Concert

Hip Hop Ensemble

Wednesday / August 6, 2008 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Danielle Scott presents the Berklee Hip-Hop Ensemble in a display of hip-hop with all its dimensions and influences: old school, new school, and everything in between.

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Brazilian Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday / August 6, 2008 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Music by Caetano Veloso, Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, and Fernando Brandao will be performed by this Berklee student ensemble under the direction of Brandao.

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Lura

Sunday / October 12, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Lura is a captivating performer steeped in traditional Cape Verdean styles but also influenced by a vast range of international pop sounds. With a sultry, honeyed voice, Lura and her tight six-piece band draw on many Cape Verdean rhythms—mazurka, coladeira, batuku, funana, and morna—to create an infectious, contemporary sound.

"Gently crooning lullabies one moment, exulting in buoyant dance rhythms the next, Lura made plain why listeners around the world consider her heir to Césaria Évora." - Chicago Tribune

Admission: 
$ 37, $32, $28, reserved seating

Jamie McLean Band CD Release / The Spring Standards / Liz Longley

Saturday / September 13, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jamie McLean’s music is rich with rock and roll, dirty blues, and beautifully crafted original songwriting. Over the past year and a half, McLean's songwriting—filled with catchy hooks, beautiful lyrics, and scorching guitar work—has mingled with the soulful gumbo of the deep South. While the Jamie McLean Band is based in New York City, the influences of southern rock, blues, r&b, and funk is unmistakable.

The Spring Standards (formerly Old Springs Pike) are an energetic force of three-part harmony circling over a rock 'n' roll sound with an old country aftertaste. From small towns to big cities, they explode on stage with spirit, spontaneity, and a style all their own.

Cited as one of the Top Ten Moments in 2005 for her performance on NBC’s 10! TV show, Liz Longley is a captivating performer who bonds an audience to her music. Ani DiFranco has praised Liz’s music as “gorgeous,” adding “I love it!” Internet listeners agree. Liz was voted the No. 1 all-time female vocalist in Garageband.com’s acoustic category in May 2006.

Admission: 
$12 General Admission, Student Discount at Berklee Performance Center Box Office

Antje Duvekot

Wednesday / August 13, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of America’s top emerging singer songwriters with Big Dream Boulevard her debut studio release. The CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS. The project was released on acclaimed songwriter Ellis Paul’s label, Black Wolf Records and has quickly attracted international attention for Duvekot. This release was voted #1 Folk Release of 2006 by the Boston Globe and was named to the Top 10 Releases of the Year by National Public Radio’s Folk Alley.

Duvekot has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and in one of the nation’s top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.

Duvekot has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the United States and Europe several times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including the Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she's headlined the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.

In December 2007, the Bank of America featured Duvekot’s song “Merry Go Round” in a national TV advertising campaign seen by millions, including a Super Bowl audience. Duvekot’s fast growing fan base, the viral spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a testament to her growing popularity. Neil Dorfsman, the producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting says, "When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special. She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should. In an unpoetic and 'in your face' world, she is lyrical and subtle."

Admission: 
$18 General Admission, Student Discount at Berklee Performance Center Box Office

Ladies Of Jazz

Saturday / August 9, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Nadia Washington is a current Berklee student, accomplished jazz vocalist, and recipient of the prestigious Bill Cosby Presidential Scholarship.
Claudia Eliaza is a recent Berklee alumna and celebrated jazz and blues vocalist who has been repeatedly featured in Maggie Scott’s Jazz Vocal Series during her time at Berklee.
Aubrey Logan is a current Berklee student, Singers Showcase participant and newest member of the jazz vocal group Syncopation.

Admission: 
$10 General Admission

Pat Carroll Quartet

Wednesday / August 6, 2008 / 5:30 p.m.
Regattabar Courtyard Series
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138

Pat Carroll, a saxophonist from Pleasanton, California, has been focused on music since age 12, when he began studying with noted San Francisco musician Dann Zinn. In his junior year of high school, Carroll was awarded the Jimmy Lion’s scholarship at the 2004 Monterey Jazz Festival. In 2005, he was commissioned to write and perform original music as a member of the SFJAZZ Young Composers Project, a group that rehearsed with the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Miguel Zenon, Vijay Iyer, and Maria Schneider. Currently in his final year at Berklee, Carroll has studied with Hal Crook, Ralph Peterson, and Joe Lovano.

Admission: 
Free Admission

“In The Round” Songwriting Circle

Wednesday / August 6, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Renowned Boston singer/songwriter circle featuring: Jess Yoakum, Mike Delaney, Ken Porter, Denise Barbarita, Laura Bullock, Patti DeRosa, and Terry Kitchen.

Admission: 
$10 General Admission, Student Discount Available at Berklee Performance Center Box Office

Bain Smith and Quintet East

Wednesday / August 6, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Quintet East is a group of faculty musicians including Lance Van Lenten, saxophones; Mitch Seidman, guitar; Bruce Gertz, bass; and Rick Kress, drums. They will play originals by Bain Smith, who plays in and composes for Along Came Betty, a Monterey-based jazz quintet.

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Scotty Johnson

Monday / July 28, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist/vocalist Scotty Johnson performs West Coast blues/rock by Mose Allison, Chris Cain, Robben Ford, and the Meters with faculty keyboardist Matt Jenson and bassist Tom Appleman. Drummer Mike Casano completes the group.

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