Concert

Rockapella

Saturday / October 3, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Rockapella

This five-man powerhouse of vocal talent sweeps through sold-out venues across the country year-round. With an ever-expanding fan base, they're known as the kings of contemporary a cappella.

Admission: 
$99, $31, $26, and $21, reserved seating

The McLovins

Saturday / October 3, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The McLovins

The McLovins are an improvisational rock trio consisting of Jake (Drumlovin), Jason (Basslovin) and Jeffrey (Axlovin). Their youthful exuberance and varied musical backgrounds have allowed them to emerge as a fresh voice in the jam band scene. Performing live, they are able to draw from a diverse palette of influences, jazz and funk to rock and soul.

With a solid musical foundation, the McLovins are able to expand and improvise almost effortlessly, allowing for a very distinctive sound and feel to their own compositions, as well as fresh takes on classics. Jake's slick execution and speed changes on drums drive the music, leaving Jason with ample room to expand and explore on bass. This solid rhythm duo is complimented by Jeffrey's relentless lead guitar cascading and building the intensity, casting a spell on listeners.

The chemistry between these 15- and 16-year-olds is electrifying. After playing together only a few months, they had compiled a repertoire of covers and began playing live. Through continued postings on YouTube and their cover of Phish's epic "You Enjoy Myself," they expanded their fan base through the Phantasy Tour. While appearing at New York's Sullivan Hall, they garnered the attention of Rolling Stone magazine, which asked them in for an interview and to record for the Smoking Section spot on the magazine's website. More regional appearances followed at Hartford venues and appearances as the house band on WFSB television's Better Connecticut and live broadcasts on WPKN and WBCR. The band performed on the Green Vibes Stage to a tent full of screaming fans at this year's Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, CT. The band recently returned to perform for old and new fans at Revolution Hall in Troy, NY. 

Admission: 
$8 general admission

The Berklee Monterey Quintet Performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Friday / September 18, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Monterey Jazz Festival
United States
Roy Guzman, guitar, and Greg Chaplin, bass, of the Berklee Monterey Quintet

Following a remarkable summer, during which he played the Duke Ellington and Newport Jazz festivals, and recorded for both NPR and Sirius XM Radio, Roy Guzman brings the Berklee Monterey Quintet to throw down at the 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival.

The band takes the spotlight Friday at 8:00 p.m. outdoors on the Garden Stage and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the intimate Coffee House Gallery, the scene of many great Berklee student performances.

2009 Jimmy Lyons Scholarship recipient pianist Grant Richards will sit in with the group on both Friday and Saturday.

Admission: 
Various

Steve Morse Band

Wednesday / October 21, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Steve Morse

Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse comes to the Berklee Performance Center to bring you a night of good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.

Admission: 
$40, $27.50, reserved seating

Danilo Perez Trio Featuring Jamey Haddad

Friday / September 18, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston
MA
United States
02134

Composer, pianist, and director of Berklee's new Global Jazz Institute—Grammy winner Danilo Perez is at home on any stage. Tonight his band features guest percussionist Jamey Haddad.

Admission: 
$25

Brooke Waggoner / Denison Witmer / Autumn

Wednesday / September 9, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Brooke Waggoner

Brooke Waggoner takes a natural and logical approach to letting her music stand on its own and not forcing anything to be different for the sake of being different. "Let it be, and let it become whatever it can potentially be," is Brooke's opinion on creating music, as well as performing. To see her performance at the piano and witness her string arrangements come to life on stage often leaves audiences silent in amazement.

Denison Witmer captures the lyrical honesty and serene, poignant tone crafted by earlier songwriters, transforming it into something entirely personal and entirely his own.

Also appearing, Autumn.

Admission: 
$10, general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Violin Futura

Monday / September 21, 2009 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Violin Futura features 17 provocative short to very short solo violin pieces commissioned by violin virtuoso Piotr Szewczyk. The commissioned composers are a mix of up-and-coming young lions and established veterans. Their music represents the multitude of modern styles and attitudes found on the new art music scene today. The titles tell the tale: "Mr. Blister," "Cirque," "Sizzle," "Left for the Dogs," "First Coast Groove," and so on. . . . On this program, Szewczyk is premiering "Red Bull #3" composed by Kari Juusela, dean of Berklee's Professional Writing Division.

Admission: 

Welcome Back Jam Session

Friday / September 18, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
Free

Alexis Babini / Ryan Schmidt / Zach Comtois

Thursday / February 5, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Alexis makes his debut as a solo artist. His songs travel all the way from old traditional standards to modern day pop/rock, with many interesting stops in between. Ryan Schmidt blends the lyricism and heart of '60s folk with the eclectic and conceptual stylings of contemporary indie-rock. Also appearing: Zach Comtois.

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Maz Jobrani

Saturday / February 7, 2009 / 6:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Maz Jobrani has played many characters in film and television. In addition, Jobrani is a member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which features some of the top Middle Eastern–American comics in the world.

Admission: 
$29.50 reserved seating

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