Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Night Tree

As acoustic sextet Night Tree reaches their one year anniversary, Brian O’Donovan, Senior DJ at Boston’s own radio station, WGBH, calls them “One of the most exciting roots-based music groups to emerge from the New England Conservatory in many years.  Their individual chops and adventurous approach make Night Tree a band to watch for.”

In September of 2016, six wildly diverse musicians came together unexpectedly within the walls of Boston’s New England Conservatory to form New Acoustic band, Night Tree.  The group, all students at NEC, were named the Conservatory’s WildCard Honors Ensemble for 2016-2017. Awards for this title included a sponsorship from NEC, a headlining performance at the historic Jordan Hall, and a year of working with Winifred Horan, fiddler and co-founder of Irish super-band, SOLAS.  Night Tree released their debut album on September 1st of this year, produced by Séamus Egan, another founding member of SOLAS.

These six conservatory-trained musicians have absorbed genres from across the globe.  Night Tree is unique, not only for its abnormal instrumentation of two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion,  and the occasional viola and mandolin, but for their collective representation and incorporation of traditions from Irish, Classical, Swedish, Jazz, Klezmer, and Afro-Cuban music.  Each artist’s personality is given a spot to emerge with fiery improvisation, individual compositions, and a pristine ear. The band thrives on playing in darkness as to allow themselves the opportunity to solely listen with the absence of any possible visual distractions.  They react to each other at any given time, in a matter of seconds. They have learned to get inside each other’s musical minds, creating one blossoming and unpredictable wave of sound that is Night Tree.

“I’m thrilled to have been part of this brilliant young band’s debut album. They play with such spark and musicality. Thoughtful compositions, precise, inventive arrangements. An absolute joy. Go hear them!” -Séamus Egan, founding member of SOLAS and Night Tree producer

The six members of Night Tree:

Lily Honigberg – violin

Chris Overholser – violin, viola, and mandolin  

Zach Mayer – bari and soprano sax, voice

Sunniva Brynnel – accordion & voice

McKinley James – cello

Julian Loida – percussion

Additional Links: 
Listen to our Debut Album

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Night
Job Title/Position: 
New Acoustic/Folk Band
Physical Address: 
30 Montebello Rd. Apt. 1
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Last Name: 
Tree
Phone: 
3149608869

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Folk
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Traditional
Year Founded: 
2016
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Languages Available: 
Gaelic
German
Japanese
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Criticism / Journalism
Audio or Video Recording
Community Arts
Curriculum Development
Marketing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Social Media Services
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
95
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
New England Conservatory, FAI, NERFA, Kari Estrin Management
Education: 
New England Conservatory
Awards: 
FAI Artist Scholarship, NEC Honors Ensemble, No. 6 New Album and Top 10 Artist in September by FOLKDJ-L

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
2 armless chairs
vocal mic
3 DI Boxes for 2 fiddle and 1 cello pickup
2 DI Boxes for 1 saxophone pickup and 1 accordion pickup
1 bass drum mic and overhead mic for percussion
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$8,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
4
Maximum Number of Performers: 
6

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Media
Music
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000