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The Burren Backroom Series
247 Elm St
Somerville, MA  02144

Sally O'Brien's
335 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

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Jerry Velona & the Joint Venture (Large) Band, Album Release Show with Special Guest KC+1

Jerry Velona & the Joint Venture (Large) Band, Album Release Show with Special Guest  KC+1
Boston area singer, songwriter and drummer Jerry Velona has released his fifth album entitled About Funk in Time on the Karunabird Record label. The record contains 14 songs including three original compositions and 11 covers of classic soul, funk and R&B with updated arrangements by legendary artists such as Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Earth Wind and Fire, Junior Walker and more.  Supported by many of the area’s finest players, Velona’s latest effort has been getting significant airplay reaching #25 on college radio charts. He will be performing the album in its entirety as well as selected cuts from his catalog.

The show will feature an 11 piece All Star band including a full horn section, background vocalists and featuring spoken word artist Harry Harding. Organist Ken Clark will open with his duo and will also perform with the main band.  Other band members include, Phil Grenadier on Trumpet, Paul Ahlstrand & Alek Razdan on saxophones, guitarist Scott Tarulli, bassist Tony Vaughn, drummer Zac Casher and singers Deborah Pierre and Jen Truesdale

Fans of this music as well as neo-soul fans will not want to miss this “Black Friday” show. The vibe will be cool and the music will be hot!  Tickets are general admission with limited seating so book early and arrive early. Dancing will be mostly unavoidable!

For more info on Jerry and his music, go to

 Special Guest KC + 1

KC+1 features Ken Clark on Hammond B3 organ and vocals with Zac Casher on drums performing primarily original music in an original instrumentation. Ken Clark is truly a bass playing organist.  Combined with his distinctive vocals   the duo creates a bigger, more integrated sound that larger groups rarely achieve.
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