Concert

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Money Jungle

Thursday / February 14, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Griots and Community: Celebrating Artistry featuring Terri Lyne Carrington

Renowned drummer and Berklee professor Terri Lyne Carrington presents her new CD, Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue. The album – to be released the week of the concert – is the follow-up to her Grammy Award-winning CD MosaicMoney Jungle is a landmark trio recording by Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach. Carrington wrote all new arrangements of Ellington’s music for the album, which also includes two original compositions by Carrington and one by pianist Gerald Clayton. The concert will feature Carrington performing in trio and larger group settings with Berklee students and guest Clayton. 

 

Admission: 
$8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $20 day of show, reserved seating

Stephen Mougin & Ned Luberecki aka Nedski and Mojo

Friday / November 16, 2012 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Nedski and Mojo! Known for their work with Chris Jones and the Night Drivers (Nedski) and Sam Bush Band (Mojo).  The duet features banjo-guitar and mandolin-guitar duets and soulful vocals.

Admission: 
Free

Pop/Rock Live: Celebrating Mirek Kocandrle

Thursday / January 24, 2013 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

A pop/rock show in memory of alumnus and longtime Berklee faculty member Mirek Kocandrle who was known for his passion for rock and roll. Keith Murray and guests will be celebrating by performing music from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  As a bass player for many years, Kocandrie performed with the Phil Wilson Big Band, Wayne Naus Big Band, Boston Jazz Conspiracy Big Band, George Smith Big Band, Roy Orbison, Drifters, Coasters, Platters, Bee Gees, Marvelettes, Mary Wells, the Seekers, and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. 

Film Scoring Berklee alumnus and faculty member Keith Murray has an active music career in Boston and the surrounding regions.  From arranging for the award-winning marching band, The Power of Class of New England's Minuteman Marching Band, to producing, composing, and conducting a sold out concert at Symphony Hall with fellow Berklee Alum, Alan Silvestri.  This year Keith will premiere his first symphony "Dark Romance" and a Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra.  

 

 

 

Admission: 
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission

Reignwolf / Marc Pinansky

Saturday / November 10, 2012 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Reignwolf

The Canadian-born Reignwolf, a.k.a. Jordan Cook, has just released his new full-length album, Seven Deadly Sins. The songs were jammed out over a period of years with amazing musicians, like bass player Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden) and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, David Bowie), and input from producers like the Matrix (Korn, Avril Lavigne) and Howard Bilerman (the Arcade Fire). Seven Deadly Sins was then recorded with some of Cook’s most trusted musician friends. The album wasn’t so much born, as it evolved.

With Cook’s honest unrestrained lyrics, powerful sound, and high-energy shows, it’s no wonder he caught the attention of his business manager, Alvin Handwerker, who has managed greats like AC/DC, Aerosmith, Gavin DeGraw, and many more. Whether it was being the first Canadian rocker to tour China, or being declared the revelation of Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival, the former child prodigy is out to wake people up. It’s probably why Maclean’s Magazine named Cook among the "100 Canadians to Watch" and the late, great guitar god Jeff Healey once publicly introduced Cook as the finest player in the world today.

Country-folk for city folk. Marc Pinansky was born and raised outside of Boston, MA. A professional amateur musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, Pinansky is also a grammatical bandit and a lover of cats. Having released a five-song EP for every month in 2011, he has supported acts such as America, Mason Jennings, John Doe, and Ryan Bingham. Apart from writing and performing music for national commercials, movies, and television, Pinansky is also plays the role of a sought-after sideman, co-writer, and drinking buddy. He gets more done in a bathrobe than most do in a suit. 

Admission: 
Free admission

Experience Young

Thursday / December 20, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bassist Young Park and his quintet will be playing Brazilian jazz music of composers including Hermeto Pascoal and Manfredo Fest.

Admission: 
Free

Are You Here....Yet?

Monday / November 19, 2012 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Jiyoon Kim gives a recital of originals and jazz standards.

