Performance

Beautiful Songs from Latin America

Wednesday / April 16, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This recital, given by the Advanced Latin and Jazz Vocal Performance class, is directed by Mili Bermejo. Students choose, write, and arrange songs from various countries: Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and others. The staff band and students work on arrangements that reflect both jazz and Latin music aesthetics.
 

Admission: 
Free

Maria Rowinska

Sunday / August 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
02171

Maria Rowinska's introduction to bossa nova began at a young age, by listening to Elis & Tom with her father. Her desire to learn bossa expanded to samba, choro, and other Brazilian styles and led her to Berklee College of Music, where she pursues Latin American performance studies in voice and percussion.

 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Brian D Plautz

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
02171

Brian Plautz has developed a reputation as a dynamic saxophonist, composer, and educator with a modern and accessible sound. He grew up outside of Cleveland and performed at the Quicken Loans Arena (home of the Cleveland Cavaliers), Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, and Nighttown. In Cleveland he developed a rich musical background, from gospel to classical to jazz. Under the direction of Liza Grossman, Brian played and recorded with Jon Anderson (Yes), Valerie Naranjo (Saturday Night Live band) and Donnie Iris (Wild Cherry).

Admission: 
FREE

3 Sudacas

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
02171

3 Sudacas is a trio formed by Esther Rojas on bass, Eduardo Mercuri on guitar, and Marianella Rojas on vocaks and percussion, creating a fusion of music from Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela and exploring jazz and pop, among other genres.

 

Admission: 
FREE

Eduardo Mercuri

Sunday / June 22, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
02171
Guitarist, mandolinist, composer, and arranger Eduardo Mercuri was born in Curitiba, Brazil and grew up listening to his father’s record collection. At age 11 he began playing the guitar. Since moving to Boston, he has collaborated and performed with artists such as Darren Barrett, the salsa singer Luis Enrique, and the multi Grammy winner Alejandro Sanz, with whom he performed at the Latin Grammys in Las Vegas in 2013. Apart of his sideman works, Mercuri performs regularly with his quintet and his choro trio, the ChoroBop. The Eduardo Mercuri Quintet also includes Gustavo D'Amico on saxophone, Paul Sanchez on trumpet, Flavio Lira on bass, and Juan Alejandro Francisco Saenz on drums.  For more information, click here.
 
 
 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Miku Okano's Senior Recital

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In her final recital at Berklee, drumset principle Miku Okano will perform jazz tunes with her quintet.

Admission: 
Free

Crosswalk Anarchy

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210

Crosswalk Anarchy is five Boston-based musicians who seek to blow your mind with an arsenal of sophisticated hip-hop fusion originals that have you singing along.

Admission: 
Free

Kel Do Nascimento

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210

KeL is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who moved to Boston in 2011. Influenced by artists ranging from Corinne Bailey Rae to Susan Tedeschi, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Tom Jobim, KeL founded her band at Berklee College of Music in 2012, combining jazz piano, rock solos, fresh pop grooves, and hints of smooth Brazilian melodies.

Admission: 
Free

Kiri’s Quartet

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210

Kiri's Quartet stemmed from a group of four friends who enjoy music with influences from B.B. King all the way to Robert Glasper. With a different mix of genres, the group plays an array of funk fusion music with only one goal: to connect with the audience.

Admission: 
Free

Luis D’Elias Ensemble

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
02210

Using Venezuela as a point of departure, the Luis D'Elias Ensemble blends traditional South American music with contemporary jazz, rock, and classical music. Formed in 2012, the group has been performing constantly around the Boston area. Its first album will be released this summer.

 
Admission: 
Free

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