Concert

Don Lappin / Scott Tarulli

Thursday / July 15, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

8:15 - Don Lappin: No Picks Allowed. A set of guitar-based instrumental rock.

9:15 - Scott Tarulli presents instrumental rock/fusion guitar.

Admission: 

Jordan Maley Quintet / Arturo Pena's Big Band

Tuesday / July 6, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

8:15 - The Jordan Maley Quintet comes to the BPC for the first time. They will present a set in tribute to John Coltrane's album, Ballads. The quintet has been playing together for more than a year.

9:15 - Arturo Pena will present his senior recital with a big band, including his and his friends' compositions and arrangements. They will play different styles of music, from jazz to world music.

Admission: 

Berklee World Jazz Nonet at DC Jazz Festival

Saturday / June 5, 2010 / 2:00 p.m.
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St., NW
Washington
DC
United States
20009
Berklee World Jazz Nonet

The Berklee World Jazz Nonet is a groundbreaking world jazz ensemble that employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet, in the service of creating great, improvised music.

It is also an intensive, rigorous course at Berklee College of Music, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter).

The members of the group come to the band from Canada, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Palestine, Puerto Rico, and the mainland U.S.

Berklee World Jazz Nonet

  • Ali Amr - qanun (similarities to Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer)
  • Grace Kelly - saxophones
  • Marcos Lopez - timbales, congas
  • Joseph Manzoli - electric guitar
  • Jonathan Nellen - tablas
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi - piano
  • Diego Joaquin Ramírez - drum set
  • Marina Satti - voice
  • Noam Wiesenberg - acoustic bass
  • Alain Mallet - director and road manager

 

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee World Jazz Nonet at DC Jazz Festival

Friday / June 4, 2010 / 5:00 p.m.
National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden
Constitution Avenue and 7th Street
Washington
DC
United States
20565
Berklee World Jazz Nonet

The Berklee World Jazz Nonet is a groundbreaking world jazz ensemble that employs instruments and grooves from many corners of the planet, in the service of creating great, improvised music.

It is also an intensive, rigorous course at Berklee College of Music, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter).

The members of the group come to the band from Canada, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Palestine, Puerto Rico, and the mainland U.S.

Berklee World Jazz Nonet

  • Ali Amr - qanun (similarities to Celtic harp and hammered dulcimer)
  • Grace Kelly - saxophones
  • Marcos Lopez - timbales, congas
  • Joseph Manzoli - electric guitar
  • Jonathan Nellen - tablas
  • Takeshi Ohbayashi - piano
  • Diego Joaquin Ramírez - drum set
  • Marina Satti - voice
  • Noam Wiesenberg - acoustic bass
  • Alain Mallet - director and road manager

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee World Strings

Wednesday / May 12, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566

Under the direction of Eugene Friesen, the Berklee World Strings present a special concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The performance is part of the seventh season of the Conservatory Project, the Kennedy Center's program showcasing students from America's finest music colleges and conservatories. Admission to the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater is free, and early arrival is encouraged.

The members of the Berklee World Strings are devoted to the art of ensemble playing and the development of new music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. Drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock and classical styles, the Berklee World Strings present exciting, original programs featuring the award-winning talent of Berklee's finest string players.

The group is conducted by cellist and Berklee associate professor Eugene Friesen. A graduate of the Yale School of Music where he studied with Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, Friesen is active internationally as a concert artist, composer, conductor, and teacher. In 1995, 2006, and 2008 he won Grammy Awards for musical contributions to three Paul Winter Consort albums. His passion for the responsive flow of improvisatory music has led him to work and record with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Will Ackerman, Joe Lovano, and Dream Theater. Learn more about the concert.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee World Strings

Tuesday / May 11, 2010 / 3:30 p.m.
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York
NY
United States
10025

Under the direction of Eugene Friesen, the Berklee World Strings present a special concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

The members of the Berklee World Strings are devoted to the art of ensemble playing and the development of new music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. Drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock and classical styles, the Berklee World Strings present exciting, original programs featuring the award-winning talent of Berklee's finest string players.

The group is conducted by cellist and Berklee associate professor Eugene Friesen. A graduate of the Yale School of Music where he studied with Brazilian cellist Aldo Parisot, Friesen is active internationally as a concert artist, composer, conductor, and teacher. In 1995, 2006, and 2008 he won Grammy Awards for musical contributions to three Paul Winter Consort albums. His passion for the responsive flow of improvisatory music has led him to work and record with such diverse artists as Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Betty Buckley, Will Ackerman, Joe Lovano, and Dream Theater. Learn more about the concert.

