Concert

Propaganda / JGivens

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Propaganda

With an uncompromising message intertwined with hot rhythms and beats, the Los Angeles-based Propaganda delivers potent lyrics and relevant music that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture. Propaganda has toured with KRS-One and has performing alongside and/or with groups such as De La Soul, the Visionaries, and the LA Symphony. From aggressive battle raps to smooth and introspective soul and to the head-nodding beats and rhymes California is known for, Propaganda is the total package.

JGivens will open the concert.

Watch a video for Propaganda's "Crimson Cord" here:

Watch a video for JGivens's "JackPot" here:

Keith Radigan: The Cardigan Quartet

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guitarist Keith Radigan and his group perform original fusion and rock.

Admission: 
Free

Jinhee Yoon's Senior Recital

Tuesday / November 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Jinhee Yoon presents her senior recital at Berklee, featuring her favorite standards and a selection of her original tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Pugh Trio

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Daniel Pugh

The Daniel Pugh Trio presents a blend of swing, hip-hop, and funk compositions in a piano trio setting. All compositions to be featured are written by Pugh and his bandmates.

 

Admission: 
Free

FORQ

Wednesday / September 10, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Fresh off the release of their eponymous debut album, the New York/Dallas quartet FORQ is embarking on their first-ever international tour.

Made up of Lost Tribe founder Adam Rogers on guitar (Brecker Brothers, Chris Potter, Norah Jones, Paul Simon), Rudder founder Henry Hey on keyboards (Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Bowie, Empire of the Sun), Snarky Puppy founder and Grammy Award-winner Michael League on bass (Kirk Franklin, Wayne Krantz/Ari Hoenig Quartet, Lalah Hathaway), and Jason “JT” Thomas on drums (Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Marcus Miller, D’Angelo), FORQ is an all-star ensemble of sorts, but with the spirit and cohesiveness of a garage band.

Though based in New York City, the group retains a subtle Texas accent, where League and Thomas established a fast friendship and musical rapport through almost two years of weekly gigs in legendary keyboardist Bernard Wright’s trio. Upon moving to the East Coast, League teamed up with Hey and Rogers (who are East Village neighbors, by coincidence) to form a group rooted deeply in that distinctly Southern groove, but with both the fire and inventiveness that NYC is known for. Hey and Rogers contribute all but one of the tracks on FORQ’s debut album, a mixture of fierce, playful, and soulful material. It’s the Texas-meets-Manhattan cocktail that has a created a sound rich in both musical intelligence and undeniable pocket.

FORQ’s double-disc CD/DVD (which features full-length, in-studio video of each track) will be released on GroundUP Music in September 2014.

 

Larry Watson Ensembles

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Larry Watson presents several of his ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. - Stage Performance Techniques Ensemble

3:00 p.m. - Advanced Stage Performance Techniques Ensemble

4:00 p.m. - Foundations of Singing with Soul Ensemble

5:00 p.m. - Motown Ensemble

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Pop/R&B and Small Band Jazz

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 3:00 p.m., Alain Mallet presents his Pop/R&B Ensemble. At 5:00 p.m., Ken Cervenka presents his Small Band Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Miles Davis Electric Ensemble and Blue Note-Era Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty members Ken Cervenka and Dave Santoro present their ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

1:00 p.m. - Ken Cervenka presents his Miles Davis Electric Ensemble.

3:00 p.m. - Dave Santoro presents the first of two Blue Note-Era Jazz ensembles.

5:00 p.m. - Dave Santoro presents the second of two Blue Note-Era Jazz ensembles.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Pop/R&B, Country Music, and Jazz Featuring Vocals

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Faculty members John Paul, Mike Ihde, and Nedelka Prescod present their ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. - John Paul presents the first of two Pop/R&B ensembles.

3:15 p.m. - John Paul presents the second of two Pop/R&B ensembles.

4:30 p.m. - Mike Ihde presents his Country Music Ensemble.

7:00 p.m. - Nedelka Prescod presents her Jazz Featuring Vocals Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: Brazilian Instrmental, R&B, Pop/Rock and Jazz

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Faculty members Fernando Brandao and Chantel Hampton present their ensembles. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 p.m. - Fernando Brandao presents the first of two Brazilian Instrumental ensembles.

3:15 p.m. - Fernando Brandao presents the second of two Brazilian Instrumental ensembles.

4:30 p.m. - Chantel Hampton presents her R&B, Pop/Rock and Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

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