Concert

Ensembles: Pop/R&B and Small Band Jazz

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 3:00 p.m., Alain Mallet presents his Pop/R&B Ensemble. At 5:00 p.m., Ken Cervenka presents his Small Band Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Miles Davis Electric Ensemble and Blue Note-Era Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty members Ken Cervenka and Dave Santoro present their ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

1:00 p.m. - Ken Cervenka presents his Miles Davis Electric Ensemble.

3:00 p.m. - Dave Santoro presents the first of two Blue Note-Era Jazz ensembles.

5:00 p.m. - Dave Santoro presents the second of two Blue Note-Era Jazz ensembles.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Pop/R&B, Country Music, and Jazz Featuring Vocals

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Faculty members John Paul, Mike Ihde, and Nedelka Prescod present their ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. - John Paul presents the first of two Pop/R&B ensembles.

3:15 p.m. - John Paul presents the second of two Pop/R&B ensembles.

4:30 p.m. - Mike Ihde presents his Country Music Ensemble.

7:00 p.m. - Nedelka Prescod presents her Jazz Featuring Vocals Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Brazilian Instrmental, R&B, Pop/Rock and Jazz

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Faculty members Fernando Brandao and Chantel Hampton present their ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. - Fernando Brandao presents the first of two Brazilian Instrumental ensembles.

3:15 p.m. - Fernando Brandao presents the second of two Brazilian Instrumental ensembles.

4:30 p.m. - Chantel Hampton presents her R&B, Pop/Rock and Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Jazz, 21st Century Grooves, R&B

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

2:00 p.m. Darren Barrett presents his Small Band Jazz Ensemble.

3:15 p.m. Dave Fiuczynski presents his Improv 21st Century Grooves Ensemble.

4:30 p.m. Scott DeOgburn presents his R&B/Smooth Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Pop/R&B, Rock Jam Band

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

2:00 p.m. Chantel Hampton presents her Pop/R&B Ensemble.

4:30 p.m. John Funkhouser presents his Rock Jam Band Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Small Band Jazz, Mixed World

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

2:00 p.m. Lello Molinari presents his Small Band Jazz Ensemble.

3:15 p.m. Alain Mallet presents his Mixed World Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Agora Trio

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Agora Trio is a jazz group featuring three esteemed musicians and Berklee faculty members: bassist Bruce Gertz, pianist Steve Hunt, and drummer Henrique De Almeida. Gertz has toured with Maynard Ferguson, Marlena Shaw, Gary Burton, Dave Brubeck, Jerry Bergonzi, and others. Hunt has spent time on the road and around the world with the likes of Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Angela Bofill, Tom Brown, and Allan Holdsworth. De Almeida leads his own groups, the Brazilian Jazz Project, and the jazz fusion group World News and is an in-demand producer/composer, a frequently published author, and a clinician for many percussion-related companies. He has worked with Nat Adderley, Leo Blanco, Bill Cosby, Gloria Estefan, and Danilo Perez, among many others. Join this world-class trio for a set of improvisational exploration.

Admission: 
Free

Dylan Vadakin's Senior Recital

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vibraphonist Dylan Vadakin presents his senior recital in a performance with his six-piece hip-hop/jazz group, Light Bright.

Admission: 
Free

An Evening with Preston Reed and Special Guest Usman Riaz

Tuesday / November 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Preston Reed's audacious re-invention of acoustic guitar playing has influenced a generation of young guitarists, including Pakistani multi-instrumental composer Usman Riaz. They will be reunited for one night only for the first time since their hit performance at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland. Using the two-handed integrated percussive acoustic technique he pioneered in 1980s and ‘90s, Preston Reed fuses chord-based grooves, soaring melodic runs, and polyrhythmic percussion that integrates the breathtaking potential of the guitar body.  

Usman Riaz began playing classical piano at the age of six and taught himself to play a variety of instruments, using the internet as his teacher. A composer, multi-instrumentalist, visual artist, and filmmaker, Riaz has spoken and performed on the TED main stage as a TED fellow and has been traveling all over the world, sharing his artwork and music with audiences, to emphasize how all of us can use multimedia around us to further our talents. Riaz is now a senior TED fellow and attends Berklee College of Music.

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