Concert

Songs for Social Change

Tuesday / March 29, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Various vocalists and ensembles will perform the winning songs from the Songs for Social Change contest.

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New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Zarni De Wet

Thursday / December 9, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Zarni De Wet

The Red Room presents the New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they're good for the soul. This week's featured artist is Zarni De Wet.

De Wet has been showcased on several TV series for WSKG-TV, NewsChannel 34, and Winchester Community TV. She has appeared in several newspapers ranging from upstate New York all the way to Philly. She has also toured and opened for big names like the Mike Lombardo Trio and Nikolas Metaxas, with a list of venues ranging from the Bitter End in New York City to the smallest and most regularly visited bars in Nowhereville, Pennsylvania to Chicago's favorite coffee shops to private concerts in Cyprus and South Africa. Her album Friday Night Lights was released in January 2010 to much success. Two of the tracks have been competition winners.

The rest seems irrelevant, as De Wet's main focus is to touch her audience—she doesn't care if there are 300 people or three. In the next several months De Wet will be teaming up with witty and proactive producer Matt McArthur from Boston to work on an EP that will be released next year. She is also still finishing her double major in songwriting and music education at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Fresh Prospects: Will Wells and Shayna Goldstein

Friday / December 3, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This month's artists are Will Wells and Shayna Goldstein.

Shayna Goldstein is one of Denver's hottest new aspiring artists! The 19-year-old singer-songwriter is in her second year at Berklee, and is an accomplished pianist, guitarist, and dancer. Goldstein was recently featured on the ABC primetime show High School Musical: Get in the Picture, and made it to the top six. She was also featured in a music video in the end credits of High School Musical 3. Goldstein has sung the national anthem at sporting events such as Nuggets, Rapids, and Crush games. At her young age, Goldstein has already touched many lives with her music. She continually strives to positively influence her listeners and fans to do their part to help make the world a better place.

 

Admission: 
Free

An Evening with Amanda Palmer and Tristan Allen

Sunday / December 12, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Amanda Palmer and Tristan Allen

Tristan Allen celebrates the release of his new album. The ticket proceeds will go towards a Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program scholarship. Amanda Palmer and Tristan Allen will both perform a set, followed by a duet and Q&A with the audience.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

John Funkhouser Quintet

Monday / November 22, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Allective: alluring, enticing. Collective: an egalitarian and united group of musician/composers, in search of the musical high road. The Allective Collective travels its own path, creating exciting, heartfelt, and truly unique music, grounded in jazz but drawing from a plethora of musical styles. Guitarist Phil Sargent and pianist John Funkhouser display an unusually broad palette of sonic colors from hair raising rock to Impressionistic oceans of sound to the gentlest whispers. Add to that singer Aubrey Johnson's equally varied range of expression, from wordless vocals, featuring dizzyingly intricate unisons with Sargent's guitar lines, to the most exquisitely sincere and moving deliveries of love songs, and you have an astoundingly versatile group, able to connect with their audience on many levels and deliver a truly outstanding performance.

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TFDI Tour Featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke

Friday / November 19, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
TFDI

Lucca, Nash, and Duke set off on a 25-city U.S. tour on August 21, 2009 that culminated in the two-day singer/songwriter event of the year, Hotel Carolina. Lucca shares, “It was such a blast sharing the ride (and the stage) with Jay and Matt. It's one thing getting to know your tour mates' tunes, it's another thing to actually look forward to hearing them every night and getting the opportunity to record alongside each other in such a stellar environment. I was all too happy and proud to be a part of it.”

Through a series of video blogs, fans had the chance to watch the “bromance” blossom and get a sneak peak into their nightly shows and road trip across the United States. An inspired Nash was filmed on the blog singing “Totally F*ckin’ Doin’ It,” a high-energy jingle-turned-motto, and the rest was history. From then on, the venues were filled every night with fans singing and chanting the jingle along with Lucca, Nash, and Duke. Nash says, “I miss Tony and Matt desperately. Singing TFDI alone, in my car in LA traffic just isn't the same.”

