Concert

Andrea Capozzoli

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 3:30 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120

Vocalist, trumpet player, songwriter, and producer Andrea Capozzoli is a force to be reckoned with on the modern music scene. Named 2004 Female R&B Artist of the Year at the New York International Music Festival, the Berklee faculty member has gained great acclaim for her powerful energetic performances.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Capozzoli got an early start as a professional musician, studying vocals with the likes of Cheryl Bentyne (Manhattan Transfer), Kevin Mahogany, and Maureen Budway. She has opened for the likes of Steely Dan, Sister Sledge, and Jessica Simpson, and shared the stage with Slide Hampton, Bernard Purdie, and Eric Kloss, among many others. She recently had the honor of performing for President Barack Obama. 

Admission: 
Free

The Jazz Urbane featuring Joey Blake, directed by Bill Banfield, with special guest Grace Kelly

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 2:15 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
The Jazz Urbane

Award-winning guitarist and composer Banfield—a Berklee professor and director of the college's Africana Studies program—performs contemporary jazz with his band.

Jazz Urbane is a contemporary music movement that infuses jazz with great R&B songwriting, melodies, grooves, and style. It's not really a "new movement," but a new configuration of a mindset: mature, sophisticated, and creative artistry that provides a groove anyone can feel. 

Admission: 
Free admission

Rajdulari

Saturday / September 24, 2011 / 1:05 p.m.
Berklee Stage
732 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Rajdulari

The lead voice for many of New England's eclectic world, jazz, and funk groups, Rajdulari hails from Boston and is a 10-year veteran of the local performance scene. Her credits include such venues as jazz clubs Regattabar, Ryles, and Scullers as well as the Emerson Majestic Theater, Hynes Convention Center, and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. 

Rajdulari, a Berklee alumna, has worked with composers Walter Robinson, David Zoffer, and James Stewardson, and is featured on many compilations along such performers as award-winning pianist George W. Russell. 

Rajdulari has performed as a member of the eight-piece, all-female world music band Zili Misk, the David Zoffer Differential, Guy Mendilow, and currently with her own band, the Rajdulari Jazz Project. 

Admission: 
Free

Caili O'Doherty Trio

Wednesday / September 7, 2011 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Caili O'Doherty

Pianist Caili O'Doherty, 19, is currently a sophomore at Berklee College, studying jazz performance on a full scholarship. She began studying classical piano at age 5 and discovered her love for jazz at 11, when she transferred to an arts school in Beaverton, Oregon, called ACMA. As part of the school's award-winning jazz band, she played twice at the Monterey jazz festival and at Jazz at Lincoln Center while still in middle school. In addition to festival soloist awards and All-State jazz band awards, O'Doherty has won two Down Beat Student Music Awards for jazz piano performance and composition.

In 2008, she was a Grammy band finalist and was selected for the Berklee Five-Week Summer Jazz Workshop band led by Terri Lyne Carrington and Rick DiMuzio. She was honored to receive a 2009 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award for her song "Padme." During the summer, in addition to gigs and private piano lessons, O'Doherty taught piano to 8–17 year olds at Willowbrook Arts Camp. Last May, she was selected as one of five female jazz pianists to participate in the inaugural 2010 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Emerging Artists Workshop held at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and to perform at a showcase concert at the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Marimba Concert II

Tuesday / May 8, 2012 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Members of Marimba Ensemble 3 and Marimba in Mixed Chamber Music showcase this semester's projects. The program will include a wide range of classical and contemporary through-composed pieces.

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Berklee Marimba Concert I

Tuesday / May 8, 2012 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Members of Marimba Ensemble 1, Marimba Ensemble 2, and Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab showcase this semester's projects. The program will include a wide range of classical and contemporary through-composed pieces.

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More Than a Remarkable Collaboration

Saturday / October 8, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Pianist Elan Sicroff and violinist Katharina Paul perform the music of Thomas de Hartmann, including his collaboration with mystic George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. Join us for a musical journey to inaccessible places.

Admission: 
$20 advance (discount applied at checkout), $25 day of show, general admission

Blood Brothers: In Spirit, Song, and Celebration

Wednesday / October 5, 2011 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert featuring songs of ritual praise and celebration in the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. Can't make it to the show? This event will stream live on Concert Window.

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

Kyler England (of the Rescues)

Tuesday / October 4, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

On her first new solo album in three years, L.A. singer-songwriter Kyler England strikes out into bold new territory with a collection of 10 emotionally charged songs and a vivid sonic palette equal parts organic and electronic.

"The sound of Electric Hum came out of a fascination with the tension that's created when you put organic instruments like a voice and piano next to electronic ones like programmed drums and synths. The collaborations with DJs I've done in the last few years revealed a different side of my voice that I wanted to explore. That combined with the fact that all but one of the songs were written on piano instead of my usual acoustic guitar lead me down a different road than I've ever been down before sonically and it really inspired me," says England of her new record.

Admission: 
$12, general admission

Piano Monday: Playing Outside the Box

Monday / September 12, 2011 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Piano Monday presents Victor Prieto, Berklee alumnus and virtuoso accordion player, performing with Berklee students. Prieto will give a pre-concert presentation on creativity and "playing outside the box."   

Victor Prieto is a native of Galicia, Spain, born in the town of Orense in 1975. At the age of nine Prieto was encouraged by his mother to study the accordion—an instrument deeply ingrained in Galician folklore. While studying classical accordion at the Orense Conservatory, Prieto understood the immense musical potential of his instrument and branched out from the classical education by concurrently taking harmony, arrangement, and improvisation classes at Estudio Escola de Música (Santiago de Compostela, Spain). In 1998 he received a scholarship from Berklee, where he majored in performance under the direction of Joanne Brackeen. Berklee, where he was the only student to date to specialize in accordion, did not offer any classes focusing on accordion. Uninhibited by these circumstances Prieto created his own study program, applying the expertise offered by educators at Berklee to the accordion.
 
Today Prieto is revolutionizing the way that the accordion is played, by creating new sounds and techniques for this instrument. His music embraces jazz, tango, classical, and Celtic roots, enriched with new rhythms and colors. He is the creator of a new technique for the accordion called "chord approach on both hands," which creates rich and elaborate harmonies.
 
In 2002 Prieto moved to New York, where he quickly established himself as one of the most prolific and versatile accordionists on the jazz scene. As a leader, he has performed at many prestigious venues and events such as the Berklee Performance Center, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blue Note New York, New Jersey Performance Art Center, Three Rivers Musical Festival, Williamsburg Jazz Festival, and Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center.
 
Prieto has performed and recorded with Yo-Yo Ma (Songs of Joy and Peace), Arturo O'Farrill Latin Jazz Orchestra, Billy Hart, Jeff Ballard, Paquito D'Rivera, Matt Wilson, Donny McCaslin, and Lionel Louke, among others, and is involved in projects such as the Maria Schneider Orchestra and Emilio Solla's Tango Jazz Conspiracy.
 
He teaches master classes in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and the U.S. and has headed the jazz accordion studies at the Brooklyn Conservatory (2003–2004). He is a recipient of numerous awards and prizes for excellence in accordion performance and composition. Among them are the Creative Performer award from the Spanish Association of Artists and Performers and the first prize at CMZK's Concourse of Composition (Argentina).
 
Prieto now lives in New York, dividing his time between performing, teaching, and recording. He has recently introduced his third recording on Cheekus Music.

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