Concert

Planet Radio / Rachel Alix Band / Jive McFly

Thursday / September 17, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Planet Radio

Planet Radio is a six-piece intergalactic ensemble based in Boston. Schooled in jazz and influenced by the cosmos, the group's collective approach creates a soulful, unique sound. Performing original compositions and covers ranging from Nirvana to Donny Hathaway, Planet Radio appeals to all listeners and musical points of view. 

Rachel Alix is a Boston-based singer-songwriter, producer, and recording artist. She aims to captivate a broad audience with her catchy tunes and unique, looping style. She performs as an acoustic act and with a band at various clubs and venues, and she appeared on the Emmy-winning TV show Community Auditions: Star of the Day, where she won the 2013 Grand Champion title. Her songs range from slow ballads to high-energy pop tunes, drawing inspiration from everything from personal relationships to the crisp air and falling leaves of autumn.

Jive McFly is a Boston-based funk/pop/rock band. With influences ranging from Steely Dan to the Doobie Brothers to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jive McFly offers a sound that any music lover will enjoy.  Since their formation at Berklee in 2013, the band has performed their funky originals and classic covers all around Boston.

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

The Vespers / Brady Toops

Saturday / November 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Vespers

The Vespers are the Cryar sisters and the Jones brothers, all from Nashville, Tennessee. In 2009, they started playing together, making their own rootsy, Southern stomp and throwing themselves into a historically rich and competitive music scene. On their third album, Sisters and Brothers, the band combines Americana roots with pop melodies and rock 'n' roll muscle. It’s an album about growth and discovery, about finding your place—and your sound—in the world by leaning on the support of those around you. For the Vespers, those supporters include one another. 

Growing up in New London, Minnesota, Brady Toops spent childhood running around on baseball diamonds and athletic fields. He left the world of athletics in 2006 to pursue his first love, music, and ended up in Franklin, Tennessee to work with songwriter/producer Anthony Skinner. In the early summer of 2011, his five-song EP, A Little Love, was released. In the late summer of 2013, based in Nashville, Toops released a self-titled full-length album that debuted at no. 8 on the Christian/Gospel iTunes charts and authenticated the grassroots following he’s developed over the last few years. RELEVANT Magazine recently featured Toops on their highly popular RELEVANT Studio Sessions, naming him “one of our favorite new artists.” In the last year, he has toured the United States tirelessly, playing alongside artists like John Mark McMillan, David Crowder, and Ellie Holcomb.

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$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Austin to Boston: Cutting through the Noise

Thursday / September 24, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hosted by Berklee's Professional Education Division, Austin to Boston: Cutting through the Noise is a two-day event that includes master classes, hands-on instruction, and round table discussions, and culminates in this concert featuring Eliza Gilkyson, Rebecca Loebe, Betty Soo, and Bianca De Leon. These leading songwriters from Austin, Texas bring their unique experiences and perspectives as four women who have forged distinct, successful careers in music to the East Coast

 

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Free

Suung Jang's Story with Jazz

Wednesday / October 14, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Drum set principal Suung Jang presents an afternoon of various styles of jazz music along with a great ensemble of friends.

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Free

A Tribute to Jazz, Blues, and Good News

Monday / October 19, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Voice principal Desmond Scaife Jr.'s presents his tribute to the traditional early jazz, blues, and gospel forms that have shaped American music today. He'll cover styles from Duke Ellington to Edwin Hawkins in a night of healing in the name of highly emotional music.

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Free

Escalator

Friday / October 9, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bass principal Alex Gasser presents the debut of a new song cycle inspired by the innards of public transit.

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Free

The Ensemble Pianist

Thursday / December 17, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Jennifer Elowsky-Fox presents The Ensemble Pianist. Come and enjoy this unique concert featuring classical music for piano and other instruments. Music from Bach to the present will be performed.

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Free

Planet Microtonal Sax with Philipp Gerschlauer

Wednesday / September 16, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Philipp Gerschlauer is one of the leading microtonal sax players in the world. The Planet MicroJam Institute Ensemble, under the direction of David Fiuczynski, will accompany Gerschlauer while he performs and explains his microtonal concept and fingerings for the alto sax.

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Free

Poetry Slam Showcase

Tuesday / August 11, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Performance poetry, also called slam poetry, is the art of the spoken word. During the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, students enrolled in the Performance Poetry Class have covered the basics of the trade: professional stage presence, fearless communication, and thoughtful poetic craft. These all-original poems often address edgy and vulnerable topics, and are performed without props, costumes, or instruments in a range of styles spanning hip-hop, prose, comedy, and monologue. 

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Free

Ruben Rada

Monday / September 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Afro-Uruguayan percussionist/composer/singer Ruben Rada will visit Berklee for the first time.

Admission: 
Free

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