Concert

Moira Lo Bianco

Thursday / July 12, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Moira Lo Bianco

Possessing an enormous talent and a remarkably fertile musical imagination, Moira Lo Bianco is a bona fide triple threat as a composer, arranger, and pianist.

 

Admission: 
Free

Herego

Tuesday / July 3, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Herego

This folk/alt/indie/rock duo self describes as "Simon and Garfunkel meets Tim Burton meets your mother."

Erin Casey—who has performed with the name Elephant Sky—had come to a creative standstill and set out to learn what other influences the world had to offer. With hints of country resonating throughout her voice, she left the small town life she had always known and travelled to Boston, Massachusetts.

Seeking a life he had yet to experience, Chris Carlberg left the familiar world of acting he had come to know in Los Angeles in search of a musical passion he felt was calling his name. Packing up every instrument he owned, Chris drove a van across the country and landed in a New England city he had never encountered before: Boston.

Erin and Chris met and began a journey that spanned broken strings and broken relationships and first formed  a solid friendship, and then a brilliant musical duo. Like the cold nights of October, Herego is the wool sweater you pull on before walking amongst the reddened, dropping leaves; intense, yet caressing, commanding and promising. 

Admission: 
Free

Nick Hakim

Thursday / June 28, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Nick Hakim

Nick Hakim is a singer/songwriter from Washington D.C. He and his band have been playing venues around Boston and New York, cultivating a new sound in preparation for his record that will be released in the summer of 2012. Some of his influences include Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, and the Beatles. 

 

Admission: 
Free

Bent Knee

Thursday / June 28, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Bent Knee

The dark winters of Boston bore a child that crawled out of the womb and called itself Bent Knee. Orchestral textures, haunting vocals, dynamic sound, and charismatic presence are all calling cards for this twisted little rock group. The pinnacle of the Bent Knee experience is the deafening silence between loud explosions, syllable, word, and phrase that leaves the listener hanging in anticipation and uncertainty.

Acclaimed as "avant-indie," Bent Knee's original music, performances, and imaginative covers have been reviewed favorably throughout the northeast, west coast, and many online music blogs, and internet radios. Their self-distributed eponymous album from 2011 has gained support from many avid listeners, and it appeals and resonates with the artsy and dark parts of the human mind.

As current students and alumni of Berklee College of Music, the group features dynamic musicians that come together with a new outlook on writing, performing, and collaborating. Bent Knee goes beyond the typical rock show at conventional music venues, and often hosts creative live music events such as one-day albums, "coloring parties," improvised scores for silent films, and benefits for mental health. 

View the entire Kendall Square concert series.  

Admission: 
Free

Omar Thomas Large Ensemble

Wednesday / July 25, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Award-winning composer Omar Thomas, a faculty member in Berklee's Harmony Department, leads an 18-piece band showcasing some of Boston's finest young jazz players. The Omar Thomas Large Ensemble also features several Berklee faculty members. The group's repertoire includes Thomas's original compositions and arrangements.

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Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Sax Plus

Thursday / July 19, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sax Plus features Woodwind Department faculty Peter Cokkinias, Harry Skoler, and Lance Van Lenten accompanied by Piano Department faculty Bain Smith. The group will play arrangements focusing on stylistic interpretation, doubling, and other performance skills.

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Hey Rim Jeon and Friends

Wednesday / July 18, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hey Rim Jeon is the first Korean faculty member at Berklee College of Music. She has performed at top venues such as Iridium and Birdland in New York, and the Jarasum International Jazz Festival where she was billed alongside such luminaries as Dennis Chambers and Hiram Bullock. 

