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Sunday Night Jazz ft. Giuseppe Paradiso and Meridian 71 — CANCELLED
Sun, Mar 15 @ 6:00 pmFree
This performance has been cancelled by the performers. We look forward to presenting them at The Press Room in the future. In the meantime, refunds to ticket holders will be processed by Monday, March 16.
Doors at 5pm | Show at 6pm | All Ages
$7-$12 Advanced | $10-$15 Day of Show
About Meridian 71
Meridian 71 is a music and a cross-cultural project created and led since 2012 by Italian and Boston-resident drummer, composer Giuseppe Paradiso. The name Meridian 71 comes from Boston’s longitude – the Meridian 71 West that passes exactly through East Boston; “location where I met musicians from different parts of the globe with whom deeply connected and spoke a same language. It felt like I had known for a long time that at some point in my life I would have met musicians just like them, from way before moving across the Atlantic in 2008” (G. Paradiso). The Meridian 71 becomes then the creative laboratory and space to develop this music.
Featuring a very eclectic and international ensemble of well-established musicians Boston-based, “Metropolitan Sketches” is their second release, following the debut album in 2012 “Otherness Collection”, both featuring original compositions by G. Paradiso.
A music that crosses boundaries, characterized by a very unique voice and a global sound with influences that range manly from Jazz and improvised music to Mediterranean and West-African music traditions, it is the representation of an extensive and ongoing research into various traditions and cultures.
“Metropolitan Sketches” has received support and recognition from many people in the community as well as support from donors and sponsors for the production and publication of the album.
About Giuseppe Paradiso
Giuseppe Paradiso started his musical studies on drums at the age of five years old. He graduated from Berklee College of Music as a multiple scholarships recipient and from the Italian conservatory “N. Piccinni”, where he studied also percussion instruments, piano and composition. He has performed internationally both as a leader/soloist and a sideman with several artists, music projects and orchestras from the USA and Europe, including multiple festivals, major venues and universities.
As a leader he released in 2012 his first album “Otherness Collection” with Meridian 71, featuring all his original works.
Paradiso co-founded the ‘IN MOMENTUM Concert Series’, a bi-weekly event at the Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA, focused on improvisation and creative music, involving multiple collaborations with local and international musicians, creating a unique environment to enhance freedom in artistic creation.
Giuseppe Paradiso: Drums | Mark Zaleski: Sax, Clarinet, Flute | Urar Artun: Piano | Galen Willett: Bass | Malick Ngom: Sabar, West African Drums
About Sunday Night Jazz
As legendary as The Press Room itself, the Sunday Night Jazz series has been a staple of the Seacoast jazz scene almost forty years. Born out of Press Room founder Jay Smith’s admiration for pianist Tommy Gallant, the weekly series boasted a house rhythm section of Gallant, Jim Howe, and Les Harris Sr. Across hundreds and hundreds of shows, the trio backed a rotating cast of local, regional, and nationally-recognized players.
For the past decade pianist Ryan Parker has carried the torch, bringing the storied tradition to a new generation of players and listeners, and showcasing some of the best jazz in the Seacoast at The Press Room every Sunday night. Current house band, featuring Ryan Parker, bassist Keala Kaumeheiwa, and drummer Les Harris. Jr., lays down the rhythm most evenings.