Concert

Berklee Global Jazz Institute with Marco Pignataro

Saturday / July 20, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium at Alexander Hall, Princeton University
68 Nassau Street
Princeton
NJ
08542
Photo courtesy Marco Pignataro

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) will perform a concert with guest saxophonist and BGJI Managing Director Marco Pignataro in Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium for the 2013 Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium. The specially selected group of young musicians that will perform includes Witness Matlou of South Africa on piano, Chang Min Jun of South Korea on bass, and Patrick Simard of Canada on drums. The BGJI is designed to foster creativity and musicianship under the guidance of artistic director Danilo Perez.

The students perform internationally, producing original music and social projects in pursuit of peace, intercultural dialogue, social change, and democracy. These extraordinary young jazz artists bring astounding creative energy and virtuosity to the final concert of the festival. Please call 609 258-2787 or visit mccarter.org for tickets.

Admission: 
$20

JEZVE

Monday / August 12, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
JEZVE

JEZVE is comprised of musicians from Israel, Turkey, Peru, and South Korea. The group’s compositions are derived from combining improvisation-based contemporary music with ethnic elements from band members’ homelands. The result is an assortment of ideas from various cultures that come together to form original music that pushes the boundaries of improvisation. JEZVE includes Sagit Zilberman (saxophone), Kyumin Shim (piano), Osmar Okuma (bass) and Can Kemal (drums/percussion).

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Clarinet Choir

Monday / November 18, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Berklee Clarinet Choir performs a variety of styles from baroque to swing to jazz and other contemporary styles. Both original student and faculty compositions will be presented.

Admission: 
Free

Minjee Gil: Brave

Friday / July 26, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

R&B/jazz vocalist Minjee Gil holds her second Berklee recital, with a selection of K-pop style tunes, including originals.

Admission: 
Free

Foy Vance / DJ Carbo

Wednesday / October 16, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Foy Vance

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 currently playing in the city's clubs, along with occasional special guest DJs.

Born in Ireland, Foy Vance relocated to the American Midwest as a child. Returning to Ireland some years later, Vance began writing his own music, deeply shaped by the sounds of his youth. Since those days, he has spent a considerable amount of time on the road, touring with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Michael Kiwanuka, Marcus Foster, Snow Patrol, and Ed Sheeran. Foy also scored the Oscar-winning short-film The Shore with David Holmes, who collaborated with Vance on his 2012 EP, Melrose. Foy’s newest album, Joy of Nothing, will be released this year. 

With his latest album—the first effort for his new label, Glassnote (home of Mumford & Sons, Phoenix and more)—Foy Vance has crafted a masterwork of the sweet hurt of love and what it does to the men and women involved with all of the fallout. DJ Carbo will open the show. Carbo, a.k.a. Mark Kates, was formerly a resident at one of L.A's. electronica clubs, Atmosphere at the Viper Room, and appeared on the legendary pirate radio station KBLT. He now hosts the Fenway Recordings Sessions in Boston.

Admission: 
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission

Ashwa Marshall: Through My Eyes

Monday / July 22, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer Ashwa Marshall's final concert at Berklee will display a mixture of original, personally reflective music.

Admission: 
Free

City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 6, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

As the culmination of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, Berklee City Music students will perform rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, inspirational, and R&B songs. Scholarship awards are announced at the show.

Berklee City Music is a nonprofit program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to provide music education to fourth- through twelfth-graders in underserved communities at 40 network sites, educating more than 16,000 students across the country. With year-round instruction, the Berklee PULSE™ Music Method online music education platform, expert faculty, individualized mentoring, and a comprehensive curriculum, Berklee City Music combines the breadth of Berklee College of Music resources, facilities, and available scholarships with an environment of attention and encouragement. Youth receive the tools and support they need to flourish as students, musicians, and, perhaps most importantly, confident and well-rounded individuals ready to shape the world. 

