Concert

The Mike Tucker Quintet

Monday / July 19, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Mike Tucker Quintet will play a concert of new original music that they will be recording in the fall.

Admission: 

Lijie

Thursday / April 22, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

 

Lijie performs as part of he Heck Room Music Series, is a monthly concert series featuring Berklee's top acoustic performers.

Born in China and raised in the west coast, Lijie's music "is a sublime blend of delicate pianos and guitars paired with her intoxicating voice" (musicshopper.com). Her songs have been recognized at the 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2009 UK Songwriting Contests, and her music has been placed in various independent film projects and documentaries.

Lijie's first instrument was the piano, she later picked up the guitar during her time at college when a roommate brought a guitar into their room. Though rational voices told her to pursue a more stable career, Lijie followed her heart and chose music. She says, "Music is the greatest thing. People need music. It's something no one can take away from you. Everyone's experience and connection with a song is different, and my dream is to connect with people worldwide through music." 

Admission: 
Free

Jaggery / Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Friday / June 4, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Jaggery is an experimental art-rock collective who work the dark edge of a genre-defying musical style.  Fronted by Boston-based singer/songstress Mali Sastri, whose training in the expressive arts discipline Voice Movement Therapy is evident in her global-sized voice. The band suggests a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a "white witch" counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas. Mali's voice can be a leaf floating in the breezeand then become an Earth-shaking, Everest-sized volcano.

Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys are a musical alchemy, fingering the rabbit hole of performance art. With their toys and voices they create a death-folk, steamcrunk, organic-industrial experience. At the moment Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys are touring throughout the world. Their music has appeared on international and American radio as well as in independent films and on television.

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 at the door

Caleb Hawley / Patryk Larney / Dan Torres

Thursday / April 29, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Caleb Hawley

With his dog Fargo, singer/songwriter and Berklee alumnus Caleb Hawley has been traveling across America, and has performed at numerous venues. Out of 4,000 songwriters, Hawley placed in the top five in the 2008 annual New York Songwriters showcase. He released a new album last year, Steps.

Supporting Hawley is singer/songwriter Patryk Larney. Since his first cassette, Feeling Known in 1995, he’s been actively involved in multiple projects, including one with his brother. His most recent release, Farewell Buffalo, has put his solo career firmly into the New York indie scene.

Joining the two at the Red Room will be Dan Torres. Though he initially found singers for the songs he writes, he took the time to develop his own voice, drawing from Robert Plant and Chris Cornell. His works have been featured on national television, at international showcase events, and in films and television shows.

Admission: 
$10 general admission, $5 students

International Seniors Showcase

Saturday / April 24, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
International Seniors Showcase

Berklee College of Music international graduating seniors showcase
their talents at The Red Room with a diverse mix of world musical
styles. Headlining performers hail from Pakistan, Sweden, Puerto Rico, and Turkey. 

Performers Include:

Arooj Aftab — "With her guitar she crosses boundaries," wrote the
Boston Globe about Aftab's step into a career in music from a
culturally conservative Pakistani background.

Adrienne Lewenhaupt — The swedish singing pop/rock songwriter who goes by "Monne" finds creative inspiration in not only music, but all forms of art.

Roy Guzman — The frontman of Roy Guzman Quintet has his roots in Puerto Rico and is an accomplist jazz guitarist.

Bulut Gulen — An outstanding trombone performer from Turkey, Gulen has played alongside Grammy Award winner McCoy Tyner and has received several awards for his musical abilities.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Rainbow Band

Thursday / August 5, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A lifetime of great music played by many of the top instrumentalists and vocalists currently at Berklee. Directed by Phil Wilson

Admission: 

Kazuyo Kuriya Jazz Comp Portfolio Recital

Wednesday / April 14, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kazuyo Kuriya will be conducting her original compositions for her jazz orchestra. She also have special guest vocalist and they will be performing with the orchestra.

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Ensemble Showcase: World, Afro-Pop, Folk, Contemporary Christian

Wednesday / April 28, 2010 / 2:15 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Ron Reid, Jamey Haddad, Alain Mallet, Tiger Okoshi, and Nancy Morris. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including world, Afro-pop, fusion, and contemporary Christian.

 

2:15 p.m. Ron Reid: World, Afro-pop

3:30 p.m. Jamey Haddad/Alain Mallet: Mixed World Ensemble

6:30 p.m. Abby Aaronson: The Joni Mitchell Ensemble

8:00 p.m. Nancy Morris: Pop/Rock, Contemporary Christian

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Fusion, Soul, Neo-Soul

Wednesday / April 21, 2010 / 3:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Abigail Aronson and Skip Smith. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including folk, soul, and neo-soul.

3:30 p.m. Tiger Okoshi: Original Fusion

6:30 p.m. Skip Smith: Aretha, Stevie, Chaka, Marvin

8:00 p.m. Skip Smith: Neo-Soul

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice. 

Admission: 

Perfect Pitch

Thursday / April 22, 2010 / 7:00 pm
The Middle East
472 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139

Top Berklee songwriters team up with top Berklee singers. The concert is a community effort from all corners of Berklee: performance and professional music students in several styles auditioned to perform, songwriting and contemporary writing and production majors submitted their best songs, and music production and engineering students will be offering recording services. Out of hundreds of submitted songs, the top 14 are being performed live—and the crowd-voted best will win a professional demo recording of their song! Come vote for your favorites.

Admission: 
Free

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