Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 8:00p -

Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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arlemski Alex Lemski

Innovation, Meetup, Music, Nightlife

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Kelly Bray, trumpet, the leader Anna Abondolo, bass, Lucy Little, violin. Kelly is beyond an up-and-coming creative trumpeter from Boston, she’s a new young leader in improvised music and Free-Jazz and called by many others to be a part of their explorations.


free 44-space parking lot is located behind the Armory. 


There is another 8:00PM concert in the Armory Auditorium, so come EARLY!


In case, an additional overflow parking lot is available. The lot on Belmont St, has a guard shack. Go left on Highland Ave one-block from the Armory then turn right on Benton Rd, drive up to Summer St, then turn right one block and turn right on Belmont, the lot is on the right with the guard shack.. Do not use the St. Catherine’s lot. Sorry for the inconvenience!



Cost: Just $10, thanks to a grant! Cash/Venmo,


Contact: Alex @ Creative Music Series, [email protected], 617/800-7255





You’ll also like the setting, the intimate Café at the Arts at the Armory.

Kelly Bray is a trumpet player, composer, improvisor, and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work explores the intersections of many styles and genres of music, pulling inspiration from avant garde, free jazz, noise, and electro-acoustic music. She has performed in many venues across the Northeast, performing with musicians such as Joe Morris, Brandon Lopez, Dan O'Brien, and most recently appeared in the free jazz-noise group, Art Heist, which features fellow members saxophonist James McCain, bassist Caleb Duval, and drummer James Paul Nadien. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Kelly has studied composition and improvisation with Anthony Coleman and Joe Morris, as well as classical trumpet with Steve Emery and jazz trumpet with John McNeil. Kelly also holds a duel Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell






Ms. Bray in a Quartet at the Lilypad with trumpeter

Forbes Graham


In addition to numerous professional performances with wedding bands, pit orchestras, and jazz combos, Kelly has also recorded and performed as a member of the DIY band Nervous., whose debut album released in 2019 amassed over 80,000 streams on Spotify.


Anna Abondolo is a bassist and composer from Los Angeles, California. She is currently based in Brooklyn developing an interdisciplinary collective entitled, “Rainbow Princess”. At New England Conservatory, Anna has studied under the instruction of Donald Palma, Frank Carlberg, and John Clayton. Also Anthony Coleman, Jason Moran, and John Mallia.

Anna knew when she arrived at NEC that she had found a community that would embrace her artistic curiosity. The classically trained jazz bass player and daughter of two classical musicians, Anna studied cello and piano until she discovered her passion for playing improvised music just before enrolling in a small arts high school in her home city of Los Angeles after "noodling with an electric bass my dad had laying around.". She is currently developing an interdisciplinary collective entitled, “Rainbow Princess”.

“She's A Young LA Jazz Musician Who's Going Places” LAist, 2018

Marc Ribot Trio w/ Anna Abondolo + Chad Taylor

Public Records New York

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:30 PM

Lucy Little

Lucy is a classically-trained violinist and composer/improviser; an audio and multimedia producer/editor; and a teaching artist, she’s originally from NYC with roots in Chicago, Boston, and Amsterdam, and a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with a master's degree in Creative Musical Arts and a 2018-19 U.S. Fulbright Scholar in the European Union, Lucy’s work and music is inspired by a lifelong exploration of classical and modal folk styles, free improvisation, minimalism, jazz and electronic music. Lucy was most recently a 2022 Fellow and participant in the virtual OneBeat residency, a program co-produced by Found Sound Nation and the U.S. Department of State. 

Described by Chicago’s WGN public radio as an “amazingly talented musician,” Lucy’s musical practice lives on the edge of many styles, inspired by a lifelong exploration of classical, minimalist, modal, jazz and electronic music. A collaborative artist at heart, Lucy plays in numerous ensembles, including blues/indie rock outfit Half Gringa and chamber rock group The Phantom Broadcast. She has performed with singer/songwriter Dani Larkin (Northern Ireland), singers Lykanthea (USA) and MICHA Música (USA), and most recently with qanun player Afarin Nazarijou (USA/Iran). Recent performances include multiple premieres at the famed Jordan Hall in Boston, a duo show with Nazarijou for The Boiler House Jazz Series at the Charles River Museum of Industry

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