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33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
www.heartforestyoga.com

July 2016

Mindful Union: Summer Mindfulness, Yoga and Creativity Workshops at Third Life Studios

July 2, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$25

Welcoming Creativity through Yoga&Meditation Gentle yoga and guided meditation for flexibility,relaxation and creativity, with time for free-flow writing, or drawing/coloring. Please bring mat and notebook/sketchbook. Limited supplies available. For more information, visit the website, or email: HeartForestYoga@gmail.com. Near the Union Square Farmer's Market!  

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Minful Union: Intro to Mindfulness at Third Life Studios

July 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 21, 2016

Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$25.00

Learn mindfulness tools for greater relaxation, clarity, energy and focus. The class is part of a four week session. Drop ins welcome. Please see the website for additional details.

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March 2017

Modern Jazz: Charlie Kohlhase’s Boston 5tet Reunion w/ Matt Wilson

March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
USD15

Friday, March 3, 2017 @ The Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville  (free parking in the Citizen Bank lot > 6pm) 8:00PM  $15 ($10 for students & seniors) The original (Boston – New England) Jazz 5tet of CHARLIE KOHLHASE in a Special REUNION Concert with Matt Wilson His “Research & Development” MeanForward Looking Jazz One of the most important, active, original, creative musicians in our Boston metro area and with a national reputation—and how about his weekly radio show…

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April 2017

April Fools Ball with The Melting Pot!

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $20

Join us for an April Fools Ball!! Free spirited dancing with Music for the Body and Mind Creative Groove, Creative Movement with The Melting Pot Stan Strickland, woodwinds, vocals Gabriela Martina, vocals Jeff Lockhart, guitar Josh Rosen, keys Paul Johnson, bass Giuseppe Paradiso, drums Special Guest: dancer Catherine Musinsky

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Percussive Dance Workshop with Sandy Silva

April 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States

Percussive Dance Workshop with Sandy Silva All backgrounds are welcome to explore making music through dance. Workshops include... Learn a vocabulary of rhythm exercises to enhance timing, improvisation, rhythmic grooves and accent placement, and overall listening with the aim to develop a deeper musicality within our work. Learn skills for developing ideas and themes around a choreography, and how to build on these ideas into a solo, duo, or group piece. We will explore how the texture, tempo and placement…

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July 2017

Kathy Olson/Randy Pingrey Quartet

July 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Olson Pingrey Quartet    /     Friday July 7, 8pm    /     $15.  Tix / FB event The OPQ is led by Kathy Olson (baritone saxophone) and Randy Pingrey (trombone) and plays a mix of originals and inventive arrangements of standards. This time out, Kathy and Randy will be joined by Aaron Darrell on bass and Austin McMahon on drums. The OPQ’s first album 'Low Contrast' was reviewed in Cadence Magazine, where Jerome Wilson wrote that the tunes “have a clipped interplay…

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David Champagne and Mark Chenevert

July 16, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

David Champagne (Antidote, Agnostic Gospel, Treat Her Right, Shane Champagne Band) and Mark Chenevert (Willie Alexander, Hypnotic Clambake, Limbo Race) have both been active in Boston’s music scene since the 1970s. Champagne’s songs, variously described as “nitty-gritty but not always pretty” and “beautiful,” will be further burnished by Chenevert’s clarinet.

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Jonah Parzen-Johnson // Ryan Dugre at the Mandorla Music Series

July 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Fri July 21, 8pm / $15. Tix / FB event I'm very pleased to have bari sax and analog synth player Jonah Parzen-Johnson & guitarist Ryan Dugre coming back to Mandorla, one of the last few dates on Jonah's coast-to-coast tour in support of his new release 'I Try To Remember Where I Come From,' out last week on Clean Feed Records and attracting considerable critical recognition. Expect solo sets of unique original instrumental music and perhaps some collaborative exploration.…

