Vocalist Jonny Rostamabadi leads this concert, featuring an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from jazz to country. Nearly a dozen talented musicians perform original songs as well as reimagined arrangements of covers.
The band will start with Berklee student Seonhee Yang, gradually increasing the size to duo, trio, quartet, until the full band with six singers appears on the stage, with jazz standard arrangements, Latin rhythms, funk, R&B, disco, and original compositions.
The Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB), led by David Johnson, is a collective of faculty, staff, alumni, and students dedicated to the idea that jazz orchestras can create powerful and forward-looking music. Formed by a few talented members of the Berklee community—musicians who work as composers and instrumentalists—BBEB provides a forum for the sharing of musical ideas, stimulating the creative process, and fostering new music.
MuPanJuus will be an eclectic concert featuring new music by Professional Writing Division dean Kari Juusela; Indian santoor virtuoso Nandkishor Muley; and world-renowned laptop composer and performer Panaiotis. The trio, along with guest artists, will present a zesty gumbo of multi-stylistic music.