The story of Pete and Maura Kennedy's personal and professional relationship, now in its second decade, is somewhere between fate and a fairytale. How else can you explain a chance meeting in Austin between two East Coast-born musicians that immediately sparked a songwriting collaboration, a first date at Buddy Holly's grave, an enduring romance, and a creative partnership that radiates warmth, positive energy, and captivating music?
Swing Dance with Bombay Jim and the Swingin' Sapphires
Amazing Things is always open to new Ideas and new projects. Jim Porcella called to tell us that the band was interested in starting a swing dance scene at the Center. "You Betcha" was our answer. We're gonna give it a try here and if it works we'll schedule a monthly dance. So shine 'em up an' flap 'em!
Described as "Parliament-Funkadelic meets Aretha Franklin at a Jay-Z concert", Big Ol' Dirty Bucket entertains with an energetic and engaging stage show that whips the dance floor into a frenzy and leaves every audience member sweaty and screaming for more. The band's sonic elements pay homage to its influences -- 70's Funk and Soul music spiced with touches of Latin rhythms and seasoned with a touch of Hip Hop -- creating a uniquely funky and fresh listening experience.
Anyone not familiar with the music of Bill Staines is in for a special treat. For over 35 years, Bill has traveled throughout North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960's and, has continued to earn an international reputation as an artist Bill sings traditional tunes, country ballads and original songs and delights in having the audience participate.
Assaf Kehati Trio w/ Ehud Ettun, bass, and Oscar Suchanek, drums
Residency at Lily Pad - Every first Sunday of the month, 9pm-12am
Jazz guitarist and composer Assaf Kehati arrived to the USA in 2007 and after a short time he has made waves in the jazz scene by working with such names as Ziv Ravitz (drums), Donny McCaslin (sax), Seamus Blake (sax) and legendary drummer Billy Hart (Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery) and by performing in such venues as Blue Note, NYC; Regattabar, Boston; Washington DC Jazz Festival; MuzEnergo Jazz Festival, Russia; New England Cable News, MA; Tel Aviv Museum, Israel; and Toronto Jazz Festival.
Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel bring their original Brazilian Jazz to the USA in September. Beats and lyrics from Brazil with contemporary jazz melodies and harmonies take Brazilian Jazz to its roots and back into a new approach. usa.dapavirada.com danigurgel.comdeboragurgel.com.br