Celebrate Music Series

Celebrate Music ArtsBrookline

Welcome to summer 2017 everyone!

The Celebrate Music Summer Coffee House Series for July is now fully scheduled with some great performers. All concerts are in the Meeting Room at the Coolidge Corner branch of the Brookline Public Library from 2-4pm. Free refreshments.

Sunday, July 16Open Mic, Too Klez for ComfortRSVP, Josie Lowder, and Patrice Monahan Jazz. Host: Dennis “Deadair” Maler.
Sunday, July 23Open Mic, RSVP, Carolyn Brooke, Coulda Been Worse, and Usually Seven. Host: Dennis “Deadair” Maler.
Sunday, July 30 | The Clark Page Project, COY, 3AM, and Express Lane. Host: Amy Emmert & Daniel Gostin

As always be mindful that musicians lead complicated lives and sometimes make last minute changes in their schedules…

 The final concert for the 2017 summer season, Sunday, July 30:

 

Celebrate Music – Arts Brookline 2017
Is kindly sponsored by The Friends of the Brookline Library, Arts Brookline 2017, Brookline Commission for the Arts and the Brookline Interactive Group. Thank you!

 

This is what has happened so far in 2017…

Saturday, April 15

Community Open Mic

Open Mic at The Meeting Room, Coolidge Corner Library, Brookline

Open Mic at The Meeting Room, Coolidge Corner Library, Brookline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 18

The concert featured Jamie Balmer, Commonwealth Consort and Usually 7

Celebrate Music Commonwealth Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 18

Community Open Mic

Community Open Mic Feb 18, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, January 15

Community Open Mic

Brookline Community Open Mic January 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

Saturday, December 3

Community Open Mic

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Here is a recap of the 2016 Coolidge Corner Library Coffee House Series:

Saturday, July 23 

Stone Sisters Jazz

Stone Sisters Celebrate Music

Stone Sisters

Stone Sisters Jazz, with Gretchen Stone, Berklee grad who

studied classical and jazz with major figures, and her sister

Trudy Stone on vocals, playing their own take on jazz legends

plus original material.

 

 

 

 

Adrian Zemor

Adrian Zemor Celebrate Music

Adrian Zemor

 

Adrian Zemor’s mission is to present the cello in a new

light and he does just that with original works

influenced by heavy metal, folk, rock, flemenco and

classical.

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Chedd, Marcus Dembinski and Spencer Brown

Adam Chedd & Co, Celebrate Music Series

Adam Chedd & Co, Celebrate Music Series

 

Brookline musicians Adam Chedd on bass, Marcus Dembinski 

on percussion, accompanied by John Purcell of the Brookline

Music School perform their own arrangements of jazz standards

and originals.

 

Too Klez for Comfort

Too Klez for Comfort

Too Klez for Comfort

 

Too Klez for Comfort, a local favorite, brings their high

energy klezmer sound to the Coolidge Corner Coffee

House.

 

 

 

 

 

Sat July 9 featured the following acoustic singer/songwriters:

Andrew Geano

Andrew Geano

Andrew Geano

 

This Boston-based singer-songwriter has been performing his enigmatic acoustic pop/rock throughout the metro area – be there by 1:00 for this great kick-off performance!

 

 

 

 

Ryan Sweezey

Ryan Sweezey

Ryan Sweezey

 

 

 

Talented folk/rock singer/songwriter with a gorgeous voice and terrific guitar work- this is a great chance to hear this young musician.

 

 

 

Carolyn Brooke Fahrner

Carolyn Brooke Fahrner

Carolyn Brooke Fahrner

 

 

Local indie/folk singer/songwriter still in high school performs from her outstanding repertoire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prateek Poddar

Prateek Poddar

Prateek Poddar

 

Folk singer/songwriter reminds us what can be expressed with a harmonica and guitar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailey Magee

Hailey Magee

Hailey Magee

 

 

A growing presence in the musician management business performs her own compositions.

 

 

 

 

Jack & Katie

Jack & Katie

Jack & Katie

 

This singer/songwriter duo with Brookline roots brings their special style to the Coolidge Corner Coffeehouse – don’t miss it!

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 25 

Amir Siraj, a super talented young pianist with more awards and honors than seems possible at his age.

Amir Siraj

Amir Siraj

Amir Siraj is a Brookline High School student who has played at venues including Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall. A top prizewinner at local, national, and international competitions, Amir has performed with numerous regional orchestras and prestigious organizations including the Harvard Musical Association and the American Liszt Society. He has been the recipient of many prestigious prizes for his performances. In 2015, Amir was selected as one of twenty-four young pianists in the world to participate in the Cliburn International Junior Competition and Festival.  Amir has generously performed for many organizations to bring music to hospitals, senior living communities and children’s museums.  This past year, as an Arts Leader with From the Top in Boston, Amir organized a concert in partnership with Music For Food to raise funds for local hunger relief, raising enough funds to provide over 5,000 meals for community members in need.

 

 

Scott Card combines the power of jazz with the precision of classical music, along with the accessibility of folk and pop music for a captivating and energizing musical experience.

Building on studies of Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall while simultaneously playing JS Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Leo Brouwer on classical guitar, Scott Card is creating a sound all his own.

Scott Card - jazz with the precision of classical music

Scott Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noah Sesling and Friends, classically trained chamber singers plus piano will round out duets, trios and solos from this wonderful young vocal group.

Talented chamber singers from Brookline High School bring a delightful performance to the Coffee House!

Josie Lowder, a dynamic singer songwriter with a powerful voice and great acoustic guitar licks. 

Josie Lowder - dynamic singer songwriter

Josie Lowder

Coming from a musical family but developing her very own sound, Josie Lowder delivers with a special combination of humor and humility, accessible emotion, and a beautiful musicality that leaves audiences with warmer hearts and happier souls.

