Concert

Club d'Elf

Friday / January 27, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Club d'Elf

Moroccan-dosed dub-jazz collective Club d'Elf celebrate the release of Live at Club Helsinki, an epic double CD that expands the band's mix of jazz, electronica, hip-hop, psychedelia, dub, and Moroccan trance. The music visits touchstones as disparate as John Cage, Studio One, Moroccan Gnawa, and drum 'n' bass. Joining the band for this show is slide guitar wizard (and Berklee professor) David Tronzo, who has performed with Daniel Lanois, Paul Simon, John Hiatt, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, David Sanborn, and Spanish Fly.

Circling about bassist/composer Mike Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston, each Club d'Elf performance features a different lineup, drawn from a constellation of some of the most creative improvisors from the jazz, DJ, rock, and world music scenes of Boston and New York City, creating a unique experience for the audience and musicians alike. On Live at Club Helsinki, the band's Moroccan trance influences come through strongly, with Fribgane's mesmerizing oud stylings and Rivard's command of the Moroccan sintir, a three-string bass lute used by the Gnawa, a mystical brotherhood of trance-healers. Derived from ancient sources, trance forms the central core of the Club d'Elf aesthetic, unifying the various genres the band has absorbed. 
 
Listen to David Tronzo play "Ripping Faces Off":
 

 

Admission: 
$15 Advance / $18 Day of show / Standing Room Only

Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Larry Watson, the Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble, performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Larry Watson, the Stage Performance Workshop: Rock and Pop Ensemble, performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Music of Michael Abene

Tuesday / February 28, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Michael Abene

Join us for an evening of the music of composer/arranger/pianist and artist in residence Michael Abene. This concert will feature a large ensemble of music written by Abene and will feature some of the finest soloists and ensemble players around. Abene is known for his work with the GRP All-Star Big Band, the NDR Big Band, Maynard Ferguson, and the WDR Big Band, among many others. This will be a special concert in honor of Abene's residency here at Berklee this year.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Maxim Lubarsky Collective

Monday / February 6, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maxim Lubarsky

This show will present a combination of original material along with music from different parts of Brazil and beyond. The instrumentation will include a piano trio (piano, bass, and drums) with special guests on saxophone, voice, and percussion.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

Berklee Ensembles: Directed Studies

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 3:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Ralph Peterson, the Directed Studies Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Ensembles: Directed Studies

Tuesday / December 6, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Ralph Peterson, the Directed Studies Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Radiohead Ensemble

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 8:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Bob Schlink, the Radiohead Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

McBerklee Special Ensemble

Monday / December 5, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of Bob Schlink, the McBerklee Special Ensemble performs as part of the Berklee Ensemble Department's end-of-semester performances.

Admission: 
Free

Fly Me to Venus

Thursday / February 16, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Venus

Vocalist Venus will perform originals, covers, and arrangements in various styles, in Mandarin and English.

Admission: 
Free

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