Projects

GAbriela Martina - Jodeling

Gabriela grew up jodeling with her family and had performances as early as the age of 4. Being raised on a beautiful farm in the heart of Switzerland surrounded by a musical family has influenced her musical path strongly. Martina’s upcoming album Hommage to Grämlis, is a tribute to the farm in the Swiss Alps where she was raised.  The first video single Song for My Father is now available here. Another new piece, ‘Mother Mary’ was released just recently and touches the ground of her catholic upbringing back home in beautiful Switzerland.


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THE GATSBY TRIO

Nearly a century later, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 quintessential novel of decadence in a bygone era continues to inspire generation after generation.  Folks who are looking to throw an unforgettable, opulent soiree that harkens back to the roaring 20s can do no better than to hire out authentic Jazz Era trio aptly named The Gatsby Trio.

The Gatsby Trio plays music from the 1920’s era (including flapper music), Blues (Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Ethel Waters), hot jazz danceband music and New Orleans/Dixieland Jazz.

Billy Novick on clarinet

Jussi Reijonen on guitar

Gabriela Martina on voice and brushes


TOUCHSTONE

Touchstone is an all-women jazz band playing original tunes with an emphasis on free improvisation lead by violinist and composer Elinor Speirs. Touchstone is based in Boston and New York City.


MELTING POT

Josh Rosen has performed/recorded with jazz greats Joe Lovano, Mick Goodrick, George Garzone, Greg Hopkins, Bob Moses, Stan Strickland, Phil Grenadier, John Lockwood, Dennis Irwin, Steve Slagle, Bennie Wallace, George Schuller, The Either/Orchestra and Ethiopian master musicians Mulatu Astake and Mahmoud Ahmed, among many others.
A pianist and prolific composer, Rosen has released 5 albums, with several projects currently in production. Released to wide acclaim, “American Waltz”, featured masters George Garzone and Mick Goodrick. Collaborating with multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Stan Strickland, Rosen produced the creative and intimate album ”Instinct". 2016 saw the release of another duo project, “Brothers”, with Ralph Rosen on harmonica and drums. In addition to keyboards, Josh played bass and guitar. Fall 2017 marked the release of Rosen’s Jazz Chamber project “Sparks”, featuring cellist Eugene Friesen, Strickland and drummer Mark Walker. The CD was honored to be included in the Grammy nomination list. The most recent is CD is another duo project: “The Music of Paul Motian and…” with legendary avant-garde bassist John Voigt.


Rosen is active in numerous other bands: the Quartet with Strickland, the Trio with Bob Moses; the cutting edge jazz collective, "The Outnumbered”; the electric improvisational group “Adventures in Sound”, featuring guitar maverick David Tronzo; and a funky improvisational stew called “The Melting Pot”, which blends mind blowing vocals, sax/guitar jams, and psychedelic keyboards to create a new free form dance concert.


Rosen is Professor of Piano and Ensembles at Berklee College of Music, now in his 23rd year. An international clinician with a Masters 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.


IN MOMENTUM SERIES

In Momentum concert serieswas born in October 2013 and since then has held two concerts each month on a regular basis, presenting different musicians from all-over the world. The concert series is led by vocalist Gabriela Martina and drummer Giuseppe Paradiso.

 “In Momentum” was created as an opportunity for musicians to focus on creativity and development of their own natural musical voice and language, without any type of compromise. The series is based on free improvisation and extemporaneous compositions. In a constantly growing community, different musicians from different cultures and backgrounds, break boundaries to create on the spot, in a very inspiring and supportive environment. In a society, where musicians are often influenced in their creative process by factors such as the music business/industry, music education, music categorization etc., the purpose of this series is to create an environment to enhance freedom of creativity through improvisation. We do not intend to perform or define our selves in any categorized music. Our intention is to explore new territories, atmospheres and paths towards the unknown. Deconstructing forms, musical ‘rules’ and genres, lead us back to the passion of making music as genuine as a child at his/her first approach with the instrument