Kollaboration Boston is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative platform for Asian-American performance artists to showcase their talents. Our mission and mantra is "Empowerment through Entertainment." Our third annual show features seven diverse acts: Angel & Will, a vocal/instrumental duo; Daesun Yim, an improv pianist; Derek Hsu, a Chinese yo-yo pro; Justin Oppus, a vocalist; LuDow, a rap artist; Movement Box, a vocal percussion and dance group; and UPdrifting Crew, a hip-hop dance group. As guest performers and judges, we have hip-hop dancer Ellen Kim, musicans AJ Rafael and Andrew Rhim, and our Kollaboration Boston 2 grand finalist, Justin Chiou. More information can be found at www.KollaborationBoston.org or Facebook.com/KollaborationBoston.
$28 VIP, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout), or $35 VIP, $16 day of show, general admission
This concert of high-energy electronica is presented by Electronic Production and Design students in the Live Performance Techniques for the Electronic Musician course. The students will be performing live, improvised sets on laptop and controllers.
Jesca Hoop’s eclectic songwriting and music has drawn praise from Tom Waits, who describes Hoop’s sound as being "like a four-sided coin."
Cocoa Jackson Lane combines gritty soul with roots and reggae. A fresh collaboration between vocalist Jess Harlen and Camilla 'Bass Killa' Charlesworth, Cocoa Jackson Lane seamlessly ranges from heart-wrenching delicacy to hard-hitting dancehall.
$5 with Berklee I.D, $8 in advance, $10 day of show, general admission
Maria Schneider and her orchestra have enjoyed a distinguished recording career, including earning nine Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards. Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.”
She and her orchestra became widely known starting in 1994 when they released their first recording, Evanescence. With that recording, Schneider began to develop her unique writing style for her 17-member collective, made up of many of the finest musicians in jazz today.
Today, Schneider’s compositions continue to highlight the distinct creative voices of the group.
Jason Moran has been called "the most provocative thinker in current jazz" by Rolling Stone. The Los Angeles Times lauds Moran as "a startlingly gifted pianist with a relentless thirst for experimentation." In this program, Moran once again challenges the status quo by rethinking the work of the prolific jazz pianist and composer Fats Waller. Moran views Waller's music through two lenses: as music for a jazz piano trio and as contemporary dance music. Don’t miss this exhilarating evening!
Fireworks are sure to fly when some of the most ferociously talented musicians to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival share the stage. The lineup includes Anat Cohen (clarinet), Karrin Allyson (voice), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Mark Whitfield (guitar), Peter Martin (piano), Larry Grenadier (bass), and Clarence Penn (drums).
The timeless appeal of the Spinners remains strong several decades after this soulful R&B powerhouse scored hits like “I’ll Be Around,” “Rubberband Man,” and “One of a Kind (Love Affair).” Over the years, the Spinners have acquired six Grammy nominations and have performed twice during the awards ceremony. They have also performed for presidents and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tavares, another long-running R&B group that delivered a string of hits in the ‘70s (“Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel,” “That’s the Sound That Lonely Makes,” and others), will open. Tavares scored its first hit with “Check It Out” in 1973 and soon began appearing regularly on the R&B and pop charts. Tavares continues to bring an incredible energy to its performances. Don’t miss this this soul-powered show!
VIP tickets include an exclusive meet-and-greet with the artists from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.