Concert

Jazz at the Arsenal: The "Be-Bop" Guitars

Tuesday / March 24, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
The "Be-Bop" Guitars
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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.

  • John Baboian: Guitar and music director
  • Larry Baione: Guitar
  • Jon Damian: Guitar
  • John Marasco: Guitar
  • Mark White: Guitar
  • Jerry Seeco: Trumpet and flute
  • Rich Greenblatt: Vibes
  • Ron Mahdi: Bass
  • Larry Finn: Drums
Admission: 
$20 / $18 for members / $15 for students

Tyesha Chaunte

Monday / March 23, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Tyesha Chaunte
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Texas native Tyesha Chaunte covers a list of genres such as neo-soul, R&B, pop, and Christian contemporary.

Admission: 
Free

The Female Essence

Thursday / April 30, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Female Essence
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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. 
 
Admission: 
Free

BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

Monday / February 23, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Singer-songwriter on stage

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 songwriting@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Kristin Diable / Anderson East

Friday / March 13, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Kristin Diable
Anderson East
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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.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show, general admission

Bass Department Student Concert

Tuesday / February 24, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

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.

Admission: 
Free

Justin Nash Fisher's Senior Recital

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Justin Nash Fisher
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In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Justin Nash Fisher presents an afternoon of music in various styles, backed by a horn and rhythm section.

Admission: 
Free

Philipp Wisser

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Philipp Wisser Trio
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Philipp Wisser (guitar), Kevin Baudrexl (bass), and Jessie Cox (drums) will perform mainly originals as well as tunes by musicians such as Thelonious Monk and Billy Strayhorn. They use the freedom of the trio setting to blend traditional music with the avant-garde. The audience can expect a diversified concert that includes beautiful ballads and weird soundscapes.

Admission: 
Free

Nik Rodewald: Begin Again

Thursday / April 16, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this senior recital, tenor saxophone principal and composer Nik Rodewald presents an afternoon of original jazz music.

Admission: 
Free

Michael Tomasiak: Time Breaker

Tuesday / April 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For his senior recital, saxophonist and composer Michael Tomasiak presents an evening of original jazz and fusion compositions for a medium ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

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