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IDEAS Boston Performers to Express Creative, Musical Ideas

October 23, 2012

It has become an IDEAS Boston tradition to feature up-and-coming musical performers. After all, at its core, IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston is designed to foster creativity, innovation, and ideas.

This year, audiences will be inspired by three performers from Berklee College of Music: singer-songwriter Christina Apostolopoulos will perform between the first and second sessions, Daniel Woods will do the honors between the third and fourth sessions, and SugarCane Trio takes the stage during the closing reception, which starts at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Picture of IDEAS Boston performer Christina Apostolopoulos Christina Apostolopoulos
Berklee College of Music
Singer-Songwriter

Christina Apostolopoulos is a third-year guitar performance major at Berklee College of Music whose musical influences range from Ella Fitzgerald to Elliott Smith. This singer-songwriter has won several songwriting contests, is the lead guitarist for the Boston-based rock band Key Party, and is currently working on her second CD.

Picture of IDEAS Boston performer Daniel Woods Daniel Woods
Berklee College of Music
Singer-Songwriter

Daniel Woods is a singer/songwriter from Chicago who has shared the stage with Terri Lyne Carrington, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, the Clark sisters, Bilal, and Lalah Hathaway. Inspired by Donny Hathaway, Jeff Buckley, Marvin Gaye, Richie Havens, and Tracy Chapman, Woods aims to create a sound that reaches into the soul of his listeners and captures their hearts.

Picture of IDEAS Boston performers Sugarcane Trio Sugarcane Trio
Berklee College of Music
Indie-Jazz Trio

The Sugarcane Trio is an indie-jazz trio with influences that range from jazz to Motown to alternative folk and pop. Composed of jazz-schooled musicians and led by Jon Aanestad, a classically trained violinist and Berklee World Tour Scholarship vocalist, the trio has a succinct sound, loves catchy hooks, and makes a point to pay close attention to the melody when improvising.

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