Concert

Gary Burton

Friday / September 27, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Scullers Jazz Club
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston
MA
02134
Gary Burton Quartet

Gary Burton, a Grammy Award-winning vibraphone player, has received a total of 15 Grammy nominations. DownBeat magazine gave him their "Jazzman of the Year" award in 1968, making him the youngest artist ever to receive that honor. Burton studied at the Berklee College of Music for two consecutive years, and afterward started worked with George Shearing and, later, Stan Getz. Currently, Burton is touring this year in Europe and the United States, and will be releasing his second CD, Guided Tour, with the New Gary Burton Quartet, this August.

Admission: 
Show: $30 Dinner and Show: $70

Lindi Ortega / Brett Detar / Ryan Schmidt

Tuesday / October 22, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Lindi Ortega
Brett Detar
Ryan Schmidt

Armed with an inimitable, irresistible singing voice, Canadian songstress Lindi Ortega decided to relocate to Music City from her native Toronto to birth her brand new musical offspring, Cigarettes & Truckstops.

With a heart bursting with creative ambition, American Songwriter magazine calls Ortega “the love child of Johnny Cash and Nancy Sinatra.” Watch a music video for Ortega’s “Cigarettes & Truckstops” here:

 

On his album Bird in the Tangle, Brett Detar takes listeners on an authentic roots journey into the darkest depths of wanderlust and loneliness. Watch Detar perform a song from the album, “Empty House on a Famous Hill,” here:

Ryan Schmidt delivers a hook-laden gem with his full-length debut album, Black Sheep, Run. Watch Schmidt perform an original song, “September,” here:

Admission: 
$12, general admission

SHEL / Amy Allen

Tuesday / October 15, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
SHEL
Amy Allen

SHEL is Sarah, Hannah, Eva, and Liza, four classically trained musicians who happen to be sisters. From the artist colony of Fort Collins, Colorado, SHEL is sophisticated and youthful, emotional and lighthearted, classic and eccentric. SHEL’s engaging live show is marked with a prodigy’s creativity and a veteran’s instinct for entertaining. Audiences are delighted by SHEL’s unique sound and their self-composed songs have been called “wonderfully weird and impossible to describe.”

Growing up in a musical household and encouraged by their father, a respected Fort Collins musician, the sisters first appeared on stage as his backing band. After years of performing together and releasing EPs, SHEL has released its debut full-length studio album, which was co-produced with six-time Grammy-winner Brent Maher.

The band has attracted the attention of media outlets such as NPR’s eTown Live, Echoes, MTV, CMT and ABC Family’s “On The Rise.” SHEL has graced the stages of Lilith Fair, “Yo Gabba Gabba” Live tour, Four Corners Folk Festival, Folk Alliance, Music City Roots, and SXSW. SHEL’s music has also been featured in television commercials for Splenda and Glade.

Watch the music video for SHEL's “The Man Who Was the Circus” here:

Amy Allen is a singer-songwriter from South Portland, Maine whose sound has been described as “reminiscent of Norah Jones and Taylor Swift.” In 2010, she released her first EP, Honey, which won the Portland Phoenix’s “Best New Act,” and “Best New Vocalist” awards, and in 2011 she released her second EP, Neptune, which received four stars in the Portland Press Herald. She has appeared on the second season of NBC’s “The Voice” and has now released her third EP, Other Side of Somewhere, produced by John Painter.

Watch the music video for Amy Allen's “Love Fool” here:

 

Admission: 
$8 in advance, $10 day of show, general admission

Beatie Wolfe / Katrin / Danielle Miraglia

Saturday / October 5, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Beatie Wolfe

Pioneering young talent Beatie Wolfe mixes retro and futuristic sounds on her debut album, 8ight, by combining a vinyl launch with a 3D interactive album release. For the production on 8ight, Wolfe collaborated with leading tech wizards in the U.S., ensuring she’s the very first musician in the world to release her album as a 3D interactive album. This bold, innovative release unites great music with a new tangible art form and has won the young artist much critical acclaim and international coverage. 

