Concert

Piano Mondays: Vadim Neselovskyi

Monday / October 5, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Influence of Classical Music on Jazz and Pop: Developing Your Own Style. Vadim Neselovskyi, alumnus and visiting artist, will give a solo piano performance and clinic.

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Orpheus Looks Ahead

Thursday / November 5, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This student showcase will feature guitar-grounded songs in a variety of settings, presented by Abby Zocher and a student committee.

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Julien Kasper

Wednesday / October 14, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Julien Kasper performs original psychedelic jazz/rock with his trio consisting of Zac Casher on drums and Jesse Williams on bass.

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Ayal Tsubery Group

Wednesday / October 14, 2009 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bassist Ayal Tsubery will perform a mixture of original jazz and world music with his group.

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Bruce Gertz

Tuesday / October 27, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty bassist Bruce Gertz presents a concert.

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David Dyson

Monday / October 26, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bassist, songwriter, arranger and producer David Dyson presents a concert.

Born in Rapid City, South Dakota in 1965, David Dyson was brought to Washington, D.C. by his parents at an early age. Dyson played the baritone (euphonium) in school, but switched to electric bass after hearing recordings of Larry Graham and Louis Johnson. After witnessing David's participation in school, church, local top 40, R&B, funk, and go-go bands (along with numerous studio sessions with local gospel artists), his parents were convinced that his talent was worth nurturing and were supportive to Dyson's matriculation at Berklee College of Music, where he was able to absorb an array of musical flavors as well as perform in diverse musical situations. Upon graduation, he locked in the position of bassist with Polygram recording artist Walter Beasley.

In January 1989, Dyson was called to audition for Maurice Starr (producer of New Kids on the Block) and landed the gig. Eventually earning the position of musical director, Dyson helped to take their live show to an unprecedented pinnacle. In February 1992, he moved on to tour and/or record with a vast selection of artists, such as world renowned jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman, the r&b songwriter/singer/bassist and 1997 Down Beat Poll winner Meshell Ndegeocello, contemporary jazz pioneers Bob James and Pieces of a Dream, award-winning Japanese jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino, and South African artist Jonathan Butler, to name a few. In 1999, he joined trumpeter Tim Hagans and producer Bob Belden to write and record two CDs, both receiving Grammy nominations.

Dyson also performs as a solo artist with his band. In early 1999, he recorded his debut CD entitled Soulmates, which received worldwide critical acclaim. He then released his second effort, The Dawning, on his own label, Lohandfunk. His third CD, Unleashed! was released in late 2008.

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David Buda

Monday / October 26, 2009 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty bassist Daid Buda presents a concert.

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The Art of Spontaneous Composition—Rhiannon, Abraham, Alex, and Jetro

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

A completely improvised performance with Abraham Laboriel on electric basses, Alex Acuna on drum set and percussion, Jetro da Silva on acoustic piano, and Rhiannon on voice.

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Tom Appleman Plays the Beatles

Wednesday / September 30, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty bassist Tom Appleman will be joined by fellow faculty guitarist Joe Musella in a performance of the Beatles' Abbey Road album in its entirety.

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Eguie Castrillo and His Orchestra

Saturday / September 26, 2009 / 4:45 p.m.
Dunkin Donuts Stage
594 Columbus Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Eguie Castrillo

Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Eguie Castrillo first showed hints of musical ability playing a tiny organ in his parents' living room. Castrillo began playing the timbales at age 7, profoundly influenced by the music of the great bandleader and percussionist Tito Puente. These days, Castrillo is a high demand percussionist and an authority on the rhythms of the Caribbean countries Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.

When Castrillo's role model Tito Puente passed away in 2000, he decided to bring the mambo back with new touches. He put together an orchestra for the Latin Big Band concert at the Berklee Performance Center in November 2004. The orchestra played again at Berklee's Performance Center for a full house, doing a show called Latin Meets Jazz, and it also played at Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's Inaugural Ceremony to an audience of 10,000. 

 

See the full Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival schedule.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

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