Because of the intense heat, the first two “garden” concerts were held in Menino Hall. Good news: heat spell is broken; bad news: there is a strong possibility of rain today. But head to the Hyde Park Branch Library today to enjoy great music, snacks, and a selection of books for sale. The hour-long concert begins at 6:30.
Ralph Rosen, whose performance with guitarist Dan Bowden delighted the opening night crowd, will be back tonight with a jazz quartet featuring Ralph’s highly-acclaimed original compositions.
A professional musician for over 40 years, Ralph has performed, recorded, and toured with Bruce Katz, George Garzone, Albert King, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project , and others. An avid composer, he’s recorded 2 cd’s as a leader. Ralph is a harmonica player and drummer.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Hey Rim Jeon started playing piano at the age of four, and by nine she was giving her first public performances in classical music. As a teenager, influenced by the dazzling improvisation of Oscar Peterson, Hey Rim decided to embark on a musical path that would both support her new-found passion for jazz and build upon her already formidable classical training. Since then she has performed internationally and teaches at the Berklee College of Music.
Bruno Raberg, is an internationally renowned bass player and composer. Since coming to the US from his native Sweden in 1981, he has made six recordings as a leader, about 30 as a sideman, and has performed with numerous world-class artists including Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, and Sam Rivers. Bruno teaches at the Berklee College of Music.
Allan Chase, alto and baritone saxophonist, heads the Ear Training Department at the Berklee College of Music. Allan has performed and recorded with artists including Rashied Ali, Joe Morris, Gunther Schuller, and Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet and many others.
The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported in full by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.