NEMPAC Summer Concert Series on the Prado
In partnership with the Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston
Artistic Director: Stefano Marchese
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Main Stage Concert
5:30 p.m. NEMPAC Student Feature
Concerts are free and open to the public.
Rain Location: The Boston Public Market (near the Greenway entrance off of Blackstone Street), 100 Hanover Street, Boston
Join us for our free outdoor concert series on the Paul Revere Mall! Featuring professional artists from a variety of genres and musical styles. We will be providing some chairs and tables, get here early to grab a spot or bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful park! Full schedule and artist bios below.
July 27th – Caio Afiune, Brazilian Ensemble**
** This performance will be moving indoors to our rain location at the Boston Public Market!
Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, Caio did his undergrad at Faculdade Santa Marcelina, where he was the youngest student to ever enroll in the music program, at age 16.
After graduating, Caio moved to Boston in 2011 after receiving a scholarship to attend New England Conservatory, where he studied with several of his musical idols, including Jerry Bergonzi, Brad Shepik, Frank Carlberg, Jason Moran and Miguel Zenon. At NEC, Caio was part of the NEC Jazz Orchestra and shared the stage with jazz greats Dave Holland, Bob Moses, and Fred Hersch.
Since moving to the United States, Caio has been performing extensively as a leader and a sideman not only in Boston, but also in New York, Vermont, Washington D.C, and Chicago, as well as Brazil and Australia.
In 2014, after multiple performance and workshops at the Panama Jazz Festival, Caio was selected to be part of the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead program, directed by Jason Moran. That same year Caio recorded his self-titled debut album, featuring exclusively original compositions. “Prebenda”, the opening track was awarded an ASCAP Young Composer Award, and “Dido”, the closing track, was an official finalist in the 2015 Hollywood songwriting competition and won the 2016 Downbeat Award for best composition.
Caio has played with Jerry Bergonzi, Luciana Souza, Jaques and Paula Morelenbaum, Phil Grenadier, Bertram Lehman, among many others, and is currently finishing his doctoral degree in jazz performance at New England Conservatory.