Concert

The Music of Bob Marley

Friday / May 2, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hear the Berklee College of Music Bob Marley Ensemble re-create the positive vibrations of this 20th century musical icon. The 15-piece group features some of Berklee's finest musicians and singers. Not only do these students play Marley's music, they also learn about the fantastic circumstances of his life in this two-credit Performance Studies class taught by Matt Jenson. All of this translates into a performance of pure inspiration!

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Urban Outreach Orchestra

Thursday / May 1, 2008 / 9:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A high-energy small big band plays the music of jazz legends, featuring the entire ensemble in a texturized variety of settings under the direction of Ensemble Department faculty member Lin Biviano. Featured soloists include Casey Brevka, Quinn Carson, Bobby Gallagos, Trevor Kellum, Matt Piet, Dan Platzman, Katie Thiroux, and Ben Whiting.

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The Berklee Klezmer and Yiddish Music Ensemble

Wednesday / April 30, 2008 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Michael Wartofsky, the Berklee Klezmer and Yiddish Music Ensemble presents old-world, soulful Jewish music from Eastern Europe and also fuses mystical ecstasy with contemporary rock, funk, swing, and modern jazz styles. Features vocals in Yiddish and in English.

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Terri Lyne Carrington Ensemble

Tuesday / April 29, 2008 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This student ensemble will perform both original compositions and contemporary jazz compositions by various artists—Michael Brecker, Ornette Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Lennon/McCartney, and others—under the direction of faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington. Many of the songs feature odd time meters and complex harmonic structures.

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The Berklee Joni Mitchell Ensemble

Monday / April 28, 2008 / 2:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Joni Mitchell Ensemble performs the singer/songwriter's compositions arranged for voice, guitars, violin, mountain dulcimer, piano, bass, and drums. Faculty guitarist Abigail Zocher directs.

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Berklee Music of Jimi Hendrix Ensemble

Friday / April 25, 2008 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The classic rock ensemble performs music by Hendrix as well as his contemporaries the Beatles, Cream, Janis Joplin, Buddy Miles, and Jethro Tull. Faculty drummer Kenwood Dennard directs the group.

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The Berklee Music of James Brown Ensemble

Thursday / April 24, 2008 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The music of James Brown will be performed in both original and special arrangements by Berklee students Johnathan Bailey and Jake Cohen, drums; Leah Cooper, alto sax; Enrico DeTrizio, keys; Evan Marien and Brian Paulding, trombone; Steve Morell, tenor saxophone; and John Hun Song, guitar. Faculty member Kenwood Dennard directs the group.

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Singers Showcase

Thursday / April 17, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's finest emerging vocalists take center stage for a night of pop, r&b, jazz, Latin, folk, blues, and more. The outstanding lead singers are chosen from over 100 students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert, now in its 24th year. The spring 2008 Singers Showcase will feature student vocalists Jonathan Carr, Amy Heidemann, Denise Hudson, Tara Keith, Patricia Lewis, Ryan Pinkston, and Ashley Rodriguez. They will be performing the music of Yolanda Adams, Ciara, Heart, Aretha Franklin, Billy Joel, LeAnn Rimes, and many others. Also, for the first time ever, the Singers Showcase background vocalists will have their own featured song. See the concert series homepage for more information.

Tickets: $20
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Remembering Max Roach

Wednesday / April 2, 2008 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Percussion faculty member Jamey Haddad performs with faculty guitarist Dave Tronzo and bassist Jay Granelli.

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Down in Mississippi, and Up to No Good

Tuesday / April 22, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join Berklee's best pickers and singers in a night of fun and rambunctious, hot country music under the direction of faculty guitarist Mike Ihde. With four vocalists, pedal steel, fiddle, and a rhythm section, this will be more fun than shooting fish in a barrel.

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