Concert

Monday Night Faculty Jazz Series: Marc Rossi Group

Monday / January 11, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Marc Rossi

Marc Rossi and his group, along with specially invited guests, deliver unique, uplifting, exuberant music that includes surprise twists, arching melodies, and vibrant polyrhythms, drawing on Rossi's influences from jazz masters, world music, Indian music, and much more.

The group—Bill Urmson, bass; Lance Van Lenten, saxophones; and Mauricio Zottarelli, drums—will perform music from their critically acclaimed 2008 release  Hidden Mandala and from their new album due in early 2010, Jazz Impressions of a Kriti. In this evening's performance, Rossi will be joined by special guest Geetha Ramanathan Bennett. Bennett sang on Hidden Mandala, where her Carnatic improvisations and melodic enhancement of Rossi's jazz and Indian-influenced compositions led one critic to describe the results as "truly global fusion." She has performed with famed Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu and his world music ensemble, as well as with guitarist Andy Summers of the Police.

Admission: 
$15, $10 for students with ID

Singer's Night

Tuesday / March 30, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Vocal students from semesters one through eight will sing an array of vocal styles.

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Yuki Shibata

Tuesday / March 23, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz pianist Yuki Shibata, a 2009 Berklee graduate, leads a group performing her originals.

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Jim Benoit Percussion Recital

Wednesday / March 24, 2010 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jim Benoit, percussionist and vibraphonist, will give a one-hour recital featuring a wide variety of music from solo classical and contemporary pieces to a septet performance by the Waitiki 7.

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Anat Cohen at the Berklee Performance Center on New Year’s Eve

Thursday / December 31, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and WGBH 89.7 present Anat Cohen at the Berklee Performance Center on New Year's Eve, Thursday, December 31, kicking off NPR's annual worldwide broadcast Toast of the Nation. The concert is a centerpiece of this year's First Night Boston festival.

Entrancing audiences on both clarinet and saxophone, Berklee alumna Cohen is one of jazz's brightest young stars. She recently completed a week-long engagement at the legendary Village Vanguard in New York, and was named Clarinetist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. Her quartet features Jason Lindner on piano, Joe Martin on bass, and Daniel Freedman on drums.

Admission is $18 by purchase of a First Night button. Cohen performs two sets: 8:00 p.m. (WGBH 89.7 broadcast), and 9:30 p.m. Virtuoso jazz violinist Ben Powell performs the first set of the evening at 6:30 p.m.  Each of the three performances will be seated separately. The Berklee Performance Center is located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Please call 617 747-2261 for more information.

New Year's Eve 2009 marks the sixth consecutive year that Berklee, WGBH 89.7, and NPR have collaborated to kick-off the live holiday special Toast of the Nation. Heard on more than 200 NPR affiliate stations and NPR Worldwide, Toast of the Nation begins in Boston and will move across the country, with live celebrations from John Pizzarelli in Washington, D.C., the Bad Plus in New York, Irvin Mayfield Quintet in Minneapolis, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in Los Angeles.

For a full schedule of performances, and to find local participating NPR stations, visit wbgo.org/toast. Hosted by Eric Jackson of WGBH's Eric in the Evening, the concert can be heard locally on WGBH 89.7 FMToast of the Nation is produced for NPR by WBGO-FM, Newark; WGBH Radio produces the Boston portion of the broadcast.

The Hynes Auditorium Garage will provide a $7 discounted parking rate if the garage's ticket is presented with BPC parking validation stamp after the concert. The Hynes Auditorium Garage is located at 50 Dalton Street, Boston. The discounted rate applies to cars entering the garage after 5:00 p.m.

Learn more about Anat Cohen and the concert.

 

Admission: 
$18 by purchase of a First Night button

New Piano Music

Monday / February 1, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert of students' piano compositions performed by student pianists.

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Tom Kain Double Trio

Monday / April 12, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come join Tom Kain as he leads two keyboard trios (Piano and B-3 Organ) and special guests through various jazz favorites. Among others, the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Tower of Power, George Shearing, and Chick Corea will be on the bill.

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Spring Winds

Thursday / April 1, 2010 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Flute Choir, the Spring Winds Ensemble, and outstanding flute soloists will present a global music potpourri under the direction of professor Wendy Rolfe.

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Composition Student Awards Concert

Thursday / March 25, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Original chamber music compositions will be featured by three selected Berklee student composers.

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Danny Mo's Family Reunion 2010

Wednesday / March 10, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This annual event celebrates the gift of music and features the 2010 Wes Wehmiller Scholarship recipient, along with the Danny Mo All-Stars.

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