The Coalition is a female-led collective under the guidance of Melissa Ferrick and the representing team of Berklee Women in Action. The Coalition stands for gender equality and donates a percentage of all profits to local charities that help build a safe environment for girls and women of all backgrounds. The performers for this showcase are Sam Zilli, Vera Gsenger, NEV, Leahy Ardon, and Aubrey Harris.
Chloe Jane is an indie-pop/rock artist from Olympia, Washington. Her sound blends elements of indie-pop with the nostalgic aching of alternative rock. She is a third-year student at Berklee, majoring in songwriting and music business/management.
SIRYN is a late 1990s/early 2000s-inspired R&B girl group. The band, comprising four vocalists: Helena, Ashley, Sarah, and Brittni, originally started out as the Diva’s Ensemble at Berklee College of Music. After realizing how great a connection they had both musically and mentally, the girls decided to continue this project beyond a classroom. SIRYN’s main goal is to celebrate female empowerment, and the sacred bonds of sisterhood.
MERAKÏ is a pop/R&B band founded by five students during their time at Berklee in 2016. Their main goal is to make something that is lyrically and musically satisfying to the soul. MERAKÏ strives to give music to their listeners knowing they have poured out all they have into their work. The members of this band come from different backgrounds and experiences, but ultimately use it to their advantage to create something diverse and genuine.
The Roots Roadshow series, presented by the American Roots Music Program, is a showcase where America's rich musical heritage is explored and celebrated. Every month, we present a variety show of student bands and ensembles performing styles such as country blues, old-time, bluegrass, new acoustic, Celtic, classic country, Western swing, and more. Whether it is a faculty-led ensemble, a brand-new student project, or a band that's making its name in the Boston scene, you never know what will happen at a Roots Roadshow.
Come connect with Berklee's thriving roots community, and hear some of the finest rising acoustic talent as we continue to propel American roots music into the 21st century.
The Songwriting Department has been expanding its efforts to provide a dynamic technology curriculum that supports students as writers, producers, and performers. Don't miss this second electronic singer-songwriter showcase hosted by faculty member Erin Barra-Jean and featuring performances by Viayra Rivera, Amber Ais, Marco Mares, Ben Higginbotham, Leon Waldo, Danielle Thwaites, Delaney Silvernell, and Alisse Laymac.
BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic is the Songwriting Department’s all-original open mic event, which is held monthly at the Red Room. This special Halloween edition of the event welcomes students from both Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
To sign up, please arrive at the Red Room any time after 6:00 p.m. We will accept 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others do not show up. Performers may perform one song each (no covers) and may not use drum kits.
Henrique De Almeida, drumset artist and Berklee associate professor, joins forces with jazz fusion virtuosos Sal Difusco (guitar) and Joe Santerre (bass) to present an afternoon set of jazz rock/fusion music that is fun and exciting to listen to and watch. Come and enjoy this great interaction between drums, bass, and guitar. Lots of solos, improvisation, and fun renditions of jazz rock classics.
An 18-year-old trumpeter from Upland, California, Jeremy Alvarez has been recognized repeatedly throughout California’s jazz community. In 2015, he was chosen to be the 19th Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee College of Music, receiving a four-year, full-tuition award presented in conjunction with the Monterey Jazz Festival. Alvarez joins such former Lyons winners as Jonathan Pinson (Wayne Shorter), Dayna Stephens (Kenny Barron), and Alex Hargreaves (Danilo Pérez), among others. Selected as a member of Monterey’s 2015 Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, Alvarez has had the great honor of playing with trumpet master Arturo Sandoval on three occasions, including being featured with him twice and playing lead trumpet in the Arturo Sandoval Institute All-Star band. He has also been awarded the nationally recognized Louis Armstrong Jazz Award. Alvarez began his studies toward a Berklee degree in music performance in September 2015. He is currently performing in the world-renowned Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, directed by Greg Hopkins, jazz composition professor.
Created by Rene Pfister, assistant professor of voice and director of the Musical Theater Ensemble, the cabaret series features Broadway favorites as well as musical theater-inspired originals. Since 2012, Cabaret has been a student initiative to give musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the main stage musical season. This month's theme is Halloween, and costumes are welcome.