Who is Noah y Maurizio?
Meet the Band!
Noah Harrington is an upright and electric bassist from Lexington, Massachusetts, with a strong background in Jazz. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music, where he studied with such figures as Bruce Molsky, Simon Shaheen, Ayn Inserto, John Lockwood, Terence Blanchard, Ralph Peterson, Joe K Walsh, and others. He is a two-time alumnus of the Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival (2015 & 2018), where he shared the stage with such luminaries as Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, and Mike Block, as well as his amazing fellow Seminar-goers. In 2016 he was awarded the Charles Mingus Award for Achievement from the Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music. Every year from 2013-2015 he attended the Charles Mingus High School Jazz Competition, and the Essentially Ellington Highschool Jazz Competition. At the Charles Mingus Competition he won two different awards for outstanding soloing. At Essentially Ellington 2015 he received two awards singularly unique in the history of the festival: Outstanding Acoustic Bass Player and being part of the Overall Most Outstanding Rhythm Section. In 2019 he travelled to Peru with Grammy-winning bassist Oscar Stagnaro and the amazing Claudia Medina to foster cultural interchange between the United States and Peru. Noah has shared the stage with such acts as Tower of Power, Lyle Lovett, Darol Anger, Kenny Werner, Alisa Amador, Jacques Schwartz-Bart, Marcus Printup, Ralph Peterson, Terence Blanchard, and many of tomorrow's greats. He has performed everywhere from NEC's Jordan Hall and The Rose Hall in Lincoln Center to Club Passim and The Regattabar, to the Joe Val Bluegrass festival and IBMA's Annual Bluegrass Festival.
Maurizio Fiore Salas
Maurizio Fiore Salas is an accomplished guitarist, Venezuelan cuatro player, arranger and composer that currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Throughout his career, he has worked in many genres such as Venezuelan folk, Argentinian folk, boleros, tangos, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, Brazilian, among others. Fiore Salas is one of many musicians around the world that actively works towards combining elements of traditional music with elements of contemporary jazz, in an effort to create a new world where the past meets the present, and they both help each other in reaching for the future. Fiore Salas is an alumni of Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Composition
Sofia Chiarandini has been playing violin since age five, and at age fourteen decided to dive into the world of bluegrass. She has performed on the main stages of bluegrass festivals such as Grey Fox, Ossipee, Joe Val, and Freshgrass. Sofía attends the Berklee College of Music where she has performed as part of the American Roots Music Program and has co-founded her bluegrass band, The Ruta Beggars, who recently released a self-titled EP and were the winners of the 2019 Thomas Point Beach band competition.
Ethan Setiawan is a Boston-based mandolin player who’s won such accolades as the National Mandolin Championship and the RockyGrass Mandolin Championship. He’s a member of bands Corner House, Mudskippers, The Harmolodic String Band, and freelances with musicians including Darol Anger and Tony Trischka. In 2015, he attended the Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival, a program where participants work with musicians like Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Casey Driessen, and Bryan Sutton. Later that year, he guested on A Prairie Home Companion (now known as Live From Here.) A move to Boston in August of 2015 to attend Berklee College of Music on a full ride scholarship brought about a new chapter in Ethan’s life. He’s been a catalyst for several projects in the Boston area and elsewhere, including Mudskippers, a progressive string band, Corner House, which draws from Scottish, Appalachian string band, and bluegrass styles, and the Harmolodic String Band, which plays the music of Ornette Coleman on bluegrass instruments. He has shared the stage with Julian Lage, Darrell Scott, Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, Bryan Sutton, Casey Driessen, and the Steel Wheels.
Parker Ousley is a multi-style cellist and singer based in Boston. He performs as a solo artist and plays in Dalia & The Big Violin, a duo with singer Dalia Marina that formed in 2017. In an attempt to help the cello become more relevant and prominent in contemporary music, Parker has developed a unique sound characterized by intricate pizzicato and strumming patterns, and fiddle-like bow technique. An experienced session musician, he plays many styles of music, including classical, folk, funk, Middle Eastern, Bossa Nova, and gypsy jazz. His work has been featured on BBC Radio, NPR Music, and Washington, D.C.’s historic WPFW Jazz & Justice Radio. In addition to his work performing and recording, Parker runs workshops on the 21st century cello and teaches privately. Parker graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music in 2018 where he studied with Darol Anger, Mike Block, and Peter Eldridge.
Born in Recife, Brazil, and raised in Brasilia, João Perrusi has been in touch with many different cultures from all over Brazil since he was born. Starting guitar lessons at age two, he drew on these varied cultural influences for his musicianship. He graduated first in his class from the GTR Institute of Music, from Italo Cunha School of Guitar and Music, and from Brasilia's Music Conservatory before matriculating to Berklee College of Music. He has played with such legends as Pedro Martins, Raquel Reis, Aguaceiro, Hamilton Pinheiro, and Paulo André Tavares, among others. In his compositions, Perrusi explores all the musical diversity he was exposed to across his life, combining Rock, Brazilian music and Modern Jazz into his own unique sound.