Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 7:30p -

1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Vol 4 of “this Music” Boston Jazz Series, a new trio, reader: don’t be shy…!

The fourth installment of This Music features improviser and multi-instrumentalist Evan Palmer’s new project “Point of Opposition”, where they’ll be joined by Hidemi Akaiwa on piano and synths and Fall Raye on reeds and percussion.

trio will perform two sets of adventurous jazz including exciting free improvisations and compositions by Evan. Join us for this truly unique performance, where you’ll experience group synergy, high-energy improvising, moments of quiet beauty, and never-heard-before sounds.



Evan Palmer Evan Palmer, bass, oboe, English horn,

Hidemi Akaiwa, piano, synthesizer,

Fall Raye, multi-saxophones


Evan Palmer (they/he) is an improviser, bassist, oboist, English hornist, composer and educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. He specializes in music in the Black American tradition, particularly improvised music. Evan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, where he receiveded a Bachelor of Music in Bass Performance, studying with John Lockwood, Billy Kilson, Bruno Räberg and many more. He has performed and recorded with many artists including Francisco Mela, Phil Grenadier, Jim Robitaille, Leo Blanco, Shinya Lin, Mark Walker, and John Dalton. Evan's band performs their own improvisations and compositions as well as music by Andrew Hill, Eric Dolphy, and other great composers. Evan is currently a private lesson instructor for the Hopkinton Music Association, Note-Worthy Experiences and Karen Amlaw Music.

"Fall Raye (they/them) is a trans/non-binary saxophonist, drummer, and composer living in Boston MA. Their work revolves around the trans experience in the US, interpersonal relationships, and opposing oppressive global systems. Fall grew up in Las Vegas. NV, studying music from 12 years old. They were fortunate enough to be playing professionally in the area at 16, eventually leaving to study music at This the Eastman School of Music and at Berklee College of Music. Fall has appeared on multiple albums, including Naomi Nakanishi's 'Hear Me Speak' and Raul Molina's 'Matria.' Fall has had the mentorship of many incredible musicians, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Godwin Louis, Tony Malaby, Leo Genovese, Walter Smith III, and Miguel Zenon." Fall Raye is avant garde…

Hidemi Akaiwa

Hidemi Akaiwa is a Japanese pianist/composer/microjammer. She started on piano at the age of three and as a youth won many classical music competitions. At the age of 30, she shifted from a successful, corporate career to jazz music. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend Berklee College where she participated in Global Jazz Institute, Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice, Planet MicroJam Institute, and Interdisciplinary Arts Institute.

While at Berklee, she received the prestigious Toshiko Akiyoshi Composition Award. She had had the privilege to study with world-class musicians David Fiuczynski, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Kenny Werner, John Patitucci, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Davis, Billy Childs, Ben Street, Adam Cruz and many others.

Her passion is to create a new art form infusing the tenets of Japanese Zen with the sounds of jazz and contemporary classical music. She combines Japanese microtonal techniques with Western theoretical constructs using synthesizers and acoustic instruments that utilize microtonal vocabularies. In 2021, she was invited to Vermont Jazz Center Solo Piano Festival as an emerging artist.

In 2022, she was invited as one of the first residency artists in the “Sounds Of Freedom” project in Italy by 577 Records to perform free jazz/improvised music for a month.

Her message to the universe is that “it is never too late to chase dreams that emanate from your soul.”

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