Concert

Charlie the Most / Baz King / Bobby Wesley Trio

Saturday / August 10, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
02125
Charlie the Most
Baz King
Bobby Wesley Trio

Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island offers a free concert featuring three student groups whose music ranges from rock to funk. Bobby Wesley has performed with Regina Carter. Baz King is from Cape Town, South Africa, and Charlie the Most is a 10-piece funk unit.

 

Bobby Wesley Trio: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

An accomplished guitarist from Detroit, Michigan, Robert Wesley is a 2013 graduate of Berklee who received his degree in professional music. Prior to attending Berklee, Wesley had the honor of being featured with jazz violinist Regina Carter at the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival.

While at Berklee, Wesley was part of the music ensemble and accompaniment for Lalah Hathaway at the Berklee Performance Center and at the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. He was the guitarist for the band Columbus, playing funk and soul from 2009 to 2012. Columbus quickly took Berklee and the Boston area by storm as entertainment during freshman orientation at Wellesley College and at popular area venues such as the Middle East in Cambridge and Revolution Rock Bar in the North End.

As a member of that band, Wesley was a proud recipient of the Berklee Urban Service Award for his participation in a clinic for the Boys and Girls Club in Allston. In 2011, he became the lead guitarist for Endangered Speeches, playing reggae and hip-hop. Another Berklee and Boston area favorite, Endangered Speeches (The City Is Rough; Dem Borders Will Fall) has been recognized by The Boston Globe, has been the headliner for the Bay Jam Music Festival in Islamorada, Florida. The band was featured of Live Music Week on WERS 88.9 in March 2013.

As founder of the Bobby Wesley Trio, Wesley is looking forward to sharing his musical gift and making a lasting impression on the music industry.

 

Baz King: 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

Hailing from the sunny shores of Cape Town, South Africa, Baz King was raised on James Taylor and Erykah Badu. The chilled vibes of his hometown and the music he grew up with have found their way into his songs. Ever since picking up the guitar at 16, there's been no turning back. Just as music is constantly shifting and expanding, so is King; some days you will hear a full-blown rock band, and another time it could be a guitar and drum duo or even solo electric guitar. No matter in what form, it's always recognizable as Baz King.

 

Charlie the Most: 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Ten members strong, Charlie the Most was formed in 2012 in Boston by guitarist Charlie McCanless and combines elements of rock and funk. The group plans on taking over the world one show at a time by uniting audiences around the globe in harmonious amusement and providing an unflappable groove, impeccable talent, and a raucous party. As Charlie the Most says, "We bring the rock. We bring the funk. We bring the party."

Admission: 
Free

Charlie the Most

Wednesday / August 7, 2013 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
02115
Charlie The Most
Photo by Pamela Hersch

Ten members strong, Charlie the Most was formed in 2012 in Boston by guitarist Charlie McCanless and combines elements of rock and funk. The group plans on taking over the world one show at a time by uniting audiences around the globe in harmonious amusement and providing an unflappable groove, impeccable talent, and a raucous party. As Charlie the Most says, "We bring the rock. We bring the funk. We bring the party."

Admission: 
Free

Joe's Truck Stop

Tuesday / August 13, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Joe's Truck Stop

This concert has been canceled due to weather.  Joe's Truck Stop: where the coffee's hot and the showers are free. You can usually find the band ripping apart old-time fiddle tunes, saying grace to their country heroes, and dishing out original songs to the dancing feet in the crowd. Their unique sound is characterized by bluegrass vocal harmonies and twin fiddle lines, driving Appalachian dance tunes, and lonely honky-tonk songs. 

http://www.reverbnation.com/joestruckstop

Admission: 
Free

Anthony Fung Quartet

Thursday / September 5, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
02142
Anthony Fung

Drummer Anthony Fung, from Richmond Hill, Ontario is a sophomore at Berklee College of Music pursuing a dual degree in Jazz Performance and Music Production & Engineering. While still in high school, he was the selected drummer for the 2010 Berklee Five-Week Summer Jazz Workshop and the 2011 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. He currently studies at the prestigious Berklee Global Jazz Institute under the tutelage of Danilo Pérez. Fung has played at numerous jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the JEN conference, and the Ottawa Jazz Festival. He has performed with Benny Green, Joshua Redman, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Donny McCaslin, Hal Crook, Darren Barrett, the Vince Mendoza Orchestra, and Terence Blanchard. He has studied with Terri Lyne Carrington, Billy Hart, Ralph Peterson, Ari Hoenig, Dennis Mackrel, and Joaquin Nunez Hidalgo.

Admission: 
Free

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / June 13, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
02142
Sarah McKenzie

Pianist, vocalist, and composer Sarah McKenzie is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts where Hugh Jackman, Marcus Graham, Lisa McCune, and many other leading Australian musical and theatre performers also trained.

While in Perth, she completed a bachelor of jazz degree, won the Jack Bendat Scholarship, the Hawaiian Award for Most Outstanding Jazz Graduate, and the Perth Jazz Societies Award for leading the Most Outstanding Group of the Year for 2008. She also sung backing vocals along side Michael Buble in the Call Me Irresponsible tour.

 

Admission: 
Free

Hyunji Kim: My Journey With The Traveling Birds

Monday / June 10, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Michelle Hyunji Kim will present her senior recital. The program will showcase original music, jazz arrangements, and world music.

Admission: 
Free

Maro Chon: Malice Carnival

Friday / April 19, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

This event has been canceled.

Guitarist Maro Chon presents his senior recital.

 

Admission: 
Free

Zayra Pola: From Puerto Rico to the World

Monday / April 29, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Hand percussionist Zayra Ocasio will share her culture from Puerto Rico in this concert, which will feature compositions based on what she's learned so far at Berklee.

 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

 

Admission: 
Free

Quintet East: The Music of Along Came Betty

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Quintet East, a five-piece faculty group consisting of trumpet, sax, piano, bass, and drums, will play tunes from the Along Came Betty songbook composed by faculty member Bain Smith. Along Came Betty is a jazz quintet based in Monterey, California, that has released four CDs and has performed at venues in Northern California including the Monterey Jazz Festival where they will be performing again in September, 2013.

Admission: 
Free

Solo Piano Recital

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Students of Neil Olmstead will perform music of Scriabin, Chopin, Ellington, and more in a solo classical and jazz piano recital.

Admission: 
Free

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