Concert

Caleb Tay: A Venture Into Jazz

Thursday / October 18, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Tay will lead an instrumental quartet with special guests on vocals and saxophone. The band will perform jazz tunes in contemporary styles, as well as new arrangements.

 

Admission: 
Free

Victor Wooten Meets Berklee

Friday / October 19, 2012 / 9:00 p.m.
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía
1 Avenida Autopista del Saler
Valencia
Spain
46013
Photo by Steve Parker

World-renown bass player Victor Wooten will perform on Berklee's campus in Valencia, Spain.

Wooten learned music early. By age 3, he was being taught bass by his oldest brother, Regi, and at age 5 he was performing professionally with the Wooten Brothers Band. Working their way east from Sacramento, the band played countless clubs and eventually opened concerts for Curtis Mayfield and War. Wooten was influenced by bass mentors Stanley Clarke, Larry Graham, and Bootsy Collins, while learning about the music business. By the early ’80s, the brothers became mainstays at Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia, making numerous connections with musicians in Nashville and New York.

In 1988, Wooten moved to Nashville, where he worked with singer Jonell Mosser and met newgrass revival banjo ace Béla Fleck. A year later, Fleck enlisted Wooten, his brother Roy (a.k.a. Future Man), and harmonica-playing keyboardist Howard Levy to perform with him, and the Flecktones were born. After three highly successful albums, Levy departed in 1993, and the band’s new trio format enabled Wooten to develop and display a staggering array of fingerboard skills that turned him into a bass hero of Pastorian-proportions and helped earn the band a Grammy. With the Flecktones in full flight, Wooten set his sights on a solo career, first forming Bass Extremes with fellow low-end lord Steve Bailey (leading to an instructional book/CD and two CDs, to date), and finally releasing his critically-acclaimed solo debut, A Show of Hands, in 1996.

Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, also won two Nashville Music Awards for Bassist of the Year and is the only three-time winner of Bass Player magazine’s Bass Player of the Year. With the honors came sideman calls, leading to recordings and performances with artists like Branford Marsalis, Mike Stern, Bruce Hornsby, Chick Corea, Dave Matthews, Prince, Gov’t Mule, Susan Tedeschi, Vital Tech Tones (with Scott Henderson and Steve Smith), and the Jaco Pastorius Word of Mouth Big Band.

Musicians wanting to learn Wooten's unique style and elusive techniques began seeking him out for lessons and seminars at music stores and schools around the world. These workshops became the training ground that lead to the formation of his acclaimed bass/nature camp in 2000, which eventually expanded into Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature. Wooten continues to grow and is always willing to share his gifts with all who desire to learn.

For more information about Berklee College of Music, Valencia campus please visit: www.berkleevalencia.org

For more information about Victor Wooten, please visit: www.victorwooten.com

Admission: 
€10

Rhythms and Sounds of Latin America

Friday / November 9, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Singer Valeria Anez presents a musical journey through the rhythms and culture of Latin countries, exploring the roots, sounds and flavors of Latin American music. The program includes a collection of emblematic artists and songs from Chile, Brazil, Colombia and many more. 

Admission: 
Free

Reynold Roque's Senior Jazz Comp Recital

Friday / November 30, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer and composer Reynold Roque presents original jazz fusion tunes in the culmination of his Berklee experience.

Admission: 
Free

Jazz at the Arsenal: Darcel Wilson and the Rhythm and Soul Project

Monday / October 22, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
02472
Darcel Wilson and The Rhythm & Soul Project

Jazz at the Arsenal presents a night of groovin’ music with the powerfully expressive singer Darcel Wilson and the Rhythm and Soul Project. Concert highlights will include originals as well as music by Bill Withers, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and others. An instructor in the Ear Training Department at Berklee College of Music, Wilson has shared the stage with Paula Cole, Lalah Hathaway, Susan Tedeschi, Tracy Bonham, and Blood Sweat and Tears. Her voice can be heard on a multitude of national as well as local radio and television jingles. She’s performed at the BeanTown Jazz Festival, served as lead session singer/ vocal arranger for the Broadway show Brooklyn the Musical and provided vocal production services on recording sessions in London and Los Angeles. Recently, Wilson has been active on the international front, traveling to Japan as a performing clinician at Koyo Conservatory, teaching at the Heineken Jazz Festival in Puerto Rico, participating in a vocal summit in Germany with fellow Berklee faculty members, and performing in Spain along with Nancy Morris, Ken Zambello, Paula Cole, and Livingston Taylor. She’s also worked with Branford Marsalis, Paul Simon, Mark (Marky Mark) Wahlberg, Brad Delp (lead singer of Boston,) Armsted Christian, and Keith Robinson (with Metropolis).

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

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / November 13, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Each semester, students and faculty from the music education department come together to perform and celebrate with an eclectic musical program. You may hear anything from traditional choral ensemble to progressive jazz, ukelele to boomwhacker: each program is guaranteed to be a unique, creative, and joyful event.

Admission: 
Free

Annie Clements of Sugarland

Thursday / November 8, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

 

Bassist Annie Clements '03 playing with a student ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Friday / November 2, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Northeastern University Fenway Center
77 St. Stephens St.
Boston
MA
02115
Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra performs their Fall concert on Friday, November 2, at 8 pm at Northeastern University's Fenway Center. Featured soloists are Olivia Fortunato in Gliere's Harp Concerto, and Giorgi Mikadze's interpretation of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. Ravel's Rhapsodie Espagnol and John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine & Tromba Lontana round out the program, with a special multi-media performance of Anthony DeRitis' Devolution.

Admission: 
Free

Coro de Entrevoces

Monday / November 5, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Concert by Berklee's "Jubilee Spirit Ensemble" directed by Donna McElroy.
21-member Cuban a capella choir directed by Digna Guerra.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee CMJ Music Marathon Showcase

Friday / October 19, 2012 / 6:30 p.m.
92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St.
New York
NY
United States
10013
Shea Rose

 

Berklee College of Music, Heavy Rotation Records (HRR), and Berkleemusic present their sixth annual CMJ Music Marathon showcase of alumni and student artists, featuring rock, indie-pop, singer-songwriter, electro-pop, R&B, and hip hop by Shea Rose, Measure, Red Oblivion, Gina’s Picture Show, Bent Knee, Golden Bloom, and The Field Effect. The event also includes free raffles for a chance to win a badge to attend next year's CMJ Music Marathon and merchandise giveaways from HRR, Berklee’s student-run record label.

For five non-stop days and nights, CMJ Music Marathon presents over 1,300 artist performances, filling 80 of New York’s greatest venues with 120,000 fans, musicians, and music industry professionals. 

For more information, visit berklee.edu/news/berklee-cmj-showcase.

 

 

Admission: 
$10, free with CMJ badge and for alumni who rsvp to alumniaffairs@berklee.edu

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