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We encourage everyone to attend the music series, whether it is your favorite genre or not. Selection of the concert series bands is curated to present high-quality artistry spanning musical styles to provide the musicians a paid gig and to provide audiences the opportunity to broaden their musical horizons. Join us on this melodic journey that also raises funds to support the art and mission of the Andres Institute of Art.

For questions, please contact secretary@andresinstitute.org or call 603-845-9174.

 

Alex Minasian

Sunday, July 28     6 – 8 pm

Fresh off a gig at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, NYC Jazz Pianist Alex Minasian brings a stellar trio to thrill the audience at Andres Institute of Art. This return performance in the AIA Music Series promises to be just as mesmerizing as last year. He has played recently in well-known clubs in Boston, NYC and Washington DC – and will be returning to Brookline for another great show. 

Don’t miss this chance to see these world-class jazz musicians, veterans of the Montreal, Toronto and Istanbul Jazz Festivals to name a few. 

The Concert Series raises funds for the art, trails and mission of the AIA. Expand your musical horizons, enjoy the Concert Series – and support the Andres.

Tickets are general admission, table seating. There are more than enough seats at tables, high tops and drink rails for each ticket sold. The audience is limited to approximately 100 people. Get dinner downstairs at Brookline’s Finest, or bring take-out from area restaurants such as The Alamo across the street or Val’s Pizza just south of us on Route 13.

Beverage service is provided with donation requested. Shows are upstairs in the Welcome Center, elevator is available. Please take a few minutes to visit the Welcome Center downstairs to learn about the sculpture park and annual symposium, as well as the current gallery exhibit, Angels of Addictions.

Evan Goodrow

Sunday, August 25     6 – 8 pm

Evan Goodrow is an American singer-songwriter-guitarist and has written and produced 18 recordings of original soul, funk, blues and rock music.

He’s won the Boston Blues Award, played concerts for Marines on NATO bases in Europe, jammed with Jimmy Buffet on several occasions in the Caribbean, played multiple shows with B.B. King and even sang for the Yardbirds.

His original songs feel immediately familiar yet fresh, speaking to shared experiences with a unique perspective. His guitar skills are remarkable, honed over twenty years on stage, and his soulful voice will have you searching out his recordings to re-live the concert in your car or living room. Use this link to take a listen to his music.

Tickets are general admission, table seating. The audience is limited to approximately 100 people. Get dinner downstairs at Brookline’s Finest, or bring take-out from area restaurants such as The Alamo across the street or Val’s Pizza just south of us on Route 13.

Beverage service is provided with donation requested.

Shows are upstairs in the Welcome Center, elevator is available. Please take a few minutes to visit the Welcome Center downstairs to learn about the sculpture park and annual symposium, as well as the current gallery exhibit, Angels of Addictions.

So many great shows! You owe it to yourself not to miss even one – and save $$ to boot!

Consider a Series or Season Ticket for preferred pricing and seating.

Previous Concerts in the Series

Check out video clips on our Facebook Page from each concert!

Soggy Po’ Boys

Closing out our Act I Season for 2024 was the Soggy Po’ Boys. Once you catch this band, your music-listening habits will never be the same. They bring an island-infused, New Orleans Jazz blend with musical prowess that cannot be beat. The AIA Concert Series owes a big debt to this band for jumping in as the inaugural band in the series in February of 2023. Not only did they set the bar high, they sold out that first show! If you need any convincing, give them a listen on Bandcamp. Watch for them to return in 2025!

Darlin’ Corey

Dirty Cello

Earth Day Concert

Jamdemic &

Mighty Colors

Samirah Evans Trio

Bedford Big Band

From the northern reach of the Appalachian Trail comes the musical trio Darlin’ Corey. Drawing on the many threads of North American folk music, their elegant harmonies are the beating heart of their sound, in both their original music and the traditional Folk, Old Time, and Bluegrass music they regularly showcase. In Darlin’ Corey’s singing and playing, you can feel the many years of dedication to these celebrated musical traditions.

