Concert

Christian Li Trio

Sunday / August 8, 2010 / 12:00 pm
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Christian Li Trio

Christian Li is a jazz pianist from Horseheads, New York. He has won several Down Beat magazine 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, he 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. He has also worked with the Cornell University and Ithaca College big bands, and played solo piano at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Admission: 
Free

Carmen Spada

Sunday / July 25, 2010 / 12:00 pm
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Carmen Spada

Jazz pianist and vocalist Carmen Spada is very active in Boston and in his native Canada, where he performs as a soloist, with his trio, and with the Carmen Spada Sextet. In honor of his Italian roots, Spada also performs on the accordion.

Spada was introduced to the piano at the age of 7 by his father, Carmen Sr., who was also a pianist. Over the course of his education, Spada has studied with Annemarie Dittgen, Jennifer Knelman, John Chalmers, Jack Zaza, Laila Biali, and Jane Fair. At Berklee, Spada studied performance and composition with Danilo Perez, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, Frank Carlberg, Joanne Brackeen, Ray Santisi, and Greg Hopkins, and graduated with a dual major in piano and jazz composition.

Admission: 
Free

Enrico de Trizio Treeo

Monday / July 12, 2010 / 5:00 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Enrico de Trizio Treeo

Enrico de Trizio is an Italian pianist and composer. He started to play the piano at the age of 10 and studied at the Niccoló Piccinni Conservatory and in Siena. His band the Headquarters won Baronissi Jazz Contest prizes in 2006 and 2007.

In 2010 he graduated from Berklee with a degree in Electronic Production and Design. At the college, de Trizio received the Technics Endowed Scholarship and the BT Production Award.

He has performed at the Vannes Jazz Festival and the Billboard Latin Music Awards. Besides his Treeo and his solo performances, de Trizio is currently playing with the French singer Violette de Bartillat, the hip-hop band RE-UP, and the Global Sonification Network Ensemble directed by Neil Leonard.

This concert is part of Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar.

 

Admission: 
Free

The Chicken Thieves

Monday / July 26, 2010 / 5:00 pm
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
The Chicken Thieves

The Chicken Thieves is probably the most talented gypsy jazz band on the East Coast. Their music is a combination of Django Reinhardt tunes and originals, full of an energy that will bring you in spirit to France and Europe.

Founded in 2009 by percussionist and guitarist Julien Machet, the band includes, among others, Jonathan Joubert, who for the last four years has been playing endlessly with the gypsies in Paris, including David Reinhardt, grandson of Django; and Ben Powell, a young violinist who has taken lessons with Florin Niculescu, today's best gypsy jazz violinist. This flock of young virtuosi have performed for political events such as the annual gala of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and much more.

This event is part of Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar.

 

Admission: 
Free

A Bodacious Alliance!

Tuesday / September 21, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A program of rocking roots, gospel, and blues-fused originals performed by an all-faculty band led by Dan Bowden and Alizon Lissance.

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Kelly Bartley and Up Yonder

Wednesday / August 25, 2010 / 12:30 pm
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kelly Bartley

Kelly Bartley was born and raised in Santiago, Chile with music playing at all times; at the dinner table, in the car on the way to school, while doing homework, when waking up. Her dad, an old blues guy, taught her how to play guitar, and my mom passed on her beautiful voice. After moving to Miami, she began writing music with Southern rock and folk influences such as Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Nicks.

Along with her projects at Berklee, she has recorded with Bill King's Saturday Night Fish Fry and performed at the Art Basel Miami Beach festival. A film Bartley scored will be featured in the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.

Her band Up Yonder, with Shaun Fleming, Nicky Egan, John Ryan, Wayne Whittaker, and Josh Jones, ranges from Southern rock and folk to pop and soul, featuring four‐part harmonies and a laid-back groove.

This concert is presented by Harvard Longwood Campus.

 

Admission: 
Free

Tubby Love

Saturday / June 12, 2010 / 5:00 pm
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Tubby Love

It's not the size of the band, it's the size of the Love. Here to spread the message of purely positive vibrations, Tubby Love is a heady force of futuristic reggae fusion. With songs like "Constant Motion" and "No One's in Control," the message of the music is a clear ear-opening experience for the awakening of the masses. The five-piece Boston-based band has shared the stage with up-and-coming reggae greats such as the Aggrolites, Passafire, and Blue King Brown, and continues to make its way into the Future Roots music scene. Outwardly expressing their love for experimental music, Tubby Love is on the steady path of creating what some are calling a "reggae soul revolution."

Admission: 
Free

Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys

Wednesday / July 28, 2010 / 12:30 pm
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys

The Boston Boys is a new band of musicians emerging from the hotbed of talented young players in the hip Boston roots music scene. Featuring singer/songwriter Eric Robertson, all band members are Berklee students or alumni. The Boston Boys's sound is contemporary roots-rock, blending reverence for the Beatles and the energy of the Avett Brothers with hints of Appalachian string bands. Berklee professor Matt Glaser described them as being "on fire with groove and creativity." Purchase their debut album, Listen, at thebostonboys.com.

This concert is presented by Harvard Longwood Campus and takes place at the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

Admission: 
Free

The Rajdulari Jazz Project

Wednesday / July 21, 2010 / 12:30 pm
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Rajdulari Jazz Project

The lead voice for many of New England's eclectic world, jazz, and funk groups, Rajdulari hails from Boston and is a 10-year veteran of the local performance scene. Her credits include such venues as jazz clubs Regattabar, Ryles, and Scullers as well as the Emerson Majestic Theater, Hynes Convention Center, and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. She is featured on many compilations along such performers as award-winning pianist George W. Russell. 

Rajdulari has performed as a member of the eight-piece, all-female world music band Zili Misik (winners of the ROCKRGRL/Berklee All-Female Battle of the Bands), the David Zoffer Differential, Guy Mendilow, and currently with her own band, the Rajdulari Jazz Project. The David Zoffer Differential's debut album and Zili Misik's two albums are in stores now. This concert is presented by Harvard Longwood Campus and takes place at Harvard Medical School.

 

Admission: 
Free

Paulo Stagnaro Quartet

Wednesday / July 7, 2010 / 12:30 pm
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Paulo Stagnaro Quartet

Paulo Stagnaro, a rising percussionist and composer, is quickly establishing both a national and international reputation. Stagnaro has performed with Marcus Miller, Danilo Perez, Paquito D'Rivera, and Gloria Estefan, among many others, and at festivals and venues across the United States including the Newport Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center. His band La Timbistica/Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars appeared at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. This concert is presented by Harvard Longwood Campus and takes place at Harvard Medical School.

Admission: 
Free

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