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Esthema LIVE on the Steve Katsos Show

November 2011

On November 15, Esthema had the great pleasure of performing live on the Steve Katsos show:

From left to right is Andy Milas (guitar), George Lernis (percussion), Naseem Alatrash (cello), Tom Martin (bass), and Onur Dilisen (violin). Unfortunately Bruno (drums) is back home and was unable to make the show in body (but we felt his spirit roaming throughout the studio), but from the feedback we got things worked out incredibly well.

Make sure to visit our video page to catch our live performance and let us know what you think.

And an enormous THANK YOU to Steve and the crew at the Steve Katsos Show for an unforgettable night!

George Lernis' Shapes of Nature

November 2011

If you didn't already know, Esthema's very own George Lernis is leader of his own Jazz Quartet appropriately named the George Lernis Jazz Quartet.

This November marks the debut of George's first CD, Shapes of Nature as band leader, composer, and drummer.

Join Esthema in congratulating George on his CD release and make sure to visit him on-line at www.georgelernis.com to read what everyone is saying about the CD and to check out some audio.

The CD release will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at Ryles Jazz Club startings at 8:30.

The George Lernis Quartet is Scott Boni – alto sax, Lefteris Kordis – piano, Mark Zaleski – upright bass, & George Lernis – drums

Esthema Welcomes George, Tom, and Naseem

Spring/Summer 2011

As many of you are aware founding Esthema member Tery Lemanis and long time bassist Ignacio Long had to say goodbye to Esthema in late 2010 pursuing other opportunies outside the Boston, MA area.

Although very large to fill, in late spring/early summer of 2011 after many auditions with so many incredible musicians (thank you to everyone!!! It was an absolute pleasure meeting and playing!!!) Onur, Bruno, and I (Andy) feel the shoes have been filled. The outcome is more than we can ever have dreamed.

Please welcome Tom Martin on Bass:

Naseem Alatrash on Cello:

and George Lernis on Percussion:

Read more about George, Naseem and Tom at musicians.

With the completed Esthema line-up we have been reworking arrangements for old compositions and the workings of what will be our third CD, The Long Goodbye have begun..STAY TUNED!

Esthema Part of Berklee Alumni Podcast

February 2011

Esthema's "Eastern Dance" can now be heard as part of the Berklee Alumni podcast. Check it out right here.

Esthema Helps Promote Islamic Art Museum

January 2011

Recently, "Change of Season" from the Hereness and Nowness of Things was used to help promote the Islamic Art Museum. Check out the World News website and watch the video Islamic Art Museum or check THIS out:

Esthema Broadcast on Acik Radyo Turkey

January 2011

Mark your calendars on January 22 at 14:00 EET (Eastern European Time) (That would be 7:00AM EST) Esthema is getting a bit of a feature on Turksih Radio, Acik Radyo. The program is called Dunyanin Muzigi (Music of the World) and is hosted by Tansu Aksu. Everyone can enjoy the program (all over the world) live at www.acikradyo.com/.

Esthema Named Winner in Indie-Music's Top 25 of 2011!

January 2011

It is official...Esthema is in the Top 25 of 2011 at Indie-Music.com. Check it out at Indie-Music.com Top 25 of 2011

"Indie-Music.com's prestigious Top 25 is presented each year in January to honor excellence and achievement in independent music. The very best song entries will receive Top 25 Nominations during 3 rounds of competition throughout the year, with Finalist Nominations officially announced in November. Top 25 winners are chosen the old school way - industry professionals on our staff and beyond carefully listen to each song with an ear towards great songwriting and performance."