Performance

Self Portraits / The Interlopers / Brandon Diaz ‘N Soul

Friday / February 17, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Self Portraits
The Interlopers
Self Portraits
The Interlopers

Self Portraits is a female-fronted rock band from Berklee College of Music. With a huge modern sound and catchy hooks, Self Portraits brings big rock music to the mainstream. They strive to push
the envelope of modern rock music with soaring guitars and technically difficult music while still creating a product that is easily accessible to all listeners.

The Interlopers began in 2010 as the brainchild of lead singer and drummer Curtis Kelley. Known for their blend of classic and modern sounds, they create a fusion of old funk with a new soul. The group now consists of Guillermo “Gui” Goldschmied on bass, Ian Schaid on guitar, and Adam Marks on keyboard, all held down by Curtis Kelley on drums and vocals. With their dreams set on expanding their music to an international audience, one can expect many new and exciting moves from the Interlopers as they charge into a new chapter of music making.

Brandon Diaz 'N Soul is a progressive R&B/funk group from Boston. Though the group is made up of people from all around the country and the world, the band met at Berklee in their first semester and have been together ever since. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 general admission

A Tribute to Phil Wilson, Featuring the Regiment Horns

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Phil Wilson
The Regiment Horns

Sean Jones, chair of Berklee’s Brass Department, will host the Regiment Horns, one of the most in-demand horn sections, in an evening of unforgettable music celebrating Phil Wilson, longtime faculty member, former conductor of the Berklee Rainbow Band, and supportive mentor to many Berklee brass students. The Regiment Horns are Sean Erick ‘06 (trumpet, flugelhorn), Kevin Lloyd Williams Jr. ’03 (flute, tuba, trombone), and Leon Silva Jr. ‘07 (saxophone). They have recorded with Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Solange Knowles, King, and more. They’ll be joined by Tia Fuller, professor of ensembles, and the Berklee Rainbow Band. 

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

Multi-Cultutral Concert: David “FuZe” Fiuczynski and Planet MicroJam Featuring Special Guests

Friday / January 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

David "FuZe" Fiuczynski's music is often described as unclassifiable, challenging, and invigorating. Fiuczynski leads the underground cult band Screaming Headless Torsos and has toured and/or recorded with Jack DeJohnette, Stewart Copeland, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rudresh Mahanthappa, John Medeski, and many more. Fiuczynski has performed at festivals all over the world. Born in the U.S., Fiuczynski grew up in Germany where he was always interested in mixing and “fuzing” different music elements. His recent music melds traditional melodic elements from the Middle East, Asia, India, and Eastern Europe with rock, funk, electronica, and other styles. This concept started on a gig in Morocco in 1992. The Moroccan players noted that Jimi Hendrix visited the country and this gave Fiuczynski an idea: hard grooves with Eastern- inflected melodies, putting the listener into a very colorful trance; could this be the music that Jimi would play today? Fiuczynski's band "Planet MicroJam" celebrates a living Hendrix who’s kickin' it in Casablanca and rocks the casbah every Saturday night.

Fiuczynski is also a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and 2009 Mass Arts Council Fellow in composition and directs the Planet MicroJam Institute at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
Free

Musical Performance with Marlon Saunders

Tuesday / March 28, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach, vocal contractor, and CEO of 'The Seamless Voice', Marlon Saunders, will perform in concert. Marlon has just returned from touring with Stevie Wonder on 'The Songs In The Key of Life Tour'. Marlon was also the vocal contractor for Sam Smith and Bastille. Marlon has worked with various artists including: Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Sting, Bobby McFerrin, Nine Inch Nails and Shania Twain, to name but a few. He has sung on over 100 radio and TV commercials, and appeared as the Calypso Singer in the popular Disney film, Enchanted alongside, Amy Adams. For more info visit: www.theseamlessvoice.com

Admission: 
Free

Masterclass with Marlon Saunders: When Head Meets Heart, You Will Sing!

