Dot Jazz, a presenting collaboration between Greater Ashmont Main Street and Mandorla Music, returns to Peabody Hall for a live and in–person show.
Saturday November 5, 2022 at 8:00pm: Yulia Musayelyan Quartet
We’re happy to announce that our fall 2022 Dot Jazz Series concert will feature the Yulia Musayelyan Quartet.
Yulia Musayelyan was born in Moscow, Russia. She began her music studies at the age of 4, continued at the prestigious Gnessin School of Music, and holds a BM in flute performance from the Manhattan School of Music and an MA in Performance and Composition from New York University. In 2017, she joined the faculty of Berklee College of Music.
An award-winning flutist in both classical and jazz idioms, Yulia has extensive experience playing Brazilian, Argentinean and other South American folkloric styles as well as improvisation in all genres.
She has performed and recorded with artists of diverse genres such as Marta Gomez, Marta Topferova, Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble, and Hector Martignon Jazz Camerata. She has toured the US, UK, Europe, Central and South America with various musical projects.
Yulia has recorded over 25 albums as sidewoman and several as a leader, including the 2021 ‘Oblivion’ and the 2020 ‘Unsaid.’ She performs regularly with her quartet, her ‘Tango meets Jazz’ project, MaCaYu Trio, Fernando Huergo Quintet, Manhattan Camerata, MOZIK, Brooklyn Orchestra and Gaia Wilmer Octet, among others.
The Dot Jazz Series is a collaboration between Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main Street.
Saturday May 21, 2022 at 8:00pm: Ian Coury & Catherine Bent
Ian Coury is a Brazilian 10-string bandolim (mandolin) player currently studying at Berklee. Catherine Bent is an English-born cellist and Berklee professor. The two have a musical connection that transcends their backgrounds and crystallizes around their passion for Brazilian choro music.
They revel in arranging lesser-known music from the genre, as well as originals and other relatives of this virtuosic Brazilian genre: forró, samba, and MPB. The two brilliant musicians and their unique instrumentation conjure a stunning palette of colors and emotions, foregrounding improvisation, dialogue, and a spirit of alegria.
Admission $20, $10 for youth under 18.
**Note that attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination and to remain masked during the concert.**
The Dot Jazz Series is presented by Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main Street.
Saturday March 19, 2022 at 8:00pm: Naledi Masilo
Dot Jazz comes out of a long COVID hibernation with the virtual debut of a very exciting new trio of top players from the NYC and Boston jazz scenes. This performance is made possible in part by the support of the Boston Cultural Council, and marks the launch of Greater Ashmont Main Street’s new initiative “Invigorate Your Senses: A Journey through Local Art.”
Saturday May 15, 2021: CAT Trio