Doors 2:30 PM, Music begins at 3:00 PM.
ABOUT AMANDA EKERY AND ANDREW BOUDREAU
Jazz pianist Andrew Boudreau is a native of Nova Scotia, Canada, who recently relocated to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory of Music. Andrew has performed throughout his native Canada, the United States, as well as in France, Switzerland, Norway and Spain with a variety of artists. Andrew is the recpient of an Astral Artist Prize (National Arts Centre, Ottawa), OPUS Prize for Jazz/World Concert of the Year (Quebec) and completed a Bachelor of Music at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University with Outstanding Achievement and Dean’s List standings. He also holds an ARCT Diploma (Piano Performance) from the Royal Conservatory of Music and studied at the School for Improvisational Music in New York.
Jazz vocalist, Amanda Ekery plays a distinctive combination of traditional, contemporary and original music. Amanda has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Blue Room in Kansas City, Blue Note in Amsterdam and the Portland Jazz Festival. Her music contains varied influence from Carmen McRae, Led Zeppelin, Sara Serpa, Bill Evans, and Dinah Washington. She has always enjoyed a diverse range of music and incorporates a variety of styles in her performances. Amanda is an award-winning composer and vocalist, being selected for the 2015 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency, an international competition for young jazz composers and performers. Ms. Ekery received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies with a minor in Music Theory from the University of North Texas, graduating with honors and Magna Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the New England Conservatory in Jazz Performance. Both Andrew and Amanda currently study with Ran Blake and will be performing a variety of unusual standards and songs from Nick Drake, Chris Connor, Abbey Lincoln and others.