Concert

Jenn Allen Senior Recital / JWC at the BPC

Tuesday / January 31, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15 p.m., trumpet player, composer, arranger, and thinker Jenn Allen presents her senior performance recital with special guests.

At 9:15 p.m., Jazz Writers' Collective, a collaborative six-horn jazz band, will present a selection of originals and arrangements written by its members. Contributing composers, arrangers, and players represent some of the best talent from the writing and performing divisions at Berklee. Led by founding JWC member, senior Lorenzo Carrano. Admission: Free

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Karmin to Appear on SNL

Saturday / February 11, 2012 / 10:30 p.m.
NBC-TV
United States
Karmin

"Swag pop" duo Karmin, featuring 2008 alumni Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, will be the musical guests on the February 11 episode of Saturday Night Live. Actress/musician Zooey Deschanel will host. 

Karmin's cover of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" went viral on YouTube last spring. Ever since the duo has been making headlines with covers of pop smashes and a debut album with original songs is due out next month.

Watch more video:

Questlove of the Roots talks about Karmin

Karmin performs with the Roots

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Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performs Battleship Potemkin

Friday / March 9, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington
DC
United States
20566
Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)

Under the direction of Emmy-nominated film composer and Berklee Professor Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America) the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) composes and performs an original score for a classic silent film each semester. The ten-piece orchestra is conducted in performance by the score's student composers, live-to-picture, in a musical and visual tour de force. 

See film trailer (with legacy Meisel score).

Battleship Potemkin is routinely placed among the top ten films in the history of cinema. The newly struck 35mm print is the result of a painstaking, 20-year restoration, making even more evident its position as one of the most influential films of all time. With a BSFO performance of their new score, Potemkin received a five-minute standing ovation this past December from a sellout audience at the historic Coolidge Corner Theater, Brookline, Massachusetts. 

Each year, the Conservatory Project presents America's greatest music conservatories to the public, in the Kennedy Center, free of charge. This performance will mark Berklee's ninth consecutive year presenting its best students as part of the series.

Showtime is 6:00 pm, in the Terrace Theater, and while no ticket is required, these performances often exceed capacity.  So early arrival is encouraged.

 

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Mostacho Experiment / Felix Martin Trio

Wednesday / February 8, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

At 8:15 p.m., Costa Rican composer and arranger Andrés Marín presents a compilation of his work, covering pop, rock, fusion, Latin, and jazz styles, and including vocal and instrumental pieces for small band format.

At 9:15 p.m., Felix Martin presents highly complex composition in the style of progressive rock, electronic, jazz, and fusion, with special arrangements for the V-drums and other surprises.

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Spring 2012 Clubs Showcase

Monday / January 30, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A showcase of student clubs at Berklee, featuring Pitch Slapped, Point of Departure, the Video Game Music Choir, and hosted by the Y Chromotones. The evening is sponsored by the Student Activities Center.

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

Berklee@midem

Sunday / January 29, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Morrison's Irish Pub
10 rue Teisseire
Cannes, France
FR
United States
06400
Julia Easterlin

Berklee College of Music comes to Midem to present an array of musical talents as rich and varied as the college's history as the world's largest school for contemporary music. Versatile singer-songwriter, vocalist, music technologist, and recent Berklee alumna Julia Easterlin will present her definitively unique style with a loop machine. Noted composer, producer, and Berklee visiting professor Javier Limón, a Grammy Award– and seven-time Latin Grammy Award–winner, will represent Berklee's Mediterranean Music Institute with flamenco pianist and recent Berklee alumna Ariadna Castellanos and vocalist Tamara. And Mercury-prize nominee Zoe Rahman brings her trio for a set that promises what one jazz reviewer referred to as "all the punch, pith and sheer verve of the Rahman live act" to Cannes for this exclusive live show.

The music starts at 8:00 p.m., with a special Berklee alumni pre-party at 6:30. p.m.

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Javier Colón: Come Through for You Tour

Friday / February 3, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Javier Colón

Javier Colón is best known for winning NBC's The Voice. Featuring Ernie Halter.

Due to recent promotional commitments and responsibilities, Javier Colón is forced to move his headline tour to February 2012. Tickets for the original show date will be honored for the new show date on Feb 3, 2012.

