Concert

Lucy Wainwright Roche / Suzzy Roche

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

In a mother/daughter duo, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche are celebrating their first album, Fairytale and Myth, and were recently featured on NPRs Mountain Stage. Suzzy Roche is a founding member of the Roches, the much beloved trio of three sisters. Lucy Wainwright Roche will release her fourth solo recording, There’s a Last Time for Everything, in the fall of 2013.

According to NPR, Lucy Wainwright Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin. The New York native was born into an influential musical family. She rebelled against the family business by teaching elementary school for several years before getting involved in music. Since 2007, Roche has released two EPs and a studio album entitled Lucy (2010); toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe; and performed with a number of musicians, including the Indigo Girls, Neko Case, and Over the Rhine. She is known for her crystal clear voice and straightforward, funny stage presence.

Suzzy Roche, originally from Park Ridge, New Jersey, is best known for her work with the female vocal group the Roches, alongside sisters Maggie and Terre. Suzzy is the youngest of the three, and joined the act in 1977. After performing with the group professionally for more than 30 years, Roche released a few solo works, including Holy Smokes and Songs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA.

Admission: 
$17 in advance, $20 day of show, general admission

William Woronkewycz's Senior Recital

Saturday / May 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer William Woronkewycz presents his senior recital, and will perform some of his favorite songs (ranging from pieces by Led Zeppelin to Streetlight Manifesto to Herbie Hancock) with some of his good friends.  

 

Admission: 
Free

Ana Carolina

Sunday / June 23, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Ana Carolina

Mixing folk, jazz, and pop, Ana Carolina is one of Brazil's most popular artists. As a singer, songwriter, arranger, and instrumentalist, Ana Carolina will perform her greatest hits as she stops in Boston on her second U.S. tour. A Latin Grammy nominee, Carolina has released numerous platinum albums. She has collaborated with artists such as John Legend, Seu Jorge, Maria Gadú, Maria Bethania, Roberta Sá, and Totonho Villeroy, among others.

Admission: 
$99, $89, $75.50, 69.50; reserved seating

Clear To You: Erik Clear's Senior Recital

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Saxophonist Erik Clear showcases his original songs and covers of artists including Dave Koz, Walter Beasley, Kings of Leon, and more. Clear's style contains elements of straight-ahead smooth jazz, rock, electronic, and pop music, all blended together by the saxophone.

Admission: 
Free

Yuh-Ting Dai

Friday / May 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Yuh-Ting Dai gives his first Berklee recital, featuring compositions of Sonny Rollins, Kenny Burrell, Horace Silver, and more.

Admission: 
Free

Vivi and the Peacocks

Thursday / June 6, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Veronika Anna Morscher

Berklee alumna and Austria native jazz singer Veronika Anna Morscher has returned to Boston to record her first EP of original music and to perform with her friends from Berklee. Veronika grew up in Lauterach, Austria, where she began to take saxophone, piano, and voice lessons around the age of 13. She attended various workshops and entered jazz competitions throughout Europe. After graduating from high school, she moved to Boston to pursue a degree in professional music at Berklee College of Music. Upon graduating from Berklee, she moved back to Vienna to start her master’s degree in vocal performance at the Konservatorium Wien.

Admission: 
Free

Francisco Ruiz

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Francisco Ruiz

 

Hailing from Ecuador, talented singer Francisco Ruiz is fluent in a wide range of styles including pop, salsa, and reggaeton. A dual contemporary writing and production/performance major at Berklee College of Music, Ruiz has been a part of several Ecuadorian groups, including the rock/pop outfit Vox Lumini and the vocal ensemble Clone. He has also participated in independent projects such as a Dave Matthews tribute band, Satellite, the IMC Big Band, and the Salsa Orchestra of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Before attending Berklee, Ruiz received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Conservatorio Sergei Rachmaninov in Ecuador. In addition to voice, his studies also include piano and guitar.

Listen to music from Francisco Ruiz here.

Admission: 
Free

Francisco Ruiz

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Francisco Ruiz

 

Hailing from Ecuador, talented singer Francisco Ruiz is fluent in a wide range of styles including pop, salsa, and reggaeton. A dual contemporary writing and production/performance major at Berklee College of Music, Ruiz has been a part of several Ecuadorian groups, including the rock/pop outfit Vox Lumini and the vocal ensemble Clone. He has also participated in independent projects such as a Dave Matthews tribute band, Satellite, the IMC Big Band, and the Salsa Orchestra of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Before attending Berklee, Ruiz received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Conservatorio Sergei Rachmaninov in Ecuador. In addition to voice, his studies also include piano and guitar.

 

Listen to music from Francisco Ruiz here.

Admission: 
Free

Chroma

Thursday / September 26, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Marriott Courtyard Kendall Square
Cambridge
MA
United States
02239
Chroma
Chroma

Jazz quintet Chroma presents original compositions featuring a modern yet accessible sound with its roots in groove. Formed at Berklee College of Music, Chroma is comprised of Brian Plautz (saxophone), Alex Conroy (guitar), Joel Hill (piano), Brian Benton (bass), and Matt Raphaelian (drums). Emphasizing melody and emotion, Chroma’s music is featured on Jazz Revelation Records’ 2013 release and is showcased on the quintet's independent release, Pentameter.

Listen to samples of Chroma’s music here, and/or see this video:

Admission: 
Free

John Egizi

Thursday / August 22, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Marriott Courtyard Kendall Square
Cambridge
MA
United States
02239
John Egizi

John Egizi plays trombone and bass, composes and arranges music, and has performed at the White House with artists such as Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and Maceo Parker. Egizi, who plans on releasing his debut solo project before graduating from Berklee College of Music, works as a copyist/arranger for Onyx Productions and as a core music tutor for Berklee. He has performed at the Monterey, North Sea, Toronto, Montreal, and Playboy jazz festivals.

Before earning a presidential scholarship to attend Berklee, Egizi commuted more than two hours each way to begin his music education at L.A. County High School for the Arts. At Berklee, Egizi focuses on Performance/Electronic Projection and Design and he has continued to perform with a wide variety of artists, including Bilal, Peter Erskine, and George Garzone. In this video, Egizi discusses what receiving the presidential scholarship to attend Berklee has meant to him:

Admission: 
Free

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