Berklee Summer in the CityLee Dynes
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Berklee College of Music alumni Amanda Addleman and Lee Dynes have joined forces and are embarking on a summer tour of the country. With Addleman's refined vocal and piano stylings and Dynes's acrobatic guitar playing, these two come together to create a performance that is a striking combination of lovely melodies and virtuosic improvisation. They will be drawing on the jazz standards of the Great American Songbook as well as a selection of pop and original music. The audience is promised an evening of music that is fresh, beautiful, and full of passion.
Ohio native Lee Dynes has continued to achieve major musical milestones since moving to Boston to study guitar performance and composition on a full scholarship from Berklee College of Music. He quickly became noted for his unique and passionate guitar style and had opportunities to perform at premier jazz venues across the country with great reviews: "Dynes's guitar work roars across traditional jazz guidelines. You can hear the Metallica he listened to during his boyhood in the way he makes his hollowbody electric sound like an entire band." (Isthmus Daily, Madison WI). Recently, Dynes signed with Jazz Revelation Records to record his original tune for the compilation CD Octave, presenting the finest jazz composers at Berklee.
Amanda Addleman's interest in voice and piano started at a very young age, and now she is an established artist in the San Francisco area. She received her bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Berklee College of Music after four years of total immersion in jazz and vocal practice. Upon completion of her degree, she began working in the Bay Area as a singer, pianist, arranger, composer, and educator. Addleman continues to expand her increasingly impressive list of venues, including a long residency at the historic Palace Hotel. In addition to her live performances, Addleman is currently working on her first studio record, Aglow, scheduled for release this year.
For this concert at the Atlantic Wharf, the duo will be joined by fellow Berklee alumnus Martin Fowler on acoustic bass. Martin is a bassist, producer, and electronic composer residing in New York. He is currently working with several prominent NYC songwriters as well as on many production and composition projects.