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JP CONCERTS : Zaleski Brothers Duo & Family

Fri, Mar 8, 2019 - 8PM 
JP Concerts & Open Theatre Project presents 
Zaleski Brothers Duo & Family 
An Evening of Jazz & Folk Duos

Hailing from Boylston, MA, Mark and Glenn Zaleski began playing as a duo from a very young age. This musical family doubled when Glenn met violinist, Tomoko Omura and Mark met singer, Greta DiGiorgio. Tonight Tomoko, Glenn, Mark and Greta will perform three short jazz and folk duo sets featuring jazz standards/originals, Japanese folk music, original singer-songwriter tunes and American pop music.

Tomoko Omura and Glenn Zaleski - 
Glenn Zaleski is one of the most in-demand pianists on the New York City jazz scene. Originally from Boylston, MA, Glenn has made a name for himself playing with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Lage Lund, and Ari Hoenig.

Tomoko Omura is among today's leading voices in jazz violin. “Roots”, her debut album for Inner Circle Music, is a compelling tribute to her native Japan, featuring original arrangements of ten classic Japanese folk and popular songs.

Nyota Road - 
Inspired by Southern gothic imagery and everyday beauty, Nyota Road is a husband and wife acoustic duo performing original songs about family, relationships and home.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN....Greta decided to write a song as a birthday gift for her husband, Mark. She had always written silly tunes and even a children’s book but never a "serious" song. From that first tune, came another and another with each song telling stories reminiscent of relationships, family and growing up her hometown of Warrior, Alabama.

We call ourselves Nyota Road named from a road in my hometown. Growing up I used to play on the river with my friends and take walks along the train trestle. We would spend hours floating down the river, taking in the world as we knew it at the time. To get there, we'd go down Nyota Road. It's one of my happiest memories.

Mark and Glenn Zaleski Duo - 
Brothers Mark and Glenn Zaleski (saxophone and piano respectively) originally hail from Boylston, MA. As young musicians growing up in central MA they would perform duo together on a very regular basis, developing a deep musical rapport in the process. The two left New England to study at the prestigious Brubeck Institute in California, but all the while continued to develop their duet repertoire, which was finally recorded and released on their 2011 debut album, “Duet Suite”.

“…the brothers not only seem to complete each other’s thoughts but also manage to never overplay, to never get in their partner’s way.”

-Something Else on “Duet Suite” (2011)

St. John's Church - 1 Roanoke Ave. Jamaica Plain, MA 

$20 General Admission  
$15 Student / Senior / Member 
Pay What You Can 
Season Passes Available

Available online or at the door 
House open 30 min before concert 
Venue is wheelchair accessible, restrooms require assistance for wheelchairs.


Earlier Event: March 6
Evening Ash Wednesday Service
Later Event: March 10
Lenten Book Group