Schedule: Jazz Stage from Cambridge Jazz Festival

Cambridge Jazz Festival

Hosted by Jose Masso

Noon – 12:50 p.m. – Yaure Muniz Afrocuban Ensemble
Born in Havana, Yaure Muniz grew up in an artistic family. His musician father was long associated with the Orquesta Cubana de Musica Moderna and often took his son to rehearsals, sitting and playing beside some of Cuba’s best musicians. After many years of study on trumpet, he became a regular member of the Tropicana Orchestra. He also toured with the Timba and Latin Jazz band Klimax during this time. This launched him into an international performance career as lead trumpet with Cuban superstars such as the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Cubanismo. Yaure Muniz has been a recording artist on the trumpet and flugelhorn inside and outside Cuba since 1994. His performing accolades include four Grammy Awards and a recording and touring career with the Buena Vista Social Club. Currently he is an active member of the Boston music scene as a lead trumpet for several Jazz Big Bands and Latin music Orchestras. His professional experience as an educator includes positions such as the Harvard Jazz Orchestra co-director at Harvard University and Brass Instructor and Ear Training professor at Berklee College of Music. Yaure has performed with the likes of Arturo Sandoval, Ruben Blades, Chucho Valdez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bill Pierce, Angelique Kidjo, Rufus Reid, Jorge Cables, Jason Palmer, Walter Smith, Ingrid Jensen, David Gilmore, and Danilo Perez to name a few.
Yaure Muniz Afrocuban Ensemble

1:30 – 2:20 p.m. - Anastassiya Petrova Organ Trio
Anastassiya Petrova is a jazz pianist/organist from Kazakhstan currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Anastassiya was born into a family of musicians and has been playing music since age 5. In 2015, she was granted a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music and later on was accepted to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute program, where she was mentored by acclaimed musicians such as John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ben Street, George Garzone, Kris Davis, and others. In 2021 Anastassiya was announced a grand-prix winner of International Jazz Bridge Competition (Ukraine), became a finalist of Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and got awarded with Next Jazz Legacy grant in 2022. In 2023 she was featured on the Grammy-nominated recording of Lakecia Benjamin "Phoenix". She currently holds an Assistant Professor position at Berklee College of Music and Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Anastassiya Petrova Organ Trio

3 – 4 p.m. – Ron Savage Trio, featuring saxophonist Bill Pierce
The Ron Savage Trio features three outstanding musicians. Ron Savage, who in addition to serving as the Chair of the Ensemble Department at Berklee College of Music, has worked with Mulgrew Miller, Gary Bartz, Johnny Griffin, Joe Zawinul, Albert King, Art Farmer, Nnenna Freelon, James Williams, Bill Pierce, James Moody and many others. Ron Mahdi who has performed with Roy Haynes, Chet Baker, Donald Harrisonand others, Jetro daSilva, known for a 10-year stint as Whitney Houston's pianist, and Modern Impression marks the group's efforts to seamlessly mesh music from throughout the African diaspora including: bebop, swing, gospel, African R & B and Brazilian music into a fresh new sound.
Ron Savage Trio

5:00 – 6 p.m. – Don Braden Quartet, featuring vocalist Vanessa Rubin
Don Braden (Andrew Lepley photo)