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The Kubota Power Jazz Unit
Saturday, April 4th, 8-10pm
(Doors Open at 7:30 p.m.)
One Night Only At The CCCA!
$20 General Admission
$17 for Students/Seniors/Public Servants/BDA/DAN/Union members/Veterans
Tickets at the Door, April 4th:
$25 General Admission
$22 for Students/Seniors/Public Servants/BDA/DAN/Union members/Veterans
Power Jazz is a powerful and epic musical experience not to be missed. The band provides enriching music played with such passion and love. Audience members will be on the edge of their seats for this thrilling ride. No two concerts are ever the same, The leader of the band, Archie K., says Jazz is about life and each day of life is different than the day before. Because of the diversity and amazing talent of the band members, as a group there is nothing else like it. Archie, who sings in four different languages, has become master of the Bass, Drums, Guitar, Japanese bamboo flute, Taiko drums, shamisen, and so much more. Because of this he has many instruments to choose from, different sounds for different audiences, and Archie is able to tailor his shows to fit the audience and setting. In addition to his talents, he brings with him an array of acclaimed musicians and performers. The Kubota Power Jazz Unit is a name synonymous with high quality performances and multi-cultural diversity.
Multi-instrumentalist band leader, Archie K., began his formal music training at the age of 4, on the organ. In his teenage days, he trained/practiced all day on Sundays, and on weekdays, he picked up and carried tons of frozen fish and drove a truck in the early mornings, while studying at college during the day, teaching at a few organizations in the afternoons, and performing at clubs at night, sleeping 90 minutes per day. He graduated from multiple schools in Japan and the U.S., including Berklee College of Music.
Since then, he has gone on to play and record with many different instruments including, guitars, basses, contrabass, piano, organ, shinobue bamboo flute, shamisen, taiko, koto, drums, percussions, clarinet, harmonica, and vocals. He has professionally played over 4,000 performances, and taught many thousands of students in schools and seminars.
Archie has written lyrics and composed over 200 songs in many genres of music including, Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Ethnic, Blues, Classic, Reggae, and Rock, and sings in multiple languages. He has performed in many prestigious venues around the world. Some of the local venues Archie performed at, include the Fleet Center Stadium (TD Garden), Tennis Hall of Fame, RI, Mechanics Hall, the Great Hall, Hatch Shell, Wang Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Berklee Performance Center, and the Lantern Festival (for which he also served as an adviser). Archie has had the good fortunate of sharing the stage with, Maynard Ferguson, Roberta Flack, Little Richard, Lou Rawls, Bobby Hebb, Alan Dawson, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Dick Johnson (Artie Shaw Orchestra), Herb Pomeroy, Smokey Robinson, Justin Timberlake, NKOTB, among others, and has appeared in many television shows, magazines, and newspapers including on Warner Brothers, Toei, PBS, NBC, CBS, and ABC.
Archie currently lives in Massachusetts, travels back and forth to Japan, operates 3 companies, and is involved with many schools and federations, and continues to live to complete lifetime missions for his love of the arts, with the spirit of his family in heaven.
Alvin Terry was born in Monroe, N.C. His musical career started in Springfield, Ma. Mr. Terry's music is rooted in Funk, R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Samurai Taiko drumming.
Mr. Terry makes his home just outside of Boston, MA. He has performed with such artists as, the late Horace C. Boyer, Archie Shepp, Avery Sharpe, Valerie Pomaroff, Ricky Ford, John Faddis, Leonard Brown, Bill Lowe, The Kubota Power Jazz Unit, and many others.
Recordings under the leadership of Mr. Terry include, Bipology, Common Denominator, and The Art of Boston. In 2010, Mr. Terry performed in the Company One production of "The Emancipation of Mandy and Miz Ellie" at the Boston Center for the Arts Theatre (written by Lois Roach & directed by Victoria March). In 2010-2011, he was a percussionist/actor in the touring production of The Huntington Theatre, The La Jolla Playhouse, and The Berkeley Theatre's "Ruined" (written by Lynn Nottage & directed by Liesl Tommy). In 2012, Mr. Terry performed as a percussionist/actor in The Huntington Theatre's production of "Jagun Flyer" (written by John Oluwole Adekoje & directed by Niegel Smith).
In 2014, Mr. Terry was awarded the first annual Legacy Award, in Springfield, MA.
Mr. Terry is currently part of the music ministry at Grant A.M.E. Church.
Mike Peipman, Trumpet, of Franklin, MA, was born in Sydney, Australia of Estonian parents. He studied at N.S.W. Conservatorium of Music and played the seasons for "The Wiz" and "Man of La Mancha" at Her Majesty's theatre before coming to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Combining the careers of lead trumpet player and Jazz soloist, he has toured with numerous groups such as the Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Woody Herman Orchestra led by Frank Tiberi, and recorded two Blue Note Albums, "So What" and "African Game", with George Russell's Living Time Orchestra. He has played on the soundtracks to numerous movies such as, "Young At Heart", "Prefontaine", "Silver City", and "Dick Tracy". He has also performed at many Jazz Festivals, such as the Parnu Jazz Festival featured with the Estonian Radio Big Band, the Kool Jazz Festival with George Russell, the Montreal Jazz Festival with Bob Moses, the Toulon Jazz Festival with Toulon All-Stars, as well as the Kyoto Jazz Festival. He has also performed on Estonian radio and television with the Urmas Lattikas Jazz Group, and performed the music for the ballet "Great Gatsby" with the Washington, San Diego and Sacramento ballet companies, and the Hong Kong Ballet in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Joe Mazzarella is a pianist/composer who brings a unique blend of jazz, classical, and pop music to his performances and teaching. He has played with many bands and as a solo artist in the Worcester and Boston area. He has released 5 studio albums including his latest album "Light Years". Joe graduated from New England Conservatory and has studied with Ran Blake, Danilo Perez, Frank Carlberg, Mark Marquis and Bob Moses.
Parking, Train Access, & Directions:
❖ 2-hour metered parking & 1-hour free parking
❖ Red (Kendall/MIT) station within walking distance
❖ Affordable garage parking (only $10 after 4 p.m. on weekdays, and $12 any time on weekends) at 350 Kendall Street
❖ GPS: Intersection of Kendall St. & Athenaeum St.