Pascual's sound is a truly organic blend of a mastery of traditional and contemporary flamenco with his love of jazz, classical, rock, and more. A graduate of New England Conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation program (formerly Third Stream)...he has spent the last 20 years forging a unique path fusing an array of influences into his flamenco-based vocabulary.
Snakeoil, Tim Berne's new touring band, is a potent blend of new voices and new ideas. Oscar Noriega (woodwinds), Matt Mitchell (keyboards) and Ches Smith (percussion) bring fresh sounds and vibrant energy. Berne responds with a stunning book of new pieces balancing compositional rigor with fluid group improvisation. Hypnotic rhythms and long, seductive melodies collide with jagged dissonances and surprising textural shifts. A lush, organic blend of saxophones and clarinets is layered with electronic and acoustic keyboards and an ever-changing tapestry of percussion.
Bill Staines travels across 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 ‘60s. He quickly became a popular performer in the Boston area. In 1971, after one of his performances, a reviewer for The Phoenix stated that Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” A decade later, the annual Reader ’s Poll of The Boston Globe selected him as a favorite performer.
WICN favorite Greg Abate drops in on Thursday's Jazz New England. Truly one of the hardest working musicians in jazz, Greg is the true 'road warrior.' He'll catch us up on his latest adventures including an upcoming recording date with the great Phil Woods. Joins us Thursday at 2pm for our favorite, Greg Abate.