Concert

La Timbistica

Saturday / July 12, 2008 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970

This all-star group of top scholarship students from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the continental United States was named this year's Best College Jazz Band in Down Beat's prestigious Student Music Awards thanks to its tracks "Puertorro," and "Electrik." With graduation still ahead, these artists have performance and recording experience beyond their years. Leader and percussionist Paulo Stagnaro performs on Paquito D'Rivera's Funk Tango, winner of the 2007 Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Other members have performed with Cachao, Victor Manuelle, Danilo Perez, and Dave Valentin, among others, and recorded for XM Radio. Later this year the band will headline the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston and perform in Washington, D.C.'s Duke Ellington Jazz Festival.

Admission: 
Free

Zach Hillyard Band

Saturday / June 14, 2008 / 5:00 p.m.
Derby Square, Salem
Front Street
Salem
MA
United States
01970

An amalgamation of talent, the Zach Hillyard Band has been playing throughout New England, with stints in New York City and southern California, for audiences of all ages and musical interests. With elements of pop, funk, and soul, this group offers a little something for everyone. It was recently named the Best College Band in New England in OurStage.com's College Clash competition.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Jewtopia—CANCELLED

Saturday / May 17, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This event has been cancelled. Refunds available at point of purchase.

Admission: 

The Lat Pak

Sunday / June 1, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Kings of Salsa, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieve,s and Jose Alberto "El Canario" together in the Lat Pak Tour.
Tickets on sale May 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Admission: 
$69, $49, Reserved Seating

Executive Sessions Concert Series: Ernie and the Automatics

Thursday / May 15, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Founded by Ernie Boch Jr., the Automatics feature a dream machine lineup. Ernie, a guitarist and Berklee alumnus, drew from some of Boston's most successful musicians. "I've got two retired rock stars, and two professional guys that play all the time," said Boch. The band features the musical talents of Sib Hashian and Barry Goudreau—both former members of the multi-platinum selling band Boston—along with Tim Archibald and Brian Maes. Maes had played with Barry in the post-Boston project RTZ that also featured the late Brad Delp, as well as with Peter Wolf and the House Party Five. Rounding out the band is special guest Michael "Tunes" Antunes on sax, an original and current member of John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. On any given night there could be any number of Boston's finest musicians joining in, as well, including James Montgomery or Johnny A. The band has opened for Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Godsmack, and Los Lobos.

Admission: 

Ben Taylor with David Saw, Kim Taylor, Emily Elbert

Wednesday / May 7, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As the child of Carly Simon and James Taylor, Ben Taylor was born into a musical world with much promise. Armed with an acoustic guitar and a mind full of songs, Taylor has shaped himself into the natural singer/songwriter his parents knew he'd become. With sharp melodies, immaculate acoustic strings, and a barrage of tender lyrics, he demands your attention with a dynamic musicality that comes straight from the heart.

David Saw’s engaging charm and appealing style are as obvious in his songs as they would be if you met him on the street. After playing in a variety of bands throughout England, Saw went out on his own and released his UK debut, A Different Story, in 2003. The album’s success allowed him the pleasure of touring with the likes of acoustic blues singer/songwriter Eric Bibb, Ray Davies, and Patty Griffin. Adding to Saw’s recent accomplishments, the illustrious Carly Simon featured two of his songs on her critically acclaimed 2007 album Into White.

Kim Taylor has toured with Ron Sexsmith and Over the Rhine, and has supported Aqualung, Sarah Borges, Ben Lee, Grant Lee Phillips, Maria Muldaur, Ollabelle, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Josh Ritter, and many others.

19-year-old Emily Elbert is a singer/songwriter with deep musical roots, a love for creative expression, and a jazz-infused sound she describes as “acoustic soul-folk.” Fresh off a northeast run with G. Love and Special Sauce and a showcase spot at the Folk Alliance festival in Memphis, Elbert is already making waves.

This event is standing room only.

Admission: 
$10 Adult G.A. Student Discount Available at Berklee Performance Center

Clarias

Saturday / May 17, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Clarias are an explosive energy sensation with an unstoppable groove. The stylistically ecclectic quintet is highly accessible and will have audiences jumping.

This event is standing room only.

Admission: 
$10 Adult G.A.

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