Monday Jazz Band

2017-2018

Saxophones
Richard Feder '18, alto
Sam Lurye '20, alto
John Miller '19, tenor
Jake Tilton '19, tenor
Diana Gerberich '18, baritone

Trumpets
Mikaela Ritchie '21
Chris Rohlicek '20
Nico Tuccillo '19

Trombones
Topher Colby '19
Ed Huttlin Ph.D, HMS
Jared Perlo '19
Paul Tamburro '21

Rhythm Section
Scott Roberts '19, piano
Matthew Shaw '20, piano
Evan Vietorisz '20, guitar
Robert Capodilupo '19, bass
Ethan Kripke '20, drums

Staff
Jake Tilton '19, Manager
Diana Gerberich '18, Treasurer
Tree Palmedo '16, Teaching Fellow

Yosvany Terry

Yosvany Terry, Visiting Senior Lecturer on Music / Director of Jazz Bands, is an internationally acclaimed Cuban musician, American composer, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, educator and cultural bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition. Born into a musical family in Camaguey, Cuba, Yosvany Terry went on to classical music training in Havana at the prestigious National School of Arts (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. After graduating, Terry worked with major figures in every realm of Cuban music including pianists Chucho Valdes, Frank Emilio, and the celebrated nueva trova singer/guitarist Silvio Rodriguez. From his earliest days in New York, Terry has been welcomed by the jazz and contemporary music community, playing with Branford Marsalis, Rufus Reid, Dave Douglas, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Henry Threadgill, Avishai Cohen, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Taj Mahal and Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Sextet.

His latest release, the GRAMMY Award-nominated “New Throned King” (5Passion, 2014), features music based on Arará cantos and rhythms and has been called the “musical culmination of his spiritual exploration” (All About Jazz). His previous album, “Today’s Opinion” (Criss Cross, 2012), was selected as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year by the New York Times’ Nate Chinen. In 2015, Terry was named a recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. He has received recent commissions by the Yerba Buena Garden Festival (“Noches de Parranda” for 12-piece ensemble with the support of The MAP Fund), the French-American Jazz Exchange (“Ancestral Memories” with pianist Baptiste Trotignon and support from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), and the Harlem Stage (the score for the opera “Makandal”, premiering in 2015). Terry received a grant from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and New York State Music Fund to create Afro-Cuban Roots: Yedégbé, a suite of Arará music. His latest project, The Bohemian Trio, is a genre-defying contemporary music ensemble based in New York that will be releasing its first album in the fall of 2015.

 

Tree Palmedo

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Tree Palmedo is a Boston/NY-based trumpeter, composer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. After falling in love with jazz as a high schooler in Portland, OR, he attended the Brubeck Institute Fellowship Program in Stockton, CA, where he released the album Origins with the Downbeat Award-winning Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet. Tree attended Harvard College and graduated cum laude with a degree in English, then completed a Master's degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory, where he studied with luminaries like Jason Moran and John McNeil. While at the conservatory, he also studied singing and songwriting with Dominique Eade and Hankus Netsky. His contemporary jazz quartet project Earprint received four stars in Downbeat and was named #1 debut album on the NPR Jazz Critic's Poll, and his latest project, an orchestral rock band called Beaverton, released its debut EP in October 2017. He remains an active collaborator and bandleader in the worlds of jazz, pop, indie rock and improvised music.