Performance

Big Band Jazz

Monday / December 9, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Big Band Jazz student ensemble performs an afternoon recital, led by faculty member John Pierce.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Oregon Ensemble

Friday / December 13, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The original fusion ensemble directed by Barbara LaFitte features the music of Ralph Towner, Eva Gertz, and Michael Tomasiak.

Admission: 
Free

The Precious Metal Project

Thursday / February 27, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

This concert features original music, classic Caribbean, and creole jazz compositions for contemporary steelpan ensemble, rhythm section, six-piece horn section, and hand percussion duo. Performers will showcase Ron Reid's arrangements of compositions by Ray Holman, Luther Francois, and Robert Greenidge.

 

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

It's Just Talk: Student Jazz Fusion Ensemble

Friday / December 6, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Winston Maccow presents the student jazz fusion ensemble, which will perform music by Pat Metheny.

Admission: 
Free

Teddy Geiger / Justin Levinson / Barnaby Bright

Friday / January 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Teddy Geiger

Teddy Geiger catapulted to stardom with the top-selling hit “For You I Will,” featured on Geiger’s critically acclaimed debut album, Underage Thinking, which entered the Billboard charts at No. 8 in 2006. Just 16-years-old, Geiger launched a three-year international tour and grabbed the silver screen spotlight by starring opposite Emma Stone in 2008’s The Rocker and appearing in the cult hit TV series Love Monkey.

A multi-instrumentalist and producer, Geiger’s sheer breadth of musicality imprints a bold stamp in the lexicon of American pop with his sophomore album, The Last Fears, which is available on iTunes. The self-produced album establishes the re-emergence of Geiger as a singer-songwriter at the forefront of the independent American music landscape, blending traditional pop structure with accents of electronica and ballads tinged with the close-to-home sounds of mandolins and steel guitars.

Geiger is a versatile songwriter and producer, and is a featured artist on Tiesto's forthcoming album, Clublife 3 Stockholm, with the single "Love and Run."

Watch a music video for Teddy Geiger's "Walking in the Sun" here:

The Vermont-based singer-songwriter Justin Levinson and the folk duo Barnaby Bright will also perform.

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission

Contemporary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble

Monday / December 9, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Contemporary Middle Eastern Music Ensemble will play a variety of tunes from Turkey and the Arab world. These are contemporary arrangements that reflect a fusion of traditional Middle Eastern music with Western popular styles.

Admission: 
Free

The Savory Concerts: Creole Roots Plus

Tuesday / December 17, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
The Loft
939 Boylston St.
Boston
MA
Etienne Charles (left) and Matt Glaser (right)

The Savory Collection are recordings from a series of 1930s-era radio broadcasts by an audio engineer named William Savory. Live performances given by some of the biggest names in jazz—including Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Billy Holiday—are the foundation of this massive compilation, a collection of nearly 1,000 discs.

These legendary concerts will receive thrillingly new and varied interpretations during an imaginative evening of music featuring two greats—violinist Matt Glaser, artistic director of Berklee's American Roots Music Program; and Trinidad-born trumpeter Etienne Charles, award-winning recording artist/assistant professor of jazz trumpet at the Michigan State University College of Music. Glaser and Charles are taking the classic sounds of Ellington, Basie, Waller, Goodman, Reinhardt, and others, and refracting them through their individual perspectives. Students from the American Roots Music Program will join some of Boston’s best players and National Jazz Museum in Harlem artistic director Loren Schoenberg.

Listen to excerpts of the Savory Collection at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem website, and read more about the history of the concerts in a 2010 New York Times feature story.

Admission: 
Free

Break Free: An Evening of Gospel Music

Wednesday / May 7, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This evening of gospel music features the Reverence Gospel Ensemble, Overjoyed, and other Berklee gospel ensembles.

Original Jazz Fusion

Thursday / December 5, 2013 / 4:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This concert features melodic fusion-style jazz with energy and texture.

Admission: 
Free

The Meters Ensemble

Thursday / December 5, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A faculty-led student ensemble will be performing music by the Meters, a legendary New Orleans funk band.

Admission: 
Free

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