Concert

Lukas Pool

Sunday / June 24, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Lukas Pool

Jenna Moynihan and Lukas Pool come from completely different musical backgrounds, but when they come together musical magic occurs. Jenna, a native of Lakewood, New York, grew up playing Scottish- and Cape Breton-style fiddle and has made a name for herself as a solo artist, a member of a folk music quartet, and a much-sought-after instructor. Pool grew up in Mountain View, Arkansas playing old-time banjo, folk, and bluegrass while jamming on the town square. He also is in demand as a solo performer, plays regularly in a folk group, and teaches his craft to individuals and at national workshops. Pool is the 2011 National Old-Time Banjo Champion.

Both Moynihan and Pool attend Berklee College of Music, where they came together as a duet. Their musical styles just clicked from the start. It's been said that when they play as a duet the sounds synchronize so tightly that it becomes as one instrument, an unforgettable music experience.

Admission: 
Free

The Yesberger Band

Tuesday / June 26, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
The Yesberger Band

Like a palm tree in a Russian winter, the Yesberger Band is bringing their shine to the music scene, inspiring audiences one by one with their jazzy approach to poetry and pop. Their unique musical vision, earthly in its ideals and thick with danceability, has taken them cross-country as well as internationally with opportunities working with acts including Bobby McFerrin, Jamie Cullum, the Temptations, and the Yellowjackets along the way.

Fascinated by the world, Devon Yesberger writes songs that channel joy and light-heartedness, spinning the usual themes of life and love into unique sonic worlds with unusual interpretations. On stage, positivity comes to life with a presence that is unmatched by most young musicians, and is evidence of a strong passion for music, as well as a deep friendship between the performers and audience. This is a band that will both groove you and move you, so be sure not to miss their unforgettable live experience.

Admission: 
Free

The Yesberger Band

Thursday / June 21, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
The Yesberger Band

Like a palm tree in a Russian winter, the Yesberger Band is bringing their shine to the music scene, inspiring audiences one by one with their jazzy approach to poetry and pop. Their unique musical vision, earthly in its ideals and thick with danceability, has taken them cross-country as well as internationally with opportunities working with acts including Bobby McFerrin, Jamie Cullum, the Temptations, and the Yellowjackets along the way.

Fascinated by the world, Devon Yesberger writes songs that channel joy and light-heartedness, spinning the usual themes of life and love into unique sonic worlds with unusual interpretations. On stage, positivity comes to life with a presence that is unmatched by most young musicians, and is evidence of a strong passion for music, as well as a deep friendship between the performers and audience. This is a band that will both groove you and move you, so be sure not to miss their unforgettable live experience.

Admission: 
Free

Eleven Dollar Bills

Tuesday / June 19, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Eleven Dollar Bills

Eleven Dollar Bills have spoken with the spirits that live within the soil. They've traded stories with the sand hogs who didn't make it, and they’re riding on the crest of a monumental wave. 'Round Boston way and as far as eyes can see, the Bills have left the stages warm with locomotive passion. They bend the blues in skies above and carry tunes of loss and love. Don't wait to see them pass on by. Come see the Bills lift off and fly.

Admission: 
Free

Sounds of Venus

Saturday / June 16, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Sounds of Venus

Meet Sounds of Venus, an alternative rock band breaking the Boston music scene. Composed of five Berklee musicians, with lush male and female vocal harmonies, surging electric guitar, a solid foundation of bass, and dynamic percussion, its sound is open to limitless possibilities. Influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Bjork, and Bon Iver, its live performance cannot be missed. Their set varies from ambient soundscapes that make the crowd sway to sheer rocking energy and adrenaline. The band is a large supporter of art communities. It often welcomes visual artists to display their work and incorporate their creativity with live performances. It is currently recording their first album at the Record Company, Inc. Previous performances include the Middle East, Bonnaroo, Maxwell's, and the Chameleon Club.

Admission: 
Free

Luke Mulholland Band

Saturday / June 16, 2012 / 3:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Luke Mulholland

The Luke Mulholland Band was formed in fall 2007 and over the past couple of years has toured extensively alongside rock legends Dickey Betts, Blue Oyster Cult, and Blues Traveler, to name a few. As Berklee graduates, Luke and the band will begin touring full time with an immediate focus on the New England area. Please visit facebook.com/lukemulhollandband or myspace.com/lukemulhollandmusic for more music and tour dates.

