Concert

The Loomers

Wednesday / February 18, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Loomers

Tom Simons—president/creative director of the independent, full-service marketing communications firm PARTNERS+simons—is a guitarist by avocation and a long-time Loomer. With Michael Cahill (drums, background vocals) who owns his own business, CK Environmental; PARTNERS+simons controller Jack Cavalier (bass guitar, background vocals); Everett Pendleton (electric guitar, harmony vocals); and Jon Svetkey (acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals), Simons continues to perform in the great tradition of corporate bands. The Loomers, whose latest album Tomorrow Today is available on iTunes, have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and twice been finalists in Fortune magazine's Corporate Battle of the Bands. For more information, visit loomers.com.

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Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Tuesday / February 17, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American string band musicians, hailing from the green hills of the North Carolina Piedmont to sunny Arizona, sharing the tradition of music as a culture and way of life. They bring their washboards, jugs, bones, and kazoos into the BPC for a homegrown night of fiddle and banjo music.

Admission: 
$10.00

The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra: My Favorite Hymns

Tuesday / February 24, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Jetro DaSilva will perform original arrangements of popular hymns. He will be joined by his quintet (Ron Mahdi, Ricardo Monzon, Bill Pierce, Ron Savage) and the Berklee String Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Friesen.

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Write of Spring: Jazz Composition Department Faculty Concert

Wednesday / February 25, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features original works of Jazz Composition Department faculty. Directed by Ken Pullig and Jackson Schultz.

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Writing Division Awards Concert

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

Elite writers in the writing majors present original works encompassing a wide variety of styles and ensembles. The performers are also among the best in the school.

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Heavy Rotation Records House Party

Tuesday / February 17, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St.
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Heavy Rotation Records (HRR) is proud to present the first concert at the brand-new House of Blues Boston on Tuesday, February 17. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

House of Blues is located at 15 Lansdowne Street in Boston. Free tickets are available in advance at the Music Business/Management Office, 22 The Fenway, Room F-4.

Learn more about the HRR House Party.

Admission: 
FREE

Fordham Wilkes

Tuesday / March 3, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Faculty New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series features some of Berklee’s most prestigious faculty. The coffeehouse has delicious lunch specials to compliment any style of music.

 

Admission: 
Free

Carolyn Wilkins

Tuesday / April 21, 2009 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Faculty New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series features some of Berklee’s most prestigious faculty. The coffeehouse will have some delicious lunch specials to compliment any style of music.

 

Admission: 
Free

Caribbean Jazz Showcase

Thursday / February 19, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Three student ensembles showcase the music of the Caribbean. The Bob Marley Ensemble, directed by Matt Jenson, the Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Ron Reid, and the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Ricardo Monzon, bring some welcome warm weather to midwinter Boston. Grammy-nominated trombonist and Berklee alumnus William Cepeda—who has created a music style titled Afro-Rican jazz and has worked with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Celia Cruz, and Eddie Palmieri—will be a special guest performer for the evening.

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Peter Buffett with Michael Kott / Gjergji Theka

Wednesday / February 25, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo courtesy of Michael Weintrob

Peter Buffett's Concert and Conversation is an entertaining and informative look into the life of a musician with a unique upbringing. As Warren Buffett's son, Peter's open discussion about the values he was taught, the lessons he learned, and their effect in shaping his career serve as a testament that life is never a straight road. No matter what your background, Buffett's take on "earning your own reward" will find resonance with your own life story. Buffett is an Emmy award-winner whose career spans over 28 years of success as a professional songwriter, composer, film scorer, producer, artist, performer, recording engineer, indie label owner, and music marketer. Peter scored the "Fire Dance" in the Oscar-winning film Dances with Wolves and performed at the film’s premiere. He composed the full score for 500 Nations, a CBS miniseries produced by Kevin Costner, as well as two songs on the soundtrack for The Scarlet Letter. Peter cochairs NoVo Foundation, a charitable nonprofit with over $1 billion in pledged funding by his father. For more information, visit myspace.com/peterbuffett.

Gjergji Theka, born in Tirana, Albania, is a guitarist and composer. A musician with a unique approach, Gjergji's sound is a synthesis of his interests in jazz, soul, pop, world, classical guitar, and interactive/electronic music styles. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Gjergji is a sought-after musician and music instructor in the Boston/New York areas. In addition to perfomance and composition, Gjergji is a software/web developer specializing in interactive music applications using open-source technologies.

Learn more about Executive Sessions at Cafe 939.

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at Berklee Performance Center box office

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