6:00pm - 6:20pm
Maverik Hip Hop/Rap www.facebook.com/moneymav
Some people just have “IT” and Maverik just happens to be one of those people. Ever since he was kid positive energy flowed into everything he touched. He grew up listening to great music and told himself he was going to do something that he loved for a living. This love led him to radio. The Boston-bred DJ comes from Jamaican roots so he says music is in his blood. He majored in Communication at Boston College as a Jackie Robinson Scholar, interned for the Ramiro & Pebbles morning show and has been making waves on Boston Radio ever since! He stepped on the scene in 2004 as a Rookie On-Air Personality at JAMN 94.5 & became a marquee name throughout New England over the next few years working every airshift imaginable. His engaging personality, unique sound, sharp sense of humor, charm and charisma have served as his calling cards as a JAMN Jock. This young man is very active in the Boston Community as a guest speaker at High schools and Colleges, as a member of several philanthropic organizations (ex. The Jackie Robinson Foundation Alumni Association, Chung Changing Lives). He's done work with the Float Foundation and is a perennial supporter of the Boston Walk For Hunger. He's even thrown out the first pitch at Fenway Park!
Maverik embodies the true spirit of hip-hop and represents the future of it in the City of Boston. He's highly sought after as an MC and DJ for events all across New England, from fashion shows to concerts. Some of the venues he's rocked include Gillette Stadium, Boston College, UMass Amherst, Boston University, The Estate, The State Room, The TD Garden and The Comcast Center. He's also an incredible artist who has opened for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Lil Wayne, Future, 2Chainz & French Montana! He has a way of captivating audiences with compelling stories, wordplay and all-around showmanship. His music has been played on radio stations across the country, featured in commercials, national campaign ads and on several mixtapes. Maverik's presence is felt on-line as well, with his ever-expanding Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube fan-bases as well as his popular blog on JAMN945.com. He strives to inspire, empower, and entertain every time he touches the microphone and with this kid...the sky's the limit!
6:30pm – 7:00pm
Justin Clancy – R&B/Hip Hop www.facebook.com/justinclancyofficial/
The multi-genre artist has been making music since middle school, but gained popularity last year with the release of his music videos for “TV Dinner” and “Work in Progress.” His debut album, “The Color Blue,” came out in June and has more than 300,000 streams on Spotify and 50,000 on Apple Music.
The 23-year-old Clancy was the 2018 BMA nominated for New Artist of the Year, Unsigned Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Video of the Year (for “Work in Progress”). .
Clancy describes himself as an artist, an advocate for addiction, and a survivor. He has been sober since the age of 19, and is the co-founder of a non-profit organization called New England Addiction Outreach (NEAO). Clancy used to work as a community outreach coordinator and treatment advisor for Banyan Treatment Center in Wilmington, until his music career and the loss of his father became too much to handle.
He spent the summer traveling the country on the last Vans Warped Tour. Right before he left for his dream tour, Clancy’s father died of cancer on July 19. The next day, he completed an interview on New England Cable Network to promote the tour and his album. The following Monday, Clancy grabbed his bags and left on the tour bus.
“My dad’s final wish, while he was in hospice, was that his services didn’t conflict with the tour,” said Clancy.
He came back to Massachusetts, performing at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield on July 27, with his father’s funeral the following day. Not even 24 hours later and Clancy was back on the road, headed to his next show in North Carolina.
“It was a new state, a new city, and new people every single day,” he said. “The only time I was able to mourn his loss was when I had a moment to myself on the tour bus during the late night drives.”
Although his work in addiction recovery means everything to him, he said having to step away from his job was needed in order to really focus on himself. Clancy said it’s easy for anyone working in an industry that focuses on helping people to feel burned out when they aren’t taking the few minutes a day to focus on their own mental health.
His goal for the two new albums he is working on is to stray away from the “recovery artist” that people have come to know him as. Focusing too much on trying to send a message has him less focused on his own recovery at times, he said. He wants to be a walking message and doesn’t feel the need to address his recovery in every piece of music he creates.
“I spent so many years taking care of other people,” he said. “I kept forgetting to take care of myself.”
Clancy said for those who know him personally and reach out for advice, he will always be open to sharing his tales of recovery and the five years of highs and lows he has endured. The new albums he is working on have completely diversified sounds, given he wants to create a “little bit of something for everyone.”
“I don’t want to be a martyr for recovery because I’m not perfect, no one’s perfect,” said Clancy. “I’m just an artist.”
7:30pm – 8:30pm
The Berklee Rainbow All-Stars Ensemble – Jazz www.berklee.edu/courses/enjz-411
The Rainbow All-Stars is an advanced jazz ensemble class at Berklee College of Music Direct by Grammy Nominated Professor Tia Fuller, performing original, classic, and a contemporary repertoire. The band members include; Jeremy Alavarez on Trumpet, Eric Nakanishi on Alto Sax, Ethan Santos on Trombone, Marcus Prince on Steel Pan Wilfie Williams on Keyboard and Ivanna Gonzalez on Drums.
BRJE is a tight eight-piece band with a repertoire that serves as a vehicle for students to explore individual and collective performance techniques such as: interactive performance, musical analysis, rhythmic and melodic interpretation, harmonic execution, and improvisational techniques. Because this ensemble operates as a professional touring group, students have opportunity to play at venues that prepare them for the professional environment. This year-long Berklee course is an intensive/performance-based class, which also provides students the opportunity to refine life skills and the big picture for themselves. Through engagement and discussion, students explore their alignment with musical relevance and purpose. Furthermore, this course allows students to prepare music to perform with the director and/or professional visiting guest artists for on and off-campus engagements. The goal of this ensemble is for each student to use their musicianship to tap into their individual greatness as a performer, bandleader and most importantly as a person.
Dusk - 10:30pm
Marblehead Festival of Arts Film Festival marbleheadfestival.org/film-festival
These films have been chosen to promote the unique qualities and subtleties of filmmaking as an art form. Parents should review the lineup to decide if these films are age appropriate subject matter for their children. For program details see the Festival web site.