Concert

Felix Peikli

Wednesday / August 22, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
City Hall Plaza
100 City Hall Plaza
Boston
MA
United States
02109
Felix Peikli

Felix Peikli, a 22-year-old clarinetist from Oslo, Norway, began uncovering his musical identity as a child when his grandfather gave him a Benny Goodman recording. He has played at festivals around the world and is a student in Berklee's Global Jazz Institute.

His first performance was at a jam session session at the Oslo Jazz Festival in 2002, when saxophonist Joe Lovano was in the audience, leading to a gig the next day with a visiting band in the Grand Hotel. Peikli won a series of prizes, became a student at Barratt Dues Classical Institute of Norway, and studied there with Fredrik Fors. He was selected to compete on Nation TV, won the National Dreamprize in 2005, and began performing several gigs per week.

He has performed at festivals and concerts in many countries, including Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, and the U.K. Peikli received the Capital of Norway Honors Prize in 2007, its youngest recipient ever. After attending Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, he earned a full-tuition scholarship.

Peikli has led his own group on two tours since enrolling at Berklee, and in 2011, was asked to be a sideman in Ralph Peterson Jr.'s jazz group, Ralph Peterson Fo'tet.

Peikli has dedicated himself to helping others through music, including efforts to raise awarness and money for battling amnesia and AIDS.

Admission: 
Free

Herego

Sunday / August 19, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Fox Point
100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester
MA
United States
02125
Herego

This folk/alt/indie/rock duo self describes as "Simon and Garfunkel meets Tim Burton meets your mother."

Erin Casey—who has performed under the name Elephant Sky—had come to a creative standstill and set out to learn what other influences the world had to offer. With hints of country resonating throughout her voice, she left the small town life she had always known and travelled to Boston, Massachusetts.

Seeking a life he had yet to experience, Chris Carlberg left the familiar world of acting he had come to know in Los Angeles in search of a musical passion he felt was calling his name. Packing up every instrument he owned, Chris drove a van across the country and landed in a New England city he had never encountered before: Boston.

Erin and Chris met and began a journey that spanned broken strings and broken relationships and first formed  a solid friendship, and then a brilliant musical duo. Like the cold nights of October, Herego is the wool sweater you pull on before walking amongst the reddened, dropping leaves; intense, yet caressing, commanding and promising. 

Admission: 
Free

Matt Savage

Sunday / August 19, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Matt Savage

Matt Savage, 20-year-old jazz pianist/composer/arranger, entered Berklee in the fall of 2009 at the age of 17. He has performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, the Today show, and NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland.

Savage tours as a solo artist and as the leader of the Matt Savage Trio. He has played at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in America (including the Blue Note, Birdland and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center). Matt's ninth and latest CD, Welcome Home, features Bobby Watson and Jeremy Pelt, among others.

He has studied with many eminent professors at Berklee, including Joanne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, Dave Samuels, Ray Santisi, and Darren Barrett.  He will graduate from Berklee in December 2012.

Admission: 
Free

Columbus

Saturday / August 18, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Columbus

Columbus is a funk/soul band with an authentic 1970s-era sound, celebrating the legacy of funk pioneers like James Brown, George Clinton, and Sly and the Family Stone. 

Blending a tight horn section, an unyieldingly solid rhythm section, and expressive vocals, Columbus guarantees to make you dance and give you a funky performance you will not forget.

Links

www.facebook.com/columbusfunk

www.reverbnation.com/columbusfunk

www.twitter.com/columbusfunk

 

Admission: 
Free

Silvina Moreno

Saturday / August 18, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
157 Fort Avenue
Salem
MA
United States
01970
Silvina Moreno

Silvina Moreno is an indie pop singer/songwriter from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The New York-based Berklee alumna performed with Jorge Drexler and Bobby McFerrin during her student days and released her debut album, Mañana, in April 2012.

In Buenos Aires, Moreno performed frequently over a ten-year period, joining a Pink Floyd tribute band when she was 16, later becoming a member of London Eye. She performed at venues such as Teatro Metro and the well-known Teatro Opera.

Moreno graduated from Berklee in May 2011. While there, she took the stage in several high-profile shows, including three commencement ceremonies in the Agganis Arena. In January 2011, Silvina sang with Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler. A month later, Moreno performed with Grammy-winning artist Bobby McFerrin as a member of a group of talented Berklee singers called the Singing Tribe.

