Concert

Gabe Dixon Band / Jay Nash / Joey Ryan

Friday / June 26, 2009 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Gabe Dixon formed the Gabe Dixon Band at the University of Miami in 1998. Gabe turned down a spot on Paul McCartney's world tour in 2001 and chose to focus on his own music including last year's the Gabe Dixon Band album, which received great reviews from the media and fellow artists.

Jay Nash, Californian native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of excruciatingly rustic voice so rarely heard on record. Coupled with that is his unnervingly candid approach to songwriting—the man is a burgeoning talent set for realization with his latest studio release The Things You Think You Need.

Also appearing: singer/songwriter Joey Ryan.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Will Silvio

Monday / July 6, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Will Silvio leads a group of very talented Berklee students, featuring Will's latest original compositions.

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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

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