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Boston and New York
United States

3474706071

​musician, educator, artist, community activist

My Performances

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The Alchemy of Bhakti... an interfaith concert, the vision of Deepti Navaratna Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 pm First Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA  02138 Free Admission    

The Alchemy of Bhakti... an interfaith concert, the vision of Deepti Navaratna

Saturday, June 27th, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

First Church of Cambridge, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA  02138

Free Admission

 

 

You are invited to join me and friends on June 6th, 2015 at Union Baptist Church in Central Square, Cambridge, MA. I'll be sharing the mic witH JOSEPH COPELAND and ROBERT PATE and we'll be accompanied by some truly great instrumentalists, VAUGHAN FRANCIS (keys), PARKER McALLISTER (bass), VANCIL COOPER (drums) and more...

You are invited to join me and friends on June 6th, 2015 at Union Baptist Church in Central Square, Cambridge, MA.

I'll be sharing the mic witH JOSEPH COPELAND and ROBERT PATE and we'll be accompanied by some truly great instrumentalists, VAUGHAN FRANCIS (keys), PARKER McALLISTER (bass), VANCIL COOPER (drums) and more...

 

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Makanda Saturday Night Gala Dance Party

April 25th, 2015, 8:00 pm

Free Admission

All Ages

A 21st century take on the big band dance galas of the 30s and 40s in a ballroom setting, this is the keynote event of Jazz Week’s Roxbury kickoff weekend. Dance to swing tunes, calypsos, and ballads played by John Kordalewsi’s Makanda Project (makandaproject.com), Roxbury’s resident orchestra, joined by dancers Mickey Davidson and Dexter Jones. JazzBston and the Madison Park Development Cororation co-host this community celebration of the role of jazz in Roxbury’s past, present and future.

 

 

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LIVE BROADCAST

WICN 90.5 fm (Worcester, MA)

 

celebrating…

“PIONEER WOMEN in JAZZ”

Sunday, March 15, 2015

12 noon – 4:00 pm

 

featuring…

12 noon – 2:30 pm

Joan Watson Jones

Reflections on her mother, Aurelia Wheeldin,

one of America's first women boxers, 1920’s

 

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Nedelka Prescod (voice)

Michele Beneforti (guitar)

Live performance and interview

 

streaming live online:

http://wicn.org/podcasts/audio/women-jazz-age-weaving-their-story-through-contemporary-voices

 

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FORUM

&

CONCERT for JUSTICE

 

 NEC students join forces raising voices and instruments as a call for society to stand up for social justice!

NEC's African American Student Union (AASU) in conjunction with the NEC SAC and NEC Gospel Ensemble are breaking the silence surrounding social injustice with a special FORUM and "CONCERT for JUSTICE" 

Featured performers represent a full scope of musical expression from jazz and improvisation to classical studies... all for social awareness

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 2015

NEC BROWN HALL

 

6:30 pm FORUM and PANEL

MODERATED by Dr. EMMETT PRICE

 

COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS AND LIBATIONS 

 

8:15 pm "CONCERT for JUSTICE"

FREE ADMISSION

 

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The POWER of MUSIC for CHANGE

Nedelka's debut solo performance in Boston, MA with her Brothers in life and music, Vaughan Francis on keys and Parker McAllister on bass.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, 6:30 pm

Museum of African American History (MAAH, 46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114)

It will be an evening of socially conscious music to inspire thought, change, peace, love and happiness... featuring music from Gil Scott Heron to Pharrell Williams.

Door: $10

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A Set of Standards...

in Jazz

Sunday, July 20th, 2014 8:00 pm

LILYPAD (1353 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA)

Vocal performance with Tommaso Gambini (and his band) for the Danilo Perez Foundation's Music Therapy Fundraiser

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To all those who will be in Panama this January 2014.  One of your "must-do's" should be the Panama Jazz Festival.  For details visit: http://www.panamajazzfestival.com/.   Give thanks! I will be one of the featured artists as well as will be offering a vocal master class on Tuesday, January 14th, 9:00 am.  Performance is Wednesday, January 15th, 8:00 pm... the band includes Kevin Harris on keys, Tom Patitucci on guitar, Marco Pignataro on saxes, Ehud Ettun on bass and Richie Barshay on drums.  Accomplished musicians.  We will be opening for none other than... Kenny Garrett.   Taken place in Panama's "Ciudad del Saber" ("City of Knowledge"), this annual jazz festival created and hosted by Danilo Perez and wife, Patricia Zarate, is a blessing to the Panamanian community.  Much respect and great honor and gratitude to be a part of what is becoming an important staple in the homeland of my people, Panama.

