Concert

Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salfvant: Jelly and George

Friday / February 17, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Timeless classics are elevated by modern masters when Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant revisit and revitalize the works of jazz piano greats George Gershwin and Jelly Roll Morton. Combining lesser-known works with new arrangements of favorites, Aaron and Cécile’s project celebrates the past while tracing a musical lineage that spans a century.

Admission: 
$55 / $65

Sheila Jordan Musical Performance

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sheila Jordan is not only one of the premier singers in jazz, she is also in demand worldwide for her stimulating vocal workshops. A superb scat singer, Sheila received the Jazz Masters Award 2012 from the National Endowment for the Arts – the highest honor in jazz music in America. Upon moving to New York City in the early ’50s, Jordan sang in clubs and at jam sessions with some of the city’s jazz giants, including Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, and Charlie "Bird" Parker. She also studied with the renowned Lennie Tristano. In 1952, she married Parker’s pianist, Duke Jordan. Ten years later, she made her acclaimed first recording, showing her vocal finesse on a ten-plus minute version of “You Are My Sunshine” on George Russell’s album The Outer View. Thanks to Russell, she released her first album, Portrait of Sheila, on Blue Note, the first female vocalist to record for the label.

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Free

Eldridge Vocal Duos

Thursday / October 27, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

An intimate concert of duos featuring Berklee vocalists, arrangements by the featured student, and Peter Eldridge, who also accompanies on piano and vocals.

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Free

Nadav Shapira: Expand the Music

Wednesday / October 5, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Nadav Shapira presents a show combining contemporary sounds and production with the spirit of improvised music. They will combine electronic beats with some world grooves and jazz influences to try and create a show that will take you deep on an emotional ride but also just make you move.

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Free

Bombadil and Goodnight, Texas

Saturday / December 10, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Bombadil
Goodnight, Texas
Bombadil
Goodnight, Texas

Bombadil is a band that over the past year or so has been building a steady buzz, catching the attention and support of media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser. They've been described as…"a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960s” and “Syd Barrett meets The Beatles.”

If you take out a map and measure the midway point between San Francisco and Chapel Hill, North Carolina—the homes of the band's songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf, respectively—you’ll find an unincorporated town called Goodnight, Texas (population at last count: 28). That is what the duo discovered when they went looking for the center of their long-distance collaboration, a musical project that sounds, appropriately enough, like a cross-country drive on Interstate 40. They see it as expansive, full of possibility, and American in every sense of the word — the perfect place for missing someone but regretting nothing, for losing yourself in the crackle of guitar through speakers, and having a good long time to think.

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$13 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

Bombadil and Goodnight, Texas

Saturday / December 10, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Bombadil
Goodnight, Texas
Bombadil
Goodnight, Texas

Bombadil is a band that over the past year or so has been building a steady buzz, catching the attention and support of media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser. Its sound has been described as a combination of chamber folk and the "sunny pop music of the 1960s." 

If you take out a map and measure the midway point between San Francisco and Chapel Hill, North Carolina — the homes of the band's songwriters Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf, respectively — you’ll find an unincorporated town called Goodnight, Texas (population at last count: 28). That is what the duo discovered when they went looking for the center of their long-distance collaboration, a musical project that sounds, appropriately enough, like a cross-country drive on Interstate 40. 

Admission: 
$13 in advance / $15 general admission (standing room only)

Olivia Pérez Collellmir: Impressions

Thursday / September 29, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Olivia Pérez-Collellmir is a solo pianist, bandleader, and composer from Barcelona, Spain. Noted in Arts Fuse as a “Spanish virtuoso” who adds “a flamenco touch to her chamber jazz,” Pérez-Collellmir’s most recent performances include playing on the soundtrack of Isla Bonita by renowned director Fernando Colomo, touring with Spanish Grammy-winner Rosana Arbelo, and performing for an honorary concert at Berklee for the legendary Rita Moreno.

Combining the syncopated, improvisational style of jazz with the fiery flamenco language of her country, she and her band of international musicians will deliver an exciting evening of innovative and eclectic music.

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Free

Berklee in the Round (BITR)

Tuesday / September 13, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
The Red Room

Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four to five students, and if possible, one special guest, and hosts a 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 are 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.

For info on who is playing, please visit: facebook.com/BITRTuesday

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Free

Ani DiFranco

Monday / November 14, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ani DiFranco

As a singer-songwriter, activist, and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica, and even more distant sounds, all of which are featured in DiFranco’s new Righteous Babe release, Allergic to Water. On this album, she blends abstract imagery and deceptively understated melodies with personal reflections on her life in New Orleans where she is now raising her two children with her partner, producer Mike Napolitano.

A strong belief in human rights has run throughout her work, including when she played at numerous benefit concerts around the world. At a time when record labels still held an oversized influence, DiFranco stood ahead of the curve in launching her own Righteous Babe Records. The company has released more than 20 of her albums to date, ranging from the popular two-disc live album, Living in Clip (1997), to the expansive To the Teeth (1999), which included such guests as legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker and Prince. 

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$32.00 - $47.00

Daniela Andrade

Saturday / November 19, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Daniela Andrade

Daniela Andrade is a singer-songwriter based out of Toronto and Montreal. Known for her stripped-down acoustic covers and originals on YouTube, her music and videos have accumulated over 300 million streams/plays, leading to a worldwide following of over 1 million YouTube subscribers. Andrade's songs have been featured on TV shows SuitsSupergirl, and more.

Admission: 
$15 in advance / $18 general admission (standing room only)

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