Berklee Summer Concert SeriesEsperanto
Esperanto is a Boston-based quartet featuring woodwind player Lucas Ellman, drummer James Krivchenia, bassist Joshua Hari, and pianist Shanley Wang. Playing a mixture of refreshing originals and unique arrangements, Esperanto pays respects to both established musical traditions while expanding forth into the uncategorized world of progress.
The band plays a wide variety of music, ranging from reimagined jazz standards by composers such Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter to arrangements of songs by modern artists such as Radiohead. But above all else, the musicians all enjoy themselves when they play, and that enthusiasm always comes through in their performances.