Singer Lindsay Kupser presents an evening of contemporary vocal jazz. She and her fantastic band will share some of her originals at this recital as well as music by Herbie Hancock, Fred Hersch, Keith Jarrett, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, and Beyonce.
A Canadian vocalist and composer from Calgary, Canada, Kupser is a performance major and a "contemporary jazz" singer. (But what does that even mean anymore?)
While jazz is a huge part of Kupser's musical identity and she has been influenced profoundly by artists like Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Chet Baker, in the past several months she has departed from singing traditional jazz and standards, and has rediscovered her love for great pop songs and wonderfully listenable music.
Following its appearance at the 2013 Tri-C JazzFest in Cleveland, Ohio, alongside jazz clarinet virtuoso Anat Cohen, the Rimon Jazz Institute Ensemble will be performing. A set of modern jazz originals and jazz renditions of Israeli classics composed, arranged, and performed by a stellar group of students from the Rimon Jazz Institute and Berklee College of Music. A versatile program that goes from swing to funk and Latin feels, with lyrical melodies and rich harmonies arranged for the nine-piece jazz ensemble comprised of Israel's brightest emerging young artists.
The ensemble's artistic director is Amikam Kimelman, it features musical director Ronen Shmueli, and special guest Tali Rubinstein on voice and recorder. Also performing are Ido Meshulam on trombone, Eitan Gofman on soprano saxophone/flute, Niv Shaked on alto saxophone, Ori Jacobson on tenor saxophone, Tal Yadin on guitar, Shay Portugaly on piano, Nadav Shapira on bass, and Yogev Gabay on drums.
Atlantic Steps is an international-touring adaptation of the phenomenally successful Irish show Fuaim Chonamara. Featuring Brian Cunningham and family, it tells the inspiring epic story of Ireland's oldest dance form, portrayed through the music, song, dance, and energy of the Connemara region.
$35, $25, $20, reserved seating. $27,$17, $12 with Berklee ID.
A memorial concert in honor of revered ear training professor Steve Prosser. The concert will feature faculty, students, college administrators, and alumni performing in assorted musical styles, as well as various speakers remembering and honoring his life. Many of the pieces being performed are Prosser's vocal jazz arrangements or jazz compositions. Also featuring a piece by Shostakovich as well as a Robert Frost poem.
Hailing from Utah, ThePianoGuys became an internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos. They have more than 55 million views and 350,000 subscribers to their YouTube channel. But just who are ThePianoGuys? Actually, there’s only one piano player, Jon Schmidt, and one other instrumentalist, Steven Sharp Nelson, on cello. These classically trained musicians create sophisticated new arrangements of everything from Beethoven’s 5th Symphony to Coldplay’s “Paradise,” often weaving seemingly disparate pieces together to create something totally new.