Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Boston-based singer-songwriter and children’s performer Vanessa Trien has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The “Nessa Groupies” sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, flock to her infant and toddler music education classes, and can’t get enough of her two award-winning children’s CDs, ‘Carnival Day’ and ‘Hot Air Balloon.’
TenTumbao is a funky and soulful Afro-Latin-Caribbean band that mixes spicy rhythms with vocal harmonies, captivating melodies, and a touch of jazz! The group plays authentic son and salsa classics as well as hot originals.
The Muddy River Ramblers
The Muddy River Ramblers are a multi-generational bluegrass/old-time music group that has been playing together for three years. They have performed at the First Light celebration in Brookline Village, and private house parties, but spend most of their time jamming together on Sunday afternoons. They welcome new members.
Too Klez for Comfort
Too Klez for Comfort (TKFC) is a small socialist collective of klezmer music devotées that was born in 2008, just in time to play our first gig at our original drummer’s Bar Mitzvah. We are a high-energy dance band playing traditional klezmer and Jewish repertoire, jazz standards, original works, and borscht belt Latin numbers for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, parties and simchas.