Concert

Katie Thiroux

Friday / April 10, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

Once a month, Berklee student performers with innovative original music representing a wide range of styles perform in the State Street Corporation Lobby at the ICA. The Water Café by Wolfgang Puck serves refreshments. Bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux from Los Angeles, California, finished her first year at Berklee and is the recipient of the Phil Ramone Presidential Scholarship. She performed at the 2004 and 2005 IAJE conferences as both a bassist and vocalist. For four years in a row, Thiroux was selected to be a member of the elite Gibson/Baldwin Grammy National Honor Jazz Ensemble. She has also received fellowships to the prestigious Brubeck Institute Summer Jazz Colony, and the Vail Jazz Festival. In 2005 she was awarded the Los Angeles Jazz Socitey's "Shelly Manne New Talent Award" and also received the Down Beat magazine Student Music Award for Outstanding Vocal Performance and Outstanding bassist in 2006. Most recently Katie performed at the 50th Monterey Jazz Festival with the Berklee Monterey Quartet in September 2007.

Admission: 
Free with museum admission

Aryn Michelle <em>Lockless Heart</em> CD Release Party

Thursday / May 7, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Aryn Michelle celebrates the release of her CD Lockless Heart with Katelyn Clampett and Dylan Galvin. Many listeners have described her style as alternative pop/rock with a flavor of country and a pinch of jazz.

Michelle, a native of Texas, began writing music at the age of 15 and now she just can’t stop. She’s thus far written, coproduced, and released seven indie demos of her own original material. She is a versatile singer/songwriter who writes all her own material, sings, and plays the piano and guitar.

After graduating from college in 2006, she took a year to work for AmeriCorps and focus on playing in venues, clubs, and festivals around Austin, Texas. She is currently pursuing a certificate from Berklee with an emphasis on songwriting while she performs around town with her Boston-based band.

At Berklee she has received the Scott Benson Award for songwriting, and has been selected to perform in several showcases. In 2008, ISSA chose Michelle as a finalist in the categories of Singer/Songwriter of the Year and Best New Artist. In May 2009 she will release her first professional album, which was produced by Phillip Ferrell.

Admission: 
$8, general admission

The Matt Glaser Quartet

Monday / May 4, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472

The inaugural Berklee jazz series was so successful that Berklee and the Arsenal Center for the Arts are presenting a new series for the winter and spring. The Matt Glaser Quartet includes Sonny Barbato (jazz accordion), John Baboian (guitar), Dave Hollender (bass), and Matt Glaser (violin). [details]

Admission: 
$15, $10 for students

CWP Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / October 27, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Contemporary Writing and Production Department faculty concert

Admission: 

Liz Longley

Thursday / May 21, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566
Liz Longley and her band

One of the college's finest songwriters brings her band to perform as part of the Conservatory Project, the Kennedy's Center's showcase for the nation's top music colleges and conservatories. Grammy winner John Mayer describes her music as "gorgeous . . . just gorgeous!"

Admission: 
Free admission

Phil Wilson Presents the Berklee Rainbow Band: A Lifetime Celebration

Thursday / August 6, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Phil Wilson presents the Berklee Rainbow Band featuring vocalist Aubrey Logan. Great, classic music from the history of jazz.

Admission: 

Casimir Liberski

Thursday / June 18, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Casimir Liberski

Jazz fans will get a glimpse of the next generation when Casimir Liberski performs at Kendall Square. The gifted young pianist and composer from Belgium, who begins his studies at Berklee in September, taught himself how to play the piano and by the age of 5, was playing jazz, blues, and pop tunes. His first major influences were Thelonious Monk, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, and Nino Rota. Liberski founded his first trio when he was about 12 and performed at jazz festivals and other venues in Belgium and France.

Liberski has studied with Ornette Coleman, Brad Melhdau, and Masabumi Kikuchi. He has performed or jammed with musicians such as Denardo Coleman, Charnett Moffett, Greg Osby, and Larry Grenadier. He has composed music for three films and has made three studio recordings—featuring his original music—with his Liberski Trio.