Tuesday / March 28, 2017 / 10:00 a.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fresh off the road from Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key of Life Tour', industry veteran singer, songwriter, producer, vocal coach, and vocal contractor Marlon Saunders leads the masterclass: 'When Head Meets Heart, You Will Sing'. Whether its rock, R&B, pop, or gospel, all singing has a system of study that has to be mastered in order to sing with ease and confidence. Marlon works to encourage you to sing from a place where there is no fear, worry, or negative thoughts about yourself or the singing process. This masterclass is suitable for beginning, intermediate, and advanced singers, offering the basic principles of voice production, musicianship, song interpretation, and vocal health. Easy-to-follow exercises that incorporate breathing, phrasing, and diction are also included.

Admission: 
Free

Kara Dioguardi's Berklee Bootcamp Showcase

Monday / December 12, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

TV personality Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, record producer, and A&R executive, among other things. Her discography includes work with artists such as Pink, Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, and Enrique Iglesias, among others. DioGuardi currently teaches a highly competitive class at Berklee called Bootcamp, which combines songwriting with elements of artist development. This semester, her students divided up into teams of songwriters, producers, and artists with the goal of developing the artists and their sounds. In this event, artists PhéMatilda Jonsson, David Stewart (from Migrant Motel), Naïka and luhx.. will all showcase the music they’ve created with their teams.

The 2017 MLK Celebration: Mobilize, Educate, Elevate​ with Special Guest India.Arie

Friday / February 3, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Martin Luther King Jr.

Berklee’s fourth annual MLK Celebration Series will engage the Berklee community and the public in celebration and discussion of furthering the work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This event aims to embolden activists and demonstrate what it means to mobilize, educate, and elevate the work suggested by the life and legacy of Dr. King.

Featured guest artist India.Arie, known for her abilities to heal and empower communities, will perform a short set of her incredible music. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot—Berklee trustee, Harvard professor, and prolific activist—will deliver the keynote address and share the stage with Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee’s Woodwinds Department, who will also perform. Following the performance, the Bill Pierce MLK Scholarship will be awarded to the 2017 recipient. All of this will be supported by the talents and leadership of Berklee students.

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

Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone: Duets

Sunday / March 5, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Alumnus Makoto Ozone (left) and Gary Burton '62 H'89

If there is a single word that describes a typical Gary Burton/Makoto Ozone concert, it would be virtuosity. The duo improvises on just about any kind of music, from traditional and contemporary jazz, to tango and classical themes. Both musicians are stunning performers, always pushing each other to new and greater heights. The duo will perform together at Berklee as part of Burton's farewell tour. 

Vibraphonist, composer, and educator Gary Burton '62 '89H has announced that he is retiring from his career as a touring musician after finishing his current U.S. tour and a tour of Japan. A living legend in the jazz world, a 2016 NEA Jazz Master, and the recipient of seven Grammy Awards, Burton is known as an innovator for his pioneering vibraphone technique and as a bandleader with his groundbreaking ensembles. 

Berklee alumnus Makoto Ozone B.M. '83 is the absolute star of the jazz scene in Japan and is a prolific composer and arranger, having composed music for more than two dozen albums. In the past decade he has become a frequent guest soloist with orchestras in Japan and Europe, and is a regular guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.

Yamaha CFX concert grand piano provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York, in association with Falcetti Pianos in Natick, Massachusetts. 

Read more about Burton's upcoming farewell performance at Berklee

Watch a duet performance by Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone

Admission: 
$25 / $35

Speech and Vocal Synthesis Concert

Wednesday / December 14, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

Compositions from the EP-340 Speech and Vocal Synthesis class

Featuring the talents of

Conner Edmunds
Jacob Ferrini
Jennifer Kim
Christian Mombru
Dahun Noh
Matteo Pino
Henning Rotstein
Alexander Theux Lowen
Oscar Santiago Urbina Lloay
Valeria Zaklinskaya

All are welcome!

 

 

Admission: 
Free

EP-350 Live Electronic Performance

Friday / December 9, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway
Boston
MA
United States

EPD faculty Dave Doms presents a Recital Concert by students of

EP-350 Live Performance Techniques.

Featuring:

Aaron Calderon & Quay Schaus

Isaac Matus & Geoffrey Carter

Nia Pitre & Jacob Johnson

William Schumacher & Shih Yun Huang

All are welcome!

Admission: 
Free

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