Concert

Yoron Israel and High Standards

Tuesday / June 18, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Yoron Israel

Renowned drummer Yoron Israel will be performing with his jazz quartet, High Standards, featuring Lance Bryant on saxophone, Laszlo Gardony on piano, and Henry Lugo on bass. The quartet will perform selections from Israel’s latest recording, Visions: The Music of Stevie Wonder, which garnered critical acclaim as one of Jazz Week’s top 100 recordings of 2012.

The assistant chair of Berklee’s percussion department, Israel’s credentials include five recordings as a leader and hundreds of recordings as an accompanist. His 2004 release, Basic Traneing, reached number three on the national jazz charts.

When not performing with his own ensembles (in addition to High Standards, Israel leads the groups Organic and Connection), Israel performs regularly with bassist Avery Sharpe and vibraphonist Jay Hoggard as well as with numerous Boston-based artists, such as Gabrielle Goodman and the Makanda Project.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Rock Concert Featuring Rod Morgenstein and Jordan Rudess

Monday / June 17, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Rod Morgenstein

Rod Morgenstein is a founding member of the groundbreaking progressive rock fusion group the Dixie Dregs, whose six most recent recordings received Grammy Award nominations for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. He is an original member of the heavy metal band Winger, whose recordings have reached gold and platinum status around the world.

The band received an American Music Award nomination for Best New Heavy Metal Band in 1989. Morgenstein is also a member of the Rudess Morgenstein Project, a power duo featuring him and Dream Theater keyboard virtuoso Jordan Rudess; the Jelly Jam, which features Dream Theater bassist John Myung and guitarist Ty Tabor of King’s X; and the jazz fusion jam band Jazz Is Dead, which has featured bassist Alphonso Johnson, guitarists Jeff Pevar and Jimmy Herring, and keyboardist T Lavitz.

In addition to his recording and touring credits, Morgenstein is very active in drum education. He is a professor of percussion at Berklee, currently in his 16th year of teaching, and he created Rock Drums, an innovative, online college-level course. Having more than 50 recordings to his credit, and having performed hundreds of clinics and thousands of concerts around the world in some 30 countries, Morgenstein continues to stay active as a performer and educator.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Pianist Meeree Kim: The One And Only

Friday / July 19, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Meeree Kim presents her senior recital. The concert will feature contemporary jazz tunes and arrangements of well-known pop songs, and will be her first and last concert at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Rock Guitarist Ayumu Nishimura's Stand

Friday / July 19, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Ayumu Nishimura gives his senior recital with a performance by his hard rock/blues band.

Admission: 
Free

Singer Onna Lou's Pop Quintet

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer Onna Lou presents her pop quintet for a concert of songs from her first album, A Little Bit of Every Thought. The songs fuse pop, rock, jazz, blues, and folk.

Admission: 
Free

Saxophonist Shinsuke Aiwaza's Senior Recital

Monday / July 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Alto saxophonist Shinsuke Aiwaza gives his senior recital with a jazz-based program.

Admission: 
Free

Mindia Luo's Recital

Thursday / July 11, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Cellist and vocalist Mindia Luo gives her second Berklee recital.

Admission: 
Free

Yikou Gu: The World I See

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Yikou Gu gives a recital of old and new pop/rock-style music.

Admission: 
Free

Dukchun Lee

Thursday / July 11, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Electric bassist Dukchun Lee presents his senior recital with a performance of original pieces and covers.

Admission: 
Free

Kaline Akinkugbe

Wednesday / July 10, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Kaline Akinkugbe

Singer-songwriter and pianist Kaline Akinkugbe performs her original African roots-inspired soul music.

Listen to Akinkugbe's music on SoundCloud here.

Admission: 
Free

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