Clara C has performed her unique blend of folk/pop/rock at renowned venues such as the White House Department of Education, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Shrine Auditorium. Her young career has already included performances in front of crowds of 18,000 people, two albums, and three sold-out nationwide tours in North America and Asia. She has also received placements in movies, commercials, and on TV networks such as Showtime, ABC Family, MTV, Hallmark, and more.
Clara C will be releasing her third album in September, writing, producing, and mixing all songs that appear on it.
Watch a music video for Clara C’s “You’ve Got It All” here:
Born in Los Angeles and raised by a family of musicians and entertainers that owned one of the hippest music venues in the city, Aijia grew up with a coloring book in the back of the bar while acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna took the stage. Aijia’s own piano-based songwriting style is reminiscent of the soul of the Jackson 5, the melodic lines of Alicia Keys, and the lyrical twists of Sara Bareilles. Aijia has shared the stage with Bruno Mars, Jack Black, and Hilary Duff, among others.
Watch Aijia discuss the making of her debut EP, Learning to Let Go, in the video below:
$15 General Admission, $25 VIP, $90 Fan Experience
Join TSL for its “SOLE Spotlight Live” concert series celebrating the heart and soul of music. This event promises to be an exciting night filled with Boston’s most talented young musicians performing R&B, hip-hop, and soul music. Performers include Dorian, Notoriety Music, Kaylah Green, and DJ P*Franchize.
Emily King is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She recently released the critically acclaimed EP Seven and toured with Maroon 5 and Emeli Sande. King’s carefully crafted compositions serve as a vehicle for her lush vocals, which harbor both innocence and honesty. With a gentle mix of soul, folk, and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of to-the-point storytelling that’s reminiscent of many singer-songwriters of the 1970’s. She’s currently writing and recording her next album.
Nick Hakim, a singer-songwriter who draws from the musical likes of Marvin Gaye, Harry Nillson, and the Impressions, will be opening the show. Playing shows with his band mainly throughout New York and Boston, Hakim has been cultivating his sound for his debut album, which is set to be released this fall.
Nomadic soul-folk songstress Emily Elbert is known for her rhythmic guitar chops, soulful original tunes, and her unique interpretations of classic music. Armed with do-it-yourself passion and a global spirit, the 24-year-old has performed at more than 650 shows throughout the U.S. and around the world, including performances in at least 15 countries.
A native Texan and graduate of Berklee, she has independently released three albums of original material. Elbert's music has won awards in the U.S. and U.K., and she has earned accolades from publications including The Washington Post and Glamour magazine. YouTube videos of her performances have garnered more than 1.5 million views. The Boston Folk Festival raves, "Emily is among the most glowing of the upcoming generation of American singer-songwriters, if 'upcoming' even applies to this phenom any longer."
Singer Ariana Corradi performs a set of jazz, soul, and R&B songs with a pianist and guitar accompaniment on some songs. Corradi will be joined by Martina Albano, performing in styles ranging from Italian opera (“Ti Voglio Bene Assai”) to Broadway hits fromWicked (“For Good”).
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Berklee alumnus Jeremy De Jesus has been recording, performing, composing, and arranging in many different styles, including jazz, Afro-Caribbean, salsa, neo-soul, R&B, hip-hop, and fusion. Many of these styles are on display on his debut album, Semi Formal, which features his original compositions.
Watch Jeremy De Jesus perform "Desamor" in the video below:
The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.
Since releasing his sophomore album, Solidarity Breaks, in early 2011, Norwegian retro soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft has thrilled crowds around the world with his stripped-down yet amped-up one-man-band act.
Largely on the strength of his looping-enhanced and wonder-inspiring live show, Bernhoft racked up 250,000 sales of Solidarity Breaks. He also earned more than 3 million views for "C'mon Talk," a beatbox-infused, acoustic guitar-laced single that Bernhoft performed during his 2011 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. To expand his sound on Solidarity Breaks, Bernhoft teamed up with multiplatinum-selling producer Fred Ball (Pleasure, Brett Anderson) and songwriting collaborators Ed Harcourt (Paloma Faith, Jamie Cullum) and Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Winehouse, Duffy, Beverly Knight). The final touches by Steve Fitzmaurice (U2, Depeche Mode, Kylie Minogue) were made to the mix of the album. With his irresistible of-the-moment approach to classic R&B and soul, Bernhoft also nabbed the Best Artist and Best Male Artist of the Year awards at the 2012 Spellemannprisen, which is equivalent to the Grammy Awards in Norway.
Sun Rai has been singing and playing piano since age four. Originally from Australia, Rai came to America to further pursue his music career. Inspired by performances by Prince and Donny Hathaway, Rai conveys a soulful groove as a one-man band by combining his piano skills and voice on a loop pedal.