Nick David's harmonica playing has a swagger that developed over thousands of one-nighters from Massachusetts to Memphis. Now he introduces the powerhouse band he's formed with four other kingpins of the New England blues scene & Mr. Nick & the Dirty Trick is now one of the region's most formidable live outfits in any genre.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando came to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He is currently recording and performing with his trio that features Esperanza Spalding on bass and vocals and Richie Barshay on drums and percussion, and with a quartet featuring Leala Cyr on vocals and trumpet, John Lockwood on bass, and Tiago Michelin on drums.
Saxophonist George Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal.
He began on the tenor when he was six, played in a family band and attended music school in Boston. In addition Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performing with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z and John Patitucci among others.
Amy Bowles and Aaron Bellamy bring together this slick funky-jazz band for one of our favorite Monday night parties! Self-described as "A funk jazz combustion", The Funky ABs have enlisted an exciting mix of spontaneous and exciting musicians from all over the Boston area for some hot jazz interpretation.
Currently, Matthew Stubbs is performing with the legendary Charlie Musselwhite Band, as well as his own band, The Matthew Stubbs Band. He recently was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the Year.