Concert

Tenor Sax Summit: Gary Campbell, George Garzone, and Frank Tiberi

Thursday / November 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A talented trio of legendary tenor saxophone players and music educators – Gary Campbell, George Garzone, and Frank Tiberi – collaborate for this very special concert, joined by Tim Ray on Piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums.

Saxophonist/composer Gary Campbell has shared the stage with John Scofield, David Liebman, Jaco Pastorius, Arturo Sandoval, and Eddie Gomez, among many others. He is currently working with the Miroslav Vitous Quartet and is a professor of jazz studies/saxophone and coordinator of jazz studies at Florida International University. A Fullbright Scholar, he has been awarded numerous National Endowment for the Arts performance grants and he has published five acclaimed books on jazz improvisation.

Master saxophonist and Berklee professor George Garzone has performed with Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, and Eddie Gomez, as well as several artists outside of the jazz realm, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations. One of the world’s foremost jazz educators, Garzone has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach, and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, and Danilo Perez, among many others.

Rounding out this trio of enormously talented musicians, Berklee professor Frank Tiberi has performed with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Bob Chester, and Urbie Green, among others. In 1987, he became the leader of the Woody Herman Thundering Herd Jazz Band. Tiberi plays tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, and bassoon and is known for his skillful use of John Coltrane’s ideas of deceptive resolution.

Admission: 
Free

Nadia Chechet's Fall Recital

Monday / November 18, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Nadia Chechet and her band will present a collection of R&B, pop, neo-soul, and blues covers by artists such as Anita Baker, Ledisi, Oleta Adams, Lizz Wright, and more. Listen to samples of Chechet's music here.

Admission: 
Free

Fengheng Lee: Groovin' It

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Fengheng Lee presents a mixture of R&B, funk, and fusion covers from artists such as Chuck Loeb, Mike Stern, Michael Landau, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Valentina Blue Lombardi: Crescent Moon

Friday / November 8, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Valentina Blue Lombardi

Valentina Blue will present some of her original compositions and arrangements of well known popular songs.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Friday / November 1, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen St.
Boston
Massachusetts
02115
Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra
Tracy Silverman on electric violin
Composer Kenji Bunch
Composer George S. Clinton

Under the direction of conductor Francisco Noya, the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra will present its fall concert, featuring works by Berklee Film Scoring chair George S. Clinton, Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero, Tatiana Shatkovskaya-Eisenberg, and the premiere of a violin concerto by Kenji Bunch with electric violin superstar Tracy Silverman.

George S. Clinton began his professional musical career as a songwriter, arranger, and session musician in Nashville while earning degrees in music and drama at Middle Tennessee State University. His musical inventiveness and versatility in both orchestral and popular idioms have allowed him to contribute memorable scores to such diverse films as the hit comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and its blockbuster sequels and the hit martial arts fantasy Mortal Kombat and its sequel. 

Aldemaro Romero was a prolific composer considered the creator of the Venezuelan “onda nueva” (“new wave”) genre, derived from the Joropo and Brazilian bossa nova. Kenji Bunch has emerged as one of the most prominent, prolific, and versatile American composers of his generation. More than 40 orchestras in premiere venues on six continents have performed his music. This performance will showcase Tracy Silverman, whose tours internationally to share his groundbreaking work with the six-string electric violin, which defies musical boundaries.

Admission: 
Free

Fresh Prospects: Vital Sign / Luke Niccoli / Anjimile

Friday / November 1, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Fresh Prospects is a monthly series featuring the best up-and-coming college artists and bands throughout Boston. This evening’s concert features indie pop with an emphasis on vocal harmony from Anjimile. Listen to Anjimile’s music here. Luke Niccoli, first place winner for the 2013 BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship, will also perform. Listen to a sample of Niccoli’s songs here. Vital Sign, an alt-rock band that has recently unveiled its first demo, will open the show. Hear Vital Sign’s demo here.

Admission: 
FREE

Eren Başbuğ

Wednesday / November 13, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Eren Başbuğ

Keyboardist Eren Başbuğ, known for his work with Dream Theater and Jordan Rudess, returns to Berklee's stage with his band to perform a selection of high-level progressive rock music.

Read more about Başbuğ's work with Dream Theater here.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Hines: Brĕve

Friday / November 8, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist/keyboardist Daniel Hines and band perform selected pieces from his instrumental rock/story project, Brĕve.

Admission: 
Free

Juyoung Park: Fly High in the Sky

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Juyoung Park's first Berklee recital will feature original jazz songs and arrangements of standards.

Admission: 
Free

Arda Keremoglu and Friends

Friday / November 15, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Arda Keremoglu and his friends will be performing jazz and fusion pieces written by Turkish composers along with contemporary interpretations of folk tunes.

Admission: 
Free

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