Concert

3 K!NGZ / JScott Martin / William Gittens / Shano Wilson

Monday / October 28, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
3 K!NGZ
Enjoy a night of original R&B and soul music from 3 K!NGZ, Shano Wilson, Jscott Martin, and William Gittens.
 

William Gittens is a soulful singer-songwriter from Triniadad and Tobago who draws on a wide array of influences.

Shano Wilson presents creative vocal acrobatics and a timeless sound that crosses genres, generations, and cultures.

JScott Martin is a soulful singer and bassist with roots in Nashville and California.

Watch JScott Martin perform live at Berklee here:

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Vocal jazz ensembles perform a variety of songs in the tradition of groups such as the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, VOX ONE, The Real Group, The Swingle Singers, and more. The performances, directed by Ned Rosenblatt, David Scott, and Jeremy Ragsdale, will feature some original arrangements by Berklee faculty and students.

Admission: 
Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Friday / November 22, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Vocal jazz ensembles perform a variety of songs in the tradition of groups such as the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, VOX ONE, The Real Group, The Swingle Singers, and more. The performances, directed by Ned Rosenblatt, David Scott, and Jeremy Ragsdale, will feature some original arrangements by Berklee faculty and students.

Admission: 
Free

Todd Carey / Curtis Peoples

Wednesday / October 30, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Todd Carey
Curtis Peoples

New York-based pop singer-songwriter Todd Carey tours in support of his new album, Future Throwback. “I fought for this record,” Carey says of the album, which took three years of painstaking work. “I sleep well at night because I made this record.” Carey hit the iTunes Top 40 in 2010 with his After the Morning After EP.

Curtis Peoples has recently released an album, The Fight, which puts this pop singer-songwriter’s ability to deliver catchy songs on display. Watch the Curtis Peoples music video for “Made for Me (Forever)” here:

 

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission

Hot Mess Loves You / Jake Clemons / Tom McBride

Wednesday / October 23, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Hot Mess Loves You / Jake Clemons

Hot Mess Loves You, a Nashville-based pop rock band, showcases lead singer Storey Condos’ engaging songwriting as well as Marc Anderson’s unique lap steel guitar style. The group is rounded out by Ryan Maker (guitar), Hypatia Runcie (bass), and Tom Myers (drums). Hot Mess Loves You’s new EP, Waiting to Burn, was produced by two-time Grammy Award-winner Chad Carlson and offers traces of everything from P!nk and Blondie to Muse and Queen.

There's the hair, then there are the glasses, but ultimately there is a person who is a magnet for positive energy, emotion, and creating stories. While he feels a deep connection to his past, Jake Clemons continues to make a deep connection in the present by living life to its fullest through a musical journey. If you take the mysterious, rugged side of Johnny Cash and mix it with the soulful, down-to-earth love child of Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons—shaken, not stirred, of course—you end up with the unique and talented Clemons. He plays the guitar, saxophone, piano, and drums. He writes music, he sings, he loves rock 'n' roll!

On Tom McBride’s award-winning third album, Morning in Glen Burnie, the Boston-born, and now Nashville-based, songwriter weaves stories about love and loss, commitment, and the circle of fatherhood through a gorgeously laid-back, 12-song Americana-inspired album. Backed by some of Boston's finest musicians, McBride's vocal talents are in full display as he eases between the soaring melodies of blue-eyed soul in "Julia" to the more restrained folk-country ballads "Take Her Somewhere" and "She Knows."

Watch Hot Mess Loves You perform "You Need Me" here:

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Choral Festival

Monday / December 9, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee's Women's Choir and Concert Choir, directed by Sharon Brown and Ned Rosenblatt, presents a joint contemporary classical concert accompanied by piano and orchestra. 

The Women's Choir, conducted by Sharon Brown, will perform selections from Aguiar, Bob Chilcott, and Imant Raminsh. The Concert Choir, conducted by Ned Rosenblatt, will perform the extended work "Sir Patrick Spens" by Herbert Howells.

