The Neil Cowley Trio first burst into our consciousness with its outstanding debut album Displaced. Fizzing with the energy of rock and the surging dynamics of dance music, it accidentally placed Cowley and his trio at the forefront of the "post-jazz" scene alongside such similar spirits as Acoustic Ladyland, Jaga Jazzist, Fulborn Taversham, and EST.
$12 general admission, student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center
Once again, ASAB (Asian Students at Berklee) brings together the Asian youth and those of similar interest. This will be an extension of the Orientation Week events, geared specifically toward the expression of Asian culture to welcome all incoming students to the Asian community at Berklee.
Fans describe Erik DiNardo's music as having the funk of Jason Mraz, the energy of the Goo Goo Dolls, and the eloquence of John Mayer. Having recently opened for the Click Five and played renowned venues, he enchants listeners with his sweet, soothing sound, and captivates audiences with his onstage presence, energy, and soul.
KingBilly is composed of six extraordinarily talented multi-instrumentalist songwriters, who combine the rich history of country and bluegrass music and modern day country and rock.
Lori McKenna is also an acclaimed singer/songwriter who was thrust into the limelight last year when superstar Faith Hill included three of McKenna's songs on her number one album Fireflies, including Hill's poignant single "Stealing Kisses."
The Rick Peckham-Allan Chase Quartet
Guitar Department assistant chair Rick Peckham and Ear Training Department chair/saxophonist Allan Chase present a concert of original jazz compositions and historic repertoire for quartet and quintet. Yoron Israel, assistant chair of percussion, David Clark, professor, Bass Department and Ken Cervenka, professor, Brass Department will also be performing.
Ryan Cabrera burst onto the music scene in 2004 as a pop/rock prodigy from Dallas, Texas. His upbeat single "On the Way Down" peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year, and the follow-up "True" was another Top 20 hit.
Cabrera has appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Total Request Live, and The View, among other. He recently released his new album, The Moon Under Water, on his new independent label.
Also appearing will be The Kin and Zach Comtois & Michele Karmin
Jazz All-Stars, is led by conguero and Berklee student Paulo Stagnaro; and includes students, drummer Marcos Lopez and bassist Juan Maldonado; trombonist Nick Noonan and saxophonist Godwin Louis, both Berklee alumni; and pianist Alex Brown, from New England Conservatory. They will share the Gazebo Stage with Dred Scott Trio, Wallace Roney Quintet, and more.
Strings is a pop/rock band featuring vocalist Faisal Kapadia and guitarist/composer Bilal Maqsood. Famous for composition, the band contributed to the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack released in India and Pakistan, and has won MTV Asia Awards for Best Band and Best Album. Please note that all children, regardless of age, require a full-price ticket for admission.