With soaring vocals and catchy melodies Caroline Smith is settling into a sound that merges ’90s R&B and neo-soul with her indie rock and folk roots. As Smith's music takes a step from girl to woman, her new album, Half About Being a Woman, explores self-acceptance and growing into oneself.
Described as having “that voice” by the Boston Weekly Dig newspaper, pop/soul artist Tavonna Miller's vocal ability spans styles including soul, rock, gospel, and opera. Coming from a family of musicians, she learned early on to discover and explore the world of music and craft her own unique sound. Her influences include legends as Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, John Legend, and John Mayer. Now Brooklyn-based, the Berklee College of Music graduate performs throughout Massachusetts, New York, and Philadelphia, either self-accompanied on piano or backed by some of the best local female musicians.
Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth presents the sixth annual Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase, featuring six stellar guitarists leading their groups in an evening of original and cover material in the genres of R&B and funk.
Ensembles will perform the music of Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding, directed by Dennis Cecere, at 2:00 p.m.; the music of James Brown, directed by Kenwood Dennard, at 3:15 p.m.; and the music of Jimi Hendrix, directed by Kenwood Dennard, at 4:30 p.m.
Berklee students and faculty showcase the music of Musiq Soulchild and India.Arie. Featuring the Neo-Soul Ensemble, Berklee instructor Skip Smith will direct this funk, soul, and R&B concert.
American artist Musiq Soulchild is best known for his songs "Halfcrazy" and "So Beautiful." His style blends influences of funk, R&B, blues, hip-hop, and jazz. Nominated for 11 Grammy Awards throughout is career, Musiq Soulchild is one of the most innovative artists of our generation.
Known for her hits "Video" and "Beautiful," India.Arie is one of the greatest neo-soul singer-songwriters of our time. A four-time Grammy winner, Arie has sold over 3 million records in the U.S. and over 10 million records worldwide.
$8, $14 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $18 day of show, reserved seating