Registration is now available! Summer camps and offerings available for all ages and skill levels.
Tickets to attend in this show in person are $20 online and $25 at the door day of show. Online tickets not be available after 5:30pm on the day of show. This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Facebook page at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band. To donate, select "Donation: Livestream Attendee" (which is a $10 blanket ticket price) as your Ticket Option above.
Jamey Haddad holds a singular position in the world of jazz and contemporary music. Haddad’s musical voice transcends styles and trends, and the universal quality of his playing has attracted many international collaborations with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Simon, and Sting. Born of Lebanese descent, he is regarded as one of the foremost world music and jazz percussionists in the United States.
A native of São Paulo, Brazil, pianist Helio Alves combines the rhythmic complexity of modern Brazilian music with the edgy energy of contemporary jazz. A resident of NYC since the '90s, Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with the likes of Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Sadao Watanabe, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira & Flora Purim, Paquito D'Rivera, Joyce, and Rosa Passos to name but a few. Helio has also released four albums under his own name: "Trios" (1998), "Portrait in Black & White" (2004), "It's Clear" (2009) and most recently,"Musica" featuring Antonio Sanchez, Reuben Rogers, Claudio Roditi and Romero Lubambo.
Kim Nazarian is a world renowned, Grammy nominated jazz performing and recording artist, educator and clinician. Besides her work as a sought-after solo vocalist, she has been performing all over the world with the vocal group, “New York Voices“ (NYV), for more than 35 years. She is a jazz voice teacher for Vocal Jazz Majors at both Ithaca College and SUNY Fredonia. She also shares her perspectives on music and life as a musician, teaching private students in her own personal studio as well as offering clinics, workshops, and masterclasses, adjudicating festivals, participating in jazz camps and guest conducting for singers on all levels in the US and abroad.
Jay Ashby is a five-time Grammy winning producer, and has received multiple nominations in other categories including arranging and engineering. A "consummate musician" whose talents "know few bounds" (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review), Ashby has performed, toured, and recorded with some of the most renowned jazz artists in the industry for over 25 years. As a member of The United Nation Orchestra, a group originally put together by Dizzy Gillespie and Dizzy's Alumni All-Star Big Band, Ashby forged long lasting musical relationships with many jazz greats including Paquito D'Rivera, Jon Faddis, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Randy Brecker, and Slide Hampton. Through his association with trumpet master Claudio Roditi, Ashby developed a strong affinity for Brazilian Jazz, which led to many years as a soloist with Astrud Gilberto, as well as arrangements, tours, and recordings with a number of other Brazilian artists including Tania Maria, Kenia, Ivan Lins, Trio Da Paz, and even appearences with two of the "fathers of bossa nova," João Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Brazilian-American multi-instrumentalist and composer Lucas Ashby brings to his projects a background in rhythms and melodies from South America, West Africa, India, Eastern Europe, American Jazz, & Hip Hop. For the last 15 years, the resulting mosaic of sounds and textures has served as the bedrock of the career Ashby has built as a sideman, performing with such internationally-renowned artists as Ivan Lins, Paquito D’Rivera, Sean Jones, the New York Voices, Brazilian guitar virtuosos Rogério Souza and Diego Figueiredo, and Ghanaian highlife master Osei Korankye. Lucas also performed for 9 years as percussionist with nationally-touring afrobeat-funk powerhouse Big Mean Sound Machine. As a bandleader, Lucas Ashby's Brain Trust combines global jazz with psychedelic music and regularly features legendary percussionist Cyro Baptista as special guest. Ashby was also a founding member of genre-bending 21st-century chamber-jazz ensemble Arco Belo, led by accordionist, pianist, and composer Simone Baron. In 2020 Ashby also was awarded a position as Artist-in-Residence at the renowned Washington, DC-area institution Strathmore. Ashby is currently performing and touring with several projects, including Seán Heely Celtic Band, Taisha Estrada, Project Locrea, Rose Moraes, Alex Hamburger & José Luiz Martins, among many others.