Concert

Alissia and the Funketeers

Saturday / September 26, 2015 / 1:45 p.m.
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Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
640 Columbus Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02118
Alissia

Born in Geneva, raised between Milan and London, and currently in New York City, Alissia serves as the "future face of funk music" (Huffington Post). As a bass player, bandleader, and songwriter, she has garnered millions of views online as the leader of Alissia and the Funketeers, her 14-piece funk and pop project. Her debut EP features John Blackwell (Prince, D'Angelo), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller, Q-Tip), and many more heavy hitters, and is due for a late summer release.

Watch a music video for Alissia's "Let It Out" here:

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Free

Omar Thomas Large Ensemble Featuring Stefon Harris

Saturday / September 26, 2015 / 1:15 p.m.
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Berklee Stage
Columbus Avenue and Northampton Street
Boston
MA
United States
02118
Omar Thomas

Hailed by Herbie Hancock as showing “great promise as a new voice in the further development of jazz in the future,” educator, arranger, and award-winning composer Omar Thomas has created music extensively in the contemporary jazz ensemble idiom. He assembled his big band, the 18-piece Omar Thomas Large Ensemble, in 2008. The group’s first album, I Am, debuted at no. 1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts and peaked at no. 13 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Albums Chart. Their second release, We Will Know: An LGBT Civil Rights Piece in Four Movements, has been hailed by Grammy Award–winning drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington as being a “thought-provoking, multilayered masterpiece” which has “put him in the esteemed category of great artists.”

Listen to "I Am" by Omar Thomas here:

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Free

Pop/R&B Ensemble

Thursday / July 30, 2015 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Chantel Hampton, an instructor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Pop/R&B Ensemble.

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Free

Improv 21st-Century Grooves Ensemble

Wednesday / July 29, 2015 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Dave Fiuczynski, a professor in the Guitar Department, presents the Improv 21st-Century Grooves Ensemble. This show will be preceded by another performance at 2:00 p.m.

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Free

R&B, Pop/Rock, and Jazz Ensemble

Monday / July 27, 2015 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Nedelka Prescod, an assistant professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the R&B, Pop/Rock, and Jazz Ensemble. This performance will be preceded by another show beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Directed Studies Ensemble

Friday / July 31, 2015 / 4:45 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Nedelka Prescod, an assistant professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Directed Studies Ensemble.

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Free

Hien

Tuesday / August 4, 2015 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Hien

Hungarian-born Hien, who is of Vietnamese heritage, is a nationally renowned singer-songwriter in her home country of Hungary. Combining indie pop and R&B with a hint of gypsy folk, she creates an eclectic mix of sounds in her deeply intimate and personal performances. Her honest music shares her triumphs and her struggles in a way that is universally relatable.

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Free

Small Band Jazz 4 Ensemble

Wednesday / July 29, 2015 / 4:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Lello Molinari, a professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Small Band Jazz 4 Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Pop/R&B Ensemble

Wednesday / July 29, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Lisa Guyer, an associate professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Pop/R&B Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Blues-Rock Ensemble

Tuesday / July 28, 2015 / 4:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Greg Wardson, an associate professor in the Piano Department, presents the Blues-Rock Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

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