A program of swinging acoustic string music crossing the boundaries of jazz and other American indigenous folk music forms. Featuring John McGann, Julian Lage, and Matt Glaser, with guests Margaret Glaspy and John Repucci.
John McGann - octave mandolin (faculty) Julian Lage - guitar (Boston, MA) Matt Glaser - violin (faculty) John Repucci - bass (faculty) Margaret Glaspy - vocals (Boston, MA)
Lucy Cochran and Jen Starsinic, who had first met playing traditional fiddle tunes, suddenly found themselves band-less and in need of an excuse to travel while playing their beloved fiddles and banjos. In addition to a wealth of traditional old time tunes, the band's repertoire has come to include many old-time inspired original songs as well as a handful of eclectic covers.
This concert features six student performers from Berklee's String Department who are creating a new vocabulary on their instruments. The size and style of each performer's ensemble are chosen to show the great variety of music in the department. Sponsored in part by Strings magazine and Crazy Dough's Pizza.
Virtuoso jazz violinist Ben Powell, a 2009 Berklee graduate, leads a group that includes Tim Ray on piano, Bruno Raberg on bass, and Bob Tamagni on drums. The concert is a centerpiece of this year's First Night Boston festival.
Admission is $18 by purchase of a First Night button. Ben Powell performs the first set of the evening at 6:30 p.m., followed by Anat Cohen's two performances 8:00 p.m. (WGBH 89.7 broadcast), and 9:30 p.m.
The Hynes Auditorium Garage will provide a $7 discounted parking rate if the garage's ticket is presented with BPC parking validation stamp after the concert. The Hynes Auditorium Garage is located at 50 Dalton Street, Boston. The discounted rate applies to cars entering the garage after 5:00 p.m.