This is concert of the instrumental funk and soul music of the Crusaders performed under the direction of Dan Moretti. The instrumentation is the original Crusaders set up with drums, bass, piano, guitar, tenor, and bone featuring Fabien Aubry, piano; Nathaniel Brooks, trombone; Min Eung Cho, guitar; Michael Okusami, bass; and Jonathan Gunak, drums. The music was composed by Wayne Henderson, Stix Hooper, and Joe Sample.
The Berklee College of Music Guitar Department presents a student showcase featuring Berklee's finest student rock/pop guitarists. Hosted by Mike Ihde and Abby Zocher, the concert will feature a variety of styles within the rock/pop realm, including metal, rock, fingerstyle, fusion, and singer/songwriter. Featured guitarists for the evening are Keppie Coutts, Nili Brosh, Ivan Chopik, Nathan Reich, Lee Moretti, Sabi Saltiel, Serghio Jansen, and Bhrigu Sahni.
The annual performance by the Berklee Percussion Ensemble led by department chair Dean Anderson will feature works by John Cage, Thom Hasenpflug, Steve Reich, and Robert Cohen. "Homeland Security Suite" is a Boston premier and features a multi-percussion solo by Herdi Xha and timpani solo by Robert Reynolds. A highlight of the program is Steve Reich's "Six Marimbas," a well-known minimalist work for the unusual combination of six marimbas.
This concert features the students in the Berklee Marimba Ensemble 1 and 2, as well as the Marimba Transcription and Repertoire class performing compositions and arrangements by Josh Goffry, Murray Houllif, Sonny Rollins, Emma Lou Diemer, Philippe Spiesser, J.S. Bach, and others under the direction of Nancy Zeltsman and Dean Anderson.
Featuring 2008 Wes Wehmiller Scholarship recipient Stephanie Willis. Come on down, dance to the music, kick back, and enjoy a night of groove. Celebrate to music performed by faculty bassist Danny Mo and his special guests. Stephanie Willis and her band will brighten up your spirit as she throws down some ska, reggae, gospel, and soul.
Berklee will present a concert in memory of Herb Pomeroy featuring the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Greg Hopkins. Some of Pomeroy's most illustrious students and associates (including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Alan Broadbent, Michael Gibbs, Rob Mounsey, Hal Crook, and Greg Hopkins) have been contacted to provide music. The centerpiece of the program will be a composition written by Jaxon Stock who will be here to conduct. This piece was composed as a feature for Herb a couple of years ago, but because of an illness, it was never performed. Guest artists include Jack Walrath, Hal Galper, and Joe Lovano. Proceeds of the concert will go to the Herb Pomeroy Scholarship Fund. Those of us who had the privilege of studying and working with Herb will always remember his inspirational teaching, the beauty of his playing, his sense of humor, and the warmth of his friendship. By performing music written by those directly inspired by him, we hope to celebrate his artistic legacy. With Herb it was always about the music, and this concert promises to be a most wonderful evening of music and great memories.