Concert

Gregorio Uribe y su Orquesta

Thursday / July 10, 2008 / 7:00 pm
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
United States
Gregorio Uribe

Since he began his studies at Berklee College of Music, where he won several scholarship awards, Gregorio Uribe has become a leader in Colombian music throughout the eastern United States. His unusual big band format (15 musicians on stage from all parts of the world) provides an explosion of energy including guitar, accordion, and drum set.

One of the main musicians featured by the Colombian consulates and embassy in the United States, Uribe has performed at the prestigious Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), the John Hancock Auditorium (Boston), and the Rhode Island State House. For more information, visit Gregorio Uribe's website.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Hey Rim Jeon & Friends

Wednesday / July 16, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Korean born pianist Hey Rim Jeon '01, along with special guest vocalist Laura Brunner '06, leads a dynamic group of seasoned musicians, all of whom have a wide range of experience with numerous genre’s of jazz, funk, Latin, and classical music; thus making this a truly eclectic ensemble. Jeon’s original compositions and contemporary arrangements of well-known standards create the dominant atmospheres indicative of her experience playing to festival audiences both here and abroad. Bandmates, Greg Holt on bass; Tim Mayer on saxophones and flute; Sa Davis on percussion; and J. Curtis Warner Jr. '76 on drums, bring to the equation high energy grooves. Their Latin and Afro-Cuban flavors, as well as passionate ballads reflect their collective experiences with noteworthy ensembles ranging from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Eguie Castrillo, Ran Blake, and Jimmy Smith, to the spirited Boston Pops.

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Carolyn Wilkins

Wednesday / July 9, 2008 / 6:30 pm
Mothers Rest Playground
Back Bay Fens
Boston
MA
United States
Carolyn Wilkins

Jazz pianist and vocalist Carolyn Wilkins has been an active participant in the Boston music scene for over 20 years as a performer, educator, and composer. Her performance experience includes radio and television appearances with her group SpiritJazz, a concert tour of South America as a jazz ambassador for the U.S. State Department, performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony under André Previn, and shows featuring Melba Moore, Nancy Wilson, and the Fifth Dimension.
A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, Wilkins is currently an associate professor at Berklee College of Music. A swinging pianist/vocalist in the tradition of Diana Krall, Shirley Horn, and Nina Simone, Wilkins treats subjects as diverse as sex, satire, and spirituality with warmth and humor in her fresh and memorable songs. She has released four critically acclaimed albums of her original compositions on Tiphareth Records: SpiritJazz I, SpiritJazz II, Healin' Time and Praise Song.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Yuki Ito Quartet

Wednesday / July 16, 2008 / 6:30 pm
Mothers Rest Playground
Back Bay Fens
Boston
MA
United States
Yuki Ito

Yuki Ito, from Sapporo, Japan, started playing the acoustic bass at 12. In 2004, she performed at the International Association of Jazz Education conference in New York City as a member of the Jazz Month in Asahikawa Junior Jazz Orchestra. Ito was awarded the Lawrence and Alma Berk Scholarship to attend Berklee, where she currently studies with faculty members Hal Crook, Bruce Gertz, Joanne Brackeen, David Santoro, and Greg Hopkins.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Dan Pugach Quartet

Monday / July 7, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Original jazz will be performed by drummer Dan Pugach and his band. Check out Check out Dan's site

Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars

Friday / June 20, 2008 / 5:30 pm
Boston Center for the Arts Plaza
539 Tremont Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116

The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars, six top scholarship students at the college, came from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the United States, and coalesced around their love for the polyrhythms 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. The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include timbalero Marcos Lopez, bassist Juan Maldonado, pianist Abraham Olivo, trumpeter Niv Toar, and flutist Enrique Trinidad. They will headline the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston this summer and perform at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Yael Naim with David Donatien and special guest Piers Faccini

Saturday / June 21, 2008 / 7:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Blessed with an unsettlingly pure voice and an incredible agility at composition, this Israeli singer with her jet-black hair fumbled a long time before succeeding with her first album, a collection of ballads that meander through folk and pop, with an elegiac frugality and multi-colored fantasy. A soulful and expressive singer/songwriter whose music fuses folk, acoustic blues, and West African textures, Piers Faccini was born in England to Anglo-Italian parents, and moved with his family to France when he was five years old. A graduate of the prestigious King's College of Our Lade of Eton, in 1997 Faccini began making a name for himself on the London music scene with the group Charley Marlowe, which featured Faccini, spoken word artist Francesca Beard, guitarist Lucas Suarez, and percussionist Frank Byng.

Admission: 
$25, reserved seating

There For I Am, Shanghai Thrills, Super Volcano

Friday / August 1, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Boston's Therefore I Am are touring this summer in support of their new EP "Escape". They are one of Boston's hottest fastest growing bands.
Shanghai Thrills draws on the best of modern rock trends without sounding derivative or recycled, blending grunge rock, classic metal, and modern indie rock. Intense and energetic, their live show draws comparisons to Nirvana, Guns N' Roses, and Spoon and has earned Shanghai Thrills performances at the 2007 Warped Tour, the Virgin Mega-Store in Orlando, and the 2008 SXSW Festival.
Also performing, Super Volcano.

Admission: 
$12 General Admission

Tom Appleman

Thursday / October 2, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Funk/jazz compositions in the style of Medeski, Martin & Wood and Galactic as well as a few vocal numbers in the soul/funk style will be performed by faculty bassist Tom Appleman and his band.

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Six

Thursday / June 12, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Welcome to our mid-life crisis. With John Swartz, lead systems engineer, MITRE Corporation; Scott Gilmour, senior vice president, Fidelity Investments; Walter Ogier, former president and CEO, Arbios Systems, Inc.; Wendell Wickerham, president and principal, W/E/Wickerham Associates LLC; and Bruce Lauterwasser, senior manager, Raytheon Company. Read more . . .

Admission: 
$10 Adult G.A.

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