Performance

Justin Salisbury

Monday / September 22, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108
Justin Salisbury is a pianist from Oregon. While growing up in the small town of Clatskanie, Oregon, Justin studied and played with many of the Pacific Northwest's finest musicians including Clay Giberson, Derek Sims and Alan Jones. He worked with Seattle grunge legend Steve Fisk and toured with the regionally acclaimed pop/rock band, SEACATS. In 2013, Justin had the honor of playing under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson at the Portland Jazz Festival.
 
In addition to his jazz work, he produces electronic music under the name doctorthug. Justin also received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival. The award included a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Berklee as well as the opportunity to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors. Justin currently attends Berklee and is part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, led by Danilo Pérez.
 
Admission: 
Free

Alexander Anderson

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

 Alexander Anderson, age 20, was a composer and performer in San Diego before coming to Berklee College of Music. Anderson has studied with and performed at master classes with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, George Duke, Dave Liebman, Christian Scott, and Benny Green. With his jazz fusion band, Unidentified Fusion Orangement, Anderson has developed original compositions and played at various public and private venues. He was the house pianist in the historic Coronado Big Band at age 18, working with Sammy Nestico. 

Anderson was recently appointed an international ambassador of jazz from the American Funk and Brass Association. 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Alexander Anderson

Wednesday / September 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Alexander Anderson, age 20, was a composer and performer in San Diego before coming to Berklee College of Music. Anderson has studied with and performed at master classes with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, George Duke, Dave Liebman, Christian Scott, and Benny Green. With his jazz fusion band, Unidentified Fusion Orangement, Anderson has developed original compositions and played at various public and private venues. He was the house pianist in the historic Coronado Big Band at age 18, working with Sammy Nestico. 

Anderson was recently appointed an international ambassador of jazz from the American Funk n' Brass Foundation. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Alexander Anderson

Tuesday / September 16, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Alexander Andersonage 20, was a composer and performer in San Diego before coming to Berklee College of Music. Anderson has studied with and performed at master classes with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, George Duke, Dave Liebman, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Benny Green. With his jazz fusion band, Unidentified Fusion Orangement, Anderson has developed original compositions and played at various public and private venues. He was the house pianist in the historic Coronado Big Band at age 18, working with Sammy Nestico. 

Anderson was recently appointed an international ambassador of jazz from the American Funk n' Brass Foundation. 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Alexander Anderson

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Alexander Andersonage 20, was a composer and performer in San Diego before coming to Berklee College of Music. Anderson has studied with and performed at master classes with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, George Duke, Dave Liebman, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, and Benny Green. With his jazz fusion band, Unidentified Fusion Orangement, Anderson has developed original compositions and played at various public and private venues. He was the house pianist in the historic Coronado Big Band at age 18, working with Sammy Nestico. 

Anderson was recently appointed an international ambassador of jazz from the American Funk n' Brass Foundation. 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Zoe Brush

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4 and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist. She studies Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music and hopes to develop her career as a singer-songwriter by performing and producing her own music. Her goal is to inspire and positively influence people with the music she writes.

Admission: 
Free

Vivienne Aerts

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Originally from the Netherlands, Vivienne Aerts lives in Boston and studies at Berklee College of Music. Her teachers include renowned jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, and Ed Saindon. Her music takes influence from Ella, Duke, and Miles. 

Being occasionally uncategorizable, Aerts is more than a composer and singer. The flow of her music creates an intimate connection with the audience. She has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Lee Konitz, Joe Cohn, and Florian Weber. In 2009 she released her first album, Roofgarden, and in 2012, Polaroid, a snappy jazz a cappella EP recorded with Australian electronic producer Geoff Baker.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Hines

Wednesday / September 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy, and progressive rock— most of all Pink Floyd, Camel, and Dream Theater.

For the past nine years, he has been working on an instrumental progressive rock project consisting of 12 interlinked albums, each with its own musical sound, storyline, and art style. He hopes to begin recording each album one by one in the near future.
Admission: 
Free

Daniel Hines

Tuesday / September 2, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy, and progressive rock— most of all Pink Floyd, Camel, and Dream Theater.

For the past nine years, he has been working on an instrumental progressive rock project consisting of 12 interlinked albums, each with its own musical sound, storyline, and art style. He hopes to begin recording each album one by one in the near future.
 
Admission: 
Free

Jesse Taitt

Friday / August 29, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston
MA
02111

Jesse Taitt, a 24-year-old jazz pianist and composer, developed his sensitivity and technical facility for the instrument at the Boston Arts Academy, where he studied classical music with Boston Conservatory professor Harriet Lundberg and jazz with Hey Rim Jeon via the Berklee City Music Program.

As a student at the Academy and later at Berklee College of Music, Jesse played and attended master classes with Phillip Bailey, Seymour Bernstein, Dr. Billy Taylor, Regina Carter, George Duke, Walter Beasley, Doug Johnson, Laszlo Gardony, Joanne Brackeen, Patrice Rushen, Geri Allen, Gavin Degraw, Hugh Masakela, and Mike Tucker.

 

At Berklee, Jesse served as the music director for Boston based group Jazz Urbane, which is led/produced by Dr. William Banfield. His band, the Jesse Taitt Trio, performed at Boston restaurants and nightspots.

During the summer of 2013, Jesse was an International Guest Artist of the U.S. Ambassador in Rwanda. There he led and co-led master classes with Joey Blake (Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra) and headlined both nights in the Rwanda’s annual Kigali UP Festival.

Having recently received a dual degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee, Jesse continues to be an active pianist in the Boston music scene. He is also an AmeriCorp Community Leader, Public Allies Leader and an Artist-Educator in Boston Arts Academy’s Alumni Creative Core program.

Jesse’s work can be found on Jeff Perry Quartet, Sarpay Ozcatagay’s Unexpectable and most recently on Dr. William Banfield’s album “Playing with Other People’s Heads.” There, Jesse shares album credits with the late George Duke as well as Terri Lyne Carrington, Stokely Williams and Christian Scott.

As he continues to explore music and the world, Jesse’s dedication to excellence drives his creativity.

Jesse Taitt is an accomplished pianist and composer who is constantly seeking new musical areas to explore. He is currently working as a sideman on numerous projects, is a regular pianist at Empowerment Christian Church in Boston and is a gigging musician in Boston and New York.

Admission: 
Free

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