The Red Room presents the New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they're good for the soul. This week's featured artist is Zarni De Wet.
De Wet has been showcased on several TV series for WSKG-TV, NewsChannel 34, and Winchester Community TV. She has appeared in several newspapers ranging from upstate New York all the way to Philly. She has also toured and opened for big names like the Mike Lombardo Trio and Nikolas Metaxas, with a list of venues ranging from the Bitter End in New York City to the smallest and most regularly visited bars in Nowhereville, Pennsylvania to Chicago's favorite coffee shops to private concerts in Cyprus and South Africa. Her album Friday Night Lights was released in January 2010 to much success. Two of the tracks have been competition winners.
The rest seems irrelevant, as De Wet's main focus is to touch her audience—she doesn't care if there are 300 people or three. In the next several months De Wet will be teaming up with witty and proactive producer Matt McArthur from Boston to work on an EP that will be released next year. She is also still finishing her double major in songwriting and music education at Berklee.
KidsJam is a free early childhood (3–5 years) music education program provided to the community. During these fun and interactive workshops, kids learn about music while Berklee music education students, led by faculty members Libby Allison and Charlene Ryan, practice their teaching skills.
The program is intended to introduce young children to a variety of musical activities essential to a well-rounded music education. These include singing and sound exploration; moving; playing rhythm instruments; and creating, listening, and responding to music. In addition, kids learn about a variety of musical concepts and instruments.
Sessions are limited to 20 children, and registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and program information.
Bass player Mario Carrillo presents in his senior recital two of his many musical sides. Using improvisation as the tool to create music in the moment, he will team up with his teacher and Berklee faculty member Bruno Råberg and with a quartet of fellow students to further explore the sonic possibilities of improvised music. The second half of the concert will feature Spain the Lighter, a group of extremely talented musicians from Spain that dive into the best of their country's rich musical heritage to present it to the audience with a fresh and surprising yet powerful and modern vision.