Admission: 
Free

Annette Philip Group

Monday / August 16, 2010 / 5:00 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Annette Philip Group

Annette Philip is an Indian vocalist, composer/arranger, recording artist, and choir conductor who thrives on experimenting with the human voice. In 2003, she cofounded Artistes Unlimited (AU) in New Delhi, a performing arts ensemble promoting collaboration among musicians in the city. With a vast, genre-spanning repertoire, AU is now India's largest and most diverse youth platform for musicians, with a rotating lineup of over 250 artists.

Philip was the 2009 Berklee recipient of the Sylvia Zunz Memorial Scholarship, awarded for her commitment to learning and performing music from the Great American Songbook tradition. She is currently recording and performing with her own jazz fusion ensemble, the Annette Philip Quintet, as well as the Boston-based vocal group Women of the World and the Makanda Project big band. A recent Berklee graduate, Philip is also an established recording artist, lending her voice to albums, jingles, and voiceovers in nine languages.

This concert is part of Courtyard Series: Berklee at the Regattabar.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Hailey Niswanger Quartet at Beaches International Jazz Festival

Sunday / July 25, 2010 / 12:30 p.m.
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Toronto
United States
M4E 2N9

Hailey Niswanger's accomplishments reach far beyond the borders of her home in Portland, Oregon and well beyond her years. The alto saxophonist has shared the stage with jazz greats Dee Dee Bridgewater, George Duke, George Garzone, Red Holloway, Terell Stafford, Phil Woods, James Moody, Steve Nelson, Christian McBride, McCoy Tyner, Maceo Parker, Wynton Marsalis, and Mark Whitfield, among others. Her own quartet has performed at the Portland Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, and other jazz venues around Portland.  In September 2009 she was selected as the new alto saxophonist for the internationally acclaimed big band the Either/Orchestra, occupying the chair previously held by Miguel Zenon and Jaleel Shaw, among others.  

Niswanger's June 2009 recording debut as a leader-the self-produced and self-released CD Confeddie-established her throughout North America. The album was reviewed in such leading jazz magazines as Jazz Times and Jazziz and inspired veteran jazz critic Nat Hentoff to profile her in the Wall Street JournalConfeddie appeared on the Jazz Week Top 50 chart 3 times and was among the top 100 jazz CDs in the country for two months. It features a rhythm section composed of fellow Berklee students Michael Palma on piano, Greg Chaplin on bass, and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums. 

Niswanger was a featured artist at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she won the festival's saxophone competition in 2008.

Niswanger's appearance is presented in collaboration with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), a unique focused area of study at the college designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. Danilo Perez serves as its artistic director. For more information, visit: http://www.berklee.edu/focused/global-jazz

 

 

Admission: 

Jeremy Messersmith / Kaiser Cartel / Vikesh Kapoor

Thursday / June 10, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jeremy Messersmith

To call Jeremy Messersmith a musician is half-truth: He's also a storyteller, who has carefully crafted a trilogy of songs that narrate life. His first full-length release, The Alcatraz Kid, is a moving collection of acoustic-driven lullabies with titles like "Novocain" and "Beautiful Children" that innocently question the purpose of things to come. The integrity of these delicate songs immediately struck a chord with critics and fans alike, and captured the attention of Semisonic's Dan Wilson, who offered to produce Messersmith's follow-up album, The Silver City

The Silver City was a natural progression in sound and reflection: the compositions grew fuller and more dynamic with a classic-pop feel inspired by the Beach Boys and Beatles, while the topics focused on midlife struggles with tracks like "Dead End Job" and "Miracles." Local and national attention soon followed with NPR and college stations around the country, followed by U.S. tours and sold-out shows in New York, Chicago, and Minneapolis.

Kaiser Cartel are the dynamic duo of Courtney Kaiser and Benjamin Cartel. Each previously leaders of their own indie bands, they met on March 4 four years ago and formed Kaiser Cartel when they joined forces to tour the country that summer. They self-released an EP (Double Standard) and toured throughout the U.S. and U.K. on their own before signing to bluhammock music late last year. March Forth, their debut album, was produced by Matt Hales (a.k.a. aqualung) and mixed by Matt and Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros), and is full of low-fi, harmony-heavy, bittersweet songs full of charm.

Vikesh Kapoor is based in the United States, has toured nationally, self-released a sold-out debut EP, and just released the Newspress Scare 7 (Good People) on February 9, 2010. Recently, he performed an original composition at Howard Zinn's memorial service, alongside speakers like Noam Chomsky. He is also currently nominated for the Boston Phoenix 2010 Best Music Awards in the Folk category.

Admission: 
$8

Three Out of Tenn Presents: Trent Dabbs / Andrew Belle / Andy Davis

Tuesday / June 22, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for this amazing night of music with three of the industries greatest singer/songwriters all of which have been featured on the acclaimed Ten Out of Tenn tour.

Admission: 
$10

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