Concert

A Tribute to Michael Jackson

Monday / September 21, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A multimedia concert tribute to Michael Jackson, directed by the Yo Team, with performances by Berklee students and faculty.

Admission: 

Barefoot Truth / The Cringe / Jer Coons

Saturday / September 19, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Barefoot Truth is one of the more promising young roots-rock bands on the indie circuit these days. Its heartfelt, melodic songs are performed with a wide array of instruments including upright bass, lap steel, congas, didgeridoo, and lead harmonica. Despite using classic folk instruments, Barefoot Truth is clearly a band of the 21st century and a product of the download age. The band members—each still only 22 years old—advocate spreading music through any medium possible, including file sharing.

Also appearing: The Cringe and Jer Coons.

Admission: 
$15

The Swell Season

Friday / November 6, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Swell Season

The Swell Season is Glen Hansard (from the Irish band the Frames) and Marketa Irglova (classically trained Czech pianist and vocalist). Musicians that have accompanied them on tour include Thomas Bartlett (keyboard), Rob Bochnik (guitar), John Carney (bass guitar), Joseph Doyle (bass), Bertrand Galen (cello), Graham Hopkins (drums), Colm Mac Con Iomaire (violin), and Marja Tuhkanen (violin). Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more about the band.

Admission: 
$40, reserved seating

Ayumi Ueda with Women of the World

Wednesday / October 14, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Great women musicians from more than 50 countries will present unique ethnic music from all over the world for peace.

Admission: 

Tyrone Wells—Full Band, Plugged-in Show

Friday / October 2, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tyrone Wells is a singer/songwriter in the folk pop genre from Spokane, Washington. His songs have been featured in television shows (Rescue Me, One Tree Hill, North Shore, What About Brian, Numb3rs, The Mountain, Windfall, Wildfire, Ghost Whisperer, The Bedford Diaries, Three Moons Over Milford, Meet the Barkers) and film (Everyone's Hero).

Tyrone set a record in 2006 at the National Association for Campus Activities for most college and university bookings in the history of the convention from a single showcase.

Tyrone was born in Seattle and raised in Spokane, Washington. He has admitted in several interviews that he was not inspired to begin songwriting until his move to California. While attending Hope International University in Southern California, Tyrone joined the band Skypark. Skypark worked with producers Ed Stasium and Thom Roy.

In 2000 Tyrone launched his solo career, playing regular acoustic shows in Orange County, California, where he and a small movement of folk, pop, and urban folk artists including Mike Barnet, Danny Vasquez, and Jaycob Van Auken formed a loose coalition called True American Records.

In 2006 Tyrone signed a recording contract with Universal Records. They re-released his independent album Hold On on the internet in 2006, and released it in stores in 2007.

In his solo project, Tyrone has worked with producers Chris Karn and Marc Ford.

Tyrone released his new solo album, Remain, January 27, 2009.

Admission: 
$15

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

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