Concert

A Night with Coco

Friday / December 6, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Coco Simone

Vocalist Coco Simone presents a night of old-school rhythm and blues.

 

Admission: 
Free

Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band

Friday / June 21, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Composed of Berklee faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students, the Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band has evolved into a forum that allows for the sharing of musical ideas, stimulating the creative process and fostering the creation of new music. This collective of talented jazz composer/instrumentalists shares a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the positive opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting, and the importance of the role played by the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.

Admission: 
Free

Diane Richardson and Friends

Monday / May 20, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Diane Richardson

Diane Richardson holds a D.M.A. in Jazz Studies from The University of Southern California, an M.M. in Jazz Studies from The Boston Conservatory, and a B.M. from Berklee College of Music. Richardson is a member of The Makanda Project, a 13-piece band performing the music of jazz musician and educator Makanda Ken McIntyre. Richardson’s recordings, performances, and presentations include A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln, hosted by Friends of the Dudley Branch Library, Inc.; Abbey’s Road: Abbey Lincoln’s Vision of Life; Berklee Sun Ra Arkestra; Ella in the Classroom Master Class; Portrait: The Music of Charles Mingus; SingusMingus: A Jazz Lieder Program; The Sacred Music of Duke Ellington; and African American Spirituals and Arts Songs. Richardson is also a spoken-word artist with the national touring company of the Langston Hughes Project: Twelve Moods for Jazz. She is assistant chair and professor in Voice Department at Berklee College of Music.

Acoustic and electric bassist John Lockwood has toured the U.S. and Europe with Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Burton, the Mel Lewis Big Band, and The Fringe. He has also performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, MIT Symphony, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Toots Thielemans, Stan Getz, and Art Farmer. John also teaches at Berklee College of Music as well as the New England Conservatory.

Yoron Israel is a drummer, percussionist, vibraphonist, and composer. A native Chicagoan, Israel holds a B.M. from Roosevelt University and an M.M. from Rutgers University. Bandleader of the groups High Standards, Connection, and Organic, he performs internationally with David Fathead Newman, Jay Hoggard, and Bill Mays. He has also performed extensively and recorded over 100 recordings with such renowned artists as Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Ahmad Jamal, Abbey Lincoln, Art Farmer, Tony Bennett, Benny Golson, Jimmy Heath, James Williams, Joe Lovano, Tom Harrell, Roy Hargrove, Shirley Caesar, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Israel is the assistant chair of the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music.

Jiri Nedoma
Jiri Nedoma is one of the most talented and versatile piano players of his generation. During his music studies he became a member of the Czech Radio Big Band and performed with many jazz and popular artists across Europe. After receiving considerable scholarships from Berklee College of Music's World Scholarship Tour, Jiri left Prague and made his way to Boston where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance. Jiri is currently a recipient of a Presidential scholarship at the New England Conservatory and working towards his Master’s degree in Jazz Studies. Jiri has studied with such jazz
greats as Fred Hersch, Jerry Bergonzi, Joanne Brackeen, Jason Moran and Phil Wilson. He has recorded numerous albums as a sideman, and collaborated with the Grammy Award Winner Terri Lyne Carrington and Berklee faculty Gabrielle Goodman, Donna McElroy, Steve Santoro, Jeannie Gagne, Nadia Washington and others. His recording with the Polish/Cuban vocalist Yvonne Sanchez entitled “My Garden” was nominated for the “Album Of The Year 2008” in the Czech Republic. Jiri also works as an accompanist at the Berklee College of Music.

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

Wake Owl / DJ Carbo

Monday / June 10, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Wake Owl

 

Singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron of Wake Owl has been immersed in the world of music for the past 10 years. Now based in Vancouver, British Columbia and Portland, Oregon, Cameron was originally born and raised in southern California. After graduation, Cameron trained in organic agriculture at Emerson College in England; worked on different farms throughout the U.K., Germany, Chile, and Canada; and traveled the world. Cameron found his journeys to be a catalyst for writing songs. Upon returning to Vancouver, Cameron spent some time playing in bands before deciding to record the songs he had written after his journey, and thus began the Wild Country EP. The result is a five-song EP that harvests raw, honest, emotion through Cameron’s words and melodies.

DJ Carbo, a.k.a. Mark Kates, was a resident at one of L.A's. electronica clubs, Atmosphere at the Viper Room, as well as the legendary pirate station KBLT. He now hosts the Fenway Recordings Sessions in Boston. Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of established acts and the best new and developing indie artists playing the city's clubs, along with occasional special guest DJs.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Senior Recital by Amos Ang

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist and vocalist Amos Ang gives his senior recital with a program of originals and covers.

 

Admission: 
Free

Masato Shinohara's Senior Recital

Wednesday / May 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitarist Masato Shinohara gives his senior recital with a program of originals and covers.

Admission: 
Free

Ester Na: You Are Special

Friday / May 10, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist and synth player Ester Na gives a recital of original songs in the styles of jazz, Latin, R&B, and gospel.

Admission: 
Free

Lucy Wainwright Roche / Suzzy Roche

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

In a mother/daughter duo, Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche are celebrating their first album, Fairytale and Myth, and were recently featured on NPRs Mountain Stage. Suzzy Roche is a founding member of the Roches, the much beloved trio of three sisters. Lucy Wainwright Roche will release her fourth solo recording, There’s a Last Time for Everything, in the fall of 2013.

According to NPR, Lucy Wainwright Roche has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin. The New York native was born into an influential musical family. She rebelled against the family business by teaching elementary school for several years before getting involved in music. Since 2007, Roche has released two EPs and a studio album entitled Lucy (2010); toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe; and performed with a number of musicians, including the Indigo Girls, Neko Case, and Over the Rhine. She is known for her crystal clear voice and straightforward, funny stage presence.

Suzzy Roche, originally from Park Ridge, New Jersey, is best known for her work with the female vocal group the Roches, alongside sisters Maggie and Terre. Suzzy is the youngest of the three, and joined the act in 1977. After performing with the group professionally for more than 30 years, Roche released a few solo works, including Holy Smokes and Songs from an Unmarried Housewife and Mother, Greenwich Village, USA.

Admission: 
$17 in advance, $20 day of show, general admission

William Woronkewycz's Senior Recital

Saturday / May 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer William Woronkewycz presents his senior recital, and will perform some of his favorite songs (ranging from pieces by Led Zeppelin to Streetlight Manifesto to Herbie Hancock) with some of his good friends.  

 

Admission: 
Free

Ana Carolina

Sunday / June 23, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Ana Carolina

Mixing folk, jazz, and pop, Ana Carolina is one of Brazil's most popular artists. As a singer, songwriter, arranger, and instrumentalist, Ana Carolina will perform her greatest hits as she stops in Boston on her second U.S. tour. A Latin Grammy nominee, Carolina has released numerous platinum albums. She has collaborated with artists such as John Legend, Seu Jorge, Maria Gadú, Maria Bethania, Roberta Sá, and Totonho Villeroy, among others.

Admission: 
$99, $89, $75.50, 69.50; reserved seating

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