Admission: 
Free

Mando Mashup 6: a Berklee Tribute to John McGann

Tuesday / April 17, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A night of music in honor of and tribute to John McGann, the generous genius of the mandolin, guitar, and too many other instruments to list. As a teacher, band mate and leader, author, inspiration, studio musician, humorist, father, husband and friend, McGann touched innumerable lives, and tonight's music will be offered up by a tiny portion of those across the world who are grieving his untimely passing.

Admission: 

Singers Showcase

Thursday / April 19, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. Over 100 vocalists audition each year for the chance to earn a spot on the stage, and this year 15 made it through to the second round. At the callback auditions, audience members were invited to vote for their choices and the top eight performed. The results were weighed alongside the choices of the four judges—faculty members Livingston Taylor, Ken Zambello, Donna McElroy, and Darcel Wilson. For this installment, singers will present a jukebox of pop, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, and folk tunes. 

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

 

 

Admission: 
$8, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout); $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating

Gian Marco: En Tiempo Real

Thursday / April 19, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Peruvian superstar and Latin Grammy Award-winning hit singer-songwriter Gian Marco is full of ideas. He is versatile, emotional, innovative, constantly renewing himself, and setting trends that make him unique and a true role model. As a songwriter he is responsible for some of the most celebrated songs for international artists such as Gloria Estefan, Alejandro Fernandez, Marc Anthony, Diego Torres, Emmanuel, Soraya, and Paulina Rubio. With 11 albums credited to his name and a solid 20-year experience of artistic work, he is in for an extraordinary visit to Berklee to recount his experiences and share his internationally acclaimed music. 

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Holiday Mountain

Thursday / August 16, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Holiday Mountain

Holiday Mountain was created by singer, pianist, and songwriter Laura Patino in 2010. Named after two of her great loves, Billie Holiday and the Colorado Rocky Mountains, whose beauty and sincerity have moved people throughout the ages. Patino was born in Colorado, where she was heavily influenced by the power of nature and rock 'n' roll as a young teenager. Trained in jazz and classical piano from a young age and a graduate of Berklee College of music, Patino composed songs for solo piano and voice for several years. While attending Berklee, she was fortunate enough to meet her fellow bandmates through the Boston DIY music scene, where she discovered that sometimes the most beautiful connections can happen in the dirtiest of Allston basement shows. Drummer Zander Kagle, bassist Brad Will, and guitarist Mike Simonelli all share the same core desire with Pation to make people groove hard until they have forgotten any qualms they have with existence.

Holiday Mountain incorporates reggae, indie, psychedelia, and dance styles to create a magical potion that will make even a dung beetle feel like an optimist. Their style has been described as a mixture of artists such as Man Man, Deerhoof, Andrew Bird, Santogold, M.I.A., and "the female version of Mr. Bungle."

Holiday Mountain is independently releasing their debut album, Become Who You Are, in the spring of 2012. The gang will be moving to the great city of Austin, Texas in September 2012, where they intend for their groovy sound to bloom and flourish in the Texas heat.

Admission: 
Free

Cosmodrome

Thursday / September 6, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Newbury Street League
174 Newbury Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Cosmodrome

Cosmodrome is a four-piece band whose style is a forward-thinking and eclectic blend of soul, funk, and hip-hop. The enchanting lead vocals of Madison McFerrin intertwine and lock with guitar, bass, and drums to create a sound and live show that is captivating and always groove heavy.

Cosmodrome is based out of Boston, where all of the members are currently studying at Berklee. Although the core band consists of only four members, Cosmodrome is often accompanied by a horn section with the occasional addition of special guests.

From a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members of Cosmodrome quickly became best friends during their freshman year in college. Fueled by their passion for creation and love of all music "stank face inspiring," the four began to write their own original songs, and in the late spring of 2011, Cosmodrome was born. The band has recently finished recording its first official EP and continues to write original music and perform in the Northeast. Cosmodrome is excited to share its constantly evolving and unique musical vision with all who will listen.

Cosmodrome is Madison McFerrin (vocals), Finnegan Bryan Singer (guitar), Charely Ruddell (bass), and Taylor Robinson (drums).

Admission: 
Free

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