Concert

Canada Night

Tuesday / October 1, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This event will celebrate the richness of our international community and honor Gary Slaight as the 2013 recipient of the Business for the Arts Edmund C. Bovey Award for a lifetime of significant support in arts and culture in Canada. We salute you, Gary, for this amazing achievement and are thrilled to be part of it! Daniel Ko, Elise Boeur, Natasha Pheko, Allison deGroot, and Molly Brown represent the tremendous talent from Canada on our campus. Including jazz, country, traditional folk melodies, and singer-songwriter serenades, this evening will be a musical feast not to be missed. We are streaming live at www.UStream.tv. Invite your friends and family members to share this evening with you! Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: 
Free

Sarah McKenzie

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester
MA
01608
Sarah McKenzie

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer who attends Berklee on a full scholarship. Her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album 2012. Her quartet (Sarah McKenzie, voice and piano; Carl Eisman, guitar; Greg Feingold, bass; and John Wood, drums) performs for the Brown Bag Series at Mechanics Hall.  The concert will be broadcast and streamed live by WICN 90.5 FM.

She was mentored by legends like Graeme Lyall, Jamie Oehlers, James Morrison, and, most recently, JoAnne Brackeen, the first and only female member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. In 2010, she won the James Morrison Scholarship (Vocal) and was the only finalist to be nominated in both vocal and instrumental sections. McKenzie also sang backing vocals for Michael Bublé on the multiplatinum artist’s Call Me Irresponsible tour and was the opening act for five-time Grammy nominee Chris Botti in 2011.

Last year marked an incredible rise in McKenzie's career. The release of her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album 2012. To further her studies, in 2012 McKenzie auditioned successfully and traveled to the U.S. to study composition for eight days with Grammy Award-winning, National Endowment for the Arts jazz master Johnny Mandel ("The Shadow of your Smile," theme from M*A*S*H). She also travelled to the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy, (July 6-15) to study with vocal specialist Donna McElroy as part of the Berklee summer school clinics.

It was at the clinics that she was heard and invited to perform at the festival. The dean of admissions at Berklee saw her performance on the Giardani Carduci stage and afterward offered her a full tuition scholarship. 

Admission: 
Free

Christina Apostolopolous

Friday / October 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Christina Apostolopolous plays in various genres of music, including blues, jazz, folk, and rock. Along with a talented four-piece band and other special guests, she will be performing her originals as well as some covers from artists such as Buddy Guy and Harry Nilsson.

Admission: 
Free

Hyunsik Jung: The First Step

Friday / October 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Hyunsik Jung presents an evening of classic standards and contemporary jazz tunes, from Jerome Kern to Brad Mehldau.

Admission: 
Free

Alec Kwon: Heart Talk

Friday / October 4, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Alec Kwon will lead his sextet in a program of pop and R&B ballad covers as well as some up-tempo originals.

Admission: 
Free

Miguel Angel Lous: Unlimited Friends

Friday / October 4, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Miguel Angel Lous and his quintet present an afternoon of originals and covers.

Admission: 
Free

Felix Nicholson: The Stenk Band

Thursday / October 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Stenk Band will play energetic fusion, mixing disparate elements such as funk, Latin music, and metal.

Admission: 
Free

Jan Shapiro and the John Baboian Trio: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass

Tuesday / October 15, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.

Location

Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472
United States
US
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Jan Shapiro

The first concert in the sixth season of the Jazz at the Arsenal series features Berklee faculty artists Jan Shapiro and the John Baboian Trio performing a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass.

Jan Shapiro, professor in Berkee’s Voice Department, has played in some of the best jazz clubs across the U.S. and has performed as the featured vocalist at the Boston Globe Jazz Festival in multiple years. She has also been featured as a guest artist with the Airmen of Note, the official jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. Shapiro’s most recent recording is Piano Bar After Hours.

The John Baboian Trio is comprised of esteemed Berklee faculty members John Baboian (guitar), John Repucci (bass), and Yoron Israel (drums). Baboian, artistic director for the Jazz at the Arsenal series, has been a Berklee guitar faculty member for more than 30 years and his performance and teaching duties have taken him around the world.

Admission: 
$20/members $18/students $15

Legendary Bass Player Eddie Gomez in Concert

Location

Teatro Martin i Soler, Palau de les Arts
Valencia
Spain
ES
Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 9:00 p.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler
Valencia
Spain
46013
Eddie Gomez

Legendary Puerto Rican jazz bass player and Grammy Award winner Eddie Gomez performs a concert to celebrate his receipt of the first-ever honorary doctor of music degree awarded by Berklee College of Music from its international campus in Valencia.

A world-renowned bassist, Gomez has been on the cutting edge of music for more than four decades. His impressive resume includes performances with jazz giants such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Goodman. His unique sound and style can be heard on many Grammy-winning records as well as on hundreds of recordings spanning the worlds of jazz, classical, Latin jazz, R&B, and contemporary pop music.

This celebratory concert will feature Gomez performing alongside Berklee students and faculty from Boston and Valencia such as Matt Marvuglio, Marco Pignataro, Steve Bailey, Dave Fiuczynski, and Victor Mendoza. Marvuglio and Mendoza will produce the concert.

Admission: 
€12

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert and Jam Session

Friday / October 25, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Old South Church
645 Boylston Street
BOSTON
MA
02116

In the second installment in a series of concerts and jam sessions, Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) students will feature their original repertoire as well as arranged standards. The concert will be followed by an open jam session, and all levels and instruments are encouraged to take part in the session at the Old South Church.

The 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.

Admission: 
Free

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