Performance

Malwina Masternak

Friday / August 4, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Malwina Masternak
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Born in a small city in Poland, music has always been a part of Malwina Masternak's life. She started music school at age six and studied classical piano for nine years. She began taking classical voice lessons at 12. She soon realized her passion for jazz and decided to dedicate herself to it. As a young teen, she moved from her hometown to Warsaw, where she started performing in musical theater as well as in many voice competitions, where she won her first award.

In 2010 Masternak began her study of jazz vocals at the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University. She also became a part of the Polish TV show Clash of the Choirs and in 2011, The VoiceMasternak began her studies at Berklee College of Music in 2013. In the fall of 2015 she was accepted into the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) and in June 2016, she performed at the Toronto Jazz Festival with students from the BGJI. She was recently distinguished as Człowiek Roku 2017 (Human of the Year 2017) in the entertainment category by Polish newspaper Echo Dnia. Listen to Masternak perform "A Flower is a Loveful Thing."

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Free

TEGA

Thursday / June 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Tega
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Tega is a soulful singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas, working to raise awareness for sickle cell anemia, an autoimmune disease that he lives with. After recently releasing his single “Melanin,” Tega began work on his eight-track album with a full five-piece band and is planning for a summer 2017 release. His sound is a mix of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, with influences such as Erykah Badu, Thundercat, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sarah Vaughan.

Watch Tega perform "Melanin": 

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Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant and bar.

TEGA

Wednesday / June 7, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Tega
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Tega is a soulful singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas, working to raise awareness for sickle cell anemia, an autoimmune disease that he lives with. After recently releasing his single “Melanin,” Tega began work on his eight-track album with a full five-piece band and is planning for a summer 2017 release. His sound is a mix of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, with influences such as Erykah Badu, Thundercat, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sarah Vaughan.

Watch Tega perform "Melanin": 

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Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant and bar.

TEGA

Tuesday / June 6, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Tega
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Tega is a soulful singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas, working to raise awareness for sickle cell anemia, an autoimmune disease that he lives with. After recently releasing his single “Melanin,” Tega began work on his eight-track album with a full five-piece band and is planning for a summer 2017 release. His sound is a mix of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop, with influences such as Erykah Badu, Thundercat, A Tribe Called Quest, and Sarah Vaughan.

Watch Tega perform "Melanin": 

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Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant and bar.

Elif Cakmut

Monday / August 7, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Elif Cakmut
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Elif's journey began at home in Istanbul, Turkey. She studied at Istanbul University State Conservatory as a classical oboist. During her studies at the conservatory, she attended Bahcesehir Univesity as a jazz vocalist where she received two scholarships and a diploma. In 2013, Elif was accepted at Berklee on a scholarship, where she has collaborated with many incredible musicians and groups such as Tigran Hamasyan, David Liebman, Terence Blanchard, Pablo Ziegler, and Javier Limon, among others. Over the summer of 2016, Elif performed her music around Europe and South America with two different groups. Now, she is on her newest project, fusing Middle Eastern and South American music.

Watch Elif and Paul Sanchez Project perform "Había Una Vez":

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Free

Sam Robbins

Wednesday / September 20, 2017 / 4:30 p.m.
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The Steps
One Franklin Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Sam Robbins
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Sam Robbins is a New England-based Americana/country singer-songwriter whose smooth, intriguing vocals evoke thoughts of artists far beyond his 20 years. Described as James Taylor meets Jason Isbell, Robbins continues to gain considerable attention as he tours around New England and beyond.

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Nat Reed

Wednesday / August 23, 2017 / 4:30 p.m.
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The Steps
One Franklin Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Nat Reed
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Nat Reed is a new R&B-pop artist who creates ethereal sensuality in her music with heavy vocal textures over minimal production elements. Her main musical influences include artists like Jhené Aiko and Kehlani, but she has created her own unique sound within those vibes. The debut music video of her song "Gold" garnered a press release from Sound of Boston, and the song itself made it onto the 2017 Breakthrough playlist on the Australian Music blog, Howl and Echoes.

Watch Nat Reed perform her song "Gold":

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Free

Atileo Tedoli

Wednesday / August 30, 2017 / 4:30 p.m.
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The Steps
One Franklin Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Atileo Tedoli
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Hailing from Brampton, a suburb of Toronto, Atileo Tedoli's roots in vocal jazz and musical theater, alongside his love for popular music, have blended to create a fresh, new sound. With his raw voice, passionate lyrics, and eccentric style, Atileo turns heads and captures your attention. He has played a number of shows in Toronto and in New York and Boston. He just released his debut EP, Moulds, with which he aspires to bring his unique voice, lyricism, and style into the pop music world.  

Watch Atileo Tedoli's cover of "Masterpiece" by Jessie J:

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Free

Maria Wadman

Friday / July 21, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Lawn on D
420 D Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Maria Wadman
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Maria Wadman grew up in the midst of a multitude of musical cultures and languages, but nothing has influenced her musical sensibility more than the sound of bossa nova and samba on her father’s guitar when she was young. Today, she plays, sings, and composes in a variety of styles, both Latin and not. Her influences still include those of her childhood, also accompanied by Ibrahim Ferrer, Chico Buarque, Rosa Passos, Omara Portuondo, Pat Metheny, Buika, and her professor, Mili Bermejo. Her journey at Berklee has shown her many new roads to explore, and thankfully, along one of those roads she met both Mariano Escalona and Jose Andres Benitez, both from Caracas, Venezuela. They brought Venezuelan traditional and contemporary music, jazz, and timba into her life and playing style. They've been collaborating for a year, and together they form a trio that is always ready to have a good time, and to dance.

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Free

Samuel Batista

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Samuel Batista
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Panamanian saxophonist Samuel Batista began playing at age 14. Later, he joined the Danilo Pérez Foundation, and is currently finishing his studies at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he's had the privilege to play and learn from musicians including Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more. He is currently working as a bandleader of his quartet with Papuna Sharikadze (piano), James Dale (bass), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). They are performing around the Greater Boston area and are in the process of recording their first album, Voices of Freedom.

Listen to Batista play with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute:

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Free

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