Concert

Winnie Dahlgren: Real Danish

Tuesday / September 13, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Winnie Dahlgren Group is playing original compositions from a contemporary harmonic universe marked with jazz, Latin, and world music influences. All music is written by faculty member Winnie Dahlgren. Pieces run the gamut of playful and energetic to sweet and endearing with thoughtful melodies. A special treat will be served at the concert!

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Guitar Sessions: Joe Stump

Thursday / August 18, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Joe Stump presents a metal guitar concert as part of Guitar Sessions.

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Patty Larkin Concert

Thursday / August 18, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk/pop for 25 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her "soundscape experiments" while Rolling Stone praises her "evocative and subtle sonic shading." She has been described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly) and a "drop-dead brilliant" performer (Performing Songwriter).

In 2010, Larkin celebrated a quarter of a century of music-making with 25, a recording of 25 love songs reworked with voice and guitar and 25 friends along the way. 25 is the unplugged version of classic Patty Larkin love songs, created with a dream team of some of acoustic music's heroes, including Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega, Bruce Cockburn, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and others. It is her first project since her New York Times critic's choice Watch the Sky and ground-breaking La Guitara, a compilation of international women guitarists. Larkin is currently writing material for her next project.

 

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Guitar Sessions: Jeffrey Lockhart Group

Wednesday / August 17, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty artist Jeffrey Lockhart presents a funk and groove concert as part of Guitar Sessions.

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Guitar Sessions: Dan Bowden

Tuesday / August 16, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Dan Bowden presents a blues/rock concert as part of Guitar Sessions.

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Guitar Sessions: Lage Lund

Monday / August 15, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Lage Lund performs as part of Guitar Sessions.

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Guitar Sessions: Julien Kasper Group

Sunday / August 14, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Julien Kasper Group performs for the Guitar Sessions Welcome Concert.

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Rogério Souza

Tuesday / September 20, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Rogéria Souza is a Brazilian guitarist (seven- and six-string guitars), composer, and arranger. He studied guitar with Norberto Macedo and harmony, ear training, and arranging with Adamo Prince and Sergio Adamo Benevenuto.

Souza has performed with some of the greatest artists in Brazilian popular music, including Paulinho da Viola, João Bosco, Dona Ivone Lara, Elza Soares, and Zélia Duncan. He hás appeared at the Festival Villa-Lobos, Montmartre Jazz Festival (Denmark), Blue Bird, Zanzibar, Festival of Ibero-American Culture, Festival de Inverno, Guimarães, and Casa de América Latina.

As an arranger for recording and touring ensembles, Souza has worked with Ivan Lins, Sergio Ricardo, and Delcio Carvalho, among others. Souza served as the music director and arranger for singer Ney Matogrosso's Batuque show, touring for two years throughout Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Portugal.

He has produced several albums, including recordings by Mio Matsuda (Atlantica), Rodrigo Lessa (No Bangalo da Bandola), and Agenor de Oliveira, and several albums by Nó em Pingo d'Água, one Brazil's most innovative choro ensembles, of which he is one of the founding members.

As a composer, Souza won awards for best composition and best arrangement in the 1997 Festival of Choro in Rio de Janeiro. In the same year, he released his first solo album, featuring his own compositions as well as collaborations with Lessa, guitarist Yamandú Costa, and saxophonist Eduardo Neves.

 

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Tuffus Zimbabwe

Sunday / August 14, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Jazz at the Fort
Fort Avenue
Roxbury
MA
United States
02119
Tuffus Zimbabwe

Tuffus Zimbabwe is a pianist and composer from the Roxbury area of the city of Boston. He comes from a rich background of artists and musicians, most notably the jazz and classical musical genius Edmund Jenkins.

Zimbabwe, a versatile composer and master musician in his own right, started piano lessons at the early age of 5. His parents, armed with knowledge of their rich musical heritage, made it a point to provide him with substantial musical exposure. He began by studying classical piano, which he did for roughly two decades. At the age of 12 he explored gospel music with a local church choir.

In his early teens, Zimbabwe joined Berklee College of Music's City Music Program, where he began his formal training in jazz. Here is where his skills and talents as a musician matured. The program offered him a laboratory to develop his compositions and a forum to perform with his peers. At 18, he received the prestigious Walter Beasley Award, won the songwriting competition at Berklee's Five-Week Summer Program, and was subsequently awarded the full-tuition City Music Continuing Scholarship to study in Berklee's undergraduate program (class of '05). Here he dual-majored in music business and film scoring while engaging in extensive studies in composition and performance.

In 2007 Zimbabwe continued his education, earning his master of music degree in jazz studies from New York University ('09), where he studied with master musicians such as Stefon Harris and Gil Goldstein to name a few. Zimbabwe was also honored as a recipient of the prestigious Barney Josephson Award for Excellence in Jazz.

Zimbabwe has maintained an active practice as a music educator, teaching for two years at NYU as Jazz Studies adjunct faculty, as well as in numerous youth programs including the Berklee City Music Program, Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy, and presently the Piano Outreach of New York (PONY). Zimbabwe is also musical director for youth service at the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Newark.

Zimbabwe currently works as a keyboardist in the Saturday Night Live Band on NBC. He also works in a number of bands such as Ron Reid's Sunsteel and Jovol Bell's Reality. He has performed in several festivals and venues across the United States. 

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Free

The Jazz Urbane

Sunday / August 14, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Jazz at the Fort
Fort Avenue
Roxbury
MA
United States
02119
Jazz Urbane

The Jazz Urbane is a contemporary music movement that embraces and infuses jazz with great R&B songwriting, melodies, grooves, and style. It's not really a "new movement," but a new configuration of mindset. The idea, both philosophically and as a demographic, is to share artistry that is mature, sophisticated, and creative, while providing a groove that anyone can feel. The result is a progressive cultural musical response: the Jazz Urbane.

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Free

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