$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 7:15pm / Doors 7pm
Inspired by the purity of Ella Fitzgerald, the versatility and emotional depth of Eva Cassidy and the spirituality of Shlomo Carlebach, Elana Rozenfeld creates a unique sound as she fuses the diverse musical influences that have each touched her throughout her life, blending sacred with secular, sharing her deepest truths through music.
Elana Rozenfeld is a cantor, performer, songwriter and theatre artist, whose musical influences include: Jazz, American Standards and Jewish World music. Elana has performed in many concerts and live on WERS 88.7. In 2017, she recorded her debut album, Hallelu!, and is currently exploring new musical territory and preparing to record once again in 2019.
Elana received a BFA in theatre from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, followed by a Masters of Sacred Music from the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. She has served as cantor at Park Avenue Synagogue in NYC, Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA and she currently serves as the Artist in Residence at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Brookline, MA.
Lautaro Mantilla is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Bogota, Colombia. He has a Bachelor of Music in classical guitar from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), a G.D and a M.M with Academic Honors in Guitar and Contemporary Improvisation, and a Doctorate in Composition, all from New England Conservatory (NEC), where he studied with Eliot Fisk, Joe Morris, Carla Kihlstedt, Anthony Coleman, and John Mallia.
Mantilla has performed both his music and the music of others in major institutions and venues in the US and Colombia such as Harvard University, NYU, MIT, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA-Boston),Teatro Colon, Teatro Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, among others.
Based in Boston, Mantilla is a Faculty member of the Contemporary Improvisation department and he is the Chair of Contemporary Improvisation Preparatory School and Continuing Education, both at NEC.
Max Ridley is a Boston-based musician, composer and teacher. He was awarded fulltuition scholarships to study at Berklee College of Music for both an undergraduate and graduate degree. He earned his graduate degree from Berklee’s Global Jazz Institute under the direction of pianist and educator Danilo Perez. He has shared the stage with renown musicians, Kenny Werner, Ingrid Jensen, Bob Mover, Jason Palmer, George Garzone, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and Perico Sambeat. He has performed in venues such as the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Umbria Jazz Festival. He has toured domestically and internationally and has also spent some time living in Valencia, Spain and considers it his second home as well as the other artistic community to which he belongs. Today, he is active in the musical community as sideman, leader and co-leader of groups in and around Boston.