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2018-09-25

7:30PM

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"Rosen and Strickland are more than just in sync -- they often sound like a single musician playing two instruments." - Kevin R. Convey, Boston Herald

"...one of the greatest drummers in the world." - Hermeto Pascoal

"When this quartet plays, profound music making takes place! Deep listening, open-hearted playfulness, and attunement to the moment results in an amazing ride in the creative stream of ensemble jazz." - Sue Robbins, Third Life Studio

Stan Strickland/Josh Rosen Trio & Quartet w/ Special Guest Rakalam Bob Moses

Featuring: Bruno Råberg - Bass
Dave Fox - Drums

Josh Rosen has performed/recorded with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, David Tronzo, Greg Hopkins, Dennis Irwin, Steve Slagle, Bennie Wallace, John Voigt, and the Either/Orchestra with Ethiopian masters Mulatu Astake and Mahmoud Ahmed. His 2017 release "Sparks" was included in the Grammy nomination pool and features an octet with cellist Eugene Friesen and drummer Mark Walker.

Rosen is Professor of Piano and Ensembles at Berklee College of Music. An international clinician with Master's degree from New England Conservatory, Rosen studied with pianist Fred Hersch, and composers William Thomas McKinley and Robert Cogan. He has composed music and sound design for numerous film and media projects.

Stan Strickland has performed with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott, Marlena Shaw, and Marty Ehrlich, while opening for legends Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins. Strickland has appeared throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, Russia, and toured South Africa with The Village People. Stan was featured with Take Six and the Boston Pops at Boston Symphony Hall.

Strickland holds a Master's degree from Lesley College and is a professor at Berklee College of Music. He is Co-Executive Director of Express Yourself, an award-winning arts therapy organization. He has performed theater and dance including "Coming up for Air," an autoJAZZography written and directed by Jon Lipsky.

The legendary musical spirit Rakalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has created his own highly original musical world, with a unique palette of percussion colors. His innovations are informed by his NYC childhood, where he was immersed in the music of the city's jazz masters.

Bassist Bruno Råberg has performed with Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Mike Mainieri, Sam Rivers, Billy Pierce, Donny McCaslin, Dave Tronzo, Billy Hart, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Ben Monder, Bruce Barth, Jim Black, Matt Wilson, Ted Poor, David Gilmore, and John Medeski. Bruno has made ten recordings as a leader and more than 30 as a sideman, while touring internationally and appearing in many jazz festivals.

Dave Fox, drummer of many grooves, performs across the musical spectrum: intimate jazz trios with legendary pianist Harvey Diamond, free jazz with experimental guitarist Dave Tronzo, New Orleans groove with Charles Neville, and country rock and blues with Tom Hambridge and The Rattlesnakes.