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August 2017

Miro Sprague/Daniel Rotem Quartet at Third Life Studio

August 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Pianist Miro Sprague and tenor saxophonist Daniel Rotem join forces with bassist Alex Boneham and drummer Roberto Giaquinto to present a concert of original jazz compositions and improvisations. Miro and Daniel are graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance where they studied and performed nationally and internationally with numerous jazz masters including Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Daniel Rotem was born and raised in Israel and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of Berklee College of…

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September 2017

Charles Overton Group

September 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Saturday 9/9, 8pm Charles Overton Group $15 - tix - event page Charles Overton is a Boston-based harpist and performer of classical, jazz and world music. He began his harp studies at the age of ten, and was afforded the opportunity at an early age to perform internationally. He went on to attend the Interlochen Arts Academy, during which time he was a prizewinner in the Young Artist Harp Competition.  In 2012 Charles moved to Boston to attend Berklee, where…

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Songs of the Steppes & the Shtetl with Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd

September 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$20

Enjoy an evening of old and new songs in Yiddish and Russian with world music traveler Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd. Experience an explosive mixture of powerful dance rhythms and profound melodies of the Steppes and the Shtetl spiced up by Tatar Bazaars and washed down with fisherman’s songs from Odessa. Admission is $20: due to the intimate size of the space, advance purchase is encouraged: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3073556 Any remaining tickets will be available at the door (cash only)      Sponsored by the Yiddish…

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October 2017

Semiosis Quartet Presents Music of Latin American Composers

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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Third Life Studio Friday October 6th, 2017 8pm Suggested Donation $10-15 Semiosis Quartet proudly presents the chosen pieces from our Call for Scores for Composers from Central America, South America, and Mexico! Our first full concert of this season will include 5 works from 4 countries. This concert is also a sendoff for Natalie Calma, who has worked tirelessly to advance the quartet in so many ways. This project was her baby and its only fitting for her last concert…

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Kurtis Rivers & Alain Pacowski Quartet

October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

I'm excited to welcome longtime musical friends Kurtis Rivers on alto saxophone and Alain Pacowski on guitar back to the Mandorla Music Series. Their collaboration goes back decades, including in recent times a run of many years of Sunday nights playing together at the Ramsay/Toy VFW Post and, more recently, Levi's Bar & Grill in Dorchester. Kurtis currently performs with the Makanda Project and has played in the past with the Either/Orchestra and Salim Washington's Roxbury Blues Aesthetic. Alain splits…

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Stan Strickland, Josh Rosen with special guest Ra-Kalam Bob Moses

October 20, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $20

A very special evening with: Stan Strickland woodwinds, voice, percussion Josh Rosen piano, compositions and honored guest, master percussionist Ra-Kalam Bob Moses The legendary musical spirit Ra-Kalam Bob Moses has performed with jazz greats Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, and John Medeski among many many others. Moses has created his own highly original musical world, with a unique palette of percussion colors. His innovations are informed by his NYC childhood,…

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November 2017

Retrochic – Dinosaur Annex Concert #1 – Season opener

November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $20

Dinosaur Annex music ensemble enters its 43rd season with the same mission it maintained since its inception: to present high-quality concert music of living composers. The 2017-18 season kicks off on November 17 by looking both backwards and forwards. The show features an awesome trio of clarinets in pieces by composers William Thomas McKinley, Scott Wheeler and Lyle Davidson. Soprano Jennifer Ashe joins us with her radiant mezzo voice in Davidson’s Furies of Complexity. These pieces are paired with recent…

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Clear Audience at the Mandorla Music Series

November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

The Saturday before Thanksgiving with Clear Audience - Steve Fell (guitar), Andy Voelker (saxophones), Jef Charland (bass) & Luther Gray (drums) - seems to be on its way to becoming an annual Mandorla tradition. This year saw the release of their latest CD, Closer and Further. In 2015, their Medicine Ball earned a place on the Globe's year-end list of best local albums. Boston jazz fans know these ubiquitous four individually - they're everywhere - and if you haven't experienced…

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Clear Audience at the Mandorla Music Series

