The Back Bay Quartet

The Back Bay Quartet


The Back Bay Quartet is a collection of gifted musicians from around the world who met while studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. They each bring their individual ideas and sounds from their unique backgrounds to create great original and classic music.


Jazz vocalist Tammy Scheffer’s strong improvisation skills, light soprano voice and wide range of vocal abilities have gained her appreciation from fellow musicians and audiences alike. Before moving to Boston, Ms. Scheffer was an active member of the jazz scene in Israel. She has performed repeatedly in premier jazz clubs in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and was a featured vocalist in the Israel National Jazz Festival. Ms. Scheffer attends the New England Conservatory and studies with Jerry Bergonzi and Dominique Eade.

“Tucker Antell is from another planet!” were the words of 92 year-old veteran saxophonist Al Galladoro after recording with Antell, then only 16 years old. Antell was a featured soloist at the International Association for Jazz Education Convention in New York, sharing the stage with saxophonist Dave Liebman. His “prodigious technical and improvisational skills” and his energetic playing have been appreciated by audiences throughout the country. Mr. Antell currently studies at the New England Conservatory with Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone.

Kai Ando is an active bass player in Boston and New York City. Select performances have included Connie Francis, Joan Rivers, Jimmy Heath, John Hendricks, Monterey Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival, Harlem Jazz Festival and Carnival Cruise Lines. In 2007 Kai toured China with the New England Philharmonic under Benjamin Zander. Kai recently graduated from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, Frank Carlberg and Don Palma.

Well versed in many styles, Alex Chaloff (Drums) feels equally at home in a jazz club, orchestra pit or concert hall. He has performed around the world at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Boston’s Symphony Hall, St. Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, the Acton Jazz Café, the Boston House of Blues and the American Repertory Theater. He is currently pursuing his degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studies with Billy Hart and Bob Moses.

Set List

Jazz and pop standards such as:

A Child Is Born
A Night in Tunisia
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
April in Paris
Autumn Leaves
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Body and Soul
Darn That Dream
Days of Wine and Roses
Donna Lee
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Fly Me to the Moon
Georgia on My Mind
Giant Steps
Girl from Ipanema
God Bless the Child
Have You Met Miss Jones
Honeysuckle Rose
How High the Moon
I Love you
I Loves you Porgy
I'll Remember April
I'm Old Fashioned
I've Got Rhythm
In A Mellow tone
In a Sentimental Mood
Just Friends
Love for Sale
Lullaby of Birdland
My Favorite Things
My Funny Valentine
My One and Only Love
My Romance
Nature Boy
Now's the Time
Round Midnight
Salt Peanuts
Satin Doll
Scapple from the Apple
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Song for My Father