Concert

Blues/Rock Ensemble

Tuesday / July 28, 2015 / 4:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Greg Wardson, an associate professor in the Piano Department, presents the Blues/Rock Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

R&B/Jam Band Ensemble

Friday / July 31, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

John Singleton, an assistant professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the R&B/Jam Band Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

Sam Cooke/Tina Turner/Otis Redding Ensemble

Monday / July 27, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Dennis Cecere, a professor in the Ensemble Department, presents the Sam Cooke/Tina Turner/Otis Redding Ensemble.

Admission: 
Free

BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

Monday / September 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

The Songwriting Department in conjunction with the Red Room at Cafe 939 is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters, held on the last Monday of every month. All current Berklee students are welcome to play one original song under five minutes in length. If you are interested, please arrive at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. for sign-ups. We'll take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates, who will play if others do not show up. One song each, no covers, and no drum kits, please! Should there be low sign-ups, there will be opportunities for a second performance.

For more info, please email songwriting@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Declan O'Rourke

Tuesday / November 3, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Declan O'Rourke

Declan O’Rourke is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. Jon Pareles of the New York Times has said there's virtuosity in his guitar playing, with "intricately contrapuntal picking and meticulous dynamics," and that his calling is as a balladeer. Paul Weller said of O’Rourke’s song "Galileo" that it’s possibly the greatest song written in the last 30 years.

Admission: 
$10 in advance / $12 day of show

Daby Touré

Thursday / October 22, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Daby Touré

Daby Touré is a child of many worlds. Touré spent his childhood in Mauritania, Western Africa, where he was an avid listener to the radio and was influenced by the Police, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson. He taught himself the basics of guitar and from an early age felt instinctively that his destiny was to become a musician. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture that merges the linguistic inflections of the six languages he speaks. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world. It builds bridges between cultures, crosses borders, and gives life to a poetic language and a universal sound.

Admission: 
$20 in advance / $22 day of show, general admission

Tyrone Wells / Tim Halperin

Friday / October 23, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Tyrone Wells

Tyrone Wells is a singer-songwriter from Spokane, Washington. His music has been featured in shows such as Vampire Diaries, As the World Turns, and Grey's Anatomy.   

Tim Halperin is an American singer-songwriter. A piano player and vocalist, in 2007 he began performing and recording, and in 2010 his track "We Fight Back" became the theme song for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Admission: 
$20 in advance / $23 day of show, general admission

Shahkar Bineshpajooh in Concert

Saturday / October 10, 2015 / 8:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Shahkar Bineshpajooh

Shahkar Bineshpajooh was born in Tehran, Iran on December 13, 1972. Even before his birth, his parents had decided to name him Shahkar, equating him with a masterpiece. When he was fifteen, he found solace in writing poetry and, eventually, in music. Without having any formal instruction, Bineshpajooh learned to play the guitar, piano, drums, and percussion. His family strongly opposed his interest in music, always scorning him for following his passion. As a result, he found sanctuary in studying political geography and urban planning as well as music composition. He immersed himself in these academic fields while producing several music albums and poetry.

In 2002, Bineshpajooh received his doctoral degree in urban planning with high honors. He was officially announced by the Iranian Department of Education as the youngest student in the program. All of his hard work has been in an effort to live up to the meaning of his name.

Admission: 
$65 / $75 / $85 / $175

Wei-Mon Tsao's Senior Recital

Wednesday / July 22, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Wei-Mon Tsao, a guitarist from Taiwan, is leading a jazz trio with his friends, bassist Gogo and drummer Hao Wei.

Admission: 
Free

Lindi Ortega / Smooth Hound Smith / Dan Tedesco

Friday / October 16, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Lindi Ortega

Lindi Ortega is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Toronto, Ontario who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her voice has been described as a blend of Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and Emmylou Harris.

Smooth Hound Smith is an American roots duo formed in 2012 and comprised of one-man-band Zack Smith (guitar/vocals/foot drums/harmonica/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Based in Nashville, Tennessee, they record and perform their own unique style of folksy, garage-infused R&B that makes use of foot percussion; fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar; warbling harmonicas; tasty harmonies; and plenty of tambourine. They strive to present a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll.

Dan Tedesco is a modern-day troubadour who uses big sounds to narrate the American experience. His stage show, though it has a minimalist production, finds him belting out folk and rock while using acoustic and electric guitars and foot-stomping percussion, with interludes at the piano to slightly lighten the mood. 

Admission: 
$15 in advance / $17 day of show, general admission

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