Admission: 
Free

Neara Russell

Thursday / July 9, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

Student composer, pianist, and vocalist Neara Russell has been winning awards for her original rock songs since she started writing them while growing up in Wisconsin. She was 17 when she arrived at Berklee as a full-ride Presidential Scholar. Her Kendall Square performance features an intimate setting in which to get familiar with an innovative new voice in rock music.

Russell, who is from Spring Green, Wisconsin, was homeschooled but participated in local bands and choirs. She found her way into the Wisconsin School Music Association and competed at state music festivals, placing first for solo performances in piano, voice, bass clarinet, and xylophone. Her first-ever composition won Best Vocal Solo in a statewide writing contest, the first of many for her original song cycles and and rock music.

In 2006, Russell was invited to perform her original work "Lemonade Pie" on the weekly National Public Radio program From the Top. She was also asked to write and and perform a country tune about her birth, which she named "Born in a Pickup Truck." As an honoree of the From the Top's Young Composer Project, she was granted a mentoring session with Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano, and was made a cultural leader and role model for the arts, performing and discussing composition for schoolchildren in New York, Boston, and Wisconsin.

Russell's vision is "to create art that is sophisticated and fun, intelligent while universally accessible, with unique imagination in every aspect."

She recently released a debut CD with original art songs, Food for the Gods, recorded with soprano Wendy Rowe.

Admission: 
Free

Neara Russell

Friday / May 22, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Neara Russell

Student composer, pianist, and vocalist Neara Russell has been winning awards for her original rock songs since she started writing them while growing up in Wisconsin. She was 17 when she arrived at Berklee as a full-ride Presidential Scholar. Her ICA performance features an intimate setting in which to get familiar with an innovative new voice in rock music.

Russell, who is from Spring Green, Wisconsin, was homeschooled but participated in local bands and choirs. She found her way into the Wisconsin School Music Association and competed at state music festivals, placing first for solo performances in piano, voice, bass clarinet, and xylophone. Her first-ever composition won Best Vocal Solo in a statewide writing contest, the first of many for her original song cycles and and rock music.

In 2006, Russell was invited to perform her original work "Lemonade Pie" on the weekly National Public Radio program From the Top. She was also asked to write and and perform a country tune about her birth, which she named "Born in a Pickup Truck." As an honoree of the From the Top's Young Composer Project, she was granted a mentoring session with Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano, and was made a cultural leader and role model for the arts, performing and discussing composition for schoolchildren in New York, Boston, and Wisconsin.

Russell's vision is "to create art that is sophisticated and fun, intelligent while universally accessible, with unique imagination in every aspect."

She recently released a debut CD with original art songs, Food for the Gods, recorded with soprano Wendy Rowe.

Once a month, Berklee student performers with innovative original music representing a wide range of styles perform in the State Street Corporation Lobby at the ICA. The Water Café by Wolfgang Puck serves refreshments.

 

Admission: 
Free with museum admission

Neara Russell

Thursday / July 9, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Neara Russell

Student composer, pianist, and vocalist Neara Russell has been winning awards for her original rock songs since she started writing them while growing up in Wisconsin. She was 17 when she arrived at Berklee as a full-ride Presidential Scholar. Her ICA performance features an intimate setting in which to get familiar with an innovative new voice in rock music.

Russell, who is from Spring Green, Wisconsin, was homeschooled but participated in local bands and choirs. She found her way into the Wisconsin School Music Association and competed at state music festivals, placing first for solo performances in piano, voice, bass clarinet, and xylophone. Her first-ever composition won Best Vocal Solo in a statewide writing contest, the first of many for her original song cycles and and rock music.

In 2006, Russell was invited to perform her original work "Lemonade Pie" on the weekly National Public Radio program From the Top. She was also asked to write and and perform a country tune about her birth, which she named "Born in a Pickup Truck." As an honoree of the From the Top's Young Composer Project, she was granted a mentoring session with Academy Award-winning composer John Corigliano, and was made a cultural leader and role model for the arts, performing and discussing composition for schoolchildren in New York, Boston, and Wisconsin.

Russell's vision is "to create art that is sophisticated and fun, intelligent while universally accessible, with unique imagination in every aspect."

She recently released a debut CD with original art songs, Food for the Gods, recorded with soprano Wendy Rowe.

Admission: 
Free

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