Concert

Grey Season

Thursday / August 20, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Grey Season
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Grey Season perches harmonies atop a sound that is, in essence, folk wrapped in rock 'n' roll. A Grey Season performance may involve a five-part harmony, blues-rooted guitar solos, and memorable melodies driven by the plucking of bouzoukis and banjos. This band calls upon a collective musical memory while pushing forward together, dedicated to the power of song and the hearts of a growing audience.

Their debut album, Time Will Tell You Well, was released at a sold-out show on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Middle East in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was produced by Benny Grotto, a Boston Music Awards producer of the year, and three-time Grammy winner Justin Guip at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York. The band recently played South by Southwest at the Boston and Beyond showcase in Austin, Texas and has been touring throughout the Northeast in support of Time Will Tell You Well.

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Free

The Zahili Gonzalez Zamora Project

Thursday / August 13, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Zahili Gonzalez Zamora
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Hailing from Manzanillo, Cuba, composer/pianist/singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora has been expressing herself musically from an early age. After graduating from the National Conservatory of Music in Havana, Cuba with a proficiency in classical piano, Zamora began performing and touring around the world with traditional female bands, enhancing her ability and affinity for salsa, Latin jazz, and world music. She has performed on such diverse stages as Nuits d' Afrique in Montreal, Canada; the TLN Carnival Festivals in Montreal and Toronto; the Toronto Street Festival; the Beaches International Jazz Festivals; and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in British Columbia. In addition, she has shared the stage with some of the world's most high profile figures in Latin music such as Oscar D'Leon, Grupo la Makina, Kabba, Azul Azul, and Yerba Buena, among others.

Zamora has been the lead singer for the traditional Cuban band Miguelito Valdes and Puro Son and toured Asia while performing with the D'luz Jazz Trio, Funky Deep, and Soul Republic. While studying with accomplished jazz pianist Randy Ingram, she composed music for her solo debut, Z-isms, released in December of 2011. After 15 years of professional experience, Zamora decided to take a step back and resume her education to get a college degree, expand her horizons, and consolidate her artistic identity. Thus, she's now immersed in the study and analysis of jazz at Berklee.

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Covey

Thursday / August 6, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

Covey is an indie folk band fronted by guitarist and vocalist Tom Freeman. With a harmony-driven, group vocal sound and ambient textures, the band formed at Berklee College of Music in February 2013. What makes Covey different? Passion. In high school, Freeman's music teacher told him that he should pursue music not because he was the best player but because he was the most passionate player. With Covey, he has found four other like-minded musicians that share his purpose: Jordan Rich on keys, Dillon Rovere on drums, Mike Kerr on lead guitar, and Michi Tassey with female vocals. The band is expected to release its debut EP, Haggerty (named after Freeman's high school teacher), in the spring of 2015.

A songwriter for nine years, Freeman's musical influences range from Nick Drake to Fleet Foxes to Mumford and Sons. Covey's music has been featured on the Berklee Internet Radio Network (BIRN) and Under the Gun Review, and has won BostInno's song of the week as well as the New England band of the month in Deli Magazine. Covey has opened for artists such as the Last Bison, High as a Kite, Gabriel Kahane, and Hozier.

Watch Covey Perform "Out in the Cold:"

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Free

Ripe

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210

Ripe is a pop/funk band out of Boston born of its seven members' shared belief that with enough passion behind it, music can make the earth shake. With one eye looking back to the birth of funk and psychedelic music, and the other looking forward with a modern idea of what makes people move, Ripe seeks to honor musical history as well as to make it. 

With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe has kept the groove going from Vermont down to South Carolina, out into the Midwest, and back home to Boston. With an upcoming EP to follow their first EP, Produce the Juiceand plans to record their debut album soon after, Ripe is about to shift into overdrive. From the Ripe family, we ask you to get loose, get down, and get ready: the party is just getting started.

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Free

Mad Satta

Thursday / July 9, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
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Institute of Contemporary Art
Putnam Investment Plaza, 100 Northern Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02210
Mad Satta
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Mad Satta is a soul band based in New York. They strive to bring original, positive, and eclectic music to a wide range of listeners. This ultra-tight, eight-piece outfit is held down by edgy bass lines and a sophisticated mix of guitar, organ, drums, and horns that surround and support the powerful, smoky vocals of front woman Joanna Teters. Mad Satta currently holds a monthly residency at Live from Daryl's House in Pawling, New York, and they are preparing to release an EP entitled Break Me Free, a follow-up to their 2014 album, Comfort

Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, sultry tones to rugged reggae, Teters gives her audiences playful, energetic performances of both original compositions and covers of artists including Outkast, Curtis Mayfield, and Amy Winehouse. Mad Satta has shared the stage with some notable musicians and musical acts, including Ozomatli, Afrika Bambaataa, Gabriel Garzon-Montano, and the Stepkids among others. 

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Free

Rosana Arbelo

Friday / March 27, 2015 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Rosana Arbelo, a Latin Grammy nominee for best singer-songwriter, is back in the United States to perform some of her classics as well as some songs from her latest album, 8 Lunas.

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Free

The Joey Blake Group

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's contemporary a cappella ensemble will present works directed by Joey Blake.

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Free

Eunsea Min: Spring Has Come

Wednesday / April 1, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Eunsea Min
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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Eunsea Min will present the songs she wrote during her musical journey over the past few years. Her music is heavily influenced by female singer-songwriters from the '90s and has an indie/folk flavor. Her performance will span half a dozen originals and a few covers. Her talented friends will be featured as guest artists to sing her favorites from that era.

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Ariane Mamon's Senior Recital

Tuesday / May 5, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For her senior recital, Ariane Mamon presents a series of her arrangements of old Jewish psalms and songs as well as some of her originals.

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Olivier Jaquet

Tuesday / April 21, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Olivier Jaquet is known in the Jazz Composition Department for his unique approach to writing. Blending the masters (Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus) with more contemporary writers (Maria Schneider, John Hollenbeck), Jaquet gives the listener an experience never heard before. His medium ensemble, composed of excellent and experienced Berklee jazz musicians, will play for him. From soft to loud, swing to rock, this concert is sure to be a great experience.

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Free

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