Performance

SHAH

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
SHAH
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SHAH's music is an undiscovered eclectic collection of soul, folk, disco, R&B, and cinematic orchestral style combined with raw, unadulterated emotion, with a hint of happy-go-lucky vibes.  

"Tropical Breeze" is the first original SHAH ever arranged. The song is a synthesis of an infectious funky chorus, a broken-down, cello-led bridge, and lyrical ideas that vary from the pressures and ambitions of the individual within society and escapism (a theme that reoccurs in SHAH’s music) to a place with a tropical breeze. The funk of the song could not be contrasted better than by the whimsical spirit of "Bear Cub," a fingerpicking guitar ditty that follows the story of a small bear who steals strawberries from a human’s picnic basket. The song ends in a mellifluous bombardment of strings and full band. "Honey Buns" is the most recent composition by SHAH. With the exception of a reference to Princess Leah, the song centers around the pastry's ingredients, cooking instructions, tastes, and smells. Attendees of SHAH’s shows can attest that his setlist is a rollercoaster, taking audiences from deep emotional tenderness to irresistible, feel-good dancing. Everyone present is part of the music, whether they’re invited to sing, sit, dance, or even play an instrument. Listen to SHAH play "Work of Art."

Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Thursday / August 24, 2017 / 5:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Friday / July 14, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Tuesday / July 11, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Monday / July 10, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Thursday / July 6, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Wednesday / July 5, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Thursday / July 27, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Danae Greenfield
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From Seattle, Washington, pianist Danae Greenfield was just 18 months old when her tiny, untrained fingers tapped out sounds and patterns on the battery-operated, single-octave toy keyboard her parents gave her. At the age of six, she began taking classical piano lessons. While she enjoyed learning pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart, it was the occasional jazz tune, sprinkled into her usual repertoire, that set her heart racing and feet tapping. At age 12, Greenfield decided to switch from classical to jazz piano lessons, and has been pursuing that style ever since.
 
In 2013, Greenfield entered Berklee College of Music on a full-tuition scholarship. She has studied with Lin Biviano, Alain Mallet, Joanne Brackeen, Tia Fuller, and Dave Santoro, among others. She has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Chick Corea, Ambrose Akinmusire, Tia Fuller, and Jason Palmer. Though primarily a jazz pianist, Greenfield actively performs in the styles of funk, hip-hop, reggae, and R&B, among others. Greenfield recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in both Performance and Professional Music, with the goal of continuing her development as a pianist and performer of creative music.
 
Watch Danae Greenfield perform "Willow Tree":
 
Admission: 
Free

Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey

Saturday / October 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Johnny Clegg
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Nearly 40 years after he began performing, Johnny Clegg is embarking on his final world tour, titled the Final Journey. A singer-songwriter, dancer, anthropologist, and musical activist, Clegg pioneered an infectious crossover music by combining Western pop with Zulu rhythms, becoming one of South Africa's most celebrated musicians and an international superstar.

Admission: 
$69/ $50/ $40/ $30

Briana Washington

Monday / June 26, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Briana Washington
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Nineteen-year-old pianist and keyboardist Briana Washington is also a singer and composer from the San Francisco Bay area in California. She started piano at the age of six and attended Oakland School for the Performing Arts in Oakland, California. Growing up in the church, she has deep roots in gospel and R&B. She has performed and played with incredible artists in Beyoncé's Original All-Female Band 10-Year Anniversary Concert, Lalah Hathaway, Pete Escevedo, and she has paid tribute to gospel legend Edwin Hawkins and many more. She is currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music, and hopes to branch out her own career and music education. She is working on original music to be released later in the year.

Admission: 
Free

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