Concert

Tony Germain and Larry Baione

Monday / March 12, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Piano Department assistant chair Tony Germain and Guitar Department chair Larry Baione will perform as part of the Piano Monday series. The piano-guitar trio will play several standards and originals in the Bill Evans and Jim Hall style.

Admission: 

B.I.T.R. Tuesdays

Tuesday / January 31, 2012 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, and alumni, plus special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience were joining the writers in their living rooms. 

This B.I.T.R. event features Scarlet Keys, Byron Noemdoe, Ethan Thompson, and a special guest.

This series is free to all students and faculty, and all B.I.T.R. shows run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).

Upcoming B.I.T.R. Tuesday dates include:

February 28
March 27
April 24

Admission: 
Free

WesFest 7: The Aristocrats

Sunday / March 4, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
Roxy Theater (LA)
900 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood
CA
United States
The Aristocrats

An all-star band will perform at WesFest 7, a concert to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee. The event continues the tradition of paying tribute to Berklee alumnus Wes Wehmiller.

Performers include the Aristocrats—featuring Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller, and Marco Minnemann; the Casualties of Jazz; Mike Keneally; Jackie Daum; Joe Brooks; Colin Keenan; Danny Mo and the Exciters; and 2011 Wehmiller Scholarship winner, Hayley Jane Batt, who will be accompanied by drummer John "JR" Robinson.

The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate ('92) and highly accomplished bassist, athlete, and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Established by his family and friends, the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. The WesFest concert series has raised more than $70,000 for the fund to date, and this sixth annual concert is the centerpiece of an annual fundraising drive for the scholarship.

Learn more at the WesFest website.

Admission: 
$20–$35

Alicia Witt / Young Pandas / Ken Yates

Wednesday / January 25, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Alicia Witt

You might know Alicia Witt from her work as an actor on shows including Friday Night Lights, Law & Order, and Cybill, and from the films 88 Minutes, Two Weeks Notice, Last Holiday, and Mr. Holland's Opus, to name a few. But she is also a classically trained pianist and accomplished singer-songwriter.

Wiltt's first music video, for the single "Anyway," has played on MTVu and VH1. She has appeared as a musical guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and was featured on the cover of Sound and Vision magazine. Her music can be heard at aliciawittmusic.com.

For the last three years, she's been performing her original songs at venues across the country such as Hotel Cafe and the Viper Room in Los Angeles, and Joe's Cafe and the Living Room in New York. 

Young Pandas is an indie supergroup consisting of songwriters Mike Maven and Manny X and bassist/producer Kyle Nagel. Their organic and acoustically driven sound is inspired by the danceable R&B of Maxwell and Robin Thicke mixed with the Soulful folk stylings of Amos Lee and Jason Mraz. In the last few years, on top of touring regionally and releasing online EPs that have seen huge downloading success, Young Pandas have produced records for numerous notable artists, as well as performing as the live backing band for Warner artist Outasight, Jon Hope, and LRG artist The Kid Daytona.

Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first CD, The Backseat EP, and receiving the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer even posted a full page blog about Yates’s ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’… this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today.” Yates’s EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has played numerous shows with veteran singer-songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, and is now in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s the Coffee House. He now lives in New York where he is working on a full-length album.

 

Admission: 
$12, general admission

Amparo Edo Biol: Spanish Horn

Thursday / February 2, 2012 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Explore the beauty of the Spanish horn!. Amparo Edo Biol is presenting a repertoire of contemporary classical chamber music for horn, full of Spanish influences and featuring amazing musicians and friends. You can't miss it.

Admission: 

International Folk Music Festival

Wednesday / March 28, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8, $13 in advance (discount applied at checkout); $12, $17 day of show, reserved seating

Qantara Berklee

Tuesday / April 17, 2012 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature students in Simon Shaheen's newly formed ensemble. They will play selections from the recently recorded music of Simon Shaheen. The music organically blends the cultures of jazz, Latin, and Arabic maqam with a hint of Western classical, as well.

Admission: 

Ensemble Department: James Brown Tribute

Wednesday / April 25, 2012 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ensemble students (the Berklee JB All-Stars) pay tribute to the Godfather of Soul and his influence on contemporary music. This concert is part of the Ensemble Department R&B Initiative.

Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window

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

Berklee Flamenco

Saturday / September 17, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival
United States
Enrique "Kalani" Trinidad, Berklee Flamenco flautist

Pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads a student group first assembled to honor flamenco legend Paco de Lucia. Since then, the band has performed at the Kennedy Center, the United States Embassy in Madrid, and the opening of Berklee's new campus in Valencia. Flamenco, Middle Eastern sounds, and jazz come together in the work of this virtuosic quintet. This show takes place in Monterey's Coffee House Gallery.

 

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Berklee Flamenco

Friday / September 16, 2011 / 9:30 p.m.
Monterey Jazz Festival
United States
Pianist Ariadna Castellanos, leader of Berklee Flamenco.

Pianist Ariadna Castellanos leads a student group first assembled to honor flamenco legend Paco de Lucia. Since then, the band has performed at the Kennedy Center, the United States Embassy in Madrid, and the opening of Berklee's new campus in Valencia. Flamenco, Middle Eastern sounds, and jazz come together in the work of this virtuosic quintet. This show takes place on Monterey's Garden Stage.

Admission: 

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