Concert

Adrian Zemor's Senior Recital: An Evening of Cello Music

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Cellist Adrian Zemor will play in styles ranging from classical to heavy metal. The program will include music by Saint-Saëns, Brahms, and Apocalyptica, as well as a number of originals.

Admission: 
Free

Alfred Ng's Senior Recital

Friday / October 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist Alfred Ng gives his senior recital with a set of familiar pop songs.

Admission: 
Free

Irais Brito and Di eVano: Danzon and Evolution 1

Tuesday / October 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Double bassist Irais Brito Hierrezuelo presents a brief journey into the beginning of Cuban music, ranging in styles from danzon to cha-cha-cha to timba Cubana.

Admission: 
Free

Best of Jazz Composition

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, the Jazz Composition Department produces a concert of the best compositions by its majors. Featuring a variety of approaches by a talented group of composers and performers, this show promises to be an enjoyable one.

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Eric Gould

Monday / April 13, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature works by pianist, composer, and arranger Eric Gould, chair of the Jazz Composition Department.

Admission: 
Free

Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman: Charlie Brown Christmas

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussionists Cole Andrade and Davis Coleman perform the music of Vince Guaraldi's "A Charlie Brown Christmas," arranged for marimba and vibraphone.

Admission: 
Free

Jaehun Kang: Portrait

Tuesday / August 19, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist Jaehun Kang performs his senior recital with a program of covers and original music.

Admission: 
Free

Mirel Wagner

Saturday / December 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Mirel Wagner's songs are like a smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling. Her acoustic balladry is as far as you’ll get from clichéd coffee house folk, having more to do with the primeval darkness of Swans than the folksy bonhomie of Bob Dylan. Her background couldn’t be more normal: a relatively sheltered childhood in the suburbs of Helsinki. Her self-titled debut is still causing ripples today. Its nine songs distill the very essence of darkness, the hollowed-out bones of the blues. They seem ancient, worn, and frank in their brutal honesty. When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is uniform and cohesive set of songs. Wagner wrote most of these songs in a log cabin on the peninsula of Hailuoto in northern Finland. It traces the melody absentmindedly, like you’d trace the outline of the back of a sleeping lover, humming as it ambles along. At times playful, at other times chillingly emotionless, Wagner is difficult to pin down. Her vocals are louder than ever on this new record, with the whisper of yesteryear drawing each breath.

Enjoy Wagner's official video of Oak Tree from her upcoming album When The Cellar Children See the Light of Day here:

 

BITR

Tuesday / September 16, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

BITR, short for Berklee In the Round, occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer), and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show. 

Admission: 
Free

Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Sunday / September 28, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The once Texan, now New York-based Grammy Award-winning quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from a best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still underground in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village VoiceGuardian, and Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.

The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and maintains a more intense tour schedule than many bands. Over the course of 2013, Snarky Puppy gave almost 200 performances and workshops on four continents. It played at several festivals, including North Sea Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz á Vienne, Blue Note Tokyo, and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

It's most recent album, Family Dinner—Volume Onewith featured guest Lalah Hathaway, earned a Grammy for Best R&B Performance and charted at No. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart.

Kneebody's sound is a combination of explosive rock energy, high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, and highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All “sounds like” references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own. Kneebody bassist Kaveh Rastegar thinks of the band's sound this way: “Personally, I think calling Kneebody 'jazz' or 'electric jazz' is fantastic because then we can move on from that hang up and play our music—and alter expectations of what jazz is.”

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