Using Venezuela as a point of departure, the Luis D'Elias Ensemble blends traditional South American music with contemporary jazz, rock, and classical music. Formed in 2012, the group has been performing constantly around the Boston area. Its first album will be released this summer.
This performance has been canceled due to weather. Jacinta Clusellas brings together jazz, Argentinean folk, and other Latin styles. She has performed at the Outside the Box Festival, the Boston Book Festival, and the Regattabar in Cambridge.
Shay's Motel is a hip-hop band based in Boston that blends the spontaneity of free jazz with hard hitting danceable grooves and original poetry. Its sound can be likened to the sampled textures of hip-hop producers of the last two decades, combined with the rhythmic and harmonic freedom of jazz improvisation.
341 Trio is a jazz group with an original mix of styles, backgrounds, and cultures. Its members come from diﬀerent parts of the world, bringing music that gives this band an eclectic and rich sound full of sincerity. The trio has successfully combined traditional and modern jazz concepts into its writing, and it's typical of the members to trade the melodies and lead lines between instruments: trumpet, guitar, and bass. The trio's ﬁrst EP is to be released by the end of this summer.
This performance has been canceled due to weather. A versatile guitar player with virtuosic technique, Cole Schuster has shared the stage with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, the Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, and Wynton Marsalis.
Danny Istvan Nagy is a small town guy with a downtown sensibility. He was born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and moved with his family to Hungary a few years later. One day, when exploring the attic of his family's home, he found his father’s old guitar and fell in love with the sound and feel of it instantly. He knew music was his calling—no two ways about it.
Raised in northern Denmark, Arreana Jaye brings Scandinavian folklore to her music, along with some interesting grooves. She has toured Denmark and played New York venues such as the Bitter End and Living Room. She draws inspiration from across the artistic spectrum, from George Gershwin to Becca Stevens, and puts her own twist on the standards. Her goal is to capture the psalms of life that unite people across national borders.
Driven by a passion to create music with purpose, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West formed the Western Den in 2013 to blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures, producing a sound all their own. The duo released their debut EP Battle Hymns in May 2013 and premiered by opening for Melissa Ferrick on her national tour that summer. The Western Den performs in Boston and is working on a full-length album. Click here for "Carter Hall," one the duo's recent effort.