Evo-Q is a quartet led by saxophone/flute player Lance Van Lenten and featuring pianist Gilson Schachnik, bassist David Clark, and Casey Scheuerell on drums. Evo-Q performs original music and unique arrangements of music by jazz luminaries.
Solhee Jun and her All-Star Big Band, featuring Berklee alumni and students, will perform a mix of her original compositions and jazz standards. Jun, from South Korea, is majoring in jazz composition and expects to graduate in May. She has studied under the direction of Greg Hopkins and Dick Lowell. The program contains an eclectic mix of straight-ahead jazz and contemporary writing. The band will feature five saxophones, four trombones, four trumpets, vibraphone, piano, bass, drums, and a vocalist. The concert will feature arrangements of works by great composers like Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, and more. Join us for an exciting night of fresh music and improvisation.
Grey Season, an all male folk rock band, and the all-female funk band Common Thread will perform original music.
Grey Season electrifies living room music, fixing harmonies atop folk-influenced rock 'n' roll. The variety show that is a Grey Season performance may include the occasional five-part harmony, blues rooted guitar solos and lyricism, and memorable melodies driven by the nostalgic plucking of bouzoukis and banjos. Grey Season is a band that calls upon a collective musical memory while pushing forward with the power of song and the hearts of a growing audience. Grey Season's "songs on life, love, heartache, and hope are so wonderfully constructed they could leave an impression on even the coldest of souls," wrote the online magazine Under the Gun Review.
Watch Grey Season Perform "New Kind of Dirty" in this video:
Common Thread is a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the world brought together by a passion for good vibes and music that makes you move, and the purpose of building musicianship in one another. Common Thread was founded in 2013 by bassist Alissia Benveniste, guitarist Maddie Rice, and drummer Amber Baker.
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Alex Gasser grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began to play the upright bass after studying classical guitar. He received a full scholarship to Berklee, and has represented the school at festivals in Puerto Rico, Panama, and Spain.
Pepe Portilla is 21-year-old Mexican-born pop singer, songwriter, and producer. His first concert as a solo artist was opening for the Latin Grammy winners, Jesse & Joy, for an audience of 40,000.
Portilla has written songs for many Berklee students and famous bands in Latin America and Spain, including Playa Limbo, Luis Gamarra, Nora Zahera, Persi Vignola, Sharin Toribio and many more. Portilla has shared the stage with many Latin pop stars.
Portilla's debut album, Era, fwas produced by Oliver Garcia at Holy Bear Records in Xalapa, Mexico. For more information, click here.