Proclaimed "a world class drummer" and "a true innovator" by Modern Drummer magazine, Marko Djordjevic has played on more than 50 albums (four as a leader), while his performing experience spans two decades and shows all over the globe. Lionel Loueke, Clarence Spady, Jonah Smith, Michael Henderson, Eli Degibri, Aaron Goldberg, and Matt Garrison are some of the artists he has collaborated with since graduating from Berklee in '93. Even when the Odds Are in Your Favor will combine a concert of all original music with a discussion of musical topics, ranging from composition and improvisation to odd meters, polyrhythms, and uncommon rhythmic concepts. Featuring Sean Nowell on tenor sax and Evan Marien on electric bass. All musicians are encouraged to attend, regardless of instrument. Nonmusicians are more than welcome, also! This event is supported by DDRUM, Zildjian, Evans, and Vic Firth.
Mike Lembke's senior recital features his quintet playing all original fusion compositions. The program offers an exciting blend of styles, from jazz, funk, and R&B to rock and world music. The common thread throughout is high energy balanced with a sensitivity to the dynamic possibilities of an electrified quintet.
Drummer Willie Bruno presents his senior recital, featuring music by drummers such as Bill Bruford, Billy Cobham, and Vinnie Colaiuta, as well as other jazz and fusion artists such as Wayne Shorter and Weather Report.
"I tell my students, ‘When you play with a group, you don’t play chops; you’re the timekeeper of the band. If you don’t groove, if you don’t lock with the bass player, that group doesn’t function, and they’re going to call somebody else.’"
This concert features the most recent Berklee Percussion Department Spring Scholarship Awards presented by Yoron Israel. These students represent some of Berklee's most talented drum set, hand percussion, total percussion, marimba, vibraphone, and steel pan performers. Various musical styles will be represented, as well as various ensemble configurations, ranging from solo timpani, solo marimba, drum set/saxophone duo to full bands. This concert will also feature a number a talented student accompanists.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Teo Karakolev's set will feature several works that include mallets percussion instruments. The show will consist of both both classical and Latin jazz compositions. Some of them will be Karakolev's own works. He will also perform tunes composed by the Grammy Award winner, Dave Samuels.