Concert

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Tuesday / August 4, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Melissa Ferrick.

Admission: 
FREE

Roy Guzman

Saturday / July 11, 2009 / 5:00 pm
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Roy Guzman Quintet

Roy Guzman, a 21-year-old jazz guitarist and composer from Cupey, Puerto Rico, brings his talented quintet of fellow Berklee students to Salem for an afternoon of original improvisational music. As a member of Orbits, Guzman released two albums, 12-6-5 and SaDesahogo, and has performed at the Heineken, Carolina, San Juan, and Xalapa jazz festivals.

Guzman began playing popular Latin guitar at the age of eight, followed by studies of classical guitar in the conservatory.  At age 13, influenced by sounds of Latin jazz present in Puerto Rico, began studying jazz. Since age 16, Roy has been a part of the growing jazz scene of the San Juan's metropolitan area.   

When Guzman was a member of Orbits Quintet, the group attended jazz seminars at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada with full scholarship support provided by Dave Douglas, Miguel Zenon and the Banff Centre. His teachers include Hal Crook, Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Dave Santoro, Dave Tronzo and Greg Osby.

In addition to Guzman, the Roy Guzman Quintet features:

 

  • Billy Buss, trumpet, winner of two Down Beat Student Music Awards for Outstanding Performance/Soloist
  • Greg Chaplin, bass, selected as bassist for the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Combo, where he played with Phil Woods, James Moody, McCoy Tyner, Patti Austin, and others
  • Michael Sachs, saxophone, attending Berklee on a full tuition scholarship  
  • Mark Whitfield Jr., drums, performer at the JVC Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / August 5, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Five-Week students perform their original songs with an all-star Berklee house band!

Admission: 

Victor Mendoza's Latin Jazz Ensemble

Monday / August 10, 2009 / 4:30 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

With featured guest Marty Walsh Ensemble. Learn more about this event.

Admission: 
FREE

George Russell Jr. Ensemble

Sunday / August 9, 2009 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

With featured guest the City Music Choir under the direction of Nichelle Mungo. Learn more about this event.

Admission: 
FREE

Berklee City Music All Stars

Saturday / September 26, 2009 / 12:00 pm
Target Stage
681 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
City Music All-Stars

The Berklee City Music All-Star Ensemble is composed of the best and brightest City Music students, all of whom have attended Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program on full-tuition scholarships. The ensemble performs multiple genres of contemporary music, including jazz, pop, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues.

In recent years, the City Music All-Stars have performed with Bobby Brown and Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith) and given concerts for Quincy Jones and former first lady Laura Bush.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble

Saturday / August 8, 2009 / 11:30 am
Charlemont Reggae Festival
Mohawk Trail, Charlemont Fairgrounds
Charlemont
MA
United States
01339

Matt Jenson, assistant professor of piano, created the class The Music and Life of Bob Marley, and has been teachinig the course since 2002. The class studies Marley's life in-depth, maintaining the utmost respect for  the soulfulness of his music, for his message of love, and his insistence that human consciousness be raised.

The one-semester class consist of 15 auditioned singers and instrumentalists from around the world, ranging in age from 18-35. Jenson takes the students on a biographical tour of Marley's fascinating life, and then rigorously coaches the ensemble for performances. The ensemble performs Jenson's meticulously written arrangements of the Jamaican icon's music, taken directly from Marley recordings and including additional horn parts, reharmonizations, and some new introductions and endings.

The Berklee Bob Marley Ensemble has performed at the Montreal International Reggae Festival, the Vermont Reggae Festival, Bill's Bar, the Outerland Club (Martha's Vineyard), the Beachcomber (Cape Cod), the Stone Church (Newmarket, New Hampshire), the Berklee Performance Center, and Roxbury Community College. 

Admission: 
$17 adv, $20 day of

Terri Lyne Carrington Group

Sunday / August 9, 2009 / 5:00 pm
Highland Park
Fort Avenue
Roxbury
MA
United States
02119
Terri Lyne Carrington

It's one of the coolest outdoor concerts every summer, with a fantastic view of the city: Jazz at the Fort. This year, Berklee faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington headlines, leading her group. The Berklee City Music All-Stars open the night—a group of some of the best young jazz players around, who will tackle standards and original student compositions. Learn more about the event.

Admission: 
FREE

Lisa Thorson

Tuesday / September 22, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston
MA
United States
02134

Professor of voice Lisa Thorson and her longtime trio will present a spirited mix of innovative arrangements and compositions that look to the past and give a nod to the future. Featuring Thorson, vocals; Tim Ray, piano; David Clark, bass; and George Schuller, drums.

Admission: 

Emily Hulslander

Thursday / August 13, 2009 / 12:00 pm
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Emily Hulslander

According to the blog Let's Call This,  Emily Hulslander is "some kind of magical cross between the playfulness of Sophie Milman and the seriousness of Sonya Kitchell, two of my favorite current singer songwriters. Emily is definitely one to watch (and hear) in the Boston music scene."

Admission: 
Free

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