Concert

Black Prairie / Kristin Andreassen

Monday / September 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
Black Prairie

Black Prairie is a band with its own character, momentum, and style though describing that style has become increasingly difficult. “I gave up a long time ago,” says guitarist Jon Neufeld of the Portland, Oregon-based band which formed in 2007 when Chris Funk gathered local musicians for a chance to write music and play instruments he wasn’t utilizing in his role as guitarist in the Decemberists.

Black Prairie’s recent material adds a dose of Led Zeppelin-inspired rock energy to its Americana roots.

Watch a music video for Black Prairie’s “Let It Out” here:

Kristin Andreassen is a diverse musician who has toured three continents, playing festival stages as big as Bonnaroo, living in rooms smaller than a train car, and everything in between. The influence of traditional music is still strong Andreassen’s writing. Her catchy song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color For Your Eyes,” which opens her solo album Kiss Me Hello, was inspired by an old-fashioned pattycake rhythm. “Crayola” won the John Lennon Song Contest Grand Prize for Children’s music, has been covered by choirs and marching bands, and remains a favorite on kids’ radio. 

Watch Kristin Andreassen’s music video for “Crayola” here:

Wing-Ching Poon's Senior Recital

Tuesday / July 15, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Wing-Ching Poon presents his final recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Giulia Malaspina in Musica

Friday / October 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115

Pianist and composer Giulia Malaspina presents an afternoon of original tunes and arrangements.

Admission: 
Free

Takafumi Suenaga Jazz Trio

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
950 Providence Highway
Dedham
MA
United States
02026

Pianist Takafumi Suenaga started to play classical piano when he was 5 years old. He was also interested in jazz, Latin and pop music. At 18 he entered Tohoku University and  started to play as professional musician. He performed at Josenji Jazz festival, Sendai Promenade, and many other festivals. After he graduated with a degree in physics, he came to the U.S. to attend Berklee College of Music. He took part in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2013 and has performed at the Panama Jazz Festival as well as the Blue Note in New York. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Takafumi Suenaga

Wednesday / June 11, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Pianist Takafumi Suenaga started to play the classical piano when he was 5 years old. He was also interested in jazz, Latin and pop music. At 18 he entered Tohoku University and started to play as professional musician. He performed at Josenji Jazz festival, Sendai Promenade, and many other festivals. After he graduated with a degree in physics, he came to the U.S. to attend Berklee College of Music. He took part in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2013 and has performed at the Panama Jazz Festival as well as the Blue Note in New York. 

Admission: 
Free

Takafumi Suenaga

Tuesday / June 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Pianist Takafumi Suenaga started to play the classical piano when he was 5 years old. He was also interested in jazz, Latin and pop music. At 18 he entered Tohoku University and started to play as professional musician. He performed at Josenji Jazz festival, Sendai Promenade, and many other festivals. After he graduated with a degree in physics, he came to the U.S. to attend Berklee College of Music. He took part in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2013 and has performed at the Panama Jazz Festival as well as the Blue Note in New York. 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Joel Hill's Senior Recital

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
02115

Pianist Joel Hill and his band present an afternoon of jazz and funk tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Eidan Molina: Chains of Freedom

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Venezuelan-Irish pianist and composer Eidan Molina presents an evening of alternative rock and pop fused with world and electronic music.

Admission: 
Free

Mario DeCiutiis Electronic Percussion Concert

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This concert will feature one of this year's Berklee Percussion Festival guest artists, Mario DeCiutiis, performing on the MalletKAT and other electronic percussion instruments manufactured by this company.

Admission: 
Free

Ron Reid Steelpan Concert

Wednesday / June 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This concert will feature faculty member Ron Reid and his band as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

Admission: 
Free

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