Concert

Enrico Rava Tribe

Tuesday / June 11, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Enrico Rava

Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava will perform original music from his record, Tribe. Rava is often credited as the musician that single-handedly brought Italian jazz to international attention. He has shared the stage with jazz legends such as Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Cecil Taylor and Charlie Haden, among others. Rava's most recent efftorts, Rava On The Dance Floor (2012) and Tribe (2011), have garnered rave reviews, with All About Jazz calling Tribe "one of the strongest albums of Rava's career." Members of his quintet include trombonist Gianluca Petrella, pianist Giovanni Guidi, bassist Gabriele Evangelista, and drummer Fabrizio Sferra.

The concert will begin with a set by Umbria Jazz Scholarship winner Sarah McKenzie. The Berklee Global Jazz Institue (BGJI) student ensemble will then take the stage, joined by Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci.

This event is organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the auspices of the president of Italy. Partners include Umbria Jazz, Regione Umbria, BGJI, and Professional Italians in Boston. 

Admission: 
Free with reservation

Amit May Cohen: Sound Diffusion

Wednesday / February 13, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

The concert will consist of original works by the three founding members of the Clockwork Project, offering a medley of styles from progressive jazz to R&B. Arrangements vary from four to twelve parts; several horn players and vocalists will be featured throughout, backed by the tight rhythmic core's execution of simple and odd-meter grooves.

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Guitar Night: Rock and Pop 2013

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Since 1973, Berklee's Guitar Department has hosted an annual Guitar Night at the Berklee Performance Center, featuring some of most outstanding guitar students. Today, Guitar Night concerts take several forms. Come see a great concert featuring the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee.

 

Hosted by faculty Mike Ihde and Jon Finn. This years performers are:
 
John Barry - "Overture 1928" (Dream Theater)
Ed Graves "Waves" (original)
Alek Dordic - "Waltz of the Titans" (original)
Matt Sangiovanni - "Satch Boogie" (Joe Satriani)
Flavio Rocha - "Zomby Woof" (Frank Zappa)
Juan Carreno - "Knows" (Mark Lettieri)
Oren Yaacoby - "Bad Religion" (original)
Dan West - "Moments of Clarity"
Jon Reicher - "Oceania" (original)
Max Bezencon - "Life Invites You Too" (original)
Mike Santaniello - Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin)

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window

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

Bo Ram Park

Wednesday / November 21, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

 

Bo Ram Park's third concert will feature original tunes performed by pianist Bo Ram Park and quintet.

 

Admission: 
Free

Lindi Ortega / Dustin Bentall and the Smokes

Wednesday / January 30, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Lindi Ortega

Armed with an inimitable, irresistible singing voice Independent hails as “a truly magnificent instrument,” and a heart bursting with creative ambition, the Canadian songstress American Songwriter calls “the love child of Johnny Cash and Nancy Sinatra” decided to relocate to Music City from her native Toronto to birth her brand new musical offspring, Cigarettes & Truckstops. The album is  a riveting tour-de-force that will open up more ears and hearts to the scintillating sounds of Lindi Ortega and an appreciation of the unique perspective she brings to her craft.

Dustin Bentall  hails from Vancouver, British Columbia and it seems an unlikely place to nurture such a rustic troubadour. It seemed like an unlikely country for Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel, or Neil Young to be from—until people took a closer look. Up here you’ll find as deep a frontier spirit and hard luck charm as any nation. You’ll find a reverence for the tales of everyday life and loss and you’ll find a lot of people who have time to woodshed and learn their craft. Spinning songs by Neil Young, the Band, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Tom T. Hall, the Beatles, Wilco, and Steve Earle, Bentall found the heart of that music and placed it under his own landscapes.

 

Admission: 
$12, general admission

Mandolin Mashup 7

Tuesday / February 12, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

 

An evening of music featuring the best student mandolinists covering numerous genres.

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window

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

Voice Department Black History Month Event

Thursday / February 14, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

A combination of performances by faculty and students commemorating the poetry and music of Langston Hughes and other Harlem Renaissance artists.

Admission: 
Free

Trey Macias's Senior Recital

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Berklee hand percussionist Charles "Trey" Macias presents the culmination of four years of hard study and musical experience. From funk and soul to Latin and jazz, this concert will feature some of his favorite music played by some of his favorite musicians that he has met in his time at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Mwanamuziki in the City

Monday / November 26, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
annieSoul

“There’s more to Africa than the Kilimanjaro.” These are not simply lyrics from the song ‘Mwanamuziki’ by Annette “annieSoul” Oduor. This is a message that annieSoul has charged herself with promoting. “We [Africans] are more than just wildlife, scenery, and poverty. We’re creative people with stories to tell and lessons to teach.”

annieSoul began sharing these stories and lessons in 2009 with the release of her debut project, “Mwanamuziki,” which is Swahili for musician. She serves up her unique take on a Swahili (sometimes Luo)-laden, socially conscious neo-soul sound, doused in African rhythms, with just the right tinge of jazz, a.k.a. Afro Soul. Drawing on her experiences in her hometown, Nairobi, Kenya, and across the African continent, annieSoul has come to embody the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of her hometown. The story continues in “Mwanamuziki in the City.”

Admission: 
Free

Ben Roberts's Jazz Composition Portfolio Recital

Wednesday / December 12, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist and composer Ben Roberts presents his chamber jazz ensemble performing his own extended-form, through-composed jazz compositions.

Admission: 
Free

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