Boston-based guitarist, composer and Berklee professor Bruce Bartlett has taught groove ensembles all over the world and his band, Bruce Bartlett Trio, has performed internationally. He has played rhythm guitar for several underground recordings, recorded live with Prince's drummer John Blackwell.
He also composed most of the material, along with being a featured soloist, for Modern Drummer Festival 2000 at Montclair University in New Jersey, performing along side the legendary Chick Corea.
Composer/pianist and Berklee Prof. Marc Rossi’s music combines the best of the East and West, delivering unique, uplifting, exuberant music that draws upon influences from jazz masters, Indian music, World music, and much more.
The group will play music from their critically acclaimed CDs Mantra Revealed, and Hidden Mandala, and other new pieces.
Singer-songwriter Dani Gurgel makes modern brazilian music. Her voice is an instrument, joining beautiful lyrics and complicated vocalises with her sax player precision, joining her influences into one: Rosa Passos, Joyce Moreno, Elis Regina and Mônica Salmaso.
Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound.
The trio Thumbscrew came about by accident, after bassist Michael Formanek subbed in a band including guitarist Mary Halvorson and drummer Tomas Fujiwara. Something special happened among them right away, so they formed a trio, a co-operative in the truest sense. They play originals by all hands, compositions whose rhythms may surge or lag or veer sideways according to their own internal logic.
It’s close to midnight, and something evil’s lurking in the dark, as TCAN stirs up its annual batch of a cappella brew. Thirty year old North Shore Acappella is keeping it fresh with a recent national appearance on the NBC reality show "The Sing-Off," where they showed off their skillful blend of harmony, rhythm and tempo, and a repertoire ranging from 40’s standards to contemporary favorites. They’ve opened for legendary acts The Temptations, Al Jarreau and Roberta Flack, and continue to remain a local institution and Boston’s highest profile a cappella group.
Ed Kowalczyk is widely known as the legendary songwriter and former lead-singer of the multi-platinum rock band, LIVE. In 2013, Ed is introducing his newest creative offering…the acoustic production - “I ALONE” ACOUSTIC, a nod to one of one of Kowalczyk’s most famous lyrics.