Concert

Amanda Andrews: A2the3

Friday / June 28, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Amanda Andrews presents her senior jazz composition recital. Andrews was drawn to the guitar at an early age and was influenced by the jazz-rock arrangements of Frank Zappa, among others.

Admission: 
Free

Ella Joy Meir

Friday / June 14, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist and pianist Ella Joy Meir presents an improvisational journey, titled "Sewing Skylines to Shores," that will showcase her skills as a songwriter, composer, and arranger. Her music combines different styles, including jazz, folk, rock, and world music.

Listen to her original music here.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider

Monday / June 3, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This performance will feature the music of the Grammy Award-wining jazz composer Maria Schneider. With their true respect to Schneider's artistic achievements, three Berklee students majoring in jazz composition will present their new arrangement, performed by four vocalists and 12 other great instrumentalists. Mark Walker, a Berklee professor and renowned drummer in contemporary/world jazz and scene, is also featuring for host drummer Jinho Choi's composition, dedicated to Schneider.

Admission: 
Free

Aubrey Johnson Sextet

Tuesday / July 30, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Aubrey Johnson Sextet will perform Johnson’s original compositions and arrangements with strong folk, jazz, and Brazilian influences. The music performed will be recorded in August and released by the Inner Circle Music label in early 2014. The group’s instrumentation includes voice, alto/soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, violin, piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: 
Free

Mika Ella Lorch: Songs and Serenades

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Mika Ella Lorch, Riley Boone, Phil Stanley, Dave Becker and Andres Fonseca bring you folky, original songs with a touch of electric guitar, soulful piano, and heartfelt lyrics.

Listen to some of Lorch's original music here.

Admission: 
Free

Reignwolf / DJ Carbo

Wednesday / June 5, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Reignwolf
Admission: 
$10, general admission

Vanisha Gould

Thursday / September 5, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Marriott Courtyard Kendall Square
Cambridge
MA
02239
Vanisha Gould

Vanisha Gould, a 21-year-old jazz vocalist and composer from Simi Valley, California, is currently finishing her senior year at Berklee. Her father, a jazz flutist, and her mother, a vocalist, made sure that she and her brother were always surrounded by music.

Gould attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for one semester before her family moved to Cedar Hill, Texas. She completed her high school education at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she was a member of the Lab Singers and the school’s Jazz Combo. During her senior year of high school, she was a finalist for the Grammy Vocal Jazz Ensemble and went to Miami as an NFAA YoungArts finalist for vocal jazz.

In addition to these accomplishments, she was awarded a scholarship to Berklee, where she has performed with professor Ron Savage, Grace Kelly, and Grammy Award-winner Terri Lyne Carrington. She was also the second vocalist to be in Berklee’s prestigious Global Jazz Institute, studying under Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, David Gilmore, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, and Marco Pignataro.

After earning her degree in professional music from Berklee, she plans to move to New York at the end of the year to further pursue her career as a composer and performer.

Admission: 
Free

Tammy Ying: Third Time's a Charm

Thursday / July 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Tammy Ying

This is the third and final installment in Tammy Ying's senior recital series at Berklee. Ying and her band will be performing an array of originals songs and covers in the genres of jazz, rock, funk, fusion, pop, and R&B.

Watch Ying play keys on a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Pusher Love Girl" below:

Admission: 
Free

Gail McArthur's Connections

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Faculty saxophonist Gail McArthur leads Connections jazz quartet. A special guest will perform McArthur's original modern jazz/fusion compositions. Featuring Baron Browne (Vital Information, Jean-Luc Ponty, Billy Cobham) on electric bass.

Admission: 
Free

Best of... Jazz Arranging Online

Monday / July 29, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This performance will feature the arrangements of the Berkleemusic online Jazz Arranging class, taught by Berklee faculty member/trumpeter Brian Lewis. The ensemble will feature some of Berklee's finest students and faculty, with some guest artists as well.

Admission: 
Free

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