Trumpet principal Remy Labbe presents an afternoon of large ensemble music. His program will alternate between arrangements of jazz standards and some personal compositions, providing an interesting and exciting transition from his previous trio work.
Exceptional flamenco dancers and a sensational band of musicians and virtuoso singers come together in Flamencura, a new production from legendary flamenco guitarist Paco Peña. Packed with intensity, depth, and raw energy, Flamencura is grounded in the present but also pays tribute to flamenco's rich heritage.
Colombian guitar principal Hussein Velaides was raised in Barranquilla, where he developed rhythmic skills at a young age. His original group, the Hussein Velaides Project, plays a mix of contemporary jazz improvisations with rhythms from around the world. Along with Colombian drummer Juan Mejia, Peruvian pianist Gustavo Del Pino, and Italian bass player Gaia Leone, Velaides is working on his first album.
Voice principal Faviq Awangku presents a show about his love for music, touching on genres that inspire him including R&B, pop, and rock, among others. Backed by peers who are amazing in their own right, he will bring the audience an hour of vibing and energy.
Kris Mask performs a mix of jazz standards arranged for solo classical guitar and small ensemble. The solo arrangements were done by Roland Dyens, and the standards include pieces by Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Victor Young, Seymour Simmons, and Henry Mancini.
This Showcase will feature the Motown Ensemble, the Rock Workshop, the Jazz All-Stars, the Country Ensemble, the Tower of Power Ensemble, the String Orchestra, the Funk/Fusion All-Stars, and the Rock All-Stars.
The Berklee City Music Scholarship Concert will feature Five-Week Summer Performance Program student ensembles and performing groups, including the Pop/R&B Ensemble, the Jazz Ensemble, the Rock Ensemble, the Choir, and the Big Band. At the culmination of the program, Berklee City Music students will perform rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, inspirational, and R&B songs. Scholarship awards will be announced at the show.