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Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble

Saturday, May 9, 5-7 p.m.

The Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble is high-level student band led by Professor Dave Weigert (playing drums). The ensemble learns and plays the repertoire of the world-renowned Yellowjackets, ( one of the few jazz bands that has been together for more than 30 years. The students, bassist Elin Margareta Sandberg (Sweden), tenor and alto saxophonist Andrew Denicola (Stamford, Conn.), guitarist Lior Tzemach (Ramat Gan, Israel) and piano synth player Zak Leever (San Francisco), are highly motivated, dedicated and accomplished musicians. The class sign-up for this ensemble is by instrumental rating, determined by audition. The selected Yellowjackets repertoire that will be played is funk-oriented and groove-based, with beautiful, soaring and expressive melodies and rich harmonies.

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Photos by Social Palates


Marika Galea

Saturday, Jun 13, 5-7 p.m.

Marika Galea is a bassist and composer with a true love for jazz. Her joyful enthusiasm and hunger to learn about music and the world around her have brought her everywhere from the desert of Santa Fe to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York City. As a respected musician, journalist and educator who emerged from the Toronto scene, Marika is carving out her reputation on both sides of the border as a player with longevity. She is pleased to present her quartet, including Yoav Eshed (Israel) on guitar, Tomoaki Baba (Japan) on saxophone, and Jongkuk Kim (South Korea) on drums.

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