Concert

Poetry Slam 3

Tuesday / December 8, 2009 / 6:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bruce George

Tony and Peabody Award-winning performance poet Bruce George steps up to the mic during his residency at Berklee on December 8. As the featured artist for the Poetry Jam and Slam class, George will bring a power-packed poetic flow to the stage between two rounds of slam poetry from select students in the course. Talented Cantab Lounge Boston Slam Master Simone Beaubien will emcee the event. Read the press release or call 617 747-2421 for more details.

Admission: 
Free

Mark Shilansky

Wednesday / December 16, 2009 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mark Shilansky and his quartet play Latin-influenced jazz with lots of fun new chords added to jazz standards, and original tunes that are complex yet catchy, all served up with Shilansky's virtuosic piano playing and soulful singing. Special guest singers (Alison Wedding, David Thorne Scott, and Yumiko Matsuoka) will help render tunes from Shilansky's latest release, Join the Club, and some of Shilansky's vocal jazz arrangements, including an original Christmas tune. With Dino Govoni, sax; Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass; and Mark Walker, drums.

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Ensemble Showcase: Jazz, Soul, Funk

Friday / December 4, 2009 / 12:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Kenwood Dennard, John Pierce, Bruno Raberg, Winston Maccow, and Wayne Naus. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz, soul, and funk.

1:00 p.m. Kenwood Dennard: James Brown
2:15 p.m. John Pierce: Big Band
3:30 p.m. Bruno Raberg: Advanced Small Jazz Ensemble
6:30 p.m. Winston Maccow: Metheny Ensemble

Recitals will run about 45 minutes. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Music for Rosa Parks

Tuesday / December 1, 2009 / 3:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Larry Watson

Faculty member Larry Watson presents four student groups for a series of afternoon and evening recitals ranging from soul and rock to gospel and Motown. The performances fall on the anniversary of the day Rosa Parks made history when she refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, 1955. 

4:00 p.m. Stage Performance WorkshopSingers will perform originals and pay tribute to Carole King, Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, Perri, and the Winans.

5:00 p.m. Advanced Stage Performance WorkshopVeteran student vocalists will perform originals and music associated with the Brothers Johnson, Ray Charles Chaka Khan, Angela Bofield, Al Jarreau, and Peabo Bryson.

7:00 p.m. Foundations of Singing with Soul–Singers will tackle music by the Emotions, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, and Luther Vandross, among others.

8:00 p.m. Music of Motown–The finale concert features songs by Tina Marie, Switch, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and Gladys Knight and the Pips.

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Gabrielle Goodman

Tuesday / December 1, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston
MA
United States
02134
Gabrielle Goodman

Gabrielle Goodman is an acclaimed vocalist/composer/educator, who has traveled the world providing back-up vocals for artists such as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Freddie Jackson, and Bryan Ferry.

An associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music, she is not only well versed in jazz and popular music but is also classically trained. The Peabody Conservatory graduate has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Baltimore Symphony, the Syracuse Symphony, and the Tokyo based Yamayuri Symphony Orchestra.

As a composer, Goodman cowrote the ASCAP Award–winning r&b hit "You Can Make the Story Right," which appears on Chaka Khan's Grammy Award–winning album The Woman I Am. She has also written for Roberta Flack and for her own recordings.

The 2009/2010 Berklee Artists Series at Scullers includes Greg Osby; Donna McElroy; Marc Rossi; Terri Lyne Carrington; Six Guitar Brothers: David Fiuczynski, David Gilmore, David Thomas, James Peterson, Thaddeus Hogath, and Bill Banfield; George Russell Jr.; Lenny Stallworth; Stan Strickland; and Kenwood Dennard. The concert series is arranged by Fred Taylor, Scullers' artistic director, and produced by Bill Banfield, professor of Africana Studies at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
$18, $10 with student ID

Ensemble Showcase: Joni and Jazz

Tuesday / December 1, 2009 / 12:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform two afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Abigail Aronson and Mark Whitfield.

1:00 p.m.    Abigail Aronson: Music of Joni Mitchell

2:15 p.m.    Mark Whitfield: Advanced Small Band Ensemble

 

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble

Monday / December 14, 2009 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

One of Berklee's most popular ensembles. The funk and soul group performs the music of the famed Tower of Power band, creating a wall of energy with six vocalists, eight horns, and five rhythm players.

Admission: 
$10

Ensemble Showcase: Jazz, Contemporary Classical, Merengue

Thursday / December 10, 2009 / 12:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Robin Ginenthal, Ron Mahdi, Ricardo Monzon, Ralph Peterson, and Dave Weigert. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz, contemporary classical, and merengue.

1:00 p.m. Dave Weigert: Berklee Yellowjackets Ensemble
2:15 p.m. Ron Mahdi: Berklee Art Blakey Ensemble
3:30 p.m. Ralph Peterson: Advanced Small Band Ensemble
6:30 p.m. Robin Ginenthal: Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble
8:00 p.m. Ricardo Monzon: World Music, Merengue

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Jazz, Middle Eastern

Wednesday / December 9, 2009 / 12:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Terri Lyne Carrington, Christiane Karam, Alain Mallett/Jamey Haddad, and Dave Samuels. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and music from the Middle East.

1:00 p.m. Christiane Karam: Middle Eastern Ensemble
2:15 p.m. Alain Mallett/Jamey Haddad: Advanced Small Band Ensemble
3:30 p.m. Dave Samuels: Advanced Small Band Ensemble
6:30 p.m. TBA
8:00 p.m. Terri Lyne Carrington: Advanced Jazz Ensemble

 

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Fusion, South American, Jazz, Funk

Tuesday / December 8, 2009 / 12:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Leo Blanco, Darren Barrett, Tiger Okoshi, and Lennie Stallworth. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including fusion, jazz, funk, and music from South America.

1:00 p.m. Darren Barrett: Advanced Small Band Ensemble
2:15 p.m. Darren Barrett: Advanced Small Band Ensemble
3:30 p.m. Tiger Okoshi: Contemporary Fusion
6:30 p.m. Leo Blanco: South American Ensemble
8:00 p.m. Lennie Stallworth: Funk and Soul Revue

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

Admission: 
Free

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