November 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

The Saturday before Thanksgiving with Clear Audience - Steve Fell (guitar), Andy Voelker (saxophones), Jef Charland (bass) & Luther Gray (drums) - seems to be on its way to becoming an annual Mandorla tradition. This year saw the release of their latest CD, Closer and Further. In 2015, their Medicine Ball earned a place on the Globe's year-end list of best local albums. Boston jazz fans know these ubiquitous four individually - they're everywhere - and if you haven't experienced…

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January 2018

Russ Gershon Trio

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Russ Gershon - the bandleader and arranger behind the long running and critically acclaimed "little big band" Either/Orchestra and, more recently, the Afro-Cuban and Bugalu revival band Lookie Lookie, and founder of influential local jazz label Accurate Records - returns to Mandorla Music for a rare trio appearance.  Joining Russ (saxes and flute) will be bassist  Blake Newman (Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Jeff Robinson Trio, Musaner) and drummer  Phil Neighbors (RSE, Funky White Honkies).  Expect to hear Gershon originals and music…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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Russ Gershon Trio

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Russ Gershon - the bandleader and arranger behind the long running and critically acclaimed "little big band" Either/Orchestra and, more recently, the Afro-Cuban and Bugalu revival band Lookie Lookie, and founder of influential local jazz label Accurate Records - returns to Mandorla Music for a rare trio appearance.  Joining Russ (saxes and flute) will be bassist  Blake Newman (Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Jeff Robinson Trio, Musaner) and drummer  Phil Neighbors (RSE, Funky White Honkies).  Expect to hear Gershon originals and music…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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Russ Gershon Trio

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Russ Gershon - the bandleader and arranger behind the long running and critically acclaimed "little big band" Either/Orchestra and, more recently, the Afro-Cuban and Bugalu revival band Lookie Lookie, and founder of influential local jazz label Accurate Records - returns to Mandorla Music for a rare trio appearance.  Joining Russ (saxes and flute) will be bassist  Blake Newman (Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Jeff Robinson Trio, Musaner) and drummer  Phil Neighbors (RSE, Funky White Honkies).  Expect to hear Gershon originals and music…

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Russ Gershon Trio

January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
$15

Russ Gershon - the bandleader and arranger behind the long running and critically acclaimed "little big band" Either/Orchestra and, more recently, the Afro-Cuban and Bugalu revival band Lookie Lookie, and founder of influential local jazz label Accurate Records - returns to Mandorla Music for a rare trio appearance.  Joining Russ (saxes and flute) will be bassist  Blake Newman (Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Jeff Robinson Trio, Musaner) and drummer  Phil Neighbors (RSE, Funky White Honkies).  Expect to hear Gershon originals and music…

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EcoMuse Sustainable Music / Poetry / Video – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2

January 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $65

Join us for an inspired, unusual evening of music and ecopoetry with Dino Annex accordionist Katherine V. Matasy, violist Anne Black, and Grub Street’s prize-winning poet Allison Adair. This event harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. You will have a chance to hear a newly commissioned work by Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik. Christopher Trapani, recent recipient of a Rome Prize, contributes a sensitively written…

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February 2018

Percussive Dance Intensive with Sandy Silva

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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various

All backgrounds are welcome to explore making music through dance. Sandy Silva has been teaching percussive dance for over 20 years. She began studying with master dancers and assimilating her learning through performing, creating and teaching with musicians from multiple musical genres. She draws upon the essence of these music/rhythm dance styles and is able to integrate them into a contemporary style of her own. Sandy’s innovative work with both professional and amateur modern dancers, tap dancers, buck and step…

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Harvey Diamond Quartet

February 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

Legendary pianist Harvey Diamond returns to the Mandorla Music Series, where he'll be joined by James Merenda on alto saxophone, Jon Dreyer on bass and Miki Matsuki on drums. 8pm, Sat 2/24 at Third Life Studio. Harvey Diamond is a fantastic pianist. He plays from his heart and totally disappears into the song. - NEA jazz master Sheila Jordan "Diamond is a musician's musician with a penchant for honing gems from the Great American Songbook into personal statements that leave…

