Concert

Mike Hubbard

Tuesday / May 1, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston
MA
United States
02114
Mike Hubbard

Mike Hubbard is a singer-songwriter from Reading, PA and a recent graduate of Berklee with a degree in songwriting. He has just released his much-anticipated EP featuring six of his most highly praised songs. He is also a current member of the renowned professional a cappella group the Hyannis Sound.

Hubbard's playing experience ranges from large venues like the Berklee Performance Center to much more intimate spaces like the Red Room at Cafe 939, the Middle East Upstairs, private parties, and churches all over Cape Cod. Although pop-rock music is his passion, Hubbard was a winner of Berklee's Curtain Up musical theater writing contest for his song "Unforgettable Night," cowritten by Nicky Roode. His versatile playing style on multiple instruments and personal, emotionally charged lyrics have garnered praise from Berklee professors and students alike. Hubbard will be performing with his band throughout the next year to promote his new record.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Jazz Masters Series ft. Danilo Pérez

Wednesday / May 2, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Berklee Global Jazz Institute

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is proud to present this series of concerts featuring some of world's most talented emerging artists. Each of these concerts will be dedicated to the music of the artist in residence they are working with at that time. Tonight's program will be feature Danilo Pérez and his music.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (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. 

The Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of Pan-American jazz, covering the music of the Americas, folkloric, and world music, has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy), Pérez is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz. Born in Panama in 1965, Pérez went to Berklee in the 1980s and has led his own groups since the early 1990s. As a bandleader, he has earned three Grammy nominations for his ebullient and innovative recordings. Pérez serves as the ambassador of goodwill for Unicef, cultural ambassador of Panama, president and founder of the Panama Jazz Festival, and a faculty member at Berklee College of Music. He has worked as a music educator for more than 20 years.

Admission: 
$20

Ensemble Showcase: Jazz and Fusion

Monday / April 30, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Ken Cervenka, John Pierce, Tiger Okoshi. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and fusion.

2:00 p.m. - Ken Cervenka: Miles Davis Electric
3:15 p.m. - John Pierce: Big Band Jazz
4:30 p.m. - Tiger Okoshi: Original Fusion

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Ensemble Showcase: Bluegrass

Monday / April 30, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Consuelo Candelaria and David Hollender. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of style, including bluegrass.

2:00 p.m. - Consuelo Candelaria: Original Compositions
3:15 p.m. - David Hollender: Bluegrass
4:30 p.m. - David Hollender: Bluegrass

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Lukas Pool

Sunday / June 24, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Lukas Pool

Jenna Moynihan and Lukas Pool come from completely different musical backgrounds, but when they come together musical magic occurs. Jenna, a native of Lakewood, New York, grew up playing Scottish- and Cape Breton-style fiddle and has made a name for herself as a solo artist, a member of a folk music quartet, and a much-sought-after instructor. Pool grew up in Mountain View, Arkansas playing old-time banjo, folk, and bluegrass while jamming on the town square. He also is in demand as a solo performer, plays regularly in a folk group, and teaches his craft to individuals and at national workshops. Pool is the 2011 National Old-Time Banjo Champion.

Both Moynihan and Pool attend Berklee College of Music, where they came together as a duet. Their musical styles just clicked from the start. It's been said that when they play as a duet the sounds synchronize so tightly that it becomes as one instrument, an unforgettable music experience.

Admission: 
Free

The Yesberger Band

Tuesday / June 26, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Yesberger Band

Like a palm tree in a Russian winter, the Yesberger Band is bringing their shine to the music scene, inspiring audiences one by one with their jazzy approach to poetry and pop. Their unique musical vision, earthly in its ideals and thick with danceability, has taken them cross-country as well as internationally with opportunities working with acts including Bobby McFerrin, Jamie Cullum, the Temptations, and the Yellowjackets along the way.

Fascinated by the world, Devon Yesberger writes songs that channel joy and light-heartedness, spinning the usual themes of life and love into unique sonic worlds with unusual interpretations. On stage, positivity comes to life with a presence that is unmatched by most young musicians, and is evidence of a strong passion for music, as well as a deep friendship between the performers and audience. This is a band that will both groove you and move you, so be sure not to miss their unforgettable live experience.

Admission: 
Free

The Yesberger Band

Thursday / June 21, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
The Yesberger Band

Like a palm tree in a Russian winter, the Yesberger Band is bringing their shine to the music scene, inspiring audiences one by one with their jazzy approach to poetry and pop. Their unique musical vision, earthly in its ideals and thick with danceability, has taken them cross-country as well as internationally with opportunities working with acts including Bobby McFerrin, Jamie Cullum, the Temptations, and the Yellowjackets along the way.

Fascinated by the world, Devon Yesberger writes songs that channel joy and light-heartedness, spinning the usual themes of life and love into unique sonic worlds with unusual interpretations. On stage, positivity comes to life with a presence that is unmatched by most young musicians, and is evidence of a strong passion for music, as well as a deep friendship between the performers and audience. This is a band that will both groove you and move you, so be sure not to miss their unforgettable live experience.

Admission: 
Free

Eleven Dollar Bills

Tuesday / June 19, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Eleven Dollar Bills

Eleven Dollar Bills have spoken with the spirits that live within the soil. They've traded stories with the sand hogs who didn't make it, and they’re riding on the crest of a monumental wave. 'Round Boston way and as far as eyes can see, the Bills have left the stages warm with locomotive passion. They bend the blues in skies above and carry tunes of loss and love. Don't wait to see them pass on by. Come see the Bills lift off and fly.

Admission: 
Free

Sounds of Venus

Saturday / June 16, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Sounds of Venus

Meet Sounds of Venus, an alternative rock band breaking the Boston music scene. Composed of five Berklee musicians, with lush male and female vocal harmonies, surging electric guitar, a solid foundation of bass, and dynamic percussion, its sound is open to limitless possibilities. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Bjork, and Bon Iver, its live performance cannot be missed. Their set varies from ambient soundscapes that make the crowd sway to sheer rocking energy and adrenaline. The band is a large supporter of art communities. It often welcomes visual artists to display their work and incorporate their creativity with live performances. It is currently recording their first album at the Record Company, Inc. Previous performances include the Middle East, Bonnaroo, Maxwell's, and the Chameleon Club.

Admission: 
Free

Luke Mulholland Band

Saturday / June 16, 2012 / 3:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Luke Mulholland

The Luke Mulholland Band was formed in fall 2007 and over the past couple of years has toured extensively alongside rock legends Dickey Betts, Blue Oyster Cult, and Blues Traveler, to name a few. As Berklee graduates, Luke and the band will begin touring full time with an immediate focus on the New England area. Please visit facebook.com/lukemulhollandband or myspace.com/lukemulhollandmusic for more music and tour dates.

Admission: 
Free

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