$8 Cover @ the Door / Start 10pm / Doors 9:30pm
Joe Melnicove and Josh Shpak split the stage as two Boston-based musicians, sharing the love for improvised music and unconventional instrumentation. Featured : Jazz, Electricity, Flute, Trumpet, and everything in between. Each artist will present their own band and music.
Josh Shpak Band
This breaking of generational gaps has become somewhat of a habit for the 23-year- old Berklee College of Music Alumni. With such a wide stylistic palette evident of influences from classic jazz to electronica, Shpak has made himself a wanted commodity in the music world. This cross-generational quality has launched a career playing with jazz heavy-weights, such as George Garzone, Dave Liebman and Jimmy Heath, soul legends Tower of Power, young cross-over innovators like Casey Benjamin, Nir Felder and John Daversa, and pop/opera superstar Josh Groban.
Joe Melnicove Group
A classically trained musician, Joe has been experimenting with Jazz and the flute ever since he was first exposed to records of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus while attending the music program at Emek-Hahula High-School in Israel.
At 21 Joe began his studies at Rimon School of Music, where he graduated the Jazz Institute for advanced performers, studying jazz improvisation, composition, and arranging.
After winning Rimon's Jazz player competition, and as a prize attending the IASJ convention of summer 2016, Joe graduated his studies at Berklee College of Music majoring in Performance in 2018. In Berklee, Joe has had the chance to study with many great teachers, and form his own unique sound in his musical journey. A recipient of the Jimmy Mosher award for outstanding musicianship, Joe feels that Berklee is the place where his music and his life started becoming a united entity, and ever since he is eager to share his musical thoughts with the world. As a constantly growing musician, Joe experiments with compositions, arrangements, and orchestrations that put the voice of the flute in a leading and supporting role in the jazz world.