Starting at 12:00 p.m., numerous ensembles will give back-to-back performances in the David Friend Recital Hall, ending at 6:00 p.m. There will be something for all to hear, since these concerts will feature everything from small combos to large ensembles, with styles reflecting jazz, rock, pop, r&b, classical, and free idioms.
12:00 Mark Kohler 12:30 Robert Schlink 12:45 German Schauss 1:00 Alizon Lissance 1:15 Kevin Belz 1:30 Jesse Williams 1:45 Tino D'Agostino 2:00 Tino D'Agostino 2:15 Tino D'Agostino 2:30 Tim Mayer 2:45 Phil Wilson 3:00 Darcel Wilson 3:15 Darcel Wilson 3:30 Ron Reid 3:45 Ron Reid 4:00 Winston Maccow 4:15 Bob Pilkington 4:30 George Russell 4:45 Larry Watson 5:00 Eric Byers 5:15 Eric Byers 5:30 Eric Byers 5:45 Eric Byers
Hosted by J. Curtis Warner, associate vice president for education outreach/executive director, Berklee City Music, this musical extravaganza will feature Boston's most talented inner-city youth in concert at the Berklee Performance Center. Showcasing students from a cross section of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville public high schools, this evening promises to be exciting for all! Noteworthy will be the traditional awarding of full-tuition SYSTEM 5 Continuing Scholarships to eight deserving students who will have successfully completed Berklee's five-week summer performance program. Featuring Sharon Young, Marty Walsh, Winston Maccow, Mike Tucker, and Nichelle Mungo.
$5 in advance, $10 day of show. Student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office.
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Dave Santoro and Skip Smith. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and neo-soul.
1:00 p.m. Dave Santoro: Blue Era Note Jazz
2:30 p.m. Skip Smith: Music of Hancock and Zawinul
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Fernando Brandao, Mike Ihde, and Ann Dolan. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including Latin and country.
1:00 p.m. Fernando Brandao: Brazilian Instrumental
2:30 p.m. Mike Ihde: Country Music Ensemble
4:00 p.m. Ann Dolan: Advanced Techniques of Voice Production
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Skip Smith and Ken Cervenka. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and r&b.
1:00 p.m. Skip Smith: Franklin, Wonder, Gaye, and Kahn
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty member Darren Barrett. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including electric jazz and avant-garde.
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) is a performance program designed to foster creativity and musicianship through various musical disciplines, with pianist and composer Danilo Pérez as its artistic director.
The BGJI provides a comprehensive contemporary music environment where students are given opportunities to explore their creativity to the highest level possible, advance the power of music as a tool for the betterment of society, and connect musical creative thinking with the natural environment. Though launched less than a year ago, BGJI musicians have already played at a host of major festivals around North America, including the Newport Jazz Festival and the Beaches International Jazz Festival (Toronto).