Concert

Namkyeong Im: A Tribute to George Duke

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Namkyeong Im and band present a musical tribute to the late George Duke.

Admission: 
Free

Qantara Berklee

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

“Qantara,” which means “arch” in Arabic, brings to life Simon Shaheen’s vision for the unbridled fusion of Arab, Turkish, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music. This perfect alchemy allows music to transcend the boundaries of genre and geography. Come enjoy this brilliant, beautiful, and moving music.

Admission: 
Free

Byungseok Beau Lee Senior Recital

Wednesday / October 2, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Byungseok Beau Lee presents a recital of originals and covers titled, "Friends, Let's Play Before I Go."

Admission: 
Free

Ruben Carles

Wednesday / October 2, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Ruben Carles

Bassist Ruben Carles and his quintet perform jazz infused with Spanish, American folk, African, Latin, and Brazilian influences.

Admission: 
Free

Warren Wolf and Wolfpack

Wednesday / March 5, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Warren Wolf

New York's WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM and NPRmusic proudly present year three of The Checkout - Live at Berklee. Critically acclaimed, New York-based performers return to their Berklee roots and perform for the world from Boston's Cafe 939. Tonight's concert features Warren Wolf on vibes and marimba, Tim Green on saxophone, Alex Brown on piano, Kris Funn on bass, and Billy Williams Jr. on drums.  

See the action in person, streamed live worldwide at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on NPRmusic.org, or hear it in New York on WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM or on wbgo.org. You can also listen to every show anytime after its airdate at Checkoutjazz.org and NPRmusic.org.

Tickets

Admission: 
$10, $5 with college I.D., general admission

Federico Aubele / Leif Vollebekk

Wednesday / November 6, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Federico Aubele
Leif Vollebekk

Federico Aubele's haunting signature sound, with its precise beats, scattered bandoneon samples, and dark atmospherics, can be described as cinematic, tripped-out, tango-infused instrumental music. "I always loved instrumental music. From Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother, to Piazzolla's album Pulsacionto Baden Powell's Afro Sambas to Boards of Canada. When there are no lyrics, a barrier is lifted and the music connects directly to other areas of your subconscious, often with emotions that are hard to put into words."

Patiently crafted over two years in his Brooklyn studio, Aubele's new album, 5, takes you into that room. And you don't want to leave. You want to dive into that narcotic sway and remain there. Aubele works alone, like a fisherman waiting for the tide, painstakingly, making sure every sound marries other elements on the track.

Leif Vollebekk spent two years searching for perfect takes. This search took him from his home in Montreal to a studio in Manhattan, from a farmhouse in Woodstock, New York, to a mansion outside Paris. The result is a dusty, polished, new, and old record called North Americana

North Americana took years to make. “All this time,” Vollebekk says, “trying to get one take.” But the result is beautiful, alive, human—shambling ballads, noisy folk songs, and vivid portraits of a 27-year-old’s watercolor life. “I feel like I created a record from 1970-something that no one’s heard before,” Vollebekk says. “I’m haggard and this record is all I got.”

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission

Nigel Tay: Good Intentions, Good Executions

Friday / September 27, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Nigel Tay, a singer-songwriter from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, gives an hour-long performance of R&B and pop music that includes both covers and original compositions. 

Admission: 
Free

Jay Stolar / Secret Someones

Friday / November 8, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Jay Stolar
Secret Someones

Jay Stolar is a soul singer with an impressive arsenal of heart-gripping songs. Extremely active in the New York City music scene, Stolar’s live performances hearken back to the early days of R&B, when it was an artist’s job to connect to every person in the room. 

Secret Someones is the new project from established New York City singer-songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, and Hannah Winkler, who are joined by powerhouse drummer and multi-instrumentalist Zach Jones. Emphasizing songwriting excellence, Secret Someones draws inspiration from the likes of Weezer, Talking Heads, and Tom Petty. Loud, fun, and catchy as hell, Secret Someones are collectively bringing it, and they’re just getting started.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Video Game Music Choir Opening Event

Monday / September 30, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A group of 18 vocalists from Berklee's Video Game Music Choir sing a selection of student-made arrangements from both classic and current video games.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Gonzalez: DAN

Friday / September 27, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Daniel Gonzalez, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Mexico City, will be performing originals for the first time at Berklee, with a special blend of funk/electro-rock styles, plus an eclectic selection of songs covering Daft Punk, Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, and more.

Admission: 
Free

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