Performance

Mirah / Julia Easterlin / DJ Carbo

Friday / January 31, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115
Mirah
Julia Easterlin

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, currently living and composing in Brooklyn, New York, began writing and performing in the late '90s in Olympia, Washington, the epic heart of the Northwest independent music scene. Her debut album was released by K Records in 2000 and she has since released a dozen solo and collaborative albums and EPs on K Records, Kill Rock Stars, and various domestic and foreign independent labels. Zeitlyn will be releasing her new solo album, Changing Light, in spring 2014.

A dedicated genre-defier, Zeitlyn's songs and recordings have always pushed towards transcending the technical limitations of lo-fi and the assumed boundaries of independent music. Her songs and her voice will get to you in ways you didn't know you could be gotten. Don't worry, that's a good thing. Though known mostly as a solo artist, Zeitlyn has always sought the creative company of unique collaborators, from multimedia artists to orchestral composers to dance music re-mixers. With lyrical poise and unabashed emotional honesty remaining at the center, Zeitlyn is dedicated to incorporating innovative instrumentation, art, and beautiful thoughts of all mediums into her work.

Julia Easterlin weaves jazz, electronic music, and unexpected instruments (such as Scandinavian Tupperware) into performances that have been described as “mesmerizing” and “Ella Fitzgerald meets Stomp.” Her current work involves using a looping station to create tracks in front of the audience, incorporating instruments, vocals, hand claps, tongue clicks and the serendipitous sound events that only a live setting can provide. Easterlin was the lead soprano for the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensembles (2006, 2007), performing with Allen Toussaint, the Neville Brothers, Coolio, Kurt Elling, and James Moody. In 2008, she was presented with DownBeat’s Young Jazz Vocalist Award.

Established in Boston in 2004, the Fenway Recordings Sessions is a regular concert series featuring a mix of the best new and developing indie artists and established acts currently playing the city's clubs. The shows feature sets from DJ Carbo, (Fenway Recordings founder Mark Kates) along with occasional special guest DJs. In March of 2012, the Sessions collaborated with MTV Hive to launch “Live from Boston,” a series of live-streamed shows that kicked off with a blistering, sold out set from Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings. Others that have played the Sessions include Kurt Vile, Ted Leo, Cibo Matto, Kate Nash, Echo and the Bunnymen, MGMT, Yeasayer, Wolfmother, and Cold War Kids, among hundreds of others.  The series continues on as one of the best sources for fresh, new live music in Boston.

 

Admission: 
$15, general admission

Asian Melodies: Ancient and Modern

Tuesday / November 5, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Join us for a celebration of East Asian music and culture, a collaborative effort of Berklee faculty and students. The concert will include the debut of original works by Tiger Okoshi, Mark Simos, Yumiko Matsuoka, Ki Woong Choi, Lee Abe, Yazhi Guo, Rujing Huang, and DJ Hatfield.

Admission: 
Free

Magnus Bakken

Tuesday / December 10, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215
Magnus Bakken

Magnus Bakken will present original compositions performed on tenor and soprano saxophone and the Norwegian goat horn.

Admission: 
Free

Hayoung Lyou: The Pilgrimage

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Pianist Hayoung Lyou and her quartet will perform a selection of her favorite originals and standards.

Admission: 
Free

Queade Dweh: Where It All Began

Tuesday / November 26, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Vocalist Queade Dweh presents a recital of music that was influential during her childhood. The performance will span funk, R&B, and pop.

Admission: 
Free

Flavio Dias's Senior Recital

Tuesday / November 19, 2013 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Drummer Flavio Dias will present his album Definition and other instrumental works in his final performance at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Seonho Song: My Standard II

Friday / November 22, 2013 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Seonho Song presents a recital of jazz standards with his trio.

Admission: 
Free

Dan McCallum's Senior Recital

Friday / November 22, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Bassist Dan McCallum presents a performance of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.

Admission: 
Free

Donghun Han's Senior Recital

Thursday / November 21, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Drummer Donghun Han will present some arrangements of jazz standards with his trio.

Admission: 
Free

Maro Chon: Malice Carnival

Wednesday / November 13, 2013 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

Guitarist Maro Chon presents a recital of diverse tunes drawing on rock, Latin music, blues, pop, hip-hop, and electronic dance music.

Admission: 
Free

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