Concert

Sharin

Friday / July 27, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Sharin Maribel Toribio

Sharin Maribel Toribio was born in the 1980s in Tampa, Florida. By the age of six, she began to sing solos in church and play the piano. By nine years old, she had created her own compositions and begun playing other instruments by ear. As a teen, she earned countless awards and accolades and performed for hundreds of attendees at various youth conferences, festivals and concerts.

At the end of her freshman year of college, the yearning to dedicate her life to music full time brought her back home. She began working on her demo and even became a 2005 Miss Florida delegate. Unfortunately, all of her hard work and momentum was put on hold when she was diagnosed with stage 4 Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a cancer that affects the lymphatic system, and was given a 20 percent chance of life.

She fought the cancer for a harsh seven months with intensive chemotherapy and clinical trials. Today, she is cancer-free and determined more than ever to honor the miracle of her life by accomplishing her dreams. She believes it was the strong prayers and support of her church, family, friends, and music that brought her through such a trying time.

Toribio continues to compose and perform her music at Berklee. She is proud to have worked with artists and producers such as Eddie Perez (Paulina Rubio, JoJo, Hector "El Father," Wisin y Yandel), Jean Rodriguez, Toby Love, and Obie Bermudez. Her strong musical influences lie in the beautiful raw messages of pop country music, Spanish pop ballads, and R&B, and her greatest vocal icons are Gary LeVox, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Lauryn Hill, Luis Miguel, Juan Luis Guerra, Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and many more.

In the summer of 2011, Toribio was part of Berklee's Songwriter Tour in cities throughout Spain. In December 2011, she released her EP Quiero which contains all original content.

She hopes to touch people of every ethnicity through the spiritual language of music and be a symbol of trueness, positivity, and survival. 

Admission: 
Free

Jaime Woods

Thursday / July 26, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Jaime Woods

To Jaime Woods, music is storytelling. It connects us all through common experiences, and relatable issues. Music has the power to manipulate our emotions, evoke us to action, it facilitates healing, and causes us to think and see things differently.  

Woods began music in Chicago at 15, and sang with numerous choirs and local groups. In 2010, she was accepted to Berklee College of Music. She made enough noise in Chicago to raise half of her tuition money through her debut concert, themed "Lifespeak" in November 2010. Now as a student, she's focused on songwriting and production. Since she's been at Berklee, Jaime has performed at the Beantown Jazz Fest, Sculler's, Johnny D's, and other local shows and open mics. She became part of an ensemble that performed with neosoul artist Bilal, and will be performing with Lalah Hathaway in February 2012.  She has collaborated with many fellow Berklee students, and is a member of an a cappella group that will tour Europe in the winter. She is also preparing an EP for summer 2012.

Admission: 
Free

Rising Tribe

Thursday / July 26, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Stree
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Rising Tribe

Rising Tribe is a Boston-based original band that plays a funky mix of reggae, pop, rock, dancehall, and ska. This unique brand of mainstream pop-reggae has gained them fans of all ages in New England and beyond.  

Caribbean-raised Tiffany Gassett, on lead vocals amd guitar, adds a unique island twist to the Tribe's overall sound.  The band features Lindsey Nogueira on bass, Fran McConville on electric guitar, Thad Noland on keyboard and saxophone, Elote Villanueva on saxophone, and Molly Rose on trombone.

Admission: 
Free

CWP & EPD Student Concert: A Collaborative Writers Showcase

Wednesday / May 9, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features some of the best contemporary writing and production and electronic production and design students collaborating to present their dynamic songs, arrangements, and original compositions in an exciting mix of modern, electrifying music. CWP and EPD majors, along with an exciting electric, acoustic, and laptop band, will showcase original compositions and arrangements specifically written and sound designed for this concert.

The evening will feature a wide variety of contemporary styles and modern compositions written and produced by some of the best students of CWP and EPD: Inkyung Choi, Luis Miguel De la Isla Morfin, Juan Sebastian Cortes, Carlos Delgado Arjona, Manuel Garcia Baro Huarte, Ella Joy Meir, Juan Carlos Enriquez, Casey Kidd, Kevin Luu, Steve Pagano, Oguz Can Ozcanli, Stephanie Chan, Cameron Porter, Alejandra Jimenez Quiroga, Daniele Siliquini, Monica Cialona, and Zorrilla Alejandro. 

Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of CWP, and Dave Howard, CWP associate professor, direct the show.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Chasing Blue

Tuesday / July 24, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Chasing Blue

Chasing Blue came together in the fall of 2008 at a bluegrass ensemble at Berklee College of Music. Band members hail from across the United States and Canada, and now reside in Boston. Chasing Blue gigs heavily in the New England festival circuit.

Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional bluegrass material with unique arrangements and hard-driving style. Original material holds true to the bluegrass tradition but strong lyrical ideas and progressive musical ideas make the Chasing Blue sound.

