Performance

Jacinta Clusellas Trio

Tuesday / June 17, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Summer Street
100 Summer Street
Boston
MA
02110
Jacinta Clusellas

Since Jacinta Clusellas arrived at Berklee College of Music, she has been performing with musicians from all around the world, participating in many ensembles, recitals, recording sessions, and concerts inside and outside the school. She performs in different styles and brings together jazz and Argentinean folkloric music. She has appeared at the Boston Book Festival, the Fall 2012 Convocation Concert, Women Musicians Network Concert, and Women of the World: “Koloro,” sharing the stage with women musicians from all around the world.

 

In spring 2013, Clusellas received the John LaPorta Award from the performance division for outstanding musicianship. She is currently majoring in performance and contemporary writing and production, and she has been studying with Mick Goodrick, Jim Kelly, Mark White, Tim Miller, Ed Tomassi, Neal Smith, Leo Blanco, Annette Philip, David Gilmore, David Johnson, Bruno Raberg, and many other inspiring teachers.

Jacinta Clusellas Group brings together sounds from Argentina in a unique, contemporary context, combining Latin grooves with jazz influences. This group will present a collection of original compositions and arrangements. The band features an international cast that includes some of the most exciting young talents at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Night at the Pops with Melissa Etheridge

Thursday / June 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston
310 Massachusetts Ave
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Melissa Etheridge

Grammy- and Oscar-winning American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will join the Boston Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart on June 12 and 13 for her first-ever appearances with a symphony orchestra. With these performances, Etheridge joins "The Very Best of the Boston Pops" 2014 Boston Pops season, May 7-June 14, showcasing the amazing range of music and entertainment that audiences have come to expect from "America's Orchestra" under the direction of Lockhart, at Symphony Hall.

The program will include winners of the Berklee College of Music singer-songwriter competition.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is offering members of the Berklee community a 20 percent discount on tickets here at bostonpops.org/berklee.

Fate and the Family Band

Sunday / August 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA

Fate & the Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with some serious soul. With influences ranging from Derek Trucks and Grace Potter to Willie Nelson and the Band, Fate & the Family Band takes old school sounds and puts a new coat of paint on them. After a year of playing together, Fate & the Family Band has an EP and numerous shows under its belt. With fresh tunes, dance moves, and an inviting vibe, you'll want to join the Family. 

Admission: 
Free

Sarah McKenzie Quintet

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 9:30 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer "already in full possession of an individualistic voice," according to DownBeat magazine. Her second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012, the same year she won a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee College of Music and performed at Umbria Jazz's Winter and Summer festivals. Her third release, with producer Brian Bacchus, will feature Warren Wolf and Ingrid Jensen.  

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors with David Sanchez

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 11:30 a.m.
Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport
RI

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, the premier music ensemble of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), will perform at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival, joined by special guest saxophonist David Sanchez.  The group's performance will be heard worldwide on NPRmusic.org and on WBGO-FM in New York.

 

 

Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir

Sunday / July 27, 2014 / 10:15 a.m.
Newport Folk Festival
Harrison Avenue
Newport
RI
02840
Stephen Thompson

The Newport Folk Festival understands the value of a good palate-cleanser — not to mention the way folk and gospel's roots intertwine — so this year's lineup taps the rich vein of talent at Boston's Berklee College of Music to bring fans the Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir. The ensemble is led by Nedelka Prescod, an assistant professor in the Ensemble Department since 2013. Berklee has gospel choirs, but not a group quite like this, with the melding of gospel, roots, and blues plus jazz improvisation.

 

 

Anthony Fung Quintet

Saturday / July 5, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Montreal Jazz Festival
Scène CBC/Radio-Canada
Montreal
United States
H3A 1L4

The Anthony Fung Quintet is a group of talented musicians who have distinguished themselves as accomplished performers in the Boston area. This concert is part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Led by Fung, a Canadian drummer in the Berklee Global Jazz Instutite (BGJI), the group also features saxophonist Edmar Colón Gierbolini, Tokyo-born trumpeter Mao Sone, Korean pianist Kyumin Shim, and Canadian bassist Jonny Chapman.

Anthony Fung Quintet, "Visitor" - live, Red Room @ Cafe 939

Anthony Fung, a 20-year-old drummer from Toronto, is a Berklee senior pursuing a degree in jazz performance. As a high school student, Fung studied jazz improvisation with Juno Award-winning saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. Fung is currently part of the BGJI, under artistic director Danilo Pérez, and has many mentors, such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Fung has played at numerous jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the JEN Conference, and the Ottawa Jazz festival. He has played and shared the stage with the likes of Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Walter Smith III. Fung's quintet is about to issue its debut disc and will tour this summer in support of its release.

