Remembering ‘Harmonica’ Tom Boland


We were deeply saddened to learn last week of the passing of our friend Tom Boland. Musician, poet and community leader. Tom was a champion of creativity, expression and human connection and a vital part of the Inman Square community. He was always a source of support and inspiration and he will be missed terribly. 

A celebration and remembrance of his life will take place at 1221 Cambridge St., top floor, Community Room on Saturday, October 22nd from 2pm-6pm.

Ned Porter + Psymon Spine ≈ October 22nd / 6pm


Ned Porter Album Release Party: After two years of performing in HAP, Ned Porter is releasing his debut album, Autumn Feeling. Blending samples from his parent’s records with drum machines and found sound, his music calls out to both the modern day beat-making of Tune Yards and the pop structure of The Kinks. 

Come join Ned Porter and special guests Psymon Spine on Saturday, October 22nd at The Lilypad. All attendees will get a download code with their $10 cover…and possibly banana bread.

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 6pm

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Mili Bermejo & Dan Greenspan – Album Release ≈ October 23rd / 3pm


Mili Bermejo and Dan Greenspan return to Lilypad Inman to celebrate the release of their first all-duo recording in two decades, Arte del Dúo (Ediciones Pentagrama). A varied collection of 12 songs, specially crafted for this intimate combination of voice and double bass, this music was honed here in front of live audiences during the pair’s longstanding monthly residency and then recorded at WGBH’s renowned Fraser Performance Studio by Antonio Oliart. Esteemed jazz writer Bob Blumenthal calls the result, which represents the culmination of a personal and professional partnership that spans the past 35 years, “one of the year’s major events.”

$15 Cover ($10 Students) @ the Door / Doors Open @ 3pm

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The Dylan Jack Quartet ≈ October 23rd / 6pm


The Dylan Jack Quartet. A brand new quartet in the Boston area that performs original compositions and free improvisations featuring Todd Brunel, Eric Hofbauer, Tony Leva, and Dylan Jack. This evening will feature music from their first record to be released in early 2017.

Todd Brunel, bass clarinet

Eric Hofbauer, guitar

Tony Leva, bass

Dylan Jack, drums

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 6pm

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Joe Hunt Quartet ≈ October 23rd / 8:30pm


In the early 1960s, Joe Hunt performed and recorded alongside the late George Russell, with releases on Decca and Riverside. Hunt joined The Stan Getz Quartet in 1964, recording several releases on Verve, then was a member of the Bill Evans Trio from 1966-1967. The remainder of the 1960s found Hunt performing or recording with several other jazz luminaries including Chet Baker, Eric Dolphy, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer, and the late Herb Pomeroy.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Hunt was a member of The National Jazz Ensemble, led jazz groups with John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Santi Debriano, and toured with quartets of Red Rodney and Hal McKusick.

The 1990s, and beyond, have included membership in The Smithsonian Jazz Masters Orchestra, with former NEC president Gunther Schuller, performances with Kenny Burrell, Joe Lavano, Joanne Brackeen, and Tal Farlow, as well as recordings with the Bert Seager Quintet, and also, Trio.

Joe Hunt, drums

Brian Levy, tenor saxophone

Jimin Park, piano

Bruce Kang, bass

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 8pm

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