Philipp Wisser (guitar), Kevin Baudrexl(bass), and Jessie Cox (drums) will perform mainly originals as well as tunesby musicians such as Thelonious Monk and Billy Strayhorn. They use thefreedom of the trio setting to blend traditional music with the avant-garde.The audience can expect a diversified concert that includes beautiful balladsand weird soundscapes.
Alto saxophone principal and composer Brandon Wilkins presents an exciting set of original music featuring a heavy rhythm section. This concert will also feature a modern jazz quartet with special guests.
Boston-based artist Tash is an upcoming singer-songwriter with an old soul. TASH’s music bridges the heart of urbanity and the depth of nature, and her unique folk-pop sound includes graceful yet gritty vocals and bold storytelling.
K.O brings a mixture of catchy hooks, a deep pocket, and an intimate singer-songwriter sound. The Boston-based band led by Kristen Olsson released its debut EP, Shadows, this past fall.
Stereo Symptom, which draws on neo-soul and hip-hop influences, will also be supporting the headliner.
Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer) and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show.
Berklee Songwriting professor Jon Aldrich will host this month's BITR.