Concert

Sergio Martinez Collective

Saturday / May 12, 2012 / 10:00 a.m.
Back Bay Fens
Back Bay Fens
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Sergio Martinez

Sergio Martinez was born in Madrid, Spain, he grew up in a very musical family and started playing percussion at age 15, studied with Paco de Lucia's percussionist Rubem Dantas, and afrolatin percussion with Rogerio da Souza and Luisito Dulzaides. Soon after, he added courses in Hindu percussion with Ramesh Sotham and studied percussion and drumset in el Taller de Musicos becoming part of the Latin Jazz Big Band conducted by Cuban guitarist Kotan. He soon developed an interest in Flamenco music and started his professional career at age 19 accompanying top Flamenco artist touring and playing in some of the most important theatres: Paris Opera, Sydney Opera House, or Teatro de Real Madrid to name a few.

Combining a flamenco music dedication with learning other styles of music and its rhythms and percussions, Martinez started becoming a very versatile percussionist who developed his voice as a sideman for many bands, as a studio recording musician and also as a leader.

During this process Martinez has recorded for artists such as Enrique Morente, Jose Merce, Diego el CIgala, Jorge Pardo among many others; accompanying some of the most important dancers like Joaquin Cortes, Antonio Canales, or Rocio Molina in flamenco; participating in some of the most important flamenco, jazz, and world music festivals; and touring all around the world in places like Montreal Jazz, Monterey Jazz, Panama Jazz, and Womad in Adelaide.

He decided to audition for and won a scholarship to Berklee and in September 2010, he began studies with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, whose artistic director is the celebrated Panamanian jazz pianist and composer Danilo Perez.

Martinez's knowledge in flamenco tradition has taken him to record for singers like Paul Simon, and has played and recorded with some important jazz musicians like Dave Liebman, Jeff Ballard, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrinton, and Jamey Haddad.

Admission: 
Free

Storytellers Unplugged

Thursday / November 15, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The 16th annual presentation of Berklee's Storytellers Concert, presented for the first time in an unplugged format.

Admission: 

Byron Manchest

Wednesday / August 29, 2012 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Byron Manchest

While
 born 
and 
raised
 in
 South 
Africa, 
Byron
 Manchest 
has 
made 
his
 current
home
 Boston. 
Growing 
up
 in 
Cape
 Town, 
Manchest
 was 
heavily
 influenced 
by 
the 
surrounding 
hype
 of 
soccer 
and 
rugby. 
After 
years 
of
 being 
a 
great
 asset
 to 
the 
national 
rugby 
team,
 he reconnected
 with
 his 
first 
love, 
music. 

Manchest's impressive 
melodies 
and 
harmonies 
were
 founded
 at 
the 
Drakensberg 
Boys'
 Choir 
School, 
where 
he 
trained 
under
 the 
top 
classical 
vocalists 
in 
the 
country. As 
he 
was attending
 school
 four
 hours 
away 
from
 his 
family, 
he
found 
himself 
filling 
his 
free 
time
 listening 
to 
who 
now 
are
 some 
of 
his 
favorite 
artists 
such
 as 
Marvin
 Gaye.
 During 
this 
time,
 he 
made
 it 
his 
mission 
to 
accompany 
his
 original 
tunes
 as 
his 
idol 
Stevie 
Wonder 
had
 done. 
Moving 
forward,
 Manchest 
wrote 
lyrics 
and 
melodies which 
reminded 
him
 of 
family
 and 
the 
hardships 
of 
his 
hometown.

At 
17, he 
flew 
himself 
to 
Boston
 for 
one 
of 
the
 biggest 
auditions 
of 
his 
life,
 now
 resulting
 in
 his
 attendance 
at 
Berklee
. Manchest is 
working 
with 
some 
of
 the 
top
 professors, 
producers, 
and 
talent 
managers 
to 
become
 the
 artist
 he 
has 
always 
dreamed 
to 
be 
and 
is
looking 
forward 
to 
sharing 
his
 music
 with 
anyone 
willing 
to 
listen. 
He 
looks 
forward
 to
 the 
future 
and
 his 
upcoming
 career.

Admission: 
Free

Crosswalk Kings

Friday / August 17, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Crosswalk Kings

The Crosswalk Kings are a four-piece pop-rock band from Boston. They have been playing together since the fall of 2010 when they formed the band at Berklee. They have played out in Boston and Cambridge as well as recorded at Emerson Radio Station. The Crosswalk Kings have also been interviewed on Emerson's oldest radio station, WECB's "The Man Cave," and provided music for Nicker News' "Call a Friend" public service announcement. The band is looking forward to playing more shows in Boston and beyond.

Band Members include: Seneca Block (guitar, vocals); Jon Simmons (keyboard); Justin Rodzen (bass, guitar); and Roger Marks (drums).

Admission: 
Free

Kina Zore

Sunday / August 12, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Allerton Overlook
Allerton St. and Pond Ave
Brookline
MA
United States
02447
Kina Zore

Recently featured on the BBC, and in the Christian Science Monitor, Kina Zoré is one of the hottest Afro-pop bands in Boston. Founded by Helder Tsinine, of Mozambique, the group delivers powerful African dance grooves at every show. This collective of Berklee (and NEC) graduates is also focused on social issues, preaching the importance of compassion, and action on behalf of those suffering from poverty, homelessness, and AIDS. Despite tackling such serious topics, Tsinine's music has an undeniably positive tone to it, proving that music made to move the world forward can still move people on the dance floor.

For more informatino, visit Kina Zoré online at KinaZore.com and facebook.com/KinaZore.

Admission: 
Free

Souza Lima Guitar Orchestra

Thursday / June 14, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A concert of the Souza Lima Guitar Orchestra performing W.A. Mozart's works.

Admission: 

Back to the Garden: The Artistry of Joni Mitchell

Thursday / May 3, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Back to the Garden: The Artistry of Joni Mitchell is a play with music and dance, written and performed by Berklee students. Considered by many to be the most important female recording artist of the 20th century, Joni Mitchell was also innovative and inconoclastic. Her music was always evolving, from deeply personal folk stylings in the 1960s and '70s into pop, jazz, and even world music. Back to the Garden is about that journey, Joni's commitment to change and her fierce unwillingness to compromise. The production is directed by Rebecca Perricone, and the music ensemble is directed by 2012 Grammy winner Terri Lyne Carrington. Please note that Joni Mitchell will not be performing.

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

Admission: 
$8, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout); $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating

Berklee Ensembles: Contemporary Chamber Music, Advanced Woodwind Chamber Orchestra, Big Band Jazz

Friday / May 4, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Barbara LaFitte and Jerry Cecco. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles.

2:00 p.m. Barbara LaFitte: Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble
3:15 p.m. Barbara LaFitte: Advanced Woodwind Chamber Orchestra
4:30 p.m. Jerry Cecco: Big Band Jazz

Admission: 

Berklee Ensembles: Small Band Jazz and Directed Studies

Thursday / May 3, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Ralph Peterson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles.

2:00 p.m. Ralph Peterson: Small Band Jazz
3:15 p.m. Ralph Peterson: Small Band Jazz
4:30 p.m. Ralph Peterson: Directed Studies

Admission: 

Fresh Prospects: Saturday May Showcase

Saturday / May 5, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fresh Prospects is a showcase of the best up-and-coming college artists throughout Boston, at Berklee and beyond. This month is a special two-day showcase event.

This months showcase is a two-day long special showcase that you don't want to miss. The Saturday showcase will feature the Joint Chiefs, Tom Flash and the Lightening Band, and Sasha Yatchenko.

Admission: 
Free

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