Enjoy the beautiful evening tonight in the garden of the Hyde Park Branch Library with a concert by JA2. Jenn Allen’s sextet performed at the library during jazz month, and tonight she will be joined by Christos Zevos.
JA2 plays DUO, a set of songs inspired by modern urban life with all of its mundaneness and excitement. They perform funk, pop, and urban music as well as original compositions.
Jenn is a Boston based trumpet player, composer, arranger, and educator. During her undergraduate studies at Berklee, she encountered the album “Blue Camel” and was enchanted by its seamless blend of jazz and Middle Eastern influences. Her own compositions infuse contemporary jazz with Middle Eastern, Flamenco, South American, and Balkan stylings. Jenn currently attends New England Conservatory for graduate studies in jazz composition. In addition to teaching and composing, she has performed extensively with individuals such as Paula Cole, Ben E. King, and Kendrick Scott, and with groups including the Omar Thomas Large Ensemble and the Florencia Gonzalez Big Band.
Christos Zevos is a talented multi-instrumentalist who is accomplished on bass, guitar, mandolin, violin, and voice. The son of two musicians, he moved to Boston in 2008, and he majored in double bass at the Boston Conservatory. Currently he is attending the New England Conservatory for graduate studies in music theory.
Christos enjoys collaborating with artists of many mediums. Recently he wrote original poetry and music for the Boston-based Luminarium Dance Company. They were performed at the Luminarium’s “Threading Motion Project” live at the New England Quilt Museum.
The sumner concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is fully supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.