Concert

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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Latin Night Concert: Ernesto Diaz, Horacio Hernandez, Giovanni Hidalgo

Wednesday / June 25, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Victor Mendoza & Friends

Monday / June 23, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Chloe and the Pappas

Thursday / June 5, 2008 / 12:00 pm
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

Chloe and the Pappas, an r&b/neo-soul band fronted by vocalist/guitarist Chloe Pappas, also includes guitarist Jacob Michael, bassist Jon Dusoe, keyboardist Tolga Haan Sursal, and drummer Tyler Brooks. A native of Minneapolis, Pappas is a senior at Berklee, finishing up a degree in professional music. Chloe and the Pappas has been playing at venues throughout Boston and the East Coast, earning stellar reviews from the Urban Critique, the Boston Globe, and Performer Magazine, for its blend of funk like John Legend and Jill Scott, and with folk like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. The group plans to release a sophomore album, Backs of Thieves in June, followed by a tour in the fall.

Admission: 
Free Admission

Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars

Tuesday / June 10, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars, six top scholarship students at the college, came to Berklee from Puerto Rico, Israel, and the United States, and coalesced around their love for the polyrhythm and joyful precision of the Latin jazz form. The group was named this year's Best College Jazz Band by Down Beat magazine, under the name La Timbistica, and recently performed as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Festival in Monterey, California. The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include trumpeter Niv Toar, flutist Enrique Trinidad, pianist Abraham Olivo, bassist Juan Maldonado, and timbalero Marcos Lopez. They will headline the Tito Puente Latin Music Series in Boston this summer, and also perform at the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C. Read more . . .

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