Concert

Roxbury Day

Saturday / September 18, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
Roxbury Heritage State Park/John Eliot Square
183 Roxbury Street
Boston
MA
United States
02119

Celebrate Roxbury Day with outdoor and indoor activities on the grounds of the Dillaway Thomas House of the Roxbury Heritage State Park. The afternoon features jazz groups the Makanda Jazz Project, Gilbert White, and Jazz 208, as well as other local talent and vendors.

Admission: 
Free

Daphne Willis / Jen Kearney & the Lost Onion

Tuesday / August 31, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Daphne Willis

In the little more than three years since she grabbed her acoustic guitar and took the stage for the first time, Chicago-based Daphne Willis has grown from a feisty neophyte into a self-assured, marvelously expressive artist with a bracingly seductive sound. The 22-year-old's Vanguard Records debut, What to Say, documents her voyage of self-discovery and is a captivating introduction to a fresh voice that both reflects and scrutinizes the social patterns of her generation. Also appearing: Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion.

Willis began recording the tracks that would grow into What to Saywith the help of Chicago-based engineer Stephen Shirk and had planned to release it herself. Serendipitously, Vanguard and Welk Music Group head Kevin Welk plugged in his earphones during an American Airlines flight and heard several cuts from her self-made 2007 EP, Matter of Time, on one of the in-flight music programs. Immediately hooked by Willis's vocal emotiveness and the depth of her writing, Welk wasted no time tracking her down.

A smoke ring from a Cuban cigar wafts through a city kitchen as a soul singer croons on crackly vinyl; freshly diced onions sizzle as they hit the olive oil in Sunday's morning's pan. With a pungent mix of soul, Latin, funk, reggae, and good ole rock 'n' roll, Jen Kearney & the Lost Onion will take you into the kitchen to find that sweetness in the soul food you crave.

Admission: 
$8

Tubby Love

Wednesday / August 18, 2010 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tubby Love

Here to spread the message of purely positive vibrations, Tubby Love is a heady force of futuristic reggae fusion. With songs like "Constant Motion" and "No One's in Control," the message of the music is a clear ear-opening experience for the awakening of the masses. The five-piece Boston-based band has shared the stage with up-and-coming reggae greats such as the Aggrolites, Passafire, and Blue King Brown, and continues to make its way into the Future Roots music scene. Outwardly expressing their love for experimental music, Tubby Love is on the steady path of creating what some are calling a "reggae soul revolution."

This concert is presented by Harvard Longwood Campus and takes place at Harvard Medical School.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Blowout: Final Ensemble Performances

Friday / August 13, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Starting at 12:00 p.m., numerous ensembles will give back-to-back performances in the David Friend Recital Hall, ending at 4:00 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 p.m. Berke McKelvey

12:15 p.m. Berke McKelvey

12:30 p.m. Scott Tarulli

12:45 p.m. Gustavo Agatiello

1:00 p.m. Tiger Okoshi

1:15 p.m. Neal Itzler

1:30 p.m. John Funkhouser

1:45 p.m. John Funkhouser

2:00 p.m. German Schauss

2:15 p.m. German Schauss

2:30 p.m. Sharon Young

2:45 p.m. Alisa Miles

3:00 p.m. Alisa Miles

3:15 p.m. Christiane Karam

3:30 p.m. Daniel Perry

3:45 p.m. Alonzo Harris

Admission: 

Five-Week Instrumental Showcase

Thursday / August 12, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Five-Week Instrumental Showcase will feature the Bob Marley ensemble, the Tower of Power ensemble, and the Five-Week All-Star ensembles: the winners of the Five-Week Instrumental Showcase auditions.

Matt Jenson 141 (Bob Marley)                                   

Five-Week All-Stars (Funk/Fusion)

Five-Week All-Stars (Rock)

Five-Week All-Stars (Jazz)

Jaci and Those Guys (Rock)

Wayne Naus 145 (T.O.P)

Admission: 

Tony Brown / Swati & Liadian Clancy / Danielle Ponder

Thursday / August 12, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tony Brown

Tony Brown is a singer/songwriter of a different ilk. With influences ranging from classic soul to the Pixies, Brown references all those disparate styles and moods at one time or another to create something completely original. The Black Art is the second independent release from Brown, who enlisted the help of Grammy winner Malcolm Burn as the record’s producer.

Also performing is Swati, a singer/songwriter with Indian roots from New York City who plays a guitar configured with 8 strings. She was part of the last year of Lilith Fair and has worked with the likes of Steve Lillywhite (producer for U2, Dave Mathews, Rolling Stones, etc.) and outstanding musicians such as Matt Chamberlain and Tony Levin, to name just a few.  She has been featured in Guitar Magazine twice as well as many other publications as her guitar playing is very unique. She mixes an acoustic sound with electric effects, with lyrics that are nothing short of direct, vulnerable, and sincere.

Admission: 
$8, General Admission

Five-Week Blowout: Ensemble Performances

Thursday / August 12, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Starting at 12:00 p.m., numerous ensembles will give back-to-back performances in the David Friend Recital Hall, ending at 8:00 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 p.m. Mirek Kocandrle

12:15 p.m. Jeff Stout

12:30 p.m. Neal Itzler

12:45 p.m. Ed Saindon

1:00  p.m. Phil Person

1:15 p.m. Skip Smith

1:30 p.m. Kris Adams

1:45 p.m. Tino D'Agostino

2:00 p.m. Tino D'Agostino

2:15 p.m. Tino D'Agostino

2:30 p.m. Fred Schmidt

2:45 p.m. Greg Holt

3:00 p.m. Mike Tucker

3:15 p.m. Bain Smith

3:30 p.m. Kaimy Masse

3:45 p.m. David Rivera

4:00 p.m. Don Lappin

4:15 p.m. Don Lappin

4:30 p.m. Don Lappin

4:45 p.m. Don Lappin

5:00 p.m. Shaun Michaud

5:15 p.m. Shaun Michaud

5:30 p.m. Shaun Michaud

5:45 p.m. Scott Tarulli

6:00 p.m. Michael Duke

6:30 p.m. Rick DiMuzio

7:30 p.m. Rick DiMuzio

Admission: 

Five-Week Blowout: Final Ensemble Performances

Wednesday / August 11, 2010 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Five Week Summer Performance Program winds up with this concert featuring some of the program's best ensemble's ranging from small groups to big band and the five-week choir. Musical styles will include rock, jazz and fusion.

Tiger Okoshi: Fusion Instrumental (033) 

Daniella Schachter: Jazz with Vocals (067) 

Bernardo Hernadez: Latin Workshop (008) 

Phil Wilson: Jazz Instrumental (069)

Darcel Wilson: Pop/R&B with Vocals (068)

John Mcgann: Bluegrass/Roots Workshop (211)  

Wayne Naus: Big Band (041) 

Don Lappin: Rock with Vocals (053)

Joe Galeota: World Music Ensemble (122)

Admission: 

Five-Week Blowout: Final Ensemble Performances

Wednesday / August 11, 2010 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

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

Admission: 

SYSTEM 5 Ensemble Performance

Monday / August 9, 2010 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

SYSTEM 5 Ensemble performances from students of Alonzo Harris and Bernardo Hernandez.

Admission: 

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