Concert

The Harmony Department Presents "Ones and Twos"

Tuesday / October 5, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert of solo and duo performances by Harmony Department faculty and guests, with original jazz compositions and arrangements by Harmony faculty performers. Featured performers include Kris Adams, Bill Bares, David Harris, Tom Hojnacki, Hey Rim Jeon, Steve Kirby, Alizon Lissance, Rick McLaughlin, Joe Mulholland, George W. Russell Jr., and J. Curtis Warner.

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Julien Kasper Band

Wednesday / September 29, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guitar professor Julien Kasper performs original instrumental music from his three albums with Zac Casher on drums and Jesse Williams on bass.

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Fresh Prospects: David Wyatt and Katrina Bello

Friday / September 10, 2010 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This month's artists are David Wyatt and Katrina Bello.

Over the last few years David Wyatt has performed with many artists, including number one guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, opening for him in the Newcastle opera house and the Belfast Waterfront. He has also played alongside top slide guitarist Johnny Dickenson and James Morrison to name a few. Most recently Wyatt has been involved with two major record labels and recorded with top producer James Sanger, who has worked with the likes of Brian Eno and Keane. Soon to be released will be David's second album You Will Rise, where he teamed up with John Butler from Diesel Park West.

Katrina Bello is an emerging soul/r&b vocalist and songwriter from the D.C. metropolitan area. Bello decided to transfer to Berklee College of Music in her second year of college at the University of Pittsburgh, to continue working towards perfecting her craft. Currently in Boston, she is studying music and working with an array of producers in hopes of expanding her sound and honing her skills as both a singer and songwriter.

Admission: 
Free

Lihi Haruvi

Thursday / September 2, 2010 / 12:00 pm
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Lihi Haruvi

Saxophonist Lihi Haruvi is currently a jazz performance and film scoring dual major at Berklee. One of her original tunes has been chosen for Berklee's 2010 Jazz Revelation Records CD.

Haruvi picked up the saxophone at the age of 10, and through the years she has led the Givat Brenner Alpanna saxophone quartet and been a player and a soloist in the Bnei-Hakibbutzim classical orchestra. She studied at the prestigious Thelma Yellin High School of the Arts, Tel-Aviv Conservatory, and Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music. She received Excellent Musician status in the military and was accepted into the Israeli army orchestra as a lead alto and a soloist, where she served for two years.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Vocal Series

Tuesday / November 2, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz vocalists will perform selections from the Great American Songbook accompanied by a trio.

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Ole Mathisen and FFEAR: New Compositions

Wednesday / October 20, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
FFEAR

FFEAR, a cutting-edge chamber jazz ensemble, is bridging the space between contemporary classical expressions and modern creative improvisation. The group will be performing "Mirage" by Ole Mathisen, along with other new material. FFEAR is: Ole Mathisen, saxophone; Chris Washburne, trombone; Per Mathisen, bass; and Tony Moreno, drums.

"Mirage" by Ole Mathisen and FFEAR has been made possible with support from Chamber Music America's 2009 New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development program funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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An Evening with Paula Cole

Friday / September 24, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Paula Cole

Born the daughter of musicians in Rockport, Massachusetts, Paula Cole grew up singing for fun: American songbooks, traditional folk songs, Christmas carols, and a cappella harmonies. While finding kindred spirits in records, she became a fixture in her school musicals, which catapulted her toward a scholarship for Berklee, where she studied jazz singing and improvisation.

While a senior at Berklee, she was offered a deal with a jazz label but declined. In 1993, Peter Gabriel asked her to join his Secret World Tour, after Cole's Imago debut, Harbinger. Throughout 1994–1996, Cole toured America extensively, building a foundation of support that then embraced her 1997 album, This Fire. It became a breakthrough smash, yielding the hits "Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?" and "I Don't Want to Wait" (which was used as the theme song to the hit WB show Dawson's Creek), and the 1997 Grammy for Best New Artist. In 1999, she released her third album, the spiritual and soul-influenced Amen. After a seven-year musical hiatus,  she returned in 2007 with a powerful album produced by Bobby Colomby, aptly titled Courage, after her daily mantra. On Tuesday, September 21, Cole will be celebrating the release of her much-anticipated new album, Ithaca

Admission: 
$36, $26 reserved seating

The Chapin Sisters / Liz Longley / NEeMA

Friday / October 15, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Chapin Sisters

The Chapin Sisters have been busy touring as part of She & Him's band and opening many of their shows. They have also begun headlining their own club shows. Their forthcoming album Two will be released this fall on their own label, Lake Bottom Records (Thirty Tigers/RED).

Liz Longley has received the kinds of accolades and awards that recognize her as one of the finest new talents writing songs today. In 2010, Longley took the Overall Grand Prize in the International Acoustic Music Awards amongst 9,000 entries. Last summer she garnered three of the top honors on the acoustic music scene: 2009 cowinner of the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, finalist in the 2009 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition, and Grand Prize Winner of the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival's Songwriter Showcase. 

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Christian Li Trio

Saturday / September 4, 2010 / 10:30 am
Detroit Jazz Festival
400 Renaissance Drive
Detoit
MI
United States
48243
Christian Li

 

Christian Li is a jazz pianist from Horseheads, New York. He has won several DownBeat Student Music Awards and has attended highly selective programs, including the Skidmore Jazz Institute, the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, and the Vail Jazz Workshop. Li was the New York State All-State Instrumental Jazz Band pianist for 2006 and 2007 and the New York State Band Directors Association Honors Jazz Band Pianist in 2006. 

In 2008, Li received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee. There he studies privately with JoAnne Brackeen and Ed Bedner and has had the opportunity of working with Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Perez, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among others. Li has also worked with the Cornell University and Ithaca College big bands, and played solo piano at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Li and his trio will be presenting a clinic from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in the Pepsi Jazz Talk Tent and performing from 4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. at the Absopure Waterfront Stage. This clinic and concert is part of the Detroit Jazz Festival.

 

Admission: 
Free

Christian Li Trio

Friday / September 3, 2010 / 10:30 pm
Detroit Jazz Festival
400 Renaissance Drive
Detoit
MI
United States
48243
Christian Li

Christian Li is a jazz pianist from Horseheads, New York. He has won several DownBeat Student Music Awards and has attended highly selective programs, including the Skidmore Jazz Institute, the Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, and the Vail Jazz Workshop. Li was the New York State All-State Instrumental Jazz Band pianist for 2006 and 2007 and the New York State Band Directors Association Honors Jazz Band Pianist in 2006. 

In 2008, Li received a full-tuition scholarship to attend Berklee. There he studies privately with JoAnne Brackeen and Ed Bedner and has had the opportunity of working with Jack DeJohnette, Danilo Perez, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among others. Li has also worked with the Cornell University and Ithaca College big bands, and played solo piano at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

This jam session is part of the Detroit Jazz Festival.

 

Admission: 
Free

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