Concert

Davis Whitfield

Thursday / June 20, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108
Davis Whitfield

As the son of two musicians, Davis Whitfield's early years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were filled with music. He began playing guitar at age five and moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, at eight, where he began studying piano. While attending high school, Whitfield was accepted by the Jersey City University Visual and Performing Arts Program and served as the principal pianist in its jazz ensemble for four years. In 2008, Whitfield became the assistant director for the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, writing arrangements and performing weekly at the Jazz Standard in New York City.

Whitfield received a scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts and attended the 2011 YoungArts Week in Miami, Florida. He also received full scholarships to attend the Berklee Summer Jazz Workshop in 2009–2010 and a presidential scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music for his undergraduate degree.

Admission: 
Free

Clifton Williams

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
02108
Clifton Williams

At 21 years old, Clifton Williams is an accomplished pianist from Washington, D.C. In the spring of 2010, Williams was invited by the U.S Ambassador to Vienna to perform a series of concerts in Vienna, Austria, and Paris, France. He is a graduate (valedictorian) of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts High School and now attends Berklee College of Music on a presidential scholarship. While at Berklee, he has taken full advantage of its prominence, accompanying numerous concerts, vocal classes, and recitals.

Recently, Williams has toured with the Harlem Gospel Choir both nationally and internationally. He is a dual major in music education and contemporary writing and production. He aspires to be a well-rounded musician and an inspiration to all who encounter him.

Admission: 
Free

Passing the Mic with Studio Heat

Friday / June 7, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Studio Heat

Members of the Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club of Boston’s Studio Heat will perform. These talented musicians have opened for Ne-Yo and worked with the likes of D.M.C. from RUN-D.M.C. to Tom Hamilton from Aerosmith. Studio heat is known for getting crowds fired up, which they have done at Gillette Stadium, among other venues. At the beginning of this NBA season, Studio Heat helped lead a tribute song for the Boston Celtics and Studio Heat musicians have previously performed with the Berklee hip-hop ensemble.

Admission: 
Free. Ticket required.

Jihye Lee: For You

Tuesday / July 9, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist and composer Jihye Lee presents a concert of her original compositions.

Hear samples of her music here.

Admission: 
Free

Juan Pérez Rodriguez

Tuesday / June 11, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Pianist Juan Pérez Rodriguez experiments with a blend of flamenco and jazz sounds.

Admission: 
FREE

Do Young Kim

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

Jazz bass player Do Young Kim performs his final recital at Berklee.

Admission: 
FREE

Amanda Andrews: A2the3

Friday / June 28, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Amanda Andrews presents her senior jazz composition recital. Andrews was drawn to the guitar at an early age and was influenced by the jazz-rock arrangements of Frank Zappa, among others.

Admission: 
Free

Ella Joy Meir

Friday / June 14, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist and pianist Ella Joy Meir presents an improvisational journey, titled "Sewing Skylines to Shores," that will showcase her skills as a songwriter, composer, and arranger. Her music combines different styles, including jazz, folk, rock, and world music.

Listen to her original music here.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider

Monday / June 3, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This performance will feature the music of the Grammy Award-wining jazz composer Maria Schneider. With their true respect to Schneider's artistic achievements, three Berklee students majoring in jazz composition will present their new arrangement, performed by four vocalists and 12 other great instrumentalists. Mark Walker, a Berklee professor and renowned drummer in contemporary/world jazz and scene, is also featuring for host drummer Jinho Choi's composition, dedicated to Schneider.

Admission: 
Free

Aubrey Johnson Sextet

Tuesday / July 30, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Aubrey Johnson Sextet will perform Johnson’s original compositions and arrangements with strong folk, jazz, and Brazilian influences. The music performed will be recorded in August and released by the Inner Circle Music label in early 2014. The group’s instrumentation includes voice, alto/soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, violin, piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: 
Free

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