$15 Cover @ the Door ($10 Students) / Start 8:30pm / Doors 8pm
Vocalist and songwriter Tutti Druyan, and saxophonist and composer Edmar Colón collaborate to create a musical experience showcasing their different cultural and musical backgrounds coming from Israel and Puerto Rico, respectively. Together, Druyan and Colón work towards artistic and social development. Combining acoustic instruments with electric sounds, the band will fuse Jazz, R&B, Middle Eastern, and Latin American music to create a unique musical experience.
Tutti Druyan began her career at the early age of 3. The singer and actress started out by dubbing some of the most successful cartoons in Israel. Dragon Tales, Rolie Polie Olie, the Barbie Movie Series, and The Smurfs, which Druyan also directed, are just a few of Tutti’s credits. By the age of 12, Druyan was the lead character in the Israeli touring musical, Festigal, performing in stadiums all over Israel. She also took part in a play of one of the nation’s most respected theaters, Tzavta, and co-hosted a Children’s News TV show.
In 2012, Druyan dubbed and directed the film, Miffy the Movie, which was released in theaters around the world. During that same time four holiday albums Tutti sang in as a child were certified Platinum. In 2014, Druyan was selected alongside a small group of musicians, to debut a composition by legendary Riverdance Composer, Bill Whelan. In that same year, Tutti performed as part of a choir of Spanish superstar, Alejandro Sanz, in the Latin Grammy Awards.
Tutti sang the Israeli and American National Anthems in different events and locations such as the Annual Dinner of the Friends of the IDF in New England, The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston City Hall Plaza, and The Massachusetts State House. In the summer of 2017, Tutti performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as the main character in the musical "Ami and Tami," which has been touring nationally for several years. A year prior, Tutti released her first EP, Possibilities, which includes four original tracks written by her. The debut single off the album, Call Me Baby , has been playing on radio in the United States, reaching the Mediabase Activator Chart and the Billboard Top 40 Indicator Chart.
Edmar Colón is a saxophonist, pianist and composer from Coamo, Puerto Rico, currently living in Boston.
Edmar Colón was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship and graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a dual major in Performance and Classical Composition. As part of his undergraduate studies, Edmar was a student at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute directed by Danilo Pérez and Marco Pignataro. He went on to complete his Master’s degree in Global Studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
Edmar has toured and played in venues and events such as the Detroit Jazz Festival, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and Monterey Jazz Festival, among others. He recently played in the Kennedy Center for the Arts Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, Abbey Lincoln tribute tour with Grammy-award recipients Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Colón has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, Danny Rivera, Hal Crook, Kenny Werner, Lionel Louke, John Michel Pilc, Patti Austin, Ledisi, Judith Hill, David Sanchez, Arturo Sandoval, George Garzone, Luis Enrique and Ivan Lins, among other notable artists of various musical genres. He has written and arranged music for Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Danny Rivera and The Harvard University Orchestra, among others.
In 2016, Colón was awarded the Latino 30 Under 30 Award New England from the El Mundo newspaper. He was also awarded first prize at the "Keep An Eye" International Jazz Awards in Amsterdam as a part of an ensemble of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. In 2017, he was honored in the annual Patron Saint festivities of his hometown of Coamo, Puerto Rico. Saxophonist, pianist and composer Edmar Noé Colon Gierbolini, is an upcoming bright voice of his generation.