Side One is a collective of five musicians fronted by vocalist Catey Esler. Inspired by the music of Robert Glasper and many other jazz, R&B, and hip-hop artists, Side One creates a unique sound with a funky groove. At this show, they will perform original songs from their EP as well as some covers.
Banda Magda is led by Greek-born singer and composer Magda Gianniko, and the group is musically based in Brazilian bossa with strains of vintage French pop. Chorobop’s repertoire is based on traditional Brazilian choro music with a special twist of bebop.
Grammy-winning bassist Victor Wooten will headline WesFest 10, a concert to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee. Wooten will be joined by special guests including Berklee Bass Department chair Steve Bailey.
The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a 1992 Berklee graduate and highly accomplished bassist, athlete, and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. The scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. This is the tenth anniversary of the WesFest campaign.