Concert

Ensemble Showcase: Funk and Soul

Friday / April 27, 2012 / 4:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty member Lenny Stallworth. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including the funk and soul.

4:30 p.m. - Lenny Stallworth: P-Funk
6:30 p.m. - Lenny Stallworth: Funk and Soul Review

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Yesberger Band

Thursday / August 30, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Yesberger Band

Like a palm tree in a Russian winter, the Yesberger Band is bringing its shine to the music scene, inspiring audiences one by one with a jazzy approach to poetry and pop. Its unique musical vision, earthly in its ideals and thick with danceability, has taken the group cross-country and internationally, sharing bills with acts such as Bobby McFerrin, Jamie Cullum, the Temptations, and the Yellowjackets.

Fascinated by the world, Devon Yesberger writes songs that channel joy and light-heartedness, spinning the usual themes of life and love into unique sonic worlds with unusual interpretations. On stage, positivity comes to life with a presence that is unmatched by most young musicians, and is evidence of a strong passion for music, as well as a deep connection between the performers and audience.

Admission: 
Free

Carly Tefft

Sunday / August 26, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Fox Point
100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester
MA
United States
02125
Carly Tefft

Carly Tefft is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Cape Cod, Massachusetts with inspirations including the Police, Carol King, Gavin DeGraw Jason Mraz, and Colbie Calliat. Tefft, a Berklee student, puts a contemporary and alternative spin on the singer-songwriter genre.

A guitarist since she was 13, Tefft began writing songs in high school, and at end of her senior year, released her self-produced EP, Carly Tefft, on which she played all of the instruments (drums, bass, guitar, piano, and vocals) on ten originals.

Tefft has performed alongside Canary, Hannah Christianson, Entrain, and Emily Elbert, among others, at locations throughout Massachusetts, including the Cape Cod Melody Tent. She has also performed on several Massachusetts radio stations.

She plans to release a five-song EP, Loud and Clear, in 2012.

Admission: 
Free

Hannah Christianson

Wednesday / August 1, 2012 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Hannah Christianson

Hannah Christianson was born smiling, or so her mother says. Growing up in a lively family of seven in rural Minnesota, the young Christianson learned to perceive art and the world around her in a unique way. Even at a very early age, she became enamored with the piano and immersed herself in jazz and pop music. Years later, she developed into an accomplished songwriter and found herself playing various clubs around the upper Midwest and New England, a performance at the 2008 Winnipeg Folk Festival, a featured performance at the 2011 Minneapolis Aquatennial, and direct support for Quebec’s Cœur de Pirate.

Christianson is now a Music Therapy major at Berklee College of Music, where her songs have won the Perfect Pitch and Performing Songwriter contests, and she has performed in the Best of Berklee's Songwriters Showcase. This April, her song "A Hundred Hearts" will be featured in Berklee's 2012 Songwriter's Night at the Berklee Performance Center.

Her thoughtful writing encompasses the human condition with honesty, charisma, and hope. "A good mix of sweetness and pop sensibility, with an engaging voice that sounds like fine wine," Peter Swenson, Director of Social Media, CD Baby. Her song "Let's Be Frisbees" was recently featured on a compilation CD for the Raising the Blues Foundation, which distributed uplifting music to children's hospitals around New England.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Jazz and Fusion

Friday / April 27, 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 Ken Cervenka, John Pierce, and Tiger Okoshi. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and fusion.

2:00 p.m. - Ken Cervenka: Miles Davis Electric
3:15 p.m. - John Pierce: Big Band Jazz
4:30 p.m. - Tiger Okoshi: Original Fusion

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: Rock, R&B, Gospel, and Jazz

Thursday / April 26, 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 members George Russell, Jon Finn, and Greg Wardson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including rock, R&B, gospel, and jazz.

2:00 p.m. - George Russell: R&B/Gospel Jazz
3:15 p.m. - Jon Finn: Prog. Rock Instrumental
4:30 p.m. - Greg Wardson: Rock of the '70s

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: Jazz and Middle Eastern

Thursday / April 26, 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 Dave Weigert, Ricardo Monzon, and Craig Macrae. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and Middle Eastern.

2:00 p.m. - Dave Weigert, Yellowjackets Ensemble
3:15 p.m. - Ricardo Monzon, Directed Studies
4:30 p.m. - Craig Macrae, Contemporary Middle Eastern Music

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: World, Country, and the Music of Paul Simon and Sting Ensemble

Thursday / April 26, 2012 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Alain Mallet and Mike Ihde. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including the world, country, and the music of Paul Simon and Sting.

1:30 p.m. - Alain Mallet: Mixed World Ensemble
4:30 p.m. - Alain Mallet: Music of Paul Simon and Sting
6:30 p.m. - Mike Ihde: Country Music Ensemble

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

Admission: 

Utar Artun

Thursday / September 20, 2012 / 5:30 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Utar Artun

Percussionist, composer, conductor, and pianist Utar Artun, a native of Turkey, has performed with Kevin Eubanks and many other top artists. He was a finalist in ASCAP's Morton Gould Young Composers Competition (2010) and Young Jazz Composers Competition (2011). 

Artun studied classical percussion at Hacettepe University, Ankara State Conservatory. He arranged many movie soundtracks and other compositions for symphony orchestra, and the Bursa Regional Symphony Orchestra performed his arrangements in several live concerts. In addition, Artun has performed at several major music festivals and was was pianist, arranger, and composer for Betone Quartet.

Artun has composed and arranged more than 30 pieces for symphony orchestra, as well as more than 50 pieces for brass bands and big bands. Featured on various studio albums as a piano player, arranger, and drummer, Artun recently won the 18th Halici MIDI Competition and cowrote the arrangement for "Bizim Eller ne guzel eller," a Rhythm of the Universe song that has been broadcast around the world, including more than 100,000 views on Youtube.

Admission: 
Free

Evolfo Doofeht

Friday / July 13, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Evolfo Doofeht

 

 

Admission: 
Free

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