Concert

Trevor Jude Smith

Tuesday / April 6, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Trevor Jude Smith

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series, the New Brew, featuring Trevor Jude Smith. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Carmen Spada / The Rajdulari Jazz Project

Wednesday / March 31, 2010 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Carmen Spada

Jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and Berklee graduate Carmen Spada '07 performs original music and arrangements. To honor his Italian roots, Spada also performs on the accordion, playing and singing the music of his heritage.

Born in Brampton, Ontario, Spada has been playing piano since age 7, after being introduced to it by his father. Spada was a recipient of the 2007 Herb Pomeroy Award in Jazz Composition, and had his music performed in the Best of Jazz Composition 1 concert as well as the Jazz Composition Cooperative Big Band concert. Nearing graduation in November 2007, Spada was chosen to have his music critiqued in a master class by Grammy Award–winner and visiting composer Maria Schneider. Her advice on and input into his original composition "Lullaby" resulted in its selection and inclusion on Berklee's Jazz Revelation Records's 2008 release, Common Ground.

Special guest: The Rajdulari Jazz Project

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Elise Hayes

Thursday / March 25, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series, the New Brew, featuring Elise Hayes. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Farin Hite

Thursday / April 15, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its hour-long lunchtime concert series the New Brew featuring: Farin Hite. Bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Storytellers 2010

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

Berklee's most talented pop/rock singers and songwriters reveal the stories behind the songs. Directed by Didi Stewart and Alizon Lissance.

Admission: 

Javier Flores and the Jazz Fest Student Quartet

Friday / March 12, 2010 / 12:15 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The non-profit organization Jazzfest Foundation aims to support, foment, and sponsor jazz education, as well as contribute to the attraction of new audiences. Through its program, Jazzfest, Seminario & Encuentro Internacional de Jazz, it is also committed to promote the ever-growing Mexican and Latin American jazz scene, bands and soloists, who hav contributed with performances and recordings to the growth of this art form.

The first Jazzfest Foundation's Ensemble consists of four talented young musicians from different parts of our country.

Juan Alejandro Saenz, one of the most active young drummers in the jazz scene in Mexico, began his musical education at age 5. He has been International Jazz Seminar's student for the last four editions, studying with Yoron Israel, Antonio Sanchez, and Vince Cherico, and to date has shared the stage with some of the most important musicians of the jazz scene in Mexico, such as Agustin Bernal, Rodrigo Castelán, Diego Maroto, Mark Aanderud, Pancho Lelo de Larrea, Luri Molina, Cristian Mendoza, and Gabriel Hernandez among others. He is currently a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

Oscar Gonzalez, started his double bass studies at the age of 15 and is a student at the DIM music school in Mexico city. He has participated as bassist of the Youth Orchestra of Tlalpan, Youth Orchestra of Mexico City. In the National Conference of Orchestras, he has been a student of Ophelia Stoll. He has participated in several editions of the International Jazz Seminar, and is a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

Ramon Gomez was born in Pachuca and began studying the guitar at an early age at the Escuela Superior de Música in México City. Heparticipated in three editions of the International Jazz Seminar, studying with masters such as Bruce Saunders, Eddie Gomez Bernardo Hernandez, Gilad Gekselman, Antonio Sanchez, and Rufus Reid, among others. He has performed with musicians such as Israel Cupich, Nicolas Santella, Luri Molina, and Cristian Mendoza. He he is currently a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

Dannah Garay is a young Mexican singer with a style attached to the roots of jazz, swing, bossa, and soul. Garay has participated in the last three editions of the International Jazz Seminar, studying with Iraida Noriega, Oscar Stagnaro, Enrique Nery, Matt Marvuglio, and Bernardo Hernandez. Garay has performed with Enrique Nery, Tyler Mitchell, Oscar Stagnaro, Roberto Arballo "Betuco" Victor Patron, Tino Contreras, Cristian Mendoza, and Roberto Aymes, among others. In '08 and '09, Garay participated as vocalist of the International Jazz Seminar's Big Band under the direction of Bernardo Hernandez and Rufus Reid respectively, and is a Jazzfest Foundation fellow.

 

 

 

Admission: 

Chasing Blue

Thursday / March 11, 2010 / 12:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Chasing Blue

Members of Chasing Blue met in a Berklee College of Music bluegrass ensemble in the fall of 2008. Playing a mix of original and traditional material with unique arrangements, Chasing Blue's hard-driving style and strong lyrical themes define the group. 

Chasing Blue has played venues including the Cantab Lounge and the Showcase Stage at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, and showcased at the 2009 IBMA's, Nashville. The band has also been a main stage artist for the stART on the Street festival in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Admission: 
Free

The Whiskey Boys

Tuesday / March 9, 2010 / 12:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents its lunch-time concert series "The New Brew" featuring: Chasing Blue. Please join us from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Feel free to bring your lunch or indulge your palate with coffeehouse fare.

Admission: 
Free

Deafened By Love with Red Square unplugged

Wednesday / March 24, 2010 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Deafened By Love is an indie rock band from Western Massachusetts playing all original music with a unique blend of punk, surf, and roots rock influences. Their sound is defined by the sultry vocals of lead singer/guitarist Judy Eddy along with the lush tones of guitarist John Prusinski, held together by the creative bass playing of Scott Marks and the inventive drumming of Brian Chebatoris.

 

 

Admission: 
$10 General Admission; Free with Student ID

Percussion Unlimited

Friday / April 2, 2010 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature the Berklee Beginning Percussion Ensemble, directed by Richard Flanagan, and the Berklee Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dean Anderson. The Percussion Department's top total percussion principals will perform some of today's most contemporary percussion ensemble literature. These all-percussion works will include composers such as Steve Reich, William Albright, Carlos Tort, Till Meyn Michael Udow, and Victor Mendoza.

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