Jazz

Jazz

Air Congo

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 15 4:30 PM

Boston-based African style band Air Congo play music from the 1960’s-70’s Kinshasa/Brazzaville scene–the music of Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!  Drawing inspiration from the instrumental sessions that Tabu Ley’s band Afrisa recorded to be played on the jets of the Congolese airline, our instrumental readings of this amazing music are upbeat dance ravers of another age.

Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 15 12:00 PM

Henry Acker is a thirteen-year-old gypsy jazz guitarist with abilities far beyond his years. After playing for only four years, he has already shared the stage with jazz greats Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Julian Lage, Andreas Oberg, Vinny Raniolo, Olli Soikkeli, Nicki Parrot and Jason Anick.

Anything Goes Trio

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20 Dell St. , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Marjorie Gere
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Formed in 2009 for a Great Gatsby-themed library party in Hull, Massachusetts, the Anything Goes Trio has been playing the Methodist Church Supper circuit ever since, performing favorites of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, and many others. Featuring Will Green, vocals; Marji Gere, drums; and Dan Sedgwick, piano.

Wendy Eisenberg

12 Foskett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Morelli
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An alembic is an alchemical still of two vessels connected by a tube used for distilling chemicals; wendy alembic is a very quiet song, a breath of light, a tinkle of windex.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/781870518642861/

Air Congo

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 17 2:00 PM

Boston-based African style band Air Congo play music from the 1960’s-70’s Kinshasa/Brazzaville scene–the music of Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!  Drawing inspiration from the instrumental sessions that Tabu Ley’s band Afrisa recorded to be played on the jets of the Congolese airline, our instrumental readings of this amazing music are upbeat dance ravers of another age.

Somerville High School Jazz Band

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 17 12:00 PM

 
The SHS Jazz Band 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 Band at local art openings, area schools, and other community events. 

This year, the SHS Jazz Band has been growing more than ever and has performed for the first time at the Burren Pub in Somerville on Saturday afternoons.

Sara Bielanski

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 17 1:00 PM

 
Sara Bielanski is an American vocalist whose repertoire encompasses everything from jazz to opera.  Her contemporary interpretations have been described as "unforgettable" and "mystifying and beautiful"(artfuse.org), and critics have described her voice as "exceptional" (newburyportnews.com).
 

Singer-songwriters: Florie Namir & Joanna Schubert

36 Tennyson Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Florie Namir
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

After years in classical music and a PhD, Israeli Florie Namir came back to songwriting with a diverse repertoire of tunes about life experiences in the US, combination of swing jazz, Israeli art song and classical music.On June 10th she will play with her band at Brighton Music Hall, opening for Ruby Rose Fox.

Joanna Schubert is a singer/songwriter/pianist, music teacher, and music director. Her #1 love is arranging, contributing harmonies, and arrangements for her youth pop vocal ensemble. She enjoys the slightly unexpected, creating intricate piano arrangements, twisting melodies, and a sound all her own.

The Composers Saxophone Quartet

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 17 3:00 PM

As saxophonists we are sure that we’re not alone in thinking that there’s something really special about playing in the quartet setting.  We experience it to a certain extent playing as one of a group of five saxes in a big band.  But playing just with other saxes without a rhythm section is like nothing else.  You can hear everyone’s sound so clearly and the nuances are not missed.

FORRÓ ZABUMBECA - Brazilian dance music

325 Lowell St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Adam Bahrami
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FORRÓ ZABUMBECA plays dance music from the Northeast of Brazil using all the latest technology: 8-bass button accordion, rustic fiddle, 7-string acoustic guitar, zabumba bass drum, & one large triangle.

Join us on our FAVORITE PORCH for an energetic set of traditional and original forró! -- Bring you're dancing shoes!

FORRÓ ZABUMBECA:
• Paddy League - 8-bass button accordion, rustic fiddle & vocal
• Adam Bahrami - 7-string guitar
• Catherine Bent - triangle
• Gustavo Ramanzini - zabumba bass drum

VIDEO of Forró Zabumbeca at JOHNNY D's:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDbPTEhbZxk

FOLLOW Forró Zabumbeca on FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/forrozabumbeca/

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