Concert

Dan Gianaris: Tryin' Ta Chill

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

 

Guitarist Dan Gianaris presents his jazz composition portfolio recital. He will be performing his own music written for guitar and various horns.

Admission: 
Free

Hun Cho's Recital

Friday / May 10, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Pianist Hun Cho and her group present her original compositions and arrangements.

Admission: 
Free

Amanda Mair / Betty Who

Thursday / June 27, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Amanda Mair

Amanda Mair is a singer-songwriter/pianist from Stockholm, Sweden who has become one of the most talked-about artists of her country. She was discovered by Club 8’s Johan Angergård at the age of 15 and promptly signed to Angergård’s label, Labrador. She released her first single, “House,” in 2011, and the Washington Post raved, “The 16-year-old Mair sounds more like Kate Bush than Kate Bush does on her gorgeous, grown-up debut track.” Last year, Mair’s self-titled debut album hit Sweden and reached number 16 on the sales charts.

Watch the music video for Mair’s “House” below:

Betty Who blends indie, pop, and dance music into an irresistible mix of bold soundscapes, top 40 hooks, and knowing lyrics. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, the recent Berklee graduate played cello by age four and began writing songs in her early teens. The singer-songwriter’s striking and memorable voice sparkles on her debut EP, The Movement, and with her signature heels and spiked blonde hair, this tall Aussie is impossible to overlook.

Betty Who’s new music video, “You’re In Love” (below), was recently featured on the MTV Buzzworthy Blog. Watch it here:

Admission: 
$10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission

Don Lappin and Scott Tarulli

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Scott Tarulli and Don Lappin

Faculty guitarist Don Lappin will be performing a set of guitar-oriented instrumental rock songs from his latest CD, Tapped In. Since 1997, Lappin has been an in-demand guitar professor at Berklee. He has performed with Michael Sweet, Jonathan Mover, Steve Hunt, Chad Wackerman, Joe Santerre, Guthrie Govan, and many others.

Scott Tarulli will be featuring songs from his new album, Anytime, Anywhere. The album presents Tarulli's signature style: a mix of interesting harmonies and grooves influenced by a wide range of funk, rock, blues, and jazz. Tarulli's bandmates include Mark Egan on bass (Egan has recorded with Pat Metheny, Sting, Arcadia, Roger Daltrey, and Joan Osborne, among others), Jerry Marotta on drums (Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Ani DiFranco, Sarah McLachlan, and Carly Simon), and Rusty Hughes on keyboard.

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

The Feltsatronics Quintette

Monday / July 22, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Join Randy Felts and friends for an evening of original music in a Latin jazz style with a few arrangements of standards included. The music will feature evocative musical textures from the synthophone (electronic saxophone) and touches of rhythm and blues blended into the Latin undercurrent.

Admission: 
Free

Best of Jazz Composition

Monday / April 22, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

An evening of music by some of the top award winners in the Jazz Composition Department. The concert will feature performances by the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Hopkins, Dayramir & Habana enTRANCE + Orchestra, and a five-horn ensemble led by Mao Sone and Jihye Lee.

Admission: 
www.berkleebpc.com

Barbara Silva Band

Thursday / August 15, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
01880
Barbara Silva

Brazilian vocalist Barbara Silva will lead a group with Albino Mbie on guitar, Namkyeong Im on keys, Alex Gasser on bass, and Raphael Pannier on drums.

Admission: 
Free

Juana Aquerreta Group

Sunday / September 1, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Juana Aquerreta
Juana Aquerreta
Juana Aquerreta

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juana Aquerreta grew up surrounded by music. Her first steps came along with the guitar and the singing of traditional Argentinean folk. From a very young age she admired and absorbed the South American sounds, and this is what her original compositions and songs present: a musical journey that blends her roots with more contemporary styles and instruments.

Click here to listen to Aquerreta.

Admission: 
Free

Grant Richards Trio

Sunday / August 18, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Grant Richards

Born in Portland, Oregon, Grant Richards has been around music since he was very young. He began playing piano and composing at age 8 and by the time he entered college, he had won four awards from DownBeat magazine and recorded his first album as a leader. In 2009, Richards enrolled in Berklee College of Music, where he received the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, a distinction awarded each year to one music student in recognition of his or her outstanding talent. In his short career, Richards has performed with many renowned artists including Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Israels, Terri Lyne Carrington, Dave Liebman, Ben Wolfe, Damian Erskine, Greg Hopkins, John Lockwood, and Filo Machado. Now, at age 22, he is a formidable pianist, composer, and teacher in his own right, remaining active in the Boston music scene through performing and recording as a leader and sideman.

Admission: 
Free

Eduardo Mercuri Quintet

Sunday / July 21, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Spectacle Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Quincy
MA
United States
02171
Eduardo Mercuri
Eduardo Mercuri
Eduardo Mercuri
Photo by Pamela Hersch
Photo by Pamela Hersch
Photo by Pamela Hersch

With his new quintet, guitarist Eduardo Mercuri explores his personal approach to modern Brazilian music. Alongside Gustavo D’Amico on saxophone, Paul Sanchez on trumpet, Do-Young Kim on bass, and Juan Alejandro Saenz on drums, Mercuri mixes jazz textures with contemporary Brazilian music, bringing a new and fresh sound to both genres. Regardless of its short existence, the group is already signed with Berklee’s Jazz Revelation Records and has performed at the Berklee Performance Center and other venues around the Boston area.

Admission: 
Free

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