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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hosted by J. Curtis Warner, associate vice president for education outreach/executive director, Berklee City Music, this musical extravaganza will feature Boston's most talented inner-city youth in concert at the Berklee Performance Center. Showcasing students from a cross section of Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and Somerville public high schools, this evening promises to be exciting for all! Noteworthy will be the traditional awarding of full-tuition SYSTEM 5 Continuing Scholarships to eight deserving students who will have successfully completed Berklee's five-week summer performance program. Featuring Sharon Young, Marty Walsh, Winston Maccow, Mike Tucker, and Nichelle Mungo.
$5 in advance, $10 day of show. Student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office.
Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Dave Santoro and Skip Smith. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz and neo-soul.
1:00 p.m. Dave Santoro: Blue Era Note Jazz
2:30 p.m. Skip Smith: Music of Hancock and Zawinul