Performance

Taylor Kelly

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
950 Providence Highway
Dedham
MA
02026

Taylor Kelly was born and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, New York and currently resides in Boston. She has a voice that blends jazz, soul, funk and truth. Her songwriting tells of triumph in hopes to inspire many to live, love, and forgive. Also a trumpet player, Taylor strives for an instrumental-vocal approach, rhythmic phrasing, and improvisation reminiscent of her trumpet-playing influences (Chet Baker, Roy Hargrove, Miles Davis, and Louis Armstrong, to name a few). Her biggest vocal influences are Stevie Wonder and Erykah Badu. Taylor leads a nine-piece group that released a debut album, In the Meantime, last July, and is working on a second album to be released this summer.

Taylor is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, earning a degree in Professional Music. She is lead vocalist in two Boston-based wedding bands, Silver Arrow Band and Bait & Switch. She is also a vocalist and trumpet player for the 18-piece big band Thinkin’ Big, which has embarked on two musical tours hitting venues in Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and Rochester, has released two albums (Mile 524 and Border Patrol), had the privilege of opening for Jerry Bergonzi and Garzone and the Fringe at The Lily Pad, and was asked to play at the renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival this summer. Taylor is also a member of the Jay-Z tribute band Hard Knock Live who often plays with the Boston-acclaimed Timberfakes, selling out The Middle East Downstairs this past New Years Eve.

Admission: 
Free

Fabio Rojas Trio

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
950 Providence Highway
Dedham
MA
02026

As a jazz percussionist and film scoring and performance dual major, Fabio Rojas strives to express emotions through music that cannot be put into words. For this performance, he will be joined by Samuel Batista on alto saxophone and bassist Osmar Okuma.

Hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, Rojas began his musical studies with drums at the age of 13, and then studied orchestral percussion at Colegio Emil Friedman in Caracas and jazz drums at the Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes. By age 19, he was playing with acclaimed and recognized jazz musicians in Venezuela such as Pablo Gil, Diego Alvarez, and Gonzalo Mico.

 

Admission: 
Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / May 4, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from the following courses: Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3; Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble; and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab.

Admission: 
Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / May 4, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from the following courses: Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3; Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble; and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab.

Admission: 
Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from the following courses: Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3; Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble; and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab.

Admission: 
Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from the following courses: Berklee Marimba Ensembles 1, 2, and 3; Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble; and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab.

Admission: 
Free

Eldridge Duos

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This concert features Berklee student vocalists and Voice Department faculty member Peter Eldridge on piano and vocals. The duos will perform arrangements of pop and jazz tunes along with compositions that each student develops with Eldridge.

Admission: 
Free

CANCELED: Apostolos Paraskevas in Concert

Thursday / February 5, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Apostolos Paraskevas
CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

Faculty guitarist Apostolos Paraskevas presents original music for classical guitar.

Admission: 
Free

Norm Zocher's Electric Strings Quartet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Norm Zocher

Norm Zocher’s Electric Strings Quartet will perform excerpts from Rock Ethic and other original compositions, arranged for the unique instrumentation of this ensemble. The Electric Strings Quartet features violinist Mimi Rabson, who commissioned and premiered Rock Ethic with a Berklee grant. The quartet features Zocher on guitar, pedal steel guitar, and his new invention, the guitcellin; Boston jazz string bass mainstay Bruno Råberg, versatile drummer Dave Jamrog, and acclaimed vocalist Rebecca Shrimpton.

Admission: 
Free

Don Lappin / Scott Tarulli

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Don Lappin is renowned for his one-of-a-kind voice on the guitar, created in part by his unorthodox two-handed tapping technique. Along with Lappin's keen sense of melody, the approach allows him to craft fretboard-spanning lines with a distinct fluidity that reminds the listener of a violin's tone rather than a traditional rock guitar growl. 

Lappin has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Sweet (lead singer for the multiplatinum group Stryper), Jon Finn, Steve Hunt, Joe Stump, Joe Santerre, John Petrucci, drummer Jonathan Mover, and Guthrie Govan. 

Scott Tarulli will be playing instrumental music from his latest album, Anytime, Anywhere, with very special guest Jerry Marotta.

Aside from spending time as a busy sideman (performing and recording with countless Boston-area artists), touring artist, and teacher at Berklee College of Music, Tarulli has performed and recorded with players like Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin, Steve Gadd, Abe Laboriel, the Temptations, Peter Eldridge, and Guthrie Govan, to name a few.

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