Concert

Jesse Taitt's Music for Large Ensemble

Tuesday / April 2, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Jesse Taitt

Pianist Jesse Taitt presents a showcase of his own compositions.

Admission: 
Free

Jae Cheol Oh: Jae and the Berk Gangs

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Jae Cheol Oh

Composer, arranger, and trumpeter Jae Cheol Oh from Korea will present his senior jazz composition portfolio recital.

Admission: 
Free

Subok Lee: Nostalgia

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Subok Lee presents her original big band arrangements of original tunes and well-known jazz standards.

Admission: 
Free

Sergio Martinez Diaz's Senior Recital

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

Percussionist Sergio Martinez Diaz gives a performance of originals and standards, with world jazz and Mediterranean flavors.

Admission: 
Free

Tamara Usatova

Monday / April 8, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Vocalist Tamara Usatova presents a set of her original songs, in styles including R&B, soul, funk, jazz, and rock.

Admission: 
Free

Ji Hyun's Recital

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Ji Hyun Park and her band will perform a program of jazz, blues, and funk.

Admission: 
Free

The Stride

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Jazz/rock band the Stride performs originals and covers, ranging from jazz standards to hard rock songs to video game music.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz At The Arsenal: Berklee faculty artists: Darcel Wilson and The Rhythm & Soul Project

Monday / March 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Darcel Wilson

 

Vocalist, Darcel Wilson possesses an engaging sound that is powerful and expressive.

Since the age of fifteen, she has lent her talents to noteworthy projects.

She has worked with Branford Marsalis, Paul Simon, Mark (Marky Mark) Wahlberg,

Walter Beasley, Fatwall Jack, Brad Delp (lead singer of Boston,) Armsted

Christian, Keith Robinson (with Metropolis,) and with Producer Dan Serafini.

She also served as Lead Session Singer and Vocal Arranger for the Broadway show

“Brooklyn, The Musical” with writers Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson. Darcel

ventured to Germany to coach German singer Ute Schoenherr, and provided vocal

production services on recording sessions in London and Los Angeles.

Darcels voice can be heard on a multitude of radio and television jingles. Credits

include CVS, McDonalds, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Filenes Basement, The WB

Network, Comcast Cable, Sprint,The Boston Herald and Many more…

Darcel co-wrote and sang on a song for the Arthritis Foundation as well. The song,

produced by George Duke, was recorded in Los Angeles at OHenry and LeGonks.

Other performers included Jeffery Osborne, Deniece Williams, Phillip Bailey,

Chante Moore, Sheila E., Boney James, Everett Harp, Lori Perri, Howard Hewitt,

Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore, Lynn Fiddemont, and many others.

Since 1998, Darcel has worked as an instructor of Theory, Ensembles, and Voice for the

City Music Saturday Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston,

Massachusetts. She devoted nine summers to the College as a full time faculty member

in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program before joining the Ear Training

faculty in 2006.

Recently, Darcel has been very active on the international front. In 2007, she traveled

to Kobe and Nagoya, Japan as a performing clinician at Koy Conservatory. In early

2008, she accompanied Berklee College of Music for a Vocal Summit in Frieburg

Germany with fellow faculty Donna McElroy, Bob Stoloff and Dennis

Montgomery.  In Puerto Rico, Darcel taught at the Heineken Jazz Festival.

Recent Performances include The Rhythm and Soul Project in Hawaii, Teaching

seminars and performance in Valencia, Spain.

Admission: 
$20 adults/$18 members/$15 students

Eduardo Mercuri

Thursday / March 28, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Daniel Florencio

Guitarist Eduardo Mercuri presents his new quintet in a night of modern Brazilian music.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday / April 3, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Francisco Noya will present its spring concert on Wednesday, April 3 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. The concert will feature selections from Serge Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez and Symphonic Poem No. 1 by Aaron Gage, a recent Berklee graduate and winner of the 2012 Berklee Composition Competition.

The second half of the program will feature the Berklee Global Jazz Institute artists Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Adam Cruz. Pianist Danilo Pérez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival. In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. Perez will be performing selections from his recording Across the Crystal Sea with the orchestra. World-renowned jazz bassist and Berklee faculty member John Patitucci will perform his pieces Voyager and Communion with the orchestra. Patitucci has performed with many jazz greats, such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Chick Corea and is considered one of the greatest jazz bassists of his generation. Sax master Joe Lovano will perform songs from his Celebrating Sinatra album with his wife, Judi Silvano. Longtime Berklee associate Adam Cruz will join the ensemble on drums.

Admission: 
Free

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