Concert

Sun Ra in Song

Tuesday / February 1, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sun Ra was a prolific jazz composer, poet, and philosopher known for his "cosmic" philosophy, musical compositions, and performances. Sun Ra in Song will feature the Berklee Faculty Inter-Galactic Sun Ra Astro-Infinity Myth Equation Commemorative Arkestra playing some of Sun Ra's most popular compositions. The concert is dedicated to former Berklee faculty member and percussion master, the late Sa Davis.

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Pop/Rock Live! Featuring Charlie Worsham

Tuesday / March 1, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Directed by Mirek Kocandrle, the annual Pop/Rock Live Showcase concert highlights the best music written and performed by some of the most talented student songwriters, singers, and arrangers. The concert will present a variety of original contemporary compositions as well as new arrangements of standard pop, rock, and R&B repertoire, featuring some of the college's best vocalists and instrumentalists. This year we proudly present up-and-coming Nashville artist and Berklee alumnus Charlie Worsham.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Pitch Slapped: A-Cappalooza II

Saturday / February 12, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
Newton South High School Auditorium
140 Brandeis Road
Newton
MA
United States
02459

Berklee's own Pitch Slapped performs in an all a cappella concert to benefit Newton’s Countryside PTO. Also featuring BU’s BU Dear Abbeys and the Newton Newtones. Hosted by Big League Brian Dwyer.

Admission: 
$10, general admission; $15, reserved seating; $20, premium seating

Matthew Perryman Jones / Jay Nash / Brittany Kennell

Wednesday / February 16, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Matthew Perryman Jones and Jay Nash

Matthew Perryman Jones hails from Nashville, delivering a palette of aggressive, breezy, and quirky pop/rock. His roots in '80s music, with influences like U2 and REM, helped him shape his new album, Swallow the Sea. Neilson Hubbard (Glen Phillips) produced the album, and the song "Save You" has been featured on television shows such as Kyle XY and Private Practice. This record is the sound of Jones putting his neck on the line and shedding his musical inhibitions, and finding his voice in doing so.

Jay Nash, Californian native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of excruciatingly rustic voice so rarely heard on record, and an unnervingly candid approach to songwriting. His Americana and folk/rock-influenced songs refuse to dwell on the hard times, instead choosing to bask in the good and the great that life has to offer. Nash's charisma and buoyant attitude are infectious to the last with a sound capable of softening the sternest of hearts. He has performed at the Red Room numerous times with Greg Laswell and with the TFDI Tour that featured Nash, Tony Lucca, and Matt Duke. His latest album is The Things You Think You Need.

Born and raised in Quebec, Canada, Brittany Kennell tells pictorial stories through her country/pop songs. Staying true to her influences of Johnny Cash and the Dixie Chicks, her country twang and genuine nature are sure to touch the audience's hearts. Kennell graduated from Berklee where she received her bachelor's degree in songwriting. While in Boston, her involvement with Berklee's country ensemble for three semesters proved that country music was her true calling. With Nashville as the next step in her path, Kennell will pursue a long career as a writer for other artists in Music City.

 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Jacobology II

Tuesday / March 1, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guitarist Jacob Liang presents this concert with some tasteful and enjoyable original compositions, arrangements, and jazz standards.

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Heavy Rotation Records 11th Annual Epic Event

Wednesday / February 9, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The concert showcases artists on Under the Influence, the upcoming compilation by Berklee's student-run label. The compilation will feature Berklee students and alumni paying tribute to some of rock's biggest names, including U2, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins, coupled with covers of the seminal bands that influenced their sounds—including Mission of Burma, Joy Division, and the Pixies. The artists will hit the studio in March to record with Paul Kolderie, cofounder of famed Fort Apache Studios, who produced or engineered some of the original artists. Read the press release.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

Faces on Film / Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Thursday / January 27, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Faces on Film

Faces on Film's excellent sophomore album Some Weather is a study in style and subtlety. Featuring Mike Fiore's reverb-drenched vocals and lyrics that examine such heady themes as life, death, birth, guilt, and love, the album's 10 tracks are a slow burn that recall a dream whose details are just out of your mind's reach.

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the musical moniker of Aly Spaltro. Spaltro primarily grew up in the southwest—in Arizona and Nevada—where she spent most of her early childhood years, never more content than when she was making oldies mix tapes with a boombox and flashlight in her closet.

Please note: this is event will take place as scheduled. Refunds will not be issued to patrons who cannot attend due to inclement weather.

Admission: 
$12

Jazz Vocal Series

Thursday / February 24, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student jazz vocalists perform jazz standards and other music by great United States and Latin composers accompanied by a faculty rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums.

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Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / February 14, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come and hear new and recent compositions written by faculty composers from the Composition Department, featuring Berklee faculty and guest performers.

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Al Natale Scholarship Concert

Wednesday / February 9, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature the three student finalists for the Al Natale Brass Scholarship Awarad: Elad Cohen, trombone; Micah Deterville, trumpet; and Jenn Allen, trumpet. They will each perform two tunes with their bands in a variety of jazz styles from standards to contemporary originals. The winner of the scholarship will be selected after the concert.

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