Concert

Erin Rosen's Senior Recital

Wednesday / October 23, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Vocalist Erin Rosen will perform a mixture of pop, R&B, and jazz covers, including tunes by Chaka Khan, Esperanza Spalding, and Horace Silver.

Admission: 
Free

Rahsaan Lacey's Senior Recital

Monday / October 21, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Electric bassist Rahsaan Lacey presents a debut performance of original compositions and covers, in the style of a fusion of progressive metal and jazz. Artists covered include Meshuggah and Hiromi.

Admission: 
Free

The Wanderer's Dream: Eunhye Jeong

Tuesday / October 22, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist and composer Eunhye Jeong will present her original music, which explores her musical influences, from chamber classical music to Korean traditional music, in a jazz combo setting.

The Wanderer's Dream is a concert inspired by friends who took off for their adventures and the nomadic peoples in the ancient stories who met miraculous moments.

Admission: 
Free

Marat Gabbasov Quartet

Thursday / October 17, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Marat Gabbasov presents original compositions and standards with his jazz quartet.

Admission: 
Free

Josh Shpak Band with special guest John Daversa

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

Trumpeter Josh Shpak leads a band of top-notch Berklee students from around the world in a concert of original music inspired by jazz, film music, soul, and more. The band will be joined by world-class trumpeter, EVI player, composer, and bandleader John Daversa.

Admission: 
Free

Gabriela Jimeno: Balancer

Friday / October 18, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Balancer is Francisco Valentin (synths and vocals), Felipe Piedrahita (guitar), and Gabriela Jimeno (drums). These three play together just for the sake of playing together. They recorded their debut album, Tipsoo, and now they are presenting it live. Visit www.soundofbalance.com to listen, and come to the show to hear it and see it live.

Admission: 
Free

Ester And Her Friends

Friday / October 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Ester Na will present her second recital with her originals, played with friends.

Admission: 
Free

Canada Night

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

This event will celebrate the richness of our international community and honor Gary Slaight as the 2013 recipient of the Business for the Arts Edmund C. Bovey Award for a lifetime of significant support in arts and culture in Canada. We salute you, Gary, for this amazing achievement and are thrilled to be part of it! Daniel Ko, Elise Boeur, Natasha Pheko, Allison deGroot, and Molly Brown represent the tremendous talent from Canada on our campus. Including jazz, country, traditional folk melodies, and singer-songwriter serenades, this evening will be a musical feast not to be missed. We are streaming live at www.UStream.tv. Invite your friends and family members to share this evening with you! Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Sarah McKenzie

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester
MA
01608
Sarah McKenzie

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer who attends Berklee on a full scholarship. Her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album 2012. Her quartet (Sarah McKenzie, voice and piano; Carl Eisman, guitar; Greg Feingold, bass; and John Wood, drums) performs for the Brown Bag Series at Mechanics Hall.  The concert will be broadcast and streamed live by WICN 90.5 FM.

She was mentored by legends like Graeme Lyall, Jamie Oehlers, James Morrison, and, most recently, JoAnne Brackeen, the first and only female member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In 2010, she won the James Morrison Scholarship (Vocal) and was the only finalist to be nominated in both vocal and instrumental sections. McKenzie also sang backing vocals for Michael Bublé on the multiplatinum artist’s Call Me Irresponsible tour and was the opening act for five-time Grammy nominee Chris Botti in 2011.

Last year marked an incredible rise in McKenzie's career. The release of her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album 2012. To further her studies, in 2012 McKenzie auditioned successfully and traveled to the U.S. to study composition for eight days with Grammy Award-winning, National Endowment for the Arts jazz master Johnny Mandel ("The Shadow of your Smile," theme from M*A*S*H). She also travelled to the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, (July 6-15) to study with vocal specialist Donna McElroy as part of the Berklee summer school clinics.

It was at the clinics that she was heard and invited to perform at the festival. The dean of admissions at Berklee saw her performance on the Giardani Carduci stage and afterward offered her a full tuition scholarship. 

Admission: 
Free

Christina Apostolopolous

Friday / October 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Christina Apostolopolous plays in various genres of music, including blues, jazz, folk, and rock. Along with a talented four-piece band and other special guests, she will be performing her originals as well as some covers from artists such as Buddy Guy and Harry Nilsson.

Admission: 
Free

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