Nick Hakim is a singer-songwriter from Washington D.C. He and his band have been playing venues around Boston and New York, cultivating a new sound in preparation for his record that will be released in the summer of 2012. Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, and the Beatles.
Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights, and the Crystal Method as they remix, recreate, and reimagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today's biggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.
Join us for this candid glimpse into the real world dynamics of cross-genre collaborations. A Q&A after the film will be led by Stephen Webber, a Berklee faculty member highlighted in the film. Stay through to the end for the audience prize raffle!
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Ron Reid, Dennis Montgomery, and Gwen Leathers. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including R&B and funk.
2:00 p.m. - Ron Reid: Directed Studies 3:15 p.m. - Dennis Montgomery: R&B Ensemble 4:30 p.m. - Gwen Leathers: R&B/Funk
Recitals run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.
The Soul of a Man is a modern day R&B band that incorporates blues, gospel, soul, and funk into its sound. This band has been described as, "high energy all the time," and has garnered recognition from Grammy- and other award-winning artists. With a four-piece rhythm section, a horn trio, and a vocalist out front, this band sounds massive. A veritable wall of sound projects from the stages of which this group plays upon.
The Soul of a Man pours so much energy into its music that audiences are guaranteed a roller coaster ride of emotions and excitement. The individual players add so much of themselves, and all of them contribute something unique and special to the music. The Soul of a Man truly is a band to be seen. Whether it is in a small club or a larger venue, this group never fails to deliver. It prides itself on delivering the best in live entertainment.
With a grace and depth of soul beyond her years, and roots deep in reggae, hip-hop, jazz, and funk, Joanna Teters turns heads whenever she starts to sing. Her abilities were recognized early on when, as a first year student at Berklee College of Music, she performed in 2010 as a featured soloist at Boston Symphony Hall with the internationally renowned Rhythm of the Universe project. The spring 2011 release of her debut album with the jazz/R&B group the Joanna Teters Experiment was received with great enthusiasm, and earned her the privilege of opening for top jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato at the Falcon. She played to packed houses this winter in Puerto Rico as lead vocalist with the reggae/soul/jazz band Da Bone, and her tribute to Erykah Badu launched her following there. She is honored to represent Berklee this summer at the South Shore Summer Series, where she will be joined by her soul/jazz/R&B group Mad Satta, previously known as the Joanna Teters Experiment.
Tim Coakley is a Boston-based pop artist who uniquely blends rock and R&B with influences of jazz and funk. Coakley started his solo career in the fall of 2010 when he began work on a two-song EP released that winter. As interest in his work grew, Coakley began work on his debut album, Drowning, released in the summer of 2011.
Relocating to Boston, Coakley quickly assembled a backing band and began rehearsals for live performances, He soon released Live from the Creek, a four-part video performance with guitarist Alex Palazzo. During this time Coakley wrote and began preproduction on four new songs to be recorded in early 2012. Coakley is currently focusing on showcasing his band through out the North East to promote his new music.
Alex Baboian is a guitarist, teacher, and composer from Boston, Massachusetts. While primarily a jazz guitarist, he keeps a busy schedule performing, recording, and teaching in several styles in and out of Boston.
He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Isabella Stuart Gardener Museum, and Boston Symphony Hall, in groups ranging in size from solo guitar to big band. Festival appearances include the Washington D.C. Jazz Festival, the Louisville Jazz Educators conference, and the Boston Beantown Jazz Festival. He has been awarded the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department Acheivemet Award in both 2011 and 2012. In 2010 Alex spent time living, studying, and performing abroad in Japan and South Korea. Alex has had the privilege to study with wonderful teachers such as Hal Crook, Phil Wilson, Jamey Haddad, Dave Tronzo, and Jon Damian.
The Soul of a Man pours so much energy into its music that audiences are guaranteed a rollercoaster ride of emotions and excitement. The individual players add so much of themselves, and collectively, they contribute something unique and special to the music. The Soul of a Man truly is a band to be seen. Whether it is in a small club or a larger venue, this group never fails to deliver. It prides itself on delivering the best in live entertainment.
Six talented guitar students lead their bands in an exciting program of original, cover, vocal, and instrumental tunes. This year features Michael Johnson, Cameron Galpin, William Larson, Matthew Gibbs, Finnegan Bryan Singer, and Balam Garcia.
Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase 2012 is the fourth in an annual event presented each year by Berklee guitar faculty Thaddeus Hogarth.