If you are unable to attend the performance on the rescheduled date, please contact the Berklee Performance Center Box Office during business hours.

Admission: 
$75 (includes meet and greet and signed CD), $39.50, $29.50, reserved seating

BGJI Jazz Masters Series featuring John Patitucci

Tuesday / January 31, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
John Patitucci, performing at the RegattaBar on January 31, with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is proud to present this series of concerts featuring some of world's most talented emerging artists. Each of these concerts will be dedicated to the music of the artist in residence the group is working with at that time. Tonight's program will feature John Patitucci and his music.

Acoustic bassist John Patitucci has performed throughout the world and as a studio musician with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Wynton Marsalis, Astrud and Joao Gilberto, Joao Bosco, and Dori Caymmi. Since 1985, his many recordings with Chick Corea, Aeos Elektric Band, and Akoustic Band, his six solo recordings for GRP Records, and his subsequent recordings have put him at the forefront of the jazz world and brought him worldwide acclaim, as well as two Grammy Awards and over fifteen Grammy nominations. Patitucci is professor of jazz studies at the City College of New York and a frequent clinician and guest lecturer at schools around the world. He is currently touring with his trio in support of his latest recording, Remembrance, which features saxophone genius Joe Lovano and drum virtuoso Brian Blade.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
$20

Close Encounters Helsinki & St. Petersburg

Monday / January 30, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Helsinki Pop and Jazz Conservatory
Arabiiankatu 2
Helsinki
United States
00560

Berklee students perform in Helsinki and St. Petersburg as part of the Close Encounters Festival.

The Samantha Schultz Trio, composed of current Berklee students Samantha Schultz (vocals/guitar), Trey Macias (hand percussion), and Alexander Toth (bass) will be performing at venues in Helsinki, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia as part of the Close Encounters festival the week of January 30. This opportunity is in collaboration with bands from the Berklee International Network partners the Pop & Jazz Conservatory, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences - Degree Program in Pop and Jazz Music, and Music Academy International, as well as institutions elsewhere in Helsinki and St. Petersburg.

Close Encounters Helsinki & St. Petersburg is a new music festival that offers a multicultural venue for ambitious young musicians and their fresh ideas—breaking boundaries between musical genres and nations. The festival takes place simultaneously at prominent venues in Helsinki and St. Petersburg with participants from Finland, Russia, the United States, France, Canada, and Germany. Close Encounters is a statement against strict borders both in music and in life, gathering people and music together in an open, creative environment.

In addition to their own shows the musicians will create new music together in international groups during the festival, with performances on Thursday and Friday. The festival program is as diverse as its participants and includes gypsy jazz, experimental electronica, melancholic rock, folk-pop, singer-songwriter material, soul, and R&B.

The whole program, time tables, and information on the performers and venues can be found at closeencounters.fi/en/festival.

Admission: 
5–10 Euros

Shannon Allen / Christina Brehm / Mike Hubbard

Thursday / January 26, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Shannon Allen came to Berklee College of Music in 2009 from Cleveland, Ohio to become a songwriter and realized that she already had the skills, but that she just needed to find her voice. Her version of pop/rock is catchy hooks coupled with energetic and engaging shows. Having just finished her first album, Crazy, in December, she is excited to perform her new tracks at the show.   

Christina Brehm is a singer-songwriter from Texas whose catchy melodies and biting lyrics are written with undeniable conviction. She's got a gift for pop writing, a knack for country, and a passion for blues. Her songwriting skills, paired with a powerfully unique voice, are simply a force to be reckoned with.

Mike Hubbard is a singer-songwriter from Reading, PA. A recent magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in songwriting, Hubbard has just released his much-anticipated EP featuring six of his most highly praised songs. He is also a current member of the renowned professional a cappella group the Hyannis Sound. Hubbard's playing experience ranges from large venues like the Berklee Performance Center to much more intimate spaces like restaurants in the city of Boston, private parties, and churches all over Cape Cod. Although pop-rock music is his passion, while at Berklee Hubbard was a winner of the Curtain Up musical theater writing contest for his song "Unforgettable Night," cowritten by Nicky Roode. His versatile playing style on multiple instruments and personal, emotionally charged lyrics have garnered praise from Berklee professors and students alike. With his band, Hubbard will be performing throughout the next year in Boston and the surrounding areas to promote his new record.

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