Concert

Invisible Inc.

Thursday / September 4, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Invisible Inc. has been a long time coming. Using an innovative combination of live horns, laptop looping, emceeing, talk box, and more, Invisible Inc. brings hip-hop and jazz together. The boundary-bending band formed with the 2007 release of their self-titled CD. Their album, selected as a "staff pick" at the legendary Amoeba Music on San Francisco's Haight Street has been turning ears out. Fans can also purchase the CD at Virgin Record stores, Rasputin Records, and online at CDBaby.com. Working with gospel sensation Passion, DJ Funklor, jazz great Bennett Paster, and others, Invisible Inc. combines a solid studio effort with a big, fat live show that packs both a musical and visual punch.

Lead emcee George Watsky, a National Poetry Slam champion and veteran of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO, has opened for Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Matisyahu, Lyfe Jennings, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Franti, and Meshell Ndegeocello.

Watsky delivers razor-sharp wordplay, intellectually hip humor, and an electrifying stage presence together with the ocassional harmonica solo. Beatmaker, trumpeter, keyboard player, and emcee Max Miller-Loran is a Berklee-trained musician and a veteran of the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He was a member of the prestigious Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco and composed a tune on their debut release, LJYE Live at Yoshi's.

Miller-Loran has performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Rasselas Jazz Club, and the world-famous Yoshi's jazz Club. His solos have been featured on the Bay Area's jazz station, 99.1 KCSM.

Producer, beatsmith, flutist, bass player, and talk box master Daniel Riera received a merit scholarship to attend Berklee, where he was selected into the competitive music synthesis program. As a composer and performer his work has been featured at the San Francisco Jazz Festival and the San Jose Jazz Festival. He was named a Young Jazz Composer by the Association of Songwriters, Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation in 2004 in a juried national competition. Fluent in jazz, Latin jazz, hip-hop, and classical music, Riera was an original member of the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco. As a flutist, he performed on their critically acclaimed 2006 release LJYE Live at Yoshi's. He contributed two compositions to the CD, which was recorded live at the internationally renowned jazz club.

Admission: 
$7 general admission

Eleonora Bianchini

Wednesday / August 20, 2008 / 5:30 p.m.
Regattabar Courtyard Series
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Eleonora Bianchini

Originally from Perugia, Italy, Eleonora Bianchini is a young singer whose voice creates a warm and charming atmosphere. She is inspired by many Brazilian and Latin American artists, including Rosa Passos, Caetano Veloso, Mayte Martin, and Eva Ayllón. Bianchini has collaborated with artists and Berklee faculty members such as Oscar Stagnaro, Leo Blanco, and Dan Moretti, and has recorded with Danilo Perez's big band project. She is currently the lead vocalist of Peru Mestizo Project with bandleader Oscar Stagnaro, and recently recorded a project that features her own compositions in different South American styles, with lyrics in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Mid Atlantic (formally the Bleedin' Bleedins)

Thursday / September 18, 2008 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

The Adam Lasher Band

Tuesday / August 19, 2008 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Adam Lasher Band is a Boston-based rock group that was formed in the summer of 2007. The bandleader and guitarist/songwriter Adam Lasher, of Northern California, and the soulful groove/rock quintet has been performing throughout New England's hippest venues, creating a buzz with their fresh interpretations of classic and contemporary rock, blues, and soul.

Admission: 
Free

Joe Stump

Monday / August 18, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Joe Stump performs original heavy metal music.

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Singers Night

Tuesday / November 18, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Voice students from first to eighth semester are selected to perform an array of rock, r&b, gospel, folk, and original compositions under the direction of faculty member Joey Blake and the Singers Night Team.

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The Bridgebuilders/The Parkington Sisiters

Thursday / August 21, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fusing traditional Celtic sound and bluesy acoustic folk, the music of the Bridgebuilders is a perfect example of how a dedicated group of friends can collaborate to create great sound.

The Parkington Sisters grew up in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on that sand dune called Cape Cod. With infectious spirits and sparkling musicianship, the sisters win the hearts of their audiences.

Admission: 
$10 General Admission, Student Discount available at the Berklee Performance Center Box Office

Marti Epstein: Composer/Pianist

Monday / September 22, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Composition Department faculty member and composer/pianist Marti Epstein will perform two preludes and fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach, and her 12 American Études for solo piano.

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Julien Kasper

Tuesday / August 19, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Julien Kasper performs original instrumental music with his trio featuring Zac Casher on drums and Jesse Williams on bass.

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Guitar Sessions: Ethan Brosh/Nili Brosh

Thursday / August 20, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ethan and Nili Brosh perform as part of Guitar Sessions.

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