Winter Series at Local Theater

Joyce Linehan
December 24, 2008
Florencia Gonzalez performs jazz-influenced bossa nova.
Andrei Matorin and his quartet are influenced by the sounds from his native Brazilian.
Manami Morita will heat the Calderwood with her spirited jazz.
Hayley Jane and the Primates draw from a wide spectrum of genres.
Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo courtesy of the artist
Photo Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Sean P. Rogan

Berklee College of Music partners with the Huntington Theatre Company to bring exceptional student talent to the Huntington's new music series at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston's South End. For two weekends in late January, Berklee student groups will help transform the intimate setting of the Upstairs at the Calderwood into a winter cabaret. A cash bar will be available. 

The series runs January 22–31, 2009, with performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public. Admission to the 8:00 p.m. show is $10 for Berklee students, faculty, and staff. Admission to the 10:00 p.m. show is free for those with a Berklee I.D. Tickets are available at; by phone at 617 266-0800; or in person at the B.U. Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Avenue or the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont Street.


Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

Amy & The Electric

A former jazz pianist turned singer, Amy Crawford has always had a love of classic American song. Her melodic piano and cool vocals recall the sounds of Peggy Lee, Sheryl Crow, and Norah Jones. Her sound is undeniably catchy and upbeat, with a vintage sheen that makes her one of the freshest new songwriters on the scene. 

Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Sol Melodiq

Sol Melodiq is a Boston-based ensemble of six that combine elements of jazz, hip-hop, soul, funk, and gospel to create offbeat sounds that uplift the soul. The band features Stacey Wade, keyboardist and organist for Al Green.

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009

Hayley Jane and the Primates

Bringing a mix of pop, soul, vaudeville, and Americana, Hayley Jane and the Primates hail from Boston and take pride in their off-colored, emotional lyrics rife with irony and humor. The group draws inspiration such artists as the Beatles, Tom Waits, and Fiona Apple.

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009

Florencia Gonzalez

A composer, arranger, and saxophonist, Florencia Gonzalez is inspired by the rhythms of her native Uruguay to create a visionary style of jazz-infused bossa nova that evokes Leonard Bernstein's score for West Side Story.

Friday, Jan. 30, 2009

Manami Morita

A trained classical pianist from Japan, Manami Morita's instrumentals are a collision of classical melodies and American jazz backbeats.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009

Andrei Matorin Quartet

Brazilian-born jazz violinist Andrei Matorin's one-of-a-kind original melodies come to life amid the up-tempo syncopations of the small jazz band that accompanies him.