Concert

Common Rotation

Wednesday / June 24, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Common Rotation is a folk/power-pop/indie band with members Adam Busch, Eric Kufs, and Jordan Katz. The band is currently based out of Los Angeles, California. Lindi Ortega is a singer/songwriter hailing from Toronto.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Stu Hamm

Saturday / June 6, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Stu Hamm

Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. Extending the nontraditional function of the electric bass, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument. Come enjoy Stu in the intimate setting of the Red Room at Cafe 939.

Admission: 
$30, general admission; student discount available at Berklee Performance Center box office

The Marc Rossi Group: Refuge in the Rhythm

Wednesday / September 9, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Marc's group will be playing music from their critically acclaimed 2008 release Hidden Mandala, as well as new compositions. The music style is original progressive jazz with Indian, Latin, and world influences.

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Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band

Wednesday / July 15, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB) has evolved from the desire of many talented jazz composer/instrumentalists from the Berklee community to initiate a forum that allows for the sharing of musical ideas, stimulating the creative process and fostering the creation of new music. This collective is composed of faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students who all share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the positive opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting and the importance of the role played by the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.

The BBEBB offers open rehearsal sessions and live performances of its resident and guest composers' music. Through these sessions and performances composer/writers and audience members can share in the guided and organic artistic process of creating and performing challenging new music.

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Singers Night Team Sing!

Tuesday / October 13, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Members of the Voice Department Singers Night Team join together for a rare one-night gala performance backed up by Berklee students and faculty.

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The Norm Zocher Quartet

Wednesday / September 30, 2009 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Norm Zocher Quartet will perform original guitar oriented jazz fusion. A critically acclaimed composer and guitarist, Zocher’s long form compositions are inspired as much by rock as by the modern jazz orchestra for which he composes.

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Paul Potts

Friday / July 10, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Paul Potts

Paul Potts has come a long way since March 17, 2007, when he awkwardly shuffled onto the audition stage and performed his spine-tingling rendition of "Nessum Dorma." His second album, Passione, will be released in Europe and the U.S. in April and the U.K. in June. Overflowing with his passionate, inimitable style combined with impeccable technique, Paul is set to touch more hearts with his enchanting, classical voice.

Paul's dream of singing began as a child growing up in Bristol with his parents and three siblings. "At 6 years old I wanted to be a vicar, I thought they had the best job in the world, being able to sing every Sunday to the congregation. I didn't know about all the other work they did." Bullied and taunted at school, he joined his local church choir and continued to fulfill his passion for singing as an escape from the playground abuse. Then, aged 16, he bought his first opera record. He fell in love instantly and to this day La Boheme is still his favourite. In 2000, Paul used his savings and winnings from a quiz show to spend three months in Italy, learning opera and the language and realizing a lifelong dream, to sing in front of his idol, Luciano Pavarotti.

Admission: 
$42.50, $35, reserved seating

Ari Hest / Bryan Greenberg / Amy Kuney

Friday / June 19, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
$15 general admission, student discount available at Berklee Performance Center box office

They Might Be Giants Special Flood Show

Saturday / June 13, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants is a band from Brooklyn, New York that was founded twenty-somethin' years back by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. They perform frequently, make videos and podcasts, and do a fair amount of television work. The alternative rock legends will be performing their platinum release Flood in its entirety in a special evening performance. Opening for TMBG will be Jedediah Parish from the legendary Boston band The Gravel Pit. The show is age 14+.

Admission: 
$26, reserved seating

Kirsten Price / Rebecca Muir / Sarah Brindell

Wednesday / February 4, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kirsten Price

British soul songstress Kirsten Price is continuing to kick it stateside in '09. She'll be showcasing material from her critically acclaimed 2008 debut release Guts and Garbage as well as her second solo album, slated for release later in the year. Hot Indie News wrote, “Price is in a whole different league. The music is hot, Price's sexy, sultry voice is hot, and the album just sizzles…. Everything about Price, from the voice to the lyrics, are all her own. The mix of musical genres, everything from classical to jazz to r&b, blend together effortlessly.” A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, Rebecca Muir is a rising star boasting work with Grammy-winning producer George Massenburg and Grammy-winning superstar Linda Ronstadt, a live duet with rocker Steve Winwood, and a performance of the national anthem at Fenway Park. Amalgamating pop, jazz, and soul with a heavy focus on witty lyricism and the blues, Muir's music features her rich, multi-textured voice with its remarkable power, range, and sensitivity. Her debut EP is due out in the spring of 2009. Have you ever wondered what honey sounds like? Sarah Brindell is a siren who, behind the piano, performs a melodious blend of original funk, jazz, Latin-influenced jams, and soul that's a remedy for the ears... and the sweet tooth, too. Her new EP Dandelion is available on iTunes on January 15.

Admission: 
$12 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

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