Concert

Piano Department Student Concert

Wednesday / March 4, 2015 / 7:30 pm
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Selected piano students will perform acoustic solo piano pieces in a variety of styles.

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Free

A Tribute to Ed Bedner

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 7:30 pm
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Piano Department faculty will perform acoustic solo piano pieces in a variety of styles in tribute to late piano professor Ed Bedner. 

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Free

Brass Master Class with Marshall Gilkes

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 1:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Jazz trombonist and composer Marshall Gilkes is forging new ground. For each of the past four years, he has been voted a Rising Star in DownBeat's annual critics poll, and he has received critical acclaim from audiences and journalists worldwide. In 2003, he was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. As a leader, Gilkes has three critically acclaimed releases: Edenderry (2004) with the Marshall Gilkes Quartet, Lost Words (2008), and Sound Stories (2012). All three albums showcase Gilkes's unique composition style, which JazzReview.com calls "supremely artful."

In addition to his work as a leader, Gilkes is also a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Edmar Castañeda Trio, and a former member of the Richard Bona Group. From 2010 to 2014, he was a member of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. He has taught and presented master classes at institutions around the world, including the Banff Centre, Berklee College of Music, and the Brubeck Institute. Gilkes is a graduate of the Juilliard School and an artist for Edwards Instruments.

 

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Free

CIM: Creative Improvised Music

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Jazz fusion percussionist Henrique De Almeida joins forces with jazz fusion keyboardist Steve Hunt to collaborate on this project. The emphasis of Creative Improvisational Music (CIM) is to explore the joyful possibilities of action and reaction in real time, intent, and versatility. The musical styles range from rock to jazz, pop to funk, Brazilian to Afro-Cuban, and more. Come and enjoy a set of exciting interactions with CIM.

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Free

Mihai Andrei Cernea

Friday / April 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Mihai Andrei Cernea will present several arrangements with a five-piece combo and a vocalist.

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Free

Keyhan Kamelian: Edghâm (Fusion)

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his first recital at Berklee, pianist/composer/arranger Keyhan Kamelian will perform original compositions that combine jazz, electronic, and Middle Eastern music.

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Free

Clemens Grassmann Group

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his first recital at Berklee, drummer and composer Clemens Grassmann will present his original compositions with his band.

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Free

Erena Terakubo Quartet

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

For her senior performance, saxophonist Erena Terakubo has selected songs from the greatest repertoire in jazz history. She'll be accompanied by a group of fellow Berklee musicians. 

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Free

Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

Friday / February 6, 2015 / 8:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. With members from all around the United States, the band consists of four different people melding their influences into a single sound. Their songs about love and ramblin’ are filled with lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves. 

Formed in February 2013 and driven by a shared passion to create music with purpose, the Western Den is the collaborative work of Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, who blend folk harmonies and ambient textures to produce a sound all their own. 

Nemes has made their mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. On their album I Carry Your Heart, dropping October 28th, the band showcases their violin shredding and songwriting. The album’s first two singles, "Butterfly" and "Black Streak," have been experiencing success on local and national music blogs.

Watch "Leavin' You" by Damn Tall Buildings here:

 

 

Katie Thiroux

Wednesday / February 4, 2015 / 8:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux received a presidential scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2006. Within her first year, she gained the attention of Terri Lyne Carrington and Branford Marsalis and performed at festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America both as a sideman and leader. Upon returning to her native Los Angeles, she formed a quartet of the brightest young talents in jazz, featuring Graham Dechter, Matt Witek, and Roger Neumann. 

Thiroux recently completed her self-titled debut album under the guidance of her mentor, John Clayton, and coproducer, the Grammy Award–winning Jeff Hamilton; it is set to be released in January 2015. DownBeat author and critic Kirk Silsbee remarked, "Her musicality, swinging drive, and attention to detail are values seldom heard in players of her age group." 

Famed New Yorkarea radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/wbgo.org, NPR Music, and Berklee College of Music are teaming up to present the fourth year of The CheckoutLive at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New Yorkbased Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The shows are broadcast in New York over WBGO FM as a special edition of The Checkout, the acclaimed multimedia show featuring what’s new on New York’s jazz scene. In addition, selected shows are webcast live worldwide in high definition and are also available for on-demand listening at NPRmusic.org. They are also archived at Checkoutjazz.org.

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