ALISA AMADOR ≈ JANUARY 3RD / 7:30

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Alisa Amador writes and arranges songs on guitar and ukulele, although her roots lie in latin music. At 17, she started performing solo  concerts across Massachusetts. At 18, she is performing throughout New England. Her originals speak of her own life experience – from poignant and heartfelt to longing, wonder, and joy. With a voice likened to Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Laura Marling,  this one-woman band is sure to please.

KATHERINE SHAO ≈ JANUARY 4TH / 8PM

IN OUR TIME – compositions by Katherine Shao

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Jazz, early music, and audio soundscape all converge together in this avant-garde yet accessible performance featuring compositions by keyboardist Katherine Shao, as well as standards and tunes by her colleagues.  Katherine’s compositions in jazz are catchy and unique, involving the listener in an experience of multiple meanings.  Drawing from a wide range of subjects and origins, and borrowing (as every composer does) on the work of many predecessors, the works are meant to view the past through the present – In Our Time.
At the end of the day, though, it’s the musicians who really bring it to life!  Experience the artistry provided by Katherine’s collaborators: Dan Fox on trombone, Peter Tillotson on bass, Todd Brunel on bass clarinet, and Steve Langone on drums.

Kina Zoré Presents: African Music Night ≈ JANUARY 8th / 10PM

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Kina Zoré is starting up their weekly African Music Night again for an amazing weekly showcase presenting some of the best local artists playing African music.  Every Thursday , Kina Zoré will share the stage with different bands representing music from all over the African continent including SambaLolo from Mali, Atlas Soul from North Africa, and the Paa Seck Diery Band from Senegal.  $10 cover, all-ages.  For more information visit kinazore.com