The Fringe ≈ May 29th, Start 10:30pm/ Doors 10pm


George Garzone, saxophone

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Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. The group has released three albums. A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band and attended music school in Boston. In addition Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z and John Patitucci among others.

Garzone is well-known as a sought-after jazz educator, currently teaching at the Berklee College of Music.  He has also previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, Northeastern University and the New School University. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach and students of his have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, Mark Turner, Donny McCaslin, Doug Yates and Danilo Perez, to name a few.

In 1995 he recorded a fine tribute to Stan Getz on NYC called Alone; Four’s and Two’s followed a year later with compatriot Joe Lovano which earned him four stars in Downbeat magazine, and in 1999 Garzone returned with Moodiology. Fringe in New York was released in summer 2000. He is a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, and performed and recorded with this group at the Village Vanguard in September 2002. George is endorsed by Rico Reeds, JodyJazz mouthpieces and R. S. Berkeley musical instruments.

Bob Gullotti, drums


Bob Gullotti is an experienced performer and teacher with a highly successful background as a professional musician, gaining acclaim both in the U.S. and abroad for unique creativity interpretive technique, and technical performance quality. His experience includes tours of Europe, South America, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, and the United States with his own band and with such well-known artists as Gary Bartz and Eddie Henderson. Bob has performed with such jazz notables as J.J. Johnson, John Abercrombie, George Mraz, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, Eddie Gomez, Tom Harrell, Mike Mainieri, Mose Allison, John Medeski, John Patitucci, Bob Brookmeyer, and Miroslav Vitous. Bob performed with the rock group Phish. His band, The Fringe, is a four-time recipient of the Boston Music Awards #1 Jazz Act Award. He has over fifty recordings to his credit and currently his band has a multi-record release contract with Soul Note Records, one of the top jazz labels in the world.

John Lockwood, bass


Acoustic and electric bassist John Lockwood has toured the U.S. and Europe with Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, the Mel Lewis Big Band, and The Fringe. He has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, MIT Symphony, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Toots Thielemans, Stan Getz, and Art Farmer.

$15 cover ($10 Students) @ the door / Doors open @ 10pm

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Scott Tarulli ≈ May 31st, Start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm


Aside from spending time as a busy Boston local sideman and touring artist, Scott performs live and records with players like Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Mark Egan, Ira Coleman, Nile Rodgers, Steve Gadd, Abe Laboriel, The Temptations, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Peter Eldridge, Guthrie Govan, to name a few.

Scott is also a Professor of guitar at renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston where he teaches private students and professional guitar labs.

His touring schedule includes live performances, master classes, and various clinics. Tarulli has performed in various cities and countries – LA, Paris, Umbria(Italy), London, Nashville, New York and all around the east name a few.

Scott has released three albums under his own name: “Transitions”(2002) and “September in Boston: Live”(2004) and “Anytime, Anywhere” (2012). and a lengthy discography as a sideman.

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

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An Evening with Francine Reed ≈ June 1st, Start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm

Longtime “foreground” singer with Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson and Delbert McClinton, the force of nature that is Francine Reed brings her own show and band to the Lilypad on Thursday, June 1st @ 8pm. A gracious and seasoned performer, Francine brings the house down each and every night with class, style, humor and above all else a love for the music that is hard to deny.


Born in Chicago and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Francine Reed has had a passion for singing since her early childhood. She began singing professionally with her family’s gospel group when she was five. “I always say I was born singing,” Reed has said in a biographical release. “I can still remember my first performance when I was a 3-year-old in my aunt’s church. I used to listen to rehearsals with her gospel choir and I’d sing ‘I Wanna See Jesus’ in front of the congregation…It’s a natural, God-given talent.”

After marrying young, the everyday struggles of life kept Reed from pursuing her dream of singing full-time until her children were older. Fortunately, she was able to sing in local jazz clubs and at various functions in Phoenix. She became known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, and delivered an eclectic blend of jazz, blues, and R&B. Well known as the “foreground” singer in Lyle Lovett’s Large Band, Francine has also collaborated and shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Miles Davis, Etta James, Smokey Robinson, and the Crusaders.

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$15-25 Cover @ the Door (or Advance) / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

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Brian Carpenter & The Confessions + The Wrong Shapes ≈ June 2nd, Start: 7:30pm/ Doors: 7pm

Brian Carpenter & The Confessions


“The debut record by The Confessions is a fitting soundtrack to an episode of True Detective or a David Lynch film…an unpredictable, but fascinating listen”
— UTNE Reader
“Brian Carpenter & The Confessions exude the sort of dignified darkness you would expect given the company he keeps…bound to become a big name”
— Chris DeVille, Stereogum

The Wrong Shapes



“The Wrong Shapes display musical ingenuity…eclectically sterling”
— Michael Marotta, Vanyaland


$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7pm

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Darwin Deez + Camino 84 + Sidney Gish ≈ June 3rd, Start 6pm/ Doors 5:30pm

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Indie rock stars and amateur dance team Darwin Deez make a special and intimate appearance at the Lilypad, hosted by local favorites Camino 84 (“Fresh-faced disco revivalist” – Vanyaland) and Sidney Gish (“Markedly self-assured and playfully absurd” – Allston Pudding).

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PHAROS – Beacon ≈ June 4th, Start 5pm/ Doors 4:30pm

A new quartet formed by four New England-based saxophonists, PHAROS present their first full recital, “Beacon”, at the Lilypad, Inman Square. The quartet bring their backgrounds of classical training and contemporary performance to Cambridge, sharing a portfolio of pieces that chronicle both tradition and modern life.

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Buzzwords in brief:

French Classical
A multimedia exhibition on evangelism in Brooklyn
Catalonian folk tunes
A set of arias on the AIDS crisis of the early 1990s
The National Parks


Jennifer Bill, soprano saxophone
Amy McGlothlin, alto saxophone

Emily Cox, tenor saxophone
Zach Schwartz, baritone saxophone

$10 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 4:30pm

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