One of the masters of Brazilian pop, Marcos Valle has embraced bossa nova, samba, rock, and fusion over his 50-year recording career. His song "So Nice (Summer Samba)" has been recorded by hundreds of artists, including Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, and Dizzy Gillespie.
His music is featured in film and television, has been extensively sampled, and will tonight be performed by a large student ensemble led by Ensembles professor and fellow Brazilian Jetro Da Silva.
Admission: $8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $22 day of show, reserved seating
Flam! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen
"Flam! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla & Olivier Messiaen" is Berklee Professor David Fiuczynski's Guggenheim composition premiere.
New musical ideas are on the horizon at the crossroads of unusual beats, microtonal harmonies, and Eastern melodic inflections and improv concepts. The aim is to create music that sounds like a Gauguin painting—a raw, powerful, extremely colorful mix of Eastern and Western elements.
"Flam!" is a melodic silk road continuum, a musical journey from the East colliding with rhythms and microtonal harmonies from the West.
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today's classical-music scene. He has more than 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire, as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Bill Evans.
Thibaudet's depth and breadth are on display here, in works by Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular songwriter Alec Wilder. He and host Michael Feinstein bring their unique perspectives to Wilder's "I'll Be Around" and George Gershwin's "Embraceable You."
We revisit Judy’s conversation with dancer/choreographer David Parsons who talks about capitalizing on improvisation and the input of his dancers when creating a piece, and his passion for creating with jazz musicians, most notably, his work with the late Billy Taylor.
Molly and Sam Dechenne are a sister and brother duet playing the original music of the elder sibling, Molly. The music is fun and quirky with serious and melancholy undertones that always makes for a fun performance. www.Myspace.com/sideoranch
Micha is a Dallas based singer-songwriter with deep and beautiful music. Her lyrics range the span the range of emotions and are coupled with superb piano playing. michagoolsby.bandcamp.com
Double Residency - Second Night: Assaf Kehati Trio and Ehud Ettun Quartet
"I'm playing with Ehud Ettun in my group for more than a year now and I really love his playing on my music and also his original compositions.We toured with my trio nationally and internationally but I always love to come back playing at the Lily Pad, so together with the Lily Pad we decided to dedicate an evening for both of our bands (mine and Ehud's) and to do it once a month that people can closely follow the bands regularly and enjoy a monthly evening at the Lily Pad." For us, the Lily Pad is a great home for our music." Assaf Kehati