Concert

Shea Rose

Wednesday / July 18, 2012 / 5:45 p.m.
Children's Wharf
308 Congress Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Shea Rose

Winner of 2011 R&B/Soul/Urban Contemporary Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, Shea Rose was named by the Boston Globe the "Boston artist most likely to make an impact on the national stage this year." Steve Morse, former music critic at the Globe, described her as "that rare artist who can bridge diverse styles such as soul, funk, rock, rap and jazz—and bring her unique stamp to each."  

A Berklee graduate, Rose released her first EP, Rock 'n' Rose, in 2010, followed by the Little Warrior mixtape in 2011, both showcasing her range and versatility with songs that highlight her influences, from Janis Joplin to Run DMC. Rose was also featured on Terri Lyne Carrington's 2011 Grammy Award-winning jazz album, The Mosaic Project, where she worked alongside greats such as Nona Hendryx, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, and Esperanza Spalding, among others, and for which she won a SESAC Performance Activity Award in March of 2012. 

Rose also garnered national attention when Queen Latifah chose her as a spokeswoman for CoverGirl's 2010 Ignite Your Persona campaign and again in 2012 when she won the Red Bull Soundstage fan-driven contest to perform as part of the Universal/Red Bull showcase at SXSW in Austin, TX. Offstage, Rose is dedicated to music for social change, working with local organizations through her social outreach initiative, My Angel Wears A Fro, and with Music2Life, a nonprofit organization started by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary. Rose recently supported Sam Sparro on tour in Boston and New York and will be recording her second full-length EP, Dance This Mess Around, before headlining Brighton Music Hall in Boston on September 8.

Admission: 
Free

Courtney Hartman

Thursday / August 16, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Courtney Hartman

A phenomenal young guitarist, Courtney Hartman is at the forefront of a new generation of acoustic musicians. She has performed in Scotland, Slovakia, Italy, and throughout the U.S.; won numerous guitar flatpicking championships; and is currently studying on scholarship at Berklee College of Music. Matt Glaser, fiddle legend and chair of Berklee's American Roots Music Program called Hartman "an extraordinary bluegrass guitarist and a fluid, inventive improviser . . . one of the finest musicians I have ever had the privilege of working with." Jazz guitar virtuoso Julian Lage says of her, "It has been a true privilege to watch Courtney grow as a player, and I feel that she is one of the great guitarists of our generation. Her greatness is born out of unconditional listening and a commitment to the meaning of the music in every song she plays. She doesn't play anything that isn't rooted in her love for the music."

Hartman began her musical journey at the tender age of 2, when she was taken to her very first bluegrass festival. It wasn't long before she started taking violin lessons. She developed a deep passion for music, and by the time she was ten, she had begun to excel rapidly at violin, piano, and mandolin. In 2001, Hartman was asked to play with the prestigious mandolin orchestra Mandomonium. That same year, she became the youngest person to win the championship division at the Lyons Old-Time Fiddle Contest, and she continued to win competitions around the country on fiddle and mandolin. It was about this time that Hartman found her passion for bluegrass guitar. Her father asked her to teach him "Blackberry Blossom" on the guitar, which she quickly learned on her own. This prompted her to begin transferring other tunes that she had grown up playing on fiddle to the guitar and soon that began to steal away most of her attention. By the time she was twelve, she was writing her own music and performing throughout the U.S. with her siblings in their band, the Hartmans.

Throughout high school, Hartman taught more than 30 private music students and continued performing with the Hartmans. In 2008, they released their first album, Borrowed Time. In the same year, she was asked to join a band of young bluegrass musicians to represent the U.S. at the International Folk Festival in Nitra, Slovakia. She also toured for a time with the up the up-and-coming bluegrass-gospel group Appointed. 

Hartman's strong roots in traditional acoustic and bluegrass music gave her a strong foundation to branch out from, and she became very interested in other styles of music, including Celtic, jazz, and international folk music. This led her to Berklee College of Music, where she is currently in her third year. The acoustic music scene in Boston is arguably the best in the country at this time, and Hartman is right at the heart of it, being highly involved in the American Roots Music Program at Berklee. This year, she traveled with a select group of American roots musicians to Glasgow, Scotland, where they performed at Celtic Connections in a collaboration with some of the top traditional Scottish music students. The group, Atlantic Seaway, also performed this summer at Intercelctic Festival in Lorient, France.

Hartman continues to write and perform with a variety of ensembles throughout the country. She recently joined, Della Mae, an all-girl bluegrass quintet out of Boston. She plans to continue her studies at Berklee, expanding her musical horizons, making connections, and taking opportunities there. She has a strong passion for music and for using it to bless those around her. No matter where or with whom she is playing, she will continue to make music with that love.

