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  • Stone Giant / ETNA

    Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Stone Giant / ETNA
    Stone Giant

    Stone Giant will perform at this pre-album release concert. ETNA will also perform. 

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    Stone Giant was founded in 2012 by guitarist Sebas Fernandez and keyboard player Joao Nogueira while attending Berklee. In April 2013, they were joined by Pedro Zappa (bass) and Pepe Hidalgo (drums) to form their current lineup. As a group, Stone Giant has embraced the powerful fusion of different types of rock music. Their main influences range from classic artists like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Black Sabbath to modern bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, Tame Impala, and the Black Keys, among others.

    Stone Giant has been actively gigging in New York City and Boston, and their songs have had radio airplay in several countries, such as England, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, and Brazil. The band will be releasing their debut album this summer, followed by national and international gigs, during which they will present the album along with artwork, videos, and many other surprises to accompany the music. 

    Free
  • Juan Jose Flores Loaiza: Proyecto Alebrije

    Monday, March 2, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Proyecto Alebrije blends folkloric Mexican items with blues, rock, jazz, and a capella arrangements to spread Mexican heritage and culture at Berklee.

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    Proyecto Alebrije brings together bolero, Son Jarocho, canto cardenche, huapango, and many other musical styles. This project blends folkloric Mexican items with blues, rock, jazz, and a capella arrangements to spread Mexican heritage and culture at Berklee.

    Free
  • Cabaret

    Monday, March 2, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Cabaret

    Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites, as well as musical theaterinspired originals.

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    Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites, as well as musical theaterinspired originals. Beginning in 2012, Cabaret is a student initiative to give musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the mainstage musical season. Run successfully for two years at different Berklee venues, it has become a staple monthly event in the Berklee musical theater community.

    Free
  • Justin Nash Fisher's Senior Recital

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Justin Nash Fisher's Senior Recital
    Justin Nash Fisher

    In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Justin Nash Fisher presents an afternoon of music in various styles, backed by a horn and rhythm section.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Justin Nash Fisher presents an afternoon of music in various styles, backed by a horn and rhythm section.

    Free
  • Songwriting Department Hip-Hop Showcase

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    The Songwriting Department is proud to present our first hip-hop showcase.

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    The Songwriting Department is proud to present our first hip-hop showcase. Songwriting faculty members Dan Cantor and Raydar Ellis will host the show, which will feature performances by Ugo, the J Dilla Ensemble, and visiting artist and world hip-hop act the Narcycist. Come check out our newest showcase event.

    Free
  • Aaron Sutton's Senior Recital

    Thursday, March 5, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Guitarist Aaron Sutton performs his senior recital with a diverse selection of songs from his favorite genres and artists.

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    Guitarist Aaron Sutton performs his senior recital with a diverse selection of songs from his favorite genres and artists.

    Free
  • An Evening with Gretchen Peters

    Thursday, March 5, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    An Evening with Gretchen Peters
    Gretchen Peters

    American roots singer Gretchen Peters will play songs from her new album, Blackbirds.

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    "I get a lot of juice from the musicians in the room," says Gretchen Peters. In the case of her new album, Blackbirds, this is an understatement. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features a who's who of modern American roots music: Jerry Douglas, Jason Isbell, Jimmy LaFave, Kim Richey, Suzy Bogguss, and more.
     
    But it's not the guests who make Blackbirds the most poignant and moving album of Peters's storied career; it’s the impeccable craftsmanship and her ability to capture the kind of complex, conflicting, and overwhelming emotional moments we might otherwise try to hide and instead shine a light of truth and understanding onto them. Blackbirds is, in many ways, an album that is unafraid to face down mortality. But rather than dwell on the pain of loss, the music finds a new appreciation for the life we're given.
    $20 general admission
  • Drunken Logic / Yankee & the Foreigners / Tori Leche Trio / Noah Chenfeld

    Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Drunken Logic / Yankee & the Foreigners / Tori Leche Trio / Noah Chenfeld
    Drunken Logic

    Boston-based indie alt/rock band Drunken Logic will perform with Yankee & the Foreigners, the Tori Leche Trio, and Noah Chenfeld.

