Concert

Berklee Global Jazz Institute at Monterey

Friday / March 30, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Next Generation Festival
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey
CA
United States
93940
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute Sextet. From left: Alex Hargreaves, Spencer Stewart, Caili O'Doherty, Zach Giberson, Lihi Haruvi, Isaac Haselkorn.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform a free, opening night concert, as part of the Monterey Jazz Festival's Next Generation Jazz Festival in historic downtown Monterey, California.

Admission: 
Free of charge

il abanico

Friday / June 22, 2012 / 9:00 p.m.
BAMcafé Live
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn
NY
United States
11217
il abanico

il abanico is an indie/experimental band created in 2010 by Nicolás Losada (guitar) and Juliana Ronderos (voice). They expose their personalities with innovative melodies, an upbeat rhythm section, and unorthodox guitars. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, this duo in the past year has played more 70 shows and toured the U.S., and will play festivals such as SXSW in Austin, Foburg Festival in New Orleans, Canadian Music Week, and North by Northeast in Toronto. Crossing Colors is the name of their first EP, a five-song EP recorded in well-renowned Studio G in Brooklyn, NY. il abanico is currently working on their second EP.

Learn more about the BAMcafé.

Admission: 
Free

John Mark McMillan / Jude Moses

Friday / March 16, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

John Mark McMillan's latest album plumbs the interior psychology of a man trying to live in the uneasy valley between this world and the next, standing on the edge of the ocean of eternity, straining to see beyond the horizon line.

Jude Moses will be the opening act for John Mark McMillan.

Admission: 
$10 advanced, $12 day of show

Sonic Collision II

Thursday / May 10, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert featuring students of EP-P350 live performance techniques for the electronic musician.

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BGJI Green Ensemble featuring Antonio Sanchez

Saturday / April 14, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is proud to present a series of concerts featuring some of world's most talented emerging artists. This program features the music of Antonio Sanchez.

Three time Grammy Award-winner Antonio Sanchez is considered by many critics and musicians to be one of the most prominent drummers of his generation. Born in Mexico City, he started playing drums at the age of 5 and began performing professionally early in his teens. He pursued a degree in classical piano at the National Conservatory in Mexico and in 1993 he moved to Boston to enroll at Berklee College of Music.

Since his move to New York City, Sanchez has become one of the most sought after drummers in the international jazz scene. He has performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Pat Metheny (he's a member of the Pat Metheny Group and the Pat Metheny Trio with Christian McBride), Chick Corea, Michael Brecker, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton, and Toots Thielmans.

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director. The BGJI provides a comprehensive, contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment.   

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Berklee Marimba Soloists and Sextets

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dean Anderson and Nancy Zeltsman present Berklee Marimba Madness, as part of Percussion Fest.

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Percussion Unlimited

Thursday / April 5, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dean Anderson presents Percussion Unlimited featuring the Berklee Percussion Ensemble as part of Percussion Fest.

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Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase

Thursday / March 29, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Six talented guitar students lead their bands in an exciting program of original, cover, vocal, and instrumental tunes. This year features Michael Johnson, Cameron Galpin, William Larson, Matthew Gibbs, Finnegan Bryan Singer, and Balam Garcia.

Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase 2012 is the fourth in an annual event presented each year by Berklee guitar faculty Thaddeus Hogarth.

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Cettina Donato

Thursday / March 29, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Cettina Donato is an Italian piano player and composer. She was born in Messina, Sicily, and attended the conservatory in Reggio Calabria, where she studied classical music and composition. She also received a degree in jazz from the Conservatory of Messina.

In 2008, she attended the Umbria Jazz Clinics in Perugia where she was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee. Cettina was nominated as New Italian Jazz Musician in 2009. Her first CD, Pristine, contains her own compositions and arrangements.

As a Berklee student, Donato has worked as a tutor and student ambassador. She is a piano accompanist for Berklee in Italy (Umbria Jazz Festival) and also plays with Berklee faculty at the Umbria Jazz Festival. She has played several concerts at Berklee as a band leader and a composer. Cettina received the Carla Bley Award offered by the Jazz Composition Department and she composed and performed a track on the recent CD release by Jazz Revelation Records.

Admission: 
Free

Middle Eastern Music Festival

Monday / March 12, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Christiane Karam

The Middle Eastern Music Festival highlights flamenco music, from its Andalusian roots to current trends, and explores the connections between flamenco, Arabic, Mediterranean, and Balkan music. The program also reflects the journey Gypsies took from India all the way to the Mediterranean.

Performers include Berklee's Flamenco and Balkan Vocal ensembles—both primarily women's choruses—and the Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble, featuring student and alumni instrumentalists with surprise appearances by internationally acclaimed flamenco artists.

The program will include traditional and contemporary pieces, original arrangements created by the ensemble, and classics by flamenco masters Paco de Lucia and Pepe De Lucia. A special focus will be given to the music of Enrique Morente, who is known for creatively blending flamenco with other styles.

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

Admission: 
$15, $10 reserved seating

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