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March 2018

Cellist Kate Kayaian at Third Life Studio

March 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $20

The Voice of the Cello: Music by Bach, Harbison, Hovhaness and Cassadó. Third Life Studio: 33 Union Street, Somerville, MA   Cellist Kate Kayaian is known for her stunning artistry and for her passion for collaboration.  She maintains a rigorous schedule balancing her solo and chamber music performances with her teaching and conducting positions and musical exchange projects around the world.  Her 2017-18 schedule includes recitals and concerts in Boston, Chicago, South Florida, Charleston, Savannah, Bermuda, and throughout the New…

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Chapman Stick players Tom Griesgraber and Claire Steger in concert

March 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

Tom Griesgraber is one of the world’s most respected performers on The Chapman Stick, an unusual 12-string guitar/bass hybrid with separate guitar, bass and synthesizer outputs. Though it appears to come from the guitar/bass family, the instrument is actually played with a technique more like piano, allowing the player to sound separate notes in both hands and create simultaneous bass lines, chords and melodies with a mix of tones and timbres. Tom has released seven albums to date including duo…

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April 2018

Dinosaur Annex 3rd Concert – Conversation between Ear and Tongue

April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$30

Come savor musical AND culinary delights at the final event of our 43rd season. You will learn the latest research about the connection between musical listening and taste sensation from neuroscientist Psyche Loui, and after each musical work is performed, you will be served culinary “bites” specially created by chef/gastronomist Jennifer Wu that correspond to each piece. This concert features Dino flutist Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin and Dino cellist Rafael Popper-Keizer, as well as a brand-new work commissioned by Dinosaur Annex from…

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May 2018

The Melting Pot

May 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $29

Creative Groove for Creative Movement “They are an extraordinary band, with musicians of the highest caliber! Creative, groove-based, improvisational, high-spirited, and soulful music-making.” -Susan Robbins, Third Life Studio

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June 2018

Rusty Scott Trio at the Mandorla Music Series

June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

Rusty Scott (Roomful of Blues, B3 Kings) steps out from behind the organ to play a piano trio show featuring Keala Kaumeheiwa on bass and Dave Brophy on drums.  Both as a leader and a sideman, Rusty Scott has been one of Boston's premier talents on the keyboard for over 25 years. He plays piano and Hammond B3 organ and tours worldwide with the B3 Kings, his own Rusty Scott Trio, and the five-time Grammy nominee Roomful of Blues. Over…

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Solidarity Salon

June 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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Free

Solidarity Salon: a reading/performance/exhibit Saturday, June 23, 7-9 pm Featuring: Lisa DeSiro, poet and pianist Kelly Dumar, poet and playwright Darci Hanna, artist Jennifer Martelli, poet Kay Patterson, soprano Anne Pluto, poet Join us as we share our poetry, music, and handmade creations. Books and artwork will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided. Free admission.

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October 2018

The Melting Pot

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10

Third Life Studio welcomes back - The Melting Pot Creative Groove for Creative Movement Free-spirited dancing with music for the body and mind Bring your free-spirited dancing self to experience this jazzadelic original band with Boston's hottest players! Lihi Haruvi, sax Jeff Lockhart, guitar Josh Rosen, keyboards Max Ridley, bass Giuseppe Paradiso, drums With special guest: dancer Catherine Musinsky Everyone is invited to dance--but it is also great music to sit and listen to! They are an extraordinary band, with…

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December 2018

Max O’Rourke Trio

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

In the summer of 2018, Max O'Rourke (Rhythm Future Quartet, Daisy Castro Quartet, John Jorgensen Quintet) released his debut solo album, Disquiet. On this collection, O'Rourke draws on his roots in gypsy jazz and also marks his debut recordings playing electric guitar, referencing blues, pop and rock sounds and exploring impressionist leanings. He'll be joined by fellow RFQ member Greg Loughman on bass and by Jared Seabrook on drums.

