Concert

The Story Begins Here: Eunhye Jeong's Senior Recital

Wednesday / August 1, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This show blends all the musical experiences of Eunhye Jeong into a single concert, featuring original compositions, piano solo work, and jazz standards.

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Brendan James

Friday / August 24, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A singer-songwriter who accompanies himself on piano, Brendan James began writing the songs on his second album after winding up a year and a half on the road in support of his debut album The Day is Brave, which was released by Decca Records in June 2008 and debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Several of its songs were featured on various television shows including Private Practice, Bones, So You Think You Can Dance, and Army Wives

 

Admission: 
$12 General public

Javier Garcia

Thursday / September 6, 2012 / 5:30 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
United States
01880
Javier Garcia

Born in Santander, Spain, in 1983, Javier García started his musical studies at the age of 8 with Juan Jose Saenz and Paulino Garcia. He received a bachelor of arts in classical music performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid with José Luis Rodrigo, and is currently studying at Berklee with David Fiuczynski, Mick Goodrick, and Bruce Saunders.

García was awarded a music scholarship for three consecutive years by the prestigious Fundación Marcelino Botin for higher education and one year in New York with Pablo Saiz Villegas (classical guitar), Mike Stern (electric guitar), and Pedro Da Silva (NYU film scoring teacher).

He won the Guthrie Govan Contest and performed with Guthrie Govan and John Finn. (2011)

He has given recitals in different places in Spain and countries such as the United States, France, Italy, Croatia, Austria, Finland, and Mexico. He has played in various jazz festivals including the Heineken festival in Puerto Rico.

The Javier G. F. Escudero Band has signed a contract with Jazz Revelation Records to record in its upcoming album.

Admission: 
Free

Stevan Rexroat's Senior Recital

Friday / August 3, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This concert will feature Stevan Rexroat and friends performing a variety of styles and genres, from jazz to classical to pop. This recital will also feature his skills as a woodwind doubler and the premiere of music written by Michael R. Oldham.

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Dahye Kim Recital

Friday / August 10, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Flutist Dahye Kim's recital.

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20th- and 21st-Century Music

Monday / March 4, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

New compositions by faculty composers, as well as music by outstanding 20th-century composers. The music will be performed by vocal and instrumental ensembles.

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Combo Sabroso

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
1545 Tremont Street
Boston
MA
United States
02120

Combo Sabroso presents soul-cleansing Latin dance music. Lead by pianist Matt Jenson, the group is committed to the hard-hitting "salsa dura" sound of the 1970s, playing hits from the likes of Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Oscar D'León, Sonora Poncena. They are also known for their inspired salsa arrangements of American R&B hits from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Santana.

This concert is hosted by Sociedad Latina and Boston Centers for Youth and Families.

Admission: 
Free

Kate Martin's Senior Recital

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bassist Kate Martin will present a recital of both classical and jazz music.

Admission: 
Free

Manami Morita

Thursday / August 30, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Manami Morita

Manami Morita was born in Saitama, Japan in 1984. She started off learning classical piano at the age of 4, but she couldn't stand all the rules in classical piano. At the age of 13, she met jazz. After learning on her own, she received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in 2005 and decided to change her life—previously, she had thought of being an English teacher or a flight attendant! In 2006 she moved to the United States and started her career at Berklee in Boston to search for her own music, based on jazz.

In 2007, Morita was awarded the Mary Jane Earnhart Endowed Scholarship, and in 2008 she was awarded the Herb Pomeroy Award by the Jazz Composition Department. In 2009, she joined the International Kodolanyi Jazz Competition in Hungary with tenor saxophone player Mitsuru Hirayama and won third prize, as well as the Outstanding Performer Award.

Morita has performed with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Esperanza Spalding, Greg Hopkins, Mark Walker, Rosa Pasos, and Oscar Stagnaro. She appeared at the Martha's Vineyard Music Festival in 2008 with groups such as Boston Pops, Gladys Knight, and Kate Taylor, as well as at other music festivals such as Salem Jazz Festival '08 and '09, Tokyo Jazz '10, Rochester International Jazz Festival '11, etc. She has played at prestigious jazz clubs such as Sculler's Jazz Club, Ryle's Jazz Club, Blue Note Nagoya, Billboard Osaka, and more. 

Morita graduated Berklee in 2008 and released her first album, Colors, in 2009 and her second album, For You, in 2010 through Rambling Records, Inc.

Admission: 
Free

Moira Lo Bianco

Thursday / August 2, 2012 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Boston Common
Boston
MA
United States
02108
Moira Lo Bianco

Possessing an enormous talent and a remarkably fertile musical imagination, Moira Lo Bianco is a bona fide triple threat as a composer, arranger, and pianist. Mature beyond her young years, she has an intense personal musical vision and all of the tools to consistently bring it to life. Her ability to transcend genre and category is organic and seemingly effortless.

Admission: 
Free

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