Concert

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.

Admission: 
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.
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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

Overcoats

Friday / April 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell of Overcoats

Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family. Overcoats’s music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting. YOUNG is about a transformation: the passage into womanhood, sung through the shared experience of two best friends.

Admission: 
$12 in Advance / $14 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2017 Summit

Friday / March 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute 2017 summit celebrates the impact of Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Ella Fitzgerald in today’s global jazz era. The concert features Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Gary Burton, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ben Street, Tia Fuller, Jason Palmer, and BGJI graduate ensembles.

 

Admission: 
$8 in Advance / $12 Day of Show

An Evening with Draco Rosa

Saturday / May 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Draco Rosa

World Music/CRASHarts presents musician Draco Rosa, a multi-Grammy-winning Puerto Rican singer- songwriter, composer, record producer, and entrepreneur, who kicked off his career in the '80s as a member of the Latino boy band Menudo. He has since become a household name for his solo career and for his role in launching Ricky Martin’s musical career by co-writing and producing many of Martin’s hit singles including: "María," "Livin’ La Vida Loca," "La Copa de La Vida," "She Bangs," and "Shake Your Bon-Bon." After a remarkable recovery from cancer, Rosa is performing an intimate concert in support of his new album, due to be released this spring.

Admission: 
$48, $42, $37, $28

GIIA

Saturday / March 11, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
GIIA

New York City-based electronic vocalist GIIA creates atmospheric music inspired by trap and pop. As a Berklee alumna, GIIA started her vocal career in opera. Shortly after graduating, she began writing top lines. Her debut feature track, “One” produced by MEMBA, was released in June 2016 and has been featured on AXS, This Song Is Sick, Run the Trap, and Dancing Astronauts’ Top Trending Chart. Ending 2016 with her last two releases “Heat of the Moment,” which amassed 1.5 million plays across streaming platforms, and “Brave” which reached no. 1 on Hype Machine’s popular chart, GIIA has proven herself to be an artist to watch in 2017.

Admission: 
$10 in Advance / $12 Day of Show / Standing Room Only

Ronan Ristord with Sun and Anastassiya's Trios

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come to see two of drummer Ronan Ristord's main projects at Berklee: Sun Kim Trio and Anastassiya Petrova's trio, featuring: Sun Kim on guitar, Anastassiya Petrova on piano, Bruce Kang and Carlo De Biaggio on upright bass.

Admission: 
Free

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