Concert

Italo Cunha Trio

Sunday / June 26, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Italo Cunha

Italo Cunha is a jazz guitarist/composer/arranger/student/teacher. Born and raised in Brazil, this Berklee student started playing piano at age 4 and guitar at 9. By 12, Cunha was performing professionally with local musicians. Check out Cunh'a MySpace page

Admission: 
Free

Green Line Inbound

Saturday / June 25, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Green Line Inbound

Boston-based Green Line Inbound creates the freshest of beats brought to you on the regular. With swagger-like p-funk and a glam only found in the movie Spice World, Green Line Inbound delivers to you a booty-shaking dance-gasm you’ll never forget.

Admission: 
Free

Foxtrot

Saturday / June 25, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Foxtrot

This Boston rock band is just entering its sophomore year on the scene and already making a splash with a live DVD and new record. Think equal parts Radiohead, Incubus, and Mute Math, and you're halfway there. These are songs about overcoming and succumbing to boundaries; songs that will make you hum and say "hmm."

And if you've been club hopping in the New England area anytime in the past year, you know the second part of the Foxtrot story: they're a dangerously entertaining live band that has a penchant for startling live effects and a unforgettable light show. The members have previously played the Warped Tour, Carnegie Hall, CBGBs, Port City Music Hall, Berklee Performance Center, and the Ruins at the Colosseum.

 

Admission: 
Free

Thinkin' Big

Thursday / June 16, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Thinkin' Big

Current Berklee College of Music student Jonah Francese started Thinkin' Big for the purpose of bringing jazz writers and arrangers together. The group solely plays student charts. It is place where the students can, without fear, bring in their work and get it played by a band that will only give support. 

The group meets once a week and gets new charts just as often. This spring was the first full semester the band was together and it has already performed twice: at the Turtle Lane Playhouse and at the Lily Pad. The group looks forward to many more opportunities and charts to come.

Admission: 
Free

Noe Socha

Wednesday / August 3, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Noe Socha

While studying classical music, guitarist Noe Socha began to privately study jazz and blues guitar with Enrico Zanella. Between 2004 and 2006 he participated in various acoustic guitar workshops and deepened his finger-picking method with Franco Morone and Walter Lupi. In 2008 he participated in a Berklee seminar at Umbria Jazz and was selected as part of an ensemble to open Umbria Jazz Winter in Orvieto.

Noe then won a scholarship to attend Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program. During the five weeks of study he won Guitar Showcase, was selected out of 200 guitarists to open the final concert at the Berklee Performance Center, and won a full-tuition scholarship to continue his studies at Berklee. 

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Aires de Argentina

Friday / July 29, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
I-Yun Chung

Aires de Argentina was founded by I-Yun Chung in the spring of 2008 at Berklee College of Music. The group is a world folk ensemble bringing together talented musicians from different countries, including Taiwan, Argentina, Korea, and France, who aim for true musical expression with passion—giving a different sound to traditional Argentinean music. The idea of this group is not just to perform but to share.

Aires de Argentina combines classical, jazz, and rock with Argentinean music. The band will present original compositions and new arrangements of Argentinean music.

Admission: 
Free

Sons of Daughters

Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Sons of Daughters

Everybody's mother is somebody's daughter, brother. Dig? Sons of Daughters features Berklee alumni Devin Drobka and Aaron Darrell as well as New School for Jazz alumnus and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner.

The members of this trio have performed with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Greg Osby, Ches Smith, Becca Stevens, and Dave Stryker, among others. They tour the East Coast and Midwest regularly and collectively have graced the stages of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Yoshi's, Smalls Jazz Club, the JVC Jazz Festival, and many other stages in the United States and Europe.

Sons of Daughters was born through an unlikely union. Having heard for months of young guns Darrell and Drobka, Breiner traveled from his home in Madison, Wisconsin to Milwaukee in May of 2010 for a one-nighter at the Jazz Estate. He showed up a half-hour late and the band was already knee-deep in an epic performance of "Autumn Leaves." Breiner stepped on stage to take a solo before the rest of the band even realized he had shown up. He didn't meet the bass player and drummer until the set break.

Soon after, Darrell moved to Boston to complete a degree at Berklee and Drobka moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a failed actor turned singing waiter on rollerskates in midtown (done aaaaand. . . done). Breiner stayed put in Madison where he continued to undermine the lounge jazz scene one gig at a time.

