Concert

Yeojin's Experiment / Mina Yu Project

Monday / July 2, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Yeojin's Experiment features great musicians performing a brand new style of jazz, hip-hop, and disco. Mina Yu Project presents a unique mixing of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and classical. 

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

Lettuce

Monday / July 23, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Funk band Lettuce is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The band is comprised of bassist Erick "Jesus" Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonists Sam Kininger and Ryan Zoidis, guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam "Shmeeans" Smirnoff, and drummer Adam Deitch. Lettuce began in the summer of 1992, when several of its members attended Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program as teenagers. Brought together by the influence of various funk bands, the band jammed throughout that summer before going their separate ways.


Two years later, in the fall of 1994, the Lettuce members, who had remained in contact with each other, returned to Berklee as full-fledged undergrads and picked up right where they left off.  They were fond of showing up with their instruments at underground jazz clubs like Wally’s (usually at other musicians’ gigs) and asking, “Will you let us play?”— hence the birth of the name Lettuce. “We never thought that name would stick,” says Krasno, “but we just never got around to changing it.”


The group is part of the Royal Family Collective, and while all the players in the band have other main gigs (Krasno and Evans are members of the band Soulive, Deitch plays with guitarist John Scofield and Smirnoff has played on the road with Lady Gaga) Lettuce remains a welcome outlet for each. As Krasno says “It’s all about good friends getting together to play the kind of music that made us all want to become musicians in the first place."  Working with a palette of funk, jazz and soul, the picture Lettuce paints with each song they perform is vibrant, joyous, full of soul and spirit.

In addition to the public concert, Lettuce will present a private clinic in the afternoon for participants in the 2012 Five-Week Summer Performance Program, the band's way of giving back to the program that brought them together 20 years ago.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window and on the Berklee Internet Radio Network.

Admission: 
$31, $26, reserved seating

The Most Amazing Collection of String Soloists on One Stage

Friday / June 29, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer Strings Program has invited an illustrious list of some of the world's finest violinists and fiddlers. After a week of teaching, they will appear together in a special concert. From jazz to bluegrass, from classical to world music, and from viola, cello, and mandolin, to double bass, these artists have something in store for the audience that will likely result in an unforgettable evening of string playing. 

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

Vocal Summit Showcase

Wednesday / June 27, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students from the Vocal Summit summer program who have demonstrated excellence in style, technique, and ensemble classes are invited to perform in a concert setting with a rhythm section.

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

Vocal Summit Showcase

Tuesday / June 26, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students from the Vocal Summit summer program who have demonstrated excellence in style, technique, and ensemble classes will be invited to perform in a concert setting with rhythm section.

 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

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

Vocal Summit Choir

Thursday / June 28, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Vocal Summit summer program gives a final performance. The Vocal Summit Choir will perform, as well as selected soloists and small ensembles. Styles to be performed will be country, gospel, R&B, rock, Latin, musical theater, and jazz.

 


 

 

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Berklee Roots Orchestra

Thursday / June 28, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Roots Orchestra features new string repertoire performed by the improvising string players of the Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program.  

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Vocal Summit Faculty Showcase

Monday / June 25, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Selected faculty from the Vocal Summit summer program perform a wide range of contemporary styles, from jazz to gospel to Latin to rock. Faculty performers include Aubrey Johnson, Gwen Leathers, Nichelle Mungo, Jerome Kyles, Sofia Rei, and David Thorne Scott.

The band consists of Berklee students and staff: Jiri Nedoma, piano; Will Cafaro, bass; Nahum Corona, drums; and Josh Song, guitar.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

 

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

Moon Hooch / George Woods / Midnight Snack

Friday / July 13, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Moon Hooch

Spawned from New York City's subways in 2010, busking trio Moon Hooch (Wenzl McGown and Mike Wilbur on tenor saxophone, James Muschler on drums) has developed a style of dance music all their own: cave music. Moon Hooch creates frenzied foot-stomping bashes with nothing more than two saxophones, drums, and the occasional contrabass clarinet. 

Reminiscent of artists such as James Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, and David Ryan Harris, George Woods blends classic grooves and storytelling to create a signature style of folk-funk. Fans have described Woods's sounds as "a box of crayons with 1,000 colors in it." Randi Bernier of the rock group Mrs. Davers says,"George Woods's voice is pure and evocative, in a way that is capable of evoking the raw emotion and endless layers of his heartbreakingly poetic lyrics."

Coming off the success of the first independent EP, Technicolor Costs Too Much, released in summer 2011, Woods is gearing up to release his first full-length studio release entitled Heartbeat. Heartbeat features a steady lineup of stellar musicians in the Boston scene: Tyreek Jackson on bass, Maxwell Butler on keys, Heather "Soph" Smist on background vocals, and Victor Hernandez on drums and percussion.

Midnight Snack was formed by two brothers, Mike and Jack Johnson. For over a decade Mike and Jack have been writing and performing music together. Upon attending Berklee College of Music, this lively duo met the friends that soon would become the seven-piece family that is Midnight Snack.

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

Jay Nash / Jeff LeBlanc / Ollie Childs

Friday / June 29, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jay Nash, East Coast native and rock troubadour, has been blessed with the kind of excruciatingly rustic voice so rarely heard on record. Emerging into the national spotlight from the same Los Angeles music scene that gave rise to Sara Bareilles, Katy Perry, and many other current pop luminaries, Nash has shared the stage with everyone from the Counting Crows and Maroon 5 to Keb Mo and Dave Mason. He has logged more than a thousand live performances and sold more than 35,000 albums without ever having signed a conventional record label deal. He writes songs that are at once clever and down to earth. Although subdued at times, his voice articulates a quiet power that commands the attention of his listeners. Jay Nash is a "lifer." He’s a musician dedicated to the craft of songwriting and the life of the rock 'n' roll road show. His loyal fanbase was built brick by brick. See him once, and you will join them.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show

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