Trumpet principal Remy Labbe presents an afternoon of large ensemble music. His program will alternate between arrangements of jazz standards and some personal compositions, providing an interesting and exciting transition from his previous trio work.
Exceptional flamenco dancers and a sensational band of musicians and virtuoso singers come together in Flamencura, a new production from legendary flamenco guitarist Paco Peña. Packed with intensity, depth, and raw energy, Flamencura is grounded in the present but also pays tribute to flamenco's rich heritage.
Colombian guitar principal Hussein Velaides was raised in Barranquilla, where he developed rhythmic skills at a young age. His original group, the Hussein Velaides Project, plays a mix of contemporary jazz improvisations with rhythms from around the world. Along with Colombian drummer Juan Mejia, Peruvian pianist Gustavo Del Pino, and Italian bass player Gaia Leone, Velaides is working on his first album.
Voice principal Faviq Awangku presents a show about his love for music, touching on genres that inspire him including R&B, pop, and rock, among others. Backed by peers who are amazing in their own right, he will bring the audience an hour of vibing and energy.
This Instrumental Showcase will feature the Motown Ensemble, the Rock Workshop, the Jazz All-Stars, the Country Ensemble, the Tower of Power Ensemble, the String Orchestra, the Funk/Fusion All-Stars, and the Rock All-Stars.
Sinbad hosts this year's Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert, presented by the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program.
The concert features performances by the Five-Week City Music Big Band, Pop/Rock Ensemble, Pop/R&B Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Choir, with a special appearance by Donald Harrison, Jr. At the culmination of the program, the newest group of Berklee City Music College Scholarship recipients will be acknowledged.