Concert

Blue Note Era Jazz Ensemble

Monday / July 27, 2015 / 4:45 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dave Santoro, a professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Blue Note Era Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Blue Note Era Jazz Ensemble

Monday / July 27, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dave Santoro, a professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Blue Note Era Jazz Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Equinox Music Festival

Monday / March 21, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Directed by Moira Lo Bianco, an instructor in the Piano Department, the Equinox Music Festival will awaken the Berklee community to the vitality of classical music and its connection to a unique legacy of improvisation. The festival will include presentations, workshops, and concerts that present new ways of listening to, writing, improvising, and playing music derived from classical traditions. Featuring both faculty and students, the festival will bring together classically trained musicians to present classical music in new and creative ways, reinvent it, and offer this genre as a source of inspiration to the next generation of listeners and musicians.

Admission: 
Free

Felipe Tinoco

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Originally from northeastern Brazil, Felipe Tinoco grew up surrounded by the sounds of traditional samba, baião, bossa nova, and choro from his family of instrumentalists. A student of guitar and jazz composition at Berklee College of Music, his performance features a unique style of composition that combines improvisational aspects of jazz and Brazilian music. His music has been featured in Berklee's podcasts, radio, and live performances. 

Admission: 
Free

Max Schneider

Sunday / October 25, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Max Schneider

Actor/singer Max Schneider began performing at the age of three. He started by singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table and ended up singing and dancing on Broadway. He began his professional career in the Broadway musical 13 and has appeared on television shows such as Law and Order: SVU, One Life to LiveThe ViewBeauty and the Beast, and How to Rock, in which he plays Zander Robbins. Schneider has studied with talented performers such as Liv Ullman, Malcolm Gets, and Kevin Carroll, and he was part of an August 2010 ad campaign for Dolce & Gabbana that featured Madonna.

An avid singer-songwriter, Schneider's song “Last One Standing,” cowritten with Matt Wong and Claire Demorest, was featured in two episodes of How to Rock, and his song “Show You How to Do,” cowritten with Ben Charles, was featured on the Disney show Shake It Up. His song “Standing in China” was featured on Cody Simpson’s album, Paradise (2012). In 2012, he opened to sold-out crowds for Victoria Justice on her Making It in America national tour. He and Justice also worked together on their viral YouTube hit, “Bruno Mars Medley.” During the spring of 2013, Schneider released the single “Nothing Without Love;” the video has garnered almost two million views on YouTube. He also collaborated on a duet for Jason Derulo with actress/singer Keke Palmer entitled “The Other Side,” which has almost five million views on YouTube.

Admission: 
$18 in advance / $20 day of the show, general admission

Cat Video Festival

Thursday / October 29, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Cat Video Festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from six-second Vine videos to short films and everything in between—in a social environment.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Joyce Moreno Meets Berklee

Thursday / December 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Joyce Moreno

Called “one of the best singers of all time” by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce Moreno is gifted guitarist and distinctive vocalist with an emphasis on the feminine first person in her lyrics. Her career started in the late 1960s, but it was with her 1980 album, Feminina, that she became widely known in Brazil. Moreno’s compositions have been featured in film soundtracks, animations, TV programs, and theatrical productions, and she has received four Latin Grammy nominations. Her most recent recording is Raiz.

In this concert, Moreno will perform her songbook with a large student ensemble, playing arrangements that she has specially chosen by students studying contemporary writing and production. The concert will be directed by Fernando Brandão, an associate professor in the Ensemble Department; John Stein, an associate professor in the Harmony Department; and Matthew Nicholl, chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department.

Admission: 
$12 / $16

Totó la Momposina

Thursday / November 5, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Totó la Momposina

Totó la Momposina’s entire life has been dedicated to representing the music of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline. As a singer, dancer, and teacher, she embodies the fertile place where Colombia’s African, indigenous Indian, and Spanish cultures mingle to create a unique musical tradition.

For this show, Totó will perform her songbook with a large student ensemble, playing arrangements by students studying contemporary writing and production and specially chosen by Totó for the occasion. The concert will be produced by Grammy-winning bassist Oscar Stagnaro and directed by Matthew Nicholl, chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department and executive director of the Mediterranean Music Institute.

Admission: 
$12 / $16

Al-Murtaja: A Celebration of Sudanese Music

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sudan is heir to an extremely rich tradition of musical, dramatic, and artistic expression. The country has a long history of music that has not been well exposed or documented due to civil and political turmoil. Al-Murtaja can be translated as “the thing or person people are waiting for,” and this concert fulfills that wish by featuring musicians from all parts of Sudan and South Sudan to create a sense of shared cultural identity. Legendary Sudanese musicians Abu Araki Elbakheet, Emmanuel Jal, Asim Gorashi, and Mohamed Tahir perform their own music and traditional Sudanese music with an international student group led by Sudanese student Mohamad Araki.

Admission: 
$12 / $16

The Mosaic Project Featuring Jaguar Wright and Terri Lyne Carrington

Saturday / September 26, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
640 Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02118
Terri Lyne Carrington

Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington has toured extensively with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, and David Sanborn, to name just a few. Now a professor at her alma mater, Berklee, and recipient of an honorary doctorate from Berklee, Carrington released The Mosaic Project in 2011. The critically acclaimed CD, which won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multifaceted whole that far outweighed the sum of its parts. She produced the 14-song set, which included some of the most prominent female jazz artists of the last few decades such as Esperanza Spalding, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila E., and Cassandra Wilson, among others.

For this year's Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, soul/R&B singer Jaguar Wright will join the Mosaic Project to perform. 

Listen to "So Good (Amazing)" from Carrington's Mosaic Project, featuring Jaguar Wright:

Admission: 
Free

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