Concert

Juan Ospina’s Jazz Composition Portfolio Concert

Monday / October 22, 2007 / 9:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Colombian pianist/composer Juan Ospina presents a series of original compositions, written while enrolled in the Berklee Jazz Composition program, that tastefully blend Colombian rhythms with jazz elements.

Twelve Girls Band

Sunday / October 21, 2007 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Twelve Girls Band was founded in June 2001. The group combines China's traditional musical instruments with modalities of modern popular music. With dainty musical rhythms and passionate performances, the group's growing audience enjoys Chinese folk instrumental music. Twelve Girls Band continues to spread the popularity of Chinese folk music both home and abroad.
Tickets: $45, $39.50, $35

Rosa <i>por</i> Berklee

Thursday / November 8, 2007 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As part of the 2007-2008 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee, see the great Brazilian singer and songwriter Rosa Passos in concert with Berklee students and faculty, performing her songs along with the music of Gilberto Gil, Jobim, Djavan, and Joao Bosco. Directed by Oscar Stagnaro. See the concert series home page for more information.

The Fab Faux Perform Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sunday / November 11, 2007 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The musical virtuosity of the Fab Faux completely upends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Going far beyond note-to-note cover versions, the Fab Faux presents shows filled with inspired rediscovery of the Beatles' musical magic. The group includes members of the Conan O'Brien and David Letterman house bands and sidemen for Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, and Joan Osborne. See the concert series homepage for more information.

Won Young Song

Tuesday / November 27, 2007 / 6:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Viola player Won Young Song presents a set of jazz.

The Soul of Margaret Garner: A Personal Journey To Freedom - A Discussion with Richard Danielpour

Wednesday / October 3, 2007 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

W.E.B. Dubois wrote that "the Negro folk-song—the rhythmic cry of the slave—stands to-day [sic] not simply as the sole American music, but as the most beautiful expression of human experience born this side the seas." It's no wonder then that music is the perfect medium to tell the controversial story of Margaret Garner. Garner was a slave who killed one of her children rather than allow her to be recaptured, and the inspiration for Toni Morrison's novel Beloved.

Grammy Award–winning composer Richard Danielpour wrote the score for the opera Margaret Garner, collaborating with Morrison. The production has been staged in Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Detroit, and comes to the New York City Opera this September.

Berklee will hold two public discussions with Danielpour as part of his three-day residency, entitled "The Soul of Margaret Garner: A Personal Journey to Freedom," giving students and the community a unique lesson in the power of song as a humanitarian effort.

The Laszlo Gardony Trio

Tuesday / October 16, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty pianist Laszlo Gardony, faculty bassist John Lockwood, and Yoron Israel, assistant chair of the Percussion Department, perform originals as well as original arrangements of standards. The trio features unusual harmonizations, grooves, improvisations, arrangements, and a lot of interplay between the players.

Tom Appleman

Thursday / October 18, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz and funk will be performed under the direction of faculty bassist Tom Appleman. Mainly instrumental music with a vocal tune or two, with tunes by the Headhunters, Medeski, and Galactic as well as originals from Appleman and his bandmates.

BeanTown Jazz Festival: Pre-Festival Warm-Up at the Beehive

Thursday / September 27, 2007 / 9:00 p.m.
The Beehive
541 Tremont Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116

A pre-festival jazz lounge, sponsored by Yale Appliance and Lighting, at Boston's hottest new music venue, the Beehive. See the full schedule of events.

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.

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