Admission: 
Free

Canary

Saturday / June 16, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Canary

Canary is a band that has quickly grown from a brainchild to a full-fledged rock 'n' roll powerhouse unit. Drawing on influences from the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac, Canary plays classic rock with a modern flair. Its music hits you where rock 'n' roll should—straight in the gut. Made up of friends that met at Berklee College of Music, this rock 'n' roll quintet knows how to bring it hard night after night. Canary has been impressing audiences across New England with a live show dressed to kill and songs that will stick with you for a lifetime.

Admission: 
Free

Felix Peikli Quartet

Thursday / June 7, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Stree
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Felix Peikli

Born in Oslo, Norway, Felix Peikli found his way into music trough the local marching band at the age of 8. They picked out the instrument, which today seems to have been the perfect choice, a clarinet. Two years later, Peikli received a Benny Goodman recording by his grandfather. The motivation came right away after hearing the dazzling and amazing music that a clarinet could produce, and Benny Goodman became the new idol. His first performance was during a jam session at Oslo Jazz Festival in 2002. Too young to enter the bar, Peikli and his mother Une argued their way in. Unaware that celebrities like Joe Lovano were in the audience, Peikli played and was invited back the next day for his first hired gig, playing with a visiting band in the Grand Hotell the Mirror Hall.

This was motivation beyond belief, and hard practicing lay ahead, together with upcoming achievements. Peikli participated in contests such as AOM (local), OM (state), NM (national), and UKM (national) and won a series of prizes. He became a student at Barratt Dues Classical Institute of Norway and studied there with Fredrik Fors (from 2004 to 2008). He also was selected to compete on national TV and won the National Dream Prize in 2005. After that achievement, he began performing heavily, with three to four gigs a week, while still in school maintaining top grades.

Peikli has always cared about helping other people through music and has always volunteered to play for people who need it the most, playing monthly at a center for people with amnesia. He became a student at Foss Music High School in 2006 and in the same year he won the Grand Chance on national TV. After that, Peikli became a national icon and the official face fronting the art of jazz. He begun playing at national and international festivals and making international appearances (in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, U.K., and more), and Talent.no became his main sponsor in 2007, working closely with Jorn Hoel. Peikli received the Capital of Norway Honors Prize as the youngest recepiant ever in 2007, and the same year he attended Berklee College of Music's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, where he was granted a full-tuition Scholarship. He is also a recent winner of the prestigious Vandoren Emerging Artists International Contest.

In his mission to help others through his music, Peikli held a concert in 2007 in conjunction with Harry Belafonte's visit to Oslo, Norway, where all the money went to people with AIDS in the third world, raising $5,000 for that cause. In 2008 he had his Ready for Boston concert as a token of his acceptance into Berklee College of Music the same year, and came back one year later, touring Oslo with his Berklee professor Harry Skoler, playing a tribute to Benny Goodman, who would have celebrated 100 years in 2009. In August 2010, Peikli performed his first international tour as a bandleader with his group the Felix Peikli Quintet (Felix Peikli, Italo Cunha, Takeshi Ohbayashi, Justin Richey, and Jeff Fajardo) and appeared at venues such as Oslo Jazz Festival, TV2, NRK1, Rica Victoria, and more. 

Peikli began his studies at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2008 and has been fortunate to have the opportunity to study and play with/for many talented musicians and professors such as Frank Tiberi, Harry Skoler, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Leo Blanco, Greg Osby, Hal Crook, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Eddie Gomez, Aaron Goldberg, Wayne Shorter, Ralph Peterson Jr., and Ben Street. As a part of the newly founded honors program the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (directed by the world-renowned Danilo Pérez and Marco Pignataro), Peikli has had a chance to meet many wonderful musicians worldwide. In 2011 he went with the BGJI to tour New Orleans and Panama.

As of February 2011, Peikli was asked to be a sideman as a part of Ralph Peterson Jr.'s world-renowned jazz group the Ralph Peterson Fo'tet. They have performed extensively in the U.S. and recorded Ralph Peterson Jr's upcoming CD Duality Perspective, due to be released May 20, 2012.

For frequent updates, visit kingclarinet.com or myspace.com/kingclarinet.

Admission: 
Free

The Music of Grant Richards

Friday / May 11, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A celebration of another successfully completed term at Berklee with an eclectic mix of jazz and Latin styles performed by a great group of musicians.

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Ensemble Showcase: Reggae Dub Ensemble, Caribbean Music Ensemble and the Music of Pat Metheny

Friday / May 4, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Winston Maccow. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including the Reggae Dub Ensemble, Caribbean Music Ensemble and the Music of Pat Metheny.

1:30 p.m.  Winston Maccow, Reggae Dub
4:30 p.m.  Winston Maccow, Caribbean Music
6:30 p.m.  Winston Maccow, The Music of Pat Metheny

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