Concert

Claudia Acuña

Thursday / April 22, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Claudia Acuña

 

Chilean singer/songwriter/arranger Claudia Acuña possesses one of the most beautiful and compelling voices in jazz and creative music.  While singing primarily in Spanish, her music crosses language barriers to communicate with power and deep feeling.

There will be a ticketed performance from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., Berklee students are welcomed into the venue for a jam session with Acuña. Ticket holders are allowed to stay for both events.

 

 

Admission: 
$10

Merrily James / Ramzy & The Newscasters / Margaret Glaspy

Friday / April 9, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Merrily James

Merrily James has performed for Linda Ronstadt and Smokey Robinson, and on Showtime at the Apollo. She has shared the stage with Bobby McFerrin, Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind, & Fire),  Don Was, and Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power). She was selected as the sole performer for Google's Grand Opening Celebration in 2008 and has been featured with the New York Songwriters Circle. 

Ramzy Suleiman is a pianist, vocalist, and songwriter who was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area with music born out of classic rhythm and blues, and motivated by extensive experience playing funk and jazz. Suleiman is groove-heavy, soulful, and intellectually organized by his training in jazz and is the rare type of performer that physically affects his audience with complex, jazz-infused songs written to challenge and to energize; to get down while thinking high; to shift your perceptions while you're shaking your hips. 

Admission: 
$8 GA, $5 Students

Adrien and the Fine Print

Thursday / April 1, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Adrien & The Fine Print

Adrien and the Fine Print are a five-piece band out of Boston's Back Bay with a rich sound and a sharp, intelligent focus on the craft of songwriting. Their songs come from the broad spectrum of youth, incorporating tales of wanderlust, dance halls and debutantes, lost love, unrequited love, and a desire for something you just can't quite put your finger on.

Also appearing: James Harris Moore, The Sand Dollar Four

Admission: 
$9

Leeny and Tamara

Saturday / April 24, 2010 / 11:30 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join award-winning children's music artists Leeny and Tamara for a rocking good time that will have the whole family learning, giggling, and singing along. They will be performing music from their CD, Sharing the Same Stars, and from the Parents' Choice Award winner, Be Nice, by Leeny and Steve. Their shows are interactive, high energy, and geared toward audience participation.

All children, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket for entry. Babies under 1 will be offered a complimentary ticket at the door, based on availability. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the venue and all sales are cash only at the door on the day of the show.

Admission: 
$8 Adults, $5 Children under 12

Leeny and Tamara

Saturday / April 24, 2010 / 10:00 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Leeny and Tamara

Join award-winning children's music artists Leeny and Tamara for a rocking good time that will have the whole family learning, giggling, and singing along. They will be performing music from their CD, Sharing the Same Stars, and from the Parents' Choice Award winner, Be Nice, by Leeny and Steve. Their shows are interactive, high energy, and geared toward audience participation.

All children, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket for entry. Babies under 1 will be offered a complimentary ticket at the door, based on availability. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the venue and all sales are cash only at the door on the day of the show.

Admission: 
$8 adults, $5 children under 12

Opera Boston Underground

Tuesday / April 6, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Opera Boston

Opera Boston presents a semi-staged production of Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, on Tuesday April 6, 2010, in another installment of the popular Opera Boston Underground cabaret series. Young singers who appear regularly with the company perform Leonard Bernstein's satiric, jazzy, one-act 1952 opera, directed by Opera Boston Artistic Associate Adrienne Boris. Graham Wright and Glorivy Arroyo star as Sam and Dinah, a desperately unhappy suburban married couple in their 30s. He is obsessed with work; she escapes into the world of the movies. Their communication breakdown takes place as a three-member chorus (Ishan Johnson, Nicole Rodin, Korland Simmons), described by Bernstein as "a Greek chorus born of radio commercials," sings about the joys of life in the suburbs in 1950s America. Bernstein claimed that in writing this opera, he sought to incorporate the American vernacular, both musical and lingual in both his score and his libretto.  

Admission: 
$10

Steve Oristaglio and Friends

Wednesday / April 14, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Steve Oristaglio and the Full Circle Band debut on the Boston music scene with a passion for playing rock 'n' roll, blues, and pop favorites. This exciting multi-talented band of Berklee musicians and tour professionals lights up the night with fresh sounds, driving beats, and the sultry vocals of guest star Maggie Seelig. Oristaglio and his band will also be performing with the opening acts, Chris Lax and Hillary Reynolds.

Admission: 
$10

Ensemble Showcase: Soul, Salsa, Afro-Pop, Chamber Music

Thursday / April 22, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
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 Kenwood Dennard, Bernardo Hernandez, Bob Pilkington, and Robin Ginenthal. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including soul, salsa, Afropop, and chamber.

1:00 p.m. Kenwood Dennard: Music of James Brown

2:15 p.m. Bernardo Hernandez: Latin, Salsa

3:30 p.m. Bob Pilkington: World, Afro-Pop Ensemble

6:30 p.m. Robin Ginenthal: Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble

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

Admission: 
Free

Joe Hunt Trio

Friday / April 2, 2010 / 1:15 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Joe Hunt has been a faculty member at Berklee for many years. He is teaching in the Berklee Percussion Department for this spring term. He is currently a faculty at New England Conservatory, where he teaches ensemble. Hunt was the drummer with George Russell sextet from 1960-62. He was with Stan Getz quartet from 1964-65, Gary Burton quartet from 1965-66, and with the Bill Evans trio from 1966-67. He's recorded and played with Jim Hall, Dave Baker, Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy, Bob Brookmeyer, Phil Woods, Gary McFarland, Herb Pomeroy, and many others. Hunt recently performed at the Tel- Aviv Jazz Festival with Don Friedman, Chuck Israels, and Gary Smulyan.

The Joe Hunt Trio has been together more than a year and plays regularly, every fourth Sunday evening at the Lily Pad in Cambridge. The trio is dedicated to interactive improvisation in the spirt of the early Bill Evans trios. Members of his trio are:

Terry Bernhard, pianist formerly with Eddie Gomez, Chet Baker, Al Foster, and Sonny Stitt

Bronek Suchanek, bassist, formerly with Don Cherry, Art Farmer, and Sir Roland Hanna

Admission: 

Saakumu Dance Troupe

Thursday / April 1, 2010 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Originally from the Upper West Region of Ghana, the Saakumu Dance Troupe features the 14-key xylophone gyil and the gourd drum kour. The award-winning troupe is one of the leading drum and dance groups in Ghana, West Africa. Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the group repertoire includes a range from spiritual, ceremonial, recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. Their music and dance is joyful, expressive, and highly participatory.

Admission: 

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