This trio of brilliant young improvisers plays incendiary originals and reaches deep into the pantheon of jazz classics in order to deliver telepathy-laced shang-a-lang that transcends its geographical limitations.

Admission: 
Free

Sons of Daughters

Thursday / July 21, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Sons of Daughters

Everybody's mother is somebody's daughter, brother. Dig? Sons of Daughters features Berklee alumni Devin Drobka and Aaron Darrell as well as New School for Jazz alumnus and John Coltrane Foundation scholarship winner Patrick Breiner.

The members of this trio have performed with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Lovano, Tony Malaby, Greg Osby, Ches Smith, Becca Stevens, and Dave Stryker, among others. They tour the East Coast and Midwest regularly and collectively have graced the stages of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Yoshi's, Smalls Jazz Club, the JVC Jazz Festival, and many other stages in the United States and Europe.

Sons of Daughters was born through an unlikely union. Having heard for months of young guns Darrell and Drobka, Breiner traveled from his home in Madison, Wisconsin to Milwaukee in May of 2010 for a one-nighter at the Jazz Estate. He showed up a half-hour late and the band was already knee-deep in an epic performance of "Autumn Leaves." Breiner stepped on stage to take a solo before the rest of the band even realized he had shown up. He didn't meet the bass player and drummer until the set break.

Soon after, Darrell moved to Boston to complete a degree at Berklee and Drobka moved to New York to pursue his dream of becoming a failed actor turned singing waiter on rollerskates in midtown (done aaaaand. . . done). Breiner stayed put in Madison where he continued to undermine the lounge jazz scene one gig at a time.

This trio of brilliant young improvisers plays incendiary originals and reaches deep into the pantheon of jazz classics in order to deliver telepathy-laced shang-a-lang that transcends its geographical limitations.

Admission: 
Free

Vaughnette

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Mothers Rest Playground
Back Bay Fens
Boston
MA
United States
Vaughnette

It isn't hard to believe how quickly audiences sit up and take notice whenever Vaughnette takes center stage and starts to sing. Her rich, warm, earthy tones caressingly draw you in, as she delivers effortlessly on some of the most timeless standards and ballads. When it comes to jazz, Vaughnette fits right into the groove. It is, after all, the music that deeply inspires her.

Hailing from La Brea in the south of Trinidad, Vaughnette debuted on the jazz circuit at the Steelpan and Jazz Festival, performing as a guest vocalist with virtuoso pannist Len "Boogsie" Sharpe. She next graced the stage later that same year at the San Fernando Jazz Festival, appearing with visionary Carlton Alexander and the Coalpot Band. Audiences at the Sando Jazz were also treated to her performances alongside Botswanan flugelhorn player Socca Moruakgomo. Many still recall her sunny session at Jazz on the Beach, Tobago, which kept her audience buzzing long after she had left the stage. Clearly, this La Brea lady was developing an impressive fan base!

Never one to take her talent and artistry for granted, Vaughnette continued to perfect her craft, studying voice and jazz performance with some of music's finest. Her focus and hard work paid dividends in 2008 when she became one of few Caribbean nationals ever to be awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

Fast forward to 2010, and Vaughnette is heaping praise on individuals like Gabrielle Goodman and Janice Pendarvis (Berklee College) and Dominique Eade (New England Conservatory) for guidance in taking her vocal abilities to the next level. Her list of appearances keeps growing as she showcases her vocal mettle.

With vocals evoking a distinct Caribbean charisma and a personality that embraces you like a longtime friend, Vaughnette continues to charm her listeners wherever she performs. When she isn't weaving her magic on stage, Vaughnette works as an occupational health and safety professional at a petroleum company.

Admission: 
Free

Jesse Scheinin Band

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jesse Scheinin Band

Saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is looking for something new. Music that sounds and feels like 2010, but that has the energy and spontaneity of '60s jazz—Sigur Ros meets Coltrane—is the goal. His songs are about dreams, adventures, and growing up. Inspired by the magical realism of authors Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Jorge Luis Borges, they try to bring listeners into a state of fantasy. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper, Scheinin is completing his studies at Berklee.

At 21, he has performed with many top artists, including Jack DeJohnette, Matt Wilson, and Louie Bellson, and has already led his band at venues like the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Yoshi's Jazz Club, Chris's Jazz Café, the San Jose Jazz Festival, Club Passim, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. A Jesse Scheinin Band show is an event: big energy, big melodies, and total spontaneity. It's serene and raw and filled with theatricality; it's electric.

Admission: 
Free

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