Concert

The Lobby Pickers

Thursday / March 14, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
The Lobby Pickers

The Lobby Pickers is a folk group that plays bluegrass-influenced acoustic music. It consists of six alumni from Berklee College of Music: John Eun (guitar), Jordan Alleman (banjo), Bryce Milano (mandolin), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Brittany Karlson (bass) and Elle Taylor (voice). The group will be playing a set ranging from bluegrass tunes to Eric Clapton.

Admission: 
Free

Percussion Days Marimba Student Showcase

Friday / April 5, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee students soloists and students enrolled in Berklee marimba courses present an exciting variety of solo and small ensemble works led by marimba professor Nancy Zeltsman.

Admission: 
Free

Ricardo Curto's Senior Recital

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Pianist Ricardo Curto will lead his trio in his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Noe Socha: From Django to Mediterranean Spice

Thursday / April 4, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Noe Socha

Led by guitarist Noe Socha, this concert will begin with covers of Django Reinhardt material, gradually moving to original music that will vary from pop to blues to calypso.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Rotem: Senior Recital

Wednesday / April 3, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Daniel Rotem

 

After two years of working together, the Daniel Rotem Trio, featuring Jared Henderson and Roberto Giaquinto, will perform a set of original music and arrangements. Guest artists to be announced.

Admission: 
Free

Ethan Lim Group

Wednesday / April 3, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

 

Pianist Ethan Lim leads his ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Yeseul Park: It's Free Flowing

Wednesday / April 3, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Yeseul Park

 

Pianist Yeseul Park and her quintet present an afternoon of music.

Admission: 
Free

Justin Satriano: The Stride Rides Again!

Monday / April 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Justin Satriano

The Stride returns to play improvisational bluesy-funky-rock and rocky-funky-blues. Featuring originals by Justin Satriano, group improvisations, and a favorite adapted from the Super NES classic Chrono Trigger.

Admission: 
Free

Albino Mbie

Sunday / August 18, 2013 / 12:15 p.m.
Salem Jazz and Soul Festival
157 Fort Avenue
Salem
MA
01970
Albino Mbie

Albino Mbie was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at age 16 from scrap wood, strings made out of electrical cords, and a five-liter can of oil.

Drawn to the sounds of neighborhood street musicians in Maputo, Mbie began to play in a number of local bands and wanted to combine styles, incorporating diverse elements in his music. For his talents to grow, he knew he needed to experience new places, cultures, and sounds. While studying music education and performance at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique, he heard about Berklee and soon afterward became one of the first students to receive a full scholarship to Berklee through the African Scholars program in 2009. 

At Berklee, he was exposed to a variety of influences but he wanted to go deeper into the roots of jazz and expand his knowledge of music. He auditioned and was selected to participate in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), which is directed by Danilo Pérez and has a roster of teachers that includes Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, and Terri Lyne Carrington. BGJI fosters a musician's artistic vision and has helped Mbie find his own unique voice in the art form. 

But Mbie felt an absence of his Mozambican traditions in his music. With the help of his mentors, Richard Bona and Lionel Loueke—two of the most prominent African musicians in the United States—he began to bridge that gap. Today, Mbie's music succeeds in combining many disparate parts into an organic whole. It incorporates his musical experiences from Mozambique, the U.S., and many other places around the world, combining rhythmic patterns and musical concepts to create a unique "Moz-jazz" sound.

His original composition "Mozambique Dance" was released by Jazz Revelation Records, Berklee's student-run record label, in 2011. He recorded another original, "Awusiwana," for the Berklee 2012 Summer in the City release. His debut album, also called Mozambique Dance, will be released soon.

Mbie is an active musician and has performed in several countries, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy, the U.S., and Mexico. He has also produced and recorded various projects in Mozambique and in the United States. He graduated from Berklee in 2012 with a dual degree in performance and music production and engineering, and a minor in acoustics.

Learn more about Mbie at his website, or watch him perform in the video below:

Admission: 
Free

Natalia Karaseva: Natalia

Thursday / March 28, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Natalia Karaseva

Vocalist and composer Natalia Karaseva will perform originals and covers in her first and last Berklee recital.

Admission: 
Free

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