Concert

Youth Jazz Showcase with the George Garzone Berklee Quartet

Saturday / June 27, 2015 / 12:30 p.m.
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St W
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5H 2N2
George Garzone Berklee Quartet

George Garzone is well known as a sought-after jazz educator. Currently he is a professor in Berklee's Woodwind Department, and he has previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, and Northeastern University, among other places. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach, and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, and Mark Turner, to name a few. For this performance at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Garzone has been rehearsing his original compositions with a group of top student instrumentalists from the U.S., Korea, and Canada. The lineup includes Garzone on sax, Jenny Xu on piano, Maxwell D. Salinger-Ridley on bass, and Jongkuk Kim on drums.

This concert, sponsored by Toronto Downtown Jazz and supported by the Ken Page Memorial Trust, also features the National Youth Jazz Combo and the North Pandemic Groove Quartet from Sapporo, Japan, winners of the 2014 Sapporo Jazz Festival competition. 

Admission: 
Free

George Garzone Berklee Quartet: Late Night Jazz Jam

Saturday / June 27, 2015 / 12:00 a.m.
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria Street
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5B 1T8
George Garzone Berklee Quartet

George Garzone is well known as a sought-after jazz educator. Currently he is a professor in Berklee's Woodwind Department, and he has previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, and Northeastern University, among other places. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach, and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, and Mark Turner, to name a few. For this performance at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Garzone has been rehearsing his original compositions with a group of top student instrumentalists from the U.S., Korea, and Canada. The lineup includes Garzone on sax, Jenny Xu on piano, Maxwell D. Salinger-Ridley on bass, and Jongkuk Kim on drums.

Admission: 
$10 cover charge at the door

George Garzone Berklee Quartet

Friday / June 26, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
M5S 2C7
George Garzone Berklee Quartet

George Garzone is well known as a sought-after jazz educator. Currently he is a professor in Berklee's Woodwind Department, and he has previously taught at New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, New York University, Manhattan School of Music, and Northeastern University, among other places. He has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach, and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, Teadross Avery, Luciana Souza, and Mark Turner, to name a few. For this performance at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Garzone has been rehearsing his original compositions with a group of top student instrumentalists from the U.S., Korea, and Canada. The lineup includes Garzone on sax, Jenny Xu on piano, Maxwell D. Salinger-Ridley on bass, and Jongkuk Kim on drums.

Admission: 
Free with admission to the museum ($4.50–$7.50)

Michael Gregory Jackson: Spirit, Signal, Strata Featuring Kenwood Dennard

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Michael Gregory Jackson's Spirit, Signal, Strata is music built around the adaptation of guitar to contemporary sonics, grooves, and extended improvisational techniques. He stands as a pioneer of a new movement, one in which genres and sounds are used in new and inventive ways. Drawing on the history, origins, sociopolitical significance, and the heart and soul of extended blues forms, this trio creates the rhythms, harmony, power, and joy found inside the rich strata of African American music.

Admission: 
Free

Orlando Retana: Outside of the Box

Tuesday / July 14, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
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Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Drum principal Orlando Retana presents a night of Latin jazz music and fusion. He will play some of his original compositions along with arrangements.

Admission: 
Free

Megumi Moon

Tuesday / July 7, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
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Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Voice principal Megumi Moon presents a night of indie pop, R&B, and ambient songs with an ensemble consisting of acoustic guitar, bass, cello, and piano.

Admission: 
Free

James Heazlewood-Dale's First Recital

Monday / July 6, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
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Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Double bass principal James Heazlewood-Dale presents a mixture of compositions and arrangements of some hard-swinging, soul-lifting, foot-tapping music.

Admission: 
Free

Asante Part II

Friday / November 13, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee student Wambura Mitaru had her first recital in November 2013, and this year she is doing the second edition entitled Asante Part II (asante means "thank you" in Swahili). Since fall of 2015 will be her last semester at Berklee, she and her friends will share the music that has carried them through their Berklee journey. Fall is also Thanksgiving season, and so asante will be the general theme of everything. Come sing and dance along with Mitaru and her friends.

Admission: 
Free

Joaquin Bustamante's Recital

Thursday / December 17, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guitar principal Joaquin Bustamante will showcase arrangements of blues, funk, rock, and also folk songs from his country, Chile.

Admission: 
Free

Julia Battistin and the Forbidden Zone

Wednesday / December 16, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Voice principal Julia Battistin presents original music written alongside her band, the Forbidden Zone.

Admission: 
Free

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