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CMJ Showcase: Nini & Ben

Berklee and Heavy Rotation Records band Nini & Ben (Christina Fabi and Benjamin Gebert) play “Shine” at the Bowery Poetry Club, with bassist Derek McWilliams, drummer Jake Cohen, guitarist Johnny Duke, and pedal steel guitarist Tommy Bohlen:

After their set, the duo shared their thoughts on the showcase:

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Kennedy Center wrap up…

Hey y’all!

(Yes… I’m from PA but I’m currently in Texas so the y’all thing is working at the moment!)  🙂

The Berklee trip to DC was a total success!!  What an honor to be a part of the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center.  I am so grateful for the Berklee faculty for putting such a great trip together.

On Thursday afternoon, Johnny, Rob Hayes and I went to the Voice of America.  It was soooo cool.  Doug Levine hosts his own radio show and invited us in for an interview.  Johnny and I really enjoyed talking with him.  That was our first time ON AIR together. 🙂  The interview is going to be translated into several different languages and broadcasted across the world.  How exciting is that?!  

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Day 1: Liz Longley @ The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

Jake Cohen during a session with Liz Longley @ Morningstar StudiosHey all! I’ll be posting for the next three days, talking all about the show I’m doing with Liz Longley at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. But first, I wanted to just let you know a little bit about who I am:

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DC-bound!

Dear readers,

I come to you from the USAirways Gate 21 at Boston’s Logan International
Airport. We’re here — Liz Longley and her band:  Johnny Duke, Derek McWilliams,
and Jake Cohen — waiting on our flight to Washington DC.  The real destination, our prime imperative, is the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, our country’s national palace of music, dance, and theater, where Liz and pals will play the Terrace Theater tomorrow night.

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