Concert

Andrew Belle Featuring Trent Dabbs

Friday / June 24, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Andrew Belle

Andrew Belle is a new artist on the pop singer-songwriter scene. Splitting his time between Chicago and Nashville, he is currently a member of the critically acclaimed national tour Ten out of Tenn. Belle released his debut EP, All Those Pretty Lights, in 2008, which he followed up with his debut full-length album, The Ladder, last year. His music and vocal stylings draw comparisons to Coldplay, the Fray, and John Mayer. Fans and critics often refer to his songs as "smart pop"—nuanced melodies and contemplative lyrics coupled with bold, infectious hooks.

Singer and songwriter Trent Dabbs was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, but has been based in Nashville for his professional career. He is often known as the father of the musical collective, Ten Out of Tenn, which he cofounded in 2005. This group is made up of 10 up-and-coming Nashville artists who tour together and support one another. On its seventh tour and fourth volume, the group is ever-evolving and has included Erin McCarley, Andrew Belle, Matthew Perryman Jones, Katie Herzig, Butterfly Boucher, Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), Jeremy Lister, and many others.

 

Admission: 
$12 general admission

Hailey Niswanger Quartet

Thursday / June 23, 2011 / 5:30 p.m.
Kauai Marriott Aupaka Terrace
3610 Rice Street
Kauai
HI
United States
96766
Hailey Niswanger Quartet

Berklee student Hailey Niswanger has an impressive list of accomplishments that reach far beyond the borders of her home in Portland, Oregon and well beyond her years. She has shared the stage with DeeDee Bridgewater, George Duke, George Garzone, Red Holloway, Terell Stafford, Phil Woods, James Moody, Steve Nelson, Christian McBride, McCoy Tyner, Maceo Parker, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Whitfield, and other jazz greats. She leads her own quartet, which has performed at the Portland Jazz Festival, Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival, and other jazz venues around Portland.  In September 2009, she was selected as the new alto saxophonist in the internationally acclaimed big band the Either/Orchestra, occupying the chair previously held by Miguel Zenon and Jaleel Shaw, among others.

Niswanger's June 2009 recording debut as a leader—the self-produced and self-released CD Confeddie—was promoted to both U.S. and Canadian press and radio, establishing her throughout North America. The album was reviewed in such leading jazz magazines as JazzTimes and Jazziz and inspired veteran jazz critic Nat Hentoff to profile her in the Wall Street Journal. It was programmed on more than 100 radio stations in North America and was on the CMJ (College Music Journal) Jazz Top-40 chart for 11 consecutive weeks, four in the top-10 and three in the top-5—including two weeks at its peak position of No. 4 and was the No. 1 jazz add during its add week. Confeddie also appeared on the JazzWeek Top-50 chart three times and was among the top 100 jazz CDs in the country for two months.

Admission: 
Free

Jason Camelio's Octet Bending Dogma

Saturday / June 25, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jason Camelio presents his Octet, Bending Dogma, as part of Berklee's Brass, Saxophone, and Flute Weekend summer programs.

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Wayne Pearcy Group

Friday / June 24, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Alumnus Wayne Pearcy performs with his quintet and faculty guests for Flute Weekend.

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Silvina Moreno

Friday / August 5, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
Silvina Moreno

Since she came to Berklee in 2008, Silvina Moreno has had one goal: to explore her music potential and become the best artist she can be, a loyal messenger of beautiful music. Since the age of 10, Moreno has been mainly passionate about singing and performing, and has also developed her songwriting abilities, stage presence, guitar, piano and bass skills, and music business knowledge.

At Berklee, she has become involved with a series of high-profile shows, including the commencement ceremony in the Agganis Arena in Boston, singing for Grammy Award–winner Juan Luis Guerra in front of 6,000 graduating students and families.

In January of 2011, Moreno had the privilege of sharing the stage with acclaimed Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler. She says, "Jorge has taught me to breathe, to explore my identity as a songwriter, and have patience with the process of embracing my artistry."

She has also had the honor to sing with 10-time Grammy Award–winner Bobby McFerrin in a group of talented Berklee singers called the Singing Tribe. This concert was mainly produced to generate improvised music in song circles, mixed with composed choral pieces as well. "Bobby McFerrin has taught me how to learn from mistakes, how to embrace the stage and the audience, and forget about everything else. In the end, it is really all about the music," Moreno says. "That was one of the most unforgettable experiences I have had in my entire life."  

