Concert

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

Steven Fiore / Nathan Reich

Friday / February 6, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

With hints of a young Dylan infused with Ryan Adams, Steven Fiore isn't out to define a genre or change the way the world thinks. He's simply a folk-pop songwriter doing what he knows best. Also appearing: Nathan Reich.

Admission: 
$8, general admission

Harmony Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / February 10, 2009 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The faculty of the Berklee Harmony Department present an eclectic concert of original songs and arrangements. Ethnic, country, blues, pop, Latin, rock, Broadway, r&b, and gospel styles will be included in this concert presented by Harmony faculty performers and their guests. Featured artists include Armsted Christian, Donna McElroy, and Jeff Ramsey.

Admission: 

Sandro Morales's Sounds from Venezuela

Wednesday / March 4, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sandro Morales Santoro will conduct and perform original music as well as arrangements, all in a fusion of traditional Venezuelan styles with jazz and classical music. Instrumentation includes a rhythm section, a string orchestra, brass, woodwinds, percussion, and cuatro.

Admission: 

Free Range Experiment—Escape from Freedom

Thursday / February 12, 2009 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Freely improvised music falling somewhere between free jazz, progressive/experimental rock, sci-fi avant garde, deranged blues, and soundtracks for imaginary cinema. Intrepid comrades embarking on a pilgrimage through the uncharted laughing-gas swamps of outer space.

Admission: 

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