Concert

Yoron Israel / Gustavo Agatiello

Tuesday / June 23, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A jazz concert featuring Yoron Israel and Gustavo Agatiello. Part of the World Percussion Festival.

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PJ Adamson and the Ron Reid Group

Tuesday / June 23, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Steel pan concert featuring PJ Adamson and the Ron Reid Group. Part of the World Percussion Festival.

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Nancy Zeltsman

Monday / June 22, 2009 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A marimba concert featuring Nancy Zeltsman. Part of the World Percussion Festival.

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Mario DeCuitis

Monday / June 22, 2009 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This electronic percussion concert features Mario DeCuitis as part of the World Percussion Festival.

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The Dan King Band

Monday / June 22, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singer/songwriter Dan King performs with David Brown, Dave Mattacks, and Wolf Ginandes. Their first combined full-length studio effort, Western Color, overflows with wasted love, light, rumors, and castaways—a ragged journey of sound and story combining folk, rock, and roots music.

Guitarist David Brown is known for his work with Billy Joel, Dr. John, and Simon and Garfunkel. Wolf Ginandes is a bass veteran known around the Berklee campus, Boston, and beyond.

Drummer Dave Mattacks started performing with big bands in the UK before he joined the influential folk/rock group Fairport Convention. He also freelanced extensively throughout his tenure with the band. In 2000, Mattacks emigrated to Boston, where he continues to enjoy a full career as both a musician and a producer, spanning live and studio work.

Mattacks's discography includes five CDs with Paul McCartney and various albums and tours with—among many others—Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Brian Eno, Jethro Tull, Elton John, Jimmy Page, Cat Stevens, XTC, and Loudon Wainwright.

Part of the World Percussion Festival.

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Miwa Watanabe and Friends

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

Vocalist Miwa Watanabe, from Japan, leads her first concert at the BPC, performing a unique mix of jazz, Brazillian, and Latin music, as well as several of her own tunes and arrangements.

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Abigail East

Saturday / August 8, 2009 / 3:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Abigail East

San Diego, California native Abigail East, now majoring in contemporary writing and production, first developed an artistic vision when she advanced from poetry to song at the age of twelve.

Recognized by poets and musicians alike, she busted through the braces of ordinary songwriting with music that continues to artfully reflect her experiences from a pool of soft and almost impressionistic chord progressions. Her clear, radiant voice and unique approach to finger-style guitar supports a single-minded poeticism, all while mapping the drift and spiritual growth of a young woman.

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Free

Takeshi Ohbayashi

Thursday / June 25, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Takeshi Ohbayashi

Japanese pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi, a finalist in the 2007 Montreux Jazz Festival's Solo Jazz Piano Competition, brings his innovative originals and arrangements to Kendall Square. Ohbayashi was born in Hiroshima in 1987. He began to play piano at the age of two but changed to trumpet when he was 12. He met a jazz pianist recently who inspired him to take up the piano again and pursue his love of jazz. He quickly became recognized in his home city for his unique style, innovative original tunes and arrangements of jazz standards.

After establishing himself in Hiroshima and Tokyo, Takeshi won a scholarship to attend Berklee in 2007. He traveled to Montreux that summer to compete in the Montreux Jazz Festival's Solo Jazz Piano Competition. He was one of 16 semi-finalists chosen from hundreds of applicants worldwide. He is currently studying with Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Ralph Peterson, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

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Orquesta Bacharengue

Thursday / July 9, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Mozart Park
10 Mozart Street
Boston
MA
United States
02130
Orquesta Bacharengue

Orquesta Bacharengue, led by Berklee faculty member Ricardo Monzón, was inspired by the enthusiasm that grew around the formation of the Berklee Merengue Ensemble in 2008. Drawing on a wealth of connections between students, faculty, and Boston-area musicians, the group brings talented musicians together to perform two popular genres developed in the Dominican Republic, bachata and merengue, hence the name Bacharengue. The energy and dynamism of this combination will surely get the audience dancing. Joining Orquesta Bacharengue for this concert will be special guest Henry Jiménez, composer, pianist, producer, and arranger for Grammy-winner Olga Tañón and Latin Grammy-winners Johnny Ventura and Milly Quezada.

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Free

Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble

Sunday / July 12, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This 17-piece ensemble performs the funk and r&b music of Tower of Power. It's one of Berklee's most prestigious ensembles, composed of the school's finest students. The group's instrumentation is five vocalists, backed by seven horns and a five-piece rhythm section. The group has become famous for its high-powered performance and tight ensemble work.

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