Jazz

Jazz

Robogonzi

80 Avon Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Grace Petro
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cybernetic jazz ensemble, playing swing, latin, bop, and ballads, with expert assistance from ChordEase, our home-brewed real-time artificial intelligence software. We let the computer sweat the music theory, so we can concentrate on the groove. ChordEase lets you play music with difficult chords easily on any MIDI instrument. Though it's intended for jazz, it could be useful for any type of music that modulates frequently. If you struggle with improvising, try ChordEase. It's free open-source software, and it runs on Windows XP, 7 or 8.

Josh Snyder, Austin Mackey and John Grealish

88 Bartlett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Liz Langdon-Gray
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Federator N°1 & Friends

36 Berkeley St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Erich Ludwig
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Federator N°1 brings together afrobeat and afro-dance music in an exceptional family friendly live experience. Originals and arrangements of familiar tunes are at once both deeply traditional and unapologetically modern - maintaining the power of music to speak to today's culture, politics, and music. Federator N°1 will free both your body and your mind.

Federator N°1 is Berklee professors, globe trotting touring musicians, teachers, fathers, software developers, activists, cooks & poets.

For PorchFest we'll be joined by friends of the band for a fabulous one of a kind fun afternoon.

Jazz Echo with the Brad Ellenberg Quntet

22 Prichard Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Bob Abruzese
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Non Marking Souls

82 Sycamore Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Scott Nicum
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

All instrumental five piece funky jazz jam band. Sax and Hammond B3 heavy grooves with funky improv jams.

Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band

10 Irving Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Trudi Cohen
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band is a 30 piece “raucous, stomp-your-foot-and-belt-out-the-choruses” New Orleans-style street band based in Somerville/Cambridge, Massachusetts. We combine music with social action, slamming out the sounds of the legendary Crescent City for peace rallies, street festivals, parades, and benefits.We are also a part of the organizing force behind the HONK! Festival of activist street bands that takes place every October in Somerville’s Davis Square.

Kathy Olson, Randy Pingrey & Mark Zaleski

Performance Date and Time : 
Sunday, June 22 3:00 PM

New Black Eagle Jazz Band

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 21 4:45 PM

If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans you'll love the sound of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Formed in 1971, this seven-piece band has delighted audiences all over the world with their huge and eclectic repertoire of jazz from the 1920's and 30's.

Joey Vellucci Quartet

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 21 3:45 PM

Guitarist and lead vocalist Joey Vellucci has played since 1982 all over the US as well as establishing himself as a composer, studio musician and live performer with music heard on every single continent in the world via Television, Radio, live performances and Movies. Vellucci embraces every style of music and incorporates it into his unique fluid guitar style. 

Somerville High School Jazz Ensemble

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 21 12:00 PM

The SHS Jazz Ensemble is an eclectic group of High School students and teachers who perform American Jazz from Big Band to Contemporary. Directed by Charles McLaren, this distinguished group often has special guests from the community sit in as featured soloists. You can find the SHS Jazz Ensemble at local art openings, area schools, and other community events. 

This year's performance includes;  Paulo Azevedo on drums, Patrick Walles on bass, Jared Jones on piano, Corey Spingel and Larry Barnes on guitar, and Graham Lassard Brandt on alto sax.

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