Join us for an evening with WOKE, featuring Boston Jazz greats Stan Strickland on Sax, percussion and vocals, Josh Rosen on piano, Akili Jamal Haynes on bass and Greta Bro on vocals. WOKE is an exploratory voyage into the transformative properties of sacred soundscapes, jazz improvisation, intentional lyrics, world grooves, soul, poetry and the freedom to explore the creative chaos with movement and dance. This is an opportunity to get out of your mind and awaken your essence through heart, body and soul!
$15 BUY TICKETS
As past of the evening we will also be holding a
Fundraiser & Art Raffle for RAICES
a Non-profit Legal Service in Texas serving immigrants families trying to reunite with their children
Greta Bro is a vocalist, composer, sound healer and poet. Her lifelong involvement with the sacred and transformational properties of music, is at the heart of her songwriting. Her independent CD, Love’s Song, released in 2009, has been enthusiastically received by audiences across the US, Brazil, Great Britain, Sweden and France. The Boston Herald’s, Larry Katz wrote,”The unforced sincerity and soulfulness of Greta Bro’s voice will touch you deep inside. Absolutely lovely.”
Greta’s original compositions draw on jazz and inspirational music from around the world, including Bossa Nova, Reggae, Hindustani and Tibetan. Her lyrics explore the human condition with rare insight and compassion. Whether in small clubs or large festivals, college campuses, churches, synagogues or house concerts, Greta’s intensely personal and inspiring performance style, soulful sound, and provocative lyrics have created a strong and lasting rapport with audiences in the US, Brazil and Europe.
is a brilliant saxophonist, vocalist, flautist, vocalist and actor. His inspiring interactive and improvisational performances have thrilled American and international audiences including Europe, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. He has performed with the Boston Pops, Take Six, Herbie Mann, Marlena Shaw, Pharaoh Sanders, Danilo Perez, and Yusef Lateef and has opened for Miles Davis
and Sonny Rollins
. He has performed and collaborated with choreographers including Alvin Ailey
, José Limón
and Bill T. Jones
.He was profiled/featured along with Blair Underwood
and Lamar Burton
in the documentary film Black Man Up
, performed at the Sundance Film Festival
, and at Solstice Sing For Peace. Stan also has a M.A. degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley College
, where he is an adjunct professor, and also teaches at Berklee College of Music
, Tufts University
, and Longy School of Music
. He is co-executive Director of “Express Yourself”, working in partnership with adolescents in public mental health residential facilities to produce multimedia performances.
josh Rosen s an extraordinary pianist and prolific composer. He has released four albums American Waltz, Instinct, Brothers and Sparks which was recently nominated for best Jazz Album at the 2018 Grammys. He plays in numerous ensembles and is a professor of piano and ensembles at Berkeley College of Music.
Akili Jamal Haynes
Akili Jamal Haynes is an astounding multi-instrumentalist and composer who began his career at age 15 as a trombonist under the mentorship of Wynton Marsalis. Three years later, he was touring with Illinois Jacquet’s Big Band. He currently performs with several ensembles and has participated on several recordings as a trombonist, composer, trumpeter, keyboardist, vocalist, tenor saxophonist, alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and acoustic bassist. Akili has been a faculty member of the New England Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory & Continuing Education School for more than 14 years, and is also guest percussion faculty and bass accompanist at Berklee College of Music, Boston.