Performance

Sol's Group

Thursday / August 8, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
Marriott Courtyard Kendall Square
Cambridge
MA
United States
02239
Sol Hee Jun
Sol Hee Jun
Photo by Pamela Hersch
Photo by Pamela Hersch

Sol Hee Jun has developed a passion for writing jazz at Berklee College of Music. Born in Seoul, South Korea in 1990, Sol’s musical path began at age six, when she started playing classical piano. She came to the United States in 2006 to expand her musical horizons, attending high school in West Virginia, where she played piano and was first exposed to jazz. Influenced by jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Bob Brookmeyer, she now focuses largely on big band jazz.

Admission: 
Free

Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Latin Heartbeat Orchestra

Thursday / August 15, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
East Boston Greenway
42 Marginal Street
Boston
MA
02128
Latin Heartbeat Orchestra

In the final concert of the 2013 Tito Puente Latin Music Series, the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra perform salsa numbers that are sure to please both those who want to dance and those who want to sit back and listen. Founded by William Mendoza, the Latin Heartbeat Orchestra includes Carlos Olivera (vocals), Julio Salgado (vocals), Evan Runyon (bass), Damian Curtis (piano), Jesse “Timbalon” Perez (percussion), Edgar “Papo” Jimmy (percussion), Tony Gonzalez (percussion), Anthony Sisson (trumpet), Berklee College of Music alumnus Brian Wallace (trumpet), Dave Zoni (trombone), James Monaghan (trombone), and Andrew Studenski (baritone saxophone). Together, these talented musicians produce exciting renditions of salsa classics as well as energy-infused original compositions.

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

Admission: 
Free

Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Jesus Pagan & Orquesta

Thursday / August 8, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
1545 Tremont Street
Boston
MA
02120
Jesus Pagan

A true sonero, Jesus Pagan was born in New York City and raised in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, where he was carefully nurtured and cultured by traditional troubadours and talented soneros on the island. Jesus Pagan’s album, Salsa de la Mata, won him the Paoli Award for “Best Tropical Salsa Singer.” His latest release, Un Regalo Especial, features songs that are becoming big favorites of salsa fans. Listen to music from Jesus Pagan here.

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

 

Admission: 
Free

Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Jimmy Bosch

Thursday / August 1, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
Jimmy Bosch

Jimmy Bosch is known throughout the world to be a powerful force as a trombonist, composer, entertainer and producer of his own records for his independent record label, JRGR Records, Inc. People all over the world who follow Bosch know to expect something different from the norm. He does it his way and his records are like no other records in the world.

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

Admission: 
Free

Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Leo Blanco Latineous Monk Project

Thursday / July 25, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
Leo Blanco

Leo Blanco is a Venezuelan pianist, arranger, and composer. Blanco grew up in Mérida, Venezuela, and was surrounded from an early age by Venezuelan folklore–a blend of African and European musical traditions–as well as by jazz, classical music and pop.

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

 
Admission: 
Free

Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Maria Mulata with Esther Rojas

Thursday / July 18, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
O'Day Park
85 West Newton Street
Boston
MA
Maria Mulata

A native of Colombia, María Mulata is one of the most promising and versatile performers in a new wave of artists representing South American music. Her style blends the rich cultural influences of great “cantaoras” like Toto la Momposina, Etelvina Maldonado, and Petrona Martínez, among many others. She is known for her memorable, high-energy performances, which incorporate into her folkloric repertoire an array of sounds new to this particular Colombian genre.

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

Admission: 
Free

Victoria Schmidt: Moved

Saturday / May 4, 2013 / 5:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

"Moved" is a celebration of those crazy times at Berklee: moments of exhilarating fun, crazy delirium, down-and-out sadness, and invigorating happiness. A fête that only fate could bring to fruition! Schmidt's vocal recital will feature some of her favorite funkadelic people and R&B, jazz, and pop songs. 

Admission: 
Free

The Paintbrush Orchestra

Thursday / June 20, 2013 / 12:00 p.m.
Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Yeonatan Shachar
Yeonatan Shachar
Yeonatan Shachar

The chamber jazz group the Paintbrush Orchestra is dedicated to the live composition language of soundpainting born out of the work of Walter Thompson. Through a set of gestures, members of the Paintbrush Orchestra are cued to play specific material that is then shaped by the composer. This seasoned group of improvisers includes a full jazz rhythm section, a violin, marimba, two brass instruments, and a tenor saxophone.

The Paintbrush Orchestra was born – entirely by accident – in the fall of 2012 during a series of experimental jams at Berklee College of Music. The ensemble was formed out of a desire to explore new ways to allow the composer to play an integral, real-time role in jazz-based improvisation. Each piece allows the group to display its members’ diverse and multi-faceted musical backgrounds and its unusual instrumentation has proven to be an integral part of its sound.

The band attempts to take the concept of improvisation into territory that encourages spontaneity while creating pieces that are nonetheless fully formed in ways that often resemble pre-composed music. The resulting sound presents a palette that is different from that which is most commonly found in contemporary jazz ensembles.

Admission: 
Free

Tito Puente Latin Music Series: Jeremy De Jesus

Thursday / July 11, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Mozart Park
10 Mozart Street
Boston
MA
02130
Jeremy De Jesus

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Berklee alumnus Jeremy De Jesus has been recording, performing, composing, and arranging in many different styles, including jazz, Afro-Caribbean, salsa, neo-soul, R&B, hip-hop, and fusion. Many of these styles are on display on his debut album, Semi Formal, which features his original compositions.

Watch Jeremy De Jesus perform "Desamor" in the video below:

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in July and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The six-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, bolero, danzón, Afro-Latin, Caribbean, jazz, funk, R&B, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Ecuador, Brazil, and throughout Latin America.

 

Admission: 
Free

1 Night, 1 Life

Sunday / April 28, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A night of music featuring Me Vs Gravity, Caitlin Timmins, and Dakota O'Driscoll. All proceeds to benefit To Write Love On Her Arms, a nonprofit organization helping kids who struggle with depression, self-harm, and addictions.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

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