Concert

Jazz at the Arsenal featuring Matt Jenson's Reggae Jazz

Monday / May 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Matt Jenson's Reggae Jazz

Matt Jenson grew up in rural New Hampshire and somehow fell in love with music from all over the Caribbean, especially from the islands of Cuba and Jamaica. Stranger things have happened! Since those early years he’s immersed himself in the cultures and musical forms of those islands and has spent years experimenting with merging reggae and Afro-Cuban styles with jazz and blues. He now lives in Boston, teaches in the piano department at Berklee and runs a very popular class dedicated to the life and music of Bob Marley.  

Matt Jenson’s Reggae Jazz is a quartet of musicians who bring a deeply rooted understanding of Caribbean music and reggae to creative reworkings of Bob Marley compositions (and other covers) and inject a similar sensibility to a creative array of original compositions. This quartet is all about sultry and sensual reggae and Caribbean grooves with great melodies, great soloing, beautiful introductions, breakdown sections, and complimenting vocals.

On drumset is Sean Skeete, from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. He’s performed and recorded on many top-level projects and is now the assistant chair of the ensemble department at Berklee. Winston Maccow is an amazing bassist from the island of Saint Marten, West Indies, and also has a musical resume too long to mention here. He’s now teaching in the ensemble department at Berklee. The special guest for this show is the indomitable spirit of Stan Strickland. He will be complimenting the group with his tenor sax, flute, and percussion playing as well as his inspired vocalizations.

One thing for sure; this music will transport your mind, body, and soul to another world where the smile on your face will match the smile on your swaying body!

 
 
Admission: 
$20/$18 members/$15 students

Coral Hernandez Senior Recital

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Violinist and singer Coral Hernandez will perform a program incorporating various genres ranging from mariachi to Latin pop to jazz/rock.

Admission: 
Free

Sawa Tamezane's Senior Recital

Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Baritone saxophonist Sawa Tamezane plays her original compositions and arrangements with a three-baritone-saxophone band and a big band.

Admission: 
Free

Celebrating Europe Day in Boston

Wednesday / May 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee College of Music faculty and students perform a very special repertoire to celebrate Europe Day in Boston. Led by French pianist and composer Alain Mallet, this concert will feature music and arrangements from different parts of the continent that are bound to make us travel through music.

Admission: 
Free

Christine Moad's Senior Recital

Wednesday / May 7, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bassist Christine Moad presents an evening of Motown, pop, and psychedelic rock.

Admission: 
Free

Paradise: Armeen Musa's Senior Recital

Friday / May 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Armeen Musa presents a recital of covers and original songs in the styles of jazz, Bollywood, Bengali folk, and soul.

Admission: 
Free

Aaron Liao: Thank You 'Somage'

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bassist Aaron Liao presents a recital of original compositions in an interesting way.

Admission: 
Free

Jonah Francese: Barely Thinkin'

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, trumpeter and big band leader Jonah Francese presents original compositions with a quintet.

Admission: 
Free

EELS

Thursday / May 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Formed in California in 1995 by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, EELS, an alternative rock band, has encompassed a wide range of genres. In celebration of the release of its new album, The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, EELS comes to Boston as part of a North American tour. The album is described as "...an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle." Chelsea Wolfe kicks off the night.

Ensembles: Boy Band Ensemble, The Music of P-Funk, Funk and Soul Review

Friday / May 2, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present music by boy bands, by P-Funk, and more funk and soul.

Admission: 
Free

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