Performance

Latin Jazz

Wednesday / December 4, 2013 / 3:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

A Latin Jazz quartet will perform tunes and arrangements by Michel Camilo, Dani and Debora Gurgel, Dizzy Gillespie, Ignacio Berroa, Chris Potter, Paquito D'Rivera, and Chucho Valdés.

Admission: 
Free

Ayumu Yuki's Senior Recital

Wednesday / December 4, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Guitarist Ayumu Yuki and her quartet perform a concert of jazz tunes in her senior recital.

Admission: 
Free

Songwriting Club's Perfect Pitch

Tuesday / March 25, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Songwriters Club is proud to present its annual show, Perfect Pitch! In this contest, writers pitch their songs to 12 of Berklee's great vocalists, who then each work with a producer/arranger to prepare for the show and to win awesome prizes. Joining for the night is a panel of guest judges, ranging from Berklee faculty to industry professionals (writers, A&R, booking agents, producers). Come back from Spring Break to see this killer concert!

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Fusion Nouveau

Thursday / January 30, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

A nine-piece fusion band will perform the music of Bob Pilkington. The band’s central concept is to blend elements of early ‘70s fusion and ‘70s horn bands with contemporary fusion. The band’s lineup is mostly Berklee faculty members, and its instrumentation includes trumpet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Fusion Nouveau’s first album is due out in early 2014.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Vox One

Monday / December 2, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Vox One

This is a cappella for today. Vox One combines elements of blues, funk, gospel, and folk into its own brand of “adventurous and distinctive” vocal music (San Francisco Examiner).

Concert selections may include rhythmic Indian music; “Danny Boy” and other traditional repertoire; blues standards and R&B songs like “Respect;” and previews from an upcoming Christmas album.

The group's meticulous arrangements, lush voicings, and reharmonizations—including vocal versions of drums, bass, horns and guitar—give familiar pieces such as “Edelweiss” a new twist.

The group is composed of: Jodi Jenkins-Ainsworth (soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor, vocal drums), Paul Pampinella (baritone), and Tom Baskett (bass).

Admission: 
$20/$18 members/$15 students

Heavy Rotation Records Epic Event

Wednesday / February 12, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee's student-run Heavy Rotation Records presents its 14th annual epic event and album release concert, showcasing artists from Dorm Sessions Volume 9. The compilation album and concert will both unfold like multi-genre musical journeys.

Free album! Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Mili Bermejo and Sofia Rei in Concert

Wednesday / February 19, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Mili Bermejo (left) & Sofia Rei (right)

Mili Bermejo and Sofia Rei, two generations of singers who come from the soulful and passionate Latin American vocal tradition, join forces to present an intimate set of new originals.

Bermejo carries forward the Mexican and Argentine music inherited from her parents, giving "each song a reading so strikingly personal that it sounds as though she has actually lived the tales painted in the tunes' lyrics," according to Latino Magazine. Boston Magazine calls her music "part poetry-folk, part Sarah Vaughan sophistication." She performs with bassist Dan Greenspan, pianist Jiri Nedoma, and drummer Bertram Lehman.

Rei, one of the most charismatic and inventive vocalists on the New York music scene, brings her worldly sensibility and hauntingly melodic voice to the concert's second half. "Sofía's vocal prowess contains an emotional impact that leaves an audience gasping for air and begging for more," according to Latin Jazz Corner. She will be joined by JC Maillard on guitar, Jorge Roeder on bass, and Tupac Mantilla on percussion. 

Watch a video of Sofia Rei performing at this concert:

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Musical Odyssey II Featuring the Greek Music Ensemble

Monday / March 24, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

In Greek, nostos stands for the unappeased yearning to return to the home country; it is Odysseus’ eternal longing to touch the soil of Ithaca. Nostos has been a distinct and rich source of inspiration and artistic creation for Greeks. The Greek Music Ensemble is bringing the concepts of nostos and xenitia (living as a stranger in a foreign land) to the Berklee Performance Center in a concert of Greek music from the last two centuries. In genres ranging from folk and rembetika to urban songs and contemporary art songs, the music will convey nostalgia for the homeland, the joys and sorrows of life in a foreign land, the grief of separation, and the emotional ingredients that make up the fabric of the immigrant psyche.

In this concert, the Greek Music Ensemble is honored to collaborate with highly acclaimed guest performers, members of the world music scene, and talented Berklee faculty and students that specialize in traditional performance practices with traditional Greek and Middle Eastern musical instruments. The ensemble’s approach to the performance is based on a critical exploration and interpretation of the unique stylistic and technical aspects of the music, and on a highly skilled, elaborate, and inspired presentation of it.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Roots Roadshow

Monday / March 31, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Students, faculty, and recent alumni of the American Roots Music Program play blues, early gospel, spirituals, Celtic, old-time, bluegrass, and Western swing as well as contemporary music inspired by these genres. The concert features special guests Andy Statman, Bruce Molsky, Paul Rishell, and Annie Raines, and also celebrates the anniversary of J.S. Bach's birthday.

Berklee has become the epicenter of an amazing scene of virtuosic young players in these folk idioms, and this will be the first Berklee Performance Center show to celebrate them and the American Roots Music Program since its inception. The performance will also include a tribute to Pete Seeger and the great singer Jo Stafford, featuring selections from her seminal album, American Folk Songs.

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Women Musicians Network Concert

Wednesday / March 5, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Women Musicians Network's (WMN) 17th annual concert features more than 10 original acts, highlighting compositions and performances by Berklee women students and their bands from around the world—plus special faculty guests.

This eclectic program of styles and cultures is always an exciting and popular event. Genres include jazz, rock, third stream, choral, pop/R&B, and more. 

Linda Chase, with her multimedia composition Grand Canyon Sketches, and Christiane Karam, with her Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, will be presenting this year's faculty artists. The concert is produced with the WMN student club and directed by Berklee professors Karam and Lucy Holstedt.

Watch Zahili Gonzalez Zamora perform her original "Lighthouse" live at the Berklee Performance Center as part of the Women Musicians Network Concert:

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

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