Boiler House Jazz: Ryan Lee Crosby/Danny Mekonnen Duo w/guest Koushik Chakr...

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Performance begins at 7:30, with doors opening 30 minutes prior. Online sales end at 6PM day of the show. Tickets available at the door unless sold out.

Consider having Dinner and a Show, and enjoy a great night out in Downtown Waltham!

THE RYAN LEE CROSBY/DANNY MEKONNEN DUO with guest Koushik Chakrabarty
Please note: Previously announced performer, percussionist Grant Smith, will be unable to join us this evening. We are pleased to welcome guest Koushik Chakrabarty to the evening's lineup.

Another exciting first time collaboration, this one between Ryan Lee Crosby, a Boston based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has grown from punk rock roots to develop a personal guitar approach that finds inspiration in traditional folk and blues sounds of the American south and in the classical music of north India, and Danny Mekonnen, an Ethiopian-American saxophonist and founder and leader of Debo Band whose self titled debut was included on NPR's 50 Favorite Albums of 2012. This led to performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center, South by Southwest and the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa. He is also a member of the Nile Project, an international coalition of musicians from every country bordering the Nile River.

When asked to describe what the audience should expect in this project, Ryan Lee Crosby stated "I anticipate that it will be a mix of American and African sounds, played on 12 and 22 string guitars, saxophone, and calabash. While the emphasis will be on improvisation, I imagine we will may use some songs or song fragments as spring boards to blast off from."

https://www.ryanleecrosby.com/ http://nileproject.org/danny-mekonnen/

Ryan Lee Crosby

Danny Mekonnen

Guest Koushik Chakrabarty has been trained in Lucknow gharana (lineage) of Indian classical tradition. He is a percussionist for Boston area band Philomela and regularly performs in greater Boston area. He has been collaborating with Ryan Lee Crosby for the last few years to create a unique blues-raga sound with tabla and Chaturangui.

Koushik Chakrabarty

For those 21+, your first beverage (beer or wine) is included in the ticket price. Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages for all.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The event admission is all ages. For beer and wine service, you must be 21+ with valid proof of age presented upon entry to the Museum.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is NO Museum Visitor parking at the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill facility where we are located. We ask that you use the nearby public parking facilities.

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Please feel free to call us at 781-893-5410. Museum staff hours vary during the week, but someone will be available to answer any calls the day of the show.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, we do not need to verify identity upon presentation of the ticket.

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