Performance

Amber Olivia

Sunday / April 9, 2017 / 11:30 a.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Amber Olivia
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Amber Olivia Kiner was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 23, 1996. Music came naturally to her when she was just a toddler. At the age of 2, she started singing in her grandfather's Missionary Baptist church. While also doing ballet, tap dance and gymnastics, combining music and dance was second nature for Amber. Starting at the age of 3, Amber Olivia started studying the greats such as Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and James Brown. Entertaining became a part of Amber. She would perform at all family gatherings, sing the national anthem at her own gymnastics meets, and participate in talent shows all around the mid-South. "Amber would sing for anyone who would listen," says her mother, Alisha Kiner. Her deep love for soul and R&B music sparked her inspiration to begin writing her own music as a teenager. She had the opportunity to perform on the BET Stellar Awards when she was 15 years old behind Memphis gospel-recording artist Earnest Pugh. In the fall of 2014, Amber Olivia began studying at Berklee College of Music as an undergraduate student to learn more about the music business. She has recently shared the stage with the Beyoncé Original All Female Band at the Berklee Performance Center singing along side Beyonce’s background vocalist Chrissy Collins, and dancing alongside Ebony Williams, Beyonce’s original dancer from the “Single Ladies” video. Amber Olivia’s debut EP was just released.
 
Listen to Amber Olivia perform "The Closer I Get to You":

Admission: 
Free

Amber Olivia

Saturday / April 8, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Amber Olivia
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Amber Olivia Kiner was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 23, 1996. Music came naturally to her when she was just a toddler. At the age of 2, she started singing in her grandfather's Missionary Baptist church. While also doing ballet, tap dance and gymnastics, combining music and dance was second nature for Amber. Starting at the age of 3, Amber Olivia started studying the greats such as Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, and James Brown. Entertaining became a part of Amber. She would perform at all family gatherings, sing the national anthem at her own gymnastics meets, and participate in talent shows all around the mid-South. "Amber would sing for anyone who would listen," says her mother, Alisha Kiner. Her deep love for soul and R&B music sparked her inspiration to begin writing her own music as a teenager. She had the opportunity to perform on the BET Stellar Awards when she was 15 years old behind Memphis gospel-recording artist Earnest Pugh. In the fall of 2014, Amber Olivia began studying at Berklee College of Music as an undergraduate student to learn more about the music business. She has recently shared the stage with the Beyoncé Original All Female Band at the Berklee Performance Center singing along side Beyonce’s background vocalist Chrissy Collins, and dancing alongside Ebony Williams, Beyonce’s original dancer from the “Single Ladies” video. Amber Olivia’s debut EP was just released.
 
Listen to Amber Olivia perform "The Closer I Get to You":
 
Admission: 
Free

Brooks Robertson

Friday / April 7, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Brooks Robertson
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As one of the country's premier fingerstyle guitarists, Brooks Robertson just doesn't need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers, and six strings on a wooden box to carry his listeners away. He is the protégé of Buster “B” Jones and has been touring internationally, performing hundreds of concerts since he was a teenager. Now as a student at Berklee College of Music, Robertson has been focusing on perfecting his craft, soaking up new tunes, styles, and techniques as well as blending them into his own groovy and soulful original music. 
 
Listen to Brooks Robertson play "Winding West:"
 
Admission: 
Free

Brooks Robertson

Thursday / April 6, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
As one of the countries premier Fingerstyle guitarists, Brooks Robertson just doesn't need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers, and six strings on a wooden box to carry his listeners away. He is the protégé of Buster “B” Jones and has been touring internationally, performing hundreds of concerts since he was a teenager. Now as a student at Berklee College of Music, Robertson has been focusing on perfecting his craft, soaking up new tunes, styles, and techniques as well as blending them into his own groovy and soulful original music. 
 
Listen to Brooks Roberston peform "Live at Five."
 
"I was completely knocked out with the acoustic guitar virtuosity of Brooks Robertson," said jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour. "Brooks has a very original touch and sound plus monster chops. He's always making great music with his guitar. I'm sure Brooks will be sharing his music with the entire world and have an incredible career.” 

 

Admission: 
Free

MAGIC GIANT

Wednesday / June 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
MAGIC GIANT
MAGIC GIANT
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Inside a redwood tree off the coast of California, within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass, on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado, in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio MAGIC GIANT recorded their debut album, In the Wind. Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo/violin/harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello), welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member.

“It was fate,” recalls Li. “We were scheduled to play all these festivals—Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle—that just so happened to be in really beautiful parts of the country.” During the spring of 2016, the boys bought a shuttle bus, converted it into a solar-powered mobile recording studio, added a California King on hydraulics, and fondly named her Queen Elizabeth. “There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative,” says Zang. “Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside—literally In the Wind—across North America.”

