Concert

Jesse Scheinin Band

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jesse Scheinin Band

Saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is looking for something new. Music that sounds and feels like 2010, but that has the energy and spontaneity of '60s jazz—Sigur Ros meets Coltrane—is the goal. His songs are about dreams, adventures, and growing up. Inspired by the magical realism of authors Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Jorge Luis Borges, they try to bring listeners into a state of fantasy. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper, Scheinin is completing his studies at Berklee.

At 21, he has performed with many top artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Matt Wilson, and Louie Bellson, and has already led his band at venues like the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Chris's Jazz Café, the San Jose Jazz Festival, Club Passim, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. A Jesse Scheinin Band show is an event: big energy, big melodies, and total spontaneity. It's serene and raw and filled with theatricality; it's electric.

Admission: 
Free

Craig Hlady

Thursday / July 14, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guitar faculty member Craig Hlady leads a quartet performing some of his original compositions in a mix of jazz, blues, and fusion. He will be joined by pianist David Ramsay and Berklee faculty members Dave Clark on bass and Casey Scheuerell on drums.

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Eric Robertson

Wednesday / July 13, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eric Robertson

Mandolinist Eric Robertson attended high school at the Weaver Academy for the Performing and Visual Arts in Greensboro, North Carolina and recently graduated from Berklee. At Berklee, he developed his passion for songwriting and mandolin playing, and in his explorations found connections between R&B and country music. Robertson’s love of performing resulted in the formation of his band, the Boston Boys.

In addition to touring internationally with various folk, traditional, and world music projects, Robertson collaborates with rising singer-songwriters Emily Elbert, Tubby Love, and Jenna Belle. Robertson’s debut album is entitled Listen and is available on iTunes.

Admission: 
Free

Jesse Scheinin Band

Sunday / July 10, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Jesse Scheinin Band

Saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is looking for something new. Music that sounds and feels like 2010, but that has the energy and spontaneity of '60s jazz—Sigur Ros meets Coltrane—is the goal. His songs are about dreams, adventures, and growing up. Inspired by the magical realism of authors Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Jorge Luis Borges, they try to bring listeners into a state of fantasy. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper, Scheinin is completing his studies at Berklee.

At 21, he has performed with many top artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Matt Wilson, and Louie Bellson, and has already led his band at venues like the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Chris's Jazz Café, the San Jose Jazz Festival, Club Passim, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. A Jesse Scheinin Band show is an event: big energy, big melodies, and total spontaneity. It's serene and raw and filled with theatricality; it's electric.

Admission: 
Free

Mario Jose

Saturday / July 23, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Mario Jose

San Francisco Bay Area native Mario Jose has been singing and performing since he was just a little guy. Jose is 21 years old and recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. There is no doubt about it—this boy was born to entertain.

After graduating high school in 2006, Jose headed to Southern California to attend Fullerton College, where he attained a solid base of classical and jazz vocal techniques while studying under Brandon Brack, Jamie Shew, and John Tebay, and performing in venues ranging from the Orange County Performing Arts Center to Knotts Berry Farm.

At Berklee, Jose performed all over Boston. He was in Pitch Slapped, a student-run a cappella group that won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella contest this spring. He also performed in numerous big-stage shows at the college including Berklee's Pop/Rock Showcase; Shining Stars: The Music of Earth, Wind and Fire with special guest Philip Bailey; The Great American Songbook: The Music of Motown; Encore Gala; Berklee Meets Don Was featuring Don Was; and Singers Showcase.

Jose plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He would like to thank his family, friends, and fans for their undying love and support.

 

Admission: 
Free

Mario Jose

Tuesday / June 21, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Mario Jose

San Francisco Bay Area native Mario Jose has been singing and performing since he was just a little guy. Jose is 21 years old and recently graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. There is no doubt about it—this boy was born to entertain.

After graduating high school in 2006, Jose headed to Southern California to attend Fullerton College, where he attained a solid base of classical and jazz vocal techniques while studying under Brandon Brack, Jamie Shew, and John Tebay, and performing in venues ranging from the Orange County Performing Arts Center to Knotts Berry Farm.

At Berklee, Jose performed all over Boston. He was in Pitch Slapped, a student-run a cappella group that won the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella contest this spring. He also performed in numerous big-stage shows at the college including Berklee's Pop/Rock Showcase; Shining Stars: The Music of Earth, Wind and Fire with special guest Philip Bailey; The Great American Songbook: The Music of Motown; Encore Gala; Berklee Meets Don Was featuring Don Was; and Singers Showcase.

Jose plans to move to Los Angeles to pursue his career. He would like to thank his family, friends, and fans for their undying love and support.

 

Admission: 
Free

Megan Lui

Tuesday / June 7, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Megan Lui

Reared in a hidden valley outside of Sacramento, California, now residing in the barren, frozen lands of Boston, Megan Lui resonates a soulful electric folk sound.
With her most recent EP, Wandering Bones, tightly bound to her belt, she is making her way around the East Coast with a collective from Monkey Rock, a local music community of songwriters, artists, and friends. Download the six-song EP for free.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee World Jazz Octet

Thursday / June 2, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th Street
Washington DC
DC
United States
20001
Berklee World Jazz Octet

Berklee's renowned ensemble features students from Canada, Mexico, Lithuania, Israel, and the United States. Directed by Alain Mallet and Jamey Haddad.

With unique instrumentation including voice, violin, reeds, a rhythm section, and students hailing from the world over and the U.S., the octet's rich, improvised music reflects the musical and cultural diversity of its members.

The ensemble is also an intensive course at Berklee, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter). The band performs compositions by Mallet, current ensemble members, and Berklee alumni.

 

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Berklee World Jazz Octet

Wednesday / June 1, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566
Berklee World Jazz Octet

Berklee's renowned ensemble features students from Canada, Mexico, Lithuania, Israel, and the United States. Directed by Alain Mallet and Jamey Haddad.

With unique instrumentation including voice, violin, reeds, a rhythm section, and students hailing from the world over and the U.S., the octet's rich, improvised music reflects the musical and cultural diversity of its members.

The ensemble is also an intensive course at Berklee, team-taught by pianist Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Paquito D'Rivera, Madeleine Peyroux, Phil Woods) and percussionist Jamey Haddad (James Taylor, Paul Simon, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Winter). The band performs compositions by Mallet, current ensemble members, and Berklee alumni.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Quartet

Monday / June 27, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Rex Hotel
194 Queen Street West
Toronto
United States

The members of the quartet are all enrolled in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), a unique focused area of study at the college designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines. World-renowned pianist Danilo Perez serves as its artistic director.

The program's directed study classes and seminars are designed to help the students build a community of creativity. Classes include Introduction to Global Jazz, focusing on the development of jazz from Africa to Europe and the Americas; Global Jazz Workshop Assembly, offering a forum for artists-in-residence and presentations from the Liberal Arts, Music Therapy, and Composition departments; and Creative Improvisation Through Interdisciplinary Collaboration, exploring the creative process and the connection between jazz and performing and visual arts, including painting and dance. 

Experiential and service learning are also be integral to the program. Explained Marco Pignataro, managing director for the BGJI, "They've been given this great musical talent. We'll teach that as artists, they are responsible to positively affect their communities." In addition to playing with and being mentored by jazz masters, the students travel together to play at festivals in Panama, Puerto Rico, and other places, and record original material in the studio. They give back to the community by working with children, teaching music locally through Berklee's City Music program and in other cities during institute performance trips. Students develop the skills needed to become role models for a new generation of musicians and inspire leadership in others.

Admission: 
Free

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