Concert

A Kaleidoscopic View of Jazz in Boston

Saturday / May 3, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A benefit concert to support jazz outreach in Boston's public schools, featuring former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky with drummer Rakalam Bob Moses, also George Garzone and Friends, the Coltrane EOP Quartet, Marianne Solivan Quartet, and the Berklee City Music All-Stars Quintet, hosted by Eric Jackson of WGBH.

Admission: 
$15, General Admission

Contemporary Fusion Ensemble

Monday / May 5, 2008 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Contemporary fusion compositions by Tiger Okoshi, including a new orchestral piece titled "Quiet World" arranged for this nine-piece ensemble, will be performed.

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Steve Coleman Ensemble/Contemporary Fusion Ensemble

Wednesday / April 30, 2008 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Two bands under the direction of Bob Schlink. The first is the Steve Coleman Ensemble featuring music by Steve Coleman and original pieces by the students. The second band is the Contemporary Fusion Ensemble.

Admission: 

The Nightwatchman

Sunday / April 27, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Admission: 
$15, Reserved Seating

South American Ensemble

Tuesday / April 29, 2008 / 4:45 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This ensemble, under the direction of faculty member Leo Blanco, will perform contemporary repertoire from Peru and Venezuela including music by Eva Ayllón, Simon Diaz, and Otilio Galindez.

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New Orleans Street Band

Tuesday / April 29, 2008 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Brass department faculty member Charles Lewis presents a concert of music in the New Orleans tradition including standards such as Precious Lord, My Blue Heaven, Royal Garden Blues, and others.

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Odd Meters are Not Odd Anymore

Monday / April 28, 2008 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Standards and original compositions played by Leo Blanco's Odd Meter Ensemble.

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21st Century Groove Ensemble

Thursday / April 24, 2008 / 2:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A small band incorporating new beats and ideas performs standards and David Fiuczynski originals.

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Contemporary Jazz Ensembles

Wednesday / April 23, 2008 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Original contemporary jazz arranged and composed by faculty vibist Dave Samuels and his students will be performed by two ensembles.

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The Afro-Pop Ensemble

Tuesday / April 22, 2008 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of faculty member Bob Pilkington, this ensemble performs Afro-beat and other contemporary African pop styles.

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