Concert

Casey Sullivan

Thursday / February 17, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances-they're good for the soul. This week's featured artist is Casey Sullivan.

19-year-old songwriter Casey Sullivan is preparing for the winter release of her debut album For the Birds. It is a collection of songs written from her teenage years, the chronicles of love and loss in a developing mind. Each song tells a relatable yet unique story in melodic poetry. The songs range in subject from "Baby Boy," a country-esque ballad about naive, young love, and "Heartbeat Cold," a haunting song about betrayal and confusion.

Her band has been playing around Boston for years. Goals for the future include touring the East Coast and recording another album. She is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston as a songwriting major.

Admission: 
Free

David Huddleston

Tuesday / February 15, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they’re good for the soul. This week’s featured artist is David Huddleston.

Admission: 
Free

Nick Goldston

Tuesday / February 8, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they’re good for the soul. This week’s featured artist is Nick Goldston.

Admission: 
Free

Bryan Lazar

Thursday / February 3, 2011 / 12:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Berklee students, staff, or faculty help you either slow down or power up for the afternoon. Concerts are free, all-ages, and open to the public. Bring your lunch, snag a coffee, and grab a seat for our New Brew performances—they’re good for the soul. This week’s featured artist is Bryan Lazar.

Hailing from southern California, Bryan Lazar is a singer-songwriter/guitarist currently attending Berklee. His influences range from John Mayer to Eric Clapton, and many others as well. He has played at many different venues all around southern California, New York, and Boston, such as the Apollo Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Ventura Theatre, the Civic Arts Plaza, and the All Asia. Lazar has opened for such groups as Hoobastank and Halifax, as well as headlining many of his own shows. 

Admission: 
Free

Solo Piano Explorations with Matt Jenson

Monday / February 7, 2011 / 12:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Solo piano explorations featuring faculty member Matt Jenson performing jazz, Latin jazz, reggae, free, and with a looping station.

Admission: 

New Music for Piano

Monday / February 7, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert coproduced and directed by Stephany Tiernan and Andrew List featuring student compositions performed by piano students.

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Bill Banfield

Thursday / March 24, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Africana Studies professor Bill Banfield will perform with a faculty band.

Admission: 

Bleep Blop: Electro-Acoustic Piano and More

Thursday / February 17, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pei-Yeh Tsai performs electronically infused works by Ramon Castillo. Additional music by Alumni PoChun Wang and Sachi Sato. Featuring a special performance by Loudon Stearns’ Nonduo. This concert promises to excite and explore untapped sonic potential through the collaboration of human and machine.

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Visions / The Rodeo Church / Hayley Jane and the Primates

Saturday / February 5, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Visions

Visions is an alt-country band from Boston. Their debut album, Re:VISIONS, was recorded by producer Mark Leombruni and mastering engineer Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Wilco, Spoon). They are joined by The Rodeo Church and Hayley Jane and the Primates.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

Fresh Prospects: Karmin / Jen Waris

Friday / February 4, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Fresh Prospects: Karmin / Jen Waris

The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances.  This month's artists are Karmin and Jen Waris.

Karmin is a little band with a big sound. "Carmen" in Latin means "song," with an altered spelling to hint "karma." Armed with two voices, a guitar, and a wooden box, Nick Noonan and Amy Heidemann always put on a dynamic show full of catchy pop tunes, feel-good ballads, and rock/hip-hop inspired concoctions. Their debut EP, Inside Out, was released in May 2010. Having covered numerous songs by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Bruno Mars, Karmin is perfect for pop fans.

Hailing from upstate New York, Jen Waris is an inspiring vocalist.  Drawing from influences like Sara Bareilles and Beyonce, she loves to express herself through light-hearted pop and genuine ballads.  She has performed the national anthem for several professional sporting teams, including the Buffalo Bills.  Her most recent performances have been as a soloist with Berklee's a capella group, Pitch Slapped.

Admission: 
Free

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