Performance

Caleb Hensinger: New Beginnings

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Trumpeter Caleb Hensinger leads an evening of original pop, jazz, and gospel tunes.

Admission: 
Free

Oyinda

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Grant Park
55 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago
IL
60601

There is something alluring about Oyinda, the 22-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer. Depicted as a whirlwind of hair on her debut EP cover, the London raised Nigerian songstress has a unique sense of cinematic storytelling that envelops you with its energy. Bringing together sounds from the British electronic scene and fusing them with her love of pop, Oyinda recorded a self-released, three-song EP in August 2013, Before the Fall. The record is emotionally intricate, full of modernity and sophistication. "It presents the artist's own vision of pop and that means very deep, subtle music with hypnotizing vocals," wrote the Other Side of Music.

 

After unveiling her live personae earlier this year Oyinda's presence does nothing to detract from her captivating demeanor. From the way she scans the crowd with a seductive stare to the way she effortlessly sings, Oyinda translates her studio sound into a gripping live performance. "Her voice is smooth and sexy‚ kind of Jessie Ware-esque," said Kyle Reinford (celebrated music photographer seen on FADER, NPR, and Billboard). This is contemporary pop with an intuitive nature, one that can sound soulful too. As for Oyinda herself, she is becoming one of the unexpected success stories of independent artists.

Tom Zmuda

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Tom Zmuda is a contemporary saxophonist and a recent Berklee College of Music graduate. Influenced by jazz, R&B, soul, and funk, Tom exudes a thorough passion for groove-based music and draws from an eclectic repertoire when he performs. Originally hailing from New Jersey, Tom Zmuda has performed extensively in Philadelphia and through most of the tri-state area. He has been booked to play up and down the East Coast and as far south as Orlando, Florida. Tom has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Marion Meadows, Will Brock, Derrick Hodge, Barbara Walker, Barbara D. Mills, Irma Seleman, and many others. 

 
Admission: 
Free

Tom Zmuda

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Tom Zmuda is a contemporary saxophonist and a recent Berklee College of Music graduate. Influenced by jazz, R&B, soul, and funk, Tom exudes a thorough passion for groove-based music and draws from an eclectic repertoire when he performs. Originally hailing from New Jersey, Tom Zmuda has performed extensively in Philadelphia and through most of the tri-state area. He has been booked to play up and down the East Coast and as far south as Orlando, Florida. Tom has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Marion Meadows, Will Brock, Derrick Hodge, Barbara Walker, Barbara D. Mills, Irma Seleman, and many others. 

 
Admission: 
Free

Red Velvet

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Red Velvet is an acoustic duo drawing on proud Southern roots, Northeastern tenacity, and fiery hair all around. Heavily influenced by greats such as Stevie Wonder, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Civil Wars, and Parliament, Red Velvet brings to life a sound reminiscent of an era when music was synonymous with soul.

Jordan Lipsey and Neal Rosenthal met on their first day of school at Berklee College of Music in 2011, and quickly became friends due to the subconscious, natural draw of redheads to one another. By the summer of 2012 they were playing as a duo in Jordan’s native Texas. Highlights of 2013 included opening for Livingston Taylor at the Dosey Doe in Houston, playing several Mardi Gras shows in New Orleans, Harvard University functions, and returning to the Dosey Doe to ring in the New Year.

Jordan is a Music Business/Management major who expects to graduate in May. She interned at the music intelligence company, The Echo Nest and participated in The Founder’s Journey, an entrepreneurial class at MIT. She hopes to combine her love of playing music with her skills in the music business as she moves into post-college life.

Neal is a Performance major and a Recording and Production minor from Rhode Island who will graduate in 2015. A trumpet principal at Berklee, he is equally accomplished at guitar. Both trumpet and guitar have taken him up and down the East Coast, playing esteemed venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End, Nectar’s, Paradise Rock Club, The Sinclair, The Middle East Downstairs, and the list goes on.

Be on the look out for Red Velvet’s debut EP, Let Them Eat Cake!

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Red Velvet

Tuesday / August 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Red Velvet is an acoustic duo drawing on proud Southern roots, Northeastern tenacity, and fiery hair all around. Heavily influenced by greats such as Stevie Wonder, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Civil Wars, and Parliament, Red Velvet brings to life a sound reminiscent of an era when music was synonymous with soul.

Jordan Lipsey and Neal Rosenthal met on their first day of school at Berklee College of Music in 2011, and quickly became friends due to the subconscious, natural draw of redheads to one another. By the summer of 2012 they were playing as a duo in Jordan’s native Texas. Highlights of 2013 included opening for Livingston Taylor at the Dosey Doe in Houston, playing several Mardi Gras shows in New Orleans, Harvard University functions, and returning to the Dosey Doe to ring in the New Year.

Jordan is a Music Business/Management major who expects to graduate in May. She interned at the music intelligence company, The Echo Nest and participated in The Founder’s Journey, an entrepreneurial class at MIT. She hopes to combine her love of playing music with her skills in the music business as she moves into post-college life.

Neal is a Performance major and a Recording and Production minor from Rhode Island who will graduate in 2015. A trumpet principal at Berklee, he is equally accomplished at guitar. Both trumpet and guitar have taken him up and down the East Coast, playing esteemed venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall, The Bitter End, Nectar’s, Paradise Rock Club, The Sinclair, The Middle East Downstairs, and the list goes on.

Be on the look out for Red Velvet’s debut EP, Let Them Eat Cake!

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Lady Rogo

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Lady Rogo is an award winning songwriter and instrumentalist from New England. Influenced by country blues and American roots, she crosses an old genre with a young fire. She is full of surprises and chock full of charm. She is recording her debut album and taking the Boston music scene by storm.

Admission: 
Free

Lady Rogo

Tuesday / August 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Lady Rogo is an award winning songwriter and instrumentalist from New England. Influenced by country blues and American roots, she crosses an old genre with a young fire. She is full of surprises and chock full of charm. She is recording her debut album and taking the Boston music scene by storm.

Admission: 
Free

The Collective

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110
The Collective, a talented handful of Berklee students, features Neal Rosenthal, DeShawn Alexander, Christian Saint-Louis, and Jamie Howell.
 
 
 
Admission: 
Free

The Collective

Tuesday / August 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110
The Collective, a talented handful of Berklee students, is Neal Rosenthal, Zerlina Devi, Christian Saint-Louis, and Oscar Suchanek.
Admission: 
Free

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