Concert

Giorgi Mikadze

Monday / May 20, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108
Giorgi Mikadze

Giorgi Mikadze was born on May 20, 1989, in Tbilisi, Georgia, and began playing piano at the age of five. Discovered as an outstanding musical talent at the age of one, Mikadze performed a piano concerto with a symphony orchestra for the first time when he was 12. Mikadze absorbed his classical music studies and began composing at 14. While attending high school, he discovered Oscar Peterson and quickly fell in love with jazz.

In 2006, Mikadze entered V. Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire. After founding a quartet, his career took off quickly. He performed at various Jazz Festivals, including Modern Music Evenings (2008), Art-Gene (2008), Kavkaz Jazz Festival, Black Sea Jazz Festival and Berklee High School Jazz Festival (2012-13).

He graduated from V. Saradjishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 2010, after which he entered Berklee College of Music, earning a full-tuition scholarship.

Noted for his skills as a fantastic pianist and composer in all styles, Mikadze has performed with the Tbilisi and Berklee Symphony Orchestras, composed for plays at the Rustaveli National Theatre in Georgia (including Biedermann and the Fire Raisers), and was musical director for Berklee’s tribute to Qunicy Jones. He has also played in jazz settings with renowned artists such as Roy Hargrove, Patti Austin, Justin Dicioccio, Mike Stern, Renee Neufville, Siedah Garrett, Rain Sultanov, Lenny Stallworth, Amen Saleem, Phil Wilson, David Fiuczynski, Mulatu Astatke, and Kirill Gerstein.

Mikadze was recently selected for the highly competitive Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at the Kennedy Center (directed by Jason Moran), where he performed for three nights. Mikadze won prizes in many international competitions, including : 2nd Prize, N. Gabunia National Piano Competition (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2002); 2nd Prize, Tbilisi International Young Pianists’ Competition (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2005); and Special Prize and Diploma, 6th V. Horowitz International Piano Competition (Kiev, Ukraine, 2005). He was awarded a full-tuition scholarship at the International Festival-Institute in Round Top, Texas (2009), and won scholarships from the president of Georgia (2003), Eteri Andjapharidze (2007), Giya Kancheli (2009) and Emmanuel Zambelli (2013).

Admission: 
Free

Carlos Capacho

Friday / May 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Cuatro player Carlos Capacho gives his first Berklee concert with a program based on the music of Venezuela, mixed with jazz fusion influences.

Admission: 
Free

EMEFE / Noble Savage

Friday / May 31, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
EMEFE

Inspired by the music of Fela Kuti, Miles Arntzen, drummer for Antibalas and Superhuman Happiness, created EMEFE in 2009. Since that time, the band’s infectious and energetic blend of afrobeat, funk, soul, and rock has supported the likes of Passion Pit and Rusted Root and members of EMEFE have played with artists such as the Budos Band and Medeski, Martin, and Wood, just to name a few. EMEFE’s instrumentation includes a drummer, a bassist, two guitarists, two percussionists, a keyboardist and a four-piece horn section. Dubbed “one of the Big Apple’s best live acts” by SarasotaDay.com, EMEFE’s motto is “music frees all.” The evening will feature members of Antibalas and the Big Mean Sound Machine.

Watch a music video from EMEFE below:

Noble Savage is a mash-up of virtuoso musicians from Boston-based jam bands. Members of Noble Savage are drawn from Spiritual Rez, the Effective Dose, Rapplesauce, and the Philadelphia-based dub/rock trio Among Criminals. Noble Savage plans to leave its mark on Boston’s thriving local music scene.

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

Bora Han's First Recital

Wednesday / May 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Pianist Bora Han gives her first Berklee recital with a mix of covers and original pieces.

Admission: 
Free

BoTimBo Trio

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Faculty drummer Bob Tamagni presents his piano jazz trio featuring Tim Ray on piano and Bob Nieske on bass, playing standards for Percussion Days 2013.

Admission: 
Free

The Jared Henderson Band

Monday / May 6, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Double bassist Jared Henderson and his band performs a set of original music in his senior recital. The show will feature guest appearances by Mike Bono, Christian Li, Matthew Halpin, Roberto Giaqunito, and others.

Admission: 
Free

Caili O'Doherty's Senior Recital

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Pianist Caili O'Doherty and her group will perform original compositions and arrangements in her final senior recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Bo Burnham

Thursday / May 16, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Three years ago, Bo Burnham was just another high-schooler recording YouTube videos for fun. Today, Burnham has burst on the comedy scene with a full-length LP, a Comedy Central special, and a deal to write a film for Judd Apatow. Entertainment Weekly recently named Burnham one of the 12 Rising Stars of Comedy. In March, Burnham released his first full length LP, Bo Burnham, which topped Billboard’s New Artist chart and was no. 2 on Billboard’s Comedy chart in its first week.

Admission: 
$29.50, reserved seating

Thomas Caminito's Jazz Composition Portfolio Recital

Thursday / May 9, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

This concert will be a showcase of original jazz and experimental compositions written by saxophonist Thomas Caminito.

Admission: 
Free

Billy Crabbe's Senior Recital

Friday / May 3, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Guitarist Billy Crabbe's senior recital will consist of original and cover pieces in the styles of blues, rock, and funk.

Admission: 
Free

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