Milton resident Dean Johnston to perform with the Nina Ott Quartet in Dorchester January 9th, 2020

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Milton resident Dean Johnston to perform with the Nina Ott Quartet in Dorchester January 9th, 2020

Join in for a night of music and fun.

Busy drummer Dean Johnston, a resident of Milton, will play with the Nina Ott Quartet at Ashmont’s Parish of All Saints on Thursday evening January 9th as part of the Dot Jazz Series. After graduating from Berklee, Dean played for years in popular funk band Superhoney.  These days, he’s most often seen with experimental groove fixtures Club d’Elf and popular jam band Neighbor, as well as making appearances with many jazz and roots music performers throughout the area.

“I don’t get to play in and around Milton very much so I’m excited about performing for my friends and neighbors,” says Dean about the 1/9 Dot Jazz Series show, where he and Grammy-winning Puerto Rican percussionist Eguie Castrillo will provide the rhythm engine behind bandleader pianist Nina Ott and bassist Chris Lopes.  The evening will feature original music by Ott, a Detroit native and longtime presence on Boston’s jazz scene.

Their performance is part of the Dot Jazz Series, a co-production of Milton resident Mark Redmond’s Mandorla Music and Greater Ashmont Main Street. The concert takes place in Peabody Hall, Parish of All Saints, 209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester.  Doors will open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 7:30.  $15 tickets are available at dotjazz.org or at the door.  The concert is free for those under 18.

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