$5 Cover @ the Door / Start 4pm / Doors 3:30pm
An afternoon dedicated to the exploration of the versatility of the harp - featured on the program will be 20th century French chamber music, modern reimagining of classic jazz standards, moments of free improvisation, and much more.
Trio 55 is a Boston-based chamber music ensemble made up of Courtney Chang - violinist, Lisa Yasui - cellist, and Charles Overton - harpist. The three first met while pursuing their Bachelor's degrees at various Boston music schools, but came together as a group for the first time in the fall of 2018. Although a relatively new project, this trio has taken particular interest in exploring the music of 20th century french composers, but also enjoys performing the music of Rameau, the Beatles and everything in-between.
Charles Overton Group
The Charles Overton Group is a Boston-based band that plays jazz standards, arrangements of pop songs, original compositions, and various other types of improvised music. Made up of harpist Charles Overton, saxophonist Gregory Groover Jr., bassist Max Ridley, and drummer Peter Barnick, this group of Berklee College of Music graduates hopes to offer a fresh take on the traditional jazz quartet. The group began in February 2014 as a duo project of Charles Overton and Peter Barnick, both graduates of the Interlochen Arts Academy, with Max Ridley and Gregory Groover Jr. joining the project later on after their paths crossed with Overton as students of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Since then they have made a name for themselves in Boston starting with headlining their own show at Sculler's Jazz Club in April of 2016, and the exciting release of their first CD for commercial release entitled "Convergence" in July of the same year. After this release the group has since returned to Scullers in the Spring of 2017 as well as appearing at festivals in Washington D.C., Macon GA and Ancenis, France. Whether playing recognizable pop melodies, unique arrangements of standards, or exploring more eclectic and dissonant sound worlds, it is the goal of the Charles Overton Group, through the vehicle of improvised music, to create a musical environment that is accessible, inviting and can resonate deeply with any audience.