Concert

Theremin Virtuoso Pamelia Stickney Concert

Friday / September 23, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Room 112, 22 Fenway
22 Fenway, Room 112
Boston
MA
United States

Electronic Production and Design proudly presents Theremin virtuoso Pamelia Stickney in concert.

Pamelia Stickney (formerly known as Pamelia Kurstin) is an American theremin player. She has performed and recorded with many artists including David Byrne, Yoko Ono, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Seb Rochford, Otto Lechner and Simone Dinnerstein, and was instrumental to the final design of Robert Moog's Etherwave Pro Theremin, for which she was one of the primary test musicians. Stickney has made various film, television and radio appearances, most notably on Saturday Night Live, and in the 2004 documentary Moog.

Pamelia has also presented talks at events such as TED. Her background as a jazz musician on the upright bass has led her to develop a "walking bass" theremin technique. She was based in New York until 2005; she now lives in Vienna, Austria.

Ms. Stickney was first introduced to the theremin during production of the album Into the Oh in 1999 by Luaka Bop duo Geggy Tah – singer/writer Tommy Jordan and keyboardist Greg Kurstin. She recorded Gymnopedie in 2000 as a member of the theremin/keyboard duo called "The Kurstins" with her then-husband, Greg. Her first solo album Thinking Out Loud was released in 2007 on John Zorn's Tzadik label. In 2011 the London-based label Slowfoot released Ouch Evil Slow Hop, a collaboration between Pamelia and Seb Rochford.

In 2013, Pamelia formed "Blueblut" with Mark Holub and Chris Janka. The Vienna-based trio released their first album Hurts So Gut on Bandcamp in 2014.

Also on Friday, September 23 at 1:00 p.m., Pamelia will present a talk at the Berklee Media Center on the theremin and her development as a performer.

Admission: 
Free

7th Degree

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Beantown Stage
Columbus Avenue and Burke Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
7th Degree was formed by Trinidadian steel pannist and Berklee student Marcus Prince. The styles they play include jazz, funk, R&B, gospel, pop and even Caribbean music. Since its conception last year, the band has garnered a large following among younger Berklee students. Last semester, 7th Degree won Berklee’s 5th annual Battle of the Bands, hosted by the student-led group the Movement at Berklee. The band is just as devoted to providing a performance filled with great musicianship as it is to putting on a show where listeners from all musical backgrounds can find something they can enjoy.
 
Admission: 
Free

The Kevin Harris Project

Saturday / September 24, 2016 / 3:45 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Columbus Avenue (between Massachusetts Avenue and Northampton Street)
Boston
MA
United States
02118
Kevin Harris

The Kevin Harris Project plays a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore a crossroad of styles.

One of the appealing elements of the Kevin Harris Project is the level of comfort and understanding they have with one another as they dive into soulfully expressive conversations and playful exchanges of ideas. Both live and recorded performances reflect Harris’s determination to capture his audience through explorative interactions that Terri Lyne Carrington describes as "an exciting commitment to quality."

Harris’s most recently released album, Bird Interpretations, offers a pianist perspective on the music of Charlie Parker. The exciting new trio album exhibits captivating dialogues by Kevin, Francisco Mela, and Ben Street. Harris shares the stage with colleagues such Greg Osby, Jeremy Pelt, Avishai Cohen, Eddie Gomez, Ben Street, and Jerry Bergonzi, to name a few. His ensemble has performed at renowned national and international venues. 

Admission: 
Free

Lido

Friday / November 11, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lido

Three years ago, the name ‘Lido’ was something of a mystery. People were left guessing where these hyperactive, neon-colored productions they kept hearing were coming from, that blended bouncy hip-hop with earworm hooks. The man behind the music has since surfaced: 23-year-old Norwegian Peder Losnegård, a producer with an insatiable appetite for beat-making and a unique take on the interplay between genres.

In the past year and a half, Lido has embarked on a sold-out U.S. tour, produced for Chance the Rapper and A$AP Mob, while also executive producing Halsey’s Badlands. More recently, Kanye’s The Life of Pablo inspired him to chuck the album into a blender for an eight-minute reimagining: the Life of Peder, hitting 1 million streams in less than 24 hours.

