Concert

Joanne Brackeen

Monday / March 2, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Joanne Brackeen "Year of the Ox"
Piano Department professor Joanne Brackeen will present an exciting combination of standard and original music in a solo piano setting.

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Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / April 28, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra will feature music of current students and alumni.

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Project M

Tuesday / February 17, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Project M is a unique string quartet consisting of Rob Gourlay, Michael Manring, Grant Stinnett, and Jim Stinnett. Harmony, melody, dynamics, and finesse are normally not associated with multiple bass groups, but these guys will surprise and delight you. Dazzling technique, beautiful compositions, tasteful performance, and a host of sounds come from each player to form an impressive polyphony.

 

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Free

Jimmy Cobb

Tuesday / March 24, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Legendary jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb was born in Washington D.C. in 1929. A superb, mostly self-taught musician, Cobb is the elder statesman of all the incredible Miles Davis bands. Cobb's inspirational work with Miles, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderly spanned 1957 to 1963 and included the masterpiece Kind of Blue, the most popular jazz recording in history. He also played on Sketches of Spain, Someday My Prince Will Come, Porgy and Bess, and many other watershed Miles Davis recordings.

Cobb did his first recording with Earl Bostic and played extensively with Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, and Cannonball Adderly before joining Miles in 1957. He continued to work with Miles' rhythm section after 1963 as the Winton Kelly Trio, then worked with Sarah Vaughn for nine years.

Over the next 30 years, Cobb freelanced with great artists including Ron Carter, George Coleman, Ricky Ford, Dave Holland, Hank Jones, Fathead Newman, Nancy Wilson, and many, many others worldwide.

Cobb has played around the world from Newport to Monte Carlo, from Los Angeles to Japan. He has performed for Presidents Ford and Carter, the Shah of Iran, and many other dignitaries. In 2007 he released Cobb's Corner with his quartet (Roy Hargrove, Ronnie Mathews, Peter Washington).

He remains active not only in New York City, where he leads Jimmy Cobb's Mob, but on the international circuit.

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Bosphorus Night at the BPC Featuring Neal Smith Quintet and the Ralph Peterson Fo'tet

Wednesday / April 1, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Neal Smith Quintet and the Ralph Peterson Fo'tet play as part of Percussion Days 2009.

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Nancy Zeltsman Marimba Ensemble

Wednesday / April 1, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Nancy Zeltsman Marimba Ensemble performs as part of Percussion Days 2009.

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Dean Anderson Marimba Ensemble

Wednesday / April 1, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Dean Anderson Marimba Ensemble performs as part of Percussion Days 2009.

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Percussion Department Zildjian Awards

Thursday / April 2, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Percussion Department Zildjian Awards concert features winners Arturo Pena Lopez and Jun Young Song.

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R&B/Funk Guitar Night Showcase

Wednesday / April 15, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth presents a night of r&b/funk featuring some of the hottest student guitarists. The lineup includes Matthew Berger, Christian Hernandez, Randy Runyon, Dave Scher, and Nozomi Yamaguchi, who will lead their own groups in a program of original and classic grooves.

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Storytellers Spring '09

Wednesday / April 8, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Now in its 13th year, Storytellers showcases Berklee's premier singing and songwriting talent. This year's show features original songs ranging from rock to reggae, folk to country. 10 performers tell "the story behind the song," interpreting lyrics that are alternately deep, witty, confrontational, and laugh-out-loud funny.

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