Sarah began dancing at 3, playing keys at 5 and singing in high school. Now a professional singer, songwriter, arranger, and producer, Sarah Brindell continues to perform a melodious blend of Soul, Jazz, Bossa Nova, Reggae, Pop and R&B that captivates audiences around the world.
The Boston Globe called her "…a throw back to the days of Billie Holiday when the music was metaphor for turmoil and trouble but sounded like honey…Brindell's voice acts as salve to comfort…raw sexual energy dressed up in retro-rhythm and a honey-warm voice can't disguise the core – pure seduction."
Cumbiagra is a Brooklyn, New York-based collective of musicians dedicated to making the dance floor happen. Since their creation in the summer of 2008, Cumbiagra has been hosting legendary dance parties throughout New York's Lower East Side, Brooklyn, Mexico and beyond.
Though Cumbiagra is largely inspired by the Colombian dance style known as cumbia, their music has developed into a unique synthesis of styles, drawing on the diversity of it's members and the rich musical environment in which they live.
The multi-talented Lehmann is a drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist and writer. He quickly has become an integral part of the New England music scene, catching attention and international exposure during tours to Israel & Germany with groups led by such internationally renown artists like Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza.
When the G & C Merriam Company of Massachusetts published the third edition of Webster’s Dictionary in 1961, little did they realize that they would start “America’s greatest language controversy”. All over a few words that had been classified as slang. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with DAVID SKINNER, editor, writer and journalist about his wild and entertaining history THE STORY OF AIN’T: AMERICA, ITS LANGUAGE, AND THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL DICTIONARY EVER PUBLISHED.
No musician in America inspires more passionate & creative anarchy than the legendary Nat Mugavero. He is a musical visionary who captures the imaginations and talents of the best players in the country and pushes the limit to create pure music. His performances are uniquely spontaneous and virtuosic,
The blues is a relevant music for the time we live in and the People Vs. Larsen play it with an energy that is unmatched. Selling out clubs all over New York City, they have fostered a young jazz and blues following unlike any other seen by this generation.
With a fun and carefree approach, they have turned jazz and blues into something to be celebrated (evident when you realize their name is derived from a court case where Larsen was sued for distributing condoms with Sarah Palin's likeness on the packaging).