Concert

Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE

Saturday / March 19, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
Dayramir Gonzalez

Enjoy a free concert with Berklee student group Dayramir and Habana enTRANCE as part of the MFA Fiesta celebration.

Dayramir Gonzalez began studying piano at the age of 8 in Havana, Cuba. While in high school, he worked professionally with Diakara, created by master percussionist Oscar Valdez. With Habana enTRANCE, he has performed in Cuba, Tenerife, Mexico, and Spain. In 2006 he won the international JoJazz contest and recorded his first album, Dayramir and Habana EnTRANCE, which was released on the Cuban label Colibri. El Pais called him "undoubtedly one of the pianists who lead the ship of the young generation of jazz pianists in Cuba and around the world." Since his arrival at Berklee in September 2010 on a full scholarship, Gonzalez has performed with Larry Harlow, Ignacio Berroa, Eddie Palmieri, Raul Pineda, Jimmy Branly, and Chad Sexton.

Admission: 
Free

Singers Night

Tuesday / March 22, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Students in their first through ninth semesters perform and sing in an array of vocal styles, including R&B, pop, and country. Covers and original songs will be presented by students of the Voice Department. Directed by Paul Pampinella. Singers include Tevin Brown, Courtney Halpin, Emily Higgins, Jennifer Hoyt, Sung Huh, Tuuli Ikonen, Daphne Khoo, Dion Ming, Austin Park, Nicky Rood, Lillie Tinsley, and Corbin VanderZalm. The band is Brandon Maclin (drums), Joshua Tyson (bass), Alex Smith and Minsup Shin (guitars), and Joseph Moon and Rod Bonner (keyboards). Background vocalists are Naiquisia Hensey, Parris Frost, and Jonquel Holiday. 

Can't make it to the show? Berklee is teaming with Concert Window to broadcast live streams of this and other Berklee shows. Concert Window is dedicated to presenting live music on the web, and is building a network of venues, including the Berklee Performance Center and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Learn more and watch the show at concertwindow.com/berklee.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

The Loomers with the Bleeding Hearts

Wednesday / March 30, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Unbutton the white collar for Executive Sessions—an innovative concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives returns for its fourth season.

All proceeds from the series directly support the Executive Sessions scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has outstanding musical merit, entrepreneurial promise, and demonstrated financial need. This season, we are adding 24-track recording and live web broadcast for all of our shows!

Since the series began in 2008, the stage of Cafe 939 has hosted presidents and CEOs of international corporations, an NBA club-owner, venture capitalists, investment bankers, software and biotech engineers, heart surgeons, jet pilots, pharmaceutical scientists, Emmy Award–winners, executive producers, philanthropists, board of trustees members. . . . With top student singer/songwriters opening for the bands, the diverse audience is in for a special treat! The series is booked and produced by Berklee's Mirek Vana and Tom Simons, president and creative director of communications firm PARTNERS+simons. 

The Loomers are returning after their debut at the Encore Gala in October 2010 and their epic Jury Award win in the first Battle of the Executive Bands in 2009. Bringing the original music of Boston Music Award nominee Jon Svetkey, the band transcends trends and generations by playing honest and well-crafted songs with high-voltage live performance. Learn more about the series.

Get your tickets early—all these shows sold out last season in record time. For tickets or more information, call 617 923-8487. For Executive Sessions booking, call 617 747-2941.

Admission: 
$10; free for Berklee students with ID

Farmer in the Dell

Monday / April 11, 2011 / 11:00 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

KidsJam is a free early childhood (3-5 years) music education program provided to the community. During these workshops, Berklee music education students, led by faculty members Libby Allison and Charlene Ryan, will practice their teaching skills with children in this fun and interactive setting.

The program is intended to introduce young children to a variety of musical activities essential to a well-rounded music education. These include singing and sound exploration; moving; playing rhythm instruments; and creating, listening, and responding to music, as well as learning about a variety of musical concepts and instruments.

Sessions are limited to 20 children. Email kidsjam@berklee.edu for registration and program information.

Admission: 

Goin' Buggy

Monday / April 4, 2011 / 11:00 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

KidsJam is a free early childhood (3-5 years) music education program provided to the community. During these workshops, Berklee music education students, led by faculty members Libby Allison and Charlene Ryan, will practice their teaching skills with children in this fun and interactive setting.

The program is intended to introduce young children to a variety of musical activities essential to a well-rounded music education. These include singing and sound exploration; moving; playing rhythm instruments; and creating, listening, and responding to music, as well as learning about a variety of musical concepts and instruments.

Sessions are limited to 20 children. Email kidsjam@berklee.edu for registration and program information.

