Concert

Theo Croker

Thursday / March 2, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Theo Croker

Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition, heavily influenced by the legendary trumpeters Doc Cheatham and Donald Byrd. Well versed in the swing, bop, and modal styles of acoustic jazz, Croker's own music reveals a love of organic funk, soul, and groove-oriented hip-hop. It's a vital amalgam that would have pleased the forward-thinking Byrd, whose own '70s funk-jazz albums are an obvious touchstone for Croker on his hypnotically enlightened 2016 effort, Escape Velocity. He championed this sound on his 2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater collaboration, Afro Physicist, and he pushes it to the limits on this follow-up. Taking the production reins from Bridgewater, who also appears here on the euphoric "Love from the Sun," Croker has crafted a set of compositions that find him bringing his funky world view into focus.

Admission: 
$15 general admission

Yifan Wu: Zambelli Piano Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Yifan Wu, Zambelli Piano Scholarship competition winner, will present a solo acoustic piano concert of classical material.

Admission: 
Free

Marc Rossi Group

Wednesday / March 1, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Piano Department faculty member Marc Rossi and his group will present a concert of his original music, from his critically acclaimed world-jazz CDs Hidden Mandala, Mantra Revealed, and Resonance.

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Free

Ross Ramsay

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

Piano Department faculty member Ross Ramsay will perform with his group, featuring acoustic piano and synthesizers.

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Free

Recital: The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea

Monday / May 8, 2017 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Music of Jarrett, Hancock, and Corea class will present a recital featuring the compositions of these three great pianists and artists, performed by the students in the class, and accompanied by a student bassist and drummer. Guest appearance by class instructor and faculty pianist Tim Ray.

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Free

Maz / Michelle Willis / Riva Saputo

Friday / March 10, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Maz
Michelle Willis
Riva Saputo
Mike ‘Maz’ Maher
Michelle Willis
Riva Saputo

Mike ‘Maz’ Maher has made a name for himself as a founding member of the multi-Grammy-Award winning group Snarky Puppy. Although he functions as a trumpeter with the pups, it would be remiss to categorize Maz as a closet singer-songwriter. His songs incorporate folk, rock, soul, and jazz traditions with a seamless mastery that is only overshadowed by his ability to captivate audiences with the soulful intimacy of his voice. 

In a short period of time, Canadian Michelle Willis has made a name for herself as a singer-songwriter and keyboardist performing with some of the world's most well-loved artists (Iggy & the Stooges, Snarky Puppy, Zac Brown Band, and David Crosby, to name a few). Her debut album See Us Through was released on Snarky Puppy's GroundUP Music label, and features richly stacked vocals atop Americana, folk, and jazz harmony. Willis can now most often be heard performing in Brooklyn, New York.

Riva Saputo is a Boston-based, alternative R&B band started by Heather Rivas and Toni Saputo. Together, they are bringing a new musical dynamic to the R&B scene. All band members include Toni Saputo (bass/vocals), Heather Rivas (keys), and Mario Taddeo Jr. (drums). Riva Saputo released their first EP on March 11, 2016, and their first single on December 16, 2016. They plan on releasing their full album in 2017. 

 

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $15 general admission

Gabrielle Goodman—Armsted Christian Concert Series

Tuesday / January 31, 2017 / 10:50 a.m.
7 Haviland St
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Africana Studies Armsted Christian Concert/Lecture Series: Gabrielle Goodman

Africana Studies welcomes voice professor Gabrielle Goodman to perform in our Center. She is an accomplished composer, singer, and author, and we are honored to be able to witness her perform for our students and faculty in such an intimate setting.

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The Armsted Christian Concert/Lecture Series brings in artists and lecturers who aim to inspire and promote forward thinking between our students and our community. We present this series in honor of our beloved late voice department professor, colleague, and friend, Armsted Christian.

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Free

Berklee Original Open Mic Night

Monday / February 27, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

The Songwriting Department, in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939, is proud to present the 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 long. 

Admission: 
Free / Standing Room Only

Mayah Denyelle / Jean-Luc / STAZ

Tuesday / February 21, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Mayah Denyelle
Jean-Luc
STAZ

Mayah Dyson, known by her stage name Mayah Denyelle, is currently a junior at Berklee. In May 2013, Mayah released her debut EP, Mayah The ?. This was the first time she released original music to the public. In December 2015, she was cast to be on Kelly Rowland’s television show Chasing Destiny. Mayah is currently working a new project, which is due for release in early 2017.

Jean-Luc is a pop singer, songwriter, and rapper whose music combines elements of electronic dance, R&B, and hip- hop. After releasing hit songs "Drunk," "Kaleidoscope," and "2AM," Jean-Luc has gained the recognition of numerous blogs and artists, including Solange Knowles. He fully embraces the visual medium of music videos to shape himself not only as an artist, but as a brand that encompasses music, film, and fashion. Jean-Luc combines his youthful, provocative aesthetic with iconography reminiscent of Prince, Madonna, and Michael Jackson to create something everyone is waiting for: the Prince of Pop. 

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, STAZ (Annahstasia Enuke) is a Nigerian-American musician whose sound takes influences from the jazz playbook of her youth and soul titans like Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Tracy Chapman, and Sade. She places herself among the modern sounds of Ibeyi, Solange, Camille, and Lion Babe. Her sound continues to shift and develop as she pursues her education at Tufts University, where she focuses in fine art and political theory. 

Admission: 
Free / Standing Room Only

Berklee In The Round

Monday / February 13, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Berklee In The Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four to five Berklee students, and if possible, one special guest: a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other to host the concert. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs with the audience seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show. If you're interested in playing at BITR, you may submit two mp3s and corresponding lyric sheets to the songwriting faculty member who is hosting the night you want to play, or to songwriting@berklee.edu

Featured guests for tonight's Berklee In The Round are: Ciera Fazio, Izzy Marcill, Andrew Sandoval, Danny Silberstein, and Atileo Tedoldi.

Admission: 
Free / Standing Room Only

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