Concert

Mark Hadley Trio

Monday / July 18, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Regattabar
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge
MA
United States
02138
Mark Hadley

Mark Hadley is a guitarist/composer unconfined by the accepted definitions of genre and continually trying to push the envelope with his music.

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Hadley began his musical journey with piano and trumpet lessons as a child until getting his first guitar at the age of 11. He played mostly pop/rock music until he began to study jazz with Bob Sneider at Eastman School of Music during high school. Hadley won several local music awards throughout high school and got accepted to Berklee on scholarship his senior year.

At Berklee, Hadley is pursuing a degree in film scoring and performance, and anticipates graduating in 2011. He has had the privilege of studying with incredible musicians such as Mick Goodrick, Tim Miller, Rick Peckham, Hal Crook, Dave Santoro, and David Gilmore in the Performance Division, and also has been very active within the Film Scoring Department. In the spring of 2009, Hadley won the grand prize in Berklee's annual film scoring contest for his original score for the short film "Michael's Rose."

Hadley has performed at numerous venues around the country, from small restaurants like Bistro 135 and the Savant Project to world-renowned venues like the Rochester International Jazz Festival. He leads his own groups, in which he composes the music, and performs around Boston. Outside of his own projects, Hadley also plays guitar as a sideman in several other bands around Boston, ranging from singer-songwriters to jazz to pop/rock. He also performs frequently as a studio musician, on all types of guitars as well as mandolin.

Admission: 
Free

Ken Yates

Saturday / July 23, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Georges Island
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston
MA
United States
02125
Ken Yates

Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates holds true to his roots as a Canadian singer-songwriter by following the influence of such folk stars as Neil Young. Self described first and foremost as a guitar player, Yates reaches out to his fans by crafting rhythmic guitar arrangements blended seamlessly with melodies that transport his listeners into the world of his lyrics. A recent graduate of Berklee, his debut CD, The Backseat EP has been grabbing the attention of listeners worldwide, most notably from John Mayer, who recently blogged about the up-and-coming singer-songwriter's song "I Don't Wanna Fall In Love."

Admission: 
Free

Omar Thomas Large Ensemble

Wednesday / July 27, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Omar Thomas Large Ensemble is an 18-piece ensemble comprised of Boston's best up-and-coming young jazz talents. The group performs modern big band compositions and arrangements of Thomas, a Berklee faculty member and award-winning composer. The Omar Thomas Large Ensemble will be performing new works in addition to pieces from their forthcoming album, "I Am."

Omar Thomas Large Ensemble features: Mark Zaleski, Chris Veilleux, Jon Bean, Tucker Antell, Brian Landrus (reeds); Casey Brefka, Josh Reed, Will Caviness, Ezra Weller (trumpet); Chris Gagne, Clayton DeWalt, Grant Randall, Gabe Langfur (trombone); Mark Cocheo (guitar); Alex Brown (piano); Zach Brown (bass); Mark Walker (drums); Ernesto Diaz (percussion); Aubrey Johnson (voice); and Omar Thomas (composer/conductor).

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

Admission: 
$10

City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 9, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The concert features Greater Boston's most talented youth from area public high schools including youth from Cambridge, Chelsea, Lynn, Lawrence, and Somerville, as well as City Music Network scholarship recipients representing Phoenix, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Georgia, Chicago, New Orleans, Omaha, Nebraska, Newark, New Jersey, New York, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Memphis, and Virginia who are participating in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

Admission: 
$5 in advance, $10 day of show. Student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office. Reserved seating.

Jesse Scheinin Band / Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys / Tubby Love and Eric Robertson

Saturday / July 23, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys

The sound of Eric Robertson and the Boston Boys sound is contemporary roots-rock, blending reverence for the Beatles and the energy of the Avett Brothers with hints of Appalachian string band music. The goal of the Boston Boys is to create tasteful, accesible, groovy, meaningful music with the highest regard for musicianship and instrumental skill.

Saxophonist Jesse Scheinin is looking for something new. Music that sounds and feels like 2011 but that has the energy and spontaneity of '60s jazz—Sigur Rós meets Coltrane—is the goal. His songs are about dreams, adventures, and growing up. Inspired by the magical realism of authors Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, and Jorge Luis Borges, Scheinin tries to bring listeners into a state of fantasy. Having been mentored by Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, and Billy Harper, Scheinin is completing his studies at Berklee.

Tubby Love and Eric Robertson come from very different musical roots grown in the same soul. The idea of a collaboration stemmed from their mutual appreciation for good songs without regard to style or genre. The young duo will be teaming up to create a fresh breed of earthy acoustic sounds and touring hard to promote the new project.

 

Admission: 
Free

Ensemble Showcase: Smooth Jazz, R&B

Friday / August 5, 2011 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Scott DeOgburn and Skip Smith. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including R&B and jazz.

1:30 p.m. Scott DeOgburn: R&B Smooth Jazz
4:30 p.m. Skip Smith: R&B Smooth Jazz
6:30 p.m. Skip Smith: Music of Herbie Hancock

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

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Ensemble Showcase: Stage Performance

Wednesday / August 3, 2011 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Larry Watson. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including stage performance.

1:30 p.m. TBA
4:30 p.m. Larry Watson: Stage Performance Workshop 1
6:30 p.m. Larry Watson: Stage Performance Workshop 2

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

 

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Ensemble Showcase: Avant-Garde, Country

Monday / August 1, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Darren Barrett and Mike Ihde. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including avant-garde and country.

3:00 p.m. Darren Barrett: Avant-Garde
6:00 p.m. Mike Ihde: Country Music

Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.

 

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BBEBB: Not Your Ordinary Summertime

Wednesday / July 27, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB) has evolved from the desire of many talented jazz composer/instrumentalists from the Berklee community to initiate a forum that allows for the sharing of musical ideas, stimulating the creative process and fostering the creation of new music. This collective is composed of faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students who all share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the positive opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting and the importance of the role played by the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.

The BBEBB offers open rehearsal sessions and live performances of its resident and guest composers' music. Through these sessions and performances composer/writers and audience members can share in the guided and organic artistic process of creating and performing challenging new music.

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Annie Clements

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Sugarland's touring bassist and background vocalist Annie Clements joins her father, veteran guitarist Cranston Clements (Boz Scaggs, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur); her brothers Austin and Tyler Clements; and special guests for an evening of music from their hometown of New Orleans as well as original material.

Annie Clements: bass and vocals
Cranston Clements: guitar
Tyler Clements: drums
Austin Clements: guitar, piano, bass
Gina Cuchetti '02: background vocals
Kit Karlson: keyboards

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