Concert

Carlos Capacho: Cuatro Venezuelan

Thursday / June 23, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Carlos Capacho

Carlos Capacho has forged an impressive musical career as a soloist on Venezuelan cuatro. His command of the cuatro and his impeccable technique have earned him the recognition of important musicians internationally and led him to explore various scenarios within and outside Venezuela. In July 2004 at 15 years old, he won first place in the First International Venezuelan Cuatro Contest in which 600 players competed. In 2012, Capacho received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music with a focus on jazz composition and jazz performance. His music has allowed him to perform on different stages worldwide in countries like Mexico, Cuba, Cameroon, Gabon, and Trinidad and Tobago, among many others. He has performed with nationally and internationally renowned artists such as Aldemaro Romero, Simón Díaz, María Teresa Chacín, Cheo Hurtado, and Paquito D’Rivera, to name just a few.

Watch Capacho perform "Global":

Admission: 
Free

Lyndsey Jones

Thursday / June 16, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Lyndsey Jones

Lyndsey Jones, a soul and pop artist from Dallas, Texas, combines intoxicating vocals and a charming stage presence to create an intimate concert experience. Driven by drum and bass grooves, her piano and vocals soar over the top, making for a unique sound immersed in soul. Jones is releasing her first original EP, Paper Planes, early this summer.

Admission: 
Free

Mariana Secca

Thursday / June 9, 2016 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge
MA
United States
02142
Mariana Secca

Mariana Secca is a pianist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter from Portugal. She is currently studying professional music at Berklee after receiving a Berklee achievement grant for the 2015–2016 academic year. She is also getting ready to record her first album this summer.

Admission: 
Free

Mauricio Morales

Friday / July 29, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Mauricio Morales

Mauricio Morales is a Mexican acoustic and electric bass player. He was exposed to the arts from a young age through his mother, Teresa Gonzalez, a renowned Mexican watercolor painter, and his father, who had a big passion for music. At the age of 13, Morales got his first instrument when his father bought him his very first bass, and he decided he was going to be a musician. Morales played with people his age and learned songs that were popular at the time. Slowly he started to get called for gigs and other projects. The more he studied, the more he wanted to achieve as a bass player and as a writer. After falling in love with jazz, he studied at Berklee starting with a summer program in 2009 and eventually moving to Boston for his first semester at Berklee in 2012. He has studied with renowned musicians such as Agustin Bernal, George Garzone, Tia Fuller, Greg Hopkins, and Hal Crook, among others, and he has performed with artists such as Ambrose Akinmusire, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Robin Eubanks, and Tia Fuller. He has recorded his first EP, Mauricio Morales Group, and has collaborated on several other projects within the Berklee community. 

Admission: 
Free

Marco Bolfelli

Friday / July 22, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Marco Bolfelli

Born in 1992, Marco Bolfelli found a compulsive attraction towards rock music at age eight. He started playing the guitar and, during his teens, took private lessons with Tolo Marton and Berklee alumnus Federico Casagrande, among others. Bolfelli attended the Siena Jazz 2012 workshops held by Lionel Loueke and Steve Cardenas, and won an award for outstanding musicianship during Berklee's clinics at the Umbria Jazz Festival in 2013. He earned a bachelor's degree in jazz from the Giuseppe Tartini Conservatory in Trieste, Italy, in 2014, and studied with professors Klaus Gesing, Riccardo Chiarion, Giovanni Maier and Matteo Alfonso. That same year, he recorded the album Streamflow (Birdland Sounds) as his first release. It was called “a hugely impressive and satisfying affair” by All About Jazz and “a very rewarding listening experience” by Jazz Times. The album is 11 original compositions and features Gesing on reeds. Since 2015, Bolfelli has attended Berklee on a scholarship; he currently studies jazz composition. He is excited and grateful for the chance to expand his musical knowledge and life experience every day.

See a preview of Bolfelli's album, Streamflow:

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Free

Paul Sanchez

Monday / August 29, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
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Regattabar
One Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Paul Sanchez

Paul Sanchez is a trumpet player from Quito, Ecuador. He began his musical career at a very young age, studying at the National Conservatory and with the Brass Band of Ecuador. At 14, he started studying at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, which gave him the opportunity to be exposed to jazz big bands and provided the chance to play with jazz musicians such as Brad Goode, Jeff Galindo, Elizabeth Dotson, Greg Badolato, and Rick Peckham, among others. In 2009, Sanchez received a full scholarship to the University of North Texas, where he studied with masters such as Rodney Booth, Mike Steinel, and Lynn Seton. In 2010, he won first place for a melodic instrument in the Emisarios del Jazz competition in Ecuador and was therefore able to travel to the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops and play at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In March 2011, Sanchez received the Presidential Scholarship from Berklee College of Music, and since coming to Berklee, he has shared the stage with musicians like Antonio Sanchez, Terence Blanchard, Los Hermanos Arango, Luis Enrique, and Alejandro Sanz, with whom he later performed at the Latin Grammys.

Watch Sanchez perform at Ecuador Jazz 2016:

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Free

Diego Herrera

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
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Atlantic Wharf
280 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Diego Herrera

Diego Herrera is from Bogota, Colombia. He currently studies contemporary writing and production at Berklee and wants to become a music producer. His music is a mix of jazz and world music that portrays the happy sounds of his homeland.

Admission: 
Free

Simon Fagerstedt

Thursday / July 21, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
280 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Simon Fagerstedt

Simon Fagerstedt is a bassist and composer from Sweden who currently studies contemporary writing and production and performance at Berklee College of Music. He put together his own fusion group in 2015, and they play his original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Cass McCombs / Delicate Steve

Saturday / October 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Delicate Steve
Cass McCombs
Delicate Steve

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as a premier songwriter in a career that has twisted and turned from style to subject, both between records and within them. His new record, Mangy Love, ventures into the realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever. Thematically, it’s darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’s uniquely cracked lens of often hilarious lyrical wit with subtlety. The influences of hip-hop and Beat poetry have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech style and clever, fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians, ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate, upbeat record to date.

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of New Jersey-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion. SPIN has called his music “a kaleidoscope of bouncy pan-African polyrhythms and swooping six-string melodies, like the Dirty Projectors with guitars instead of singers.”

Admission: 
$16 in advance / $18 general admission (standing room only)

Juan Mejia

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
280 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Juan Mejia

Juan Mejia currently leads his own band featuring talented musicians from all over the world. The group plays his original compositions and arrangements, and they released their debut album in 2015. He also plays with the Danny Nagy Big Stenk Band and with singer-songwriter Prong Guivolists.

Admission: 
Free

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