Concert

Aris Valeris Quartet

Thursday / May 3, 2012 / 5:30 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Aris Valeris Quartet

Aris Valeris is a piano player and composer trained in both the jazz and classical idioms. He started at the early age of 3 and worked with several classical teachers on his piano skills. However, throughout his childhood he always felt the need to create improvised music. As the son of two directors, he fulfilled this passion by composing or improvising live for more than 40 theatrical plays. In his teenage years, after having earned several musical awards for his work on classical piano, his attention was caught by the improvisational element of jazz.

Originally from Greece, Valeris moved to Boston in September 2009 after winning several scholarships to study at Berklee, where he studied piano performance and film scoring. His teachers included Ray Santisi, Stavros Lantsias, Nando Michelin, and Steve Heck.

In 2010 he created the Aris Valeris Quartet. The group is composed of four musicians with various musical influences and backgrounds. It came together to perform Valeris's originals and group compositions with a unique sound, energy, and emotion that flows through the deep connection of its members and grows in the music while being recorded or performed live.

Admission: 
Free

Armsted Christian’s Flo’Ology Experience

Thursday / April 19, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Armstead Christian

Voice professor Armstead Christian is a leader of Peaceful Flight, a member of the Will Downing Group and the Gerald Albright Group, and has performed with Patti Austin, Regina Carter, Will Downing, Chieli Minucci, Najee, Diana Ross, Special EFX, and others. He is currently a recording artist for SIAM Records and has songwriting credits on Will Downing's Moods (Mercury/Polygram Records) and Najee's Just an Illusion and Share My World (EMI). He is a former multicultural education coordinator at the University of Massachusetts and former faculty member at New England Conservatory of Music. Along with his Grammy-nomination for All the Man You Need with Will Downing, he is the winner of the SESAC Award for Songwriting in the Adult Contemporary/R&B and Smooth Jazz categories, as well as a writer of the theme song for NAACP documentary House on Fire.

 

 


Admission: 
Free

Steve Oristaglio and the Berklee Full Circle Band

Saturday / April 21, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Steve Oristaglio returns for this third annual Executive Sessions bash with a talented band of star Berklee musicians, a night of rock 'n' roll, and songs fans love to hear. It'll be a great night of music with friends. All proceeds benefit the Executive Sessions scholarship at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
$25, general admission

Start-Up Ventures and the Music Rights Frontier

Thursday / April 12, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Start-Up Ventures and the Music Rights Frontier is part of the Envisioning 21st Century Music Business Models Series presented by the Music Business/Management Department and the Professional Education Division. A panel of industry experts discuss new revenue bloodlines for artists and music entrepreneurs, focusing on start-up financing, branding, and rights management.

With panelists:

 

  • Kerri Cockrill, Brand Entertainment, Blackberry/RIM
  • Jim Griffin, WIPO's International Music Registry
  • Trudy Lartz, VP, Nielsen Entertainment
  • Caz McChrystal, Attorney, University of Wisconsin
  • Mark Montgomery Echo Music and Tech Entrepreneur
  • Kristin Thomson, Artist Revenue Expert, FOMC
  • Chris Woods, Cofounder, TuneSat 

 

 

 

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Latin Music Studies Presentation

Friday / April 6, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Come to an information session about the Performance Studies in Latin Music minor. You'll also learn about the Latin Music and Culture Celebration and the Association of Latin Faculty and get to hear three student groups perform. Learn more about it at the Focused Areas of Study section of the Berklee website.

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Berklee Percussion Days 2012: Henrique De Almeida Jazz Fusion Quartet

Friday / April 6, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A jazz fusion live performance featuring original compositions and drum set, keyboard, electric bass, and saxophone. A presentation of Berklee Percussion Days.

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Berklee Percussion Days 2012: 12:21 Tony "Thunder" Smith

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tony "Thunder" Smith presents an excursion through the music of "The Jan Hammer Group" and the metamorphoses of odd time signatures through jazz-fusion, funk, rock, and Latin.

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Berklee Percussion Days 2012: Casey Scheuerell

Friday / April 6, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee Percussion Days 2012 presents a student recital led by Casey Scheuerell.

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Berklee Percussion Days 2012: Kalifa and Koliba with Mohamed Kamara

Friday / April 6, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A presentation of Berklee Percussion Days 2012.

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Berklee Percussion Days 2012: African Percussion with Joe Galeota

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A display of African percussion music as it used in the modern world. Featured ensembles include the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble and the South African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

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