Live Music: Noah Teachey, Wednesday, 4/19, 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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"Kambujo" was born after three musicians with different musical backgrounds and experiences came together to share a common goal: to create and re-create on the basis of Peruvian music and jazz. Therefore Kambujo became a mean of expression and appraisal of their own living culture that is nurtured and transformed over time.
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.
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!
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