Concert

Alec Kwon: Heart Talk

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

Vocalist Alec Kwon will lead his sextet in a program of pop and R&B ballad covers as well as some up-tempo originals.

Admission: 
Free

Miguel Angel Lous: Unlimited Friends

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

Miguel Angel Lous and his quintet present an afternoon of originals and covers.

Admission: 
Free

Felix Nicholson: The Stenk Band

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Stenk Band will play energetic fusion, mixing disparate elements such as funk, Latin music, and metal.

Admission: 
Free

Jan Shapiro and the John Baboian Trio: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass

Tuesday / October 15, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.

Location

Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472
United States
US
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Jan Shapiro

The first concert in the sixth season of the Jazz at the Arsenal series features Berklee faculty artists Jan Shapiro and the John Baboian Trio performing a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.

Jan Shapiro, professor in Berkee’s Voice Department, has played in some of the best jazz clubs across the U.S. and has performed as the featured vocalist at the Boston Globe Jazz Festival in multiple years. She has also been featured as a guest artist with the Airmen of Note, the official jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Shapiro’s most recent recording is Piano Bar After Hours.

The John Baboian Trio is comprised of esteemed Berklee faculty members John Baboian (guitar), John Repucci (bass), and Yoron Israel (drums). Baboian, artistic director for the Jazz at the Arsenal series, has been a Berklee guitar faculty member for more than 30 years and his performance and teaching duties have taken him around the world.

Admission: 
$20/members $18/students $15

Legendary Bass Player Eddie Gomez in Concert

Location

Teatro Martin i Soler, Palau de les Arts
Valencia
Spain
ES
Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 9:00 p.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler
Valencia
Spain
46013
Eddie Gomez

Legendary Puerto Rican jazz bass player and Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez performs a concert to celebrate his receipt of the first-ever honorary doctor of music degree awarded by Berklee College of Music from its international campus in Valencia.

A world-renowned bassist, Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for more than four decades. His impressive resume includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. His unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy-winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, R&B, and contemporary pop music.

This celebratory concert will feature Gomez performing alongside Berklee students and faculty from Boston and Valencia such as Matt Marvuglio, Marco Pignataro, Steve Bailey, Dave Fiuczynski, and Victor Mendoza. Marvuglio and Mendoza will produce the concert.

Admission: 
€12

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert and Jam Session

Friday / October 25, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
BOSTON
MA
02116

In the second installment in a series of concerts and jam sessions, Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) students will feature their original repertoire as well as arranged standards. The concert will be followed by an open jam session, and all levels and instruments are encouraged to take part in the session at the Old South Church.

The BGJI is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
Free

Luis Castro: Them Portuguese Blues

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Luis Castro and his band play blues-rock along the lines of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and John Mayer, among others.

Admission: 
Free

annieSoul: Mwanamuziki in the City II

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer and songwriter Annette “annieSoul” Oduor delivers a new set of music in a distinct Afro-soul style, incorporating African rhythms, jazz and soul influences, and lyrics in Swahili.

Admission: 
Free

Namkyeong Im: A Tribute to George Duke

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Namkyeong Im and band present a musical tribute to the late George Duke.

Admission: 
Free

Qantara Berklee

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

“Qantara,” which means “arch” in Arabic, brings to life Simon Shaheen’s vision for the unbridled fusion of Arab, Turkish, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music. This perfect alchemy allows music to transcend the boundaries of genre and geography. Come enjoy this brilliant, beautiful, and moving music.

Admission: 
Free

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