Admission: 
$12 general admission (standing room only)

Berklee SAAVE (Student Allies in Anti-Violence Education) Annual Showcase

Wednesday / April 19, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
The Tennis & Racquetball Club, 3rd floor, 939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee SAAVE (Student Allies in Anti-Violence Education) is a community of students seeking a foundational body of knowledge that addresses the impact of sexual violence and gender-based harm. In an effort to share what they have learned with the Berklee community, SAAVE members will present a showcase that displays practical applications and reflections on what they have learned through dialogues during the semester. Their showcase areas of creative focus will include video production, visual art, and performance art. This event is open to all members of the Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee community. Light refreshments will be served.  

 

For more information, email Berklee SAAVE or the SAAVE staff advisors, Leah Driscoll and janicanne shane. This event is presented as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, and sponsored by the Reach Out Initiative. If you need disability accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Leah Driscoll.

Admission: 
FREE

SAAW Workshop & Performance with Visiting Artist Carolyn Malachi

Tuesday / April 18, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
United States

Join Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Carolyn Malachi for a workshop on songwriting as a means for healing and awareness raising to sexual violence and intimate partner abuse. Attendees will have the opportunity to share their writings and personal narratives if they wish to do so. The workshop will be followed by a performance by Malachi. The workshop and performance are open to all Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee community members. If you need disability accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Tim Hall.

Workshop: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Performance 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Health & Wellness department and is presented as part of Berklee's Sexual Assault Awareness Week (SAAW) 2017.  

https://carolynmalachi.com/

Record Ops Showcase

Tuesday / May 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
TEGA
Fordham Road
Sloane Skylar
CC & the Catastrophe
TEGA
Fordham Road
Sloane Skylar

Ani Johnson's Record Company Operations Class will host a showcase comprising four Berklee artists and bands. These acts cover a wide range of music, from hard rock to jazz to pop.

CC & the Catastrophe is an 11-piece pop band based out of Boston. The group comprises both Berklee students and alumni. Formed by Caroline Carlson in 2016, the group features a killer horn section, smooth male vocals, fiery background vocals, and a tight core band. Their debut album Lemon and Honey is out now. 

TEGA is a singer-songwriter from Dallas, Texas. “When I first started writing, everything seemed so much easier...I could put my feelings away into any song. But as I grew older and old feelings kept coming back, I realized that it meant so much more. Welcome to my reality,” she says.

Fordham Road was founded by Tom Shubsda and Kristian Veech in January 2016. They started the band to create a sound that blended different musical genres into progressive rock music. Fordham Road has been performing regularly throughout New England and upstate New York since April 2016.

Sloane Skylar is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter and producer from Chicago, Illinois. Her sound is influenced by artists such as Kehlani, JoJo, Jhené Aiko, Pia Mia, and Justin Bieber. Close The Door EP is comprised of five original songs, and is now available worldwide on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify.

Admission: 
Free

Jeremy Enigk / Tomo Nakayama / DJ Carbo

Wednesday / June 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Jeremy Enigk
Tomo Nakayama
Jeremy Enigk
Tomo Nakayama

This show is part of the Fenway Recording Sessions, a series of concerts that has been host to local, national, and international artists.

Jeremy Enigk is an American singer-songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist. He is known for being the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and keyboardist of the Seattle-based bands Sunny Day Real Estate and the Fire Theft. He’s excited to be performing and sharing his new music. 

Tomo Nakayama is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. His music has been praised by NPR, the New York Times, and KEXP, and he has toured throughout the U.S. and Japan at festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. His first solo album, Fog on the Lens, was made nearly a decade after fronting beloved Seattle chamber-pop band Grand Hallway and composing for and acting in Lynn Shelton’s Sundance Grand Jury-nominated film Touchy Feely.

DJ Carbo is a local DJ in the Boston area, spinning records between sets.

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

Tatyana / | fifty | fifty | / Grey

Friday / April 14, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Tatyana
Fifty Fifty
Grey
Tatyana
| fifty | fifty |
Grey
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Tatyana is an electronic producer and singer-songwriter from London, England. Originally a classically trained harpist, Tatyana uses the harp in a contemporary way, fusing it with her evocative vocals and dark production. The end result is an original sonic landscape of experimental art-pop. 

Boston-based duo | fifty | fifty | combines elements of electric guitar, electronic production, and haunting vocals to create a dark and ambient pop vibe.

Grey is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Rowayton, Connecticut, excited to kick-start her musical career with her debut performance at the Red Room.

Admission: 
Free

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