Concert

George Wein's Jazz Festival 55

Sunday / August 9, 2009 / 11:00 a.m.
Fort Adams State Park
One Lincoln Drive
Newport
RI
United States
02840
The Roy Guzman Quintet

In a busy summer that also includes performances at the Duke Ellington and Monterey jazz festivals, the members of the Roy Guzman Quintet are getting their road legs. Led by Billboard and Jimi Hendrix award recipient Roy Guzman, the all-star quintet's performance will be recorded for radio broadcast.

Admission: 
$125 two-day; $69 one-day

Open Mic

Saturday / July 25, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

Folk Arts Quartet

Thursday / July 23, 2009 / 8:30 p.m.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Dodds farm, 44 Count Route 7D
Hillsdale
NY
United States
12529
The Folk Arts Quartet

The members of the Folk Arts Quartet met while studying at Berklee, arranging traditional tunes and original compositions using an array of techniques and ideas. With the addition of the occasional beautiful song or energetic step dance, their groovy, contemporary style nods to their many influences and breathes new life into folk and chamber music.

Admission: 
$35.00

VR Venkataraman

Tuesday / August 11, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

VR Venkataraman performs with Berklee students, including some from the International Musicians English Language Institute program. The concert will feature Indian music and explore both the relationship between Eastern and Western music and the connection between music and math.

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Open Mic

Wednesday / August 5, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hosted by Vinx.

Admission: 
Free

Dopapod

Saturday / August 1, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dopapod is an experimental funk group. The band's live shows showcase their meticulously crafted compositions as well as their commanding ability to improvise as both individuals and as one unit. However, despite the band's strong musicianship, the ultimate goal each night is to keep people dancing, entertained, and intrigued.

The band first came into being in October of 2007, when keyboardist Eli Winderman (Philly, PA) and drummer Michelangelo Carubba (Buffalo, NY) began jamming, writing, and eventually playing shows. Eli and Mikey performed as a duo for the following months until March of 2008, when they expanded their sound with the addition of guitarist Rob Compa (Rochester, NY). Dopapod also recently added the talents of Chuck Jones on bass and Neal Evans (Cashed Fools, the Kode) on percussion. Dopapod's debut album, Radar, is set to be release in late August of 2009. It features 11 tracks of original music with special guest appearances by some of Boston's finest musicians, including Dana Colley (Morphine), Timo Shanko (G.Love and Special Sauce), Mr. Rourke (Club D'elf), and Dave Branwine (Turkuaz).

Admission: 
Free

Sing Treason / Rabbits Running with Robbie Fitzsimmons

Friday / July 31, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come check out Sing Treason and Rabbits Running with Robbie Fitzsimmons. A wonderful blend of progressive rock mixed with dance with Robbie. Directly following a five-week rock workshop, this show is free and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free

Pete Francis

Friday / September 11, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

From the stages of sold-out arenas to the most intimate club settings, New York City’s Pete Francis has been delivering his signature sound for over a decade. Known for his sincere songwriting and evocative lyrics, Francis is continuing to make waves, this time as a solo artist.

Admission: 
$15; $12 with student ID

Mighty Tiny / Shoney Lamar / Mrs. Danvers

Friday / August 28, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Let us suppose one ordinary evening, strange winds draw an odd band to your town. Suppose, if you would, they bring eldritch instruments, juggling devils, and weirding hymns. Suppose they adorn themselves in peculiar vestiges whose better days have long since passed. Suppose they hide their faces with sinister masks of brilliant colors and dark histories. That band is Mighty Tiny.

Mrs. Danvers is a real rarity: an all-female, queer-identified quintet devoted to making unashamedly catchy, energetic, danceable pop/rock. Consisting of five young women from all over the country (Ohio, Miami, Alaska, and New England) who met at Berklee, Mrs. Danvers has a sound that's groovy while melodic, reflecting the varied influences and trained musicianship of its members.

 

 

Admission: 
$10.00

Five-Week Blowout

Wednesday / August 12, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Five-Week Summer Performance Program winds up with this concert featuring some of the program's best ensembles ranging from small groups to big band and the Five-Week choir. Musical styles will include rock, jazz, and fusion.

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