Live Music: Melissa Shetler, Wednesday, 6/28, 6-7pm

Wednesday, 6/28, 6-7pm

The Everett Cafe Music Program sponsors performances by TC student and affiliated musicians. Come enjoy a variety of genres and styles! If you'd like to showcase your own talents, please contact us with your details via online support. June Music:
  • Wednesday, June 7, 6-7pm Shane Bordeau and Enrico Zanardo
  • Wednesday, June 14, 6-7pm Dulce Tones
  • Monday, June 19, 5-6pm Kambujo
  • Wednesday, June 28, 6-7pm Melissa Shetler
Musician Bios: Shane Bordeau, guitarist, is an EdM candidate in the music department at Teachers College and has been teaching and performing music for the past 15 years. He has been involved with many performing groups, most recently as a member of the Chicago-based rock/pop band Berry and can be heard on their 2010 album “blue sky, raging sun”,released by Joyful Noise Records. As a composer, some of his works include the musical “he Manson Family Follies”, which debuted with the Bergen County Players in Bergen County, NJ, June 2007, and pieces for modern dance “the body electric” and “5 suites for Stacey”, which were choreographed and performed by the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD, November 2007. Enrico Zanardo, guitarist, is a PhD candidate in economics at Columbia University and has been performing throughout Europe on the guitar for the past 10 years. Enrico began his performance career as guitarist and leader of the jazz quartet "Quattro Quarti Quartet” and has played in several other projects involving diverse ensembles. Dulce Tones explores music from both Latin and American roots, with the band’s own versions of music written in Spanish and English — mainly blues, rock, and pop, with a focus on vocal arrangements. Nicole Wittels, student in Mathematics Education, the Department of Math Science and Technology, on vocals, percussion; Sabrina Poms, Chinese Cert. Program (TCSOL), Arts and Humanities, vocals; Sebastian Opazo, Instructional Technology and Media, Math Science and Technology, vocals and guitar. "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.
  • Adriana Diaz-Donoso is a doctoral student in the Music and Music Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship, an instructor for the Jazz at Lincoln Center's early childhood music program WeBop and the coordinator of the Music Explorers program at TC.
  • Pianist/Composer Mika Nishimura was born in Japan. She received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston where she graduated with Performance Bachelor's Degree. She has performed with her quartet at Monterey Jazz Festival and also appeared at various venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center. Mika has been Webop Faculty since 2008 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
  • Juan Carlos Polo is a Peruvian drummer currently living in New York. He has played and recorded with many projects of different styles and genres and shared stage with bands such as Cypress Hill, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Steel Pulse and Calle 13. He holds a Bachelor degree in Percussion from The National Conservatory of Lima and just released his debut album "Insomnio".
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.

Last Updated: 8:43 am, Tuesday, May 2 , 2017