Concert

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.

Jamie McLean, Jenn Bostic Band, Matt Zeiner

Friday / June 6, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jamie McLean is most widely known as the guitarist for the New Orleans jazz, funk institution The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Over the past year and a half Jamie's songwriting, filled with catchy hooks, beautiful lyrics and scorching guitar work has mingled with the soulful gumbo of the deep south and while The Jamie McLean Band is based in New York City, the influences of southern rock, blues, R&B and funk is unmistakable. Jenn Bostic, lead singer of DiggerDawg has pened for the likes of Alan Jackson, Tracy Byrd, Julie Roberts, Josh Turner, Jo Dee Messina, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Gary Allan, Reba McEntire and Gretchen Wilson. With the continuation of DiggerDawg, Jenn is branching off as a solo artist with The Jenn Bostic Band. The Matt Zeiner Band is an all-original 5-piece band featuring Mike Bradley, Craig Garfinkel, Billy Megofna, and Geoff Brown.

Admission: 
$12, General Admission

Old Wine, New Bottles

Monday / July 21, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Randy Felts will lead a nine-piece band with four horns in a musical program featuring new takes on well-known tunes. The arrangements will illustrate ideas found in Felts's Reharmonization Techniques book in arrangements that include Latin, funk, and jazz styles. Felts's "synthophone" bari sax will anchor a horn section led by faculty trumpeter Lin Biviano. The rhythm section will include faculty member Jon Chase (drums), faculty member Mike Ihde (guitar/vocals), faculty member Ricardo Monzon (percussion), Harmony Department chair Joe Mulholland (piano), and Contemporary Writing and Production Department assistant chair Andrea Pejrolo (bass). The digital signals from the synthophone will also play and control live video images to accompany some of the arrangements. Come and check out the “multimedia horn section”!

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Alma Group: South American Contemporary Music

Tuesday / July 1, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

From 1992 to 1998, Brasileirinho was an original group with an unusual instrumentation and conception of tunes and arrangements. The quintet performed throughout the New England area with many sold-out concerts at local venues including Regattabar, Ryles, and music festivals. Guest artists included singers Luciana Souza and Teresa Ines. The band also performed in New Mexico at the federal university with guest artist and virtuoso flutist Altamiro Carrilho.

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Percussion Festival Faculty Blowout Concert

Friday / June 27, 2008 / 7:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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World Music Night: Trichy Sankaran and Bertram Lehmann

Thursday / June 26, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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