Concert: Maria Frattura & “Fratturnity”
Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions
Maria Frattura (lead vocals)
"Frattura’s technique of swiftly switching from sustains to phrasing made the song hip as hell . . . . [Frattura has] electric stage charisma." — Bill Copeland Music News. Maria Frattura draws from her many and varied life experiences to combine emotion, storytelling, and creativity to her interpretations of songs. With a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and a Master’s degree in social work, Maria has committed herself to a life of providing care to older adult and end-of-life care. The empathy and creativity she has practiced during this career also has a natural home in expressing the wide range of emotion and depth that lyrics and melodies offer. Whether it's rock, pop, soul or jazz, Maria and the band aim to please and make it a memorable evening.
Lisa Marcus Jones (piano/backup vocals)
Lisa Marcus Jones is a pianist, singer, composer, and arranger who performs in the Boston area. She began her full-time musical career in Madrid, where she lived and performed for a number of years. There, she played rock, jazz, latin jazz fusion, and flamenco music, most notably co-leading the jazz fusion ensemble “Grupo Rodas.” She studied jazz piano and arranging at Berklee College of Music, where she was the recipient of the John Dankworth Award for excellence in arranging. In the 1990s, Lisa co-founded and ran the “Hip Pocket Orchestra,” a successful function band that still performs today. Recently, Lisa resumed her studies of flamenco piano and composition with maestro Pablo Rubén Maldonado (in Madrid).
Warren Olsen (bass)
From his first gigs on trombone in a Tijuana Brass “cover band” as a teen, Warren has played bass in a variety of styles and musical groups in region. “Have bass, will travel,” reads his card. Many a bratwurst, spätzle, and Späten bier were consumed during four years of living and touring in Germany with his original rock band. After late Saturday night gigs, he was the groggy musical director at the Unitarian church in Westborough for many years. In addition to playing with “Fratturnity,” Warren performs with “Lynn Jolicoeur and the Pulse,” and rocks out with “Vivi and Da Funk.”
Paul Greenspan (guitar )
Paul has been a devoted student of the guitar for nearly five decades. He is comfortable playing a broad range of musical styles, from folk to blues to rock to jazz. He has taken inspiration from guitarists such as John Schofield, Joe Pass, Brian May, and Larry Carlton. Paul is currently collaborating with a variety of local musicians, with performances scheduled throughout the region.
Chris Tosti (drums)
A versatile drummer across many styles, Chris studied with Boston's best teachers including Bob Guilotti, Mark Walker, and Bob Moses. He has dynamic control on the instrument featuring his own unique feel and sound.
Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 7:30pm
Full bar • Table service
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Tickets $12/advance, $15/door
Proof of vaccination or negative test required.