Concert

Obbini Tumbao

Thursday / July 23, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
United States
Obbini Tumbao

Due to weather, this event has been moved to the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts at 85 West Newton Street, Boston, MA.

Cacao Música recording artists and winners of the 2006 Boston Phoenix poll for Best World Music Act, Obbini Tumbao delivers a double shot of high-energy music that makes audiences want to get up and dance.

Rebecca Cline, a pianist from Athens, Georgia, joins forces with Anita Quinto, a percussionist from Caracas, Venezuela, to produce a compelling new sound for fans looking for more of that infectious groove associated with acts like the Buena Vista Social Club. The band's powerful horn section, made up of trumpets and trombones, is supported by an ebullient rhythm section of congas, timbales, bongos, piano, and bass.

Fronted by the area's most in-demand lead vocalists and the two dynamic co-leaders, Obbini Tumbao leaves audiences feeling enthralled and hungry for more. In five short years, Obbini Tumbao has gained the loyal affection of the Boston-area dancing and salsa-music-loving public. It performs regularly to sold-out audiences at venues such as the Blue Note's Regattabar, Scullers Jazz Club, and Ryles Jazz Club.

Read more about the Tito Puente Latin Music Series.

Admission: 
Free

City Music Network Jam

Saturday / August 8, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Part of the City Music Festival. Learn more about this event.

Admission: 
FREE

Jon Finn's Extravaganza 2009

Tuesday / August 4, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Jon Finn will present an evening of mostly original music. His band has released several full-length CDs (new one on the way) to international critical acclaim. This concert features guests Bob Bowlby, Dave Buda, Larry Finn, Richard Flanagan, Dino Govoni, Rich Kelley, Don Lappin, Ricardo Monzon, Ross Ramsay, Angel Rubero, Guy Van Duser, and many others. "Good Music People Like."

 

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Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Friday / August 7, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Mark Simos.

Admission: 
FREE

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Thursday / August 6, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Mark Simos.

Admission: 
FREE

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Tuesday / August 4, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Melissa Ferrick.

Admission: 
FREE

Roy Guzman

Saturday / July 11, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Roy Guzman Quintet

Roy Guzman, a 21-year-old jazz guitarist and composer from Cupey, Puerto Rico, brings his talented quintet of fellow Berklee students to Salem for an afternoon of original improvisational music. As a member of Orbits, Guzman released two albums, 12-6-5 and SaDesahogo, and has performed at the Heineken, Carolina, San Juan, and Xalapa jazz festivals.

Guzman began playing popular Latin guitar at the age of eight, followed by studies of classical guitar in the conservatory.  At age 13, influenced by sounds of Latin jazz present in Puerto Rico, began studying jazz. Since age 16, Roy has been a part of the growing jazz scene of the San Juan's metropolitan area.   

When Guzman was a member of Orbits Quintet, the group attended jazz seminars at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada with full scholarship support provided by Dave Douglas, Miguel Zenon and the Banff Centre. His teachers include Hal Crook, Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Dave Santoro, Dave Tronzo and Greg Osby.

In addition to Guzman, the Roy Guzman Quintet features:

 

  • Billy Buss, trumpet, winner of two Down Beat Student Music Awards for Outstanding Performance/Soloist
  • Greg Chaplin, bass, selected as bassist for the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Combo, where he played with Phil Woods, James Moody, McCoy Tyner, Patti Austin, and others
  • Michael Sachs, saxophone, attending Berklee on a full tuition scholarship  
  • Mark Whitfield Jr., drums, performer at the JVC Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / August 5, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Five-Week students perform their original songs with an all-star Berklee house band!

Admission: 

Victor Mendoza's Latin Jazz Ensemble

Monday / August 10, 2009 / 4:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

With featured guest Marty Walsh Ensemble. Learn more about this event.

Admission: 
FREE

George Russell Jr. Ensemble

Sunday / August 9, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

With featured guest the City Music Choir under the direction of Nichelle Mungo. Learn more about this event.

Admission: 
FREE

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