Concert

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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Music of the Crusaders: Back to the Groove

Thursday / April 24, 2008 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This is concert of the instrumental funk and soul music of the Crusaders performed under the direction of Dan Moretti. The instrumentation is the original Crusaders set up with drums, bass, piano, guitar, tenor, and bone featuring Fabien Aubry, piano; Nathaniel Brooks, trombone; Min Eung Cho, guitar; Michael Okusami, bass; and Jonathan Gunak, drums. The music was composed by Wayne Henderson, Stix Hooper, and Joe Sample.

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Guitar Department Student Showcase: Rock and Pop

Thursday / April 24, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee College of Music Guitar Department presents a student showcase featuring Berklee's finest student rock/pop guitarists. Hosted by Mike Ihde and Abby Zocher, the concert will feature a variety of styles within the rock/pop realm, including metal, rock, fingerstyle, fusion, and singer/songwriter. Featured guitarists for the evening are Keppie Coutts, Nili Brosh, Ivan Chopik, Nathan Reich, Lee Moretti, Sabi Saltiel, Serghio Jansen, and Bhrigu Sahni.

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The Super Group Featuring Chuck Berry

Sunday / April 13, 2008 / 7:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

To Benefit Artists in Recovery—Featuring Chuck Berry with Chuck Leavell, Simon Kirke, and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter as well as Ernie and the Automatics

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$250, $150, $100, $75, $50, $35, reserved seating

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