Concert

Anthony Steele & Friends

Friday / June 22, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Anthony Steele's professional education comes from the Community Music Center of Boston, the Boston Arts Academy High School, and a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he received his bachelor’s degree in performance in 2006. He is recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including being named the “Best of Boston” in 2002. His passion and skill for the drum set have opened many doors for him to perform all over the world—from California to Austria, Prague, Germany, to Madison Square Garden, and to the islands. He has played with the best of the best singers and musicians this world has to offer, including Wynton Marsalis, Walter Beasley, George Duke, the Yellowjackets, Johnathan Dubose, Mary-Mary, Donald Lawrence, Twinkie Clark, Ruben Studdard, Bobby Jones, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Kierra "kiki" Sheard, Warren Hill, Noel Gourdin, Velveteen Playboys, Tony Terry, the Gershwin Orchestra, and Brian Mcknight. Steele was in the Top 5 out of NY for MTV's Making His Band. He is one of the bright stars in an amazingly talented group of young drummers on the scene today. He remains a first call for positions because of his humbleness, and creativity.

Steele's other passion is his musicians clothing line, "Steele Collections: and he continues to share his gift of music through playing, educating, touring, and mentoring young musicians.

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Cristina Vaira

Monday / June 18, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Cristina Vaira will perform some of her original tunes in a pop, R&B, and soul style, with great musicians like Marco Longo at piano, Greg Feingold at bass, Andres Fonseca at drums, and two fantastic singers as background vocals: Monica Cialona and Maria Marta Rainoldi.

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Caili O'Doherty Trio

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Caili O'Doherty

Pianist Caili O'Doherty, 20, is a sophomore at Berklee, studying jazz performance on a full scholarship.

Growing up as a classical pianist, O'Doherty was exposed to a variety of musical styles before discovering her love for jazz at age 11 when she transferred to an arts school in Portland, Oregon. Since that time, she has focused on developing a career as a jazz pianist.

In high school, O'Doherty began receiving national recognition for her compositions and performance. She received an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award as well as two DownBeat Student Music Awards for jazz piano performance and composition, and was selected for the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop band led by Terri Lyne Carrington. In 2010, O'Doherty was one of five female jazz pianists invited to participate in the inaugural Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artists Workshop held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and to perform at a showcase concert. O'Doherty was chosen to become a member of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), an intensive performance program headed by highly acclaimed pianist Danilo Perez.

O'Doherty has recently performed with the BGJI at the Toronto Jazz Festival and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, opening for French pianist Martial Solal. She has studied with Dr. Billy Taylor, Danilo Perez, Joanne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, and Greg Osby. She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Portland Jazz Festival, and the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival (as pianist for Terrell Stafford).

 

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Free

COOP Big Band

Tuesday / July 10, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The big-band stylings of Berklee 2012 summer jazz composition graduates. Composers include Ken Nikravesh, Tom Weeks, Wei-ting Hsu, Arisaq Mori, Robin Hall, Chris Konopka, and Michele Freed.

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Music of Grant Richards

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Original music and jazz standards performed by some of Berklee's finest musicians.

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Battle for Five-Week

Wednesday / June 13, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Watch these talented singer-songwriters fight it out for a full scholarship to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. Presented by Sonicbids and Berklee Summer Programs.

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Free

Miller-Clark-Miller Trio

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee faculty members Cercie Miller (saxophone), David Clark (bass), and Jane Miller (guitar) combine their compositions with arrangements written especially for their chamber jazz trio.

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XNY / Letterday / Nightmare River Band / Alec Gross

Friday / June 22, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
XNY
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$10

Yathabhutam

Monday / June 11, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A concert of electro-acoustic pieces envisioned for chamber ensembles.

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Composition Recital: Misaki Goto

Monday / June 18, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Soprano and composer Misaki Goto presents a concert featuring classical repertoires and her compositions.

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