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Big Band

ボストンの秋、Midterm Projectご紹介

yoshieYoshie Nakayama, from Tokyo, is a 4th semester Contemporary Writing and Production major, trombone principal student. She also studies jazz vocals, and vocal ensemble. She graduated Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo with bachelor of music from music education major. She has license of teaching music in japanese Junior high/high schools.

こんにちは。
最近のボストンは紅葉が綺麗です。
先日初めて訪れたJamaica Plain、略してJPという地域にあるJP Pondに行きました。

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The Rise of Emily Miller

Move over Diana Krall and Norah Jones! There’s a new leading lady in town, and her name is Emily Miller.

Readers of Berklee-Blogs may recognize her name from my Singer Showcase post, whom I called “the real star of the showcase.” I also said that I would “pay good money to see her headline a show,” so you can imagine my delight when I found out that Emily was headlining her own show at the Berklee Performing Center for Family Weekend!

Emily couldn’t have had a better opening act than the widely popular and successful Berklee a cappella group Pitch Slapped. The International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella champions and Season 2 contestants on the NBC show The Sing Off performed several new arrangements, and had several new members take solos. The group also announced their plans for a full length album and a West Coast tour, demonstrating that they have no plans of slowing down.

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Thinkin’ Big @ Kendall Sq. Lunch Series

The other band I had the pleasure to see this week was Thinkin’ Big. This gathering of musicians is a perfectly sized big band, with the subtle bandleader, Jonah Francese playing trumpet.

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Brian Dunne @ Prudential Lunch Series

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This past week has been long but awesome. Personally I got tons of things done, booked a few more shows for my band, worked a few extra hours at my jobs, and got to see two great shows as part of my internship. This past week, I started off with Brian Dunne at The Prudential Lunch Series in their wonderfully landscaped courtyard.

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