Performance

Anthony Fung Quintet

Saturday / July 5, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Montreal Jazz Festival
Scène CBC/Radio-Canada
Montreal
United States
H3A 1L4

The Anthony Fung Quintet is a group of talented musicians who have distinguished themselves as accomplished performers in the Boston area. This concert is part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Led by Fung, a Canadian drummer in the Berklee Global Jazz Instutite (BGJI), the group also features saxophonist Edmar Colón Gierbolini, Tokyo-born trumpeter Mao Sone, Korean pianist Kyumin Shim, and Canadian bassist Jonny Chapman.

Anthony Fung Quintet, "Visitor" - live, Red Room @ Cafe 939

Anthony Fung, a 20-year-old drummer from Toronto, is a Berklee senior pursuing a degree in jazz performance. As a high school student, Fung studied jazz improvisation with Juno Award-winning saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. Fung is currently part of the BGJI, under artistic director Danilo Pérez, and has many mentors, such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Fung has played at numerous jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the JEN Conference, and the Ottawa Jazz festival. He has played and shared the stage with the likes of Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Walter Smith III. Fung's quintet is about to issue its debut disc and will tour this summer in support of its release.

Edmar Colón Gierbolini is a 21-year-old tenor saxophonist from Coamo, Puerto Rico. Also selected for the BGJI, Colón has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Miguel Zenón, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, salsa stars Luis Enrique and Ismael Miranda, and Ivan Lins. Mao Sone earned a full scholarship to attend Berklee, where he studies trumpet with Tiger Okoshi. He joined BGJI in 2013, and has performed in domestic and international jazz festivals, and has collaborated with jazz greats such as Joe Lovano. Pianist Kyumin Shim, from Seoul, South Korea, has been studying at Berklee on scholarship with acclaimed teachers such as Joanne Brackeen, Danilo Pérez, Ed Tomassi, and Hal Crook. He has also performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival, and Smalls Jazz Club. Jonny Chapman is an acoustic bassist from Waterloo, Canada. In May 2012, he received the Grand Prize award in a competitive scholarship audition, the Kando Award at MusicFest Nationals. He studies at Berklee on a full-tuition scholarship, working with such teachers as John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, and Hal Crook.

Admission: 
Free

Anthony Fung Quintet

Saturday / June 28, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West N.W. Corner of Queen & Bays Streets
Toronto
ON
ON M5H 2N2

The Anthony Fung Quintet is a group of talented musicians who have distinguished themselves as accomplished performers in the Boston area. This concert is part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Led by Fung, a Canadian drummer in the Berklee Global Jazz Instutite (BGJI), the group also features saxophonist Edmar Colón Gierbolini, Tokyo-born trumpeter Mao Sone, Korean pianist Kyumin Shim, and Canadian bassist Jonny Chapman.

 

Anthony Fung, a 20-year-old drummer from Toronto, is a Berklee senior pursuing a degree in jazz performance. As a high school student, Fung studied jazz improvisation with Juno Award-winning saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. Fung is currently part of the BGJI, under artistic director Danilo Pérez, and has many mentors, such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Fung has played at numerous jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the JEN Conference, and the Ottawa Jazz festival. He has played and shared the stage with the likes of Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Walter Smith III. Fung's quintet is about to issue its debut disc and will tour this summer in support of its release.

Edmar Colón Gierbolini is a 21-year-old tenor saxophonist from Coamo, Puerto Rico. Also selected for the BGJI, Colón has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Miguel Zenón, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, salsa stars Luis Enrique and Ismael Miranda, and Ivan Lins. Mao Sone earned a full scholarship to attend Berklee, where he studies trumpet with Tiger Okoshi. He joined BGJI in 2013, and has performed in domestic and international jazz festivals, and has collaborated with jazz greats such as Joe Lovano. Pianist Kyumin Shim, from Seoul, South Korea, has been studying at Berklee on scholarship with acclaimed teachers such as Joanne Brackeen, Danilo Pérez, Ed Tomassi, and Hal Crook. He has also performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival, and Smalls Jazz Club. Jonny Chapman is an acoustic bassist from Waterloo, Canada. In May 2012, he received the Grand Prize award in a competitive scholarship audition, the Kando Award at MusicFest Nationals. He studies at Berklee on a full-tuition scholarship, working with such teachers as John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, and Hal Crook.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Rotem Trio with Erin Bentlage

Saturday / May 31, 2014 / 6:45 p.m.
Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington
VT
05401
Daniel Rotem

The Daniel Rotem Trio featuring Erin Bentlage will perform original compositions integrating world influences with improvisation and the jazz tradition. Working as a group for almost three years, the trio has developed a fresh sound exploring the balance between listening and playing while continually looking to expand the boundries of the genre. Rotem recently finished his studies at Berklee and will attend the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance in the fall.

Admission: 
Free

Affinity Quartet

Sunday / September 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

For the members of the Affinity Quartet, the process of making music is akin to getting to know each other. Their music is based on friendship, trust, and the curious things that happen every day.

The members of the band met as students at Berklee College of Music where the personal and musical connection was immediately evident. From then on the band has evolved to reach new heights of togetherness.

Composed of members Josh Shpak (trumpet), Yoav Eshed (guitar), Alex Gasser (bass) and Noam Israeli (drums), the Affinity Quartet looks at music as a conversation. When things happen musically, it is as if connections are made personally.  Their primary goal is to share a message of friendship through music.

 

Admission: 
Free

Song Yi Jeon Quintet

Sunday / August 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

Hailing from South Korea, composer and singer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. Heavily influenced by Korean folklore, the refined compositions of Song Yi Jeon have clear musical direction yet still allow band members to show their virtuosity. The members of her quintet come from all over the world and play together on a regular basis.

Watch Song Yi Jeon Quintet perform live in Cafe 939 at Berklee here:

 

Admission: 
Free

Osmar Okuma

Sunday / June 22, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

Bassist Osmar Okuma’s journey from Peru to Los Angeles to Boston has taken him to the stage of many great venues including Jazz Zone, Cocodrilo Verde, La Noche, Berklee Performance center, Ryles jazz club, the Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lab, Silvanas, and The Shrine.

 

Admission: 
Free

Damn Tall Buildings

Sunday / June 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is a truthful combination of four people uniting their influences into a single sound.

Admission: 
Free

Cole Schuster Trio

Sunday / June 1, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

A versatile guitar player with virtuosic technique, Cole Schuster has shared the stage with jazz greats including Wycliffe Gordon, the Clayton Brothers, Jeff Hamilton, and Wynton Marsalis. 

Admission: 
Free

Danae Greenfield

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108

Danae Greenfield is a jazz pianist and composer from Seattle, Washington. She began playing classical music at age 6, but by the time she was 12, she decided to focus on jazz and has been playing in that style ever since. Danae is 19 years old and in her third semester at Berklee. She hopes to share her passion for jazz through her music and in all that she does.

Admission: 
Free

Justin Salisbury

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108
Justin Salisbury is a pianist from Oregon. While growing up in the small town of Clatskanie, Oregon, Justin studied and played with many of the Pacific Northwest's finest musicians including Clay Giberson, Derek Sims and Alan Jones. He worked with Seattle grunge legend Steve Fisk and toured with the regionally acclaimed pop/rock band, SEACATS. In 2013, Justin had the honor of playing under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson at the Portland Jazz Festival.
 
In addition to his jazz work, he produces electronic music under the name doctorthug. Justin also received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship at the 2013 Monterey Jazz Festival. The award included a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to Berklee as well as the opportunity to perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors. Justin currently attends Berklee and is part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, led by Danilo Pérez.
 
Admission: 
Free

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