McCoury got his start playing guitar and singing in Bill Monroe’s famed Bluegrass Boys in 1963. “I found out he liked jazz. He listened to jazz and was influenced by jazz,” McCoury says of Monroe, the father of bluegrass. “I grew to learn how all music is related.”
Del McCoury and Preservation Hall Jazz Band will get together Friday night in Copley Square and then again after midnight in the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel’s Copley Club.
Dan Zanes, former lead singer of the ‘80s band The Del Fuegos and Grammy Award-winning childrens performance artist, is also an advocate for creative collaboration. He focuses on the good that happens when everybody is brought together to connect.
Dan Zanes and Friends will be performing with the South Sudanese group Dieer Dee Jieng and African Gospel Artists at 1:00 pm on Saturday.
Hear some of the classics from Solitude Standing, from “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner” to “Gypsy,” and “Calypso.” Vega's performance in Copley Square is the first of three stops scheduled as special Solitude celebrations, continuing at the City Winery in New York City and the Barbican in London.
British trumpeter Alison Balsom is on the schedule for Sunday's all-classical line up. She will join Boston's own Landmarks Orchestra and guest conductor Christopher Warren-Green. Visitors are in for a great day. Watch video previews of several participating performers.
See piano duo Anderson & Roe, the theatrical Igudesman and Joo and many others in Copley Square on Sunday.
Trumpeter Alison Balsom is about as much of a pop sensation as a classical musician can be, having released six albums, won numerous honors and getting the credit for bringing glamour back to the classical stage.
Trumpeter Alison Balsom makes her U.S. debut on the Copley Square Main Stage this Sunday.