Performance

The Western Den

Thursday / September 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
02138

Driven by a passion to create music with purpose, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West formed the Western Den in 2013 to blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures, producing a sound all their own. The duo released their debut EP Battle Hymns in May 2013 and premiered by opening for Melissa Ferrick on her national tour that summer. The Western Den performs in Boston and is working on a full-length album. 

Admission: 
Free

Ensembles: The Music of Art Blakey, Salsa Ensemble, State of Jazz Comp. Symposium

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Art Blakey, salsa music, and original jazz compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles: Merengue and Bachata, Directed Studies

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present merengue and bachata music, directed study students of Ricardo Monzon, and original jazz music.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original jazz music.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles: Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present hip-hop, neo-soul, and original jazz music.

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Paul Simon

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Paul Simon.

Admission: 
Free

Jacob McCaslin

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
02138
Jacob McCaslin

Jacob McCaslin is an award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. Influenced at a young age by various soul and blues artists, McCaslin has been advancing in many areas of the music world. Before taking any music lessons, he was recognized as an advanced guitarist and a gifted singer. He has been composing and producing his own music for more than nine years, and is still growing as a musician as he continues his studies as a scholarship student at Berklee.

In 2011, Jacob won KTUB's One Song One Chance songwriting competition, which afforded he and his band at the time, Jacob McCaslin & Roll the Credits, the opportunity to record an EP in a professional studio. In May of 2012, the band released the EP Walk a Mile, which was limited to only 200 physical copies that quickly sold out. The EP is now available on iTunes. After the success of Walk a Mile, the band began work on an album, Cautionary Tales.

Watch Jacob McCaslin perform "Crossroads to Nowhere" live at Berklee:

Admission: 
Free

SA

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
02138
Shilpa Anantha Narayanan

Vocalist Shilpa Ananth Narayanan will present music with colors from the East and West, keeping true to her roots.

Admission: 
Free

Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
02138

Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke are fiddlers and singer-songwriters who love traditional music and close harmonies. With two fiddles, two guitars, and two intertwining voices, they perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style. They met at a fiddle camp in the woods of Maine, their shared home state, and are now both studying at Berklee College of Music. They bring heart, soul, energy and depth to honest music that blends the old and the new.

Admission: 
free

Damn Tall Buildings

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
02138

Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is a truthful combination of four people uniting their influences into a single sound.

Admission: 
Free

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