Grammy nominated pianist and arranger Christian Jacob returns to Boston for this one time engagement with John Lockwood on bass and Marcello Pellitteri on drums. Stepping away from his long stint with the Tierney Sutton Band and his work with Broadway legend Betty Buckley, Christian will be performing selections from his new solo piano release and his earlier trio recordings. It's sure to be an evening of great jazz.
18 Piece Hammond Organ Powered Original Funk/Soul/Hip Hop/Jazz Big Band. This is not your daddy's big band!! (unless your daddy is James Brown!)
Featuring a rotating cast including Aaron Bellamy, Amy Bellamy, Sam Gilman, Beau Sasser, Jeff Lockhart, Steve Fell, Ted Sullivan, Pete Levesque, Mark Zaleski, Mike Tucker, Dino Govoni, Paul Lieberman, Jared Sims, Jeff Galindo, Ben Griffin, Brian Thomas, Clayton DeWalt, Angel Subero, Yaure Muniz, Alex Lee-Clark, Doug Olsen, Tren Austin, & Eric Bloom.
John Hanifin - Cellos, Lead Vocals and Compositions
Brandon H. Allen - Keyboards, Vocals
Trevor Pitts - Drums
Louis Andre Ochoa - Bass
Corey Sanchez - Guitar
"This music is a representation of the human experience," says a fan, and it truly is. These five Bostonians have come together to create a sound that transcends the boundaries of today's music with hopes that they will forever change the music industry. And with the cello at the helm in this ensemble, how can they not?
One Moe Time is a 7-piece funk, soul and Motown band featuring guaranteed get up off your seat and groove music spanning several decades. Who else performs a Commodores/Santana medley before breaking into the funkiest renditions of Stevie Wonders biggest hits or soulful versions of Tower of Power classics along with a sprinkling of Chicago, Blood Sweat And Tears, and CCR?
Layth (violin) and Naseem (cello) are both recent graduates from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with performance degrees and both have collaborated with many different artists throughout their career, and now is the time to do something for themselves.
TarBone is a project featuring guitarist/vocalist Mike Duke and trombonist Dan Fox. The infectious grooves of New Orleans are the backbone of the band with covers of artists such as the Meters and Earl King, with a trombone and sax front line reminiscent of the Crusaders. The mix includes original jazz, funk and blues.
Rounding out the band are some of Boston's top-shelf players including Bill Vint on sax, Barry Lit on drums, Jesse Williams on bass, and Steve Heck on keys.
Paa Seck Diery - Lead vocals, Sabar Drums, Compositions
Charlie Feliz - Guitar
Hiro Sakaba - Bass
Giuseppe Paradiso - Drums
Kofi Atsimevu - Dun Dun drums
Paa Seck Diery Band, based in Somerville, MA, plays all original MBalax music. Based on the traditional rhythms of the Sabar Drum Orchestra, M'balax is the popular club and dance music of Senegal, West Africa. M'Balax can be combined with any and all sorts of other instruments.