Erica Brown’s fiddle-playing is at turns virtuosic and completely unpretentious. Matt Shipman is an ideal counterpart as his versatility on a dizzying array of stringed instruments (guitar, Irish bouzouki, 5-string banjo, mandolin) blend seamlessly, never timid or overpowering. Add to that Kris Day’s steady and tasteful bass playing and together they create an engaging performance of thoughtful originals and traditional songs

 

From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco based band Dirty Cello brings a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock, and Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues and rock with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ Americana, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Check out their website to sample their music or visit their Bandcamp page – you will be amazed. https://www.dirtycello.com/

 

Saturday, April 20th. It was a great night of music supporting two local non-profits with a strong commitment to nature and getting people outside! Proceeds will be split between Beaver Brook Association in Hollis and the Andres Institute of Art. Jamdemic and Mighty Colors rocked the house in this special Saturday edition of our concert series. Jamdemic formed during the pandemic by talented musicians who couldn’t resist jamming to Classic “Deep Cut” tunes from Classic Rock, Blues and Funk genres. Mighty Colors is a local band of legendary status, recently re-engaged, returning with polished performances that get the crowd to their feet. The Andres Institute of Art is set on 140 acres with 12 miles of trails and over 100 sculptures trailside, open every day for free. Beaver Brook Association covers over 2,000 acres with 35 miles of trails. They offer guided hikes, education, events and summer camps to connect people to nature.

April 7: During her career as a performer and recording artist, Samirah Evans has become known for her dynamic and soulful approach to music, especially jazz and blues. Her musical style is heavily influenced by the sounds of New Orleans, where she was one of the most in-demand singers for nearly twenty years, including fifteen consecutive appearances at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Hurricane Katrina caused Samirah to relocate to her husband’s hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont. Samirah is currently Artist Associate in Jazz Voice at Williams College.

Evans was accompanied by Guitarist Matthew Dorko and Trumpeter Don Anderson. Samirah and Mathew were a hot duo act for several years in New Orleans. Coincidentally, Dorko moved to the same neighborhood in Brattleboro Vermont several years after Samirah. They have since reunited in several performances throughout New England. For many years Don Anderson has been a feature with Samirah during Fat Tuesday in celebration of Mardi Gras. He has recently performed in the trio with Evans and Dorko, as well as a member of Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils.

The Bedford Big Band FILLED the stage (and then some) Sunday, March 17th. This 19-piece band performs classic and modern swing music. There were plenty of appreciative dancers in the audience for this show! The band is comprised of talented musicians from NH and MA who love performing 30’s and 40’s swing dance music, plus your favorite contemporary, Latin and pop selections. A special treat was vocalist Lacey Ansara, a Brookline native! Check out the AIA Facebook page to see the video clips from this amazing show – including a fabulous dancing audience!

Rampage Trio

The Rampage Trio wowed the crowd Sunday, March 3rd with a decisively bold diversion from the more mellow and acoustic-leaning concerts thus far. This trio is well-seasoned with rock-n-roll and R&B roots. They have performed and recorded for years, even gracing the stage at the Big Bear Lodge in years past.  Originally formed in 1990, they have shared stages with Joe Bonamassa, Mountain, Edgar Winter, Buckwheat Zydeco, James Cotton, Candye Kane, Otis Clay, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas, The Iguanas, Eilen Jewel, Terrance Simien, Roomful of Blues, and many more. 

The New England Bluegrass Band

The New England Bluegrass Band took the stage at the Andres Concert Series February 25th with tradition-based Bluegrass music, powerful vocals and just the right instrumental backing and stellar picking. 

Led by frontman Cecil Abels, a native of Mississippi, is a powerful vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Cecil aka “Mr Sippy” has assembled a crackerjack band that has opened and shared the stages with the giants of the music, including Del McCoury, Ralph Stanley, Doc Watson and many many others. The band plays original tunes and songs from a deep well of bluegrass and Americana.

The Eddy Troxler Quartet was on stage Sunday, February 18th. The smooth sounds of this accomplished jazz quartet were the perfect ending to this weekend-after-Valentine’s Day. Eddy has been a crowd favorite with his jazz guitar at AIA events. This time he rounded out his sound with bass, drums and keys for an evening of great music.

Check the AIA Facebook page for a video with clips from the evening.