The third and final event of the annual Berklee Armand Zildjian Artist-in-Residence program features this year's guest artist, drummer Antonio Sanchez. An impressive and inspiring drummer, Sanchez is well-known for his work with Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Danilo Perez, and Gary Burton, among many others. Watch Sanchez perform alongside guest musicians George Garzone, John Lockwood, and the Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Greg Hopkins.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
When the unmistakable musical influences of Thelonious Monk and Charlie Parker intersect with J.S. Bach, Scott Joplin, and the folkloric rhythms of Cuba, could one possibly conceptualize the celebration that occurs? Boston/New York-based jazz pianist Kevin Harris, joined by Berklee faculty Ron Mahdi and Ralph Peterson, will play a distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary music that seeks to explore such a crossroad.
Mario Frangoulis is a tenor of the 21st century, with the ability to sing everything from the hard-rock anthem to an operatic aria. He is touring in support of his highly acclaimed international release Beautiful Things.
Russian violinist, art critic, and social activist, Michael Kazinik will perform his new concert, Transformation through Music. Kazinik (violin) will be accompanied by Vyacheslav Zubkov (piano) and both will perform the music of Scarlatti, Bach, Mozart, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff, among other composers. This unique event will combine their performance with a master class about classical music and art. Kazinik is a professor at the Dramatic Institute in Stockholm, Sweden as well as the International Business School of Scandinavia. He is also an actor and director at Teatrstudio Lederman in Stockholm.
The Red Room at Cafe 939 presents Fresh Prospects, a showcase of the best up-and-coming Berklee artists reworking their favorite songs into intimate acoustic performances. This month's artists are Tori Kelly, along with Kaylee Bugg and William Gittens as supporting acts.
Southern California singer-songwriter Tori Kelly has just self-released Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly last May from scratch, a collection of songs that perfectly blend the accessibility of the girl next door with the depth and skill of a world-class artist. Kelly credits Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, John Mayer, Jeff Buckley, and gospel artists such as Crystal Lewis and J. Moss as her musical influences, which are reflected in her soulful pop/rock blend. It is her clear and uncompromising vision for her craft and career that has helped her build a YouTube channel that has garnered over 30,000,000 views and a following that spans the globe. In a world where so much music has become overproduced and complex, Kelly is a purist; her unique vocal runs and the purity of her tone are impossible to ignore. Her ambition, like her talent, is undeniable. Says Kelly: “I just want to share my passion and express myself through music, which will hopefully inspire the world."