Performance

Another Time

Thursday / November 2, 2017 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Kris Adams and Tim Ray perform the music of former Ear Training Department chair Steve Prosser, accompanied by bassist Paul Del Nero and flutist Fernando Brandao.

Admission: 
Free

Elliot Taylor / BAERD / The Tree That Falls

Saturday / July 22, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Elliot Taylor
BAERD
The Tree That Falls
Elliot Taylor
BAERD
The Tree That Falls
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Elliot Taylor, who was named Sky TV's best unsigned live act, has a sound that is unrefined, soulful, and genuine. Taylor draws his lyrical inspiration from traveling the northern English countryside in his 1970 VW camper van, “Bessie.” He has also received BBC Radio 1 airplay and has been featured on indie film soundtracks.

BAERD is a progressive folk band from Boston, Massachusetts. Founded at Berklee College of Music, the group gathers together influences from jazz, Americana, classical, R&B, and world music. BAERD's lyricism and instrumental precision is inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, the Punch Brothers, and Radiohead. Their debut album, Progress, was released on September 1, 2016.

The Tree That Falls is a collaboration between cellist Cristobal Cruz-Garcia and guitarist John Shafer. TTTF incorporates the modern fingerstyle technique for both guitar and cello while taking influences from a wide variety of world styles and genres.

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Free

SHAH

Friday / July 7, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
Sam Adams Park
1163 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
SHAH
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SHAH's music is an undiscovered eclectic collection of soul, folk, disco, R&B, and cinematic orchestral style combined with raw, unadulterated emotion, and a hint of happy-go-lucky vibes.  

SHAH's songs delve into subjects ranging from the pressures and ambitions of the individual within society and escapism to the story of a small, strawberry-stealing bear. Audiences at SHAH's shows are a part of the music, whether they’re invited to sing, sit, dance, or even play an instrument. Listen to an excerpt of SHAH's "Work of Art" from his new EP, Young Love.

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Free

Sarah Vela

Friday / July 21, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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Sam Adams Park
1163 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
Sarah Vela
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Sarah Angelina Vela is a singer-songwriter and performer based out of Oakland, California. Her sound offers a laidback, soulful and captivating effect. Vela has experience with top-line songwriting, background singing, and front-line performing. Prior to Berklee, Vela could be seen on NBC's the Sing-Off where her group Vocal Rush reached the top three. No stranger to the stage, Vela has spent her life performing in musical theater, R&B, and pop. Vela is currently one of three members of the Boston-based band Fates and is working on her own music as well.

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Free

Moxie

Sunday / July 2, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States
02467
Moxie
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A musical analogy for tigers befriending orangutans, Dalia Marina (voice) and Parker Ousley (cello) are an unusual but perfectly paired duo. With styles ranging from folk to funk, and a splash of comic relief, they promise to guide you through the full range of human emotions.
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Free

Mirella Costa

Saturday / September 9, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States
02467
Mirella Costa
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Brazilian singer Mirella Costa holds a bachelor of arts degree in popular music, Brazilian music and jazz from Souza Lima Music Conservatory in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2016, she recorded her first solo CD, Minha Arca, for which she won an award for New Artist of the Year in Brazil. Costa now studies with a full scholarship at Berklee and is the only Brazilian student with her studies sponsored by the Latin Grammy Awards. She recently had the joy of singing in the Berklee tribute concert for Milton Nascimento, one of the greatest names in Brazilian music. This year, one of Costa's projects is a recording of an a EP, Grande Divas, where she honors great singers of Brazilian music. The list includes Elis Regina, Nana Caymmi, Elza Soares, among others. Costa will be singing these great classics with her own contemporary arrangements.

Watch Mirella Costa perform "Milonga Sentimental": 

 

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Free

Lizje Sarria

Sunday / August 20, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States
02467
Lizje Sarria
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Colombian performer Lizje Sarria is a versatile composer, arranger, and solo artist of soulful music. Her journey into music began at the age of three when she started singing.

Enriched by the voices she heard while growing up, Lizje learned to love music from the voices of Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and all kinds of soulful music. Her first piano lesson came at the age of 10. As the young girl became a young woman, the music she heard expanded to include samples from all over the world. Colombian folklore, bands like Ascend the Hill, Delirious, and the voices of Mahaila Jackson, Lauren Hill, Dianne Reves, Mercedes Sosa, Concha Buika, and others enriched her voice and her knowledge. They inspired her to continue learning and training her instrument to perfection, and allowed her music to blossom.

Listen to Sarria perform "Vida Campesina" with Isaac Matus:  

 
Her focus in the past years has been to develop a profound artistic venture, both in her personal and professional life. This includes a deep sensitivity and special sentiment for service that she has devoted to social work, as well as the collaboration in the Haiti relief effort by composing a song titled “Believe.”
 
To become a well-rounded artist, she has also arranged, coproduced, and sang vocal arrangement with nationally recognized composer and bassist Natalie Gampert (of Switzerland) for a documentary of the Embera indigenous community, which won the prize at Barcelona’s International Documentary Festival of Human Rights in June 2012.

Miette Hope

Monday / July 3, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Miette Hope
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Miette Hope is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter and independent artist hailing from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She currently attends Berklee College of Music as the first-ever Vans Off The Wall Presidential Scholar and dual major in music business/management and songwriting. Her style can best be identified by its emotional, honest lyrical content over spatially rhythmic grooves and vocal harmonies. She released her first EP, Expressions, in 2014 followed by a two-week tour across the U.S. and came out with her first official music video this year. Miette also performs, records, and tours with local groups Maddie Jay and the pH Collective and Aüva. 

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Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant and bar.

Jason Palmer's Berklee Septet at Toronto Jazz Festival

Friday / June 30, 2017 / 5:30 p.m.
OLG Stage - Toronto Jazz Festival
Cumberland Street, Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland Street
Toronto
Canada
Jason Palmer's Berklee Septet

Jason Palmer's Berklee Septet includes some of the college's finest student jazz players, who have engaged in a six-month-long, working mentorship with trumpeter and composer Palmer, assistant professor of ensembles and brass at Berklee.  A Steeplechase Records recording artist, and a veteran of the bands of Grace Kelly B.M. '11, Kurt Rosenwinkel '90, Ravi Coltrane, Mark Turner B.M. '90 and Matana Roberts, Palmer has been cited by DownBeat (which has awarded four stars to multiple Palmer albums) as one of the "top 25 trumpeters of the future."

The band will be performing compositions by Palmer and bandmembers Zach Auslander (guitar), Domi Degalle (piano), and Emery Mesich (alto saxophone). The band also includes Benjamin Bass (guitar), Stefano Battaglia (bass), and Alex Weinstein (drums).

The group will also be performing at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 5.

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Free

Valentina Lopez

Sunday / September 3, 2017 / 12:00 p.m.
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The Street
55 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
United States
02467
Valentina Lopez and Kian
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Valentina Lopez and Kian come together to bring a mixture of acoustic, Spanish, and English popular songs.

Admission: 
Free

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