Performance

An Evening with Emily Elbert and Friends

Tuesday / July 9, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Emily Elbert

Nomadic soul-folk songstress Emily Elbert is known for her rhythmic guitar chops, soulful original tunes, and her unique interpretations of classic music. Armed with do-it-yourself passion and a global spirit, the 24-year-old has performed at more than 650 shows throughout the U.S. and around the world, including performances in at least 15 countries.

A native Texan and graduate of Berklee, she has independently released three albums of original material. Elbert's music has won awards in the U.S. and U.K., and she has earned accolades from publications including The Washington Post and Glamour magazine. YouTube videos of her performances have garnered more than 1.5 million views. The Boston Folk Festival raves, "Emily is among the most glowing of the upcoming generation of American singer-songwriters, if 'upcoming' even applies to this phenom any longer."

Admission: 
Free

Alex Labrie's Senior Recital

Monday / July 22, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitarist Alex Labrie's senior recital will feature an eclectic mix of gypsy swing, Latin music, vocal jazz, and R&B/funk. Labrie will lead four different groups in a varied repertoire featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Golson, Chick Corea, Nile Alexander, and Lettuce, among others.

Admission: 
Free

Richard Suzuki's Senior Recital

Friday / July 19, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Composer Richard Wilbert Suzuki presents an eight-horn band with rhythm section to perform original tunes and an original arrangement. The music is a mixture of early and contemporary jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Jeonghee Jun: A Summer Day's Dream

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Vocalist Jeonghee Jun performs songs in the styles of pop, R&B, jazz, and gospel.

Admission: 
Free

Dave Santoro Summer Ensemble

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Faculty bassist Dave Santoro leads his summer ensemble in standards and original tunes in the jazz idiom.

Admission: 
Free

Jason Choi: Identity

Friday / July 26, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer Jason Choi sings acoustic covers of songs by his favorite artists.

Admission: 
Free

Drummer Roberto Giaquinto's Senior Recital

Wednesday / July 24, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Roberto Giaquinto presents originals and covers in his senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

DC Wonder / Rich People Food / Light Sweet Crude

Friday / September 20, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Electropop trio DC Wonder performs songs from its debut album, Limitless. After a schedule of heavy touring on the east coast, DC Wonder is expected to release a new album, Evolve, this summer. The band is comprised of Gene Shinozaki (vocals/guitar), Frank Watkoskey (bass/keyboard), and Lyle Shaw (drums). DC Wonder’s dance-friendly brand of pop music draws on disco and funk influences.

Listen to samples of DC Wonder's music here or watch the music video for DC Wonder's "Evolve" below:

Admission: 
$8 general admission

Ron Savage Trio

Tuesday / June 18, 2013 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Percussionist and Berklee Ensemble Department Chair Ron Savage leads a concert focusing on exploring the boundaries of the jazz trio in an eclectic mix of contemporary jazz, originals, and jazz standards.

Admission: 
Free

Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Jazz Orchestra

Monday / July 8, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Next Generation Jazz Orchestra
Photo by Cole Thompson

The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, sponsored by the Monterey Jazz Festival, is comprised of top-level high school jazz players in the U.S. Featuring award-winning instrumentalists and a vocalist in a jazz big band setting, the ensemble performs classic songs as well as the most cutting-edge contemporary pieces currently being written for jazz orchestras by the finest composers and arrangers.

Admission: 
Berklee community: Free in advance, $4 day-of concert; General public: $12

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