Live Music: Melissa Shetler, Wednesday, 11/30, 6-7pmThe Everett Cafe Music Program sponsors performances by TC student and affiliated musicians. Come enjoy a variety of genres and styles!
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Linda Flores is a recent alumna from the Mental Health Counseling M.A. program. She has been playing piano for 19 years and started singing 13 years ago. She loves accompanying herself while singing jazz, pop, country, and Broadway songs. Linda performed with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble as an undergrad and the TC Community Choir as a grad student. She has accompanied various choirs on the piano and currently plays the organ at her church. Linda is always in search of performance opportunities to hone her skills and share the power of music.
Nakami is an acoustic soul vocalist, currently studying developmental psychology at Teachers College. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Nakami is a self-taught pianist and acoustic guitarist, and has been featured at the Walker Art Center as a part of a young artists showcase. A former classically trained cellist, Nakami infuses classical vocal melodies with soul and jazz sounds to create a unique soul singer-songwriter atmosphere. Influenced by her time as a soloist in the Tufts University Third Day Gospel Choir, Nakami has begun to experiment with gospel, spirituals, and the blues in her lyrics and musical compositions.
Nakami will be joined by saxophonist Randolph M. Scott-McLaughlin II, doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He was trained to play jazz saxophone at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and further honed his craft while attending Carnegie Mellon University where he also recorded his first album. While Randolph's style of music is rooted in the improvisational nature of the jazz tradition, he does not limit himself to any one approach to playing music.
Noah Teachey is a doctoral student in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a teaching artist at the Noel Pointer Foundation, where he creates, customizes, and teaches a violin-based music program for children. Noah also taught violin, guitar, orchestra, and music theory to 300 children, ages 7 to 18, at Gandhi Ashram School in the Himalayas. Be sure to preview Noah's music!
Jazz vocalist Melissa Shetler grew up immersed in music. “She has a really unique sound. A little swinger!” says Sheila Jordan. As the child of two working musicians, she was exposed to a wide variety of musical styles. At 12, she took to the stage, singing with her mother and father in their various bands. Now a performer in her own right, her voice has matured into a sultry, smoky, bluesy style that is equally at home singing swing tunes or salsa. She believes deeply in the lyrics of a tune, delivering them rich in double meanings and sly inferences. Taking the cue of great jazz and blues singers of the past, she continues in the tradition of telling the stories through each song she sings. Famous with her fellow musicians for her rock solid sense of rhythm and innovative phrasing, Melissa has performed with such greats as Seleno Clark, Mundell Lowe, Ray Barreto and trumpet virtuoso Jeremy Pelt. Since moving to New York, Melissa has taken the stage all over the city; Smoke, The Lenox Lounge, Swing 46, Dizzy’s, Detour, and the Jazz Standard to name a few. Through her travels to Mexico, Central America, South Africa, and Cuba she has expanded her repertoire from the Great American Songbook to include bossas, boleros, and South African township music.
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