Marco Pignataro sax
Nando Michelin piano
Barry Smith bass
Paolo Orlandi drums
Sergio Martinez percussion
Italian born Marco Pignataro is a multi-talented saxophone player and composer who maintains a very active international schedule of concerts, recordings and clinics.Currently, he is also a member of the Eddie Gomez Quintet. Together with Danilo Perez, Marco currently leads the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), the premiere jazz center of musical creativity at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Los Fletcheros have been an enduring institution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for years. Although the band’s members are transient, its legacy transcends time. Funk, rock, blues, they do it all! Artist’s website
Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert and speaks five languages. An extraordinary songwriter and an exceptional guitarist, Frank Yamma also has an incredible voice, rich, deep and resonant. Regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous Songwriters, Yamma’s brutally honest tales of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation, respect for the old law and the importance of country are spine tingling. His ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries constantly sets new standards through his music.
Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin’ and hard timin’, honky tonk music that is simultaneously casual and complex. The band combines elements of early rock ‘n’ roll, country, and rhythm & blues to deliver its own brand of American Roots music that satisfies like homemade apple pie.
Moments before Toni Lynn Washington takes the stage, you might see what appears to be a quiet, unassuming woman standing patiently out of the spotlight. But look quickly, because once the music starts, four decades of performing will kick into gear, and she’ll soon take control of the room like a pool shark running the table. Special performers are gifted with the innate ability to throw that “switch”.
The Revelations featuring Tré Williams represents a renewed dawning in soul music, one that marries the concrete jungle grit of the streets with the midnight blues of the rural South. The rawness of Stax and propulsive drive of Motown has been re-imagined for contemporary listeners needing relief from timeless problems.
Not a jam band, not a funk band, and not a rock band, Zagnutt holds a long-standing tradition of making you move, making you smile, and making you dig on what you’re hearing! Equal parts Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Black Crowes, Lincoln, MA’s favorite sons, Zagnutt is a loving family of close friends who wants to share their music with you. Artist webpage
Tim Miller offers a distinctive voice to the world of jazz guitar. He contributes his fiery playing and distinctive sound to a variety of musical statements and can currently be heard on three self-produced CDs, “Sides”, “Trio”, and “Trio Vol. 2″. Guitar Player Magazine characterized his playing as “pure melody consciousness with remarkable control, a breathy, violiny tone [and] bell-like consistency.” Miller’s music combines explosive raw energy, artistically balanced with soulful melodic compositions. Artist website