Concert

Salim Sulaiman

Friday / September 16, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among India's most respected composers, having scored more than 100 films including KurbaanRab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Fashion, Band Baaja Baaraat, Aaja Nachle, and Heroine; twenty TV shows, and have composed several records incorporating cinematic, folk, electronica, and sufi influences to their music.

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$35 / $45 / $55 / $64 / $75 / $122 / $175 / $250

Summer Sounds

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The David Friend Recital Hall

A concert of fresh, new works by Berklee composers.

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Free

Convocation: Welcoming Berklee's Newest Entering Class

Sunday / August 28, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Please join us as we welcome Berklee's newest entering class. This welcome concert and presentation features talented Berklee students, alumni, and notable administrators. Free for students and families. 

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Free

Convocation: Welcoming Berklee's Newest Entering Class

Sunday / August 28, 2016 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Please join us as we welcome Berklee's newest entering class. This welcome concert and presentation features talented Berklee students, alumni, and notable administrators. Free for students and families. 

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Free

Sleeping Lion

Thursday / August 11, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
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Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Sleeping Lion is a downtempo electronic duo comprising Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire. They blend mellow vibes and vocal layers with futuristic elements to create their unique sound. With their tracks spreading through Spotify playlists and music blogs, Sleeping Lion is becoming a group that will be hard to sleep on.

 

Watch Sleeping Lion perform "You Made Me":

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Free

Samuel Batista

Thursday / August 4, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
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Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Samuel Batista is an alto saxophone player born in Panama City, Panama, and the first musician in his family. In 2009, Batista won a full scholarship through the Panama Jazz Festival to participate in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program at Berklee College of Music. He subsequently received admission to the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico and left Panama for one year. Then in September 2012, Batista moved to Boston to study at Berklee on the prestigious presidential scholarship. He has since gained admission to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He currently works as the bandleader of the Third Land Quintet, which has been together since 2015. The quintet is in the process of recording its first EP.

Batista's mentors include pianist Danilo Pérez, saxophonist Patricia Zarate, and Panamanian pianist Walter Smith. He has also had the privilege of playing with and learning from musicians like John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, Ron Savage, Lincoln Goines, and Paquito D’Rivera, among many others. You can listen to his original song "Purity" here.

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Free

Bebe Kim

Thursday / July 28, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
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Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Hyeryun 'Bebe' Kim is a violinist, pianist, and film composer. Born in Changwon, South Korea, Bebe started playing the violin at the age of 4 on her birthday and was inspired by her own mother, who is also a violinist, who gave lessons at home. Bebe has played for many film scoring recording sessions, album recordings, and other students' recitals and performances. As a performance major, she learned to play in many styles other than classical, such as jazz, Latin, funk, and fusion. Some notable faculty she studied with include Rebecca Cline, Darol Anger, Julianne Lee (a member of Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Rob Thomas.

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Free

Max Brandenburg

Thursday / July 14, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Max Brandenburg is a classically trained pianist, singer, and songwriter who combines his talents in his original music: a mix of catchy and heartfelt pop, jazz, and soul as well as stirring acoustic rock ballads. He has played in various types of ensembles, ranging from rock to chamber music, was part of a marching band, his high school’s orchestra and choir, and has performed the lead roles in several high school musical productions, including West Side Story. Brandenburg has won several competitions, including “Jugend Musiziert,” a renowned nationwide competition for young musicians in Germany. He won first prize in the pop vocals category, convincing the judges with his original songs. After he graduated summa cum laude from his high school in Germany in 2013, he enrolled at Berklee and is pursuing a degree in songwriting. He is currently in his first semester, working on several projects and recording his original music with his fellow music students.

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Free

Danny Garza

Thursday / July 7, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Since he was a young child, Garza has known he wanted to be a musician. He describes being onstage as "such a feeling that…well, I couldn’t even describe it. In the things I have been through, I have felt that music has also been like therapy as well...My ambition when I sing is to give others therapy with my voice and music."

 

Garza identifies with singers who "mean what they sing," such as Stevie Wonder, Kim Burrell, Ella Fitzgerald, and Luther Vandross. He loves to make music infused with memories and emotions.

 

https://soundcloud.com/danny-angelo-garza

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Free

Alexis Newman

Thursday / June 30, 2016 / 5:30 p.m.
Boston Public Market
100 Hanover Street
Boston
MA
United States
02108

Alexis Newman is a 20-year-old singer, songwriter, and performer from Yonkers, New York. She is currently attending Berklee as a vocal performance major. Newman has performed during halftime at a New York Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden and performed background vocals with a choir for Susan Boyle on The Today Show, at the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting, and on Larry King Live. Since being at Berklee, Newman has opened for numerous artists such as Brian McKnight with the Divas. She also performed background vocals for Aloe Blacc, Bilal, and Chris Turner during a Marvin Gaye tribute. Additionally, she has sung backgrounds for R&B singer Ledisi. In 2015, Alexis joined the general business band LoveSounds as the female lead singer, performing all around the New England area.

Admission: 
Free

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