The annual Jazz Composition Department spring concert featuring new music by faculty from the department. This spring will feature the music of Jeff Claassen, Winnie Dahlgren, Ayn Inserto, Darrell Katz, Dick Lowell, and Jackson Schultz. The six-horn ensemble includes faculty members Daniel Ian Smith, Bob Patton, Jeff Claassen, Jeff Perry, Bob Pilkington, Scott Free, Bruce Thomas, Mark Poniatowski,Bob Tamagni, Ricardo Monzon, Rebecca Shrimpton, and Winnie Dahlgren. It promises to be a night of exciting new music.
A joyful concert celebrating Phil Wilson's 47th and final year running the Berklee Rainbow Band. It will feature vocalists/Berklee faculty Christine Fawson and Larry Watson. The talents of pianist Giorgi Mikadze and drummer Patrick Simard will also be showcased. Come out and help celebrate the rich legacy of Phil Wilson.
As record store clerks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller spent their evenings creating Mount Moriah as an outlet for their mutual interest in classic American folk and rock music. Born in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, McEntire weaves narratives into spectral tapestries imbued with the complex majesty of the South and its deep-seated spirituality. With nods to both classic folk-rock and their contemporaries, Mount Moriah challenges existing traditional folk music forms with arrangements born from Miller’s interest in minimalism and sound texture. Mount Moriah will release Miracle Temple, their breakthrough second LP and first new album for Merge Records, on February 26, 2013.
Blessed Feathers is a duo between Donivan Berube and Jacquelyn Beaupre, whom are partners in both music and life. In mid-2012, Blessed Feathers selected their best five tracks to record with producer Kevin McMahon at his studio in New Paltz, New York. The songs, which comprise the band’s debut EP, Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds, encapsulate Berube and Beaupre’s collective experiences, aiming to capture both their emotional and earthy, homespun sound. The pair likes to say that Beaupre plays everything and Berube plays everything else, but a better way to put it is that together, they can play anything.
$12 in advance, $14 day of show, general admission
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Barbara LaFitte and Jeff Lockhart. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including original fusion, advanced woodwind chamber ensemble, and the music of Lettuce and Soulive.
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals led by faculty members Jon Finn, Daniel Moretti, and Gwen Leathers. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including progressive rock instrumental, Latin/Afro-Cuban jazz, and R&B.