Concert

Ayal Tsubery's Group

Thursday / March 11, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Led by electric bassist Ayal Tsubery, this group is a sextet that has been playing together for the past year. During that time they've been mixing up Middle Eastern and Latin rhythms and melodies with modern jazz, compositional approaches, and an electric/acoustic setup that results in sophisticated, yet accessible and hard-grooving instrumental music that leaves enough room for improvisation and exciting tension between the players.

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Musical Theater Showcase

Wednesday / March 3, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Musical Theater Open Mic

Come see an original musical theater show written and performed by Berklee alumni! Admission is free, general admission.

Admission: 
FREE

Pop/Rock Live! Featuring Marlon Saunders

Tuesday / March 2, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The 23rd annual Pop/Rock Live! showcase highlights the best music written and performed by some of Berklee's most talented student songwriters, arrangers, singers, and instrumentalists. The concert will present a variety of original compositions as well as new arrangements of standard pop/rock and r&b repertoire, directed by Mirek Kocandrle. This year we proudly feature Marlon Saunders.

Saunders, former professor and alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, appeared as the calypso singer in the popular Disney film Enchanted, singing the Academy Award–nominated song “That’s How You Know” with Amy Adams. He has recorded/toured with artists as diverse as Billy Joel, Sting, Nine Inch Nails, Shania Twain, and Michael Jackson. He has two solo recordings on his independent label, and plans to release a new album in the summer of 2010. Saunders has sung on over 100 radio and television commercials, including spots for Oscar Mayer, Pizza Hut, Bud Lite, Diet Coke, and most recently Pepperidge Farm Goldfish.

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Piano Monday Presents Laszlo Gardony

Monday / March 1, 2010 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Laszlo Gardony performs as part of a trio with Yoron Israel (drums) and Ron Mahdi (bass). They will perform original compositions and arrangements of standards from Laszlo's more recent CDs, Ever Before Ever After, Natural Instinct and Dig Deep (Sunnyside Records).

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Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra

Tuesday / April 27, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra, directed by Eugene Friesen, presents an evening of diverse new works for strings.

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Berklee's Fifth Annual SXSW Party

Friday / March 19, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Friends Bar
208 E. 6th St.
Austin
TX
United States
78701
The Young Republic

Berklee's official SXSW party features alumni and students from all over the United States performing rock, indie pop, hip-hop, folk, and country. Artists include Audible Mainframe from Long Beach, California; The Young Republic from Nashville; Heavy Rotation Records artists Nini & Ben from Boston; Austinites Stefan Wm and Jordan Tarrant (HRR); Ann Driscoll (HRR) from Cincinnati; Love Like Fire from San Francisco; and Shayna Zaid & the Catch from New York. Alumna Sarah Sharp hosts the event.

The party is 21-plus and open to SXSW badge holders; SXSW wristband holders and the general public can RSVP to sxswrsvp@berklee.edu to attend free of charge. Giveaways include SanDisk Sansa mp3 players, a Berkleemusic online course, and copies of HRR's Dorm Sessions 7 CD, featuring students Ann Driscoll and Jordan Tarrant. Learn more about Berklee's SXSW events.

Admission: 
FREE

Ryanhood / Daphne Willis / Nikolas Metaxas

Saturday / March 6, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ryanhood

In between classes at Berklee College of Music, Ryan Green found his calling with childhood friend Cameron Hood. One part comedic exchange and one part music ensemble, Ryanhood has built a reputation around the country as one of the most entertaining and engaging acoustic duos today. 

In the little more than three years since she grabbed her acoustic guitar and took the stage for the first time, Chicago-based Daphne Willis has grown from a feisty neophyte into a self-assured, marvelously expressive artist with a bracingly seductive sound. The 22-year-old's Vanguard Records debut album, What to Say, documents Willis's voyage of self-discovery and is a captivating introduction to a remarkably fresh voice—one that both reflects and scrutinizes the social patterns of her generation. She will perform an acoustic trio set.

Nikolas Metaxas is a 21-year-old singer/songwriter/composer born in the United States who grew up on the island of Cyprus. He has won numerous awards for songwriting, and placed second in the televised singing competition X Factor, the British equivalent of American Idol.

Admission: 
$10

All Keys—Piano Department Faculty Concert

Monday / March 1, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Piano Department faculty perform in a variety of settings and styles.

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Chris Ayer / Jesse Ruben / Emma White

Wednesday / February 24, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chris Ayer

Chris Ayer is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter who won the 2006 Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, folk category. His album Don't Go Back to Sleep was released in August 2009.

While he was still a full-time student, Jesse Ruben toured relentlessly across the Northeast, building a strong and dedicated following. Since graduating in May 2008, he has promoted Aiming for Honesty from coast to coast in both the United States and Canada. Combining influences from pop, rock, jazz, and folk, Ruben's straight-from-the-heart songs and hilarious storytelling make for an unforgettable live experience for his listeners.

Emma White is a singer/songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. White has sung at venues large and small, including the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland. In 2008, she was invited to perform for BMI's pop/rock showcase in Atlanta, where one listener said, "Emma White's pop-savvy vocals and sugary groove ooze unabashed hope and undeniable promise."

Admission: 
$8

Concert for Haiti

Tuesday / February 23, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This evening concert produced by Rob Rose and Ken Zambello will feature the Berklee Reggae Ensemble directed by Matt Jenson, Pitch Slapped, Women of the World, faculty member Donna McElroy, the Open Access to Music for Children Ensemble directed by Ron Reid, faculty member Livingston Taylor, the Music of the Dominican Republic, and the Brandon Maclin/Darek Cobbs Tribute Band. Learn more about the event.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

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