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Construction Party feat. Dave Rempis

December 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$12

Construction Party, featuring: Forbes Graham-trumpet Dave Rempis-alto sax Pandelis Karayorgis-piano Nate McBride-bass Luther Gray-drums feat. special guests TBA $12 admission The annual Construction Party concert centered around saxophonist Dave Rempis's visit from Chicago. Construction Party started out as quartet and for some time now has been augmented to a quintet with the addition of Nate McBride on bass. This will be a two-set show featuring originals by all the band members. Special NY guests may be added … http://daverempis.com/ http://karayorgis.com/Pages/Projects/ConstructionParty.html

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January 2019

Strings in Alliteration

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10

Zograf String Quartet is delighted to present our upcoming performance "Strings in Alliteration". Join us for a special event featuring the rarely performed Milhaud String Quartet No.1 Op. 5. Also on the program is music by Mendelssohn and Mozart. Reception to follow. Antoaneta Anguelova, violin Viktoria Tchertchian, violin Mina Lavcheva, viola Ben Noyes, cello

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February 2019

“Pour ceux quí ont survécu ce sort…” or “For those who have survived this fate…”

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

SLP is proud to present the world premier of acclaimed Canadian composer Ándre Cormier’s ambitious and meditative 90 minute work entitled Á quatre folioles.   Mr. Cormier writes “According to Christian tradition, each leaf of the clover represents one theological virtue. The first leaf is for hope, the second is for faith, and the third is for charity-the fourth leaf would be for luck. Those who survived this fate, did so with the help of each of these leaves.  …

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Resistance and Patriotism – Dinosaur Annex Concert #2, 44th Season

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $20

This concert explores two concepts much on the minds of Americans today: the protesting of injustice and the expression of love of one’s country. Often misinterpreted as mutually exclusive, at this event these notions are honored as intimately connected and celebrated. We honor the 80th birthday of internationally-renowned composer John Harbison with his spirited cycle, Songs America Loves to Sing. At the same time, we embrace the memory of recently deceased composer Olly Wilson, who spearheaded the integration of African…

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The Fringe

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$20

Boston free jazz legends The Fringe (George Garzone on tenor, John Lockwood on bass and Bob Gullotti on drums) come to Mandorla Music! For forty-something years' worth of Mondays, The Fringe has played legendary weekly late night sessions at a series of venues. This one's especially for those whose lives don't easily fit that schedule! Claire Daly wrote for NPR's 'A Blog Supreme' that "Frankly, on first hearing The Fringe, I wasn't sure what was happening. The trio took the…

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March 2019

Happy Boz’ll and Melissa Weikart at Third Life Studios

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10.00

Borrowing from the musical languages from the bayou, the blues and the countryside of Eastern Europe, Happy Boz'll traverses many landscapes. Featuring Kit Buckley on reeds, Kirsten Lamb on Bass, Ian Goldstein on Mandolin and Michael McLaughlin on Accordion. Melissa Weikart on voice and piano will be presenting a set of old and new songs. Eschewing the trappings of modern sonic decadence in favor of the simple ageless pallete of piano and voice, Weikart subtly displays her mastery over pen…

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Kevin Harris Project: Fractal Interplay

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

I’m pleased to have pianist Kevin Harris back to the Mandorla Music Series! Kevin’s past Mandorla appearances have been joyous & musically dazzling, and listeners always leave feeling like they’ve not only witnessed a performance, but have been an active part of something very special. For these ‘Fractal Interplay’ performances, Kevin and longtime musical partner Steve Langone will offer a musical representation of fractals, the complex patterns found all around us that are self-similar and intricately beautiful. “Such patterns in…

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April 2019

Man On Land CD Release Concert

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

Man On Land, a trio made up of busy Boston jazz scene fixtures bassist Greg LoughMAN, drummer Austin McMahON and pianist Brian FriedLAND, will celebrate the release of their eponymous debut CD at Third Life Studio on Friday 4/26. The band's moniker is derived from each of the individual members' names, signalling that this group is a true collective, each member bringing compositions and arrangements to their repertoire. It's going to be a great night of melodically, harmonically and rhythmically…

