A stellar evening of outdoor music is on tap in Boston's Fenway neighborhood as Angel, featuring New Move, performs. Vocalist Angel leads her band in a concert of adult contemporary and jazz music, featuring compositions by artists such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, and Yellowjackets. New Move features Alex Han, saxophone; Macston Maccow, drums; Winston Maccow, bass; and George Russell Jr., keyboard. The opening act for Swingin' in Mothers Rest will be trumpeter Billy Buss and his band.
Angel is a singer and actress with an extensive background in live and recorded performances, community organizing, and outreach via the arts. She has performed with local and national theater companies. Angel's work includes voice-overs, commercials, demo recordings, and jingles. She has performed with Michael Buble, Jetro DaSilva, Vivian Male, and John Robinson. She has recorded for Walter Beasley, Les Hodges, Chris Parks, Andrew Sherman, and Elizabeth Withers, to name a few. As an active member of Soul of Boston, Angel has traveled extensively, singing various styles from jazz to gospel and continuing her work in the community as an artist advocate.
Trumpeter Billy Buss is a Berkeley, Calif. native, and has received numerous awards, including the Monterey Jazz Festival's full-tuition Jimmy Lyons Scholarship to Berklee, two Downbeat Student Music Awards as Outstanding Performance/Soloist, the Gold Award in Jazz from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and recognition from the White House as a 2006 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He has performed at the New Orleans, Monterey, Umbria, Montreux and JVC Jazz festivals; the Dubrovnik Summer Music Festival in Croatia; numerous festivals in Japan; and a variety of clubs in New York. Buss is currently in his final year at Berklee.