It was another amazing Fall Village Concert Series! Newton Community Pride was thrilled to see the community get outside (when weather allowed) and experience the diverse local talents Newton has to offer.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor The Village Bank and all the musicians and attendees that made this event special.

Presenting Sponsor: The Village Bank



Sunday, September 10
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Community Library, 375 Auburn Street

Nate Aronow Nextet has been creating their own flavor of music in Boston for over a decade. They believe in keeping music fun and interesting by playing a variety of styles and creating a fusion of Jazz, Latin, and Funk sounds. Nate Aronow received his Bachelor of Music from the Berklee College of Music and has been making a name for himself, performing in the Boston music scene for the past decade. Nate studied under Boston’s own legendary “jazz guru” pianist, Charlie Banacos. Nate is a veteran of the Boston Jazz Club scene and has performed in numerous ensembles as well as started and led groups himself. Join Nextet in Auburndale for an afternoon of fun & live music!

Sunday, September 17
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
28 Austin Street Plaza

The Afrika Gente Trio specializes in innovative Afro-Latin Caribbean and Jazz music. The trio is led by the award-winning percussionist, dancer, producer and recording artist, Cornell Coley. The Adrika Gente Trio promises an afternoon of reflective and soulful music.

Cornell has versatile percussion skills and experience traveling worldwide to perform in festivals. He is a gifted performer and dancer and has toured with “Uclatino” band in Mexico and the “Bodytjak” Indonesian-American troup. Cornell has started many programs focused on promoting the arts. This includes his work in Therapeutic Drumming, promoting Toddler Drumming, and producing the “Women in Latin Jazz Series.”  In 2015, Cornell even presented a Tedx talk on Drumming in the Brain.


Saturday, September 23
3:00 PM – 4:00PM
West Newton
Allen Center for the Arts, 35 Webster Street

The Isabel Stover Jazz Quartet will be bringing their impressive talents to West Newton at the Allen Center for the Arts to conclude the Fall Village Concert Series. Isabel Stover is known for amazing audiences with her expansive range and ability to paint a picture with her voice.

Isabel fell in love with Jazz when she landed a spot in the Oakland Jazz Choir, a thirty-member ensemble in San Francisco. She began performing regularly with the group at Jazz festivals and wanted to learn as much as she could about the art. She enrolled in classes at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkley and had the opportunity to study under many renowned performers and artists such as Madeline Eastman, Kitty Margolis, Sheila Jordan, and Ledisi. Isabel learned the skills and techniques to become a great singer and performer and now uses her gift to tell stories through her music.