After All These Years, Jazz Giant Plans Hometown Gig


Sign in to view read count
Unless you're a musician or jazz geek, you've probably never heard of Ran Blake. But the 73-year-old pianist has more than 30 albums to his name and has played countless concerts from New York to Greece.

Tomorrow he's playing in a place that's completely new and completely familiar to him: Blake's performance at the Vernissage restaurant on Beacon Street will be his first public show in his hometown of Brookline.

“It's a wonderful, terrific street, Beacon Street," Blake said of his neighborhood. “You have hints of yuppie-ism, but you still have diversity."

And that diversity, he adds,includes such favorite spots as “places like Dalia's, the Khoa Sarn, Rani's Indian Bistro, all the different places to just get a small platter of hors d'oeuvres or dessert."

Blake, who may be best known for his jazz interpretations of film noir, also is happy “to look at the street or walk to the library at night."

Continue Reading...

This story appears courtesy of All About Jazz Publicity.
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.

Visit Website

For interview requests or more information contact .

Post a comment


View events near Boston
Jazz Near Boston
Events Guide | Venue Guide | Get App | More...

Shop Amazon

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.