As the tour progressed, Lucca, Nash, and Duke found new ways to collaborate on their music. Duke says that they “found some common ground with a number of albums that [they] rocked out to on the road, one of which was ‘Music From the Big Pink’ by the Band.” Fans can hear this track on the TFDI EP with their rendition of “The Weight.”

 

Admission: 
$10 general admission

New Brew Lunchtime Concerts: Elana Brody

Thursday / November 18, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Elana Brody

The Red Room presents the New Brew Lunchtime Concert Series. Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they're good for the soul. Today's featured artist is Elana Brody.

Brody is a multitalented songwriter known for her interactive live performances and her original musical style. From the mountains and wildflower meadows of Virginia, she grew up singing folk songs and performing musicals with her sisters in her living room. After 10 years of songwriting, her music now encompasses everything from country to soul to polyrhythmic jazz, making it "adventurous while still pleasant to listen to." With a voice that hints at everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Jeff Buckley, and piano playing that is energized with passion, Brody's powerful sound prompted George Massenburg, producer for Billy Joel and Earth, Wind & Fire, to deem her work "mindblowing."

Admission: 
Free

FUSION Magazine Celebrates Second Print Issue

Wednesday / November 10, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

FUSION Magazine at Berklee College of Music invites you to join the celebration of its second print issue.

Musical performances by Silvina Moreno, singer/songwriter from Buenos Aires with Malcolm Parson on cello; Drew Arndt on banjo; Carlos Lopex on saxophone; and tango dancers Luis Lascano and I Yun Chung.

Reading of fiction and poetry by alumna Rosemary Hillard; student Sam Moss; faculty member Mark Simos; and student Sarah Stinnett.

Attendees will have the option of making a donation to Instruments for a Change, an organization founded by FUSION student editor Luis Lascano. IFC is currently working with the nonprofit Nukanti Foundation, dedicated to helping students living in a war zone in Cucuta, Colombia.

 

Admission: 
Free

Daryl Lowery Instant! Groove

Monday / November 15, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Daryl Lowery Instant! Groove

Daryl Lowery's playing, noticeably rooted in the music of John Coltrane and the "post-Coltrane influenced" school, is perfectly complemented by the highly original sound of Instant!Groove Rick Peckham (guitar, assistant chair of the Berklee Guitar Department), Ben Zecker (Hammond B3 organ) and Rakalam Bob Moses (drums). Lowery, a saxophonist, was born and raised in the Metropolitan New York area were he was exposed to jazz, soul, funk, and r&b and fell in love with these and other African American art forms. He came to Boston to study at New England Conservatory and has since recorded and or performed with such notables as immortals Dizzy Gillespie and Jacki Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake and Boston's funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper's band for the past seven years and is featured on his latest release Black Coffee. His group Instant!Groove released its highly successful first recording in 2004 of which Jazziz magazine wrote "[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz.' ...The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos..., resulting in a sound akin to guitarist John Scofield's A Go Go CD, on which he was backed by organ trio Medeski, Martin and Wood.' He also performs regularly as a member of the Greg Hopkins 16 Piece Jazz Orchestra, Eguie Castrillo and his Orchestra, the Boston based soul/r&b Urban Renewal Band, and Blues After Dark. Lowery has been a Berklee faculty member since 1987.

 

 

Admission: 
adults $15/students $12

Blues King

Wednesday / November 17, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Blues King is a play with blues music about the life and work of B.B. King. Presented by students from the Advanced Musical Theater Scriptwriting Workshop, as well as members of Terri Lyne Carrington's Ensemble, the November 17 performance will be a work-in-progress. The performance should last about an hour and we will be soliciting feedback from the audience. A longer version of Blues King will be performed in the Berklee Performance Center on April 30 and May 1.

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