Concert

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / November 1, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
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Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. This particular performance will feature the BGJI Silver, Amber, and Red Ensembles.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / October 11, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
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Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. This particular performance will feature the BGJI Amber, Green, and Blue Ensembles.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert Series and Jam Sessions

Tuesday / September 27, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will feature an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in this concert. This particular performance will feature the BGJI Silver, Purple, and Red Ensembles.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Venezuelan Project

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
Columbus Avenue and Burke Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Venezuelan Project is a group that was born in 2015, founded by percussionist Alexis Soto and Carlos Capacho. The group focuses on recovering the traditional and folkloric Venezuelan genres and combining them with contemporary genres of the music world, including funk, jazz, Latin, and fusion. The group began as a quartet with original members Josu Ortiz on piano (Caracas, Venezuela), Ali Tovar on bass (Caracas, Venezuela), Carlos Capacho on cuatro (Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela) and Alexis Soto on percussion (Caracas, Venezuela). 

Today, the group has changed a little bit in instrumentation, adding drum set and melodic instruments (where saxophone and harmonica or trumpet highlight the most), but keeping traditional instruments of Venezuelan culture as cuatro and maracas. 
 

Beach Weather / Self Portraits

Thursday / October 13, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Beach Weather
Self Portraits
Beach Weather
Self Portraits

Beach Weather is a three-piece American band formed in 2015, featuring Nick Santino, Austin Scates, and Reeve Powers. Santino, who gained notoriety as the founding member of his former band, A Rock to the Moon, along with his fellow Beach Weather bandmates, has been involved in the music industry for years. Self-described as their own genre of "fuzzy pop," the band's debut EP What a Drag was released in August 2015, with five brand-new tracks. Hot on the heels of the new EP, the band quickly started to gain attention for their energetic live performances out on the road during their first tour together, which was a U.S. national tour as direct support for the band The Maine.

Self Portraits is a female-fronted rock band from Berklee. With a huge modern sound and catchy hooks, Self Portraits brings big rock music to the mainstream. They strive to push the envelope  with soaring guitars and technically difficult music while still creating a product that is easily accessible to all listeners.

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

KidsJam: Jazz Cats

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
Family Park, off Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02118

Who are those jazz musicians, anyway? This session features a storybook reading (Jazz Cats), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.

Admission: 
Free

KidsJam: Scat for All

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 2:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
Family Park, off Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02118

Why aren't those singers using words? This session features a storybook reading (Jazz Fly), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.

Admission: 
Free

KidsJam: Finding the Groove

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 1:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
Family Park, off Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02118

How can I find the beat and stay in the groove? This session features a storybook reading (Cool Cats Counting), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.

Admission: 
Free

KidsJam: Gigs, Chops, and Axes

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 12:30 p.m.
KidsJam Tent
Family Park, off Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02118

What makes jazz different from other music? This session features a storybook reading (This Jazz Man), two or three songs, a movement activity with Berklee Music Education student musicians, and an opportunity for participants to play a rhythm instrument.

Admission: 
Free

Edmar Colón Quartet

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
Columbus Avenue and Burke Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Edmar Noé Colon Gierbolini

Edmar Noé Colón Gierbolini, a Berklee Presidential Scholar, is a 24-year-old tenor saxophonist, pianist, and composer from Coamo, Puerto Rico. Edmar began playing the saxophone at the age of 12. Progressing at high speed, Colon started playing around Puerto Rico in many events with various local artists. He quickly grabbed the attention of Berklee, and was awarded a full scholarship to the Five-Week Summer Performance Program three consecutive years, then graduated from Berklee with a dual major in performance and classical composition, and also was part of the undergraduate program of the esteemed Berklee Globlal Jazz Institute. directed by Danilo Pérez and Marco Pignataro. Edmar has toured and played in places such as the Detroit Jazz Festival, Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival, Domincan Republic Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Monterrey Jazz Festival, among others. Edmar has also recorded on records of artists such as the Spanish maestros Joaquin Sabina and Juan Manuel Serrat on their most recent release, with over 1 million in presales, and also preformed with artists including Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Hal Crook, Miguel Zenón, Kenny Werner, and many other great artists of several musical styles and genres. Edmar Noé Colon Gierbolini is an upcoming bright voice of his generation. 

 

Admission: 
Free

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