Concert

Those Who Can Teach: Perform!

Thursday / April 8, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, music education students demonstrate their performance skills and their connection to the proficiencies, standards, and skills that they employ as teachers.

Admission: 

Alex Wintz

Thursday / July 30, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Alex Wintz

Born in California and raised in New York and New Jersey, Alex Wintz began playing guitar at the age of four. He has performed across the country and around the world, including in Singapore, Switzerland, and Canada; at the Monterey, Montreal, and Montreux jazz festivals; and at several U.S. venues including the Knitting Factory, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Smalls, Shanghai Jazz, and Ku'umbwa Arts Center.

Awards and honors include a Down Beat Student Music Award in 2006 for Outstanding Jazz Soloist in High School, Outstanding soloist at the NJ-IAJE jazz festival for 2 consecutive years, and an NJPAC Composition award; and seats the in New Jersey All-State Jazz Band and the New York Youth Symphony Jazz Band Classic.

Over the years, he has studied with great teachers such as Vic Juris, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, Rick Peckham, Dave Stryker, and Joe Lovano. Alex is attending the Berklee and is in his junior year.

 

 

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La Timbistica

Thursday / July 23, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
La Timbistica

La Timbistica is a contemporary All-Star Latin band made up of some of the best young musicians on the East Coast. It was namedDown Beat magazine's 2008 Jazz Group of the Year in the collegiate category. This powerhouse sextet (which also performs as a 12-piece salsa band) recently lit up the stage at the Duke Ellington and Monterey jazz festivals, two of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the U.S.

The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include timbalero Marcos Lopez, bassist Juan Maldonado, pianist Alex Brown, saxophonist Godwin Louis, and flutist Enrique Trinidad.

Its Latin jazz repertoire ranges from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian classics to some of it modern original compostions. The group also has a vast repertoire ranging from 1970s, to some of the most contemporary salsa and timba from artists like Isaac Delgado, Marc Anthony, and Victor Manuelle. La Timbistica is a mainstay in the Boston music scene, making regular appearances at Havana Club, Mojito's Lounge, Wally's Jazz Café as well as various music festivals in the area. 

Members have performed and recorded with some of the Latin industry's most prominent musical figures, such as Paquito D'Rivera, Danilo Perez, Batacumbele, Truco y Zaperoco, N'Klabe, Victor Manuelle, Kevin Ceballo, and Tony Perez, among many others.

Admission: 
Free

John Wilkins

Thursday / February 11, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz guitar trio with guitar, drums, and bass; possibly a quartet with acoustic piano.

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Carlos Averhoff Jr. and IRESI Project

Saturday / June 13, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Carlos Averhoff Jr.

Carlos Averhoff Jr. is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator whose sound combines the rhythms of his native Cuba with modern styles of jazz and funk. Born in Havana, Averhoff began his musical training at the Manuel Saumell Music Conservatory, following in the footsteps of his father, also a renowned musician and educator.

He graduated from Amadeo Roldan School of Music and also studied at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA). He has recorded with Buena Vista Social Club, Roberto Fonseca, Elmer Ferrer, Jorge Reyes, and others.

In 2004, he settled in Spain, where he began leading his own quartet, and the following year, he took first place honors at the SGAE Awards for Jazz Interpretation and Composition. He came to Berklee in 2008 after receiving several scholarships, including the prestigious Charlie Parker Scholarship.

Averhoff is launching his music project IRESI while working on his first solo album, featuring original compositions that fuse elements straight-ahead jazz and funk with traditional Cuban styles such as danzon, son, bolero, Cuban timba, and Afro-Cuban.

Admission: 
Free

Carlos Averhoff Jr. and IRESI Project

Monday / August 10, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
Regattabar Courtyard Series
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Carlos Averhoff Jr. and IRESI Project

Carlos Averhoff Jr. is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator whose sound combines the rhythms of his native Cuba with modern styles of jazz and funk. Born in Havana, Averhoff began his musical training at the Manuel Saumell Music Conservatory, following in the footsteps of his father, also a renowned musician and educator.

He graduated from Amadeo Roldan School of Music and also studied at the Superior Institute of Art (ISA). He has recorded with Buena Vista Social Club, Roberto Fonseca, Elmer Ferrer, Jorge Reyes, and others.

In 2004, he settled in Spain, where he began leading his own quartet, and the following year, he took first place honors at the SGAE Awards for Jazz Interpretation and Composition. He came to Berklee in 2008 after receiving several scholarships, including the prestigious Charlie Parker Scholarship.

Averhoff is launching his music project IRESI while working on his first solo album, featuring original compositions that fuse elements straight-ahead jazz and funk with traditional Cuban styles such as danzon, son, bolero, Cuban timba, and Afro-Cuban.

Admission: 
Free

Tubby Love

Thursday / July 16, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Tubby Love

Tubby Love is a reggae group whose members are students at Berklee. The group's latest release, Tubby Love and Graymation, features a refreshing and original blend of reggae, rock, and blues. 

Learn more about the group and listen to its original music at the Tubby Love myspace page.

 

Admission: 
Free

Nini & Ben

Thursday / June 11, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

The music of Nini & Ben is characterized by the rich textures of innocence and experience. The duo has spent years performing all over Europe and Australia, writing poignant songs, and falling in love with the gypsy life style. With gritty slide guitar and graceful pedal steel accentuating an acoustic sound, the music comes alive through delicate songwriting and masterful musicianship. Having been cowriters since their teenage years, Nini and Ben came to Berklee to study with some of the industry greats, and are featured on the latest disc from Berklee's student-run Heavy Rotation Records. The group has just finished recording its first full length album at Avatar Studios, in New York,  to be released in the summer of 2009. 


 

Admission: 
Free

Dopapod

Saturday / August 8, 2009 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Dopapod

Dopapod is a Boston-based four-piece experimental funk group. The band's live shows showcase its meticulously crafted compositions as well as its commanding ability to improvise as both individuals and as one unit. The band's members possess supreme musicianship, but take the stage each night with a goal of keeping people dancing, entertained, and intrigued.

The band first came into being in October 2007, when keyboardist Philadelphia native Eli Winderman and Michelangelo Carubba—a drummer from Buffalo, New York, began jamming, writing and eventually playing shows. They performed as a duo until March 2008, when they expanded their sound with the addition of guitarist Rob Compa. Dopapod also recently added the talents of Chuck Jones on the bass. Dopapod is currently writing new songs as well as preparing older tunes to be recorded for their debut album, which is tentatively slated to be released in the spring of 2009.

Admission: 
Free

Tubby Love

Thursday / July 16, 2009 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Tubby Love

Tubby Love is a reggae group whose members are students at Berklee. The group's latest release, Tubby Love and Graymation, features a refreshing and original blend of reggae, rock, and blues. 

Learn more about the group and listen to its original music at the Tubby Love myspace page.

Admission: 
Free

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