Concert

Five-Week Blowout

Wednesday / August 10, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features performances by some of the program's best ensembles in a wide range of musical styles and ranging from small groups to big bands. The featured ensembles will include:

  • Five-Week Big Band, directed by Jeff Claassen
  • Five-Week Fusion Ensemble, directed by Tiger Okoshi
  • JAG World Music Ensemble, directed by Joe Galeota
  • Five-Week Rock Ensemble, directed by Don Lappin
  • Five-Week Jazz Ensemble, directed by Phil Wilson
  • Five-Week Bluegrass Ensemble, directed by John McGann
  • Five-Week Salsa Ensemble, directed by Bernardo Hernandez

Can't make it to the show? This event will be live streaming on Concert Window.

 

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Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 8, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Can't make it to the show? This event will be live streaming on Concert Window.

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Five-Week Performing Songwriter Showcase

Wednesday / August 3, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Can't make it to the show? This event will be live streaming on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$10

Crossover Kidz

Thursday / July 14, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert is part of the Berklee Five-Week Programming, along with the Fresh Prospects Summer Series and Foxtrot on July 21.

Crossover Kidz is a hip-hop and extremely musical duo, based out of Boston, that continues to electrify stages all over New England. Alongside its high energy backing band, the Post War Graduates, Crossover Kidz continues to build a strong following of energetic youth that can relate to its musical illustrations, convincingly bringing the listener into their world. 

Crossover Kids recently released its debut mixtape, "Picture Perfect," which recorded more than 1,000 downloads within the first hour.

 

 

 

 

 

Admission: 
FREE

Evo-Q: the Evolving Quartet

Tuesday / July 19, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Evo-Q, also known as the Evolving Quartet, features leader Lance Van Lenten on reeds, Joe Mulholland on piano, David Clark on bass, and Casey Scheuerell on drums. The quartet will play a mix of original compositions as well as spirited arrangements of jazz standards.

Can't make it to the show? This event will be live streaming on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$10

Scott Tarulli Group / Don Lappin Group

Thursday / July 14, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Scott Tarulli Group will be playing brand new songs from its upcoming album. The instrumental, guitar-led band features Dennis Hughes on keys, Alison Keslow on bass, and Mike Casano on drums. 

In the second half, the Don Lappin Group will perform a set of original instrumental rock music from the guitarist's upcoming album. The instrumentation consists of two guitars, drums, bass, and keys.

Can't make it to the show? This event will be live streaming on Concert Window.

 

Admission: 
$10

Foxtrot

Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Foxtrot

This Boston rock band is just entering its sophomore year on the scene and already making a splash with a live DVD and new record. Think equal parts Radiohead, Incubus, and Mute Math, and you're halfway there. These are songs about overcoming and succumbing to boundaries; songs that will make you hum and say "hmm."

And if you've been club-hopping in the New England area anytime in the past year, you know the second part of the Foxtrot story: They're a dangerously entertaining live band with a penchant for startling live effects and a unforgettable light show. The members have previously played the Warped Tour, Carnegie Hall, CBGBs, Port City Music Hall, Berklee Performance Center, and the Ruins at the Colosseum.

 

Admission: 
Free

Rachel Platten / Katie Costello / Nick Howard

Friday / July 8, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Rachel Platten

Beautiful, but not brazen. Passionate, but never preachy. Populist, but definitely not prosaic. New York City singer-songwriter, pianist and beatboxer Rachel Platten is by no means your average headliner-in-the-making. Her Rock Ridge Music debut, Be Here, is a bewitching collection of 10 wise-beyond-their-years piano-driven pop songs that echo elements of Alanis Morissette, Carole King, Tori Amos, and Regina Spektor, while retaining a singular sense of self that is rarely found in such a young performer.

Katie Costello is a unique and timeless example of an authentic artisan shining amidst the frequently clouded backdrop of modernity. Almost as if her spirit has been frozen in another day and age, her perspective is one that far exceeds her surprisingly young age. She writes about the human condition—our ever-present desire to find peace, identity, home, and understanding. Costello's most recent release, Lamplight (2011), produced by Los Angeles–based music guru Tony Berg (Jesca Hoop, Aimee Mann, Michael Penn), reflects her distinctively conversational, yet poetic lyrical approach. Deeply personal, her songs are impressionistic and beckon to the lonely, disconnected nature of our times.

Nick Howard is an award-winning British singer-songwriter who achieved mainstream success with his critically acclaimed debut album Something to Talk About. Songs from the album have been featured in scores of television shows and films, and received heavy rotation across radio networks in the United States and in Europe. In the last two years, Howard has toured with or supported artists such as Gavin DeGraw, Lifehouse, Jack Johnson, Boyce Avenue, and Counting Crows. 

 

Admission: 
$10

Bess Rogers / Allison Weiss

Tuesday / July 12, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bess Rogers

Is Bess Rogers a folkie with punk instincts or an indie-rocker with an acoustic bent? Her EP Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers makes it hard to place her in a neat category—and that turns out to be a source of strength for this eclectic singer/songwriter. Rogers, a member of Ingrid Michaelson's touring band, surrounds her sweet lyric sentiments with a tough outer coating as she recounts tales of fumbled romance and fragile happiness.

Allison Weiss is an energetic 23-year-old with an electric guitar, an avid online following, and a whole lot of feelings. With her quirky charm and sharp pop sensibilities, Weiss makes losing a little more fun. Now with a full band, live shows are more fun than ever, showcasing Weiss's unique brand of high-energy, folk-infused power-pop. Even alone with an acoustic guitar, her solo shows are powerful and captivating. With a knack for witty on-stage banter, she keeps her audience wanting more as she weaves hilarously awkward and endearing personal stories of love and loss between every upbeat breakup song.

Admission: 
$10

An Evening with <em>American Idol</em> Vocal Coach Debra Byrd

Sunday / June 26, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Debra Byrd

Berklee's Vocal Music Summit and Stage Performance Workshop presents a unique opportunity for singers of all styles to enjoy an up-close-and-personal evening of Q&A with award-winning singer, vocal coach, vocal arranger, actor, and producer Debra Byrd American Idol's "Starmaker." Singers who attend will receive valuable, motivating information that will propel them to deliver their best performance.

Byrd's wealth of vocal knowledge and unique ability to provide "vocal help now have been demonstrated through all of Idol's 10 seasons as well as on numerous other television shows, national workshops, and private lessons.

Byrd is a Berklee artist-in-residence who has recorded and/or performed with Barry Manilow, Bob Dylan, the Eurythmics, UB40, Lyle Lovett, and Roberta Flack. She starred in the national touring company of Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk as "Da Singer," and has been featured on Broadway in The Human Comedy, Barry Manilow on Broadway, and Haarlem Nocturne, and both the national tour and Broadway productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Byrd was nominated for a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Could It Be Magic? Her voice has been featured in countless movie soundtracks and commercial voiceovers as well. Byrd is currently taping the Hub Network’s Majors and Minors, which airs in the Fall 2011. For further information about Byrd, visit debrabyrd.com.

Admission: 
FREE

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