Concert

Madeleine Peyroux with Kelly Joe Phelps

Sunday / June 28, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Madeleine Peyroux

The third album in four years from song interpreter extraordinaire Madeleine Peyroux, Bare Bones is both an extension of the currents of 2004's Careless Love and 2006's Half the Perfect World and a bold step into previously unexplored psychological terrain. Produced like its two predecessors by Larry Klein, this fluid and enthralling new work is Peyroux's most personal yet—hardly surprising considering she had a hand in writing each of the 11 songs, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Also appearing: Kelly Joe Phelps.

Admission: 
$37.50 and $32.50, reserved seating

Scott Tarulli Group

Thursday / July 16, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Original instrumental music.

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Holy Ghosts: An Opera by Larry Bell

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

World premiere of an original opera based on the play by Romulus Linney. Music by Larry Bell, libretto by Linney and Andrea Olmstead. Bell conducts a cast of 22 opera singers and electronic instrument players (all Berklee faculty). Fully staged with costumes and lighting.

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The Jonathan Greenstein Quintet

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

Shortly after recording his debut album, Jonathan Greenstein presents his quintet, playing original jazz with eclectic influences and catchy melodies. This band deserves your attention.

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Joe Musella

Tuesday / September 30, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Joe Musella presents original rock music performed by his group.

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JCA Sax Quartet

Tuesday / May 5, 2009 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Jazz Composers Alliance presents music by Jim Hobbs, Darrell Katz, and Norm Zocher. Featuring Melanie Howell, baritone; Jim Hobbs, alto; Alec Spiegelman, alto; Phil Scarff, tenor; Rebecca Shrimpton, voice.

Admission: 
Free

Benny Golson

Friday / March 27, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

  Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend—a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer, and tenor saxophonist of world note—Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 25, 1929.

Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the bands of world famous Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic, and Art Blakey.

Few jazz musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term "jazz." Golson has made major contributions to the world of jazz with such jazz standards as: "Killer Joe," "I Remember Clifford," "Along Came Betty," "Stablemates/Whisper Not," "Blues March," "Five Spot After Dark," and "Are you Real?"

Golson is the only living jazz artist to have written eight standards for jazz repertoire. These jazz standards have found their way into countless recordings internationally over the years and are still being recorded. He has recorded more than 30 albums for many recording companies in the United States and Europe under his own name and innumerable ones with other major artists. A prodigious writer, Golson has written well over 300 compositions.
   

For more than 55 years, Golson has enjoyed an illustrious, musical career in which he has not only made scores of recordings but has also composed and arranged music for: Count Basie, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Mama Cass Elliott, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Shirley Horn, David Jones and the Monkees, Quincy Jones, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Anita O'Day, Itzhak Perlman, Oscar Peterson, Lou Rawls, Mickey Rooney, Diana Ross, The Animals (Eric Burden), Mel Torme, George Shearing, and Dusty Springfield.

His prolific writings includes scores for hit TV series and films:
M*A*S*H, Mission Impossible, The Partridge Family, The Academy Awards, and the theme for Bill Cosby's last TV show. He has also written music for national radio and television spots for some of the major advertising agencies in the country. 
    

Golson has absolute mastery of the jazz medium. He has not only blazed a trail in the world of jazz but is passionate about teaching jazz to young and old alike. He has lectured at the Lincoln Center through a special series by Wynton Marsalis. He has lectured to doctoral candidates at New York University and to the faculty at National University at San Diego.

Golson's musical odyssey has taken him around the world. In 1987 he was sent by the U.S. State Department on a cultural tour of Southeast Asia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma, and Singapore. Later, Philip Morris International sent him on an assignment to Bangkok, Thailand to write music for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.  A live performer who consistently knocks audiences off their feet, Golson has given hundreds of performances in the United States, Europe, South America, the Far East, and Japan for decades. Golson is also working on a major college textbook and his autobiography.

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Orlando Padilla Faxas’s Modern Orchestra

Wednesday / July 22, 2009 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This orchestra will reach beyond everyone's expectations, from classical and jazz to Dominican music and Latin jazz. Faxas composed all the songs, aiming to bring energy, passion, and peace to the Berklee Perfomance Center.

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Steve Earle

Friday / May 29, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

American singer/songwriter Steve Earle is on the road with his latest album, Washington Square Serenade. Its songs of love and protest chronicle the connections that make life worth living—and the social changes needed to keep those connections alive. Also appearing: Joe Pug.

Admission: 
$30, reserved seating

Listo!

Monday / September 28, 2009 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Jazz Educators Orchestra is a 21-piece group directed by Berklee professor Brian Lewis. The JEO will present a program of Latin jazz featuring some of Berklee's outstanding Latin jazz faculty as guests. Arrangements by Lewis.

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