Concert

Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir

Sunday / July 26, 2015 / 11:30 a.m.
Newport Folk Festival
Harrison Avenue
Newport
RI
United States
02840
Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir

The Newport Folk Festival understands the value of a good palate cleanser—not to mention the way folk's and gospel's roots intertwine—so this year's lineup taps the rich vein of talent at Berklee College of Music to bring fans the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. The ensemble is led by Nedelka Prescod, an assistant professor in the Ensemble Department since 2013. Berklee has gospel choirs but not a group quite like this, with the melding of gospel, roots, and blues plus jazz improvisation.

Watch the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir perform:

Eastern Breeze Concert

Friday / July 24, 2015 / 5:30 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street, Room 1A
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Support a new student club, Asiacoustics, and connect with faculty, staff, and students over food and music in celebration of Asian culture. The concert will feature alumni, Yun Huang (New Definition) and Utako Toyama (Skybridge).

A reception will begin at 5:30pm in the Steve Heck room, followed by a concert at 7:00pm in recital hall 1A.

Friends and family are invited to attend. All are welcome! 

Eastern Breeze concert flyer 7.24.15
Eastern Breeze concert flyer 7.24.15

Admission: 
Free

Official Blues Brothers Revue: Grey Season

Friday / July 31, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
Boarding House Park
40 French Street
Lowell
MA
United States
01852
Grey Season
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Grey Season is a five-piece folk rock band based out of Boston. The members met in 2011 and began crafting their music by busking on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, learning how to please and cultivate an audience in the process. Their debut EP, Troilus, was released in May 2013, and since then they have performed at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast, from radio stations, basements, pop-up markets, and conventions to galleries, bars, colleges, and concert venues. They have appeared as a spotlight artist at one of the secret shows organized by the Boston branch of Sofar Sounds, an organization that showcases emerging independent artists from around the world. 
 
In January 2014 after a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Grey Season recorded their first full-length LP with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip and Boston Music Awards producer of the year Benny Grotto in Levon Helm Studios. Released in April 2014, the album exemplifies their constantly evolving sound and has already been garnering attention among their expanding local listenership. Time Will Tell You Well has received critical and popular acclaim in the Boston community, and the band has been playing across the Northeast in support of its release.
Admission: 
$29 in advance / $35 day of show

Joe Santerre: Jazz Fusion Trio

Monday / July 20, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Henrique De Almeida, Joe Santerre, Sal DiFusco

Joe Santerre, a professor in the Bass Department, presents an evening of original jazz/fusion music with funky grooves and deep melodies containing elements of jazz, funk, and odd-time genres. The trio will feature Henrique De Almeida, an associate professor in the Percussion Department,  and  Sal DiFusco, an associate professor in the Guitar Department. 

Admission: 
Free

Marco Mares

Friday / July 24, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
Sam Adams Park
1163 Congress Street
Boston
MA
United States
02109
Marco Mares

Marco Mares is a singer-songwriter from Mexico City, Mexico. He has toured all over his country with his band, Ocean’s Acoustic, playing in some of the best venues in Mexico. He also participated in the important Latin American festival, Festival Iberoamericano de Cultura Musical Vive Latino 2013. 

Mares successfully takes various resources from different genres and manages to combine them in his music to create his own style. By breaking pre-established pop templates, he brings a fresh Latin pop/R&B breeze to the music scene. He defines his debut album, Para Ella (2014), as the result of a lot of good people in the right circumstances at the right time, making music for love.

Watch Mares perform his original song, “Isla”:

Admission: 
Free

Paula Cole / Mark Erelli

Friday / July 10, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

World-renowned songwriter Paula Cole and inventive guitarist/songwriter Mark Erelli will perform and answer questions.

Admission: 
Free

Quintet East Plays the Music of Bain Smith

Wednesday / July 22, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Quintet East will play the recent music of Bain Smith. The group consists of Jeff Perry on trumpet, Lance VanLenten on sax, John Pierce on bass, Rick Kress on drums, and Bain Smith on piano.

Admission: 
Free

Cory Henry

Thursday / September 3, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Cory Henry

Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At age six, he competed at the Apollo Theatre and made it to the finalist round. Since his teens, the list of the people that Henry has worked with has grown at a breathtaking pace and includes Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, Stanley Brown, Ray Chew and the Crew, and P. Diddy, among many others. This virtuoso leaves audiences speechless with his solos.

Admission: 
$18 in advance / $22 day of show

Horse Jumper of Love / Bay Faction / Bron Don

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Horse Jumper of Love
Bay Faction
Bron Don

Horse Jumper of Love is a band made up of Jamie, John, and Dimitri, three dudes from Massachusetts who make heady, drone-y, sometimes haunting songs. As a live entity, they favor huge guitar swells and schizophrenic dynamics that ride from quiet to loud and back.

Boston-based post-punk trio Bay Faction is the band you haven't heard but should. Their sound can be defined as a mix of the Fray and Matchbox 20. With their only two influences being Scarecrow Boat and Mouse Rat, their self-titled debut album (due this September) is guaranteed to keep yours ears happy and a tear in your eye.

Formed in the fall of 2013 by Berklee freshmen Mitchell Cardoza (vocals/guitar), Michael Cangemi (bass), and John Cattini (guitar/vocals), Bron Don also includes Colin Mohr (drums). Drawing their musical influences from many styles and genres, they came together to create their own unique sound. They released their first EP, The Vibes Project, in February of 2014, and in September 2014, they released their first full-length album, De La Cosmos. Both were self-produced, and De La Cosmos was featured in the February 2015 issue of Boston’s Metronome Magazine as a top-five album pick, with the band itself featured in an April 2015 cover article. Bron Don has also been featured on the blogs Sound of Boston and Olympia for a Day, and played extensively in Boston, New York City, New England, and Spain. They are currently mastering the final tracks for a summer 2015 release of new material, called Bats and Oranges.

Admission: 
Free

Henrique De Almeida Trio

Friday / July 17, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Henrique De Almeida

Drum set artist Henrique De Almeida, an associate professor in the Percussion Department, leads his new jazz/fusion trio in a myriad of grooves and feels that includes New Orleans, Brazilian, funk, rock, and Afro-Cuban, among others. The main focus of his group is improvisation and the interaction between musicians. The trio features Joe Santerre, bass artist and professor in the Bass Department, and Gilson Schachnik, pianist and composer. This is a fun musical celebration that will highlight the feel, groove, and virtuosity of this diversity in styles.

Admission: 
Free

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