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    The seed for Drunken Logic took root when frontman Jake Cassman walked away from an Ivy League education to forge a brand of music that blends a myriad of influences with potent, topical lyrics. The first incarnation of the band formed at Berklee in 2012, and ever since, Drunken Logic has been brewing an eclectic powder keg of alternative rock and indie folk in their Boston apartments. Since the 2013 release of their debut album, Something New to Burn, this quintet has rocked AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) and have been regularly featured performers at Faneuil Hall, which hosts 18 million visitors annually. RAW:Boston named Drunken Logic their 2013 musicians of the year, and 2014 saw them tour the Northeast and showcase at CMJ Music Marathon. The band has compiled 11 new songs for their upcoming sophomore effort, titled Long Day’s Journey to the Middle. Drunken Logic are constantly reinventing their brand of art while battling elements of contemporary America and having far too much fun while doing it.

    Yankee & the Foreigners is an indie folk/rock band out of Boston.

    The Tori Leche Trio is a Boston-based band that features Tori Leche on vocals and guitar, Adam Discipio on bass, and Tim Washington on drums. Raised in Virginia, Leche gained much of her experience and influence gigging in the local Fisherville area. During her third semester at Berklee, she joined with fellow students Discipio and Washington to form the three-piece band. Since forming, the Tori Leche Trio has performed in the greater Boston area at various venues. Their cover of the Lucius song “Nothing Ordinary” was ranked and featured on the Music Meets Video website in November of 2014. The singer-songwriter three piece will be embarking on an East Coast tour in the summer of 2015 with dates in Virginia, New York, Maryland, and Georgia. 

    Noah Chenfeld, 18, is a singer-songwriter from New York City. With his band and on his own, Chenfeld has played at a number of venues around New York including Webster Hall, Bowery Electric, Stephen Talkhouse, and the Bitter End. He’s opened for such artists as Dar Williams, Seth Glier, and Suzanne Vega.

    Free
  • Jessie Cox: Triptych

    Monday, March 9, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drummer Jessie Cox and his trio, Triptych, play original music in a mix of styles including jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae.

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    Drummer Jessie Cox and his trio, Triptych, play original music in a mix of styles including jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae.

    Free
  • Taegon Han's Senior Recital

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Taegon Han presents a recital of jazz music with his quintet.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Taegon Han presents a recital of jazz music with his quintet.

    Free
  • BITR: Berklee in the Round

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Berklee in the Round (BITR) is an intimate concert that occurs on the second Tuesday of every month.

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    Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer) and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville,  Tennessee, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show. 

    Berklee Songwriting professor Jon Aldrich will host this month's BITR.

    Free
  • Yalin's Senior Recital

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Flautist Yalin Yavuz performs his senior recital with original and classic music.

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    Flautist Yalin Yavuz performs his senior recital with original and classic music.

    Free
  • Dylan Gardner / Taylor Berrett

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Dylan Gardner / Taylor Berrett
    Dylan Gardner

    Dylan Gardner plays a show in support of his debut album, Adventures in Real Time. Taylor Berrett opens the show.

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    Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gardner has spent the last 10 years of his life obsessed with the art of songwriting. His earliest memory is of himself, aged four, playing maracas onstage during a performance of “Hang on Sloopy” with his dad’s band. Gangly and bespectacled offstage, he's a self-described music nerd who has taught himself to be a Pro Tools engineer and bedroom producer. He collects classic ’60s rock albums (the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and the Doors are particular favorites) and owns a thousand vinyl records.

    Hailing from San Tan Valley, Arizona, Gardner spends his days writing and recording songs; jamming in the garage with his brother and drummer, Mark; or gigging with his four-piece band. His debut album, Adventures in Real Time, was just released in January 2015, and its first single, "Let's Get Started," has had almost 3 million plays on Spotify. He's known for his brisk hooks and high-spirited melodies, and he counts the Beatles, Ben Folds, and Vampire Weekend among his influences.

    Taylor Berrett is a breakout, innovative singer-songwriter signed to the production team of Sturken and Rogers, who are also responsible for signing and developing global superstar Rhianna. Currently in the studio recording his debut album with superstar producers such as Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction) and Eg White (Adele, James Blunt), among others, Berrett’s music ranges across a musical spectrum from acoustic guitar to catchy pop hits.

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show, general admission
  • Orla Gartland / Olivia Millerschin

    Thursday, March 12, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Orla Gartland / Olivia Millerschin
    Orla Gartland

    Orla Gartland is a singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland known for her quirky brand of guitar-based pop bursting with personality and catchy melodies. Olivia Millerschin will open the show. 

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    Orla Gartland is a 19-year-old singer-songwriter from Dublin, Ireland known for her quirky brand of guitar-based pop bursting with personality and catchy melodies. Her songs are tied together by her distinctive, Celtic-infused vocals and animated live performances. Gartland describes her music as folk pop most heavily influenced by Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, and Imogen Heap. On January 4, 2014, Gartland performed the title track "Roots" on "The Saturday Night Show." The Irish Daily Star selected Gartland as one of 20 music acts to watch in 2014, and the Irish Independent selected her as one of Ireland's most influential teens. GoldenPlec selected Gartland as their "Plec Pick" of 2014, chosen as one of the best solo artists in Ireland.

