The BWQ not only pulls from several different musical avenues and inspirations, but the musicians involved come from all walks of life. The music of the night will span from popular to original to obscure to soulful, displaying variations on well known jazz and pop classics.
Vintage jazz, classic blues, retro pop, and originals. Chocolate included...
Ali found her groove singing jazz and blues in 2011. A versatile vocalist, Ali received her Master of Music Education from Ithaca College '97, Bachelor in Music from The Crane School of Music '93, and has been singing roots music all of her life.
"An unconventional and immediately memorable sound... this self-titled debut evokes indie rock greatness from beginning to end." -- The Daily Vault
"Adler is an extraordinary songwriter... his casting of Lion as his only complement further accentuates his abilities as well as Lion's. The collaboration is a harmony of amazing feats and epic in proportion. Definitely one of my favorite albums of the entire year so far." -- New Music Michael
"The new album by Wave Sleep Wave is simply R-A-D. If you get one album any time soon, this should be it." -- Loudvine
Stand-up comedian Steve Cronin grew up in Boston and then moved to New York City. After six years in New York, Steve felt, spiritually, that he needed to come home. Also he had no more money. Living in the big city can be tough and scary, especially if you’ve convinced yourself that it’s not.
With hilarious stories of getting older without growing up, Steve soon found out that when you take a bite of the Big Apple, it’s almost always more than you can chew.
Paa Seck Diery Band based in Somerville, MA, plays all original M’Balax music. Based on the traditional rhythms of 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. Paa Seck Diery Band combines the Sabar drums with electric bass, guitar, keyboards and drum set. Paa's M'balax music is also combined with a vocal style that is unique to West African regions.