Edmar Colón Gierbolini is a 21-year-old tenor saxophonist from Coamo, Puerto Rico. Also selected for the BGJI, Colón has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Miguel Zenón, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, salsa stars Luis Enrique and Ismael Miranda, and Ivan Lins. Mao Sone earned a full scholarship to attend Berklee, where he studies trumpet with Tiger Okoshi. He joined BGJI in 2013, and has performed in domestic and international jazz festivals, and has collaborated with jazz greats such as Joe Lovano. Pianist Kyumin Shim, from Seoul, South Korea, has been studying at Berklee on scholarship with acclaimed teachers such as Joanne Brackeen, Danilo Pérez, Ed Tomassi, and Hal Crook. He has also performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival, and Smalls Jazz Club. Jonny Chapman is an acoustic bassist from Waterloo, Canada. In May 2012, he received the Grand Prize award in a competitive scholarship audition, the Kando Award at MusicFest Nationals. He studies at Berklee on a full-tuition scholarship, working with such teachers as John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, and Hal Crook.

Admission: 
Free

Anthony Fung Quintet

Saturday / June 28, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West N.W. Corner of Queen & Bays Streets
Toronto
ON
ON M5H 2N2

The Anthony Fung Quintet is a group of talented musicians who have distinguished themselves as accomplished performers in the Boston area. This concert is part of the Toronto Jazz Festival. Led by Fung, a Canadian drummer in the Berklee Global Jazz Instutite (BGJI), the group also features saxophonist Edmar Colón Gierbolini, Tokyo-born trumpeter Mao Sone, Korean pianist Kyumin Shim, and Canadian bassist Jonny Chapman.

 

Anthony Fung, a 20-year-old drummer from Toronto, is a Berklee senior pursuing a degree in jazz performance. As a high school student, Fung studied jazz improvisation with Juno Award-winning saxophonist Kirk MacDonald. Fung is currently part of the BGJI, under artistic director Danilo Pérez, and has many mentors, such as John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and George Garzone. Fung has played at numerous jazz festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the JEN Conference, and the Ottawa Jazz festival. He has played and shared the stage with the likes of Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Walter Smith III. Fung's quintet is about to issue its debut disc and will tour this summer in support of its release.

Edmar Colón Gierbolini is a 21-year-old tenor saxophonist from Coamo, Puerto Rico. Also selected for the BGJI, Colón has performed with artists such as Joe Lovano, John Patittucci, Danilo Pérez, Miguel Zenón, Dave Liebman, George Garzone, Lionel Loueke, salsa stars Luis Enrique and Ismael Miranda, and Ivan Lins. Mao Sone earned a full scholarship to attend Berklee, where he studies trumpet with Tiger Okoshi. He joined BGJI in 2013, and has performed in domestic and international jazz festivals, and has collaborated with jazz greats such as Joe Lovano. Pianist Kyumin Shim, from Seoul, South Korea, has been studying at Berklee on scholarship with acclaimed teachers such as Joanne Brackeen, Danilo Pérez, Ed Tomassi, and Hal Crook. He has also performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Martha's Vineyard Jazz Festival, and Smalls Jazz Club. Jonny Chapman is an acoustic bassist from Waterloo, Canada. In May 2012, he received the Grand Prize award in a competitive scholarship audition, the Kando Award at MusicFest Nationals. He studies at Berklee on a full-tuition scholarship, working with such teachers as John Patitucci, Eddie Gomez, and Hal Crook.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Brings Safety Last! to Martha's Vineyard

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road
Tisbury
MA
02568

The Film Center welcomes Berklee College of Music Professor Sheldon Mirowitz and the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra for a special presentation of their original new score for our screening of the stunningly restored Safety Last!

The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloyd – the modern guy striving for success – is us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to his world. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do that gives him a head start on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jawdropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is an unforgettable movie experience from a genuine legend. Janus Films is proud to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lloyd’s crowning achievement with a new DCP restoration sourced from an original nitrate element.

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics and performing them live-to-picture. Based at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, in the world’s only undergraduate degree program in film scoring, the student orchestra composes its new works and performs as an ensemble under the leadership of Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America). To date, the BSFO has scored seven iconic silent features (Sunrise, It, Battleship Potemkin, Piccadilly, Faust, Our Hospitality, and Safety Last!), all commissioned by the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline as part of the theater’s Sounds of Silents™ program, which champions silent film music performance. The recipient of a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the BSFO has also performed in the new Nantucket Dreamland Theater, and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra Brings Safety Last! to Nantucket

Tuesday / June 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center
17 South Water Street
Nantucket
MA
02554

The Dreamland Theater is proud to collaborate with the Nantucket Film Festival to present a special pre-festival screening of Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last!, featuring a new, original music score composed and performed live by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra.

Safety Last! (1923), directed and starring comedic genius Harold Lloyd, is widely considered one of the greatest silent film classics of all time and boasts the iconic image of Lloyd dangling from a giant clock on the side of a building with a bustling Los Angeles street below. Safety Last! will be presented in a gorgeous new digital restoration from Janus Films, sourced from an original nitrate print.

The presentation of Safety Last! will follow a screening of the short Emerson College documentary on the creation of the new Berklee score for the film: Punches and Streamers: The Making of a Film Score.

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