MPA is proud to announce our 2017 MPAartfest musical artists:
- 10:00 – 10:45 am: Quiet Life Motel
A weave of jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and frolicsome grooves created by violinist David Schulman, composer of theme music for NPR’s “The Big Listen.” His sound has been called “mysterious and beautiful” by the Washington Post. A beautiful way to wake up to MPAartfest! Video link.
- 11:00 – 11:45 am: Pablo Regis Trio
The perfect sound of summer. Pablo Regis and his band perform Brazilian Choro, Samba and Jazz with the traditional instruments of Brazil, cavaquinho, pandeiro and guitar. Video link
- 12:00 – 12:45 pm: Anacostia Delta Band
This exciting band features Dave Chappell, Anthony Pirog, John Previti and Barry Hart, top tier musicians featured in the
upcoming documentary film Anacostia Delta. Blues, Jazz and Rock with virtuoso intensity! Video link
- 1:00 – 1:45 pm: The Bitter Dose Combo
French Gypsy Jazz & Swing from one of the premier combo’s in the DC area. Combining the swinging guitar made famous by Django Reinhardt with spirited jazz vocals, musette accordion, and upright bass. Get ready to dance! Video link
- 2:00 – 2:45 pm: The Fuss
A 9-piece band putting a modern slant on the Jamaican and British 60’s mod sounds of ska, rocksteady, and reggae band. Three 3-part female harmonies, a killer horn-section and a serious sense of style. Video link.
- 3:00 – 3:45 pm: The Bitter Dose Combo
They’re so nice, they’re playing twice. A second chance to enjoy the Parisian sound of the Bitter Dose Combo. Video Link
- 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Cristian Perez Quintet
Argentine guitarist/composer Christian Perez’s quintet (guitar, bass, drums, flute and bandoneon) explores sounds from around the world with the subtlety of classical music and the freedom of Jazz. Having performed in Eastern Europe, China, Korea and throughout Latin America Cristian brings
the sounds of many cultures to his original compositions. Video Link
A big thank you to Frank Kayser and his team for providing sound for the 2017 Artfest.