Sophie Dunér Trio ≈ FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19th / 7PM

Sophie Dunér Trio with Bertram Lehmann & Fernando Huergo

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As part of a rare visit by Sophie Dunér to the U.S. join us for a unique meeting of three musicians that will share their common performance experience in jazz, classical, world music and global folkloric styles for the first time since their initial encounter in Boston during the early 1990s.

Featuring Sophie Dunér – vocal, Bertram Lehmann – percussion, Fernando Huergo – bass.

Joe Berkovitz/Bruno Raberg Duo ≈ SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20th / 8PM

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Pianist Joe Berkovitz and bassist Bruno Råberg join forces for an intimate duo performance. They will play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and free improvisations.

JOE BERKOVITZ is a Boston-based pianist, composer and teacher with a style spanning many genres, from jazz to medieval music to funk. He attended New England Conservatory, where he studied with Jaki Byard, Ran Blake and George Russell among others. He has performed live with clarinetist Don Byron, and appears on Byron’s Elektra/Nonesuch Recordings “The Tuskegee Experiments”. He is also a co-founder of the Boston Improvisors’ Group.

BRUNO RÅBERG is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden, he has made six recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed numerous world-class artists. His latest recording, Lifelines (2008), features Chris Cheek sax, Ben Monder guitar, Matt Wilson and Ted Poor drums. Artists Råberg has performed with include Jerry Bergonzi, Sam Rivers, Donny McCaslin, Billy Hart, Mick Goodrick, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, and John Medeski.