Concert

Daniel Rotem Quartet

Wednesday / March 13, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester
MA
United States
01608
Daniel Rotem

The Daniel Rotem Quartet (Daniel Rotem, tenor saxophone; Grant Richards, piano; Jared Henderson, bass; and Roberto Giaquinto, drums) performs for the Brown Bag Series at Mechanics Hall.

Tenor saxophonist and composer Daniel Rotem, born 1990, performed at two international events—the IAJE Annual Conference in Toronto and the SAJE in Cape Town—by the time he graduated with honors from Israel’s Thelma Yellin High School Jazz Program in 2008.

During 2009-2010 Rotem studied at the Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Tel Aviv. While at Rimon, he had the privilege to meet and perform with saxophonist David Liebman. The youngest student to reach the finals, he was awarded first place in Rimon’s Outstanding Jazz Player Competition and as a result represented Rimon at the 20th IASJ meeting in the Hague. There he had the opportunity to play in an ensemble headed by Reggie Workman.

While on summer break from Rimon, Rotem participated twice in the Siena Jazz Workshops, held in Siena, Italy. He had the opportunity to play and study with Lionel Loueke, George Garzone, Scott Colley, John Taylor, Michael Blake, Kenny Werner, Peter Bernstein, Eric Harland, Joel Frahm, and Jeremy Pelt.

He relocated to Boston in May 2011 and began full-time studies on a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music, towards a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. He has performed at different Berklee venues with numerous ensembles, including the Rainbow Band led by Phil Wilson; the Concert Jazz Band led by Greg Hopkins (with whom he performed in a concert featuring the great drummer Peter Erskine and at the JEN conference in Kentucky in January 2012); and as a featured guest at a joint performance of India.Arie and Israeli composer-singer Idan Raichel (Rotem also played at concerts with the Idan Raichel Project in Israel in 2011). Other teachers Rotem has studied and played with at Berklee include Bill Pierce, Hal Crook, George Garzone, Dave Santoro, Jim Odgren, Ed Tomassi, Tiger Okoshi, Shannon Le Claire, and Terri Lyne Carrington.

In March 2012 Rotem and his quartet recorded one of his original compositions, “Hill Workout,” for Berklee’s Jazz Revelation release Ripple Effect. Considering music a force connecting people and cultures, he decided to serve as a peer advisor, helping new students, and as a student ambassador representing Berklee.

This series is produced by WICN 90.5 FM and Mechanics Hall. WICN is a NPR station.

Admission: 
Free

Eren Basbug: Eren's Progressive Evening

Tuesday / February 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Eren Basbug and his friends are back again for even more madness. In the second episode of their progressive series, a wide range of music from Spastic Ink, Hiromi Uehara, Dream Theater, the Aristocrats, and Jordan Rudess will be featured.

 

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Unlimited: The Berklee Percussion Ensemble

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

This is the 39th annual performance by the Berklee Percussion Ensemble. Leading contemporary percussion ensemble compositions will be performed by Berklee's top percussionists led by Dean Anderson and Richard Flanagan. Composers include: Nate Daughertrey, Jon Metzger, and Michael Burritt.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI and the Liberal Arts Department Present: Composition, Improvisation, and the Visual Arts

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

For this concert, several students enrolled in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform original compositions and improvisations based on works of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and elsewhere. The concert is a final presentation of pieces that BGJI students have prepared during the dall 2012 semester in Creativity and Expression in the Arts, a class taught by liberal arts faculty member Anthony Scibilia, in conjunction with Danilo Perez, Marco Pignataro, and other Global Jazz Institute faculty members. The presentation will include musical performances by all of the students enrolled in the class (John Egizi, Zach Giberson, Jared Henderson, Hoo Kim Young, and Kabelo Witness Matlou, piano), and will be accompanied by projected images of the works of art on which the musical compositions are based.

 

Admission: 
Free

2013 Lunar New Year Concert

Saturday / February 9, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled to Thursday, March 14. Tickets for both dates will be honored. For refunds, please contact the box office by calling 617 747-2261 during business hours.

The Berklee Chinese Student Association is hosting a night of music to celebrate the 2013 Lunar New Year.  The Lunar New Year, or "Spring Festival" as it is known in China, marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of a new year on the Chinese calendar. The concert will feature a variety of music ranging from traditional Chinese folk to contemporary pop and jazz. Students from Berklee and neighboring Boston schools will perform in several different ensembles.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

The Phat Band: Lorenzo Ferrero's Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Lorenzo Palacios will conduct his big band performing two of his pieces, as well as a smaller band (four horns and rhythm section). All of the music demonstrates the abilities that Lorenzo picked up at Berklee, the influences of the music he listens to, and the people he's had the pleasure to study and work with.

Admission: 
Free

Kiwoong Choi's Recital

Thursday / March 14, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Kiwoong Choi presents his jazz quartet for his first Berklee recital. The program will include standard tunes and covers of some of the band members' favorites, based on jazz and variety of styles like cha cha, funk, and second line.

Admission: 
Free

John Lee Quartet on Standards

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer John Lee leads his quartet of Berklee musicians (both current students and alums) as they perform jazz tunes from the popular standard repertoire.

 

Admission: 
free

Jose Madrid: MDD and Other Friends

Thursday / February 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

In this recital, Jose Madrid will perform six of his piano and voice compositions, which vary from classically influenced songs to more contemporary rock and jazz fusion tunes. Madrid will self-accompany his singing on the piano, demonstrating heavy arrangements of songs relying on a single instrument. The songs were selected to portray different emotional stages of a relationship, reflecting years of work by the author. There will be two covers and a work by Berklee's own Daniel Jimenez. Guro Frydenlund will appear as a guest singer in a duet with Madrid.

Admission: 
Free

Harp Extravaganza X

Monday / February 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

The Harp Extravaganza is the annual harp recital presented by Berklee harpists. They offer original compositions, jazz standards, a Celtic set, classical solo, and chamber works, as well as a jazz harp ensemble set. Classical composers Claude Debussy (sonata for harp trio) and Israeli composer Ami Ma'Ayami will be featured. The Berklee Jazz Harp Ensemble, known as the Boston Harp Project, will offer two new arrangements with rhythm section. This is the tenth harp recital and a program you won't want to miss!

Admission: 
Free

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