Concert

Ensemble Department Pop and R&B Showcase

Tuesday / April 3, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Music by the Paul Simon and Sting Ensemble and the Stevie, Chaka, Aretha, Marvin Ensemble, led by Alain Mallet and Skip Smith. This concert is part of the Ensemble Department's R&B initiative.

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

An Evening with Ben and Sally Taylor

Thursday / December 15, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ben and Sally Taylor will grace the Red Room stage for one night only. Don't miss an amazing opportunity to celebrate music with this lovely and talented family.

Ben Taylor's memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing, and insightful, honest lyrics have been captivating fans since the moment he embarked on this journey. Making music has become as natural as breathing to Taylor. Accordingly, this approach has colored his songwriting to create music that defies genre definitions. Taylor seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of rock, pop, folk and hip-hop.

Sally Taylor is no stranger to the rock 'n' roll world. She was bred into the thick of it all, thanks to her singer-songwriter parents James Taylor and Carly Simon. Reluctant to attach herself to a major label, she formed her own Record Company, Blue Elbow Music. Since moving to Boston in 2007, she has been involved with Berklee College of Music, teaching lyric writing and music business clinics as well as participating in Berklee's summer performance and songwriting programs.

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An Evening with Ben And Sally Taylor

Thursday / December 15, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ben and Sally Taylor will grace the Red Room stage for one night only. Don't miss an amazing opportunity to celebrate music with this lovely and talented family.

Ben Taylor's memorable melodies, immaculate acoustic guitar playing, and insightful, honest lyrics have been captivating fans since the moment he embarked on this journey. Making music has become as natural as breathing to Taylor. Accordingly, this approach has colored his songwriting to create music that defies genre definitions. Taylor seamlessly merges the sounds and styles of rock, pop, folk and hip-hop.

Sally Taylor is no stranger to the rock 'n' roll world. She was bred into the thick of it all, thanks to her singer-songwriter parents James Taylor and Carly Simon. Reluctant to attach herself to a major label, she formed her own Record Company, Blue Elbow Music. Since moving to Boston in 2007, she has been involved with Berklee College of Music, teaching lyric writing and music business clinics as well as participating in Berklee's summer performance and songwriting programs.

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Admission: 
$15 for General Public, $10 for College Students

Dr Mekko / Jenna Glatt

Wednesday / December 14, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Dr Mekko is a cover band based in Boston. Its members include Hallie Carpenter (lead vocals), Chris Bednar (keyboards), Ben Olds (drums), Tom Springer (bass), Matt Waterbury (guitar), and Sam Smith (guitar). The crew met while working together at Bain & Co back in 2006. Since then, they've combined for one marriage, two new jobs, three new births, and about a dozen shows together. After a failed 2010 world tour threatened to split the group apart, they are back together in 2011 for round two. They'll be playing a broad mix of music from Green Day, Kings of Leon, Duffy, Maroon 5, Guns N' Roses, Black Crowes, and Grace Potter. 

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Admission: 
$10, Free with Berklee ID

The Fates / Evolfo Doofeht / Poofy and the Busboys / Bear Language

Saturday / December 10, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
SEMIproductions

SEMIproductions is a Boston-based production company that specializes in helping bands to do affordable yet high-quality recordings and video. Berklee student Sam Ewing and Boston University student Mike Irving collaborate to help bands take that first step into the world of professional entertainment. This duo has done especially good work with Berklee-based bands, aiding them in getting the audio and video production quality they deserve. Performing tonight are the Fates, Evolfo Doofeht, Poofy and the Busboys, and Bear Language.
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Admission: 
$5 pre-sale, $7 doors

Joshua Redman / Brad Mehldau Duo

Saturday / April 28, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Saxophonist Joshua Redman and pianist Brad Mehldau first performed together in Redman’s acclaimed quartet during the ’90s. In the decade and a half since, both Grammy Award– nominated musicians have reached international and critical acclaim while forging their own distinctive voices as modern jazz icons. The duo format fosters a new convergence for these friends to reunite for an intimate performance in which they can openly create music that swings and deeply connects to the spirit.

Admission: 
$37, $32, $28 Reserved seating

Ensemble Showcase: Directed Study and Stage Performance

Tuesday / December 6, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Dennis Cecere and Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including Motown and soul.

 

5:00 p.m. Larry Watson's Stage Performance Workshop 1

7:00 p.m. Larry Watson's Stage Performance Workshop 2

 

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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The Modern Jazz Pilgrims

Wednesday / December 14, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Steve Heck Room Music Series presents the Modern Jazz Pilgrims.

The Modern Jazz Pilgrims explore contemporary jazz in ways that are at once engaging, highly skilled, and fun. The grooves are danceable, the melodies are playful and catchy, and the playing is first-rate at every level.

Admission: 
Free

If You Want My Body, A New Musical

Monday / December 12, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Composer/lyricist/author Kevin Bleau (Berklee Harmony Department faculty) presents act II of his musical comedy If You Want My Body, which was supported by a Faculty Fellowship in 2009. Performers include Berklee students, staff, faculty, and members of the Boston music and theater communities.

A story of powerful women: an overweight legal dynamo can’t find a man, while an overdramatic modern dancer is about to lose her studio. A vengeful witch promises to solve their problems by swapping their minds. In the end, they must confront their self-identities by living in each other’s bodies. Directed by David Reiffel.

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Ensemble Showcase: Contemporary Christian, Motown, Soul

Wednesday / December 7, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon and evening recitals, led by faculty members Nancy Morris and Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including contemporary Christian, and focus on stage performance.

1:30 p.m. Nancy Morris's Contemporary Christian

 

5:00 p.m. Larry Watson's Motown

7:00 p.m. Larry Watson's Foundations of Singing with Soul 

 

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change, without notice.

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