Concert

Jazz Wanted Dead or Alive

Wednesday / October 12, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz Revelation Records artists will perform as a way to encourage new submissions to the label during the fall semester. This is a new schedule for us, and we hope that it will increase our profile and encourage students to submit their music for consideration for the new album. Many styles and types of jazz are usually presented, and this year will be no different. 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

Africana Studies Concert Series: Robin Kelley

Tuesday / October 25, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Robin Kelley will read from his book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original. He will also discuss the research that was done to develop the book, along with questions and dialogue from students. In addition, he will lecture and present on his forthcoming book, Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times.

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Hotels and Highways / Mia Dyson / Margaret Glaspy / Edmund Evans

Saturday / October 22, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Hotels and Highways

Erin Sidney (aka Syd), Patrick Thomas, and Lisa Piccirillo are each experienced touring and recording artists with self-released albums and a thick portfolio of singer-songwriter accolades. Each has performed showcases at prestigious music festivals, opened for national acts, maintained rigorous touring schedules, and received plenty of quotable love from the press. In the fall of 2010 they came together in a lakeside cabin to form Hotels and Highways and record what would become Lost River, a folk-tinged meditation on the deeper meaning of living and a love letter to the spirit of collaboration.

Mia Dyson is inarguably one of Australia's finest musical exports to the United States. With an ARIA award in hand (Grammy equivalent) for Best Blues and Roots Album and three nominations for Best Female Artist, Dyson moved to Los Angeles and is gracing American audiences with soulful lyrics, extraordinary guitar playing, and her gritty, yet gorgeously haunting voice.

Also appearing are Margaret Glaspy and Edmund Evans.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Vocal Music of South Africa / West African Drum and Dance Ensemble

Friday / November 4, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A sweet taste of African pop music with a hint of tradition. The Vocal Music of South Africa will team up with the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble during Africa Week to spice up your palate. Please come and enjoy the flavor.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Concert Series

Tuesday / October 4, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Concert Series and Jam is a quarterly open musical forum for the BGJI ensembles to present their newer compositions on campus. Tonight:

BGJI Orange Ensemble

Zach Brown—bass
Roberto Giaquinto—drums
Zach Giberson—alto/tenor/bari sax
Clay Lyons—alto sax
Zayn Mohammed—guitar

BGJI Red Ensemble

Zach Brown—bass
Roberto Giaquinto—drums
Matt Halpin—tenor sax
Alex Hargreaves—violin
Christian Li—piano
Hailey Niswanger—alto sax

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Sharon Little / Julian Velard

Thursday / October 27, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Julian Velard

Paper Doll, the second album by vocalist, songwriter and CBS recording artist Sharon Little, is her response to a pop culture mindset that seems to require female entertainers to adopt a particular look or behave outrageously in order to gain attention.

Julian Velard released his second album, Mr. Saturday Night, earlier this year. The native New Yorker–turned–London resident presents a masterpiece collection of perfect and unorthodox pop tunes and a voice that sounds like it came straight off the "dock of the bay." Blending effortless cool with a naturally charming motor mouth, he has created his own brand of classic '70s-inspired piano pop.

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show

The Esterhazy Quartet

Thursday / October 20, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Throughout its distinguished career the Esterhazy Quartet has delighted audiences on three continents, performing at venues such as the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and the Beethoven Society in Santiago de Chile. Critics have praised the Esterhazy Quartet for its intelligence, refinement, and warmth of sound, described as a "velvety palette of tonal colors" (La Nación, Buenos Aires).

Taking its name from Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, the patron of composer Joseph Haydn (considered the "father" of the string quartet), the Esterhazy Quartet has appeared at numerous important music festivals in the United States and abroad over the last four decades. The quartet has frequently performed live on National Public Radio.

Formed in 1968 as the ensemble-in-residence of the University of Missouri, the Esterhazy Quartet is widely recognized for its commitment to performing and promoting the music of our time, especially modern music of the Americas. The group maintains one of the largest collections of Latin American string quartets in the United States, and is responsible for the commission, world premiere, and recording of several new American string quartets.

In addition to collaborating with contemporary composers, the Esterhazy Quartet actively promotes the advancement of the string quartet art form through master classes, seminars, and workshops for young performers and composers, including its annual residency for composers at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a yearly summer chamber music seminar at the University of Missouri.

George Sebastian Lopez, pianist, has been featured across the globe. He received critical acclaim for his interpretation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in Amsterdam and performed the complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in his last two concert seasons. He was hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “musical perspective, continuity, and kaleidoscopic colors.” 

Lopez just returned from Italy, where he performed in a music festival in Umbria. He is currently artist-in-residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where he lives with his wife and two children. He will be going on a European tour in March 2012 with the Bowdoin College chamber choir performing a new work for solo piano and chorus especially written for them.

 

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TFDI Featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke

Sunday / October 9, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Apparently they couldn't get enough of the "bromance" that began last year on their first annual group tour, because Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Duke are doing it all over again—one year later. To celebrate that anniversary, the three music compadres plan to criss-cross the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic, the South, and the Midwest.

During last year's tour, a series of video blogs allowed fans to watch the nightly shows and the travel between them, and there is sure to be more hilarity, musicality, and hijinks of the same sort this go-around. Last year, the tour name was prompted by a high-energy video blog jingle by Nash—that fans chanted at every show.

Also appearing: Benny Marchant.

Admission: 
$10 in advance; $15 day of show

Fresh Prospects: China Fox and Canary

Friday / October 7, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Fresh Prospects is a showcase of the best up-and-coming college artists throughout Boston—from Berklee and beyond. October's lineup features China Fox and Canary.

Admission: 
Free

Leo Blanco and Ricardo Monzon

Monday / November 7, 2011 (All day)
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Ensembles led by Leo Blanco and Ricardo Monzon.

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