Concert

Old Wine, New Bottles

Monday / July 21, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
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 p.m.
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 p.m.
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 p.m.
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 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Victor Mendoza & Friends

Monday / June 23, 2008 / 8:15 p.m.
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 p.m.
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.

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Free Admission

Berklee Latin Jazz All-Stars

Tuesday / June 10, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
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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Keppie Coutts

Thursday / September 18, 2008 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

Keppie Coutts is an Australian-born funk-folkstress reveling in the new wave of folk fusion—an eclectic mix of acoustic-based songs that step inside jazz and soul. Coutts started out spreading her words as poetry at Sydney arts haunts and indie spaces. Very quickly, the words found a canvas of music, and almost as quickly she was thrust into the studio where she recorded her debut album On the Edge of a Dream. Since coming to Berklee in 2005, she has earned the praise of peers, audiences, and mentors. She won both the Performing Songwriter Competition and the Songwriter's Showcase Competition—two prestigious showcases that Berklee presents to display its best talent.

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Free Admission

The Berklee Monterey Quartet

Thursday / August 28, 2008 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States

Each fall, Berklee chooses four of its finest students to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival, where they play for standing-room-only audiences. The group featured here performed at the festival in 2007. The members of the Berklee Monterey Quartet—Dan Carpel on bass, Jeff Miles on guitar, Mike Nishimura on piano, and Ryo Shibata on drums—are already highly sought-after, with dozens of professional credits, major awards, and concerts. Leader Nishimura, from Tokyo, held the coveted piano chair in the IAJE Sisters in Jazz Quintet and was chosen to perform at the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center. Miles is a semifinalist in the 2008 Montreux International Guitar Competition.

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Free Admission

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