 

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

Jazz Revelation Records: Still Swingin'

Thursday / November 7, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Jazz Revelation Records celebrates the release of a new compilation album and the artists it features with a show at the Berklee Performance Center. This year's release, Catalyst, is a zestful combination of compositions, featuring 10 of Jazz Revelation's and Berklee’s top jazz players, including Tomas Latorre (Argentina), Sol Jun (South Korea), Sarah McKenzie (Australia), Simon Moullier (France), Brian Plautz (Pittsburgh), Jacob Matheus (Norway), Tal Even-tzur (Israel), Luis D’Elias (Venezuela), Do Young Kim (South Korea), and Juan Pérez Rodriguez (Spain).

Kevin McCluskey, faculty advisor and executive producer for Jazz Revelation Records, says, "Our bands are young and incredibly vital, yet there is something ancient in the wisdom of their musings. They are both students and masters of their craft, and as such will always be on the cusp of the new, the exciting, and the authentic." 

Jazz Revelation Records (JRR) is a student-run, artist-driven record label created to showcase the top jazz composers and performers from Berklee College of Music. Gathered from all over the globe, JRR artists speak the traditional language of jazz in a new way. Their youth, passion, and commitment are the launching pad for a sound that gets inside your head, your heart, and, yes, you’ll tap your feet and maybe hum along after a while. 

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

Greater Than One: The Music Of Dwele

Monday / October 21, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A tribute to the R&B/soul singer, songwriter, and producer Dwele, presented by Aaron Liao and featuring the Berklee Dwele Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

The Ostinato Project with Maeve Gilchrist

Tuesday / November 12, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Maeve Gilchrist

Virtuoso playing and delicate soundscapes define the music of U.S.-based Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrist. The Ostinato Project originated as a concept for Gilchrist's first solo harp album, a recording intended to explore and celebrate the harp. The work is made up of several compositions and the occasional cover focusing on separating the voices of the harp and utilizing both of the harpist’s hands fully in order to create texture, color, and beauty.

Gilchrist spent seven years studying classical piano, pedal harp and clarsach (Celtic harp) at the City of Edinburgh Music School. Before receiving a full scholarship to attend Berklee, she performed at events such as the opening of the Scottish Parliament and the Celtic Connections Festival. Credited as an innovator on her native Celtic harp due to her uniquely chromatic way of using the instrument, Gilchrist has performed and recorded with artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Kathy Mattea, Tony Trishka, Darol Anger (with whom she performs regularly), Vardan Ovsepian, and many more.

Based in Boston, she tours internationally and is an Adventure Music recording artist. She will be releasing her second record on the label in the spring of 2014. The first lever harpist to be employed as an instructor in Berklee’s Strings Department, she has written a folk harp method book, published by Hal Leonard Music. The Scotsman describes Gilchrist’s “original voice” as “both fascinating and absorbing in equal measure.”

Admission: 
Free

Parkington Sisters / Tall Tall Trees

Saturday / October 12, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Parkington Sisters

With incomparable vocal harmonies and intricate string arrangements, the Parkington Sisters present music that is timeless and fresh all at once. The sisters are currently recording their second album, which will be released in late 2013. Their 2011 debut album, Till Voices Wake Us, was produced by Joel Hamilton (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and recorded at Avatar Studios and Studio G in New York City. The collection of songs explores the darkness but also the hope of each new day, the light in September, the geese flying north, the deer dead on the highway, and the struggle to move beyond. Acoustic Guitar Magazine selected the album as one of the best of 2011. 

Mike Savino is not your grandaddy's banjo player, and Tall Tall Trees is definitely not your average indie-folk outfit from New York City. Most recently, Tall Tall Trees has been touring the U.S. and Canada, collaborating with beatboxing violinist Kishi Bashi. Savino is currently working on a third record, which he is expecting to release in 2014. 

Watch a music video for the Parkington Sisters's "Deerheart" here:

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission

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