Concert

Jeremy Messersmith / Kaiser Cartel / Vikesh Kapoor

Thursday / June 10, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jeremy Messersmith

To call Jeremy Messersmith a musician is half-truth: He's also a storyteller, who has carefully crafted a trilogy of songs that narrate life. His first full-length release, The Alcatraz Kid, is a moving collection of acoustic-driven lullabies with titles like "Novocain" and "Beautiful Children" that innocently question the purpose of things to come. The integrity of these delicate songs immediately struck a chord with critics and fans alike, and captured the attention of Semisonic's Dan Wilson, who offered to produce Messersmith's follow-up album, The Silver City

The Silver City was a natural progression in sound and reflection: the compositions grew fuller and more dynamic with a classic-pop feel inspired by the Beach Boys and Beatles, while the topics focused on midlife struggles with tracks like "Dead End Job" and "Miracles." Local and national attention soon followed with NPR and college stations around the country, followed by U.S. tours and sold-out shows in New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

Kaiser Cartel are the dynamic duo of Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel. Each previously leaders of their own indie bands, they met on March 4 four years ago and formed Kaiser Cartel when they joined forces to tour the country that summer. They self-released an EP (Double Standard) and toured throughout the U.S. and U.K. on their own before signing to bluhammock music late last year. March Forth, their debut album, was produced by Matt Hales (a.k.a. aqualung) and mixed by Matt and Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros), and is full of low-fi, harmony-heavy, bittersweet songs full of charm.

Vikesh Kapoor is based in the United States, has toured nationally, self-released a sold-out debut EP, and just released the Newspress Scare 7 (Good People) on February 9, 2010. Recently, he performed an original composition at Howard Zinn's memorial service, alongside speakers like Noam Chomsky. He is also currently nominated for the Boston Phoenix 2010 Best Music Awards in the Folk category.

Admission: 
$8

Three Out of Tenn Presents: Trent Dabbs / Andrew Belle / Andy Davis

Tuesday / June 22, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for this amazing night of music with three of the industries greatest singer/songwriters all of which have been featured on the acclaimed Ten Out of Tenn tour.

Admission: 
$10

Berklee World Jazz Nonet at DC Jazz Festival

Thursday / June 3, 2010 / 9:00 pm
Bossa Bistro and Lounge
2463 18th St. NW
Washington
DC
United States
20009-2003
The 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

Bass Lines: Student Concerts

Sunday / June 13, 2010 / 2:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Students form the Bass Lines program perform.

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Bass Lines: Student Concerts

Sunday / June 13, 2010 / 2:00 pm
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Students form the Bass Lines program perform.

Admission: 

Sean Skeete

Friday / June 25, 2010 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sean Skeete presents an r&b concert as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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Percussion Festival Student Performances

Friday / June 25, 2010 / 11:30 am
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students perform as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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Francisco Mela and Maurico Herrera

Thursday / June 24, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Francisco Mela and Maurico Herrera present an Afro-Cuban Concert as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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Steel Pan Concert

Tuesday / June 22, 2010 / 7:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A steel pan concert presented by Ron Reid as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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Trichy Sankaran and Suba Sankaran

Wednesday / June 23, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Trichy Sankaran and Suba Sankaran perform as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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