Three student ensembles showcase the music of the Caribbean. The Bob Marley Ensemble, directed by Matt Jenson, the Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Ron Reid, and the Afro-Cuban Ensemble, directed by Ricardo Monzon, bring some welcome warm weather to midwinter Boston. Grammy-nominated trombonist and Berklee alumnus William Cepeda—who has created a music style titled Afro-Rican jazz and has worked with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Celia Cruz, and Eddie Palmieri—will be a special guest performer for the evening.
Every member of the Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra has the opportunity to be featured. The entire ensemble led by drummer Dan Platzman, bassist Katie Thiroux, and pianist Jordan Seigel, along with lead trumpet player Bobby Gallegos, and alto saxophonist Trevor Kellum, transcends the boundaries of big band jazz conception. This format is extremely high energy and not for the faint of heart. Don't miss the best edition of the Urban Outreach Jazz Orchestra.
Berklee College of Music presents back-to-back concerts of various class ensembles. Many styles and genres are represented as Berklee faculty member Charles Lewis presents his ensemble's end-of-semester performance final.
Berklee College of Music presents back-to-back concerts of various class ensembles. Many styles and genres are represented as Berklee faculty present each of their ensemble’s end-of-semester performance final.