Concert

Thomas Caminito's Jazz Composition Portfolio Recital

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

This concert will be a showcase of original jazz and experimental compositions written by saxophonist Thomas Caminito.

Admission: 
Free

Billy Crabbe's Senior Recital

Friday / May 3, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Guitarist Billy Crabbe's senior recital will consist of original and cover pieces in the styles of blues, rock, and funk.

Admission: 
Free

Tyler Arnold: Abstraction

Wednesday / May 1, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Tyler Arnold

Drummer Tyler Arnold presents his senior recital, entitled Abstraction. The performance will focus on genres including jazz, hip-hop, folk, and experimental music, and will include original pieces and renditions of music by Joshua Redman, J Dilla, Freddie Hubbard, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Scotty Kaps's Senior Recital

Thursday / May 2, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Electric bassist Scott Kapelman gives his senior recital with a program of original music that draws influences from all over the world.

Admission: 
Free

Raphael Pannier Quintet

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Drummer Raphael Pannier leads his new quintet in his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

The Aristocrats

Tuesday / July 30, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The word supergroup is tossed around a lot in instrumental music circles, the result of a seemingly endless supply of efforts to package together individual virtuoso players and make a band out of them. But every once in a while, the group part of that shopworn term becomes authentic and real. Such is the case with the Aristocrats—British guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia); American bassist Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok); and German drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Adrian Belew, Necrophagist)—who defiantly and joyously blow the supergroup stereotype to bits, thrilling audiences and fans around the world in the process.
 
Japan’s Admiral Yamamoto is famously quoted to have said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant." Surely this thought runs deep in fans of the Aristocrats smash debut album. The band found that recording works best when you can look your bandmates in the eye while thrashing out new tunes. Govan, Beller, and Minnemann did exactly that when each brought three even heavier and more adventurous songs to a Nashville studio last January, resulting in a new album appropriately titled Culture Clash in recognition of their multinational backgrounds. The new disc is due for release in July 2013.

Admission: 
$20, general admission

John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension

Saturday / June 22, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

There is little doubt that John McLaughlin's return to the electrified fusion he first innovated more than 40 years ago with his own earth-shattering Mahavishnu Orchestra is as electrifying and exhilarating as ever. Ranked as 49th in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list, McLaughlin has embarked on a new creative venture with the 4th Dimension that reflects a slight, yet significant, alteration of the dynamic, specifically the recruitment of powerhouse Indian drummer Ranjit Barot. Bassist Etienne M'Bappe and keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband join McLaughlin on stage for another unforgettable night of music.

Admission: 
$45, $35, reserved seating

Hadag Nahash Live in Concert

Saturday / April 20, 2013 / 8:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

 

Hadag Nahash has been topping the Israeli music charts for more than ten years. The band’s unique style of music blends hip-hop, funk, jazz, electro, and rock with a touch of Middle Eastern flavor. On stage, Hadag Nddash engulfs its audience in upbeat rhythm, swinging sounds, and funky lyrics, leaving the listeners entranced and swaying along with the groove. As the refrain from its famous song "Lazuz" goes, "Hadag Nahash invites you to move, move, move."

 

Admission: 
$35, general admission

Roberto Giaquinto Trio

Monday / July 29, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Roberto Giaquinto
Photo by Anna Talpe

Italian drummer Roberto Giaquinto leads a trio with Chrisian Li on piano and Jared Henderson on bass. Giaquinto started his studies at Berklee in 2009 and has since performed at the Blue Note, the Detroit Jazz Festival, and the Panama Jazz Festival.

The trio will primarily be performing original compositions from members of the group.

Watch Giaquinto and Li perform together at the Toronto Jazz Festival in the video below:

 

Admission: 
Free

Albino Mbie Group

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar at the Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Albino Mbie
Jordan Jennings

Albino Mbie was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at age 16 from scrap wood, strings made out of electrical cords, and a five-liter can of oil.

Drawn to the sounds of neighborhood street musicians in Maputo, Mbie began to play in a number of local bands and wanted to combine styles, incorporating diverse elements in his music. For his talents to grow, he knew he needed experience new places, cultures, and sounds. 

While studying music education and performance at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, he heard about Berklee and soon afterward became one of the first students to receive a full scholarship to Berklee through the African Scholars program in 2009. 

At Berklee, he was exposed to a variety of influences but wanted to go deeper into the roots of jazz and expand his knowledge of music. He auditioned and was selected to participate in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), which is directed by Danilo Pérez and has a roster of teachers that includes Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, and Terri Lyne Carrington. BGJI fosters a musician's artistic vision, and has helped Mbie find his own unique voice in the art form. 

Mbie still felt the absence of his Mozambican traditions in his music. With the help of his mentors, Richard Bona and Lionel Loueke—two of the most prominent African musicians in the United States—he began to bridge that gap. 

Today, Mbie's music succeeds in combining many disparate parts into an organic whole. It incorporates his musical experiences from Mozambique, the U.S., and many other places around the world, combining rhythmic patterns and musical concepts to create a unique "Moz-jazz" sound.

His original composition "Mozambique Dance" was released by Jazz Revelation Records, a student-run record label at Berklee, in 2011. He recorded another original, "Awusiwana," for the Berklee 2012 Summer in the City disc. His debut album, also called Mozambique Dance, will be released soon. 

Mbie is an active musician, and has performed in several countries, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy, the U.S., and Mexico. He has also produced and recorded various projects in Mozambique and in the United States. He graduated from Berklee in 2012 with a dual degree in performance and music production and engineering, and a minor in acoustics.

Learn more about Mbie at his website.

Admission: 
Free

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