Concert

Julian Shore / Billy Buss

Friday / February 12, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Julian Shore
Billy Buss
Julian Shore
Billy Buss

The Ottowa Citizen calls Julian Shore “a pianist/composer who, beyond the obvious elegance of his playing, has a clear sense of the bigger artistic picture.” Shore was awarded a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music and began his studies in the fall of 2005. Under the mentorship of Danilo Perez, he performed in a young musicians ensemble at the Panama Jazz Festival, learning alongside Wayne Shorter, Brian Blade, and many others. He graduated in 2009 and toured with singer Gretchen Parlato's band in early 2010, including a performance at the Stockholm Jazz Festival later that year. Since then, Shore has continued to appear as both leader and sideman in New York, where he is based, and across the globe. He is currently celebrating the release of his new record, Which Way Now.

California native Billy Buss, who has played trumpet and piano since the age of nine, is emerging as an on-demand artist and educator. After graduating from both Berklee College of Music in 2009 and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at Loyola University of New Orleans in 2011, Buss transplanted his performing and teaching endeavors to the Manhattan and Boston areas. He has received numerous prestigious awards from places including DownBeat, the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts (NFAA), and the White House. His talents and dedication have allowed him the opportunity to perform around the world at venues such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest and the Monterey, Umbria, Montreux, and JVC Jazz Festivals.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

Monday / November 30, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room.

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song under five minutes in length. If you are interested, please arrive at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. for sign-ups. We'll take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates, who will play if others do not show up. One song each, no covers, and no drum kits, please! Should there be low sign-ups, there will be opportunities for a second performance.

For more info, please email songwriting@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Classical String Chamber Music

Tuesday / May 3, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Oliver Colin Recital Hall stage

Berklee students will perform classical string chamber music including Mozart and Beethoven.

Admission: 
Free

Bastard Jones

Tuesday / November 17, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

Bastard Jones is a rock musical based on the classic book Tom Jones, considered so scandalous for its time that the bishop of London claimed it caused earthquakes. The musical was created by composer/lyricist/Grammy nominee Amy Engelhardt '90 (the Bobs) and librettist Marc Acito (Broadway’s Allegiance). Presented by Berklee Musical Theater, this stage reading will be performed by Berklee students from the 470 Ensemble and  directed by Rene Pfister, assistant professor in the Voice Department, and Ana Guigui, associate professor in the Voice Department, with music direction by Daniel Gittler and assistant direction by Nick Kelley '15. A finalist for the Richard Rodgers Award for New Musicals, Bastard Jones will be produced in New York in 2016. 

Admission: 
Free

Yoni Rechter and his Band

Wednesday / November 11, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Yoni Rechter

Composer Yoni Rechter, who is also a pianist, singer, and arranger, has made a major contribution to Israeli music in a career spanning more than 40 years. In the dozens of songs Rechter has composed, he has created a wide variety of styles incorporating numerous influences from '60s pop to jazz, Israeli to classical music, and Eastern to Western music into a fascinating personal statement. Along with his band, he will present a show with many songs that have become staples of Israeli music. Don't miss this concert by one of Israel's most important performers.

Admission: 
$25 / $35 / $45 / $55

Victor Prieto Trio Plus One

Wednesday / November 4, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Victor Prieto
Victor Prieto

Grammy nominee Victor Prieto is a jazz accordionist who changes the way musicians and spectators view the instrument. His love for traditional Galician music and classical education enriches his compositions with explosive rhythms and colors, uniquely combining Galician roots, Celtic and Brazilian music, jazz, tango, and classical music. He is hailed by the New York Times as "a fiendishly skilled accordionist and composer," and by All About Jazz as "one of the best world music and jazz accordionists nowadays." Additionally, Prieto has received awards such as the Creative Performer award from the Spanish Association of Artists and Performers and the first prize at CMZK's Concourse of Composition. He teaches master classes at his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, and has headed jazz accordion studies at the Brooklyn Conservatory in New York. 

Watch Victor Prieto and Chris Cheek perform "Shelter":

 

Admission: 
Free

Goli / Jaggery / SkiM

Friday / December 4, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Goli
Jaggery
SkiM
Goli
Jaggery
SkiM

Goli is a duo of misfit classical musicians with an appetite for world music that has cut its teeth in rock bands, world folk ensembles, symphony orchestras, and the occasional free-improv outlet. This is their CD-release performance.

Jaggery found its footing in New York, writing and performing under different monikers until 2004 when the band began to take its current shape. Jaggery has brought its dark and dramatic sound to the stage of Boston’s NEMO conference in 2005 and Toronto, Canada’s North by Northeast in 2011, and has opened for Amanda Palmer and Wye Oak. The band's live show has become as much a theatrical performance as an audio one, often including dancers, aerialists, and film.

SkiM is an eclectic, five-piece contemporary folk band based in Boston. Formed in 2014 at the New England Conservatory of Music, the band looks forward to sharing music from its most recent EP, 10 Things, as well as a palette of songs old and new. SkiM's sound is shaped by all forms of life ranging from the music of the Punch Brothers, Sam Amidon, and Cake to the works of Malcolm X, Kurt Vonnegut, and Angela Davis.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show / $8 for students

Cabaret

Monday / November 2, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Cabaret is a spectacular night showcasing students who have an interest in musical theater. It is a night dedicated solely to Broadway, Cabaret, new musicals, and all of the students at Berklee who love them. There will be three Cabarets this semester: October 5, November 2, and December 7.  Bring your friends and enjoy a night of musical theater, or sign up here to perform.

Admission: 
Free

BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

Monday / October 26, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room.

The Songwriting Department in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939 is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song under five minutes in length. If you are interested, please arrive at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. for sign-ups. We'll take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates, who will play if others do not show up. One song each, no covers, and no drum kits, please! Should there be low sign-ups, there will be opportunities for a second performance.

For more info, please email songwriting@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

The Walls Have Ears

Thursday / April 14, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

In this concert, Anthony Scibilia, an assistant professor in the Liberal Arts Department who also teaches with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will be joined by actress and playwright Deniz Khateri and composer and Berklee alumna Bahar Royeeto to explore the connections between music, visual art, dance and bodily movement, and the spoken word. They will conduct their explorations through a series of original compositions both musical and visual. The event is comprised of a series of events in which sound, visual imagery, and physical action are intertwined. For this piece, the room itself is utilized as a musical instrument and the canvas upon which significant gestures (visual, auditory, and bodily) are enacted.

Admission: 
Free

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