Concert

BBEBB: Not Your Ordinary Summertime

Wednesday / July 27, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB) has evolved from the desire of many talented jazz composer/instrumentalists from the Berklee community to initiate a forum that allows for the sharing of musical ideas, stimulating the creative process and fostering the creation of new music. This collective is composed of faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students who all share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the positive opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting and the importance of the role played by the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.

The BBEBB offers open rehearsal sessions and live performances of its resident and guest composers' music. Through these sessions and performances composer/writers and audience members can share in the guided and organic artistic process of creating and performing challenging new music.

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Annie Clements

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

Sugarland's touring bassist and background vocalist Annie Clements joins her father, veteran guitarist Cranston Clements (Boz Scaggs, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur); her brothers Austin and Tyler Clements; and special guests for an evening of music from their hometown of New Orleans as well as original material.

Annie Clements: bass and vocals
Cranston Clements: guitar
Tyler Clements: drums
Austin Clements: guitar, piano, bass
Gina Cuchetti '02: background vocals
Kit Karlson: keyboards

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Sada

Tuesday / November 1, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Yongeun Kwon and amazing musicians are going to play some groove music.

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Cettina Donato and Friends

Friday / October 28, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The pianist and composer Concetta "Cettina" Donato will perform her original compositions for small and large ensembles, four-hands piano, with some of the most talented Berklee students.

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Louis Fram

Friday / October 28, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Louis Fram's band will play a variety of music ranging across genres, from jazz to folk and more. In the band there will be bass, guitar, drums, saxophone, piano, and other surprises to come.

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Thinkin' Big

Friday / October 28, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Thinkin' Big is a student-run 18-piece jazz big band created by Jonah Francese. Their goal is to play only student-written compositions and arrangements. Their charts range from old-fashioned swing, orchestral writing, Latin, and more contemporary sounds, including some with vocals.

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Jeff Covell Trio

Thursday / October 27, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Jeff Covell Trio performed on Berklee stages and at the Willow Jazz Club in the '80s and '90s and recorded No Hands in 1991. The trio has been rehearsing and recording for the past year playing both Jeff's original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. The group consists of (from left to right) Steve Turner on drums, Jeff Covell on piano, and Rich Appleman on bass.

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Jude Kim: I'm Outta Here

Thursday / October 27, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bassist Jude Kim presents experimental jazz as well as standards with guest musicians popping in and out under fixed rhythm section.

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The Yesberger Band

Tuesday / October 25, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Enjoy a fruitful selection of juicy grooves by the Yesberger Band. All original music and interpretations that will bring a smile to your face.

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Quintet East Plays Along Came Betty

Thursday / July 28, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Quintet East plays the music of the Monterey, California–based group Along Came Betty, a group that began by styling its music after the hard bop groups of the late 1950s and 1960s like Art Blakey and Horace Silver. Subsequently, the band has added to its repertoire original compositions by Bain Smith that have been the basis for the recordings the band has done over the past 11 years, including four CDs, the latest of which was recorded in June of this year. Their recordings are available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon.

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