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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual performance by the Berklee Percussion Ensemble led by department chair Dean Anderson will feature works by John Cage, Thom Hasenpflug, Steve Reich, and Robert Cohen. "Homeland Security Suite" is a Boston premier and features a multi-percussion solo by Herdi Xha and timpani solo by Robert Reynolds. A highlight of the program is Steve Reich's "Six Marimbas," a well-known minimalist work for the unusual combination of six marimbas.