Concert

Songwriters in the Round

Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Four successful songwriters and recording artists—Kristin Cifelli, Melissa Ferrick, Sally Taylor, and Darcel Wilson—will share their original songs in an intimate in-the-round setting.

Admission: 

Julia Easterlin

Thursday / August 18, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a vocalist, songwriter, and performer from Augusta, Georgia. As a secondary student, Easterlin attended Davidson Fine Arts School where she received training in dance, classical piano, acting, and visual arts, until commiting to studies as a vocalist and performing musician in 2005.

Since then, Easterlin's talents as a performer and songwriter have been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles, DownBeat, the John Lennon Foundation, and the New York Songwriters Circle.

In 2007, Easterlin was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend Berklee, where she has been a featured performer on the student-run Heavy Rotation Records record label for two consecutive years and served as the vocalist for the InterArts Ensemble's pioneer project in Havana, Cuba in 2010. This is Easterlin's second year representing Berklee in the Summer Concert Series.

 

Admission: 
Free

Julia Easterlin

Saturday / June 25, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a vocalist, songwriter, and performer from Augusta, Georgia. As a secondary student, Easterlin attended Davidson Fine Arts School where she received training in dance, classical piano, acting, and visual arts, until commiting to studies as a vocalist and performing musician in 2005.

Since then, Easterlin's talents as a performer and songwriter have been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles, DownBeat, the John Lennon Foundation, and the New York Songwriters Circle.

In 2007, Easterlin was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend Berklee, where she has been a featured performer on the student-run Heavy Rotation Records record label for two consecutive years and served as the vocalist for the InterArts Ensemble's pioneer project in Havana, Cuba in 2010. This is Easterlin's second year representing Berklee in the Summer Concert Series.

Admission: 
Free

Julia Easterlin

Saturday / August 6, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Grant Park
55 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
IL
United States
60601
Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a vocalist, songwriter, and performer from Augusta, Georgia. As a secondary student, Easterlin attended Davidson Fine Arts School where she received training in dance, classical piano, acting, and visual arts, until commiting to studies as a vocalist and performing musician in 2005.

Since then, Easterlin's talents as a performer and songwriter have been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles, DownBeat, the John Lennon Foundation, and the New York Songwriters Circle.

In 2007, Easterlin was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend Berklee, where she has been a featured performer on the student-run Heavy Rotation Records record label for two consecutive years and served as the vocalist for the InterArts Ensemble's pioneer project in Havana, Cuba in 2010. This is Easterlin's second year representing Berklee in the Summer Concert Series.

 

Admission: 
$215

Julia Easterlin

Thursday / August 18, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Julia Easterlin

Julia Easterlin is a vocalist, songwriter, and performer from Augusta, Georgia. As a secondary student, Easterlin attended Davidson Fine Arts School where she received training in dance, classical piano, acting, and visual arts, until commiting to studies as a vocalist and performing musician in 2005.

Since then, Easterlin's talents as a performer and songwriter have been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles, DownBeat, the John Lennon Foundation, and the New York Songwriters Circle.

In 2007, Easterlin was awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship to attend Berklee, where she has been a featured performer on the student-run Heavy Rotation Records record label for two consecutive years and served as the vocalist for the InterArts Ensemble's pioneer project in Havana, Cuba in 2010. This is Easterlin's second year representing Berklee in the Summer Concert Series.

 

Admission: 
Free

Zac Zinger Group

Monday / July 11, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Zac Zinger Group

Zac Zinger Group is a quartet made up of four progressive jazz musicians with a passion for exploring new music in ways that challenge both the musicians and the listener. Formed in 2007, signed to Jazz Revelation Records in 2009 and 2011, and a featured band at the 2010 Falmouth Jazz Festival, the Group is influenced by elements of jazz, soul, funk, gospel, fusion, and R&B, but does not quite fit into one specific genre.

Composer/saxophonist/EWI player Zac Zinger is a 2011 graduate of Berklee College of Music. Born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh, he picked up the saxophone at age 9 and has since received a number of awards, including the Herb Pomeroy Award two times, the Pittsburgh Jazz Society Award for Musical Excellence, the Irene S. and Harry Louik Theatre Arts Award, and the Melville Alexander Eberhardt Award. He has performed in 10 countries and written and had performed works for ensembles ranging in size from jazz quartets to a 90-piece orchestra. Zinger currently writes music for movies and video games, as well as all of the music in the ZZG repertoire.

Zinger is joined by virtuoso Puerto Rican pianist Abraham Olivo, a veteran of the Monterey Jazz Festival who has played with the likes of Floetry, Chaka Kahn, and Hugh Masekela; bassist Kellan Thomas, a full scholarship recipient and graduate of the Berklee College of Music; and drummer Alex Melcher, a 2010 recipient of the Steve Gadd Award. Together ZZG boasts a fresh contemporary sound that has been compared to artists as prominent as the Yellowjackets, Michael Brecker, and David Sanborn.

 

Admission: 
Free

il abanico

Thursday / July 14, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
il abanico

il abanico is a native Colombian duo, formed in 2010 by Juliana Ronderos (vocals) and Nicolás Losada (guitar). With extremely different tastes in music and similar personalities, they started writing songs and experimenting with new sounds and compositions.

The band includes members from places as diverse as Peru, Japan, and Argentina. In December 2010 they recorded their EP, Crossing Colors, at Studio G in Brooklyn. They now perform around the Boston area and have played in venues such as the Paradise and the House of Blues. Rapidly growing on a greater audience, il abanico brings a fresh proposal of music influenced by alternative, experimental, and pop music. Their music has been described as "a weaving tapestry of textures and sounds" by the Hurdy Gurdy

Admission: 
Free

il abanico

Thursday / July 14, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
il abanico

il abanico is a native Colombian duo, formed in 2010 by Juliana Ronderos (vocals) and Nicolás Losada (guitar). With extremely different tastes in music and similar personalities, they started writing songs and experimenting with new sounds and compositions.

The band includes members from places as diverse as Peru, Japan, and Argentina. In December 2010 they recorded their EP, Crossing Colors, at Studio G in Brooklyn. They now perform around the Boston area and have played in venues such as the Paradise and the House of Blues. Rapidly growing on a greater audience, il abanico brings a fresh proposal of music influenced by alternative, experimental, and pop music. Their music has been described as "a weaving tapestry of textures and sounds" by the Hurdy Gurdy

Admission: 
Free

Randy Felts: Hot Night, Cool Jazz

Monday / July 18, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A mix of jazz standards and original songs for small jazz ensemble.

Admission: 

Cameron Galpin

Thursday / September 8, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Newbury Street League
174 Newbury Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Cameron Galpin

Born in Colorado, Cameron Galpin spent much of his early childhood traveling around the world with his family. With two British Beatles fans for parents, it isn't surprising that he naturally fell in love with the art of the song. Trapped on various trains planes and automobiles, he had plenty of time to listen. He received his first guitar at 16 and began taking weekly lessons. By 18, he had produced his first full-length album of original material. At 19 he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music.

Upon arriving at Berklee, Galpin found himself drawn into a network of talented musicians who loved nothing more than sharing their ideas and supporting each other's musical visions. Carving out a style reflecting influences from John Mayer, D'Angelo, and the Band, he set out to record his first EP of more of his original music. By 2010, his 10-piece band finished the EP, complete with a five-piece horn section. Over the past seven semesters, he spent his time studying and playing with great instrumentalists such as Jamie Haddad, Julian Lage, and David Grisman, saturating his style with a mix of jazz, bluegrass, funk, and soul. He currently lives and performs in Boston while completing his degree at Berklee.

 

Admission: 
Free

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