The “Be-Bop” Guitars is an all-faculty guitar ensemble from Berklee. This unique group features five of Berklee’s time-honored guitar faculty performing specialized arrangements that show the diversity of the instrument and of the performers. The remainder of the band is made up of trumpet, flute, vibes, bass, and drums; these band members are also Berklee faculty. The nine members have a combined total of over 250 years of experience as Berklee jazz educators and an equal number of years in which the individuals have performed in numerous musical settings throughout the world.
The group began in 1990 by performing arrangements from Supersax and other similar ensembles. Later, they expanded their repertoire by writing new arrangements and compositions. Although rooted in the bebop tradition, the band plays a variety of materials that reflect the long history of jazz music, and they have garnered a steady following over the years. Their first CD, The “Be-Bop” Guitars…..& More!, was released in 2000 and received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the country; their second CD, Freshly Painted Blues, was released in 2007.
The Female Essence is a show crafted around five different, dynamic female artists who want to share a piece of their musical personalities. Featuring Melaner Quiroz from New Jersey, Briana Williams from Georgia, Malavika Das from Dubai, Christine Smit from California, and Jasmine Jefferson from New Jersey, the night will be filled with originals from each artist as well as covers of artists such as Janelle Monae, Beyonce, Coldplay, and Jill Scott, among others.
In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present this monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. All current Berklee students are welcome to play. If you want to play, your song must be an original composition under five minutes long. Please show up at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. to sign up. There will be 25 slots and as many as 10 alternates if others don't show up. Each act includes one song each. In the case of a small roster, you may play another song after everyone who has signed up has had a chance to perform. No covers, and no drum kits, please. For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front, and her newest album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots with rock 'n' roll while exploring the concept of myths.
Anderson East is a new American artist. Known for his songwriting and unique vocal ability, he quickly caught the attention of renowned producer Dave Cobb. The Alabama native is currently finishing up his first album, due out in 2015.
Every ticketholder will receive a ticket at the door that is redeemable for a limited edition tour poster at the merch table.
$10 in advance / $12 day of show, general admission
Hosted by department chair Steve Bailey and assistant chair Sandro Scoccia, this student bass concert will feature various groups led by student bassists. The performances will cover genres from rock to jazz, original compositions, and solo bass pieces.
Philipp Wisser (guitar), Kevin Baudrexl(bass), and Jessie Cox (drums) will perform mainly originals as well as tunesby musicians such as Thelonious Monk and Billy Strayhorn. They use thefreedom of the trio setting to blend traditional music with the avant-garde.The audience can expect a diversified concert that includes beautiful balladsand weird soundscapes.