The concert will feature woodwind and piano chamber literature from the 19th and 20th centuries. Combinations will include sonatas for solo winds, piano trios for winds and strings, and woodwind quintets with piano.
Don Lappin will perform a set of original instrumental compositions from his latest album, Tapped In. He will also perform some brand-new compositions. Instrumentation will include guitar, keys, drums, and bass, and additional performers will join him on stage.
In this concert, original jazz compositions are performed by a modern big band collective, the Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB). This collective comprises faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students who all share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music and the importance of the role played by the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.
Evo-Q is a faculty-led quartet that features original compositions and arrangements. It is led by Lance Van Lenten (saxophones/flute), an associate professor in the Woodwind Department, and includes Joe Mulholland (piano), Bill Urmson (bass), and Casey Scheuerell (drums).
Scanzonati is a new project that once again brings together jazz singer Stefano Marchese and Andrea Pejrolo, assistant chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production Department, to express their love for the widely known “canzone” form. The project also represents the incredibly rich and precious age of Italian music created from well-written music infused with lyrical finesse. Gino Paoli, Angelo Branduardi, Fiorella Mannoia, Pino Daniele, and Domenico Modugno are only some of the renowned artists to which this project will pay tribute. In an event that combines the charming and soulful Marchese’s voice with Pejrolo’s talent and creativity in discovering new sounds and atmospheres, the audience will assist in an innovative, unique concert.
A popular group from the metro West and Worcester areas of Massachusetts, 9Teen is a nine-piece group that plays "brass-kicking" classic rock and soul. This concert will feature the music of Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, and the Beatles. Founded by drummer and vocalist Donnie Sadowski, an instructor in Berklee's Five-Week Summer Performance Program, the band features Pete DePasquale '81 on guitar and current Berklee faculty members Nancy Morris (vocals and piano) and Brian Lewis (trumpet). The group also includes the following top-notch performers from the New England area: Don Heider (saxophone), Bob Holfelder (trombone), Jim Perry (keyboards and guitar), and Jim Arnotte (bass).
Maryland-based Prinze George is Kenny Grimm (production/instrumental), Naomi Almquist (vocals), and Isabelle De Leon (drums). Grimm and Almquist grew up together in Prince George's County, where they met De Leon while she was in college. After forming the band in 2013, they exploded onto the indie scene with their breakthrough single, "Victor." The song rose to no. 1 on the Hype Machine charts, and both it and the band won the attention of music blogs, fans, and labels from all over the world. "Victor" was also selected for the movie soundtrack of Warner Brothers' biggest European release in 2014, Honig Im Kopf.
Through My Headphones! calls Prinze George "a band that has all the makings of being one of the most talked-about new acts." With their follow-up single "This Time" trending to the top 10 on Hype Machine and the release of their most recent single, "Make Me," the band has been compared to Lana Del Rey and MS MR.
$10 in advance / $12 day of show (standing room only)
Harmless Habit will perform on the Magic Hat stage at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, located just inside the doors. The main stage of the pavilion will feature Grammy Award–nominated American rock band NEEDTOBREATHE.
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Glow Team is a bass duo from Miami, Florida, comprising $UAREY and Berklee student TRU¢¢O. They have produced celebrated remixes including one for Ellie Goulding's “Burn” that landed them the no. 2 spot on dubstep.net’s list for best tracks of all time. Aside from producing, Glow Team is gifted in knowing how to hype a crowd through their dynamic DJ performances. They have been invited to perform at music festivals including Life in Color, and have opened for Kill Paris and Antiserum, among others.
Glow Team will perform at the Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the biggest EDM festivals, on the Cosmic Meadows stage.