Performance

Steelgrass Five-Year Anniversary Luau

Friday / February 28, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Have you ever attended a Hawaiian luau? Come celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Steelgrass Residency with music, poetry, and delicious Hawaiian food. Presented by faculty Fender bassist Danny Mo, come feel warm on a chilly winter's evening. Mahalo!

Admission: 
Free

Jazz, Yes We Can

Monday / March 31, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Jazz Revelation Records presents an assortment of artists who have recorded songs for Berklee’s student-run record label. The music featured will be selections from Jazz Revelation Records’ 12th album, Catalyst, and a new recording in progress.

Admission: 
Free

Background and Beyond

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Students in Gabrielle Goodman's background vocals class present an assortment of selections.

Admission: 
Free

Marko Djordjevic

Tuesday / March 11, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Marko Djordjevic

Marko Djordjevic, called a “world class drummer” and “a true innovator” by Modern Drummer magazine, has played on about 50 albums and has thousands of live performances worldwide. He has just released his fourth album as a leader, Something Beautiful (Goalkeeper Records), to widespread peer and critical acclaim.

Criticaljazz.com said of the album, "For creativity and approach this release gets five stars. Everything else is simply gravy on what is a true sleeper and stellar performance for 2013."

He has performed or recorded with Matt Garrison, Wayne Krantz, Jonah Smith, Clarence Spady, Lucky Peterson, and others since graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music, where he was accepted on a scholarship at the age of 16.

Djordjevic is an A-level endorser of DDRUM , Zildjian, Evans, and Vic Firth and has been featured as a soloist and clinician at many of the world's top music events (PASIC, Music Messe, Montreal Drum Fest, NAMM, Music Fest Canada, and Jazz Yatra India) and some of the most prominent contemporary music schools (Berklee College of Music, Drummers Collective, MIT, Modern Music in Greece, L'aula in Spain, and more).

Alfred Publishing published his critically acclaimed DVD, Where I Come From—A Fresh Approach to Drummingand his book, The New Frontier.

In addition to his busy performing schedule, Djordjevic is an assistant professor at Berklee College of Music and faculty member at the Drummers Collective.

Djordjevic will be joined by Tim Miller on guitar and Evan Marien on bass.

Admission: 
Free

The Great American Songbook: Great Women Songwriters

Sunday / February 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Dorothy Fields

Women composers have made an indelible mark on the Great American Songbook. Berklee students and faculty will showcase great songs from the pen of Aretha Franklin, Dorothy Fields, Bessie Smith, Carole King, and Billie Holiday, just to name a few. Vocalists Donna McElroy, Natalia Sulca, Jennifer Hoyt, Nigel Tay, Gabriela Carrillo, Lisa Thorson, and Tickwanya Jones will present memorable performances of some of the best songs ever written.

Here's a video from the event, featuring vocalist Tickwanya Jones:

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

Si On Jang: Trust What You Hear

Tuesday / December 17, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Si On Jang performs her senior recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Christa Gniadek / Eric Leva / Emily Correia

Thursday / May 22, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Christa Gniadek

This show features three talented singer-songwriters – Christa Gniadek, Eric Leva, and Emily Correia – bringing their guitars and their engaging voices to the Café 939 stage.

Christa Gniadek’s lyrics blend raw emotion and humor, while her voice calls to mind the robust, velvety vocals of Norah Jones mixed with an Anna Nalick-like folk-pop element and the quirky poeticism of Ingrid Michaelson. Gniadek sings and plays the guitar with the honest self-assuredness of a person finding her way to poignancy, grace, and character.

Eric Leva is a songwriter, performer, and recording artist from the Boston area. Eric’s music has been featured on WXRV-FM ("The River''), WERS-FM, The Berklee Internet Radio Network, and Boston University’s WTBU-FM. Eric’s newest releases “Time & Place” and “Not in My City” can be found on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and several other digital music outlets. Eric has a new EP due out in 2014. Former releases include “Another Light – Original Holiday EP” (2011) and “The Scheme of Things – EP” (2011). Eric’s solo piano pop performances and charming stage banter have swooned audiences on both U.S. coasts in venues ranging from the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge to the oceanside Santa Monica Place in California.

Watch Eric's official video of Time & Place

 

Also supporting is Emily Correia; check out her original composition, Wonder:

 

Note: As this show, originally scheduled for February 13, 2014, was postponed due to inclement weather, original tickets will be honored on May 22, 2014.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Moonface / Saltland

Friday / March 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Moonface

Since January 2010, Spencer Krug has used Moonface as a venue for home-recorded instrumental and conceptual experimentation, expanding upon ideas he developed collaboratively with Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown. Releases under the Moonface moniker have come quickly. After moving from Montreal to Helsinki, Krug teamed up with the Finnish band Siinai to create a rock record driven by the dark despair of a breakup, Heartbreaking Bravery. In Helsinki, Krug set off on yet another creative departure, driven by a rediscovery of love and a reconsideration of the Moonface persona he had created for himself. The fourth Moonface release is an album of emotionally charged music for piano and voice, Julia with Blue Jeans On, that is unlike anything Krug has produced to date.

Saltland is the project of Canadian cellist Rebecca Foon, who is best known as a co-founder of contemporary chamber group Esmerine.

Admission: 
$18 in advance, $20 day of show, general admission

Eunyoung Kim: Peace in Union

Monday / December 16, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist/composer Eunyoung Kim presents her original music, jazz standards, and an arrangement of Korean folk music with percussion ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

String Quartet Time Warp

Thursday / December 19, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Four Corners Quartet and the Barratt-Due Quartet will journey through 200 years of epic string quartets. The program features works by Schubert, Shostakovich, Marsalis, and current Berklee professor Eugene Friesen. The Four Corners Quartet is composed of Layth Sidiq, Ellen Story, Alliz Nicholas, and Naseem Alatrash. The Barratt-Due Quartet is Peder Barratt-Due, Vicente Espi, Dan Lay, and Roman Soto.

 

Admission: 
Free

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