Concert

Farin Hite

Thursday / April 15, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series the New Brew featuring: Farin Hite. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Storytellers 2010

Wednesday / April 7, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's most talented pop/rock singers and songwriters reveal the stories behind the songs. Directed by Didi Stewart and Alizon Lissance.

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Javier Flores and the Jazz Fest Student Quartet

Friday / March 12, 2010 / 12:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The non-profit organization Jazzfest Foundation aims to support, foment, and sponsor jazz education, as well as contribute to the attraction of new audiences. Through its program, Jazzfest, Seminario & Encuentro Internacional de Jazz, it is also committed to promote the ever-growing Mexican and Latin American jazz scene, bands and soloists, who hav contributed with performances and recordings to the growth of this art form.

The first Jazzfest Foundation's Ensemble consists of four talented young musicians from different parts of our country.

Juan Alejandro Saenz, one of the most active young drummers in the jazz scene in Mexico, began his musical education at age 5. He has been International Jazz Seminar's student for the last four editions, studying with Yoron Israel, Antonio Sanchez, and Vince Cherico, and to date has shared the stage with some of the most important musicians of the jazz scene in Mexico, such as Agustin Bernal, Rodrigo Castelán, Diego Maroto, Mark Aanderud, Pancho Lelo de Larrea, Luri Molina, Cristian Mendoza, and Gabriel Hernandez among others. He is currently a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

Oscar Gonzalez, started his double bass studies at the age of 15 and is a student at the DIM music school in Mexico city. He has participated as bassist of the Youth Orchestra of Tlalpan, Youth Orchestra of Mexico City. In the National Conference of Orchestras, he has been a student of Ophelia Stoll. He has participated in several editions of the International Jazz Seminar, and is a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

Ramon Gomez was born in Pachuca and began studying the guitar at an early age at the Escuela Superior de Música in México City. Heparticipated in three editions of the International Jazz Seminar, studying with masters such as Bruce Saunders, Eddie Gomez Bernardo Hernandez, Gilad Gekselman, Antonio Sanchez, and Rufus Reid, among others. He has performed with musicians such as Israel Cupich, Nicolas Santella, Luri Molina, and Cristian Mendoza. He he is currently a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

Dannah Garay is a young Mexican singer with a style attached to the roots of jazz, swing, bossa, and soul. Garay has participated in the last three editions of the International Jazz Seminar, studying with Iraida Noriega, Oscar Stagnaro, Enrique Nery, Matt Marvuglio, and Bernardo Hernandez. Garay has performed with Enrique Nery, Tyler Mitchell, Oscar Stagnaro, Roberto Arballo "Betuco" Victor Patron, Tino Contreras, Cristian Mendoza, and Roberto Aymes, among others. In '08 and '09, Garay participated as vocalist of the International Jazz Seminar's Big Band under the direction of Bernardo Hernandez and Rufus Reid respectively, and is a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

 

 

 

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Chasing Blue

Thursday / March 11, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chasing Blue

Members of Chasing Blue met in a Berklee College of Music bluegrass ensemble in the fall of 2008. Playing a mix of original and traditional material with unique arrangements, Chasing Blue's hard-driving style and strong lyrical themes define the group. 

Chasing Blue has played venues including the Cantab Lounge and the Showcase Stage at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, and showcased at the 2009 IBMA's, Nashville. The band has also been a main stage artist for the stART on the Street festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Admission: 
Free

The Whiskey Boys

Tuesday / March 9, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its lunch-time concert series "The New Brew" featuring: Chasing Blue. Please join us from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Deafened By Love with Red Square unplugged

Wednesday / March 24, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Deafened By Love is an indie rock band from Western Massachusetts playing all original music with a unique blend of punk, surf, and roots rock influences. Their sound is defined by the sultry vocals of lead singer/guitarist Judy Eddy along with the lush tones of guitarist John Prusinski, held together by the creative bass playing of Scott Marks and the inventive drumming of Brian Chebatoris.

 

 

Admission: 
$10 General Admission; Free with Student ID

Percussion Unlimited

Friday / April 2, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature the Berklee Beginning Percussion Ensemble, directed by Richard Flanagan, and the Berklee Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dean Anderson. The Percussion Department's top total percussion principals will perform some of today's most contemporary percussion ensemble literature. These all-percussion works will include composers such as Steve Reich, William Albright, Carlos Tort, Till Meyn Michael Udow, and Victor Mendoza.

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Black Kettle <em>Narrative</em> CD Release

Wednesday / March 10, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo by Jon Stars

Black Kettle can engage the innocence of a child as well as the heartbreak of the hopeless romantic. Rooted in folk, pop, and indie rock, their eclectic sound blends into a kaleidoscope of quirk and charm. Playful melodies carry heartfelt lyrics and find new ways to say “I love you,” and even “I hate you.” Born of the songwriting duo Keeley Bumford and Kailynn West, Black Kettle celebrates the imperfections within all of us and finds beauty in the “The Pot Calling the Kettle Black.” The two have been captivating audiences by keeping music humble, organic, and, most importantly, sincere. Please note that Black Kettle will selling their CD Narrative for a special rate of $3 at the show.

Opening acts: Tamsin Wilson and Natural Forces.

Admission: 
$7, general admission

Aditya Balani Group / Ayumi Ueda's Music of the World

Wednesday / March 10, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Aditya Balani presents his original world-jazz compositions with an international all-star ensemble: a blend of the spontaneity and harmonic interplay of jazz with intense melodies and rhythms influenced by Indian classical/folk and other musical traditions. Some tunes feature Balani's unique approach to fretless guitar, developed from sarod- and sitar-playing techniques.

Ayumi Ueda presents her senior recital with music from various ethnic backgrounds. Singing with her band Women of the World, Ueda will showcase over 50 vocalists, each representing a different country. The concert promises to be highly musical with a special focus on world peace.

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Donald Harrison Jr.

Monday / March 1, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Nicknamed the "King of Nouveau Swing," jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. travels to Berklee from his home in New Orleans for this performance.

This year's Africana Studies Music Programming celebrates the richness of America's roots music traditions. The roots music artist is the chronicler of the ongoing story of America, told through song. Roots music is the intermingling of cross-cultural influences. Johnny Cash once said, "Every successful country singer I know has a humble background. . . and the colored blues has been a part of their musical heritage. Every one of them bar none. Elvis will tell you himself that where he got his style is from colored blues singers." From this fusion and sharing of American cultures came spirituals, blues, gospel, folk, country, and bluegrass-the roots all American popular music.

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