Berklee Summer Concert SeriesSons of Daughters

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Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
United States
Sons of Daughters

Everybody's mother is somebody's daughter, brother. Dig? Sons of Daughters features Berklee alumni Devin Drobka and Aaron Darrell as well as New School for Jazz alumnus and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner.

The members of this trio have performed with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Greg Osby, Ches Smith, Becca Stevens, and Dave Stryker, among others. They tour the East Coast and Midwest regularly and collectively have graced the stages of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Yoshi's, Smalls Jazz Club, the JVC Jazz Festival, and many other stages in the United States and Europe.

Sons of Daughters was born through an unlikely union. Having heard for months of young guns Darrell and Drobka, Breiner traveled from his home in Madison, Wisconsin to Milwaukee in May of 2010 for a one-nighter at the Jazz Estate. He showed up a half-hour late and the band was already knee-deep in an epic performance of "Autumn Leaves." Breiner stepped on stage to take a solo before the rest of the band even realized he had shown up. He didn't meet the bass player and drummer until the set break.

Soon after, Darrell moved to Boston to complete a degree at Berklee and Drobka moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a failed actor turned singing waiter on rollerskates in midtown (done aaaaand. . . done). Breiner stayed put in Madison where he continued to undermine the lounge jazz scene one gig at a time.

This trio of brilliant young improvisers plays incendiary originals and reaches deep into the pantheon of jazz classics in order to deliver telepathy-laced shang-a-lang that transcends its geographical limitations.