Nadia Washington and Nick Hakim / Bryce Milano
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Nadia Washington and Nick Hakim will share the stage to headline the Marblehead Festival of Arts. Mandolinist Bryce Milano will open the concert.
Bryce Milano: 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia native Bryce Milano first discovered his love for music and the unlikely instrument of the mandolin at age 9. Though originally taking root in bluegrass and American folk music, he quickly ventured into music forms from around the world, studying everything from Bach to straight ahead jazz to Bulgarian folk music. In 2010, after spending nine years performing around the country, Milano began studying at Berklee College of Music on scholarship. In December of that year, he was invited to the Lincoln Center in New York City to accept ASCAP’s Lieber and Stoller Scholarship for his studies in performance. Now, two years later, Milano portrays the myriad of musical influences from his youth through his own compositions. By weaving in and out of contemporary and traditional styles, and utilizing unique instrumentation, he hopes his music will obscure the distinctions between musical genres across the globe.
Nadia Washington and Nick Hakim: 8:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Since Nadia Washington came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music, she has made a mark on both American coasts, playing at the Blue Note in New York as well as at the Vibrato Jazz Club in Bel Air, California. She was an affiliate of many ensembles, most notably the Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby, and Ralph Peterson Ensemble, which has toured along the East Coast. She has appeared as a guest vocalist for many events including a musical tribute to Dave Brubeck in 2007. Washington was a featured performing artist in the Trinidad and Tobago Steel Pan and Jazz Festival in 2008.
Nick Hakim is a singer-songwriter from Washington D.C. He and his band have been playing venues around Boston and New York, cultivating a new sound in preparation for his record that will be released in the summer of 2012. Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, and the Beatles.
This event is free and open to the public.