Concert

Daryl Lowery Instant!Groove

Wednesday / July 14, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Daryl Lowery (saxophone), Rick Peckham (guitar), Ben Zecker (Hammond B3), Jesse Williams (bass), and Louis Cato (drums) introduce brand-new music as well as selections from the CD Instant!Groove available on Amazon and iTunes.

Regarding the band's debut CD, Jazziz magazine wrote "[Daryl  
Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz.' . . . The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos‚ . . . resulting in a  
sound akin to guitarist John Scofield's A Go Go CD, on which he was backed by organ trio Medeski, Martin and Wood."

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Atomic Tom / Gentlemen Hall

Friday / May 21, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Atomic Tom

Somewhere between New York City and an unassuming Midwestern town, a van filled with high hats, guitar strings, amps, and cables is twisting its way down a two-lane highway. When it stops, its four occupants will pour into a small music club packed with eager followers. The band will plug in, tune up, and drown out the night with a sound destined to be much bigger than the stage their on.

That band is Atomic Tom.

Supporting Atomic Tom will be the band Gentleman Hall. Having already won a VMA for MTV's 2009 Best Breakout Artist Boston, Gentlemen Hall continues its meteoric rise through its latest collaborations with world-renowned producers Earl Cohen (The Temptations, Anita Baker) and Michael Seifert (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tori Amos). The band defines itself by the characteristic melodies of vocalists Gavin and Jacob Michael, fused with big guitars, big beats, and even bigger synths. The result is an unforgettable and highly energetic dance experience.

 

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

In Between The Empty Spaces

Wednesday / July 21, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An all-star group of all Berklee faculty, student, and staff orchestra will perform original modern jazz orchestra compositions by Winnie Dahlgren, Jason Camelio, Scott Free, Manuel Kaufmann, Jeff Perry, and John Sauer.

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Travel Notes: Andrea Pejrolo and Tom Hojnacki

Thursday / June 10, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for an exciting evening of original compositions and arrangements with this unique group. Tom Hojnacki on piano, and Andrea Pejrolo on bass take an innovative look at jazz based on originality and unconventionality.

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Pete Francis / The Rescues

Wednesday / May 19, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Pete Francis

New York-based singer/songwriter Pete Francis is set to release his new album, The Movie We Are In. Whereas Francis's previous solo albums were largely self-produced, he uprooted his approach to album-making and assembled an entirely new crew with Los Angeles–based producer Jeff Trott (right-hand man to Sheryl Crow as writer and guitarist). The results challenge listeners with contrast, combining the organic and the electronic, the standard and the hip, the familiar and the unfamiliar.

Also appearing: The Rescues. Four unique parts collided to make one majestic sound in 2008. What started as a one-night stand at a party has quickly turned into one of the most powerful forces in the Los Angeles music scene. Kyler England, Rob Giles, Adrianne Gonzalez, and Gabriel Mann, all successful singer/songwriters in their own right, joined together to form the Rescues and created a new, compelling sound where dark meets light, hope meets peril, and grace is found in unexpected places.

Admission: 
$15, general admission; $12, students

Zac Taylor / Nini+Ben / Kris Roche

Thursday / May 6, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Zac Taylor

In recent months, he's kicked things up by adding horns, a swingin' rhythm section, and some filthy electric guitar, dubbing the band Zac Taylor & The Drugs. Think Ben Folds' playfulness with some gritty Telecaster. The debut record Salesman is set to be released this spring. Produced by Berklee's own Ben Gebert, the vibe of the record has raw, tube-crunched guitar, rollicking drums, and some old school Wurlitzer to round out a jazzed-tinged, in-your-face pop-rock sound.

 

Admission: 
$5 Students, $7 GA

Craig Hlady Six Shades of Blue

Wednesday / July 28, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Guitar Department faculty member Craig Hlady leads his quartet of original blues influenced music.

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Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / September 27, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Several faculty from the Composition Department will present recent compositions.

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Allan Chase Trio and Quartet

Tuesday / August 10, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ear Training chair Allan Chase (alto and baritone saxophone), Guitar faculty member Jon Damian (guitar), and guest Bob Nieske (bass) present a concert of original jazz compositions and rarely heard classics.

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Stanley Clarke Band Featuring Hiromi

Sunday / June 20, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, and film score composer Stanley Clarke is one of the most celebrated bass players in the world. Known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and jazz fusion. Unquestionably, he has attained "living legend" status during his 36-year career as a bass virtuoso.

Since her 2003 Telarc debut, Another Mind, keyboardist, composer, and Berklee alumna Hiromi Uehara has electrified audiences and critics in both hemispheres with a creative energy that defies the conventional parameters of jazz and pushes musicianship and composition to unprecedented levels of complexity and sophistication.

Admission: 
$33, $38, $50, reserved seating

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