Concert

Steve Oristaglio and Friends

Wednesday / April 14, 2010 / 7:00 pm
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 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 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 pm
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 pm
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: 

Battle of the Bands

Thursday / March 25, 2010 / 9:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115


 

Admission: 
$2 at door

Natalie Smith

Thursday / April 8, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Natalie Smith

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

Admission: 
Free

Joca Perpignan

Friday / April 2, 2010 / 1:15 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Joca Perpignan performs as part of Percussion Days.

Admission: 

Gary Burton's Arrival: Celebrating 50 Years

Thursday / April 8, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Gary Burton

Since arriving as a student at Berklee in 1960, Gary Burton has led groups that have defined the state-of-the-art of jazz for five decades, while forming lasting relationships and receiving six Grammys. In this performance, Burton joins bandmates from his seminal groups. Artists include the members of his first Berklee band, Mick Goodrick, Abe Laboriel, and Harry Blazer; John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, Donny McCaslin, Jim Odgren, Makoto Ozone, and Tiger Okoshi; and his Next Generation Band with Julian Lage, Vadim Neselovskyi, Luques Curtis, and James Williams. Learn more about the event.

Admission: 
$35, $25, reserved seating

Berklee Jazz: The John Baboian Quartet

Monday / April 12, 2010 / 7:30 pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
John Baboian

The John Baboian Quartet is made up of John Baboian, guitar; Daniel Ian Smith, woodwinds; Bruce Gertz, bass; and Larry Finn, drums. All longtime professors at Berklee, their music consists of original compositions and original arrangements of jazz standards.

Admission: 
$15

24th International Folk Music Festival

Thursday / March 25, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hear the familiar strains of love, loss, triumph, sorrow, and joy in a dozen new ways as Berklee students perform music from around the world. Learn more about the concert.

Admission: 
$15, $10, reserved seating

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