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2016 PAST PERFORMANCES IN HUNNEMAN HALL

All performances were held at Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Public Library, and Brookline Interactive Group recorded audio and video of each performance.  After recording each of these events, BIG staff are in the process of editing the footage, so it can be aired on its cable channel and uploaded to YouTube. Additionally, the digital file will be made available to performers.

 

Saturday, April 23

Tom Rubenoff & David Patrick

Tom Rubenoff on trombone and vocals and David Patrick on guitar will present their new album, “Notes from the Spirit”, original music rooted in jazz, blues and Latin music.  Tom has been writing and performing poetry and music for about half a century. Since moving to Boston a few years after college, Tom has played jazz, swing, salsa, Sousa marches, blues, liturgical music, pop covers, Klezmer and music for theatrical productions, composing and arranging for a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Tom currently plays with the Klezmer band, Too Klez For Comfort, the cover band, Unclaimed Freight, the Shabbos band at Temple Ohabei Shalom, and he has been known to sit in with The Winiker Jazz Trio and the Tracy Clark trio from time to time.

Mierlita

This delightful group made up of fiddlers Jon Cannon and Abigale Reisman, both students of Lautari lmaster violinist Marin Bunea, bring a contemporary perspective to a full traditional repertoire alongside guitarist Sasha Kern and upright bassist Kirsten Lamb.

Saturday, May 7

Josie Lowder

Josie Lowder, Celebrate Music Series at Brookline Main Library

Josie Lowder, Celebrate Music Series at Brookline Main Library

Combining RNB, Funk, Jazz and Electric, Boston based Josie Lowder fills the room with awesome guitar playing and a bluesy voice.

 

 

 

 

 

Jack and Katie

Jack & Katie, Celebrate Music Series at Brookline Main Library

Jack & Katie, Celebrate Music Series at Brookline Main Library

Jack and Katie (a Brookline native) are an indie folk/rock duo based in Boston, MA. Their songs combine powerful, gritty vocals with intricate guitar picking.

Katie Solomon / Vocals
Jack Lewis / Guitar

 

 

 

 

Cruel Miracle

Cruel Miracle, Celebrate Music Series at Brookline Main Library

Cruel Miracle, Celebrate Music Series at Brookline Main Library

 

Hailing from Boston, four-piece rock and roll band, Cruel Miracle, comes to ArtsBrookline. Classic rock with a sense of danger and romance, Cruel Miracle delivers rock and roll realness! Vocalist Sadie Vada, guitarist Sir-Ken Celli, bassist Charlie Black, and drummer Luis Castellanos offer a sound reminiscent of Guns & Roses, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors, with a fresh perspective.

 

Sadie Vada / Lead Vox

Sir-Ken Celli / Guitar, Vox

Charlie Black / Bass, Vox

Luis Castellanos / Drums

Thursday, June 2

Ryan Sweezey

Ryan Sweezey performs in Hunneman Hall, Brookline, on June 2 as part of the ArtsBrookline Celebrate Music Series

Ryan Sweezey

 

 

 

Infectious melodies, killer voice, and outstanding guitar skills, Ryan Sweezey is on the move, delivering consistently excellent folk/rock at venues around Boston.  A recent Northeastern grad, Ryan is getting noticed by aficionados and the press – catch him at Hunneman Hall while you can!

 

RD King

RD King performs in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library, on June 2 as part of the 2016 ArtsBrookline Celebrate Music Series.

RD King

 

 

Boston-based composer and acoustic guitar virtuoso, R.D. King is coming to Hunneman Hall!  King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable, and extraordinary.  King draws inspiration from literature, philosophy, psychology, and meditation. He has been influenced by travel to diverse locales including Qatar, Greece, England, and the South Pacific. A graduate of Ithaca College School of Music, King performs at venues in New England and beyond.

TRY 

The band TRY perform in Hunneman Hall, Brookline Main Library, on June 2 as part of the 2016 ArtsBrookline Celebrate Music Series

TRY

 

Virtuoso slide guitarist Niles Elliot and Dylan Edmunds met and began collaborating in college at Berklee College of Music with Dylan’s brother, Conner, arriving at Berklee and joining the collaboration. The three of them began writing and rehearsing in search of a sound they could call their own. With specialties in slide guitar, sound design, midi programming, and pop production, TRY’s style is maturing into a hybrid indie rock and electronica.   After a year of writing, rehearsing, and recording TRY is performing around Boston & New York.  Come to Hunneman Hall to hear this young band deliver a fresh sound!

 

Saturday, June 11

Prateek Poddar

Prateek Poddar

Prateek Poddar

Prateek Poddar is a singer-songwriter from Weston, Massachusetts who mixes country, blues, and folk to create his own sound. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Usually Seven

Usually Seven

Usually Seven

Based at Music Makers Studio on Corey Hill, Usually Seven plays jazz standards and rarities from Duke Ellington to Herbie Hancock, Antonio Carlos Jobim to Bob Mintzer.

Dave Tomey, drums, Joel White, bass

Mrk Leccesea, trumpet, Gretchen Stone, piano

John Jewett, alto sax, Jim Guttman, tenor sax and baritone sax

Gerry Bluhm, guitar

 

Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark

Tracy Clark’s admirers include Ron Della Chiesa, “wonderful sound” and Bo Winiker, “great sense of rhythm and delivery…with pitch that is spot on”.  Dream Farm Radio’s Julie Lavender, “Tracy’s voice is as warm as a pot bellied stove on a frosty winter’s night.”  Regularly appearing at Scullers Jazz Club and Thelonious Monkfish with the Tracy Clark Trio, a band of accomplished musicians/Berklee faculty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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