Dominic Florio / Vince Cannady / Hana

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Thursday / March 14, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Dominic Florio

Three Berklee students will grace the stage for a soulful night of original compositions. This special show will feature Dominic Florio, Vince Cannady, and Hana.

Chicago native Dominic Florio began songwriting at an early age and was an obvious born talent upon entering high school. By then, he was already performing professionally throughout the Chicago area. He began taking classical piano and voice lessons in high school and then received a full scholarship to attend a music conservatory in Chicago for jazz piano and vocal performance. For the next two years Florio was heavily involved in more than nine different ensembles, wrote his own music, had weekly gigs at several establishments in the Chicago area, and composed music for several of his school's plays. He is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Florio has just released his first solo album, entitled Reflections. At just 19, he is a skilled singer-songwriter with songs that span several genres from soul to pop to hip-hop. 

Vince Cannady was born in Philadelphia and discovered his passion for music and performance through a boy’s choir. Cannady toured with the choir around the world, performing in every continent. He started his own solo career gigging around Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Today, he is a soulful R&B singer who steals the attention of everyone in the room when he gets on stage. He is currently a vocal performance major at Berklee College of Music and is dedicated to sharing his sultry powerhouse voice with the world through his inspiring performances and recordings.

Growing up surrounded by the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado gave Hana a healthy dose of fresh air and perspective on the kind of artist she wanted to be. Life in Colorado provided a strong foundation for her honest and soulful music. Hana gravitates to strong female R&B artists ranging from the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin, to more contemporary singer-songwriter artists such as Emily King and Joss Stone. More recently, artists like Lianne La Havas have inspired Hana to expand her style and to incorporate new elements into her songwriting. She is developing her sound through collaboration with musicians that reflect her R&B sensibilities and soulful roots.