Igmar Thomas and the Cypher combine the sophistication of jazz with the culture of the new hip-hop generation. What sets them apart from other bands is their emphasis on improvisation—a common feature of both jazz and hip-hop. Though the songs are arranged to follow a certain form, Thomas encourages the musicians to bring their own inflections and independence to each piece.
Cedric Hanriot, a musician, composer, arranger, educator, and actor, played and toured with funk/acid jazz band Notorious, performing about 400 concerts throughout Europe and recording the album Funky Way of Life in 1998. After this great and intense experience, Hanriot went on to play and record with many projects as a leader and sideman/accompanist in musical styles as varied as jazz, salsa, funk, pop, electro, and groove.
$7 Adult G.A. Student Discount Available at Berklee Performance Center
Horace Silver’s music spans a spectrum of jazz genres from hard bop to serene ballads. Some compositions have complex harmonic material and others "down home" chords content. This student ensemble will perform Silver’s pieces under the direction of faculty trumpeter Paul Fontaine.
The Click Five: Four of the five original members attended Berklee and participated in many other rock bands before coming together to form the Click, which later became the Click Five. While the Click Five may be “old souls,” there’s a brand-new member: 21-year-old singer/guitarist Kyle Patrick, who, like the rest of the band, attended Berklee. Their second album Modern Minds and Pastimes features the single “Jenny,” which meshes musical buoyancy with melancholy sentiment.
Beautiful Lies: Boston-based alternative pop-rock band with an eclectic sound and performance.
Student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office.
$15 adult general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office.
* Sign ups start at 7:30 p.m. on the cafe side
* Show starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m.
* 20 slots available
* First-come, first-served and first to play
* Performance slots are open to the public as well as the Berklee community
* 10-minute/2-song max
* Unplugged sets only (no drums; light percussion is okay)
* Piano & mics provided
* All styles welcome
* Free admission, limited capacity