Concert

Zach Hillyard Band

Thursday / August 7, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

The Zach Hillyard Band [ZHB]—vocalist/keyboardist Hillyard, bassist Wesley Cole, guitarist Niklas Karlsson, and drummer Francesco Basile—offers a unique blend of quality musicianship, songwriting, and danceable grooves. With an intermingling of pop, funk, soul, and r&b, ZHB has an appeal that stretches far and wide. The group recently won OurStage.com’s College Clash Competition, earning the title "Best College Band in New England" and a $5,000 grand prize, and took top honors in the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Competition. ZHB has performed at clubs in Boston and New York, and toured southern California last year, where they recorded their debut album with producer Michael Woodrum. The CD has gained attention with national radio airplay, and the band is planning a nationwide tour for the summer of 2008.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Tantanakuy

Thursday / July 24, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

Tantanakuy is led by Argentinean composers Marcelo Woloski (percussion) and Andres Rotmistrofsky (bass), and features Italian vocalist Eleonora Bianchini. Their music blends Argentinean, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Peruvian, and Uruguayan rhythms with jazz harmonies. The band's versatility has placed them in high demand on and off campus, where they have performed in numerous shows at the Berklee Performance Center, as well as at Cambridge’s Ryles and Regattabar nightclubs. Woloski's composition "Mundo Por Conocer" appeared on the 2007 Jazz Revelation Records release, The New Old School.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Sol Melodiq

Thursday / July 31, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

Sol Melodiq aspires to create new sounds that touch, examine, and uplift the soul. Sol Melodiq is comprised of skilled musicians fluent in jazz, rock, hip-hop, funk, classic soul, and world music. The band was formed at Berklee with Stacey Wade (keyboard and organ for Al Green), James Richardson (keyboard and synthesizer), and Jamaal Moore (saxophone and percussion) making up the core of the band. Additional members include Berklee students Gabe Jones (drums/vocals), Clynton Cox (guitar/vocals), and Freddy DeBoe (tenor saxophone). The band plays bi-weekly shows at the Beehive, Good Life, Park Ave Lounge, and the Mission Bar & Grille, and recently performed at the Boston Urban Music Awards. Sol Melodiq is currently working on an album due out this fall.

Admission: 
Free Admission

The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars

Thursday / July 10, 2008 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars, six top scholarship students at the college, came to Berklee from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the United States, and coalesced around their love for the polyrhythm and joyful precision of the Latin jazz form. The group was named this year's Best College Jazz Band in Down Beat, under the name La Timbistica, and recently performed as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Next Generation Festival in Monterey, California. The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include trumpeter Niv Toar, flutist Enrique Trinidad, pianist Abraham Olivo, bassist Juan Maldonado, and timbalero Marcos Lopez. They will headline the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston this summer, and also perform at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.

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Maeve Gilchrist

Thursday / June 19, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

Harpist Maeve Gilchrist was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She began playing piano at 7 and soon picked up the clarsach (Celtic harp). Gilchrist studied at the Edinburgh Music School before winning a scholarship to attend Berklee. She has played and recorded with artists including Matt Glaser, Kathy Mattea, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Jamey Haddad, and has performed around the world. Gilchrist is currently performing with bassist Andres Rotmistrofsky and percussionist Marcelo Woloski, both of Argentina. Blending Scottish roots and jazz influences with Latin American rhythms, the trio creates a unique and multicultural sound.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Maeve Gilchrist

Thursday / June 19, 2008 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

Harpist Maeve Gilchrist was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She began playing piano at 7 and soon picked up the clarsach (Celtic harp). Gilchrist studied at the Edinburgh Music School before winning a scholarship to attend Berklee. She has played and recorded with artists including Matt Glaser, Kathy Mattea, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Jamey Haddad, and has performed around the world. Gilchrist is currently performing with bassist Andres Rotmistrofsky and percussionist Marcelo Woloski, both of Argentina. Blending Scottish roots and jazz influences with Latin American rhythms, the trio creates a unique and multicultural sound.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars

Saturday / September 20, 2008 / 5:00 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival
United States
The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars. From left, Niv Toar, trumpet; Juan Maldonado, bass; Paulo Stagnaro, leader, congas; Marco Lopez, timbales; Abraham Olivo, piano; Enrique "Kalani" Trinidad, flute and saxophone.

Six top scholarship students at the pioneering Boston music college, the All-Stars came to Berklee from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the continental United States, and coalesced around their love for the polyrhythms and joyful precision of the Latin jazz form. Thanks to their tracks “Centro Havana,” “Puertorro,” and “Electrik,” they’ve been named the 2008 Best College Jazz Band in Down Beat magazine’s prestigious Student Music Awards, under the name La Timbistica.

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Tarulli & Lappin

Thursday / July 24, 2008 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty members Scott Tarulli and Don Lappin share the stage for a night of original, rock/fusion instrumental music.

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Summer Beats '08

Sunday / June 15, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

For the first time on stage live, popular singers from Pakistan and India perform three hours of nonstop entertainment, backed by an eight-piece orchestra from Bollywood.

Admission: 
$109, $79, $59, $39, Reserved Seating

David Yazbek

Saturday / May 31, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

David Yazbek is a long-time cult favorite—a recording artist, vocalist, and pianist known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style. He is a two-time Tony Award nominee whose shows The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels have played in over 20 countries. His first album, The Laughing Man, won the N.A.I.R.D. Award for Best Pop Album of the Year. He is also a Grammy-nominated record producer and an Emmy-winning TV writer (for Late Night with David Letterman).

This event will be cabaret style with tables and chairs.

Admission: 
$20 Adult G.A.

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