Concert

Phil Wilson Presents the Berklee Rainbow Band: A Lifetime Celebration

Tuesday / December 8, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Great classic music from the history of jazz with featured vocalist Aubrey Logan.

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MVP-LSD: The Graphic Scores of Lowell Skinner Davidson

Monday / September 28, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tom Plsek, trombone; Joe Morris, guitar; and John Voigt, bass will perform interpretations of graphic scores by legendary Boston pianist Lowell Davidson. The scores will be projected during the performance.

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Sam Pa

Thursday / October 1, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Gilson Schachnik presents Brazilian originals and standards by Jobim, Cesar Mariano, and Hermeto Pascoal, among others.

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Elizabeth and the Catapult / Clatter Clatter / Keegan DeWitt

Thursday / June 25, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Elizabeth and the Catapult

Elizabeth wrote her first song at 6, banging out melodies on an old upright in a Greenwhich Village laundry room. A born romantic, Elizabeth transformed the music of Chopin and Debussy, molding it to the driving rhythms of the washer and dryer. The Catapult's "Baroque Pop" songs have frequently been compared to those of Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne, and Leslie Feist. Clatter Clatter is a band that proves age and longevity are not a prerequisite for a polished, professional sound. Traditional rock harmonies are tinged with pop sensibilities that blend the cheery and soulful. Keegan DeWitt offers something truly unique to the musical landscape. His textured voice speaks to the folk-like immediacy of the work but the classic structure of the material shows a deep love for artists as timeless as Sam Cooke, the Faces, or Brian Wilson. 

"Elizabeth and the Catapult have managed to hurl themselves pretty far through word-of-mouth buzz. The unsigned local trio, led by vocalist Elizabeth Ziman and her Aimee Mann-like drawl, has built a loyal local fanbase via jazzy, buoyant pop songs; they're now making frequent appearances on NPR's Studio 360. Check out jaunty earworm 'Momma's Boy,' off their self-titled EP—these three won't be flying under the radar for long." —The Village Voice

"The self-assured Elizabeth and the Catapult prove what a sultry-voiced Greenwich Village habitue with a Norah Jones jones should do: Just let it flow" —The Boston Globe

"The jazzy/funky voice of Elizabeth and the Catapult's Elizabeth Ziman caught my ear immediately, their 'Waiting for the Kill' is one of the discs standouts." —Pop Matters

Elizabeth received the ASCAP Leiber and Stoller award in 2001 for her song "Like Water is to Sand." For two years, she toured across the U.S. with Patti Austin, who kicked off her tour at Lincoln Center in 2003. 

The Catapult has performed in New York, Boston, and L.A. (faves include Rockwood Music Hall, Joe's Pub, The Paradise, Hotel Cafe). The group has promoted its EP on NPR's Soundcheck, Studio 360 and Fair Game w/Faith Salie.

Also Appearing: Clatter Clatter and Keegan DeWitt.

 

 

 

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$10

Coltranapoli

Wednesday / July 29, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Electric jazz with an Italian flare. Originals by Bellotti and D'Agostino as well as standards rearranged for this quintet with keys, bass, sax, trumpet, and drums. Some music will be with vocals by drummer Bellotti.

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Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove

Tuesday / July 28, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Regarding the band's debut CD Jazziz magazine wrote "[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz.'... The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos..., resulting in a sound akin to guitarist John Scofield's A Go Go CD, on which he was backed by organ trio Medeski, Martin and Wood."

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Alex Wintz / DOPAPOD

Saturday / January 31, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz Revelation Records is pleased to present two new exciting jazz acts in one great free show. Alex Wintz plays straight ahead guitar jazz with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing; DOPAPOD are organ-driven jamsters with a penchant for sick guitar overdrives.

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Free

Michael Jackson: A Work in Progress

Tuesday / November 24, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students in the Advanced Theater Scriptwriting workshop will do a staged reading of the script they are preparing for the spring musical, Michael Jackson: A Work in Progress.

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Fall Winds

Thursday / November 19, 2009 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Flute Choir, the Autumn Winds Ensemble, and outstanding flute soloists will present a global musical potpourri under the direction of professor Wendy Rolfe.

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Ear Training Faculty Concert

Thursday / October 29, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Ear Training Department presents its faculty performers, composers, arrangers, and songwriters in a diverse concert of original music. Styles including pop songwriting, contemporary classical composition, r&b, and jazz will be represented.

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