Lido isn’t one of the crop of EDM producers who just press play on stage. Performing live, Lido flits from drums to keys, sometimes even backed by an orchestra and compelling visual arrangements.

This is an individual who doesn’t do anything by halves — and for that reason it’s clear that 2016 is going to be the most exciting yet in the life of Peder.

Admission: 
$26

Jazz at the Arsenal, Featuring the Berklee New Orleans Jazz Band

Wednesday / September 28, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
John Baboian

The 9th season of Jazz at the Arsenal, featuring Berklee faculty artists, opens with the Berklee New Orleans Jazz Band. This band played in the street at the 2015 Beantown Jazz Festival and drew an enthusiastic response from the crowd. Using traditional instrumentation, and performing the music of the period, the band showcases the musicians in some fun and enjoyable traditional jazz. The Berklee New Orleans Jazz Band features Charlie Lewis (trumpet), Harry Skoler (clarinet), John Pierce (trombone), Bill Thompson (sax), John Baboian (guitar/banjo), Stu Gunn (tuba), and Larry Finn (drums).

Admission: 
$20/ $18 Arsenal members/ $15 students

Autumn Serenade: Advanced Jazz and Blues Ensemble

Monday / November 14, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee vocalists perform original arrangements of jazz and blues standards. Directed by Rebecca Shrimpton.

Admission: 
Free

Johnathan Tyler / The Dove and The Wolf

Thursday / November 3, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Johnathan Tyler
The Dove and The Wolf
Johnathan Tyler
The Dove and The Wolf

Johnathan Tyler comes off as a changed man, both in person and on record. He is more introspective, more focused, and his shoulders are less slumped, as if a heavy burden has been lifted off of them. Holy Smokes, his third LP, finds Tyler shed of major label constraints. The album is an open look into who he is at this very moment, and who he feels he has always been.

The Dove and The Wolf is Paloma and Lou, two girls raised on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, one in Paris and the other on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. They started playing together in 2004, and formed their duo in 2012. Six months after creating the band, they released their first EP, which was self-produced and self-distributed. It caught the attention of the New York Times, earning them a full page in T Magazine that praised "a four-song collection of spare but soaring harmonies."

Admission: 
$12 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

Duology

Monday / September 19, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An intimate concert of original music, jazz standards, and spirituals presented by Sean Jones, chair of Berklee's Brass Department, and George W. Russell Jr., chair of the Harmony Department. 

Admission: 
Free

Berklee at Monterey! Mixcla + 1

Saturday / September 17, 2016 / 2:00 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey
California
United States
93940
Berklee at Monterey!
From left: Paul Sanchez, trumpet; Gerson Lazo Quiroga, bass; Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, piano; and Takafumi Nikaido, percussion.
Dave Green

Mixcla + 1 is led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (Cuba), and features Gerson Lazo-Quiroga (Chile) on bass, Takafumi Nikaido (Japan) on percussion, and Paul Sanchez (Ecuador) on trumpet. "Mixcla" is a play on words between mezcla (Spanish for mixture) and mix -- a play on sounds, from the mountains of Chile and Ecuador, the traditions of Japan, and the artistic fires of Cuba.  Mixcla +1 melds these influences to create a truly unique Latin jazz experience.

Berklee at Monterey! Mixcla + 1

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 6:30 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival
2004 Fairground Road
Monterey
California
United States
93940
Berklee's Mixcla + 1
From left: Paul Sanchez, trumpet; Gerson Lazo Quiroga, bass; Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, piano; and Takafumi Nikaido, percussion.
Dave Green

Mixcla + 1 is led by composer, pianist, and singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (Cuba), and features Gerson Lazo-Quiroga (Chile) on bass, Takafumi Nikaido (Japan) on percussion, and Paul Sanchez (Ecuador) on trumpet. "Mixcla" is a play on words between mezcla (Spanish for mixture) and mix -- a play on sounds, from the mountains of Chile and Ecuador, the traditions of Japan, and the artistic fires of Cuba.  Mixcla +1 melds these influences to create a truly unique Latin jazz experience.

Watch Mixcla + 1 perform Emiliano Salvador's "Puerto Padre":

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