Concert

The 98 Project

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The 98 Project is a sextet of Berklee students playing original tunes and arrangements of jazz repertoire.

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony Featuring Jon Finn

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

A guitarist since age 6, Jon Finn has been a professional musician for most of his life. Today, he’s been repeatedly acknowledged within the international community of musicians as being a clear leader in Modern Rock Guitar as a performer, composer and educator.   Joining the guitar faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1988, he started the Jon Finn Group later that same year. To date, they have released three recordings, Don't Look So Serious (Legato Records 1994), Wicked (SEP Records 2000), and Bull in a China Shop (SEP Records 2010). For over three years, Jon wrote a monthly instructional feature for Guitar magazine. Today Jon frequently performs and records with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Finn has also been involved in a plethora of concerts and recording sessions, including six CDs (two of which were Grammy nominated), eight US concert tours, and one tour in Asia. Finn has also performed with some of the world’s premier guitarists as a co-featured performer: John Petrucci, Guthrie Govan, Carl Verheyen, Dweezil Zappa, and others. One of his songs, “Berlin Wall” appears in the motion picture release Refusenik, a documentary about Soviet Jews and their struggle to escape to the US during the Cold War. 

 

The Berklee Jerry Reed/Chet Atkins Guitar Ensemble is a student group led by faculty member Rick Peckham dedicated to the performance of the compositions of guitarist Jerry Reed (1937-2008), as performed in groups also featuring guitarist Chet Atkins. Reed's revolutionary "claw style" guitar playing transcends the styles of country, R&B, blues, and southern rock. The group features several of Berklee's best guitarists, accompanied by bass and drums and has been invited to represent the College at the 2014 Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention in Nashville. Students playing include V E. Paul Sgroi, Sam O’Hare, Josh Goodman, and Blaz Lamovec on guitar, and on drums, Dave Maclean. 

Rick Peckham is an internationally known jazz guitarist, clinician, composer and writer. In addition to extensive work in the US, he has led or played on tours of Ireland, Canada, Spain, and Germany. His trio recording Left End, with drummer Jim Black and bassist Tony Scherr was named one of the best releases of 2005 by DownBeat Magazine. Peckham has been a Berklee faculty member since 1986, serving as Assistant Chair of the Guitar Department from 1991–2013. He organized the college’s honorary doctoral tributes to Roy Haynes, Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette and John Scofield, featuring then-Berklee students Kurt Rosenwinkel, Matthew Garrison, Antonio Hart, Abe Laboriel Jr., Melvin Butler and Seamus Blake. His Berklee Media works include the DVD Modal Voicing Techniques and two 12-week online courses: Berklee Guitar Chords 101 (2007 UCEA award for best online class) and Berklee Guitar Chords 201 on berkleemusic.com.
 

 

Admission: 
Free

Seyoung Jung: Chapter 2

Tuesday / August 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Composer and pianist Seyoung Jung will present original pieces in various settings, including solo piano and small orchestra.

 

Admission: 
Free

María Fajardo Quartet

Thursday / November 13, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The María Fajardo Quartet is a project that brings jazz and other musical influences together.

Admission: 
Free

Caleb Hensinger: Bambala

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A trio of Berklee students led by trumpeter and composer Caleb Hensinger will play original compositions that span multiple genres.

Admission: 
Free

Caio Moskalkoff's Show

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 10:15 a.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Caio Moskalkoff presents a recital of original music and covers.

 

Admission: 
Free

Linnéa's Playground

Monday / November 3, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The playground is back for more adventures: Vocalist Linnéa Lundgren presents a performance of jazz standards and originals.

Admission: 
Free

Seyun Park's Recital

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist and composer Seyun Park will present some of her original compositions as well as covers of some jazz standards.

Admission: 
Free

A Cappella Mixé

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Music of the rich a cappella tradition of the famed Fisk Jubileee Singers is performed by vocal group Jubilee Spirit, under the direction of Professor Donna McElroy. The A Cappella Ensemble, led by Professor Joey Blake, will follow.

Admission: 
Free

Dave Burrell, Garrison Fewell: Outside Music, Inside Voices Concert

Wednesday / June 4, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This day and evening of creative improvised music features renowned composer/improviser and pianist Dave Burrell, who will lead a discussion and performance with Berklee guitar professor Garrison Fewell on jazz and improvised music, and who will present Fewell's book, Outside Music, Inside Voices: Dialogues on Improvisation and the Spirit of Creative Musicwhich was supported by a Berklee Faculty Fellowship grant. 

An open performance workshop will be held in the Lawrence and Alma Berk Recital Hall (1A) from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be followed by an evening concert in David Friend Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. featuring the Burrell-Fewell duo and Mimi Rabson's Strings Theory Trio with Helen Sherrah-Davies and Junko Fujiwara.

Dave Burrell received a degree in composition from Berklee in 1965 and recorded with saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Tauhid (Impulse), Marion Brown, Juba-Lee (Fontana) and Archie Shepp (Impulse). In 1968, Burrell cofounded the group 360 Degree Experience with trombonist Grachan Moncur and drummer Beaver Harris and in 1969 he recorded Live at the Pan-African Festival in Algiers with Archie Shepp for the French BYG label. In 1978, he composed a jazz opera entitled “Windward Passages” in collaboration with Swedish-born poet and lyricist Monika Larsson. Burrell has appeared on more than 115 recordings and is highly regarded for his solo piano work. His playing encompasses styles from Dixieland to free jazz. Burrell is currently composer-in-residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.

Guitarist Garrison Fewell has performed and recorded with Fred Hersch, George Cables, John Tchicai, Cecil McBee, Steve Swell, and more. He has released 15 recordings, beginning with the 1993 Boston Music Award-winning A Blue Deeper Than the Blue, and he has multiple titles ranked on Best of the Year lists in various publications. Fewell is featured on Tribal Ghosta new LP recorded live at Birdland with John Tchicai, Charlie Kohlhase, Cecil McBee and Billy Hart, and he is the author of four books on improvisation. Boston Phoenix writer Jon Garelick included Fewell's large ensemble, the Variable Density Sound Orchestra (VDSO) on his best of 2009 list. Fewell's latest release, VDSO—Evolving Strategies, for Not Two Records (Poland) features John Tchicai, Roy Campbell Jr., Steve Swell, Dmitry Ishenko and Reggie Nicholson.

 

Admission: 
Free

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