Red Barn Art Gallery Music Series Invitation –


The Red Barn Art Gallery 2022
Tom O’Neil: contemporary paintings
Wendy O’Neil: silver creations

Please join us on
Sunday August 21
from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
for a musical evening with
Jonathan Suters, Jason Ennis and Natalia Bernal
to launch the Red Barn Art Gallery Music Series

Natalia, Jason and Jon

Jonathan Suters
Jon Suters grew up in a family of musicians and was drawn to music from an early age. After moving to western Massachusetts (the Berkshires) at age 9, he began taking formal violin lessons and soon added regular piano lessons and double bass lessons. He also participated in an orchestra, band, and jazz band throughout his elementary and high school years. He eventually started teaching himself classical guitar in 8th grade and soon began taking lessons with Edward Flower, a Berkshire-based guitarist who also taught at many New England universities and colleges, including Ithaca College and Boston University, where Jon studied for 4 years. years.
After graduating from high school, Jon went on to study classical guitar with Richard Provost, who taught at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford Ct., and began performing throughout the region with several bands, working mainly in clubs, restaurants, concerts, as well as private events. He had the opportunity to tour the United States, Canada and Germany early in his career and eventually rose through the ranks to be invited to play with artists such as James Taylor, Charles Neville, Dr John , Paul Halley and many more.
Jon is also an educator and has worked as a teacher at Berkshire Country Day School in Lenox Ma. Since 2001, he leads 2 bands, teaches general music lessons in K-6, offers various art classes for students grades 7-9 and gives private music lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums and violin. He has taught at many other schools and institutions in the Tri-State area since the late 1990s and has also continued to give private lessons at his private studio. He currently resides in New Marlborough MA. With his wife and 4 children.

Nathalie Bernal
Chilean-born singer Natalia Bernal hails from Iquique, a city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Atacama Desert. Now based in New York, his sound retains and embodies the drama and intensity of his homeland’s natural environment. His early musical training was informal, but rich; she learned Latin American folk songs from her father, great tangos from her Uruguayan mother and grandmother and assimilated styles of “Música Popular” from Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Peru and the Brazil. As her music evolved, she learned on her own the classics of the great American songbook and drew inspiration from singers like Barbara Streisand and Shirley Bassey to deepen an already wide vocal palette.
Natalia studied at the Escuela Morderna de Música in Santiago before leaving Chile for Boston to continue her studies at Berklee College of Music. While at Berklee, Bernal directed and co-produced the dynamic ‘Celebration of Latin Culture’ concert series and performed with some of the leading figures of the jazz and Latin scene such as Danilo Perez, Israel ‘Cachao’ Lopez , Juan Luis Guerra, Rubén Blades. , Gloria Estefan, Paquito D’Rivera, Oscar Stagnaro, Mark Walker and Francisco Mela. Since moving to New York, she has captured the attention of musicians and fans alike with her rich, expressive voice and surprisingly lyrical songwriting. She performs regularly as a member of the Mary Ann McSweeney Group, the Layla Angulo Band and many others.
May 2010 saw the release of La Voz de Tres, the first CD of a trio she co-leads with pianist Mike Eckroth and guitarist Jason Ennis. The recording includes four Bernal originals as well as songs from Brazil, Cuba, the Andes plains and the United States, seamlessly bridging styles between North and South America.

Jason Ennis
Based in New York, guitarist Jason Ennis is an up and coming voice in the jazz guitar world. His unique sound, deep groove and sensitivity, along with a diverse background in jazz, blues, Brazilian music and classical music, have made him in high demand as a soloist, accompanist, bandleader and musical director. A graduate of Middlebury College (BA in Music), Jason attended Berklee College of Music (Boston) and the San Francisco Conservatory of
Ennis has performed and/or recorded with Tessa Souter (Motéma Music), Charles Neville (The Neville Brothers Band), The Sonya Kitchell Band (Velour Music, Starbucks Hear Music), Todd Reynolds (Bang on a Can, Steve Reich), actor and musician Joe Morton, The Ramón Ángel-Rey Trio, New Orleans singer Samirah Evans and her Handsome Devils, Freddie Bryant, Trio Jota Sete and La Voz de Tres, a trio he co-leads with the singer Natalia Bernal and pianist Mike Eckroth. This trio released their first CD, La Voz de Tres, in May 2010.
Ennis recently completed a project to edit and transcribe a collection of solo guitar arrangements by his friend and mentor, Gene Bertoncini, to be published in early 2012 by Hal Leonard Publishing. Following the release of La Voz de Tres, his first recording as a leader, he began working on a recording of his trio, Trio Jota Sete, as well as a recording of his own solo arrangements of jazz and Brazilian classics. . Jason teaches guitar privately and is a faculty member at Interplay Jazz in Woodstock, Vermont.


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