2009 Calendar

JANUARY

January 2-9: Music and Dance Studies - Jamaica
January 10: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Lincoln, MA
January 19: Juanito Pascual Flamenco Group, Tasca Restaurant - Brookline, MA
January 22: Richard Ehrman tribute concert, Lily Pad - Cambridge, MA
January 23: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Topsfield, MA
January 25: New Directions in Classic Music, Allston Congregational Church - Allston, MA
January 25: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Topsfield, MA
January 26: Ken Schaphorst Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, NEC Jordan Hall - Boston, MA
January 29: Natraj Sextet, Amazing Things Arts Center - Framingham, MA

FEBURARY

February 6: Club d'Elf featuring Duke Levine, Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA
February 8: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Topsfield, MA
February 14: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Lincoln, MA
February 15: Kathak dance accompaniment, Dance Complex - Cambridge, MA
February 18: Ryles, experimental performance of African and Indian music - Cambridge, MA
February 25: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Indian music, sitar/tabla - Boston, MA

MARCH

March 1: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Topsfield, MA
March 7: Tribute concert for Alhaji Dolsi-naa Abubakari Lunna (Dagomba drumming chief from Northern Ghana), featuring Agbekor drum and dance and Natraj
March 10-17: Hiaitus
March 19: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Indian music, sitar/tabla - Boston, MA
March 20: Club d'Elf, 11th anniversary concert, Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA
March 30: Indian music lecture/concert with Peter Row on sitar, NEC - Boston, MA

APRIL

April 13: Uplift (NEC ensemble coached by Jerry), NEC Jordan Hall - Boston, MA
April 18: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Lincoln, MA
April 23: Tufts drum and dance performance, Dagomba tradition
April 29: NEC student performance of my African drumming and singing ensemble

MAY

May 3: Natraj Show - Allston, MA
May 9: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Lincoln, MA
May 17: Chhandika kathak dance performance, tabla accompanist

JUNE

June 3: Juanito Pascual flamenco ensemble, press concert - Allston, MA
June 6: Silimbo dance performance - Cambridge, MA
June 18: Natraj at Ryles with Lamine Toure - Cambridge, MA
June 19: Juanito Pascual album release concert, NEC, Jordan Hall (my 50th b-day!) - Boston, MA
June 19: Club d'Elf, Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA
June 25: Natraj with Trichy Sankaran on Mrdangam, Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA

JULY

July 1-31: Intensive recording and post-production for my 4th CD: "Cubist"

AUGUST

August 8: Classical Indian music, sitar and tabla, wedding - Boston, MA
August 13: African drumming and dance performance - North End, Boston, MA
August 14: Natraj quintet festival/fundraiser - Starks, ME
August 26: Kathak classical Indian dance accompaniment - Newton, MA
August 28: Club d'Elf, Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA

SEPTEMBER

September 5: Classical Indian music, Steve Gorn on bansuri bamboo flute, and tabla
September 8: New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation Dept. Faculty opening concert, solo and duets with students and faculty - Boston, MA
September 12: Natraj world music ensemble, private corporate function, Taj Hotel - Boston, MA
September 20: Indian Kirtan Music Festival, Boston Common - Boston, MA
September 22: Berklee Faculty Concert, David Friend Recital Hall - Boston, MA
September 24: Juanito Pascual flamenco group, Wheaton College - Norton, MA
September 27: Khyal classical Indian music accompaniment - Braintree, MA

OCTOBER

October 3: Juanito Pascual flamenco group - Portsmouth, NH
October 8: Club d'Elf, Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA
October 9: Natraj Music from across the Globe through a Jazz Prism Boston Area Friends
October 16: Dagoma African Drumming concert, Tufts University - Medford, MA
October 20: New England Conservatory Contemporary Improvisation Faculty Concert Celebrating the 40th anniversary of jazz, with Hankus Netsky, Western Front - Cambridge, MA
October 30: Wayne Naus Latin ensemble "Horn Bred", Ryles Jazz Club - Cambridge, MA

NOVEMBER

November 2: Juanito Pascual and Friends, "Learning on the Stage" event - Albany, NY
November 9: New England Conservatory, playing live music to the movie "The Pawnbroker" with members of the CI faculty and students creating new music for the film - Boston, MA
November 16: Juanito Pascual and Friends, "Learning on the Stage" event - New Haven, CT
November 20: Club d'Elf (dub, trance groove), Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA
November 22: Phil Scarff and Jerry Leake "Natraj Duo", private event - Boston, MA

DECEMBER

December 4: "Horn Bread" Berklee faculty jazz ensemble led by Wayne Naus, live radio show, WHRB Radio (Harvard University) - Cambridge, MA
December 6: Tabla for Kirtan (Indian Devotional Singing) - Topsfield, MA
December 8: African drumming and dancing ensemble, featuring Ewe dance master Nani Agbeli, Tufts University - Medford, MA
December 10: Jerry Leake World music ensemble, end-of-year concert featuring students playing frame drum, etc., NEC - Boston, MA
December 13: Tom Hall free improvisation trio with Sonny Barbato, Outpost - Cambridge, MA
December 16: Juanito Pascual flamenco ensemble, school performance - Manchester, NH



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