Admission: 
Free

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Friday / April 26, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Artist: Ian Janer

Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble and Musical Theater Orchestra present a fully-staged production of the Broadway musical Hair. Inspired by the peace movement and the social revolution of the 1960s, Hair's songs, including “Aquarius,” “Easy to be Heard,” and “Let the Sunshine In,” became anthems of the anti-Vietnam war movement and opened Broadway theater to rock music. 

Hair is directed by voice instructor Rene Pfister with musical director Peter Cokkinias, professor of music education.

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Admission: 
$20, $12, reserved seating

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Friday / April 26, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115
Artist: Ian Janer

Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble and the Musical Theater Orchestra present a fully staged production of the Broadway musical Hair. Inspired by the peace movement and the social revolution of the 1960s, Hair's songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement and opened Broadway theater to rock music. 

Directed by voice instructor Rene Pfister with musical director Peter Cokkinias, professor of music education.

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window

Admission: 
$8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $20 day of show, reserved seating

Music of Quincy Jones with Siedah Garrett and Patti Austin

Sunday / February 24, 2013 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Producer, arranger, conductor, film composer, and trumpeter Quincy Jones has been at the forefront of modern American music since his years as a student at Berklee in the 1950s. He has arranged for Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Sinatra; produced Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, and Ray Charles; scored Oscar-winning films; and has received 27 Grammy Awards. Tonight, Berklee students and faculty pay tribute to “Q” with new arrangements of his enduring music in honor of his 80th birthday. 

In honor of Jones’s 80th birthday in March, his alma mater will celebrate this musical visionary with a 30-piece orchestra of faculty and students performing new arrangements of selections from his enduring musical legacy. Special guests and frequent Jones collaborators Siedah Garrett and Patti Austin will also perform.

Under the direction of Rob Rose and Ken Zambello, the concert will highlight music from Jones’s entire career, featuring songs he wrote or produced for Michael Jackson, Tamia, and James Ingram, and for movies like The Wiz, The Color Purple, and In the Heat of the Night. Selections from his Grammy Award-winning albums The Dude and Back on the Block will also be featured.

Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Garrett has cowritten a number of hit songs with Jones. Five songs credit Garrett as a cowriter on Back on the Block, and the track “The Places You Find Love” highlights her lead vocals. She and Jones wrote the theme song for the opening ceremony of the 2007 Special Olympics, and the opener of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Garrett co-wrote the #1 single “Man in the Mirror” and sang the duet “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” on Michael Jackson’s Bad, which Jones produced.
 
Austin, a Grammy Award-winning vocal stylist, is Jones’ goddaughter. Jones produced many of her biggest hit songs, including “How Do You Keep the Music Playing" and “Baby Come to Me,” both duets with James Ingram. She sang with Michael Jackson on “It's the Falling in Love" from his Off The Wall album, produced by Jones. She performed on The Dude, and scored two Top 10 jazz albums, Every Home Should Have One and The Real Me, while signed to his Qwest label.
 
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Admission: 
$8, $16 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $20 day of show, reserved seating

Declan O’Rourke / Robert Steven Williams

Thursday / April 11, 2013 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Declan
Robert Steven Williams

 

Declan O'Rourke is a product of the folk-rock busking tradition. His rough vocal style contrasts neatly with his intelligent string- and piano-laden arrangements, creating a brand of acoustic pop that has brought him multiplatinum success in Ireland.
 
This year O'Rourke performed with Bono, Damien Rice, and Bob Geldolf at the Electric Burma in Dublin.
 
“He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever . . . Listen to "Galileo," which is possibly the greatest song written in the last thirty years," Paul Weller.
 
Robert Steven Williams released the critically acclaimed CD I Am Not My Job, featuring Rachel Z (Peter Gabriel, Wayne Shorter) and Sloan Wainwright in 2006. He’s studied songwriting with Rosanne Cash, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and several top country writers. 
 
His novel My Year as a Clown, will be released on the indie imprint Against the Grain Press in January 2013—one of his songs will be included in the digital version of the book. A finalist in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, his short fiction has appeared in Carve Magazine, the Orange Coast Review, and the anthology Tall Tales and Short Stories, volume II.
Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show

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