Joe Raia grew up in Lexington, MA, and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied saxophone and clarinet with the world-renowned woodwind instructor, the late great Joe Viola, and studied composition and arranging with Herb Pomeroy, Phil Wilson, and Greg Hopkins. A stalwart in the New England blues, R&B and jazz scene, he has performed with many Boston Music Awards winners and nominees, Boston Battle of the Blues Bands winners, and has performed in 11 countries in North America and Europe.
Jazz Jam hosted by Ted Knowlton, keyboards w/ Ken Steiner, bass Michelle Hirsch, drums & special guest: Lisa Marie, voice
"Our group starts with bass, drums, and piano. Ken & I (Ted) have been around longer than the other Jazz Jam musicians. We are probably not as "out of the box" (that's Michael's favorite term) as some of the younger musicians hosting the Jam, but we bring a wealth of jazz experience to the party." And, we love "out of the box" folks to jam with. Give us your freedom of expression; we give you a solid base of jazz experience. You draw us out; we draw you out! www.tedknowlton.com
A concept developed by Pescara---native singer and composer Stefano Marchese, Sounds of Italy was made possible with the collaboration and support of big names on the international music scene such as Marco Pignataro, Andrea Pejrolo, Tino D’Agostino and Giorgia Renosto, as well as the Consul General of Italy in Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, and Bostoniano founder Nicola Orichuia.
Lookie Lookie plays Latin Bugalu music, featuring the music of Ricardo Ray & Joe Cuba, plus a healthy dose of African Latin & Soukous music. Lookie Lookie will be debuting some brand new (though deliciously old) material, so stop by - It'll be a blast!!
Chris Maclachlan, bass
Ken Winokur, congas and percussion
Rick Barry, timbales
Vicente Lebron, congas
Scott Bryce Getchell, trumpet
Ken Field, alto sax/flute
Russ Gershon tenor sax/flute
& everybody sings!