Anitra Brooks and Eric will be doing some songs by him, some by her, some by them both, and some by others. An obscure Laura Nyro song, an equally obscure Nina Simone. Between the two of us them will be piano, guitar, ukelele, bass, and two voices. They will do songs from Eric’s recent album Eden @ the Coffeehouse and from Anitra’s EP called Flood. Influences on display will include blues, island, folk, a little jazz.
Los Three is all about vocals, sweet harmonies, Latin Rhythm and virtuoso musicianship. Pablo Bencid, Alex Alvear, Matt Jenson and their crew of mighty Latin musicians will heat up this night.
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EARTH DAY Concert - Minnesota Singer/Songwriter Peter Mayer
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet-songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk", and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself. He has nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently. http://petermayer.net/
Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries. In concert, these award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, and House of the Rising Sun, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel.
The International High School at Prospect Heights in Brooklyn is a school where students from forty five different countries, speaking twenty-eight different languages come together to learn English and become part of American society. By the time the students arrive at school, many have survived trauma and hardship that is hard for many of us to imagine.
LIVE! from the WICN Performance Hall: a show for St. Patrick's week. Featuring Worcester's own John Riley, the Celtic music on singer Gabriel Trilling and harpist Marie DeLuca, and the Tom Lanigan Band, well-known to local audiences from venues in Providence and Worcester (Fiddler's Green).
In her continuing project Reverse Thread, MacArthur Fellow Regina Carter weaves a group sound from African melodies on her violin with accordion, the harp-like kora, bass and drums. The group interprets music from Mali and Madagascar and dedicates a piece to New Orleans. Will Holshouser, Yacouba Sissoko, Chris Lightcap and Alvester Garnett are the band. NPR Music calls this set from Newport "a bright, vibrant show.
Vibraphonist and band leader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: he tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU, and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.
Conductor/composer David Berger recently turned his focus to the lesser known tunes of Harry Warren, and talked with Judy about why Warren inspires him, and why this great composer is less well-known than other contributors to the great American songbook.