Moreno spent last summer in London, where she interned for Camden Bars and performed in many venues, showcasing her music with an amazing group of musicians.

Admission: 
Free

Tamsin Wilson

Wednesday / August 24, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tamsin Wilson

Hailing from the U.K. and Canada, Boston-based singer-songwriter Tamsin Wilson pulls from the warm folk sounds of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, with a dash of Feist, to create a welcoming ambiance and heartfelt, sweet-tongued songs.

"Wilson's voice is crystal-clear and perfect, with enough edge to her alt-folk pop songs to keep it from being too commercial or saccharine. With her coquettish glances at the crowd and knowing twinkle in her eye, she is nothing short of captivating." —Rachel Clare, Amelia's Magazine  

Admission: 
Free

Mike Tucker

Wednesday / July 20, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mike Tucker, a faculty member for the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program, presents a concert.

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Dave Samuels and Friends

Friday / June 24, 2011 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Dave Samuels performs as part of the Berklee Percussion Festival.

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Haley Bonar / Holcombe Waller / Daniel Martin Moore

Wednesday / June 22, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Haley Bonar

Haley Bonar is a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis whose new album, Golder, was released in April. The record was titled after her dreams about the album cover being shiny gold; the title also represents her desire to improve herself as an artist with each song she writes. Her first tour was with the band Low.

Holcombe Waller is a folk songwriter with an impressive vocal range and gentle fingerpicked guitar. His latest album, Into the Dark Unknown, is both melancholy and ecstatic, reflecting upon six years of traveling the Pacific Northwest. His music has been compared to the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes. The Oregonian testifies, “Gorgeous—melancholy but fierce and resolved. It feels like the best feelings in life, the ones that make us know that we’re alive for better or worse.”

Singer-songwriter Daniel Martin Moore recently released the album In the Cool of the Day. This is a spiritual album of time-tested family gospel favorites remembered from growing up, with a few added new tunes of Moore’s. He set out to keep things simple, to let the beauty inherent in the songs shine through. He has presented the songs as he remembered them, as a reflection of, and meditation on, growing up in this musical tradition.

 

Admission: 
$10 advance, $12 day of show, general admission

La Cumbiamba eNeYé

Thursday / August 4, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
East Boston Greenway
42 Marginal Street
Boston
MA
United States
02128
La Cumbiamba Eneye

La Cumbiamba eNeYé is an ensemble that performs concerts and workshops with traditional instruments from the African diaspora in Colombia, as well as indigenous and European, all of which are blended together in the traditional musical styles that developed throughout the colonial era, and continue to evolve. The group has the versatility to perform in a quintet format, for reduced-space events, or a 10-piece band format for large events.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé was created in the summer of 2000 by a group of musicians who share an enthusiasm for investigating, performing, and advancing musical expressions emanating from the mix of African, Native Indian, and European cultural contributions in the Americas. Initially, La Cumbiamba eNeYé began performing a repertoire of cumbia-related rhythms outdoors in different public areas of New York. The group adopted "cumbiamba" from the cultural vocabulary of the northwestern Caribbean coast in South America. In Colombia, "cumbiamba" is a familiar word, carrying the meaning of an outdoors celebration with live cumbia music, or the bands that perform in such events. La Cumbiamba eNeYé evokes this lively atmosphere with every performance and has also extended them into different cultural venues throughout the city and beyond. 

La Cumbiamba eNeYé's musical work and development is shaped by traditional styles that emanate from the popular coastal traditions in which music is just one of the various artistic manifestations. The group takes coastal music as a departing point and source of material not only because of the musical background of some of the members, but because coastal traditions in Colombia, as in other regions of the Caribbean, are inexhaustible fountains of artistic traditions.

La Cumbiamba eNeYé's approach to music is investigative. However, from the styles, genres, rhythms, and melodies explored, the group is inspired to create new arrangements and even entirely new compositions that, although traditional influenced, may have eclectic characteristics in texture, harmony, or rhythm. This aspect of La Cumbiamba eNeYé can be seen as the result of being a New York–born and –based group, where interactions and continuous contact with musicians from different places around the world generate new possibilities.

The La Cumbiamba eNeYé concert is hosted by ZUMIX.

Admission: 
Free

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