Berklee College of Music presents the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors at the Newport Jazz Festival featuring Danilo Pérez and John Patitucci. The group comprises students attending the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI).
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.
Led by Nedelka Prescod since 2013, the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir melds gospel and roots with blues and jazz improvisation. The group members are altos Jennifer Criss, Virginia McMahon, and Wambura Mitaru; basses Elin Sandberg and Jscott Martin, who also sings as a tenor; sopranos Agata Kulis, Chelsea Pedano, Ildrys Diaz, and Lisa Oduor Noah; tenors Alexandra Ivan, Christopher (CJ) Alexander, and Shannon Wilson; Desmond (DJ) Scaife as a tenor and organist; drummer Bradley E. Hamilton; guitarist Juan Andrew Carreno; and pianist Tomas Kaco.
With a career that spans over 40 years, Yehuda Poliker’s songs became a corner stone of Israeli music and redefined Israeli contemporary pop/rock with his unique combination of electric guitars and bouzouki with a Greek-Mediterranean rhythm and rock flavor.
After their sold-out performance last spring, the Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra returns to the Berklee Performance Center with another night of wizarding adventures! Join some of Berklee’s finest musicians in a magical journey honoring the music of the last four Harry Potter movies. Keep your wands and your hats ready, because something wicked this way comes.
Jóhann Jóhannsson is a Berlin-based composer originally from Iceland. His varied and eclectic output includes commissioned works for Bang on A Can, Theatre of Voices, and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. His debut album Englabörn appeared in 2002, and Jóhannsson has since released five solo albums. He has composed music for the theater and contemporary dance and was the founder of the Reykjavik-based art collective Kitchen Motors. He was awarded a Golden Globe in January 2015 for Best Film Score for The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh. His music for the film also earned Jóhannsson an Oscar as well as a BAFTA nomination for best original score. Jóhannsson’s other recent film scores include Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners, Lou Ye’s Blind Massage, and So Yong Kim’s For Ellen.
Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson of The Saint Johns have the ingredient every special duo needs: chemistry. Their partnership in this duo has yielded their debut album, Dead of Night. Not long after they first met, Meredith landed a gig at a local bar and invited Johnson to help fill a few long sets. Seven years later, as they prepare to release their major-label debut, Meredith and Johnson believe they have put in their 10,000 hours and have arrived at something pretty special.
The EP captures the sweet Americana soul of the band’s early sound. Recorded with a full band, Dead of Night is something more: more mature, more confident, and more ambitious. The album began with demo recordings Johnson made. The two took them to David Kahne, a Grammy Award-winning producer and record label executive who has worked with Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, the Strokes, Lana Del Rey, Fishbone, and many others.
$10 in advance / $12 general admission (standing room only)
This concert is the culmination of the three-day Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence Program, featuring top Zildjian artist/drummers such as Peter Erskine, Steve Smith, Lewis Nash, Antonio Sanchez, and Cindy Blackman.
Berklee City Music® will be hosting a show at the Middle East Night Club. Opening up the night will be the 5 Weeker's. The two featured bands are Tighticus Finch and Mike Wyche. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the link below. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Haley Chic is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Arlington, Massachusetts. Her voice is soulful and gritty and her styles range from country/Americana to rock, pop, and blues. Her first EP, 18 Degrees, was released on January 9, 2016. A 2016 graduate of Berklee, she has also been performing and writing songs between Boston and Nashville. Haley has had her original songs featured on NECN's "The Best of the Morning Show Soundtrack" and the Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN). In her free time, she loves being by the water, hanging with family and friends, hiking, and going out to lunch.
Naty Hernandez is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, acoustic and electric bassist from Medellín, Colombia. Her music is a sonic journey based on the rhythms from the Andean mountains in Colombia combined with jazz and elements of world music.
Naty's album Canciones para amar y despedir was one of the Top 20 of Radio Nacional de Colombia with her song “Manos de Agua.”