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Thu, May 18


Merrimans' Playhouse

Alla Boara

Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy's diverse history of regional folk music. “This music is spirited, romantic, and ultimately refreshing. The combination of jazz and folk elements give it a very special quality that makes you want to listen again and again.”

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Alla Boara
Alla Boara

Time & Location

May 18, 2023, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

TICKETS are $15 General/$5 Student.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation, Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation, and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission. Concert support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season).

Our Chamber Arts Series presents Alla Boara. This enemble seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy's diverse history of regional folk music. Their modern arrangements of near-extinct folk songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching. Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. The vision of drummer and composer Anthony Taddeo, Alla Boara also features vocalist Amanda Powell (Apollo's Fire), guitarist Dan Bruce, trumpeter Tommy Lehman, bassist Ian Kinnaman, and accordionist and keyboardist Clay Colley. Currently touring their first record, Le Tre Sorelle, Alla Boara has received critical acclaim for its originality and accessibility and was recently featured in NPR’s “Shufle”, SWR2 in Germany, All About Jazz, Jazz Weekly, and was predicted to have a bright future by Cleveland Magazine.

Anthony Taddeo - drums/percussion

Amanda Powell - soprano vocalist

Dan Bruce - guitar



Le Tre Sorelle album:




Anthony Taddeo, endorsed by Out of the Drawer Percussion and Byrne Cymbals as a performing artist, is a percussionist, composer, and performer residing in Cleveland, Ohio. He has studied with world-renowned percussionist Jamey Haddad and at The New School’s School for Jazz and holds an MFA in composition from Youngstown State University. Featured on over 30 albums, Taddeo has toured North America and Europe at festivals such as Bern Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Ciclo 1906 Jazz Fest in Spain, and Cleveland’s Tri-C Jazz Festival. His film score for “Making Montgomery Clift” recently debuted at the LA Film Festival. Currently, Taddeo leads and composes for his groups AlbaTrio and Alla Boara.

Amanda Powell, soprano, has been praised as “the star of the evening with a performance so tender it could make a stone cry” (Seen and Heard International). She released her debut album Beyond Boundaries in 2015. With a degree in opera performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and support from the Jazz in July Institute at the University of Massachusetts and the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Creative Workforce Fellowship, Powell has studied with jazz legends Sheila Jordan, Billy Taylor and Yusef Lateef. Powell serves as Artist-in Residence and frequent soloist with Cleveland’s Grammy-winning baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire.

Dan Bruce is a recent transplant to Ohio after spending a decade as an important member of Chicago’s jazz community. He is active throughout the Midwest and nationally as a performer, recording artist, composer, and educator. He has performed on more than thirty albums as a sideman and is releasing his third album as a leader this spring. As a performer and recording artist, Bruce has had the opportunity to work with a number of eminent musicians including Seamus Blake, Ali Jackson, Dan Wall, Lynn Seaton, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and Marquis Hill.


  • General

    $15 Advanced or Door

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  • Student

    $5 Student/Discount

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