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Solidarity Salon

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$5.00

Solidarity Salon Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:00–9:00pm (doors open 6:45)   Featuring: Paintings by Andrea Lynne Poetry by Robert Carr, Frances Donovan, and Kelly DuMar (with members of Playback Theatre) Music by Robin Ginenthal (soprano) and Lisa DeSiro (piano) Hard Stones, a song cycle written by Griffin Candey with texts by Lisa DeSiro, performed by Ann Moss (soprano) and Lois Shapiro (piano)   Join us for this reading/performance/exhibit to support our creative community. Light refreshments provided. Books, CDs, and art…

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May 2019

Why Patterns?

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble… Sonic Liberation Players - Season #3 (2018-2019) “Why Patterns?”   Sonic Liberation Players present the final concert of their third season. The first half of the concert is Feldman’s iconic half-hour piece “Why Patterns?” for flute(s), glockenspiel, and piano. Inspired by his interest in the patterns found in rugs, he treats the three instruments as individual colors, each written very precisely, but with a degree of imprecision that occurs when they are presented simultaneously. The result…

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Miles Okazaki: WORK

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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Miles Okazaki quietly released the sprawling 'WORK' last year: every single Thelonious Monk composition arranged for solo guitar, recorded in his Brooklyn basement.  This audacious & devotional project made countless jazz critics' best-of-2018 lists, and I'm thrilled to be presenting Miles in a rare Boston-area appearance at the intimate Third Life Studio on May 18.  Doors 7:45, music at 8.  Tix here.  FB event page - invite your friends! Listen: Criss Cross  Listen: 'Round Midnight Read more about Miles' career…

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June 2019

Rina Yamazaki Trio

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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After studying with noted pianist Makoto Ozone as a kid in Japan, the now Brooklyn-based pianist Rina Yamazaki has garnered considerable attention in the few years she's been in the States. She graduated from Berklee, took honors for her playing and her composition at the first Ellis Marsalis International Piano Competition in 2018, and recently sat in with Jon Batiste on The Late Show. Her Mandorla Music Series appearance last summer sold out and we're happy to have her back.…

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Stan Strickland, Josh Rosen Quartet, with Bruno Raberg, and Dave Fox

June 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$10 – $20

Join the Quartet in their only Spring appearance. New music will be performed and our new CD will be available. “Each time this quartet plays at the Studio, some profound music making?takes place! Deep listening, open-hearted playfulness, and an attunement?to the moment results in an amazing ride in the creative stream of ensemble jazz.?They love playing at the Studio, and the Studio loves having them play there! So,?mark your calendar and please get your tickets early–it is an intimate space.”…

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Umbrella Pine + Strings Theory Trio

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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Since first meeting at Berklee in 2013, Magdalena Abrego and Allison Burik have cultivated their sound as a duo in a project titled Umbrella Pine. The two use alto saxophone, bass clarinet, electric guitar, and electronics to explore improvisational and compositional possibilities. They released their self-titled debut in 2015 and are currently at work on the follow-up. Renowned 5-string violinist Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio, also featuring fellow 5-string player Helen Sherrah-Davies and cellist Junko Fujiwara, plays at the "delicate…

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July 2019

James Merenda’s TickleJuice at Third Life Studio

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, United States
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$15

TickleJuice plays serious music that they don't take too seriously.  Bandleader/composer/saxophonist/pianist James Merenda draws inspiration from jazz icons like Ornette, Mingus, Horace Silver, Eric Dolphy and Albert Ayler, but he's also influenced by R&B, Balkan music, ska, hip hop... and the music of his home planet, Corillian. Merenda has gathered a circle of musicians around him who share his penchant for deep & wide listening and his sense of fun. Take a look behind-the-scenes at a TickleJuice practice, as the band…

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