Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Performer Added to the Bourgeois Residency

I'm excited to announce that Jeannette Muzima will be opening the April 23rd show.

Jeannette Muzima, a Massachusetts native, is a self-taught percussionist whose principal instrument is the vibes, also known as the vibraphone.

She fell in love with California and decided the University of California at Berkeley was for her. While participating in the activism and ecstasy of the 60s, she obtained a BA in Dramatic Art. In the late 70s she returned to Boston and founded and led the all women jazz quintet, BOUGAINVILLEA, which flourished for 18 years, playing clubs (The Iron Horse was on our circuit!), concerts, tours and music festivals including the Michigan Women's Music Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Muzima moved back to California in the mid 90s for several years, and having also fallen in love with Northampton, has become openly bi-coastal.