The Solos & Duos Series Presents: Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura, Carla Kihlstedt and Matthias Bossi,
Bezanson Recital Hall.
Four musicians, three duos, two couples in one evening of music! Satoko Fujii (piano) and her husband Natsuki Tamura (trumpet); Carla Kihlstedt (violin) and her husband Matthias Bossi (percussion); and Satoko and Carla, known as Minamo, all perform. George Varga called Minamo “high-wire improvisational duets that are risky, aesthetically challenging and frequently exhilarating.” “Fujii and Tamura’s sublime interactions and loquacious dialogue embodies near telepathy,” writes Troy Collins.
At The Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, Longy School of Music
A masterful blend of modern harmonies, improvisation, African rhythms, and Venezuelan roots, Blanco is known for his intense engagement with the complexities and pleasures of jazz and Venezuela’s vibrant traditions.
Classically trained, the gifted flautist Granados joins Koch (bass) and Glem (cuatro) for a program of well-loved compositions and originals filled with Venezuelan spontaneity, rhythmic intensity and joyful virtuosity.
Americana group the AMY BLACK BAND is based in Boston, but is influenced by Black's roots in the south. Black and her band started off by performing covers by her influences, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt. http://amyblack.com/
A Boston band put together by Peter O'Halloran (from Boston music staple the Dogmatics). The Hired Men have a more celtic/bluegrass feel and sound, differing slightly from their rock band counterpart the Dogmatics.
From the steppes of Mongolia by way of Beijing, Hanggai is a crossover band that blends traditional Mongolian music and throat singing with rock and pop music. The band's refreshing interpretations of traditional Mongolian songs leads the audience on an exhilarating musical journey.
Call 617-776-2004 after 4pm daily, for dinner/seating reservations
Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”
On a remote beach in Western Australia it is possible to see living examples of some of the oldest life on the planet. These mounds of micro-organisms also lived two billion years ago and changed the atmosphere of Earth making it hospitable for the organic life we are familiar with. This is just one of the amazing journeys that RICHARD FORTEY made looking for examples of “living fossils” Fortey is the author of many books and was the Senior Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London until his retirement in 2006.