Scuba Parade is! And we are Scuba Parade! An MIT- and Berklee-based expression-espresso blend of jazz, funk, worldly, and spoken wordly sounds, we here at Scuba Parade enjoy a good stand-up, shake-down, stomp-clapping, handful of musical enjoyment.
When we sit, however rarely, the music we find filling our phonographs and player-pianos sings to the tune of Esperanza Spalding, Avishai Cohen, Stevie Wonder, Jobim, and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, plus or minus a John Scofield or two.
Sol & Kiel's music is a highly crafted space in which song, instrumental composition and improvisation coexist. Roaming through various musical landscapes, the ensemble performs on acoustic instruments from all over the world including Malian balafon, Navajo flute, and Nepalese bells. The musicians synthesize these textures with delicate chamber-like conversation within various western folk traditions including fiddle music, avant-garde jazz and American songcraft.
Bonnie and Ken Bewick celebrate the release of their first CD, Consider the Source. This new album plays on themes of each coast, growing up, and meeting in the middle, combining Ken's folk rock expertise and Bonnie's Celtic and Boston Symphony background for a unique interplay found nowhere else!
Special surprise guests will be revealed soon.....
Flutist, composer, author, arranger and educator Fernando Brandão is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An active musician versed in classical and jazz, he has performed extensively as a bandleader, sideman, chamber musician and as a soloist in Brazil and the US.
Mr. Brandão is an Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and a faculty member of Longy School of Music and the Community Music Center of Boston.
Naftule’s Dream whose seminal recordings in the 1990’s helped create the Radical Jewish Culture movement and jumpstart John Zorn’s Tzadik label, blends elements of klezmer, free jazz and experimental rock for an exhilarating musical combustion.
Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Gary Bohan, trumpet; Andrew Stern, electric guitar; Jim Gray, tuba; Eric Rosenthal, drums.