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Jazz for Hope & Healing

Join us for a beautiful set of music focused on hope and healing featuring: Anastassiya Petrova (piano), Greg Loughman (bass), and Tyson Jackson (drums).

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Jazz for Hope & Healing

Time & Location

Dec 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Boston, 3611 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA

About The Event

Doors Open at 1:30, Music Starts 2pm, Masks Required for Everyone

Look for the A-Frame sign for Instrumental Yoga on the sidewalk, and enter through the right side door.

2021 has been a challenging year for a lot of us, and the holiday season can add to stress for many. This concert featuring Anastassiya Petrova on piano, Greg Loughman on bass, and Tyson Jackson on drums will present a set of music focused on hope and healing, with original compositions by band members and works by Duke Ellington and other jazz composers. We hope you can join us as we commune through music and send ourselves in the right direction for the New Year.

Greg Loughman -

Bassist, composer, and bandleader Greg Loughman has made a name for himself as an “emphatically lyrical” -Scott Albin, JazzTimes, versatile, and sensitive accompanist who plays "with sublime authority" -Raul d’Gama Rose, AllAboutJazz.com and "delivers not only the foundation, but also intriguing, melodic, cleanly stated solos" -Bill Donaldson, Cadence Magazine. Born in Zanesville, OH, Loughman currently lives in Boston, MA, where he earned a Master of Music degree from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He has performed and/or recorded with artists including Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Hal Galper, Mark Murphy, and many others. Since 2014, he has toured extensively with gypsy jazz group the Rhythm Future Quartet and has made a name for himself in that genre, performing with such artists as Gonzalo Bergara, Stephane Wrembel, and John Jorgenson. In addition, Greg co-leads the groups Man On Land and Roving Soul, and performs with the John Funkhouser trio, Klezwoods, the Sonic Explorers, and many others. He is also an in-demand studio musician in the Boston area, and teaches at the Berklee College of Music, as well as teaching private lessons from his home or online. In the fall of 2020, he founded New England Jazz Connections, an organization that empowers jazz musicians to stage concerts to raise funds for worthy causes.

Anastassiya Petrova -

Anastassiya Petrova is a jazz pianist and organist based in Boston. Anastassiya has shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, Patricia Perez, Marco Pignataro, Ellis Hall, Catherine Russell, Dave Liebman, and others. She has performed at notable international festivals including Eurasia—2010, Umbria Jazz Festival, Wave of Ideas, Panama Percussion Festival, Beantown Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and Costa Rica Jazz Festival. She also has appeared on TEDx and The Voice in her native Kazakhstan. In 2020 her arrangement of "All the Things Evidence Is" received the Student Downbeat Music Award for Outstanding Arrangement for Small Ensemble in the graduate college division.  After graduating from Berklee in 2019, Anastassiya received a full scholarship to pursue graduate studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, studying with renowned musicians John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ben Street, George Garzone, and Adam Cruz.  Anastassiya currently is focused on developing personal projects in a variety of formats, including jazz piano trio, jazz quintet, and organ trio/quartet, giving life to her own compositions of jazz and Kazakh folk songs. She is working on her debut album, Invisible Women, an exploration of female homelessness, featuring organ, piano, and drums.

Tyson Jackson -

“Every time I have the opportunity to play music, I count it as an absolute pleasure. Without it, I would not be who I am today. As I create, I never lose focus on the main idea which is that it must be played in order to positively affect and influence the listener.” Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Tyson Jackson first discovered his love for music at the ripe age of 3. He distinctly remembers discovering his passion for music and the drums at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church; beating on hymnals during church services was his forte`.  Throughout his academic career, Tyson has attended performing arts institutions dedicated to music—these institutions further piqued his interest and allowed his love for music to grow. Throughout his musical career, Jackson has been afforded many opportunities to study and be mentored by world-renowned artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Darren Barrett, AJ Wright, Terri Lynn Carrington, Ralph Peterson, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones, Nona Hendryx, etc. Tyson feels that these experiences are invaluable and have truly helped to propel him in his professional career. “As an artist, I realize that I serve as a vessel for music to flow through. It is my duty to continue to pay homage to the masters who have come before me, while incorporating an innovative approach to my artistry, personal brand, and musical endeavors as I develop."

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