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SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Herbie Hancock comes to Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, N.H., for four shows in June.

From legends to rising stars, 10 shows to excite jazz fans

The summer season features a wide range of artists, from 82-year-old Herbie Hancock to 26-year-old Connie Han, plus a packed lineup at the Rockport Jazz Festival.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Wilco will be one of the headliners at this summer's Beach Road Weekend festival on Martha's Vineyard. Frontman Jeff Tweedy and drummer Glenn Kotche are shown performing with the band at Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston in 2021.

Beach Road Weekend puts Martha’s Vineyard on the summer festival map

This year’s festival features the Avett Brothers, Beck, and Wilco as headliners, along with performances by Khruangbin, Guster, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lucinda Williams, and Emmylou Harris.

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Chelsey Green and her band The Green Project will headline the second day of this year's Cambridge Jazz Festival.

After a two-year layoff, the Cambridge Jazz Festival returns with twice as much in store

A second day of live music has been added to this year's free festival July 30-31, featuring Chelsey Green and Eguie Castrillo, among other artists.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
An iconic sign — "Musicians at Play" — signals to visitors they have arrived at Marlboro Music, a celebrated summer destination for chamber music.

10 places to hear classical music with a view

From the Cape to the Berkshires and Vermont, concerts head for the hills.

SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW
Randy Newman performs at the 2021 Newport Folk Festival.

No matter what kind of music you like, there’s a festival for you this summer

Whether you're a fan of indie, folk, reggae, jazz, or hip-hop, New England has you covered.

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The John Doe Folk Trio. From left: Kevin Smith, Doe, Conrad Choucroun.

John Doe’s latest foray into folk music isn’t quite the way Woody might have done it

The X founder and frontman comes to Passim for two shows in June with the John Doe Folk Trio, but he hasn't permanently traded rock for the coffeehouse.

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Roger Daltrey (left) and  Pete Townshend led the Who in concert at the TD Garden.

The Who strike a familiar chord at TD Garden

The band's setlist largely mirrored the one from their 2019 Fenway Park show, but unlike that concert, they were held back by a muddy sound mix.

Quinn Sullivan plays the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River Friday.

New Bedford blues guitar whiz kid Quinn Sullivan is now his own guy

Mentored by Buddy Guy for most of his life — a relationship documented in the film "The Torch" — Sullivan has arrived at a time in his career “when you have to do your own thing."