Pianist and composer Hey Rim Jeon's outstanding musical talents have led to significant recognition in the international jazz community. Described as a "brilliant pianist" by legendary saxophonist Benny Golson, Jeon has been featured on NBC's Weekend Today in New York, and KBN, South Korea's national TV network channel. Her album Mona Lisa Puzzle, described as an "intense, intelligent statement" by Jazz Times, won the Best Jazz Album category in the 2009 New England Urban Music Awards and reached CD Baby's top 10 modern creative jazz albums list. Her latest album, Introducing Hey Rim Jeon, is distributed by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. The album features 2012 Grammy Award winner Terri Lyne Carrington on drums, Dave Liebman on saxophone, James Genus on bass, and Richie Barshay on percussion. 

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Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Bo Ram Park

Friday / July 13, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bo Ram Park's original tunes and some jazz standards.

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Club d'Elf

Thursday / July 26, 2012 / 9:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Club d'Elf

Club d'Elf plays a style of music that has been called "Moroccan-dosed dub-trance-jazz," and draws upon electronica, Moroccan gnawa music, free jazz, hip-hop, and funk to create a heady, danceable mix. Recipient of the 2007 Boston Music Award for Outstanding Jazz Act, the band is lead by bassist Mike Rivard, and features a rotating ensemble with special guests, which over the years have included John Medeski and Billy Martin (MMW), DJ Logic, Skerik, Marc Ribot, and many others. Each performance is unique, with a different set of players and different "mixes" of the tunes, with an emphasis on spontaneous improvisation.

A residency at Cambridge's Lizard Lounge has been ongoing since 1998, and while performing primarily in the Northeast United States d'Elf has managed to tour Japan five times. The group has broadened its scope from the jazz and jam band and rave scenes in which it began, to also include more cross-cultural events such as the Mimouna festival (a North African-Jewish tradition). D'Elf is comfortable playing in wildly varying settings, with audiences ranging from fire-juggling burners, to the predominantly Muslim audience which embraced the band's take on Moroccan folk music at the 2007 edition of the Festvial Du Monde de Arabe in Montreal (where they performed songs by beloved Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane and Berber musician Hadj Belaid).

Having developed a unique sound over the 13 years of its existence, the band's music is nonetheless sometimes compared to On The Corner-era Miles Davis meets Moroccan Berber music with a heaping dose of Squarepusher. The band just released it's 10th CD entitled Electric Moroccoland/So Below, which garnered the band rave reviews from Relix magazine (where it also rose to No. 1 on the chart). D'Elf was featured on PRI's The World and Voice Of America. The two-CD set represents two distinct sides of the groups sound: Moroccan trance and funky electronica/DJ-driven beats, and features over 26 musicians including Hassan Hakmoun, the late Mark Sandman (Morphine), Medeski, DJ Logic, and many more.

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Admission: 
$12 advance, $15 day of show

Toby Forman

Thursday / July 12, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Stree
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Toby Forman

Alto Saxophonist Toby Forman, 22, grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. Throughout high school he participated in many prestigious musical groups such as the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble, Northeast District wind and jazz ensembles, and the All State Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble. He was awarded outstanding soloist awards at such festivals UNH Jazz Festival and the Massachusetts IAJE high school jazz festival. He has performed at such prestigious festivals as the Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition and the Monterey High School Jazz Competition. In his senior year, he was selected to the national Grammy Jazz Ensemble, where he played at events such the Grammy Salute to Jazz, and the 2009 Grammy Awards. Toby has performed and worked with such artists as McCoy Tyner, Christian Scott, Greg Osby, Makoto Ozone, Phil Wilson, Steve Wilson, Vincent Herring, and Jaleel Shaw. Forman has performed at venues such as the Regatta Bar, Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall, and the Staples Center.

After high school he spent one year studying jazz saxophone at Manhattan School of Music. He then transferred to Berklee College of Music so that he could pursue a career as a music educator. At Berklee, Forman has a few private students as well as helps out with the Lexington Middle School’s “Jazz in the Middle” program. Forman feels that with his vast performance experience and his passion for teaching, Berklee has been the perfect destination for him to pursue his goals. 

 

Admission: 
Free

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