Admission: 
Free

Lihi Haruvi

Monday / August 13, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Lihi Haruvi Trio

Born and raised in Israel, saxophonist Lihi Haruvi is now living in Boston studying on a full-tuition scholarship at Berklee, majoring in performance and film scoring.

Haruvi studied in the prestigious Thelma Yellin High School of the Performing Arts; was awarded with the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship, the Tel-Aviv Conservatory scholarship, and Excellent Musician status in the Israel Defense Forces; and was an official arranger for the army orchestra.

During her military service, she was chosen to represent Israel by performing as a soloist around the world, and she received a scholarship to study at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

These days she is a part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute directed by Danilo Pérez and Marco Pignataro and has the honor of working with Joe Lovano, Ben Street, John Patitucci, Jim Odgren, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Eddie Gomez, and many other outstanding musicians.

Haruvi is a signed artist of Berklee's Jazz Revelation Records label. She has performed at respected jazz festivals and venues such as the Red Sea Eilat Jazz Festival, Birdland, and the Berklee Performance Center.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee City Music Gospel Choir

Sunday / July 29, 2012 / 11:30 a.m.
Newport Folk Festival
Harrison Avenue
Newport
RI
United States
02840
Berklee City Music Gospel Choir

The Berklee City Music Choir, under the direction of Berklee faculty member Nichelle Mungo, brings together some of the best school-age vocalists from the college’s national Berklee City Music Network of community schools. The City Music Choir students come together in Boston, from all across the country as part of the college’s annual Five Week Summer Performance Program.

Berklee City Music is the college's strategic educational initiative that uses contemporary music to reach 4th to 12th graders from under-served communities. Programming includes instruction by expert faculty, individualized mentoring, after-school classes, Saturday schooling, summer study, and full-tuition scholarships to attend Berklee at no cost to the students or their families. City Music has provided educational and mentoring opportunities to more than 1,000 local teens from urban areas since 1991. Four years ago, Berklee's City Music Network—launched in 2001—expanded to include partnerships with community organizations nationwide that actively share the goal of changing teenage lives with contemporary music education. Berklee City Music celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Admission: 
$74

Brazilian Music

Tuesday / July 24, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Yui Tsuchida performs Brazilian Music.

Admission: 

Erena Terakubo Quartet

Sunday / June 3, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566
Erena Terakubo

Erena Terakubo, an alto saxophonist from Sapporo, Japan, is a Berklee Presidential Scholar and has already recorded two CDs with jazz masters Ron Carter and Kenny Barron for Japan's King Records.

Terakubo began playing the alto saxophone at age 9. She immediately began performing with the Sapporo Junior Jazz Orchestra and taking part in clinics with famous jazz musicians, such as Herbie Hancock. At 15 and 16, Terakubo attended the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, where she was awarded a full-tuition scholarship and selected to be a member of the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop. In 2010, she recorded her first album, which reached no. 1 on several Japanese jazz charts. Since then, she has performed at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, Sapporo City Jazz Festival, Jazz Week Osaka 2010, Nagoya Jazz Festival, Kitara Hall, and more. In 2011, she recorded a second album, New York Attitude, with jazz masters Ron Carter and Kenny Barron.

Admission: 
Free

Vanessa Collier and the Berklee Student All-Stars

Saturday / June 30, 2012 / 5:15 p.m.
Lani Maile at Kauai Lagoons Resort
3351 Hoolaulea Way
Lihue
HI
United States
96766
Vanessa Collier

Vanessa Collier is one of the fastest-rising young stars currently turning heads at Berklee College of Music, following in the footsteps of Diana Krall and Esperanza Spalding. This refreshing young saxophonist and singer is being hailed for her mesmerizing blend of soul, spirit, and sultriness. The winner of multiple scholarships and honors, she has already performed and recorded with Grammy-winning artists Kathy Mattea and Patrice Rushen, and is captivating new fans with her soaring saxophone style and sensuous vocals, her captivating and confident on-stage presence, and her infectious passion for music.

Born in Modena, Italy, Noé Socha has already developed a guitar style that has brought him international acclaim. Deeply steeped in both jazz and blues, Socha has brought audiences to their feet at the Umbria Jazz Festival, where he won a scholarship to Berklee. He's performed with the Mississippi Blues Explosion at the at the B.B. King Blues Museum and the Robert Johnson Museum, with Nyol Manswell at the Central Bank Auditorium of Trinidad and Tobago, and recorded with famed flamenco producer Javier Limón. 

