Concert

Gilad Barakan

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Recently after recording its debut album, Gilad Barakan's quintet will perform with special guests at Berk Hall. The music reflects Barakan's classical, jazz, and rock background while avoiding the piano's harmonic reign, thus providing space, urgency, and a specific color and tone to the music. The quintet functions as a small orchestra rather than a jazz combo but retains the jazz spirit, with room for improvisation, group interaction, and individual expression.

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Free

Nicholas Veinoglou and the Interlopers

Thursday / February 26, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

In his senior recital, guitarist Nicholas Veinoglou will feature his band, the Interlopers, along with some tasty solo material to soothe the soul.

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Free

The BOMB: Final Showcase Concert

Saturday / May 2, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters. This showcase will feature the best acts of the previous year's Berklee Original Music Band (BOMB) performances. The Red Room will provide a drum kit and advance the show a week prior to the date. For more information, please contact bhayes@berklee.edu.

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Free

Sidewalk Chalk / Dutch ReBelle / Kiernan McMullan

Saturday / February 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Sidewalk Chalk
Image courtesy of the artist

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago, where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap dancer. In contrast to the band's 2012 debut release, Corner Store, this new album finds the group venturing into a grittier space and capitalizing on a subtle approach that is at times hauntingly beautiful. Leaves represents change, both the loss of something dear and the excitement of exploring something new.

After sharing stages with artists from Action Bronson, Big K.R.I.T., Cam’ron, Wu-Tang Clan, and Prodigy of Mobb Deep, among others, and the release her critically praised mix tapes Beauty vs. the Beast and Married to the Music, Dutch ReBelle saw the love come from all angles. ReBelle was part of the Boston Phoenix’s Freshmen Hip-Hop Class, awarded Best Artist at the Fab Empire’s Fab Awards, and won Best Female—Hip-Hop at the 2011 New England Urban Music Awards, along with Best Group—Hip-Hop for her work with the group Famous Nobodies. ReBelle has been popping up and solidifying herself as a fierce performer with a spot on the national radar with performances at major annual festivals such as A3C, the Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival, and the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

In 2008 Kiernan McMullan signed his first record deal with Warner Brothers' sub label 111 records. These days, you'll find McMullan with a van and an impressive musical resume, having shared stages with acts such as Sheryl Crow, Colbie Callait, Sublime, Meg and Dia, and the Proclaimers, to name just a few. With his full-length record, Perfect People Are Boring, and his more recent acoustic EP, The Best Part, both released to a very enthusiastic grassroots following, the anticipation is building to hear his newest record, Common Sense, recorded in July 2014.

Watch Sidewalk Chalk's official video of "Grocery List" here:


All Music: Tony Solis's Senior Recital

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
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Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Composer/arranger/bassist Tony Solis presents his senior performance recital, showcasing an hour of original material. Accompanied by a 12-piece band, Solis will cover musical ground ranging from spacey funk and fusion to Brazilian-infused soul to indie pop in 5/4. The recital will feature Berklee faculty and funk guru Jeffrey Lockhart.

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Free

Jakob Reinhardt's Senior Recital

Monday / April 27, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
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Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jakob Reinhardt's senior recital will include a variety of styles including gypsy jazz, electric blues, gnarly rock, and some musical theater tunes.

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Free

Cabaret

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites, as well as musical theaterinspired originals. Beginning in 2012, Cabaret is a student initiative to give musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the mainstage musical season. Run successfully for two years at different Berklee venues, it has become a staple monthly event in the Berklee musical theater community.

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Free

Cabaret

Monday / March 2, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites, as well as musical theaterinspired originals. Beginning in 2012, Cabaret is a student initiative to give musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the mainstage musical season. Run successfully for two years at different Berklee venues, it has become a staple monthly event in the Berklee musical theater community.

Admission: 
Free

Bulgarian Voices Trio

Wednesday / February 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vlada Tomova, praised for her "phenomenal acrobatic vocalizations" by the Boston Globe, joins dynamic vocalists Valentina Kvasova and Shelley Thomas to weave together traditional Bulgarian village musical styles and artfully arranged a cappella songs, revealing the disarming power and intimacy of the unaccompanied voice. These reinterpretations of ancient songs tell old-time tales of sweet or forbidden love, horses and wild mountains, potent wine, pepper planing, and the moon holding secrets, among other stories. Mysterious melodies, unusual harmonies, and odd rhythms come together to shimmer, intrigue, and delight the ear.

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Free

Vivienne Aerts presents Viv and Co.

Tuesday / December 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

In her senior recital, Vivienne Aerts will perform original compositions with some of her favorite musicians.

Admission: 
Free

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