Concert

Hannah and the Bloodlines / MEM

Thursday / June 3, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Hannah and the Bloodlines

Hannah and the Bloodlines live is an unforgettable experience that brings people back to the '60s, '70s, and '80s—when live music mattered most.

MEM bursts open a wellspring of creative energy on the electro-organic template, employing swirling textures and colors that complement their undeniable pop sensibility.

 

Admission: 
Discount w/ID, $2

Ledisi

Saturday / July 24, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ledisi

New Orleans native LEDISI is a young R&B singer in old tradition. Her 2007 album, <i>Loud and Found</i> gave way to two hit singles, "Alright" and "In the Morning," and earned two Grammy nominations.

Ledisi is an R&B singer/songwriter from New Orleans and is known for her jazz-influenced vocals. In 2000, she released her first album, entitled Soulsinger: The Revival. In 2002, Ledisi released her sophomore album, Feeling Orange but Sometimes Blue. The album won her an award for Outstanding Jazz Album at the California Music Awards.

In 2007, Ledisi signed a major record deal with Verve Forecast and released her third album in August of that year, entitled Lost & Found, which sold almost 217,000 copies and earned her two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist. In 2008, Ledisi released her Christmas album, It's Christmas. In 2009, Ledisi released her fourth album, Turn Me Loose, which earned her two Grammy nominations.

Admission: 
$58, $48, reserved seating

Ed Saindon

Thursday / June 24, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A vibraphone concert presented by Ed Saindon as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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The Supraphonics

Wednesday / June 16, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Supraphonics are a Hammond B3 organ trio consisting of guitar, drums, and Hammond organ. They perform classic organ trio groove repertoire from funk and blues to straight-ahead jazz. Faculty member Dave Limina (Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, the RB Funkestra) plays Hammond organ. Faculty member Kevin Barry (Peter Wolf, Paula Cole) plays guitars. Lorne Entress (Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters) plays drums.

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Ekah Hyunjoong Kim and Friends / Yasser Tejeda and Untapped

Tuesday / July 20, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

8:15 - Ekah Hyunjoong Kim and friends will be playing an exciting set of original compositions in the styles of Brazilian/Afro-Cuban and contemporary jazz.

9:15 - Yasser Tejeda and Untapped
Come and check out this incredible band. Untapped, led by Yasser Tejeda, doing his original compositions in a mixture of rock, jazz, r&b, funk, drum and bass, and punk. This will be an unforgettable experience, featuring the best musicians around Boston: Coran Henley (drums), Kyle Miles (bass), Chad Selph (keys & piano), Mario Castro (tenor sax), and Emile Martinez (trumpet). This will be a 45-minute set of emotional fire and pure energy.

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Don Lappin / Scott Tarulli

Thursday / July 15, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

8:15 - Don Lappin: No Picks Allowed. A set of guitar-based instrumental rock.

9:15 - Scott Tarulli presents instrumental rock/fusion guitar.

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Jordan Maley Quintet / Arturo Pena's Big Band

Tuesday / July 6, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

8:15 - The Jordan Maley Quintet comes to the BPC for the first time. They will present a set in tribute to John Coltrane's album, Ballads. The quintet has been playing together for more than a year.

9:15 - Arturo Pena will present his senior recital with a big band, including his and his friends' compositions and arrangements. They will play different styles of music, from jazz to world music.

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Berklee World Jazz Nonet at DC Jazz Festival

Saturday / June 5, 2010 / 2:00 pm
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St., NW
Washington
DC
United States
20009
Berklee World Jazz Nonet

The Berklee World Jazz Nonet is a groundbreaking world jazz ensemble that employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet, in the service of creating great, improvised music.

It is also an intensive, rigorous course at Berklee College of Music, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter).

The members of the group come to the band from Canada, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Palestine, Puerto Rico, and the mainland U.S.

Berklee World Jazz Nonet

  • Ali Amr - qanun (similarities to Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer)
  • Grace Kelly - saxophones
  • Marcos Lopez - timbales, congas
  • Joseph Manzoli - electric guitar
  • Jonathan Nellen - tablas
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi - piano
  • Diego Joaquin Ramírez - drum set
  • Marina Satti - voice
  • Noam Wiesenberg - acoustic bass
  • Alain Mallet - director and road manager

 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee World Jazz Nonet at DC Jazz Festival

Friday / June 4, 2010 / 5:00 pm
National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street
Washington
DC
United States
20565
Berklee World Jazz Nonet

The Berklee World Jazz Nonet is a groundbreaking world jazz ensemble that employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet, in the service of creating great, improvised music.

It is also an intensive, rigorous course at Berklee College of Music, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter).

The members of the group come to the band from Canada, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Palestine, Puerto Rico, and the mainland U.S.

Berklee World Jazz Nonet

  • Ali Amr - qanun (similarities to Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer)
  • Grace Kelly - saxophones
  • Marcos Lopez - timbales, congas
  • Joseph Manzoli - electric guitar
  • Jonathan Nellen - tablas
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi - piano
  • Diego Joaquin Ramírez - drum set
  • Marina Satti - voice
  • Noam Wiesenberg - acoustic bass
  • Alain Mallet - director and road manager

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee World Strings

Wednesday / May 12, 2010 / 6:00 pm
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566

Under the direction of Eugene Friesen, the Berklee World Strings present a special concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the seventh season of the Conservatory Project, the Kennedy Center's program showcasing students from America's finest music colleges and conservatories. Admission to the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater is free, and early arrival is encouraged.

The members of the Berklee World Strings are devoted to the art of ensemble playing and the development of new music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. Drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock and classical styles, the Berklee World Strings present exciting, original programs featuring the award-winning talent of Berklee's finest string players.

The group is conducted by cellist and Berklee associate professor Eugene Friesen. A graduate of the Yale School of Music where he studied with Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, Friesen is active internationally as a concert artist, composer, conductor, and teacher. In 1995, 2006, and 2008 he won Grammy Awards for musical contributions to three Paul Winter Consort albums. His passion for the responsive flow of improvisatory music has led him to work and record with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Will Ackerman, Joe Lovano, and Dream Theater. Learn more about the concert.

Admission: 
Free

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