Concert

Norm Zocher Trio/David Gilmore Group

Thursday / September 27, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Norm Zocher Trio has released two albums, Vol 1: the Book of Norman and Melodic Minor's Daughter on the A to Z Music Label. They can also be heard on drummer Brooke Sofferman's three Summit recordings as well as many other recordings. Norm has performed in North America at such venues as The Blue Note in New York to the Blue Room in Banff, Alberta to The House of Blues as well as in performances and/or recordings with Paul Bley, BobMoses, George Garzone, Steve Lacy, Bob Brookmeyer, and Maria Schneider to name a few. Zocher’s CDs have always had a strong presence on jazz radio nationally and have been featured on Gavin Radio’s Chartbound list.

This performance will feature Norm's compositions, which are so grounded in traditional strengths that one could swear each tune was an old great that somehow, has not yet been heard. At the same time, they are utterly modern and a completely individual statement that speaks truthfully to the jazz, rock, or blues lover for players and listeners alike.

David Gilmore leads three groups and has performed and/or recorded with a long list of musicians, Christian McBride, Javon Jackson, Ravi Coltrane, Muhal Richard Abrams, Don Byron, Dave Douglas, Melissa Etheridge, Trilok Gurtu, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Wayne Shorter.

Dino Govoni and Friends

Thursday / October 11, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dino Govoni will present an evening of original jazz
compositions by Jeff Galindo, Andy McWain, and himself in trio to
quintet format. The performers will be:

  • Dino Govoni, saxes (faculty)
  • Jeff Galindo, trombone (faculty)
  • Andy McWain, piano (New Bedford, MA)
  • Paul Del Nero, bass (faculty)
  • Chris Poudrier, drums (Lakeville, MA)

Cyrus Chestnut

Tuesday / September 15, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Carlo Aonzo and the New England Mandolin Ensemble

Tuesday / October 2, 2007 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mandolinist Carlo Aonzo is a native of Savona, Italy. His first mandolin teacher was his father. He studied with Ugo Orlandi, the current patriarch of the Italian mandolin camp, at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory of Padua. His playing has won awards at several prestigious competitions.

Aonzo's recordings reflect his scholarship and passion to champion the mandolin's forgotten past. He has recorded Paganini's complete works for mandolin on a period instrument. He has also explored the works of early 20th-century Italians with guitarist Beppe Gambetta; and the music of Italian immigrants to America with Gambetta and David Grisman. He recorded a video studio concert for Mel Bay.

Aonzo has toured throughout northern Europe, Italy, and the U.S. He created the Festival Internazionale di Mandolino and has worked with many institutions, including La Scala Philharmonic, the Ligurian Plectrum Orchestra, and the Kaufman Kamp.

The New England Mandolin Ensemble (August Watters [director], Jim Dalton, Marilynn Mair, Mitch Nelin) is dedicated to revitalizing this traditional American format by exploring new directions as well as old. Its members are seasoned performers and teachers from diverse musical backgrounds, from jazz and classical to bluegrass and folk traditions around the world.

American Fruit with African Roots

Wednesday / October 3, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Voice Department faculty member Larry Watson prepares for a national tour to promote his new CD American Fruit with African Roots -- a musical social history and social commentary covering our triumphs and failures. It will be an evening to educate, entertain, and heal.

This concert features never-before-heard compositions from the album plus songs from Watson’s first release, The Journey. Watson’s special guest for the evening will be vocal legend Tata Vega, lead singer of the Andre Crouch Group and the voice of Shug in the Spielberg film The Color Purple. She will perform with Watson and showcase two songs from her upcoming gospel CD. The extraordinary drummer Les Cleveland will head up the All-Star Band.

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Thursday / September 27, 2007 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hear works of contemporary classical music—written for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and voice—by Composition Department faculty members John Bavicchi, Alla Elana Cohen, Andrew List, Thomas J. McGah, Apostolos Paraskevas, and Armand Qualliotine. Performers include faculty member Alla Elana Cohen, as well as special guest performers, including Emmanuel Feldman, Pascal Feldman, Sherman Friedland and Jun Toguchi, among others.

Maria Schneider Orchestra Celebrity Series of Boston Presents

Saturday / November 17, 2007 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Celebrity Series of Boston Presents
Maria Schneider Orchestra
Tickets: $48, $40, $30 reserved seating

Lisa Lampanelli

Friday / November 2, 2007 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy's Lovable Queen of Mean. Able to get away with saying anything, according to NY Friars Club Dean Freddie Roman, Lampanelli conquered the club scenes in both New York City and Los Angeles in a few short years. A cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen, she even won accolades from the King of All Media, Howard Stern, who described her as "a real funny broad."
Tickets: $32.75 reserved seating

Syncopation Vocal Jazz Quartet

Wednesday / October 17, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pop, jazz and standards in four-part harmony will be performed by singers Aubrey Logan, Christine Fawson, Davide Thorne Scott, and Lee Abe with a rhythm section.

The Sal Difusco Project "Vanishing Mist"

Wednesday / October 10, 2007 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist Sal Difusco presents the Sal Difusco Project performing original jazz/rock fusion. The band consists of faculty members Sal DiFusco, guitar; Dino Govoni, tenor sax; Casey Scheuerell, drums; Eguie Castrillo, percussion; and Joe Santerre, bass.

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