July 2-3-4: Maxxtone

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Maxxtone is a four piece pop/rock band from the Springfield MA area. The band has been performing together since May of 2003. Founding members Jon Adams (drums) and Aaron Fay (vocals) have years of experience playing together in a multitude of national touring original and cover bands . This diversity along with veteran musicians Nick Cresotti (bass) and Pete Maserati (guitar) make Maxxtone and their music something everyone will want to see and hear.

July 21-22 Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

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New Orleans native Trombone Shorty is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs hip-hop beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. Together, Trombone Shorty and his band have toured the U.S. and Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, Russia and Brazil. Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the tender age of six, and toured internationally for the first time at age 12 before joining Lenny Kravitz' horn section at the age of 19 for a 105-date world tour in 2005-2006. His third outing for Verve Records, "Say That To Say This," co-produced by Shorty and R&B titan Raphael Saadiq, was released in September 2013. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released the Grammy-nominated "Backatown," followed in 2011 by "For True," which topped Billboard Magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. For more on Trombone Shorty visit http://www.tromboneshorty.com/

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