Dans ma main, the sophomore release by pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais, is an expansive album of post-classical piano with strands of electronic detail. Blending his conservatory skill and precise pop sensibility with synthetic accompaniment, Blais creates unique environments where the piano’s intimacy can be subtly disrupted at any time. Largely composed in one week […]
The Creative Music Series Presents From New England, New York, Boston Legends already and in the making: “The Quartet”: Paul Flaherty (saxophones) Back after more than three years absence “…Flaherty encapsulates the history of outlaw free improvising in New England…” -David Keenan (The Wire, The Scottish Sunday Herald). “Flaherty is an absolute monster… and a […]
A Massachusetts native and graduate of both Harvard and Berklee, Kyle Nasser has been described as possessing, “superlative musicianship as a performer, writer and a bandleader…ardent creativity and urbane artistic composure” (Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz). Since moving to New York City in 2010, he has played at some of the city’s most prestigious venues […]
The Creative Music Series Presents From Boston and Western Mass. One Night, Three Bands of Free-Form, Cutting-Edge, Unrestricted Improvisations… Unrehearsed and creative music ala Free-Jazz, Free-Rock, Electronics and Experimental Sounds that are “serious fun” you just don’t hear often (enough), liberated from any stylistic and melodic shackles. # 1st Set: Eric Zinman & NEKSYS # 2nd […]
Hailed as one of “the most intelligent and innovative dance troupes in Boston” (Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review), Luminarium Dance Company returns after a two-year creation period with its newest feature production, HIVELAND. Co-choreographed by Artistic Directors Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman, HIVELAND ignites the Multicultural Arts Center with the company’s signature imaginative choreography […]
Fantastic Negrito performed at the Middle East Restaurant & Nightclub on Aug. 29. All photos by Jonathan Beckley.
The Creative Music Series Presents A Special Contemporary Evening of Fresh New Music from Boston & Colorado; More than Classical, 1st set, 2nd set Microtonal Guitar Magic String Theory Trio: “A strange and splendid synthesis of sound.” Boston Phoenix “Bold and daring, Haverstick ventures into distant aural galaxies.” Guitar Player * From Boston and New […]
Animated by the exquisite soundscape created by Jimi Hendrix, Julien Kasper has constructed a deep, jazz-shaped identity of his own. The Berklee College of Music guitar professor plays with a giant palate of electric texture and tone. His music—an organic amalgam of jazz, rock, and funk—has an evocative, bluesy groove and a deep, expressive vocabulary. Kasper has released […]
Guitarist Wayne Krantz and his group perform as part of Berklee Guitar Sessions. Krantz has performed and recorded with artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, Chris Potter, and David Binney, but since the early 1990s has focused primarily on his solo career, mostly as the leader of a trio.
Berta Rojas, who ranks among today’s foremost classical guitarists, will perform a selection of Latin American classical guitar music featuring works from composers such as Manuel María Ponce, Agustín Barrios, Edín Solís, and Quique Sinesi. Rojas has been praised as a “guitarist extraordinaire” by the Washington Post and as an “ambassador of the classical guitar” by Classical Guitar […]
David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists, including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Dave Douglas, and Rudresh Mahanthappa. His latest release, Transitions, was named one of DownBeat’s top CDs of 2017. Gilmore, whose style has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix, has received numerous grants, […]
The Creative Music Series Welcomes The Mike Pride 3 Featuring the phenomenal Jon Irabagon/saxophones And special guest Brad Barrett Potent, Spirited, Hard Core and Free Jazz. FROM New York and Boston, converging in a show of renowned and young creative improvisational artists. *** Mike Pride – Drums – N.Y. by way of Maine: Percussionist * […]