Concert

Shea Rose

Saturday / February 4, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Shea Rose

Berklee alumna Shea Rose graces the stage for a special night of music. She is a soulful, feisty, rockin' storyteller and performer with traces of blues, folk, jazz, and rock influences in her music, who describes herself as "the female Lenny Kravitz meets Lauryn Hill."

Admission: 
$10

Griffin House and Matthew Perryman Jones

Saturday / January 28, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Griffin House

Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, the athletically gifted Griffin House discovered in a high school drama class that he enjoyed being in front of people and making them laugh. He got totally swept up in performing after playing the lead role in a musical; it was the first time he'd ever sung, in public or otherwise. 

Recently Griffin House released a new album, Flying Upside Down. House describes the recording of Flying Upside Down as "a dream come true," thanks in large measure to the drop-dead studio band assembled by producer Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow), including a pair of Hall of Famers in Heartbreakers keyboard player Benmont Tench and guitarist Mike Campbell. A huge Tom Petty fan, House found it immensely gratifying that these great players related so strongly and brought so much to his own music. Also making major contributions were Beck's longtime bass player, Justin Mendal-Johnson, drummer Victor Indrizzo (Macy Gray, Aimee Mann, Daniel Lanois), and violinist Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek).

Matthew Perryman Jones is a product of the '80s, and his musical taste is shaped largely by bands like the Pixies, REM, U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, and other underground bands of that time. Jones was born near Philadelphia and relocated to Atlanta at the age of 11. He began writing songs in high school, where he also formed his first band, and was 15 when they recorded their first five-song demo (produced by Indigo Girls producer Don McCollister). His songs have been featured on TV shows such as Kyle XY and the Grey's Anatomy. He is currently touring in support of his new album, Until the Dawn Appears.

Admission: 
$15, general admission

BGJI Jazz Masters Series ft. Terri Lyne Carrington

Wednesday / February 15, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is proud to present this series of concerts featuring some of world's most talented emerging artists. Each of these concerts will be dedicated to the music of the artist in residence the group is working with at that time. Tonight's program will feature Terri Lyne Carrington and her music.

Drummer, composer, and producer Terri Lyne Carrington gained recognition on late night TV in the late '80s as the house drummer for the Arsenio Hall Show, then again in the '90s as the drummer on the Quincy Jones late night TV show VIBE, hosted by Sinbad. In 1989, Carrington released a Grammy-nominated debut CD entitled Real Life Story, which featured Carlos Santana, Grover Washington Jr., Dianne Reeves, Wayne Shorter, and Patrice Rushen, among others. Her production collaborations with artists such as Gino Vannelli, Peabo Bryson, Dianne Reeves, Siedah Garrett, and Marilyn Scott have produced notable works as well, including a special song commissioned for the 1996 Olympic Games, "Always Reach for Your Dreams." After an extensive touring career of over 20 years with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Cassandra Wilson, Clark Terry, and more, she recently returned to her hometown, where she was appointed professor in the Percussion Department at her alma mater, Berklee College of Music.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.

Admission: 
$20

Elizaveta

Tuesday / January 24, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Elizaveta

New York–born, Russian-raised Elizaveta is about to take the world by storm with her debut EP set for release on Universal Republic on September 27. Her lead single, "Dreamer," serves as the perfect introduction to this classically trained pianist, opera singer, and long-time lover of pop music.

From Bach to Björk and everything in between, Elizaveta's world is created upon a fusion of opera, electronic beats, piano hooks, and pop melody. An ambitious endeavor it may seem, but one at which this multi-instrumentalist chanteuse and composer definitely succeeds, as she mixes up her very own heady brew of genres, echoing sensibilities not unlike those belonging to Queen's own (former opera singer) Freddie Mercury.

Recently, the songstress completed recording with the reputable multi-Grammy Award–winner and producer Greg Wells (Adele, Rufus Wainwright, Katy Perry, Elton John) who helped Elizaveta hone in on her unique vision and style.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

Italo Cunha and the Mates

Thursday / March 8, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Italo Cunha and the Mates present exciting original music.

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Julian Lage Trio

Saturday / December 31, 2011 / 8:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Julian Lage

For New Year's Toast of the Nation NPR concert broadcast, Julian Lage will be joined by two of his newest collaborators, the jazz virtuosos Larry Grenadier on bass and Eric Harland on drums. 

Hailed by All About Jazz as "a giant in the making," 2008 Berklee graduate Julian Lage grew up in California and was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight. He gained pivotal early exposure as a protégé of legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton, recording and touring with Burton on three projects: Generations (2004), Next Generation (2005), and Common Ground (2010). Following his Grammy-nominated 2009 debut, Sounding Point, Lage's latest release is the evocative and finely wrought Gladwell.   

The concert will be heard domestically on more than 200 NPR affiliate stations, on Sirius XM Radio, and around the world on NPRmusic.org and on NPR Worldwide.

Admission: 
$18

Manami Morita Plays First Night Boston

Saturday / December 31, 2011 / 5:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Manami Morita

Fun, endearingly off-kilter jazz pianist Manami Morita, a 2008 Berklee grad, performs the first set of the evening at 6:30 p.m. Jazz.com said, "a Japanese dynamo . . . sophisticated beyond her years, with a steady, lilting groove." Morita is joined in her longtime trio by fellow Berklee alumni Zak Croxall on bass and Tom Hartman on drums.

Admission: 
$18

Art of the Duo: Favorite Songs III

Thursday / February 9, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Art of the Duo is a spontaneous collection of music rooted in the jazz tradition presented by pianist Douglas Johnson and vocalist Lisa Thorson. No charts, no lyric sheets, just our favorite songs played with a spirit of adventure.

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Tre Corda

Monday / January 30, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Blending composition and improvisation in new and exciting ways, Tre Corda features "chamber jazz" music written and arranged by all members of the trio: pianist Tim Ray, cellist Eugene Friesen, and trumpeter Greg Hopkins.

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The Zodiac Trio Presents the Boston New Music Project

Friday / February 3, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Zodiac Trio—Vanessa Mollard (violin), Kliment Krylovskiiy (clarinet), and Riko Higuma (piano)—perform music of Berklee faculty, students, and guests including Margaret McAllister, Andrew List, Francine Trester, Larry Bell, John McDonald, and Berklee students.

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