"Beatie Wolfe is one of the most exciting voices in British music. Her powerful vocals, retro medleys and lyrics make her sound instantly recognizable. Until now, she’s been a well-kept secret. But that’s all about to change, for yesterday she launched her debut album 8ight – and very fine it is, too. Rich, smooth, velvety–yes, it sounds like a fine claret, but somehow that’s an apt comparison. It’s so full-bodied it’s practically 3D. If this is the future of music, we want in," The Gentleman's Journal writes. Watch a 2D music video for Wolfe's "Lied" here:

Ever the hard worker, Katrin is about to reach a new level. She built a solid reputation through three albums produced in the Boston area, but her new record was made in Woodstock and marks a quantum leap into the national spotlight for this singer-songwriter. Watch Katrin perform "Enough" in the music video below:

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong, steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, and harmonica. Danielle's latest release, Box of Troubles, is a bare-bones expression of all of these components. It explores the highs and lows that life has to offer and has already received rave reviews. The Alternate Root magazine writes, “Danielle Miraglia’s guitar work keeps Delta traditions alive. Vocally, Danielle’s voice digs in, twisting within the delivery, seeming to break but more likely soaring before the fall.” Miraglia has also played the Sunset Jazz Club in Paris and won a songwriting award from the Mountain Stage NewSong Festival.

 
 
 
Admission: 
$8 in advance, $10 day of show, general admission

Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Bailey

Monday / September 30, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Victor Wooten

Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass, with special guest drummer Derico Watson. Aside from their collective work as solo artists, they have underpinned some of the greatest recordings and tours of the last three decades. Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, SMV, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull are but a few of their career collaborators.

From deep pocket grooves to textured pyrotechnics, Berklee faculty member Victor Bailey, Berklee artist-in-residence John Patitucci, Berklee Summer Bass Workshop director Victor Wooten, and Berklee Bass Department chair Steve Bailey will make it a night to remember.

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

Body Music in Boston: Closing Concert

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

From the tundra to the tropics, artists from around the globe will snap, clap, step, and sing artful music you can see and dance you can hear as Berklee and Wellesley College bring body music to Boston for a series of events culminating in this final concert. Artistic Director Keith Terry, pioneer of contemporary body music, offers a deeply visceral, cross-cultural conversation that only the world’s oldest instrument—the body—can reach.

The Wall Street Journal says the result is “like visiting an anatomical carnival, where hands, feet, fingers, bellies, rumps, and mouths engage in an endless musical ballet.” A question-and-answer session will follow the performance. Click here for a complete list of Body Music in Boston events.

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

Clara C / Aijia

Thursday / October 10, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Clara C
Aijia

Clara C has performed her unique blend of folk/pop/rock at renowned venues such as the White House Department of Education, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Shrine Auditorium. Her young career has already included performances in front of crowds of 18,000 people, two albums, and three sold-out nationwide tours in North America and Asia. She has also received placements in movies, commercials, and on TV networks such as Showtime, ABC Family, MTV, Hallmark, and more.

Clara C will be releasing her third album in September, writing, producing, and mixing all songs that appear on it.

Watch a music video for Clara C’s “You’ve Got It All” here:

Born in Los Angeles and raised by a family of musicians and entertainers that owned one of the hippest music venues in the city, Aijia grew up with a coloring book in the back of the bar while acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna took the stage. Aijia’s own piano-based songwriting style is reminiscent of the soul of the Jackson 5, the melodic lines of Alicia Keys, and the lyrical twists of Sara Bareilles. Aijia has shared the stage with Bruno Mars, Jack Black, and Hilary Duff, among others.

Watch Aijia discuss the making of her debut EP, Learning to Let Go, in the video below:

Admission: 
$15 General Admission, $25 VIP, $90 Fan Experience

Sole Spotlight Live

Friday / August 23, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Notoriety to perform at Sole Spotlight

Join TSL for its “SOLE Spotlight Live” concert series celebrating the heart and soul of music. This event promises to be an exciting night filled with Boston’s most talented young musicians performing R&B, hip-hop, and soul music. Performers include Dorian, Notoriety Music, Kaylah Green, and DJ P*Franchize.

Age: 18+ 

No dress code.

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Admission: 
$8 in advance, $10 day of show after purchase of TSL gear, $15 day of show

Berklee Musical Theater Summer Showcase

Friday / August 16, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Berklee Musical Theater Summer Intensive culminates in a professional showcase at the Berklee Performance Center. Directed by Caroline Harvey, the showcase will feature approximately 50 performers and will include original and traditional musical theater work backed by a band of Berklee musicians. The Intensive is a five-day course that provides professional-level musical performance training for artists that are age 15 and older. It is designed to help students gain important skills and to build well-rounded proficiency in musical theater and stage performance.

Admission: 
Free

Namkyeong Im

Monday / August 12, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist Namkyeong Im and ensemble present an afternoon of music.

Admission: 
Free

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