Concert

Ensemble Showcase: Jazz, Funk, Rock, Soul, R&B

Tuesday / April 20, 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 Dan Moretti, David Fiuczynski, and Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz, funk, rock, soul, and r&b.

1:00 p.m. Dan Moretti: Music of the Crusaders

2:15 p.m. David Fiuczynski: Mahavishnu, Return to Forever

4:00 p.m. Larry Watson: Foundations of Soul

5:00 p.m. Larry Watson: Motown

6:00 p.m. Larry Watson: Remembering Eva Cassidy, Phyllis Hyman, Curtis Mayfield and Teddy Pendergrass

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 
Free

Horse Feathers

Friday / April 30, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Horse Feathers

Born and raised in Idaho, Justin Ringle has a natural affinity with the West. Its space, beauty, and nonconformity seem to be reflected in the music of his band, Horse Feathers. In Ringle's hands, the literal meaning of this expression comes to life: two things that can't possibly exist together are spun into a gossamer delicacy of music shot through with lyrical weight. The band's most recent album, Thistled Spring, is an album of rebirth.

Admission: 
$10 general admission, $8 with college ID

Jason Reeves / Graham Colton / Lady Danville

Friday / April 23, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jason Reeves

From the uplifting opening track "Someone Somewhere" through reflective closer "The End," singer/songwriter Jason Reeves's forthcoming album The Magnificent Adventures of Heartache (and Other Frightening Tales) takes listeners on a contemplative journey of love, hope, heartbreak, and renewal. Originally available only online and at his shows, the album's beauty and raw honesty connected with listeners and earned a Top Folk Album of 2007 distinction from iTunes, which also named Reeves a Top Indie Singer/Songwriter of that year. Now signed to Warner Bros. Records, which will distribute his album widely for the first time, Reeves continues his own story—with an outlook on life and music as pure as it ever was.

Stepping into his own in order to connect to his heart and artistic vision, Graham Colton has emerged with a stunning collection of pop-rock melodies, lyrics and emotions in 12 tracks that swing between love and heartbreak, trials and relief.

Also appearing: Lady Danville.

Admission: 
$12 general admission, $10 with college ID

Rhythms and Frequencies: CWP Student Concert

Tuesday / March 23, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The contemporary writing and production student concert features some of the best CWP students and their dynamic songs and arrangements in an exciting mix of electrifying music. On March 23, CWP majors will showcase, along with a dynamite student band, pieces from David Bawiec, Matthew Decker, Nicky Egan, Gisela Fulla Silvestre, Oren Hartov,  Chun Heejin, Bruno Hermes Valverde Juarez, Tyler Hindsley, Jamie LaPine, Jonathan Pitcher, and Quinn Carson, in a wide range of styles.

Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of CWP, and Dave Howard, associate professor, are the directors of the show. This is a concert that you don’t want to miss!

Admission: 

Freezepop

Saturday / March 27, 2010 / 4:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Freezepop has always been something of an oxymoron: embraced by both hipsters and nerds, serious about irony, and retro-futuristic. A synth band in a guitar video game, singing pop songs about rock. And it all somehow makes sense when you listen to the music.

Formed in Boston in the summer of 1999, Freezepop released two homemade EPs and started a DIY machine that would become one of their trademarks. Their debut album, 2000's Freezepop Forever, was released domestically on their own label, Archenemy, as well as licensed in Europe by the Spanish indiepop label Elefant. Several more EPs followed, and in 2004, Freezepop put out their sophomore album, Fancy Ultra•Fresh. After nearly eight years of self-releasing their CDs, they partnered with Rykodisc/Cordless Recordings for their most recent album, Future Future Future Perfect. Their single "Less Talk More Rokk" was the iTunes #4 dance/electronic song of 2007, and the band swept the 2008 Boston Phoenix/WFNX Best Music Poll, winning the local categories of Best Band, Best Live Act, and Best Album.

Admission: 
$10

String Department Open Lesson

Thursday / March 11, 2010 / 12:15 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Come hear the wide variety of music going on in Berklee's String Department. String students will perform in an open lesson setting. Department chair Melissa Howe will be joined by faculty member Mimi Rabson.

Admission: 

Aqualung

Tuesday / May 11, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Aqualung

Aqualung's Magnetic North is a glorious celebration of smart pop music. Led by Matt Hales's exquisite keyboard-based melodies, the album's 12 songs revel in impossibly upbeat joy.

Admission: 
$12

Sam and Ruby / Liz Longley

Wednesday / April 28, 2010 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Sam and Ruby

Sam and Ruby's The Here and The Now showcases arrangements that are beautifully understated, relying on acoustic and electric guitars, brushes of percussion, the occasional string section, and, above all, those two intertwining voices.

Award winning singer-songwriter, Liz Longley, will open in what will be an amazing night of music.

Admission: 
$10, $8 students, general admission

Meagan Hickman

Tuesday / April 27, 2010 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Meagan Hickman

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

Admission: 

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

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