WholeTone Family Band & Instrument Petting Zoo

312 Highland Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nora Maynard
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We will have a rotating cast of characters, students, and faculty associated with the WholeTone Music Academy showcasing their skills from 2-4pm with open jams & sing-alongs (inviting audience members into the mix) occurring before and after. Singer-songwriter-teacher SureFireCure (aka Nora Maynard) will be performing a folk-ish set at 3pm, with a mixture of other ensembles in jazz, classical, and other styles tba.

WholeTone Family Band

72 Cherry St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Nora Maynard
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The instructors of the WholeTone Music Academy are about to crystalize into the WholeTone Family Band. Jessica Smith (Flute), Hayes Cummings (Guitar/Bass/Ukulele), Alejandro Castellano (Oud/Nay/Bass/Drums/Guitar), Mariia Gorkun (Violin), and Nora Maynard (Voice/Violin) will take the porch by storm! We will be bouncing between jazz standards, original tunes, & classical chamber music, as well as offering a whole set of open jam session for YOU to join us! A limited number of free 15min lessons on your instrument of choice will be offered, or bring your own instrument and jump in! Open to all ages & styles.

The Stefan Banderson

130 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Stefan Anderson
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

classical guitar folk pop with a drum machine

Los Burros Peligrosos

130 College Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: William Kenlon
Saturday, May 18 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Los Burros Peligrosos are naturalized Somervillians and recent alums of the master's programs in ethnomusicology and composition at Tufts.  They bring a wide range of interests, instruments, and talents to their music, reflecting influences ranging from Boston to Brazil, Mauritania to Montana, Portland to Portugal.  Spacey vintage Fender Rhodes sounds anchor soaring cello melodies and beguiling polyglottic vocals while heavy metal basslines ravage the sonic landscape.

Sam Spencer

220 Highland Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Sam Spencer
Saturday, May 19 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Looking forward by keeping one eye on the past, Sam Spencer creates music that is equally rooted in contrapuntal theory, bebop jazz and 20th century pop with some other stuff thrown in for good measure. Porchfest 2012 will find him utilizing the upright bass, ukulele, banjo and more, though probably one instrument at a time.

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