Brown Bag Concert Series Spring 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mais 55 – Berklee College of Music
Mais 55 is composed entirely of students or recent grads of Berklee College of Music from Brazil. Its mission is to spread the love for Brazilian music and promote Brazilian culture. You’re in for a treat of samba, bossa nova and more from the fascinating musical universe of Brazil.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Yoko Miwa Trio
Critically acclaimed pianist Yoko Miwa “displays unpretentious melodies, elegant phrasing, and the lyrical sensibility of a jazz poet… she’s a remarkably fluent mainstream player with a graceful touch …” – Jazzize. Miwa’s credits include Marian McPartland & Friends at Dizzy’s Lincoln Center concert, Arturo Sandoval, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lynne Carrington, John Lockwood, and Johnathan Blake and lots more. She is a JVC Victor Entertainment recording artist.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Vuelo – A Crocodile River Music Ensemble
Ron Murray & Vuelo is a bossa-flamenco jazz quartet with African overtones. Ron is a master of the Brazilian-style 7-string guitar, has studied classical, flamenco and jazz with the best in the world, and is a Whaling City Sound recording artist. Vuelo repertoire ranges from Brazilian and Latin classics to American standards, along with some original compositions. Performers include Thierno Camara, bassist, from Senegal; Tanzanian Antoinette Mutuyimana, percussion and vocals; and Zach Combs, percussion.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Ball in the House
Following in the path of classic harmony groups like Boyz II Men, The Temptations, and Take 6, while incorporating the pop and neo-soul influence of artists like Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, and Pharrell Williams, five member veteran vocal band, Ball in the House, will move audiences. Notching up 200+ performances annually, credits include The Beach Boys, Gladys Knight, Kool & the Gang, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jessica Simpson and Smokey Robinson.

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