Music

Royer Family Band

MUSIC June 1: The Royer Family Band is Hazel Royer singing and playing bass, and her dad Eric on guitar. Hazel is a Boston native currently attending Boston Latin High School. She’s the bassist for both Boston Latin Big Band and the Boston Latin Gospel Choir. She released her first album of original songs last…

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Real Steel

MUSIC June 8: Charleston Sarjeant Jr. is a steel pannist, keyboardist, percussionist and producer with over 20 years of experience in music. From steel pan competitions to national tours, Charleston, 31, has blazed a trail of music excellence. Charleston also teaches steel pan and percussion for the Boston Public Schools and has done so since…

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T Max

MUSIC June 15: T MAX: a founder, actor, and producer in Boston Rock Opera; the music director of Project Eno; the publisher/editor of New England’s longest running music magazine—the Noise; performer of the one-man folk-rock opera Why Do We Go to War?; Composer and performer of SHAKE, a musical story about man’s disregard for the…

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Outrageous Fortune

MUSIC June 22: Outrageous Fortune is a Boston-based acoustic vintage jazz and blues trio. Their repertoire features innovative arrangements of early jazz (Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong); blues and jug band music (Robert Johnson and the Memphis Jug Band); and traditional folk music. The group features Chris Welles on guitar; Rod Thomas on harmonica; and…

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High Strung Strummers

MUSIC July 6: The High-Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance music of Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that region. Lead vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and…

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Solstice Sackbuts

MUSIC July 20: The Solstice Sackbuts is a chamber trio offering many types of programs, including medieval and Renaissance music, as well as Classical programs, pop and jazz. Solstice Sackbuts

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Gerry Beaudoin

MUSIC July 27: Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as a leader, arranger and guitarist and educator. His first national success was in 1990 with the Boston Jazz Ensemble. Gerry then went on to make three critically acclaimed Gerry Beaudoin Trio recordings with mandolin titan, David Grisman. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio has…

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Afrika Gente

MUSIC August 3: Afrika Gente (pronounced “hen-tay”) evolved from a Latin jazz and folk dance band to a collaborative of excellent, multi-generational players, with Afro-Latin jazz at its core – versatile as well in: samba, jazz, afro-beat, zouk, soca, blues and more. The “folk” repertoire includes drumming, dancing, singing and folkloric instruments. The collaborative crosses…

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Willie T & Doctor X

MUSIC August 10:  Singer/songwriter duo – Willie T & Doctor X are a dynamic, Boston-based singer/songwriter duo, performing an exciting mix of original songs and off the beaten track covers. Their music evokes an overall 1970s roots-rock feel, delivered with an authenticity that comes from growing up with that sound as teenagers and performing it…

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Susanna Fiore / Jay Girill Duo

MUSIC August 31: Upbeat swinging duo performs a wide repertoire of tunes from Ellington to Monk and Coltrane. A beautiful acoustic blend of piano and bass, perfect for any venue. This duo has been performing together for over 20 years and have honed their sound in nightclubs, restaurants, galleries, churches, libraries, concert halls, street fairs,…

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Moody Street String Band

MUSIC September 14: The Moody Street String Band, named for the location where they first rehearsed, were formed in the early 1990s, and have been performing at the market since 1997. The lineup has changed through the years, but today’s band features fiddle, accordion, banjo, mandolin, guitars and bass, playing a wide reportoire of traditional…

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Casey LJ

MUSIC September 28:  Country singer/guitarist – Casey LJ’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

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