Admission: 

Wearin' of the Green

Monday / March 21, 2011 / 11:00 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

KidsJam is a free early childhood (3-5 years) music education program provided to the community. During these workshops, Berklee music education students, led by faculty members Libby Allison and Charlene Ryan, will practice their teaching skills with children in this fun and interactive setting.

The program is intended to introduce young children to a variety of musical activities essential to a well-rounded music education. These include singing and sound exploration; moving; playing rhythm instruments; and creating, listening, and responding to music, as well as learning about a variety of musical concepts and instruments.

Sessions are limited to 20 children. Email kidsjam@berklee.edu for registration and program information.

Admission: 

Songs of Spring

Monday / March 28, 2011 / 11:00 a.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

KidsJam is a free early childhood (3-5 years) music education program provided to the community. During these workshops, Berklee music education students, led by faculty members Libby Allison and Charlene Ryan, will practice their teaching skills with children in this fun and interactive setting.

The program is intended to introduce young children to a variety of musical activities essential to a well-rounded music education. These include singing and sound exploration; moving; playing rhythm instruments; and creating, listening, and responding to music, as well as learning about a variety of musical concepts and instruments.

Sessions are limited to 20 children. Email kidsjam@berklee.edu for registration and program information.

Admission: 

The Blood Mountain Brothers Featuring Roger Brown

Saturday / March 26, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Executive Sessions

Unbutton the white collar for Executive Sessions—an innovative concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives returns for its fourth season. Learn more about the series.

All proceeds from the series directly support the Executive Sessions scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who has outstanding musical merit, entrepreneurial promise, and demonstrated financial need. This season, we are adding 24-track recording and live web broadcast for all of our shows!

Since the series began in 2008, the stage of Cafe 939 has hosted presidents and CEOs of international corporations, an NBA club-owner, venture capitalists, investment bankers, software and biotech engineers, heart surgeons, jet pilots, pharmaceutical scientists, Emmy Award-winners, executive producers, philanthropists, board of trustees members. . . . With top student singer/songwriters opening for the bands, the diverse audience is in for a special treat! The series is booked and produced by Berklee's Mirek Vana and Tom Simons, president and creative director of communications firm PARTNERS+simons. 

The Blood Mountain Brothers make their return to Cafe 939 with another set of their rootsy Americana music-this year with a bit more Southern rock and country in the mix. The band takes its inspiration from Patsy Cline, Levon Helm, Bill Withers, Hank Williams, and the Allman Brothers, and will feature a four-piece horn section as well as guest artists on mandolin and banjo. The band is Richard Curzi on piano and vocals; Mark Caddell on bass and vocals; Jim Wooster, guitar and vocals; Paul Judge, guitar and vocals; and Roger Brown on drums. 

Get your tickets early—all these shows sold out last season in record time. For tickets or more information, call 617 923-8487. For Executive Sessions booking, call 617 747-2941.

 

Admission: 
$10; free for Berklee students with ID

Fresh Prospects: Mia Verdoorn / Dorian J Allen

Friday / April 1, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Fresh Prospects

The Red Room at Cafe 939 in association with James Joseph Salon presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best emerging Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This month's show features Mia Verdoorn and Dorian J Allen.

Admission: 
Free

Allison Weiss / The Winter Sounds / Tiff Jimber

Tuesday / March 22, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss (Brooklyn) is an energetic 23-year-old with an electric guitar, a lot of feelings, and an avid online following. With her quirky charm and sharp pop sensibilities, Weiss makes losing a little more fun. "I'm all about catchy, upbeat, feel-good music, but the one thing I seem to always write about is heartbreak," she recently told Billboard.com, "I say [my songs] sound like your saddest memories sung to the tune of your happiest." Now performing with a full band, her live shows are louder and faster than ever, showcasing her unique brand of punk/folk–infused power pop and knack for keeping the audience wanting more.

After relentless United States touring in 2008, the Winter Sounds followed Porcelain Empire with the thematic album Church of the Haunted South released on Nashville label Theory 8 Records in 2009. Reflecting the contentious and pervasive shadow cast by the culture and history of the South, Church is a mature departure from the raw aesthetic of their first record. Insomnia Radio proclaimed Church "an intricate masterpiece, piecing together individually beautiful and unique tracks to create a warming, powerful album full of contrast and intrigue."

This is not your average piano girl. Singer-songwriter Tiff Jimber holds nothing back when she plays, smashing out rhythms and dancing on her toes. Consistently compared to Sara Bareilles and Ben Folds, this lady showcases her diverse jazz and classical training in catchy pop songs conjured up by her influences, Billy Joel, John Mayer, Nina Simone, and Adele.

 

Admission: 
$8

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