Concert

Brent Beissel and Friends

Monday / June 20, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival concert with rock drummer Brent Beissel.

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The Jazz Tellers

Sunday / July 24, 2011 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
The Jazz Tellers

The Jazz Tellers comprises Berklee seventh-semester students Clay Lyons (alto sax), Lee Dynes (guitar), and Nate Wong (drums). Lyons and Dynes hold full-tuition scholarships and Wong is a World Scholarship Tour recipient.

During their young careers, the individual members of this group have already played many professional gigs and received awards and scholarship including awards from the IAJE, NASCAP, IMEA, and Berklee. Over the summer of 2010 the Jazz Tellers brought their energy-packed, spontaneous improvisations, and intricate originals to audiences around the world in a tour that spanned Ohio, Wisconsin, California, Hong Kong, and China. On this tour they performed more than 30 engagements in two months, including many club and concert hall dates, live radio performances, and live TV performances, and were written about in major newspapers at every stop of the tour.

Admission: 
Free

Francisco Vielma Quintet

Tuesday / October 11, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Francisco Vielma Quintet presents a fusion of Venezuelan music, academic music, and jazz improvisation. Vielma shows his skills not only as a multi-percussionist, but also as a composer and arranger.

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Funk, Why Not?

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The band "La Desesperada is playing its funky funk with Chris Macie, Andy Rogers, Lance Tobin, and Adres Marin. There will be a few surprises as well.

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Lincoln Goines Fall 2011 Bass Showcase

Tuesday / September 27, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Lincoln Goines will perform with students and alumni in duo, trio, and bass choir format with drums. Sure to be a thunderous, beauteous, and genre-transcending repeat of last fall's concert. Come and again witness bass history being made before your very ears.

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Berklee Percussion Festival Student Performances

Friday / June 24, 2011 / 11:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival concert.

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Afro-Pop Concert: Lamine Touré and Group Saloum

Wednesday / June 22, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival concert.

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Steelpan Concert Emily Laxner "Camomilla"

Tuesday / June 21, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Berklee Percussion Festival concert.

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Alicia Lemke

Thursday / June 9, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
Alicia Lemke

A native of Madison, Wisconsin, Alicia Lemke is a young singer-songwriter currently performing across the Northeast. Most recently a scholarship recipient at Berklee, Lemke bases her project out of Boston and New York, though recent shows have taken her as far as L.A., Miami, and London. Both an accomplished singer and self-taught guitarist, she began writing her own brand of pop/folk music a little over a year ago and released her first EP, titled Shades of Motion, in April of 2010.

Musically speaking, Lemke is an amalgam of poetic lyrics, lilting melody, finger style guitar, and a graceful, strong voice. A consistent and honest writer, her songs range from heartbreaking to playful, but always speak to self-awareness and universality. Performing now with a five-piece band, Lemke has found a full and refreshing sound as she moves forward with her music. Though her first forays into music came from performing in musical theater as early as middle school, her real passion emerged from 10 years of playing saxophone. Her leadership in high school propelled her into college jazz ensemble, where she doubled as baritone saxophonist and vocalist. Her discovery of vocal jazz inspired Lemke to take a semester off from school and work under the tutelage of jazz piano legend Garry Dial (Manhattan School of Music). It was during that spring in NYC that she picked up acoustic guitar, and upon encouragement from Dial, auditioned for Berklee.

A true Midwestern girl, Lemke grew up in Wisconsin with a healthy exposure to nature, camping, and travel. Her love for the environment carried over into her course of study at Swarthmore College, where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Theater and Biology. During her time at Swarthmore, she spent a summer conducting field research in Northeast Queensland, Australia, where she fell in love with conservational sciences and environmental studies. Lemke hopes to use her recognition gained through music to raise awareness surrounding environmental issues.

Admission: 
Free

Battle for Five-Week

Thursday / June 9, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Sonicbids and Berklee Summer Programs partner to give one talented singer-songwriter a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

The finalists are:

Kate Diaz
Jon Jackson
Justin Lantrip
Kat McGivern
Sophia Moon
Hillary Weaver

The competition will be judged by Melissa Ferrick, Livingston and Sally Taylor, and Ken Zambello. Learn more at sonicbids.com/BerkleeSummer and berklee.edu/summer.

 

Admission: 
Free

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