Concert

Community Auditions: Star of the Day

Sunday / September 18, 2011 / 10:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Be a part of our live studio audience and have a say in who you think should be the next Star of the Day! Ramiro from JAM'N will be there hosting all day. He will be joined by Melissa from JAM'N, JJ Wright from WODS, Charlie Farren from FBI, Jessica from 92 PRO FM and many others. Tamar St. Julien, our 2010 Grand Champion, will be there to perform with the Community Audition All-Stars that day also. Come see the best talent throughout New England compete to be the next Star of the Day.

This is a free event and open to the public.  The competition will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the audience may come and go throughout the day.

Admission: 

Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of NY

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 12:50 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet of N.Y

This dance company was named Chief Joseph Chatoyer to honor the legacy of a brave Garifuna man who fought fiercely against the Europeans' influence in defense of the Garifunas' territories.

It was founded by Felix Gamboa in December 2008. Gamboa was born in Honduras and came to the United States at the age of 16. Gamboa never disconnected himself from his culture and traditions, and, to help others do the same, he welcomes everyone and anyone who's interested to deepen their knowledge about who they are.

The Garifuna are a combination of West African, Indian Arawaks, and Carib natives that were exiled from their motherland of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on March 11, 1797, to the Island of Roatan, Honduras, where they arrived on April 12 of the same year.

Despite the experience of intense physical hardship and strong acculturation pressures, the Garifuna maintain a distinct identity embodied in their unique language, religion, and tradition. They have been able to maintain their language, their identity as Garinagu (plural for Garifuna), and most of all their infectious and mesmerizing music, which Gamboa proudly exposes to all eyes and ears.

Admission: 
Free

Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Dave Samuels

For over a decade, Dave Samuels has been performing and recording with his group the Caribbean Jazz Project whose most recent CD, Afro Bop Alliance, serves notice that the CJP is among the most thoroughly inventive Latin jazz ensembles of this or any era. The album received a Latin Grammy and was also nominated for a Grammy. Previous CDs—Her and Now—Live in Concert and Birds of a Feather were nominated for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Their recording The Gathering won the Grammy in 2003 for Best Latin Jazz Recording. Some of his other recording projects include Remembrances, a percussion recording that features a commissioned marimba concerto for chamber orchestra and soloist composed by Jeff Beal, and Tjaderized—A Tribute to Cal Tjader (Verve) that features contributions from some of Cal's former bandmates Chick Corea, Eddie Palmieri, Clare Fischer, Ray Barretto, Michael Wolff, and Karl Perazzo as well as performances by Dave Valentin and David Sanchez.

David Samuels will perform with Alain Mallet, Mark Walker, and Lincoln Goines at the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival.

Admission: 
Free

Andrea Capozzoli

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120

Vocalist, trumpet player, songwriter, and producer Andrea Capozzoli is a force to be reckoned with on the modern music scene. Named 2004 Female R&B Artist of the Year at the New York International Music Festival, the Berklee faculty member has gained great acclaim for her powerful energetic performances.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Capozzoli got an early start as a professional musician, studying vocals with the likes of Cheryl Bentyne (Manhattan Transfer), Kevin Mahogany, and Maureen Budway. She has opened for the likes of Steely Dan, Sister Sledge, and Jessica Simpson, and shared the stage with Slide Hampton, Bernard Purdie, and Eric Kloss, among many others. She recently had the honor of performing for President Barack Obama. 

Admission: 
Free

The Jazz Urbane featuring Joey Blake, directed by Bill Banfield, with special guest Grace Kelly

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 2:15 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
The Jazz Urbane

Award-winning guitarist and composer Banfield—a Berklee professor and director of the college's Africana Studies program—performs contemporary jazz with his band.

Jazz Urbane is a contemporary music movement that infuses jazz with great R&B songwriting, melodies, grooves, and style. It's not really a "new movement," but a new configuration of a mindset: mature, sophisticated, and creative artistry that provides a groove anyone can feel. 

Admission: 
Free admission

Rajdulari

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 1:05 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Rajdulari

The lead voice for many of New England's eclectic world, jazz, and funk groups, Rajdulari hails from Boston and is a 10-year veteran of the local performance scene. Her credits include such venues as jazz clubs Regattabar, Ryles, and Scullers as well as the Emerson Majestic Theater, Hynes Convention Center, and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. 

Rajdulari, a Berklee alumna, has worked with composers Walter Robinson, David Zoffer, and James Stewardson, and is featured on many compilations along such performers as award-winning pianist George W. Russell. 

Rajdulari has performed as a member of the eight-piece, all-female world music band Zili Misk, the David Zoffer Differential, Guy Mendilow, and currently with her own band, the Rajdulari Jazz Project. 

Admission: 
Free

Caili O'Doherty Trio

Wednesday / September 7, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Caili O'Doherty

Pianist Caili O'Doherty, 19, is currently a sophomore at Berklee College, studying jazz performance on a full scholarship. She began studying classical piano at age 5 and discovered her love for jazz at 11, when she transferred to an arts school in Beaverton, Oregon, called ACMA. As part of the school's award-winning jazz band, she played twice at the Monterey jazz festival and at Jazz at Lincoln Center while still in middle school. In addition to festival soloist awards and All-State jazz band awards, O'Doherty has won two Down Beat Student Music Awards for jazz piano performance and composition.

In 2008, she was a Grammy band finalist and was selected for the Berklee Five-Week Summer Jazz Workshop band led by Terri Lyne Carrington and Rick DiMuzio. She was honored to receive a 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award for her song "Padme." During the summer, in addition to gigs and private piano lessons, O'Doherty taught piano to 8–17 year olds at Willowbrook Arts Camp. Last May, she was selected as one of five female jazz pianists to participate in the inaugural 2010 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artists Workshop held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and to perform at a showcase concert at the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Tuesday / May 8, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Members of Marimba Ensemble 3 and Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music showcase this semester's projects. The program will include a wide range of classical and contemporary through-composed pieces.

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Berklee Marimba Concert I

Tuesday / May 8, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Members of Marimba Ensemble 1, Marimba Ensemble 2, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab showcase this semester's projects. The program will include a wide range of classical and contemporary through-composed pieces.

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More Than a Remarkable Collaboration

Saturday / October 8, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist Elan Sicroff and violinist Katharina Paul perform the music of Thomas de Hartmann, including his collaboration with mystic George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. Join us for a musical journey to inaccessible places.

Admission: 
$20 advance (discount applied at checkout), $25 day of show, general admission

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