Performance

Chey Prescott

Sunday / July 16, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States
02467
Cheyenne Prescott
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Cheyenne Prescott is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter and performer. She was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, and raised in Chester, Vermont, where she pursued the arts in many different forms, including dance, photography, acting, and music.   

Her passion for the arts has grown as she has. In middle school she started auditioning for different acting, singing, and modeling opportunities around New England and New York City. Her gigs included voice-overs for cartoons such as Explosion Bus, created by Jonathan Katz, performances in operas, musicals, and the lead singer in bands.

As a full-time student at Berklee College of Music, Prescott has declared professional music with a focus on production and composition as her major and is continuing to develop her voice and performing abilities. She has performed in Berklee's Singers Showcase and has been involved in different student activism groups that advocate for women’s rights, gender rights, and racial equality. Prescott is currently preparing to start her senior year at Berklee and planning to release her debut single in the fall.

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Free

Arantza Vazquez

Sunday / October 1, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States
02467
Arantza Vazquez
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With an R&B, soul, and funk style, Arantza Vazquez's main influences are Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Joss Stone, and Christina Aguilera. Born and raised in Mexico City, Vazquez was introduced to singing by her grandmother at age five and started publicly performing at age 12. In the summer of 2011, she was selected to perform for the final Singers Showcase of Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program from out of 200 people that auditioned. In 2013, she obtained a scholarship to study as an undergraduate at Berklee.
 
While studying at Berklee, Arantza has performed at the Annual Encore Gala with the Motown and Tower of Power ensembles, won the Perfect Pitch 2015 songwriting contest, performed at Berklee's production of the musical Dream Girls, recorded several original compositions, and performed as the lead singer in 2017's Singers Showcase, among other accomplishments. A performance and songwriting major, Vazquez has evolved into a very experienced performer. She has performed in Mexico, the U.S., and Spain, from small venues up to a 10,000-seat auditorium.  She is currently working on her first EP, which will be officially released at the end of 2017.
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Free

The Perry/Johnson Band

Wednesday / October 4, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jes Perry and Michael J. Johnson
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Join the Perry/Johnson Band for an evening of of original pop-rock music by Jes Perry and Michael J. Johnson. Jes Perry’s music is lush, melody-driven, singer-songwriter rock that pulls the listener in with pure, powerful vocals, layered harmonies, daring chord structures, and distinctive melodic twists shot through with contemporary jazz and pop influences. Michael J. Johnson performs melodic, guitar-driven rock with big vocal harmonies and dashes of funk and jazz. The band is rounded out by Jeff Perry on bass and vocals, Ani Johnson on vocals, and Michael Clarke on drums.

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Free

Hym-a-Ning

Tuesday / October 3, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dan Moretti
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This performance will feature the music of Berklee professor and saxophonist Dan Moretti with a rhythm section and small string ensemble. The theme is melody and hymns with a contemporary jazz idiom with improvisation.

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Free

Humor for Humanity with Jimmy Tingle and Special Guests Berklee City Music

Saturday / July 15, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jimmy Tingle
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Comedian, commentator, and founder of the new social enterprise Humor for Humanity, Jimmy Tingle will feature Berklee City Music® as its nonprofit partner. 

The event will feature two acts: pre-show music featuring City Music students and an opening welcome and comedic monologue by Tingle.

Tingle will then discuss the mission and challenges of the City Music program with Krystal Prime Banfield, dean of Berklee City Music, who is also a City Music alumna and a current City Music College Scholar. The discussion will be followed by a performance by Berklee City Music students to close out the first act.

Act two will feature a 60-minute performance by Tingle, highlighting his satirical yet hopeful take on the people and issues facing the nation and the world in the age of President Trump. 

Humor for Humanity aspires to use entertainment for purposes beyond entertainment. The mission is to help raise spirits, funds, and awareness for nonprofits, charities, and social causes through media and live events.

About Jimmy Tingle

Tingle is a comedian, commentator, activist, actor, and entrepreneur who rose up from the Boston comedy boom of the 1980s. He was a regular contributor to CBS’s 60 Minutes II, and has appeared on the Tonight Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, HBO and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. He is a 2010 graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was that year’s graduate school commencement speaker.

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$30.00

SummerSlam 2017

Saturday / August 19, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
marquisFILTHY
marquisFILTHY
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marquisFILTHY is a 19-year-old Boston rap artist who is signed to Plan A Records. In October 2016, he released his debut album, The Glo Up. He is currently working on his next project, Deeper Than Rap, coming next year. This concert will feature FILTHY performing his first headlining show on his 20th birthday. Opening for him are Eym Fresh, Chase Murphy, and Danny Diamonds from the Golden Boy Music Group. These four artists are coming to Berklee ready to end the summer with a great live rap show.

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$15 general admission

TAO: Drum Heart

Sunday / February 18, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
TAO: Drum Heart
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With explosive taiko drumming and innovative, acrobatic choreography, TAO: Drum Heart offers a breathtaking, vibrantly modern twist on a traditional art form and a visual and sonic tour de force. This all-new production captures the best of TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina.

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$30/ $38/ $48/ $58

Dianne Reeves

Friday / February 16, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Dianne Reeves
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A timeless voice, improvisational prowess, and unique soul-jazz stylings mark Dianne Reeves as one of the world’s preeminent jazz vocalists. She will be joined by Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal, and Terreon Gully for a powerhouse live performance.

There will be a free, preperformance talk with Grammy-winning author and journalist Bob Blumenthal at 7:00 p.m. in the Davis Room on the second floor of the Berklee Performance Center.

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$30/ $37/ $48/ $58

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Sunday / January 14, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Afro-Cuban All Stars
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The Afro-Cuban All Stars is a 17-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians brought together by musical director Juan de Marcos González (the musical arranger for the original Buena Vista Social Club recording). Paying tribute to Cuban music, this multigenerational lineup features members from Cuba’s leading bands, including Orquesta Tropicana, Los Van Van, Sierra Maestra, and more.
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$28 / $37 / $42 / $48

Irma Thomas, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Preservation Legacy Quintet

Friday / November 3, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Blind Boys of Alabama
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Take the soul-drenched voice of Grammy-winning singer “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, add the spiritual authority of six-time Grammy-winning the Blind Boys of Alabama, plus the Preservation Legacy Quintet, which includes some of the most revered alumni of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and you get a very special evening that’s sure to raise your spirits and touch your soul.

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$30/ $37/ $48/ $58/

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