The David Arteaga Quartet + Open Jazz Jam ≈ May 7th, Start 9pm/ Doors 9pm



Don’t miss the short opening set at 9PM with our spectacular House-Band:

Dave Fox – Drums 

Max Ridley – Bass  

Plamen Karadonev – Piano  

David Arteaga – Saxophones

The Jam is quite busy lately; it is recommended to arrive by 9 PM or a bit before to sign up if you want to play.

We started this Jazz Jam at the Lilypad in October 2014.

Since that time this event has steadily developed into a vibrant + convivial scene, welcoming to all lovers of this great American Art-form. There is a special feeling of openness + generosity at this Jam Session: creativity thrives in a challenging + supportive atmosphere; this beautiful listening room and the excellent people who fill it every other Sunday provide just such an environment.

Come on down and be a part of it!

continuing 1st + 3rd (+5th) SUNDAY of every month

at the LILYPAD – 1353 Cambridge St, Inman Sq. Cambridge


Wine + local craft beer available

FREE PARKING on Sunday in the Municipal lot on Springfield St.

$8 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 9pm

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The Alchemists ≈ May 9th, Start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm

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THE ALCHEMISTS are a Boston area band of free form, genre-crossing jazz musicians devoted to the art of collective improvisation. Our music offers a spicy concoction of improvised, melody-driven, inventively original songs that weave together avant-garde jazz, standards, Latin rhythms, Indian beats, chamber music and other far-flung styles into a surprisingly eclectic whole. “Journey To The East,” our second CD, is a compilation of selected tracks recorded live at previous Lilypad appearances.

Matt Langley – Saxophones, Bass Clarinet 

Matt Langley

Matt teaches at Shaker Road School (Concord, NH) and is on the faculties of the Portsmouth (NH) Music and Arts Center and the Concord (NH) Community Music School. He performs widely around Boston and the Maine-NH seacoast in such bands as In Ears ’n Eyes, Sojoy, Mother Superior and the Sliding Royales and Ourbigband and has recorded with the Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet and the Charlie Kohlhase Quintet, among others.

Jerry Leake – Percussion

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Associate Professor of Percussion at Berklee College of Music and faculty member at the New England Conservatory; Jerry is a founding member of the world-music ensemble Natraj and Club d’Elf; he authored eight widely used texts on North and South Indian, West African, Latin American percussion, and rhythm theory.

Dennis Livingston – Flute, Sopranino and Alto Recorders

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As a composer/lyricist of cabaret and jazz songs, Dennis’ work has appeared in four ASCAP-MAC Songwriter Showcases in New York, while revues of his songs have been presented in Boston, Washington, DC, and New York. As a performer, Dennis has been an improvising jazz flutist for many years.

Bob Nieske – Bass

Bob Nieske

Professor of the Practice in Jazz at Brandeis University and on the faculty of New England Conservatory; Bob’s compositions have been performed around the world by his own groups, The Either Orchestra, Matt Wilson and Jimmy Giuffre 4; he has performed with Charlie Byrd, Eartha Kitt, Dakota Stayton, John Blake, Richie Cole and Larry Coryell and recorded with Alan Dawson, Dave Grisman, Stephane Grappelli and George Russell, among others.

Randy Roos – Guitar

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Advance Tickets

$10 Cover @ the Door (or Advance) / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

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The Digi-Pendent Film Festival ≈ May 11th, Start 8pm/ Doors 7:30pm


The Digi-Pendent Film Festival is a celebration of No-Budget Film-making in the 21st century.  Featuring both fictional and documentary shorts, these works were achieved through the affordable medium of smart-phones, laptops and borrowed equipment. And each cinematic piece offers an intimate reflection of the artist’s own experience, be it a romantic entanglement, political conflict or social endeavor.

Featured Artists include: Kristina Kehrer, Rock Louis, Tim Blevins and Siobhan Landry

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$6 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

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Macayú Trio ≈ May 12th, Start: 8pm/ Doors: 7:30pm


Macayú Trio’s music lives at the intersection of cultures and continents. Bold and spirited improvisers, with a technical refinement betraying  their European classical roots, Yulia, Catherine and Maxim weave a sonic tapestry of the Americas and Eastern Europe.

Yulia Musayelyan – flutes

Catherine Bent – cello

Maxim Lubarsky – piano

$15 Cover @ the Door / Doors Open @ 7:30pm

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Timbila with Chartwell Dutiro – A Night of Music from Zimbabwe and Beyond ≈ May 13th, Start 7:30pm/ Doors 7pm

Afropop Night Live Presents…




TIMBILA blazes ecstatic African rock with an East Village edge. The trance of African spirit possession merges with the trance of free-spirited head-bangers. The surreal buzzing beauty of timbila (Chopi xylophone, Mozambique) and hypnotic dream melodies of mbira (Shona thumb piano, Zimbabwe) soar with stinging guitar riffs and sassy celestial vocals in grooves that are deeply funky, fierce and danceable. No other band sounds like TIMBILA.

Chartwell Dutiro

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

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