Join us on Saturday evening, April 14, to hear vocalist Amanda Ekery and pianist Andrew Boudreau perform jazz standards and original songs. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn about their background and current interests.

The program will feature hidden gems of the American Jazz Songbook including repertoire from Abbey Lincoln, Chris Connor, and Ann Richards. Amanda and Andrew will also be premiering new original music that is influenced from jazz, popular, and folk genres.

Seating is limited, so reservations are required. If you’d like to attend, please send an email to [email protected] with the names of everyone in your group. Doors open at 7 pm and the performance begins at 7:30.

Core Memory Concerts is an community service organization based in southern Rhode Island. We organize and host evening concerts in a private home located near a scenic mill pond. Our 2017-2018 concert series features monthly concerts from September to June. Concerts are free and open to the public.

About the Artists

Vocalist and composer Amanda Ekery incorporates a variety of styles in her performances. Her songs are a distinctive combination of traditional, contemporary, and original music. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington Women in Jazz Festival, Blue Room in Kansas City, Blue Note in Amsterdam, and the Portland Jazz Festival. Ms. Ekery was selected for the 2015 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency, an international competition for young jazz composers and performers. She received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies with a minor in Music Theory from the University of North Texas, graduating with honors. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Jazz Performance.

Jazz pianist Andrew Boudreau is a native of Nova Scotia, Canada. Based in Montreal for several years, he recently relocated to Boston for graduate work. Mr. Boudreau has performed throughout his native Canada, the United States, as well as in France, Switzerland, Norway and Spain with a variety of artists. He is the recipient of an Astral Artist Prize (National Arts Centre, Ottawa), OPUS Prize for Jazz/World Concert of the Year (Quebec) and completed a Bachelor of Music at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. He also holds an ARCT Diploma (Piano Performance) from the Royal Conservatory of Music and studied at the School for Improvisational Music in New York.

Both artists study with Ran Blake at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Who’s Coming

Craig Maynard, host
Arlene and Irwin Birnbaum
Bianca Gray
Bill and Johnette Rodriguez
Brian Mitchell
Janet and John Grant
Mirja Hanslin and guest
Richard and Cindy Demaio
Ron and Maureen Areglado
Wendy Olsen