Kaye Kelly is a Boston-based songwriter and performer. She's a veteran professor at the esteemed Berklee College of Music. She's a mom of four. An arts education advocate. And the founder of "Music-on-the-Go". With three studio albums to her credit and multiple artistic and teaching awards, she is primed for challenging and empowering the next generation of young artists.
Kaye holds a B.M. from the University of Miami and a M.M. from Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory. Please visit her artist page at www.kayekelly.com
Mark Shilansky received a B.A. in music performance from UNH in 1992 and an M.M. in jazz studies from New England Conservatory in 1994. He has studied with Christopher Kies, David Ballou, Bevan Manson, Paul Bley, John McNeil, Kenny Werner, Hal Crook, and Charlie Banacos, and currently is a Doctor of Music candidate at the New England Conservatory. He has taught Improvisation, Ear Training, Piano, and Ensembles at Berklee College of Music and the University of New Hampshire since 1998. As a leader, Shilansky has recorded First Look (1997), Different Songs (2000), Other Voices (2003), Join the Club (2007), and Fugue Mill. Of "Join the Club, Jon Garelick of the Boston Globe says "Shilansky knows how to make every moment engage, [with] long arcs of melody as he works through the chord changes... this 'club' is one anyone would be happy to join."
Pianist, bassist, composer and educator John Funkhouser has shared the stage with Joe Lovano, Steve Gadd, Charles Neville, Bobby Watson, Esperanca Spalding, Luciana Souza, Tierney Sutton, Geri Allen, Francisco Mela, Rudresh Mahanthappa and Matt Savage. He has played on over 60 CD recordings, including four as leader. Funkhouser has performed at clubs and festivals all over the world, including the Blue Note, Birdland, and Dizzy’s in New York City, as well as the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Wahington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the Toulon Jazz Festival, and the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. He has toured extensively in North and Central America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and South Africa. He has appeared on Lifetime Television, ABC’s “20/20,” NBC’s “Today Show,” and National Public Radio. He teaches piano, bass, ear training and ensembles at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Vibes and Percussion
Rich Greenblatt is a vibraphonist with "dazzling speed and a truly magical touch" writes John Blenn in 'Good Times Magazine'.
He has recorded four CDs as a leader, ’My Take’(2015), ‘Hat Trick’(2009), ‘Hot and Dry’ (2003) and ‘Mooin’ (1998).
Rich has performed and recorded with such great artists as Kurt Elling,
Billy Mitchell, Dennis Irwin, Oscar Castro-Neves, Garrison Fewell,
Kevin Hayes, Greg Hopkins, Winard Harper, Joe Hunt, Yoron Israel,
The Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and The English Chamber Orchestra.
Rich is an Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music.
He is an endorsing artist for Musser Vibraphones and Vic Firth Mallets
and has published vibraphone and improvisation articles in
Percussive Notes Magazine.