Pandelis Karayorgis, piano
Jef Charland, bass
Luther Gray, drums
The Boston-based pianist-composer helms one of the best progressive piano trios anywhere. His cerebral, kinetic, witty, and propulsive playing and writing build on the foundation of greats such as Thelonious Monk and Cecil Taylor. - Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe, June 2009
The TKLS Perspective is a young quartet based in Boston, MA. Hip-hop, swing, and new takes on Top 40 hits are incorporated in the band's set. Robert Glasper, Chris Potter, J Dilla, and many more inspire the band to produce a unique sound. This will be the band's debut at the Lily Pad. 7:00 and 9:00 sets, $10
John Kinney - Guitar
Connor Schultze - Bass
Christian Lyman - Drums
Paul Bloom - Piano
Travis Bliss - Saxophone www.tklsjazz.weebly.com
A concert of free-improvsation featuring Dave Jachimiak (alto saxophone, University of Miami alum), Chris Juris (guitar, Berklee), Aaron Darrell (bass, Berklee alum) and Jun Young Song (drums, Berklee alum, NEC).
Composer/pianist Bran Friedland presents a Boston debut concert of original music for big band. An emotive and bold composer, Friedland’s many big band works capture a explore range of emotions and ideas brought to life and enhanced by an accomplished, dedicated 17-piece band. Tinting a modern jazz influences ranging from classical minimalism to techno with attempts to reflect personal experiences, his writing displays a relentless creativity and open-mindedness that is quickly evident.
The Bucky Band is a moonshine soaked Northern Mississippi juke joint duo. Equally influenced by artists such as Blind Blake, Waylon Jennings, Ornette Coleman and Tom Waits; traditional blues and outlaw country are electrified and reinterpreted. In the fine bar band tradition, the Bucky Band mixes originals with roughly interpreted blues, classic rock and country songs. http://www.reverbnation.com/thebuckyband
Not many artists have the good luck to have two signature songs, but Dobie Gray does. His country-soul hit “Drift Away” was a mainstay of Top 40 radio in 1973 and has endured to this day. His “The In Crowd” was another big hit in 1965. With his death last week soul music lost another great voice. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates his life and music. It all starts at 7pm!
“Fredy Guzman Group has a Peruvian/Panamanian/Mexican/American background. Their original compositions are influenced by artists like Wayne Shorter and John Lennon, combining different influence from Jazz and Blues. By mixing different colors with urban rhythms, the Fredy Guzman Group will leave a lasting impression on the listener.”