Concert

Evolving Quartet

Monday / August 3, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Evolving Quartet, led by Lance Van Lenten (saxophone and flute), includes Joe Mulholland (piano), David Clark (bass), and Casey Scheuerell (drum set). The Evolving Quartet will perform original and standard jazz selections within the perspective of mainstream and contemporary approaches.

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Hojnacki, Pejrolo, and Skeete Trio

Thursday / July 16, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for an exciting evening of original compositions and arrangements with this unique trio. Tom Hojnacky on piano, Andrea Pejrolo on bass, and Sean Skeete on drums take an innovative look at jazz based on originality and unconventionality.

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Drum Summit with Terri Lyne Carrington and Cindy Blackman

Friday / September 26, 2008 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert showcases two of the most explosive and exciting drummers in contemporary music, Terri Lyne Carrington and Cindy Blackman. These two Berklee alumnae have between them amassed amazing discographies ranging from Herbie Hancock to Lenny Kravitz. Each will showcase her own ensembles and special guests will include pianists/keyboardists Geri Allen and Patrice Rushen; jazz/funk guitarist and composer David Gilmore, a Berklee professor; and brilliant, young saxophonist Tineke Postma from Holland.

BERKLEE BEANTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to weather conditions, we regret to announce that all Saturday festival activities are CANCELLED. The Friday night concert at the Berklee Performance Center will still be held as planned.

Admission: 
$40, $30, reserved seating

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

Saturday / September 27, 2008 / 12:00 p.m.
Beantown Jazz Festival
6 Blocks, Starting at Columbus and Mass. Avenues
Boston
United States

BERKLEE BEANTOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to weather conditions, we regret to announce that all Saturday festival activities are CANCELLED. The Friday night concert at the Berklee Performance Center will still be held as planned.

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Nat & Alex Wolff

Sunday / December 7, 2008 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Nat and Alex Wolff star in the Nickelodeon television series The Naked Brothers Band.

Admission: 
$50, $29.50, reserved seating

Nanci Griffith

Friday / November 7, 2008 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Whether performing her own poetically evocative material or the compositions of her influences, friends, and peers, Nanci Griffith possesses a powerful gift for inhabiting the songs she sings—for communicating unspoken intimacy and heartache through her tender voice and lilting, delicate phrasing.

Admission: 
$ 35, reserved seating

New Vision: Emi Inaba

Tuesday / November 4, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist/composer Emi Inaba presents original compositions and arrangements. The music of Emi Inaba is a unique and innovative blend of styles ranging from classical to modern jazz. This performance will be featuring her quintet with guest string section.

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Rosey Lee: Twenty-Four Solar Terms for Piano Solo

Thursday / September 25, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty composer Rosey Lee presents contemporary piano compositions with guest artist Lauren Chack Clerk. Rosey Lee composed Twenty-Four Solar Terms inspired by the paintings of the Taiwanese artist, Max Liu (1911-2002). The 24 solar terms of the agricultural calendar originated in China, then spread to other East Asian countries. It is a system that comprises 12 major and twelve minor periods interlaced with each other representing different times of the year, guiding the farmer in planting and harvesting crops.

Rosey Lee was awarded the both 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Uchida Fellowship from the Japan Foundation to research and study traditional Japanese music. She also received a Berklee 2008 Faculty Development Grant. She was invited as guest composer to the International Double Reed Convention at Indianapolis in 2006 where her “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano” was performed. In the same year of July, the trio was also being preformed at the San Francisco Symphony donor's concert with Steve Paulson, principal bassoonist of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on July 10, 2007.

Lauren Schack Clark is assistant professor of piano and keyboard activities supervisor at Arkansas State University. She performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative artist. Performances this season included a recital at the University of Florida as part of the ASU Double Reed and Piano Trio, and programs with violinist Stephen Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Denison University. She performed as a soloist in Naples, Italy in the summer of 2008. She recorded a CD of solo piano music for Centaur Records, with music composed by Dr. Rosey Lee, faculty, Berklee College of Music.

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Akiko Ito: Happy Dreams / Andrei Matorin and Friends

Monday / October 20, 2008 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Flutist Akiko Ito presents her compositions and arrangements, performing a variety of styles of Brazilian music including the choro, samba, bossa nova, baião, and afoxé styles. Performance Division dean Matt Marvuglio will play flute, and a demonstration of the dance samba de gafieira will be offered.

Andrei Matorin presents a set of brand-new compositions for small big band and strings. His music brings together his love for the melodies of his native Brazil, the driving rhythms of jazz, and the romantic passion of classical music

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Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band

Friday / September 26, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's Big Band Evolutionary Big Band is composed of many talented composer/instrumentalists—faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students—who share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the creative opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting, and the importance of the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

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