Concert

Piano Department Student Concert

Wednesday / December 14, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Piano Department's second-year performance majors come together for a recital featuring some of their favorite songs, led by faculty pianist Laszlo Gardony.

Admission: 

Piano Department Student Concert

Tuesday / December 13, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Piano Department's second-year performance majors come together for a recital featuring some of their favorite songs, led by faculty pianist Laszlo Gardony.

Admission: 

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Monday / December 12, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This student concert led by faculty member Nancy Zeltsman will feature performances by members of the Berklee Marimba Ensemble 3, the Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab, and the Marimba and Mixed Chamber Music Ensemble.

Admission: 

Piano Department Student Concert

Monday / December 12, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

The Piano Department's second-year performance majors come together for a recital featuring some of their favorite songs, led by faculty pianist Laszlo Gardony.

Admission: 

Berklee Marimba Concert I

Monday / December 12, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert is co-led by faculty Nancy Zeltsman and Dean Anderson. Performances will be by the Berklee Marimba Ensemble 1, Berklee Marimba Ensemble 2, and the Marimba and Mixed Chamber Music Lab

Admission: 

Jeff Ramsey / Darcel Wilson

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 4:15 p.m.
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
United States
Jeff Ramsey and Darcel Wilson

Vocalist Jeff Ramsey has toured the world over with such artists as Lalah Hathaway, Al Jarreau, Tina Arena, Patrice Rushen, and Maxwell. He can also be heard on recordings by artists such as Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, and Barbra Streisand.

Ramsey has performed on radio and television commercials for Burger King, Levi's, Dryel, Mountain Dew, and Michelob. He has also done solo work on a range of projects, including Everybody On the Bus, a CD by Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia and James Day's EP Remember When and CD Better Days, with the latter two featuring the UK hit "Don't Waste the Pretty."  

He is a Berklee alumnus and member of the Voice Department faculty.

Darcel Wilson is an engaging, powerful, and expressive vocalist who has worked with Branford Marsalis, Paul Simon, Mark (Marky Mark) Wahlberg, Walter Beasley, Fatwall Jack, Brad Delp, Armsted Christian, Keith Robinson (with Metropolis,) and producer Dan Serafini.

A member of the Berklee faculty since 2006, Wilson has served as lead session singer and vocal arranger for the Broadway show Brooklyn: the Musical, with writers Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson.

Admission: 
Free

Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet

Friday / September 9, 2011 / 9:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet

The Mu'tet is led by three-time Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Jeff Coffin. On tour with Dave Matthews Band since July 2008 and with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since 1997, Coffin strives to expand himself, his band mates, and listeners with music flavored by his wide musical interests.   Drawing from African, New Orleans, Indian, funk, jazz, folk, Gypsy, rock, fusion, Brazilian, and other styles of music, Coffin sends shockwaves down people's spines with his fierce soloing and inspiring compositions.

Admission: 
$10, general admissions

The Milk Carton Kids / Gaby Moreno

Friday / October 14, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Milk Carton Kids

Their songs disguise the youth of the members of the band. So do the old guitars they play and old clothing they wear. But to be sure, the Milk Carton Kids present something new: harmonies and minimalist instrumentation with an eye intently on the future. 

Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are the Milk Carton Kids and are distinct collaborators in song and story. They move to become a single, shadowy persona within the frame of Prologue—like young twins cast to tag-team one demanding role in a terse-but-tender film by Elia Kazan, haunted and hounded across a lonely landscape in search of the love that might provide their collective character a fleeting taste of both redemption and self-recognition.

Gaby Moreno's new album, Illustrated Songs, continues her love affair with the sounds of the blues, soul, and jazz that captivated her as a girl. Although she was born and raised in Guatemala, it was the sounds of the American South that inspired her to become a songwriter and recording artist. "I heard an African American woman singing on the street in New York City when I was younger. I just froze. When I asked her what she called that music, she looked at me and said, 'That's the blues, honey.'"

Admission: 
$10, general admission

The Grace Kelly Experiment / Neo Soul / Columbus

Saturday / October 1, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Grace Kelly

When it comes to jazz saxophonist/vocalist/composer/lyricist/arranger Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity, and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter this young wunderkind. She has been featured on national television, and her incredible talent has been recognized by the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. She attended Berklee College of Music to further develop her musical skills. 

Neo Soul is an international collective of Berklee students dedicated to delivering the most impassioned soul and R&B an audience will ever hear.

Continuing with the theme of Berklee groove bands, Columbus is an authentic '70s funk/soul band, celebrating the decade's musical legacy by paying homage to funk pioneers like James Brown, George Clinton, and Sly and the Family Stone. With the blend of their tight horn section, unyieldingly solid rhythm section, and expressive vocals, Columbus guarantees to make you dance and give you a funky performance you will not forget.

Admission: 
$10 general admission, $5 with Berklee ID

Ben Rector / Graham Colton

Friday / September 30, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ben Rector

An evening with Ben Rector, with Graham Colton supporting.

Ben Rector released his fourth studio effort, Into the Morning, on February 16, 2010. Through word of mouth, the record peaked at no. 5 on the iTunes pop chart, no. 10 on the iTunes overall chart, and no. 11 on Billboard Heatseekers. On August 28, 2011, Rector will be releasing the highly anticipated follow-up record that his fans have been clamoring for. If the last 18 months are any indication, it's going to be an exhilarating ride. In every new city he captivates with his soulful lyrics and big sound, people can't help but get caught up in the storm.

Stepping into his own in order to connect to his heart and artistic vision, Graham Colton has emerged with a stunning collection of pop-rock melodies, lyrics, and emotions that swing between love and heartbreak, and trials and relief. Although it can be said that the power of the story is in the telling, it's the tale itself that inspires the story to be told. Performance and delivery make up only one half of the equation; the other half is the feeling and emotion that inspires the creation of melodies and lyrics. That substance is the product of lessons learned over hundreds of shows and thousands of miles traveled, and the distance in between.

Admission: 
$10

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