Performance

Vasileios Kostas: For Lena

Friday / February 21, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist and composer Vasileios Kostas will present a recital of original music and covers with a trio and a quintet.

Admission: 
Free

Irma Seleman: Take It Slow

Tuesday / February 18, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Malaysian singer-songwriter and arranger Irma Seleman presents her latest originals as well as a number of covers accompanied by a big band.

Watch Irma Seleman perform "The Price" live at Berklee in this video:

Admission: 
Free

Onna Lou: A Little Bit of Every Thought

Tuesday / February 11, 2014 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Onna Lou is an Argentinian singer and songwriter mixing rock, pop, jazz, folk, and tango. She will be joined by her band and many guests for an evening of colorful music and perspicacious lyrics.

 

Admission: 
Free

Bear's Den / Barnaby Bright

Sunday / March 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Bear's Den

Taking a cue from earnest, pastoral folk-rockers like Mumford & Sons, the Avett Brothers, and Stornoway, London alt-country/indie folk trio Bear's Den formed around the talents of Joey Haynes and ex-Cherbourg members Andrew Davie and Kev Jones. Bear's Den honed its chops on tours with contemporaries like Of Monsters and Men, the Smoke Fairies, and Matt Corby before securing the opening slot for Mumford & Sons’ 2012 performance at London’s massive O2 Arena. The group issued a pair of debut EPs, Without/Within and Agape, through the Communion label last year.

Watch a music video for “Sahara” by Bear's Den here:

Since the release of its first album, Wake the Hero in 2009, Barnaby Bright has garnered high accolades for its folk songwriting and sound. Grand prize winners of the New York Song Circle competition, Barnaby Bright's music has also been featured on ER and Days of our Lives. Their follow-up EP, Gravity, was named one of the top 100 records of the year by Amazon.com. The band is now touring in support of its brand new full-length record, The Longest Day, gracing such notable venues as Lincoln Center and NPR's Mountain Stage in West Virgina, and sharing stages with the likes of the Lumineers and Norah Jones.

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

HanKyul Kang's Favorite Things

Monday / February 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
HanKyul Kang

Pianist HanKyul Kang, also known as HK, presents his first performance recital in Berklee: a set of easy listening jazz and fusion tunes in a piano trio format.

Admission: 
Free

Deniz Aydemir

Thursday / February 20, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Deniz Aydemir

Deniz Aydemir performs some of his originals in the singer-songwriter genre, as well as covers of songs from Turkey and Basque country.

Listen to music from Deniz Aydemir here.

Admission: 
Free

Tomoko Ozawa and Friends

Tuesday / February 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Tomoko Ozawa

Pianist/composer Tomoko Ozawa and her group will present a set of her original jazz- and classical-influenced music. Part of the set will include music set to the poems of Emily Dickinson.

Listen to music from Tomoko Ozawa here.

Admission: 
Free

The Fontaine Brothers / The Doyle Brothers / Alexis Babini

Saturday / March 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
The Fontaine Brothers

An acoustic pop-rock/alternative duo from Boston, the Fontaine Brothers blend guitars and bass with taut vocal harmony, and have been performing original work and popular covers for a decade. They recently appaered on National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) showcases across the U.S. and toured with Howie Day. The brothers have also collaborated with producer Warren Huart and songwriters Kyle Patrick, Jesse Ruben, and Zach Berkman.

Check out the Fontaine Brothers' "Always" here:

 

The Doyle Brothers combine the tuneful spirit of classic soul and rock ‘n’ roll with the rhythm and swagger of modern pop. Hailing from Buffalo, New York, they're releasing a slew of new singles from a recording process aptly deemed “the Storm Sessions,” since the pair wrote the songs while trapped indoors without power during Hurricane Sandy in New York City. The brothers then began recording the songs during a severe snowstorm.

Watch "Anything Everything" by the Doyle Brothers here:

 

With delicate arrangements and beautiful orchestration, Alexis Babini showcases his honesty in a debut full length album titled The Pioneer Spirit, which recently cracked the iTunes top 100. Babini combines expressive vocals with lighthearted charm, resulting in hook-filled songs that elicit smiles, foot-tapping, and sing-alongs. Alexis has toured the US sharing the stage with a range of notable acts such as Blues Traveler, Howie Day, Boz Scaggs, the Verve Pipe, Tony Lucca (a finalist on NBC’s The Voice), Ryan Cabrera, Sister Hazel, Aaron Carter, and the Click Five.

"Shut Up and Kiss Me" by Alexis Babini, live in New York:

Admission: 
$10, general admission

WesFest 9, Featuring John Patitucci

Sunday / March 16, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd. West
Studio City
CA
91604
Wes Wehmiller '92

Grammy-winning bassist and bandleader John Patitucci will headline WesFest 9: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The concert will be at the Baked Potato in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 16.

The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a 1992 Berklee graduate and highly accomplished bassist, athlete, and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. The scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. Other performers will include Danny Mo’, the 2014 Wes Wehmiller Scholarship winner Max McKellar, Joe Travers, John “JR” Robinson, Steve Bailey, Kira McConaghy, John Beasley, and Jonathan Pinson.

WesFest 9 advance tickets are available through March 15 for $30. Ticket orders and donations will be accepted via check or credit card. To purchase tickets, use this form:

 

Admission: 
$30

Sarah Troy: SIXbySIX

Friday / February 21, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer-songwriter Sarah Troy performs a collection of her original songs with a seven-piece backing group and string arrangements by Trevor Motycka.

Watch Sarah Troy perform "Let Me Go" in this video:

Admission: 
Free

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