Jenna Moynihan and Bronwyn Keith-Hynes are two young fiddlers living in the Boston-area, who will combine forces for this evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic music. Raised on the traditional music of Scotland and Ireland respectively, they also play American music, bringing a unique sound to the project. Both are currently in their third year of study at the Berklee College of Music and are members of the Atlantic Seaway Collaboration.
The Fringe are one of the genuine living treasures of the Boston jazz scene. Originally formed back in 1971 by tenor-saxophonist George Garzone, bassist Richard Appleman, and drummer Bob Gullotti as an outlet for their free jazz improvisations, The Fringe have entertained and enlightened Boston area jazz audiences for over 30 years. Bassist Appleman left the band in 1985 to become Chairman of the Bass Department at Berklee College and was replaced by veteran bassist John Lockwood.
Tenor saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi, is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi's music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography.
Brother Sun Sister Moon is a collective group of musicians from the New England Conservatory who's main goal is to cultivate a collective musical experience between the group and the audience. Set will include original compositions by members of group, as well as compositions by Dave Liebman and well known standards. Members of the group have had experience playing and studying with: Alan Pasque, Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, George Cables, Billy Hart, Bryan Lynch, and Craig Handy, Pat Martino, Vic Juris, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Jack Wilkins.
Incredible songwriting, arranging and musicianship, smooth flowing vocals, passion, honesty, and soul. Gabriela Martina and company delivers all this and more on Curiosity, her first offering to a music world in waiting. Featuring the talented lineup of Alex Bailey on drums, Kyle Miles on bass, Jussi Reijonen on guitar, and pianist Jiri Nedoma, this May 2010 release is a powerful collection of Gabriela's thoughts on many aspects of the human experience.
The wife-husband team from Japan was simply brilliant. Though their work has a fair amount of compositional structure, it consistently reveals a wide-open and unpredictable nature that makes its performance a thrilling ride for the listener.”―Steve Feeney, Portland Press Herald
When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk, Danilo Perez, and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs at that intersection? Boston-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroads. Jazztimes magazine says “Harris possesses a spare style and gentle touch” and the Boston Globe quotes that “Harris has worked to refine the creative push and pull of a music that demands it.”
The World Without Parking Lots is a large ensemble formed by composer and percussionist Ethan T. Parcell in 2009. A new configuration of the 13 piece ensemble will be performing music from its debut self-titled CD released on Lungbasket Recordings in July 2011, as well as new music and the music of the late Paul Motian.