Rockport debut while touring on the heels of her widely acclaimed PBS special. After stints touring with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and Barbara Streisand, as well as landing a lead role in HBO’s prestige drama Treme, Micarelli is now primed to show the world her unique and powerful classical/pop hybrid sound.

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Jane Monheit

November 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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A vocalist with remarkable virtuosity and innate interpretative skills, Jane Monheit puts her own unique touch on beloved jazz standards, classic torch songs and contemporary pop. A two-time Grammy nominee and second place winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, Jane’s most recent album The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, was released by her own Emerald City Records, and showcases the warmth and joy of Ella’s music.

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Curtis on Tour: Vera Quartet & Meng-Chieh Liu, piano

November 17 @ 3:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The Vera Quartet, a dynamic ensemble that just performed as part of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival’s dramatic Opening Night, are returning.  Winners of the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, the Vera Quartet is currently the String Quartet in Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music. The Quartet joins with pianist Meng-Chieh Liu (Curtis professor) to perform a program of Beethoven, Franck and a new work especially commissioned for this tour by David Hertzberg.

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David Benoit Christmas

November 29 @ 8:00 pm
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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In 1965, the first ever “Peanuts” animated special took place. It was a landmark event and it was the start of a tradition that would continue year after year.  Now, over 50 years later, Contemporary Jazz Piano Legend, David Benoit along with acclaimed Vocalist, Sara Gazarek, is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history, with a “David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown With Special Guest Sara Gazarak.”

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Small Business Saturday & Fair Saturday

November 30
2019 Christmas in Rockport

Rockport's artists, shopkeepers, restaurateurs and innkeepers invite you to celebrate the 10th annual Small Business Saturday with us in Rockport.  Find locally crafted, hand-made gifts at Rockport's unique array of independently owned shops and galleries. Come and shop at the stores that have served Rockport's residents and visitors for generations, and discover so much more that is new in our community as well. Watch candy canes and fudge being made in traditional ways, and get an early, tasty start on…

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