Performance

Dejehan Hamilton

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
950 Providence Highway
Dedham
MA
02026

Dejehan “Luckystickz” Hamilton is one of the premier steelpan percussionists in Canada. Of Jamaican and Trinidadian descent, he was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and has performed with such music legends as Harry Belafonte.

Music has given Hamilton the opportunity to travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the United States, and different parts of Canada. When not performing, he uses motivational speaking to engage youth in a proactive manner. He is the first Canadian on scholarship to attend Berklee for steelpan.

 
Admission: 
Free

Josu Ortiz Latin Jazz Trio

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Josu Ortiz Latin Jazz Trio is a mix of different Latin influences, and its members each contribute a separate style to its sound. The keyboardist, Josu Ortiz, is from Venezuela; the bassist, Lihi Eshel, is from Israel; and the drummer, Juan Felipe Mejia, is from Colombia. 

Admission: 
Free

Luis D'Elias Trio

Thursday / May 15, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110

Luis D'Elias is a Venezuelan composer, guitarist, arranger, and producer who creates and shares original music influenced by his home country. Luis has worked in areas as diverse as musical theater, pop, film scoring, and Latin jazz. He is working on his first solo recording, which features Venezuelan music infused with rock, contemporary jazz, and classical music, painting a landscape of music firmly grounded in Venezuelan traditions but with a vision of the future.

Admission: 
Free

3 Sudacas

Saturday / September 6, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
950 Providence Highway
Dedham
MA
02026

3 Sudacas is a trio composed of Esther Rojas from Colombia on bass, Marianella Rojas from Venezuela on voice and percussion, and Eduardo Mercuri from Brazil on guitar. The trio fuses traditional music from their native countries with jazz harmony and pop elements, creating a sound that is subtle and fresh. 

The members met at Berklee College of Music two years ago and have been playing together ever since. They were part of the band that played with Alejandro Sanz, the winner of three Grammy Awards and 16 Latin Grammys, at the Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas in November 2013. Mercuri is a guitarist, mandolinist, composer, and arranger who graduated in 2014 with a major in performance. Esther Rojas, the second sudaca, is currently majoring in contemporary writing and production. The last sudaca, Nella Rojas, who lends a jazzy and pop sound to the group with her vocals, is majoring in both vocal performance and contemporary writing and production.

3 sudacas is currently working on its first album, which is expected to be released in 2015.

Admission: 
Free

Tom Zmuda

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
950 Providence Highway
Dedham
MA
02026

Tom Zmuda is a contemporary saxophonist and a recent Berklee College of Music graduate. Influenced by jazz, R&B, soul, and funk, Tom exudes a thorough passion for groove-based music. Originally from New Jersey, Tom Zmuda has performed extensively in Philadelphia and through most of the tri-state area. He has played up and down the East Coast and as far away as Orlando. Tom has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Marion Meadows, Will Brock, Derrick Hodge, Barbara Walker Jr., Barbara D. Mills, Irma Seleman, and many more. This performance feature Neal Rosenthal on trumpet.

 

 

 

 
Admission: 
Free

Jacinta Clusellas Trio

Thursday / June 19, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110
Jacinta Clusellas

Since Jacinta Clusellas arrived at Berklee College of Music, she has been performing with musicians from all around the world, participating in many ensembles, recitals, recording sessions, and concerts inside and outside the school. She performs in different styles and brings together jazz and Argentinean folkloric music. She performed at the Boston Book Festival, the Fall 2012 Convocation Concert, Women Musicians Network Concert, and Women of the World: “Koloro,” sharing the stage with women musicians the world over. 

 

In spring 2013, Clusellas received the John LaPorta Award from the performance division for outstanding musicianship. She is currently majoring in performance and contemporary writing and production, and she has been studying with Mick Goodrick, Jim Kelly, Mark White, Tim Miller, Ed Tomassi, Neal Smith, Leo Blanco, Annette Philip, David Gilmore, David Johnson, Bruno Raberg, and many other inspiring teachers.

Jacinta Clusellas Group brings together sounds from Argentina in a unique, contemporary context, combining Latin grooves with jazz influences. This group will present a collection of original compositions and arrangements. The band features an international cast that includes some of the most exciting young talents at Berklee.

 

Admission: 
Free

Jacinta Clusellas Trio

Tuesday / June 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110
Jacinta Clusellas

Since Jacinta Clusellas arrived at Berklee College of Music, she has been performing with musicians from all around the world, participating in many ensembles, recitals, recording sessions, and concerts inside and outside the school. She performs in different styles and brings together jazz and Argentinean folkloric music. She has appeared at the Boston Book Festival, the Fall 2012 Convocation Concert, Women Musicians Network Concert, and Women of the World: “Koloro,” sharing the stage with women musicians from all around the world.

 

In spring 2013, Clusellas received the John LaPorta Award from the performance division for outstanding musicianship. She is currently majoring in performance and contemporary writing and production, and she has been studying with Mick Goodrick, Jim Kelly, Mark White, Tim Miller, Ed Tomassi, Neal Smith, Leo Blanco, Annette Philip, David Gilmore, David Johnson, Bruno Raberg, and many other inspiring teachers.

Jacinta Clusellas Group brings together sounds from Argentina in a unique, contemporary context, combining Latin grooves with jazz influences. This group will present a collection of original compositions and arrangements. The band features an international cast that includes some of the most exciting young talents at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Night at the Pops with Melissa Etheridge

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Melissa Etheridge

Grammy- and Oscar-winning American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will join the Boston Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart on June 12 and 13 for her first-ever appearances with a symphony orchestra. With these performances, Etheridge joins "The Very Best of the Boston Pops" 2014 Boston Pops season, May 7-June 14, showcasing the amazing range of music and entertainment that audiences have come to expect from "America's Orchestra" under the direction of Lockhart, at Symphony Hall.

The program will include winners of the Berklee College of Music singer-songwriter competition.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering members of the Berklee community a 20 percent discount on tickets here at bostonpops.org/berklee.

Fate and the Family Band

Sunday / August 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

Fate & the Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with some serious soul. With influences ranging from Derek Trucks and Grace Potter to Willie Nelson and the Band, Fate & the Family Band takes old school sounds and puts a new coat of paint on them. After a year of playing together, Fate & the Family Band has an EP and numerous shows under its belt. With fresh tunes, dance moves, and an inviting vibe, you'll want to join the Family. 

Admission: 
Free

Sarah McKenzie Quintet

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 9:30 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer "already in full possession of an individualistic voice," according to DownBeat magazine. Her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012, the same year she won a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music and performed at Umbria Jazz's Winter and Summer festivals. Her third release, with producer Brian Bacchus, will feature Warren Wolf and Ingrid Jensen.  

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