Performance

Dottie Scharr's Last Recital

Wednesday / November 20, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Dottie Scharr

Indie-folk singer-songwriter Dottie Scharr will present a range of covers and originals with a full band in her final recital at Berklee. Scharr's songwriting is inspired by friends, feelings, and flowers, and blends the melodic hooks of Ingrid Michaelson with the folk/country aesthetic of Patty Griffin. In addition to spending a summer living in New York working in the music business, Scharr has expanded her performance experience to include venues in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. Her immediate plans involve spending the summer in the studio recording an EP of originals to be released in 2014, as well as performances in the Boston area. When she's not performing solo, Scharr enjoys a diverse circle of musical friends with whom she can collaborate and explore any genre from musical theater to jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Tim Reynolds: Better Than Life

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Tim Reynolds

Violinist Tim Reynolds presents a recital comprised of arrangements of popular tunes and original songs.

Admission: 
Free

Kartikeya Srivastava: Samādhi

Friday / November 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Kartikeya Srivastava presents his senior recital with a trio.

Admission: 
Free

Auguster / Hadley Kennary / Becca Roth

Friday / December 13, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Jimmy Marino of Auguster
Hadley Kennary
Becca Roth

Enjoy a night of talented folk, rock, and pop singer-songwriters with Auguster, Hadley Kennary, and Becca Roth.

Auguster, a project of singer-songwriter Jimmy Marino, has been grasping the attention of listeners in the Boston area ever since forming earlier this year, with critics comparing the seven-piece band’s debut album, A Change of Scene, to artists such as Ben Howard of Imagine Dragons, the Foo Fighters, and Glen Hansard. Auguster combines passionate storytelling, relatable lyrics, gritty vocals, and polished pop-rock instrumentation to illustrate the emotional tension in the material and to deliver powerful, memorable music.

Berklee student Hadley Kennary has released a self-titled EP and a full-length album. Inspired by the world around her, Kennary’s music mixes the honesty of Sara Bareilles, the mellow cleverness of Ingrid Michaelson, and harmonies reminiscent of the Indigo Girls.

Becca Roth presents a blend of folk-inspired honest lyrics and memorable pop melodies. She performs with bandmates Dag Hanken, Mike Caprarola, Marco Marcel, and Yusuke Sato. In October of 2012, Roth released her debut EP, Work in Progress, along with an official music video.

Watch Roth’s music video for “Work in Progress” here:

Admission: 
Free

Wambura Mitaru: Asante

Wednesday / November 27, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Wambura Mitaru performs atop Berklee's new campus building in Boston.

Vocalist Wambura Mitaru presents a concert celebrating life and music.

The concert is titled "Asante," which is Kiswahili for "thank you."

Watch an excerpt of Wambura Mitaru Synergy performing "Wewe" (Kiswahili for "You") here:

     

Admission: 
Free

Ioana Udroiu: Celebrate

Wednesday / November 13, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall

Vocalist Ioana Udroiu will premiere originals for the first time from her new EP and cover songs that range from neo-soul to jazz to funk.

Admission: 
Free

Daley

Tuesday / December 3, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Daley

A unique singer-songwriter with a sound rooted in soul, pop, and R&B, Daley hails from Manchester, England. His sound is infused with ambient experimental vibes. Daley has been showcasing his trademark vocal style and flair for songwriting and vocal arrangement over the past few years and is currently finishing up his debut album.

Watch a music video for Daley's "Broken" here:

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Tenor Sax Summit: Gary Campbell, George Garzone, and Frank Tiberi

Thursday / November 7, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A talented trio of legendary tenor saxophone players and music educators – Gary Campbell, George Garzone, and Frank Tiberi – collaborate for this very special concert, joined by Tim Ray on Piano, John Lockwood on bass, and Yoron Israel on drums.

Saxophonist/composer Gary Campbell has shared the stage with John Scofield, David Liebman, Jaco Pastorius, Arturo Sandoval, and Eddie Gomez, among many others. He is currently working with the Miroslav Vitous Quartet and is a professor of jazz studies/saxophone and coordinator of jazz studies at Florida International University. A Fullbright Scholar, he has been awarded numerous National Endowment for the Arts performance grants and he has published five acclaimed books on jazz improvisation.

Master saxophonist and Berklee professor George Garzone has performed with Michael Brecker, Chick Corea, and Eddie Gomez, as well as several artists outside of the jazz realm, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and the Temptations. One of the world’s foremost jazz educators, Garzone has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach, and his students have included Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis, and Danilo Perez, among many others.

Rounding out this trio of enormously talented musicians, Berklee professor Frank Tiberi has performed with Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Bob Chester, and Urbie Green, among others. In 1987, he became the leader of the Woody Herman Thundering Herd Jazz Band. Tiberi plays tenor and alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, and bassoon and is known for his skillful use of John Coltrane’s ideas of deceptive resolution.

Admission: 
Free

Nadia Chechet's Fall Recital

Monday / November 18, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Nadia Chechet and her band will present a collection of R&B, pop, neo-soul, and blues covers by artists such as Anita Baker, Ledisi, Oleta Adams, Lizz Wright, and more. Listen to samples of Chechet's music here.

Admission: 
Free

Fengheng Lee: Groovin' It

Thursday / November 14, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Fengheng Lee presents a mixture of R&B, funk, and fusion covers from artists such as Chuck Loeb, Mike Stern, Michael Landau, and others.

Admission: 
Free

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