To all those who will be in Panama this January 2014.  One of your "must-do's" should be the Panama Jazz Festival.  For details visit: http://www.panamajazzfestival.com/.  

Give thanks! I will be one of the featured artists as well as will be offering a vocal master class on Tuesday, January 14th, 9:00 am.  Performance is Wednesday, January 15th, 8:00 pm... the band includes Kevin Harris on keys, Tom Patitucci on guitar, Marco Pignataro on saxes, Ehud Ettun on bass and Richie Barshay on drums.  Accomplished musicians.  We will be opening for none other than... Kenny Garrett.  

Taken place in Panama's "Ciudad del Saber" ("City of Knowledge"), this annual jazz festival created and hosted by Danilo Perez and wife, Patricia Zarate, is a blessing to the Panamanian community.  Much respect and great honor and gratitude to be a part of what is becoming an important staple in the homeland of my people, Panama.

NEC @ MAAH


One of the awesome opportunities born of a transplant to Boston as a student... is working with really on-point up-and-coming musicians at school and in the community.


We the students of New England Conservatory, join forces with Boston's own Museum of African American History, celebrating the two institutions and their re-connection and commitment to quality and culturally relevant art in Boston.

This Friday, September 27th, 2013, 7:00 pm we offer you a diverse mix of music that represents who we are, what we do and how we uniquely do it. 

It's all happening in the AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE, the home of Frederick Douglass and The Abolitionist Movements... open to the public and free admission, the doors open at 6:30 pm.  We trust we will see you there... 



Friday, September 27, 2013



7:00 pm/Doors open at 6:30 pm



NEC @ MAAH (THE AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE)



46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill, Boston



Free Admission





 

THE SIX of US



featuring:  Nedelka (vocals), Joseph (vocals), Ben (guitar), Malcolm (keys), Parker (bass) and Charles (drums)

live in Brooklyn, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30th, 2013


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80 Vernon Avenue

covers, originals

trendy, vibrant cypher of artists

7 pm - 2 am... we'll see you around 10 pm

oh yeah... $10 cover and free drinks

 

 


 

The 1st Annual Afro-Latino Festival

Brooklyn's first all inclusive free outdoor Afro-Latino celebration featuring artists of all kind and from all around the African Diaspora.  I'll be there offering a few songs under the Panamanian banner.  Respeto! 

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Parkside Avenue btw Ocean and Flatbush Avenues (off the Q line in Brooklyn) 

An Evening of South African Literature and Music

Join me and fellow vocalists ("Earth Tones") and musicians as we celebrate South African author, Neville Frankel's "Bloodlines" book release/reading at Madiba restaurant in Brooklyn

 Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, 7:00 pm

Madiba Restaurant (195 Dekalb Avenue, Bk, NY  11205) 

Optional Free Admission for Reading/Dinner and Complimentary Signed Copy of "Bloodlines" $50

 

"THE SIX OF US" ...returns

voices, keys, guitar, bass and drums

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 11:00 pm

@ Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn (1087 Broadway, 11221)

the vibe is neo-soul and jazz...

no cover

be there

Gospel Jazz Concert

A weekend of contemporary gospel music

Bethel Baptist Church  (265 Bergen Street, Bk, NY)

Friday and Saturday, April 26th and 27th, 2013

7:00 pm and 2:00 pm

TIckets:  $40

 

 

Randy Weston: African Rhythms

New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:00 pm

Free Admission

Featured artist with the NEC Jazz Orchestra led and conducted by Dr. Ken Schaphorst

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