Boylston St. and The Fenway
Boston, Massachusetts

For the eleventh straight year, Berklee College of Music, the Fenway Civic Association, and ParkARTS presents free outdoor jazz for Swingin’ in Mothers Rest, Wednesday, July 22, 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting, rain date July 29), at Mothers Rest playground, located down the stairs from the Boylston St. bridge in the Back Bay Fens, at the corner of Boylston St. and The Fenway. Folding chairs, blankets, and picnic dinners are encouraged. For more information please call 617-747-2447. Swingin’ in Mothers Rest is co-sponsored by Bank of America and the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust.

Swingin’ in Mothers Rest is a way of bringing families and people of all ages together to experience live jazz in this historic park. Each year, the event at Mothers Rest presents Berklee’s talented up-and-coming students, and renowned professors and alumni, performing a variety of jazz styles. A stellar evening of outdoor music is on tap in Boston's Fenway neighborhood as Angel, featuring New Move, performs with opening act trumpeter Billy Buss and his band.

“Swingin’ in Mothers Rest continues to present some of the world’s finest musicians in the beautiful surroundings of the Back Bay Fens,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “We invite music fans of all ages to come down and enjoy these great performances made possible by our ongoing partnership with Berklee College of Music and the Fenway Civic Association.”

Wednesday, July 22 – Angel featuring New Move: Angel is a singer and actress with an extensive background in live and recorded performances, community organizing, and outreach via the arts. She has performed with Michael Buble, Jetro DaSilva, Vivian Male, and John Robinson. This Berklee alum has recorded for Walter Beasley, Les Hodges, Chris Parks, Andrew Sherman, and Elizabeth Withers, to name a few. She will lead her band in a concert of adult contemporary and jazz music, featuring compositions by artists such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Lalah Hathaway, Chaka Khan, Dianne Reeves, and Yellowjackets. New Move features Alex Han, saxophone; Macston Maccow, drums; Winston Maccow, bass; and George Russell Jr., keyboard.

As an active member of Soul of Boston, Angel has traveled extensively, singing various styles from jazz to gospel and continuing her work in the community as an artist advocate.

Trumpeter Billy Buss is a Berkeley, Calif. native, who has received numerous awards, including the Monterey Jazz Festival's full-tuition Jimmy Lyons Scholarship to Berklee, two Downbeat Student Music Awards as Outstanding Performance/Soloist, the Gold Award in Jazz from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and recognition from the White House as a 2006 Presidential Scholar in the Arts. He has performed at the New Orleans, Monterey, Umbria, Montreux and JVC Jazz festivals; the Dubrovnik Summer Music Festival in Croatia; numerous festivals in Japan; and a variety of clubs in New York.

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Added by Berklee MR on July 10, 2009