Concert

Guitar Night: Jazz and Blues Student Showcase Concert

Monday / November 4, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert featuring some of the best student guitarists and their bands playing jazz and blues.

This annual event features students who were chosen from a large number of applicants and represent some of the best guitarists at Berklee College of Music. These guitarists and their bands will be performing a mix of originals and covers in the jazz and blues idioms. The concert is sponsored by the Guitar Department and is directed by Curtis Shumate and fellow guitar faculty members Garrison Fewell and John Marasco. 

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

Guitar Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Thursday / October 17, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

This showcase features some of Berklee's finest guitarist singer-songwriters performing their original music.

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

The Latin Big Band Experience

Tuesday / October 8, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert boasts an exciting, full Latin big band featuring great horn and rhythm sections, with important guest soloists and soulful singers. All original compositions and arrangements are by Bernardo Hernandez and friends. This is the contemporary Latin big band experience.

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

Latin America Vive Music Festival

Tuesday / October 29, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

The Latin America Vive Music Festival will showcase different expressions of contemporary Latin American music in all its rich and diverse musical styles. This festival will shine a spotlight on student performance talent and new compositions, including an 11-piece band created specifically for this event. Latin America Vive is an initiative of Latin faculty members and the Latin American Music Business Association (LAMBA) and is part of the Latin Music Culture Celebration (LMCC) and Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Executive producer: Oscar Stagnaro

Artistic producer: Sofia Rei

Musical director: Nando Michelin

Advisors: Oscar Stagnaro and Mili Bermejo

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

Danny Mo's Family Reunion

Monday / October 21, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Kira Small (left) and Danny "Mo" Morris (right)

Berklee bass professor Danny "Mo" Morris presents his annual fete, jamming with students and celebrating music and life. This year, Morris will pay tribute to the life of Berklee alumnus Gabe Jones, who was the drummer for this event for many years. Additionally, the 2013 Wes Wehmiller Scholarship recipient will be introduced.

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

Fall Together

Thursday / October 24, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center

Berklee Jazz Composition Department faculty present a concert of original music. Composers include Scott Free, Eric Gould, Greg Hopkins, Bob Pilkington, Marc Rossi, and Bruce Thomas. This is the 29th annual fall concert.

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

Celebrating Blakey: The Messenger Legacy

Thursday / October 10, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Messenger Legacy is an elite lineup of former members of one of jazz’s most influential bands, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. This configuration features bassist Reggie Workman, alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, trumpeter Brian Lynch, tenor saxophonist Billy Pierce, pianist Donald Brown, and drummer Ralph Peterson.

This group of musicians wishes to preserve, protect, and honor the legacy of a man who was much more than a bandleader to all of them. This group has the potential of launching renewed appreciation for one of the most important institutions of apprenticeship in American music history.

About forming the group, Peterson said, “Every time I play the drums it is in tribute to Art, but I wanted to do something that goes beyond me, beyond any individual. I wanted to pay tribute in a way that was authentic, genuine, and meaningful not just to a few, but to every person he touched through his music.” 

In an age when cover bands and tribute acts are commonplace and contrived, this band proves to be the exception. “Having multiple generations of Messengers represented in this band, this is the closest you can get to the source,” Peterson said through his raspy chuckle. "This is the real deal."

Admission: 
$20 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $25 day of show, reserved seating

Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble

Tuesday / October 15, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble
Tiger Okoshi

Kitanodai Gagaku Ensemble presents traditional Japanese gagaku music, which was born in the fourth century as imperial court music. The music and dancing has remained unchanged and is still performed in its original form. The instrumentation of this ensemble is comprised of three wind instruments, three percussion instruments, two string instruments, and two to four dancers. Berklee Brass department professor Tiger Okoshi will perform with the ensemble for the "Etenraku" piece. The concept of blending traditional sounds with the modern tones of the trumpet will be a premier in the history of this ancient style. For many listeners, the gagaku experience is one of spirituality, purity, and a tranquility unlike anything they have previously known.

This event is made possible from with support by the consulate general of Japan in Boston, Japan Society of Boston, and Japanese Association of Greater Boston.

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

Tim Ray / Laszlo Gardony

Monday / October 7, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tim Ray
Laszlo Gardony

Piano faculty Tim Ray presents a concert of jazz standards, Brazilian favorites, and original music from his recent solo piano recording, On My Own Vol. 1 - New Works. And…he’s taking requests! Email Tim with suggestions of tunes you’d like to hear him play. Listen to samples of Ray's music here. Pianist and composer Laszlo Gardony will perform solo, celebrating his new album, Clarity (Sunnyside Records). Listen to samples of Laszlo's music here.

 

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

Faculty Singers Night

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jeannie Gagne

Voice faculty members come together to perform original and classic songs in styles ranging from jazz to R&B to pop rock to Broadway. This is a rare opportunity to hear Berklee faculty singing in concert. Led by associate professor and singer-songwriter Jeannie Gagne, the concert also features the talents of a world-class student and faculty ensemble.

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

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