    Clever and witty, melodic and musically quirky, Olivia Millerschin has infused Over the Weather, her latest EP, with all of the wry turns of phrase and colorful elements of pop, jazz, folk, and soul that made her debut album, Yes.No.Maybe So, so popular. That album's infectious songs led to its nomination for outstanding acoustic/folk recording at the 2014 Detroit Music Awards.

    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • Max Ridley's Senior Recital

    Friday, March 13, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Bassist Max Ridley performs original and standard jazz in his senior recital.

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    Bassist Max Ridley performs original and standard jazz in his senior recital.

    Free
  • Kristin Diable / Anderson East

    Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Kristin Diable / Anderson East
    Kristin Diable

    Kristin Diable's new album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots while exploring the concept of myths. Anderson East will open the show.

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    Kristin Diable has been exploring freedom and choice in her music ever since she picked up an open mic at a lounge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and stunned the audience into silence. She rode that vibe away to New York and then back to her native Louisiana like a storm front, and her newest album, Create Your Own Mythology, invokes her Louisiana and Americana roots with rock 'n' roll while exploring the concept of myths.

    Anderson East is a new American artist. Known for his songwriting and unique vocal ability, he quickly caught the attention of renowned producer Dave Cobb. The Alabama native is currently finishing up his first album, due out in 2015.

    Every ticketholder will receive a ticket at the door that is redeemable for a limited edition tour poster at the merch table.

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show, general admission
  • Carrie Manolakos

    Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Carrie Manolakos
    Carrie Manolakos

    Carrie Manolakos, who became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of the Radiohead classic “Creep," performs.

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    Carrie Manolakos, already positioned in the top 100 of the iTunes pop charts with her debut album, Echo, became an internet sensation with her haunting performance of the Radiohead classic “Creep.“ She was selected for Elle Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Essential Names to Know and voted no. 1 by readers. She has been selling out venues all over New York City as well as in other cities across the country and has caught the attention of stars such as Alec Baldwin, Trey Anastasio, and Josh Groban. Manolakos sang with Phish at Madison Square Garden as a guest artist for their much anticipated New Year's Eve Show and has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, MTV, and MSNnow. Most recently, she was featured in Entertainment Weekly for performing one of the 12 best Radiohead covers of all time. 

    With a background in musical theater, Manolakos has Broadway credits, including the lead role of Sophie in Mamma Mia as well as Elphaba on the second national tour of Wicked. Her debut album, Echo, is a lyrical blend of folk, pop, and soul. Her sound is reminiscent of Adele, Joni Mitchell, and Jeff Buckley, but her voice is unmistakably hers alone.

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • An Evening with Penny and Sparrow

    Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    An Evening with Penny and Sparrow
    Penny and Sparrow

    Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season.

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    Penny and Sparrow is an Austin, Texas band with a stripped-down, return-to-basics sound reminiscent of Bon Iver and the Swell Season. They understand that you don’t need gimmicks to make beautiful music, and they write songs that draw you in with rich harmonies and deep, intimate lyrics. Join Andy Baxter, Kyle Jahnke, and their band for an evening of your favorite songs, storytelling, and friendship.

    $12 in advance / $15 day of show
  • Amaury Faye Trio

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Pianist and composer Amaury Faye will present a recital of original music and standards.

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    Pianist and composer Amaury Faye will present a recital of original music and standards.

    Free
  • Esteban Obando's Senior Recital

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Esteban Obando presents a fusion of classical, latin, and jazz repertoires centered around the piano.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Esteban Obando presents a fusion of classical, latin, and jazz repertoires centered around the piano.

    Free
  • Roots Road Show

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

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    Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

    Free
  • Hirokazu Kobayashi's Senior Recital

    Thursday, March 26, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drummer Hirokazu Kobayashi presents his senior recital with fellow Berklee students.  

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    Drummer Hirokazu Kobayashi presents his senior recital with fellow Berklee students.  

    Free
  • Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / Migrant Motel

    Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / Migrant Motel
    Sam Haiman Band

    Three parts New Jersey and one part California, the Sam Haiman Band is an equal mix of Asbury rock, Texas blues, and Laurel Canyon folk. The Interlopers and Migrant Motel also perform.

