First day on stage

Boston Commons
April 10th, 2017 (Boston, Massachusetts, United-States) – Spencer Clark plays saxophone for the visitors of the Boston Public Garden. Monday, he had set up his stage on the suspension bridge, his favorite spot. “There is a lot of competition to get there. You have to arrive early enough”, he says. In winter, he plays on the T Line platforms. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
Boston Commons
April 10th, 2017 (Boston, Massachusetts, United-States) – Sawyer Ramsey, a six months old baby listens to the saxophonist Spencer Clark playing in the Boston Public Garden. “It’s his first day without socks!” says his mother Carla. On Monday morning, both took the train from Easton to enjoy the sunny weather in the park. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
Boston Commons
April 10th, 2017 (Boston, Massachusetts, United-States – Maria Jose Nascimento sings with the saxophonist Spencer Clark in the Boston Public Garden. A Brazilian, she came to Boston to visit her grand-daughter her grand-daughter Leticia Costa. “With my music I get a chance to change the atmosphere of the park and to change the mood of people”, says Spencer Clark. “There is nothing else I really want to do with my life. It took me twenty years to figure that out”. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
Boston Common
April 10th, 2017 (Boston, Massachusetts, United-States) – In the Boston Public Garden, Shoshana Wass dances with her daughter Emma on the music of Spencer Clark. Her son Jacob listens to the Saxophonist. They come from Philadelphia, but Shoshana grew up in Boston. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.
Boston Commons
April 10th, 2017 (Boston, Massachusetts, United-States) – The saxophonist Spencer Clark transfers in his backpack the money he has earned playing music for the visitors of the Boston Public Garden. “On summer days I can earn up to 400 dollars in four hours. In winter I make between 100 and 120 dollars”, he says. He is saving the money to pay the tuition fees of the Berklee College of Music (more than 50 000 dollars). He moved from California to Boston to study there. “It’s one of the best music schools in the world. I had been accepted, but could not pay for it. I have to go through the whole selection process again”, he explains. By Chloe Hecketsweiler.

 

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