Concert

La Timbistica

Saturday / June 27, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
108 Avenue of the Pines
Saratoga Springs
NY
United States
La Timbistica

Jazz All-Stars, is led by conguero and Berklee student Paulo Stagnaro; and includes students, drummer Marcos Lopez and bassist Juan Maldonado; trombonist Nick Noonan and saxophonist Godwin Louis, both Berklee alumni; and pianist Alex Brown, from New England Conservatory. They will share the Gazebo Stage with Dred Scott Trio, Wallace Roney Quintet, and more.

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Strings

Thursday / June 18, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Strings Live in Boston

Strings is a pop/rock band featuring vocalist Faisal Kapadia and guitarist/composer Bilal Maqsood. Famous for composition, the band contributed to the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack released in India and Pakistan, and has won MTV Asia Awards for Best Band and Best Album. Please note that all children, regardless of age, require a full-price ticket for admission.

Admission: 
$100, $75, $50, $35, $25, reserved seating

Kid:Nap:Kin / Gravehaven and Jacobs Ladder

Friday / June 5, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kid:Nap:Kin will change the way you like your rock. Stop listening in vain for your next fix: The pounding odd-meter rhythms and jazz-infused melodies that make your soul turn come from Kid:Nap:Kin.

Admission: 
$9

Little Joy / Dead Trees

Saturday / June 20, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Little Joy

Two-thirds of the trio, Little Joy—Rodrigo Amarante (vocals and guitar) and Binki Shapiro (vocals and keyboards)—set out to spread the love on a U.S. tour. Rodrigo and Binki will fill out the band with bassist Todd Dahlhoff (a Berklee alumnus) and guitarist Matt Borg of the Dead Trees; drummer Matt Romano, (from Albert Hammond Jr.'s band), and guitarist Jack Dishel (from Only Son).

National Public Radio sung the praises of Little Joy in a recent review: "There's an authentic earnestness . . . [Fabrizio] Moretti's lyrics, as crooned by Amarante, dispense melancholic missives of lost love while capturing the excitement inherent in tomorrow's promise . . . [A]midst all the swooning vocal harmonies, crisp strums of acoustic guitar and percussive clacking, it's not hard to fall in love with Little Joy" – National Public Radio

The Dead Trees will open the bill.

Admission: 
$8 advance/$12 day of show

Seasons of Change

Saturday / July 18, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Gospel recording artist Freda Battle and the Temple Worshippers, featuring Bobby Perry and REIGN, and Living Waters. Sponsored by Boston's Teen Challenge.

Admission: 
$40, $35, $30, $25, reserved seating

If You Want My Body: A New Musical

Thursday / January 29, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Composer/lyricist/author Kevin Bleau, a CWP faculty member, presents Act 1 of his musical If You Want My Body. Mildred, a rich but overweight lawyer, has never had a relationship. Annelies, a slim dancer, is about to lose her studio to foreclosure. The ladies make a deal with the "devil," Lorana the witch, who swaps their brains into each other's bodies. The women question their philosophies on life as they "walk a mile in each other's bodies."

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Ruby BC and the Next Step

Thursday / July 30, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ruby BC and the Next Step is an energetic group of musicians performing classics by Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, and Weather Report with new arrangements.

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New York Songwriter Circle Showcase

Wednesday / July 15, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tina Shafer hosts the New York Songwriter Circle showcase featuring Seth Glier, Caleb Hawley, Will Knox, Berklee's Liz Longley, Mieka Pauley, and Jesse Ruben.

MIEKA PAULEY: Pauley graduated early from Harvard with a degree in biological anthropology. Her music career took off at warp speed shortly after. She performs an average of 150 live shows a year and was the Grand Prize Winner of NYSC's 2008 Songwriting Contest.

SETH GLIER: Glier's voice, with its earthy rumble and fluttering falsetto, has critics and musicians alike singing his praises. His lyrics amplify the cry of the ordinary heart. His infectious passion and energy fill his live shows and leave listeners talking for days after. He was a top finalist at NYSC's 2008 Songwriting Contest.

CALEB HAWLEY: Hawley is a Berklee graduate with a degree in jazz composition. He has traveled all over the country performing in various cities. He was a top-five finalist in the NYSC annual contest.

WILL KNOX: Knox is a London expat and recent Berklee grad, an alternative-folk singer/songwriter influenced by Ryan Adams, Nick Drake, Damien Rice, and Jose Gonzalez. His achievements include winning Berklee's Songwriting Competition in 2006 and 2007, and Performing Singer/Songwriter 2007.

LIZ LONGLEY: John Mayer has called Longley's music "gorgeous." Her natural singing style led to her being voted the number-one all-time female vocalist in both the acoustic and folk categories on Garageband.com. She won Grand Prize in the Low-Budget Love Music songwriting competition, and was recently awarded Berklee's top songwriting honor, the Scott Benson Scholarship.

JESSE RUBEN: Singer/songwriter and recent Berklee graduate Ruben released his debut album Aiming for Honesty in January 2008, recorded with producer Clay Cook (John Mayer, Marshall Tucker Band). A trio of sold-out CD release shows followed in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. The first single, "A Lack of Armor," was a finalist in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as an honorable mention at the 2008 New York Songwriter's Circle Contest.

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$10

Jim Peterson & Groove Junkies with Special Guest Soul Vaccination

Thursday / July 30, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jim Peterson will lead an evening of high energy funk and soul music with Jim Peterson & Groove Junkies, featuring opening act by the Boston area No. 1 Tower of Power cover band, Soul Vaccination.

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Joe Musella

Thursday / October 8, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A rock/fusion concert featuring original compositions and songs by Paul Gilbert, Jeff Beck, and Page/Plant, performed by a five-piece band with guitar, bass, keys, drums, and vocals, featuring faculty members Tom Appleman and Larry Finn.

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