Will Lydgate is a bass player, music producer, recording engineer, and music teacher based on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. He belongs to the fifth generation of Lydgates to make Hawaii their home, and his work combines sunny tropical vibrations with the highest level of professionalism. Trained at Berklee, Lydgate plays reggae, jazz, soul, blues, country, funk, pop, and R&B with talent and authenticity, and manages Kauai's Steelgrass Recording Studio, the island's only state-of-the-art recording facility. 

Virtuoso drummer Jordan Rose was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but after graduating high school lived in the islands of Hawaii, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, and is now in Boston, with a scholarship to attend Berklee. He's played with New York trumpet great Tim Hagans, Sunnyside recording artist David Caceres, and saxophone legend Don Menza. He has studied with Joel Fulgham, Stanton Moore, Kendrick Scott, Rick Latham, Terreon Gully, Jay Lawrence, Ed Soph, and others.

Admission: 
$40

Pino Daniele

Saturday / June 9, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Pino Daniele

Pino Daniele is an influential Italian jazz-fusion guitarist. He has released 30 studio albums since 1975. Through his love for diverse musical genres (ranging from Elvis Presley to Roberto Murolo) he has created a new style all his own, a style he calls "taramblù” (so named for the way it blends tarantella and blues).
 
This is Daniele’s first Boston performance. He will be accompanied by jazz greats Rachel Z on piano, Omar Hakim on drums, Gianluca Podio on keyboard, and Solomon Dorsey on bass.

Born in Naples, Italy on March 19, 1955, self-taught guitarist Pino Daniele recorded his first album at the age of 22. From the beginning of his career, it was evident that his passion lay in rock and blues. Greatly influenced by his own cultural background, his music was a successful fusion of tradition and modernity.  

His solo debut, Terra Mia, sung in Neapolitan, was the first example of what Daniele called "taramblù," a combination of tarantella, rhumba, and blues. In 1979 his self‐titled sophomore record was released, followed by Nero a Metà in 1980, and that same year Daniele was invited to open for reggae superstar Bob Marley for his show in Milan. During the next few years the artist continued exploring his various Mediterranean, African, and Western inspirations—found in albums like Common Ground, a collaboration with American folk singer Richie Havens, and the Middle Eastern‐influenced Bonne Soirée—as well as writing soundtracks for films by Massimo Troisi.

In 1989 Daniele took a step toward greater commercial success with the release of the pop record Mascalzone Latino, followed by another deluge of albums, including 1991's Un Uomo in Blues, 1993's Che Dio Ti Benedica (which had two tracks produced by Chick Corea), 1995's Non Calpestare I Fiori Nel Deserto, 1997's Dimmi Cosa Succede Sulla Terra, and 2000's Medina.

Two years later the singer teamed up with fellow Italian stars Francesco DeGregori, Ron, and Fiorella Mannoia for a tour, captured on the appropriately titled In Tour. In 2005 Daniele released Iguana Café, another studio record. Between 2005 and 2010, Daniele released three more studio albums: Il Mio Nome e Pino Daniele e Vivo Qui, Ricomincio da 30, and Electric Jam. In 2010, Daniele released his 13th studio album, Boogie Boogie Man.

On June 24, 2011, in Salerno, Italy, Pino Daniele performed side by side with the English blues rock superstar Eric Clapton. A benefit for children's causes in Italy, the concert sold out to capacity at the Stadio di Cava de' Tirreni.

Admission: 
$60, $45, reserved seating

Daniel Rotem

Monday / July 23, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Daniel Rotem

Enjoy the unique jazz stylings of a promising young saxophone player.

In 2009, the Berklee College of Music World Tour arrived in Israel and after attending auditions, saxophonist Daniel Rotem was awarded a full-tuition scholarship.

In May 2011, Rotem started full-time studies at the Berklee College of Music towards a degree in music and jazz performance. He's spent two semesters on the school's dean's list. He has performed at the different Berklee venues with numerous ensembles, including the Rainbow Big band led by Phil Wilson; the Concert Jazz Band led by Greg Hopkins (with which he performed and was featured as a soloist in a concert featuring the great drummer Peter Erskine); and as a featured guest at a joint performance of India Arie and Israeli composer-singer Idan Raichel. 

Admission: 
Free

Laura Marling

Friday / June 15, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

English folk musician Laura Marling is touring in support of her 2011 album, A Creature I Don't Know.

Admission: 
$20, reserved seating

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