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $15 day of show (discount applied at checkout)

Brite Lite Brite / Bent Knee

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Brite Lite Brite

Composed of award-winning singer-songwriter Andrea Stankevitch and electronics master Luke Johnson, both alumni of Berklee College of Music, Brite Lite Brite has taken live electronic music production and performance to new levels by creating innovative technologies and techniques for live sound design and real-time production. Brite Lite Brite will be performing at Lollapalooza this summer on August 2, 2013, opening for headlining acts The Cure, Mumford & Sons, The Killers, and Nine Inch Nails.

No stranger to the festival circuit, Brite Lite Brite played Virgin Mobile FreeFest in 2010, opening for headlining acts M.I.A., Joan Jett, Matt & Kim, LCD Soundsystem, and Ludacris, after receiving the nod from thousands of "Book the Band" voters and Virgin Mobile's panel of judges. Brite Lite Brite is currently in the studio recording their second album, Stalker, which is coming soon.

Brite Lite Brite’s “Sky Turns Red” was lauded with the grand prize in the electronica category in the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting contest and the dynamic sonic duo’s “Now That You’re Around” and “Radioactive Love” were semi-finalists in the 2008 and 2011 International Songwriting Competition, respectively. Brite Lite Brite won the grand prize in the electronic category for “I Lost My Heart Tonight” at the 2010 100% Music Songwriting Contest and also took home the second place prize in the contest overall. For more, visit Brite Lite Brite’s website or watch a video of "I Lost My Heart Tonight" here:

Opening act Bent Knee combines haunting vocals and experimental orchestral textures.

Admission: 
Free

Ross Hoyt: The Santoro Summer Collection

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Ross Hoyt and his group play a blend of old and new jazz pieces alongside original compositions.

Admission: 
Free

The Interlopers

Friday / July 12, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
02110
The Interlopers

Hailing from the rolling green hills of Berkshire County, Massachusetts, the Interlopers formed at Monument Mountain Regional High School. Comprised of longtime friends Curtis Kelle, Nick Veinoglou, Ariel Shrum, Max Weiner and Dylan Renner, the Interlopers began as just a couple friends playing community events, talent shows, and parties, and slowly began to take a marvelous shape—the shape of a creative and expressive entity, a musical brotherhood worth sharing with the world. 

Band members performed during their high school careers, and, in 2011, Nick Veinoglou and Ariel Shrum left for Berklee. Upon their return the next summer, the band experienced its most successful season yet. Michael Gilbert was added on organ and keys to complete the band's summer sound, and they proceeded to play over 30 shows in the Berkshire area and beyond in the three short months they all had together. 

That August marked the release of their debut, self-produced album, Don't Forget to Breathe. Recorded and engineered by Curtis Kelley at Muddy Angel Studios in Richmond, Massachusetts, the project was a culmination of everything the band had accomplished, and it represented all the generosity and support the Interlopers had received through the years. 

The fall marked the return to college, and Kelley joined Veinoglou and Shrum at Berklee. A time of great change had come; with the heartbeat of the band no longer in the Berkshires, it was time to expand. Leaving Weiner, Renner, and Gilbert was not easy. 

In October 2012, the Interlopers welcomed in three new members, who took the places of their dear friends who could not make the busy rehearsal schedule. Jakob Rabitsch joined on keyboards, Kama Bell on saxophone, and Nick Frenay on bass. The band's music combines the enlightening and sultry sounds of R&B and soul music with the fluid harmonic language of jazz, all executed with the boundless mindset of a jam band. 

A fan said their music "is like a sound bath, welcoming and inviting you in slowly, then once you are completely submerged, takes you on a cleansing journey."

This year saw the band's debut performance in its new home city of Boston, and the launch of its Get on the Road Campaign to travel the East Coast and beyond so that eager listeners can hear the Interlopers's music. The remainder of the year looks promising as the band continue to expand its sound.

 
Admission: 
Free

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