Concert

Best of Berklee Songwriters Club

Thursday / February 4, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 

Stambandet

Thursday / January 28, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An accomplished vocal-band presenting the best of traditional Nordic vocal music with a contemporary edge. Led by Berklee faculty member Allen LeVines, all language barriers are transcended by the unique sounds and rhythms of the group's music. Says Guy Van Duser of Rounder Records: " ...the singers' voices are pure and clear, and the songs are of a folk tradition that sounds fresh and new to American ears." 

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Terri Lyne Carrington

Tuesday / January 19, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston
MA
United States
02134
Terri Lyne Carrington

This series continues with acclaimed drummer, composer, producer, clinician, and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington. After an extensive touring career of more than 20 years with luminaries Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, Dianne Reeves, and more, she recently returned to her hometown of Medford, Massachusetts, and was appointed professor at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music. Carrington also received an honorary doctorate from Berklee in 2003.

After studying under full scholarship at Berklee, with the encouragement of her mentor, Jack DeJohnette, Carrington moved to New York in 1983. For five years she was a much in-demand musician, working with James Moody, Lester Bowie, Pharoah Sanders, and others. In the late '80s she relocated to Los Angeles, where she gained recognition on late night TV as the house drummer for The Arsenio Hall Show, then again in the late '90s as the drummer on the Quincy Jones late night TV show Vibe, hosted by Sinbad.

In 1989, Carrington released a Grammy-nominated debut CD, Real Life Story,  featuring Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, Patrice Rushen, Gerald Albright, John Scofield, Robert Irving III, Greg Osby, Don Alias, and Hiram Bullock. Other solo CDs include 2002’s Jazz Is a Spirit, featuring Herbie Hancock, Gary Thomas, Wallace Roney, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Eubanks, and Bob Hurst, and 2004's Structure, a cooperative group that features Adam Rogers, Jimmy Haslip, and Greg Osby. Both CDs were released on the Europe-based ACT Music label and enjoyed considerable media attention and critical acclaim in the European and Japanese markets.

Her production collaborations with such artists as Gino Vannelli, Peabo Bryson, Dianne Reeves, Siedah Garrett, and Marilyn Scott have produced notable works as well, including a special song commissioned by the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games, "Always Reach for Your Dreams" (featuring Peabo Bryson), and her production of the Dianne Reeves Grammy-nominated
CD That Day, which hovered at the top of the music charts for many months.

Carrington has played on many recordings throughout the '80s and '90s to today. Notable examples of her work include Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning CD Gershwin's World, where she played alongside Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. She has toured with each of Hancock's musical configurations (from electric to acoustic) over the last 10 years and is featured on his Future2Future DVD.

The 2009/2010 series Berklee Artists Series at Scullers will include Greg Osby; Donna McElroy; Marc Rossi; Gabrielle Goodman; Six Guitar Brothers: David Fiuczynski, David Gilmore, David Thomas, James Peterson, Thaddeus Hogath, Bill Banfield, and George Russell Jr.; Lenny Stallworth; Stan Strickl; and Kenwood Dennard.

The concert series is arranged by Fred Taylor, Scullers' artistic director, and produced by Bill Banfield, professor of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
$18, $10 with Student ID

Bryan Adams—Bare Bones Tour

Friday / April 23, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bryan Adams

For nearly 30 years Bryan Adams has been entertaining and electrifying audiences around the world. He now brings his very special acoustic performance, the Bare Bones Tour, to Boston, live at the BPC.

Admission: 
$49.50, $39.50

Lionel Loueke

Tuesday / February 9, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Lionel Loueke is a Berklee alumnus who grew up in Benin, West Africa. His new album, Karibu, combines West African roots traditions with jazz. Loueke also appears on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters. Learn more about the Roots and Reason series.

This year's Africana Studies Music Programming celebrates the richness of America’s roots music traditions. The roots music artist is the chronicler of the ongoing story of America, told through song. Roots music is the intermingling of cross-cultural influences. Johnny Cash once said, "Every successful country singer I know has a humble background. . . and the colored blues has been a part of their musical heritage. Every one of them bar none. Elvis will tell you himself that where he got his style is from colored blues singers." From this fusion and sharing of American cultures came spirituals, blues, gospel, folk, country, and bluegrass—the roots of all American popular music.

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The Art Music of Black Composers: Spirituals

Tuesday / February 16, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee faculty and staff perform concert spirituals of black composers. Learn more about the Roots and Reason series.

This year's Africana Studies music programming celebrates the richness of America’s roots music traditions. The roots music artist is the chronicler of the ongoing story of America, told through song. Roots music is the intermingling of cross-cultural influences. Johnny Cash once said, "Every successful country singer I know has a humble background. . . and the colored blues has been a part of their musical heritage. Every one of them bar none. Elvis will tell you himself that where he got his style is from colored blues singers."

From this fusion and sharing of American cultures came spirituals, blues, gospel, folk, country, and bluegrass—the roots of all American popular music.

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Victor Mendoza: Spain Again!

Monday / January 25, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Victor Mendoza, percussion faculty, presents new works.

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Derico Watson

Tuesday / February 2, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This Sabian residency features visiting artist Derico Watson.

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Sara Pagiaro Recital

Thursday / February 4, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist Sara Pagiaro leads this recital.

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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

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