Brown Bag Concert Series Spring 2012


March 14 — Paul Broadnax
Paul Broadnax is a Boston Jazz Legend, nominated twice for Boston Music Awards Jazz Singer of the Year and chosen Musician of the Year in 2003 by Boston Musician’s Association. Paul’s love of music and performing began in childhood and blossomed after his time in the Air Force and engineering school when he arranged, recorded and performed with notables including his dear friends Joe Williams and Champ Jones. Known for his “King Thing” (Nat King Cole) Joe Williams said: “I feel like I’m passing the torch!” www.paulbroadnax.com


March 21 — Matt Savage-Erena Terakubo Sextet
Berklee peers Matt Savage (piano) and Erena Terakubo (saxophone) have formed a fabulous sextet that will keep your feet tapping and your hearts dancing. Local Matt is a Brown Bag veteran and has performed virtually everywhere. Erena, born in Sapporo Japan, recorded her first album in 2010 which reached No. 1 on the Japanese jazz charts. The Boston Globe calls Matt: “The Key Master.” “He’s got command of the music and, most important, he’s got swing.” www.savagerecords.com and www.berklee.edu/news/3872/video-presidential-scholar-erenaterakubo


March 28 — Gerry Beaudoin
In musical circles the name Gerry Beaudoin conjures up images of a guitar virtuoso whose uncanny ability to bridge musical styles ranks him as the premier New England Jazz Guitarist with a history that is long and legendary. Jazz guitarist Beaudoin is a leader, arranger, performer, and educator, whose career has taken him from the jazz clubs of Boston and New York to symphony halls and concert stages across the USA and Canada. www.allaboutjazz.com


April 4 — Dan Moretti
“After several decades of cultivating his sound in every section of the jazz vineyard, Dan Moretti has emerged as a forceful, dynamic player and an outstanding conceptualist.” Dan has toured throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and India performing as a leader and sideman and has produced 11 internationally released CD’s in the last 15 years. His influences, ranging from jazz and classical to funk and Latin jazz, come from his experience performing and recording with artists across the spectrum of music like Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Mike Stern, Dave Samuels, Dave Liebman, Marvin Stamm, and The Crusaders. www.danmoretti.com




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