Admission: 
Free

Bear Language

Friday / August 24, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
Milk Street and Atlantic Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02110
Bear Language

If Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were to have a child and name J Dilla the godfather, the resulting offspring would be Bear Language. Heavy riffs meet esoteric musical landscapes under delicate but gritty vocals. Born in early 2011 at Berklee, the band is a fusion of musical styles and influences ranging from the Mars Volta to Lettuce.

Originally from New York, guitarist and singer Luca Buccellati is an accomplished songwriter. While his songwriting with Bear Language draws heavily from Radiohead, Buccellati is equally at home in the pop idiom, a side that manifests itself through catchy hooks and edgily accessible riffs.

Bassist Archi Denis was born in Paris but grew up mostly in Asia. Growing up emulating Flea and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Denis proves that bass isn't just a background instrument. A true performer, he's known for his onstage antics without ever losing sight of the groove.

Drummer and St. Louis native Ian Barnett rounds out the trio. Also a producer following in the footsteps of J Dilla, he brings a love for all things off-kilter. On stage and in the studio he's always pushing the envelope and defying the traditional box in which a drummer operates, but always to the service of the music.

Together the three are captivating and fresh. In September of 2011 Bear Language released its self-titled debut EP, the first step in what will be a long journey. The group's second release, The Ventriloquist, is due out in 2012 with a full length to follow.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

The Stray Birds

Thursday / August 23, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
The Stray Birds

Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of the Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting that soars in three-part harmony. 

Though raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven had put miles of road behind them before first sharing a song in 2010. Craven had performed widely as fiddler, guitarist, and harmony vocalist for Grammy-nominated artist Adrienne Young while Maya had spent months criss-crossing the United States, Canada and Europe as a traveling street musician.

Grounding its sound in the unshakable groove of bassist Charlie Muench, the trio soon released its Borderland EP. Craven continues to tour nationally with Virginia-based Americana band the Steel Wheels. While attending Berklee, de Vitry began receiving national recognition for her songwriting, including a fourth place prize in the 2011 Telluride Troubadour Competition. Charlie received a degree in music education from West Chester University in December 2011. The Stray Birds will release their first full length album in summer 2012.

Admission: 
Free

Felix Peikli

Wednesday / August 22, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
City Hall Plaza
100 City Hall Plaza
Boston
MA
United States
02109
Felix Peikli

Felix Peikli, a 22-year-old clarinetist from Oslo, Norway, began uncovering his musical identity as a child when his grandfather gave him a Benny Goodman recording. He has played at festivals around the world and is a student in Berklee's Global Jazz Institute.

His first performance was at a jam session session at the Oslo Jazz Festival in 2002, when saxophonist Joe Lovano was in the audience, leading to a gig the next day with a visiting band in the Grand Hotel. Peikli won a series of prizes, became a student at Barratt Dues Classical Institute of Norway, and studied there with Fredrik Fors. He was selected to compete on Nation TV, won the National Dreamprize in 2005, and began performing several gigs per week.

He has performed at festivals and concerts in many countries, including Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Croatia, and the U.K. Peikli received the Capital of Norway Honors Prize in 2007, its youngest recipient ever. After attending Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, he earned a full-tuition scholarship.

Peikli has led his own group on two tours since enrolling at Berklee, and in 2011, was asked to be a sideman in Ralph Peterson Jr.'s jazz group, Ralph Peterson Fo'tet.

Peikli has dedicated himself to helping others through music, including efforts to raise awarness and money for battling amnesia and AIDS.

Admission: 
Free

Herego

Sunday / August 19, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
Fox Point
100 William T Morrissey Boulevard
Dorchester
MA
United States
02125
Herego

This folk/alt/indie/rock duo self describes as "Simon and Garfunkel meets Tim Burton meets your mother."

Erin Casey—who has performed under the name Elephant Sky—had come to a creative standstill and set out to learn what other influences the world had to offer. With hints of country resonating throughout her voice, she left the small town life she had always known and travelled to Boston, Massachusetts.

Seeking a life he had yet to experience, Chris Carlberg left the familiar world of acting he had come to know in Los Angeles in search of a musical passion he felt was calling his name. Packing up every instrument he owned, Chris drove a van across the country and landed in a New England city he had never encountered before: Boston.

Erin and Chris met and began a journey that spanned broken strings and broken relationships and first formed  a solid friendship, and then a brilliant musical duo. Like the cold nights of October, Herego is the wool sweater you pull on before walking amongst the reddened, dropping leaves; intense, yet caressing, commanding and promising. 

Admission: 
Free

Matt Savage

Sunday / August 19, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Matt Savage

Matt Savage, 20-year-old jazz pianist/composer/arranger, entered Berklee in the fall of 2009 at the age of 17. He has performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, the Today show, and NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland.

Savage tours as a solo artist and as the leader of the Matt Savage Trio. He has played at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in America (including the Blue Note, Birdland and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Lincoln Center). Matt's ninth and latest CD, Welcome Home, features Bobby Watson and Jeremy Pelt, among others.

He has studied with many eminent professors at Berklee, including Joanne Brackeen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Hal Crook, Dave Samuels, Ray Santisi, and Darren Barrett.  He will graduate from Berklee in December 2012.

Admission: 
Free

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