Performance

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 recently completed his studies at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he had the privilege to play and learn from musicians including Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more. He is working as a bandleader of his quartet with Papuna Sharikadze (piano), James Dale (bass), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). The group is performing around the Greater Boston area and is in the process of recording its first album, Voices of Freedom.

Listen to Batista play with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute:

Admission: 
Free

Samuel Batista

Friday / August 18, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Samuel Batista
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Panamanian saxophonist Samuel Batista began playing at age 14. Later, he joined the Danilo Pérez Foundation, and recently completed his studies at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he had the privilege to play and learn from musicians including Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more. He is working as a bandleader of his quartet with Papuna Sharikadze (piano), James Dale (bass), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). The group is performing around the Greater Boston area and is in the process of recording its first album, Voices of Freedom.

Listen to Batista play with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute:

Admission: 
Free

Tony Lucca / Derik Hultquist

Tuesday / October 3, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Tony Lucca
Derik Hultquist
Tony Lucca
Derik Hultquist
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Tony Lucca was born on the outskirts of Detroit on the heels of Motown's heyday. He was raised within the loving confines of an enormous family of musicians. His mom was the 10th of 12 kids who all sang and played. At the age of 12, Lucca had his first paying gig as a musician at a junior high school dance. By the time he was 15, he had been cast in an extraordinary group of rising stars on the All New Mickey Mouse Club alongside Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling, and Britney Spears.

Shortly after graduating from high school, Lucca wound up in LA and embarked upon an independent recording career that would span over 20 years. Along the way he's toured with major artists such as Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, *NSYNC, and Marc Anthony. Lucca won the LA Music Award for best male singer-songwriter in 2001 and has appeared numerous times on Last Call with Carson Daly, as well as the Wayne Brady Show and the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also, in 2013, Lucca was the sole entertainment for FOX's NFL Thanksgiving Day telecast of the Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers game.

When Derik Hultquist declares “my life is defined by parallel lines,” people may assume they are listening to a road-weary troubadour who is reflecting on a long musical journey of one-night stands and playing for tips. While Hultquist certainly hasn’t been exempt from these experiences, the twenty-something is sharing more of his personal narrative than simply recounting his musical reality. An east Tennessee native, Hultquist has always been drawn to a life equal parts imagined as realized. 

Hultquist’s work could lead one to draw obvious comparisons to the likes of Jack Kerouac or John Steinbeck. After delving deeper into the crux of Hultquist's writing, though, there is a semblance toward a Langston Hughes or Ernest Hemingway association instead, as witnessed when he closes his new project with his own spin on a love song with “Parallel Lines” and the meditative “Country Song.” 

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

Samuel Batista

Wednesday / July 12, 2017 / 6:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Samuel Batista
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Panamanian saxophonist Samuel Batista began playing at age 14. Later, he joined the Danilo Pérez Foundation, and recently completed his studies at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he had the privilege to play and learn from musicians including Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more. He is working as a bandleader of his quartet with Papuna Sharikadze (piano), James Dale (bass), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). The group is performing around the Greater Boston area and is in the process of recording its first album, Voices of Freedom.

Listen to Batista play with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute:

Admission: 
Free

Louis Albert

Thursday / September 21, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Louis Albert
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Luis Alberto Figueroa Velázquez, better known as Louis Albert, is studying voice performance and composition writing and production to become a professional healer through music. He was born in 1994 in Canovanas, Puerto Rico. After four years of studying at Bellas Artes de Carolina, he discovered his talents: singing, acting, and playing the guitar, becoming a musical prodigy in his early teens. He enjoys performing songs by Mark Anthony, Luis Fonsi, Sin Bandera, and other great Latin American artists. 

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

Louis Albert

Wednesday / September 20, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Louis Albert
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Luis Alberto Figueroa Velázquez, better known as Louis Albert, is studying voice performance and composition writing and production to become a professional healer through music. He was born in 1994 in Canovanas, Puerto Rico. After four years of studying at Bellas Artes de Carolina, he discovered his talents: singing, acting, and playing the guitar, becoming a musical prodigy in his early teens. He enjoys performing songs by Mark Anthony, Luis Fonsi, Sin Bandera, and other great Latin American artists. 

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

Louis Albert

Tuesday / September 19, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Louis Albert
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Luis Alberto Figueroa Velázquez, better known as Louis Albert, is studying voice performance and composition writing and production to become a professional healer through music. He was born in 1994 in Canovanas, Puerto Rico. After four years of studying at Bellas Artes de Carolina, he discovered his talents: singing, acting, and playing the guitar, becoming a musical prodigy in his early teens. He enjoys performing songs by Mark Anthony, Luis Fonsi, Sin Bandera, and other great Latin American artists. 

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

Michael Schenker Fest

Friday / March 9, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Michael Schenker
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Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerized the rock community since the '70s with his characteristic guitar play and contributed not only to Scorpions' classics such as "Lovedrive," "Coast to Coast" and "Holiday," but also constructed himself a monument during his time in UFO by writing hits like "Doctor Doctor" and "Rock Bottom," among others. His playing has influenced several generations of guitar players enormously.

Back in 1979, the German wunderkind decided to be his own boss. He founded the Michael Schenker Group, (a.k.a. M.S.G.) and released Assault Attack, Built to Destroy, and the live legacy One Night at Budokan. Around that time, outstanding musicians such as Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) Don Airey (Deep Purple), Cozy Powell (Gary Moore), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Pete Way (UFO), and Neil Murray (Whitesnake) were all invited by Schenker to play with him. M.S.G. also became the home of great vocalists, most notably Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley.

Now the time has come for Michael Schenker to move another step forward: He fulfills the long-awaited dream of all hard-rock fans by entering the studio as Michael Schenker Fest. The band has just started the recording process for a brand-new studio album with producer Michael Voss. Its release is set for spring 2018 through Nuclear Blast, the band's new record label.

Admission: 
$55 / $75 / $95 / $145

Samuel Batista

Thursday / June 29, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Samuel Batista
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Panamanian saxophonist Samuel Batista began playing at age 14. Later, he joined the Danilo Pérez Foundation, and recently completed his studies at Berklee College of Music. During his time at Berklee, he had the privilege to play and learn from musicians including Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, and many more. He is working as a bandleader of his quartet with Papuna Sharikadze (piano), James Dale (bass), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). The group is performing around the Greater Boston area and is in the process of recording its first album, Voices of Freedom.

Listen to Batista play with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute:

Admission: 
Free

Dreamer & Son / usLights / The Penthouse

Wednesday / August 2, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Dreamer & Son
usLights
The Penthouse
Dreamer & Son
usLights
The Penthouse
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Dreamer & Son is a dreamy, alt-rock quartet from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 2015, this collective came together from across the United States to chase a hauntingly similar dream. With their authentic, unique take on rock music, they aim to break down the barriers of genre. Fans of artists such as the Killers, Moose Blood, and Walk the Moon will all find something familiar in their ambient verses, memorable hooks, and explosive live performances.

Balanced at the intersection of the fearlessly avant and intimately familiar, the music of usLights is a study in contrasts. Together, Matt Nastri and former HERRA TERRA members Gregg Kusumah-Atmadja and Shawn Pelkey craft dreamy, often cinematic music that fuses heady sonics to a firm foundation of pop songwriting.

The Penthouse is a New England-based indie rock band that will make you dance. With smashing guitars and grooving rhythms, the Penthouse brings you a mix of modern and old-school vibes through the superb musicianship of its members.

Admission: 
Free

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