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    Three parts New Jersey and one part California, the Sam Haiman Band is an equal mix of Asbury rock, Texas blues, and Laurel Canyon folk. Calling upon influences as diverse as Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers Band, Pearl Jam, and Bruce Springsteen, the band has begun carving out a sound of their own. After meeting at Berklee College of Music and becoming fast friends over their passion for music, the band began recording their debut studio EP in early 2014. With the release of the Sam Haiman Band EP over the summer, the band has taken to the road with stops at many venues up and down the East Coast. 

    The Interlopers began as a few high school kids making music in a basement and have evolved into an amalgamation of classic R&B, soul, ‘60s- and ‘70s-era rock, funk, hip-hop, jazz, and pop. The band commands the stage with deep pocket grooves, rich and smooth harmonies, powerful lyrics, and a lively horn section. The result is a sonic experience executed with enthusiasm for improvisation.

    Peruvian-born vocalist/bassist/songwriter David Stewart Jr. is the first-ever recipient of the Berklee Lollapalooza Endowed Scholarship, a four-year, full tuition award. Upon arriving at Berklee, he teamed up with British guitar virtuoso Ed Graves and Mexican rock drum phenomenon Chava to form a rock trio. Known as Migrant Motel, Stewart, Graves, and Chava have performed at festivals such as SXSW, been featured on HBO, and worked alongside companies like Red Bull. They continue to write, record, and perform all along the East Coast.

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

    Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. All current Berklee students are welcome to play an original composition under five minutes long.

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    In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. All current Berklee students are welcome to play. If you want to play, your song must be an original composition under five minutes long. Please show up at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. to sign up. We'll take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others don't show up. One song each (unless we have few sign-ups, in which case you can play a song and wait until everybody who's signed up has played, then play again), no covers, and no drum kits, please. For more info, please email songwriting@berklee.edu.

    Department chair Bonnie Hayes is a songwriter perhaps best known for penning "Have A Heart" and "Love Letter," which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multiplatinum, multi-Grammy-winning album Nick of Time. Her best-loved song might be her 80's pop-punk anthem and college radio hit, "Shelly's Boyfriend." Writing for artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Robert Cray, Adam Ant, David Crosby, and Booker T and the MGs, among others, Hayes has continued to craft songs one critic described as "sparkling clockwork mechanisms with a tendency to do the unexpected."

    Famed for her kick-out-the-jams live show, Hayes has also enjoyed success as a musician, recording artist, and producer. She records at the Icehouse Studio in San Rafael, California; plays keyboards with popular local Americana artist Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs; and cofronts the band Mystery Dance with musical cohort Tim Eshliman (Commander Cody, the Moonlighters).

    Free
  • Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life
    Berklee student Shun Kumagai will perform at this commemorative event.

    Hosted by the U.S.–Japan Council, Tomodachi Initiative, and the Consulate Generals of Japan in Boston, Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life is an event to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster that occurred in the northeastern region of Japan.

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    Hosted by the U.S.–Japan Council, Tomodachi Initiative, and the Consulate Generals of Japan in Boston, Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life is an event to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the March 11, 2011 disaster that occurred in the northeastern region of Japan and affected nearly 500,000 people, including 20,000 dead and missing. 

    The event will celebrate the friendship between Boston and Tohoku and showcase individuals working at the site of the disaster and their projects. This group includes Shun Kanda, an architect and urban designer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Megumi Ishimoto, founder of Women's Eyes; and Anne Morse, curator of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Two Berklee students and Tomodachi-Suntory Scholarship recipients, Shun Kumagai and Takeru Saito, will also perform short pieces.  

    Register for the event.

    Free
  • Clinic with Gregorio Uribe

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Clinic with Gregorio Uribe

    Big band leader, singer, and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music, and is now based in New York, where he leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements. 

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    Big band leader, singer, and accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music, and is now based in New York, where he leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements. The band has held a monthly residency at Zinc Bar for four years and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Iridium Jazz Club, and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, among others. Its debut album—financed by its followers through a successful Kickstarter campaign—presents a collection of songs that are both danceable and sophisticated. Uribe has been an artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College and a commissioned composer for Arturo O'Farrill’s Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

    Free
  • The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Gregorio Uribe Big Band

    Big band leader/singer/accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music, and is now based in New York where he leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements.

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    Big band leader/singer/accordionist Gregorio Uribe was born in Colombia, studied at Berklee College of Music, and is now based in New York where he leads the Gregorio Uribe Big Band, a 16-piece orchestra that blends Colombian rhythms with big band arrangements. The band has held a monthly residency at Zinc Bar for four years and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Iridium Jazz Club, and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, among others. Their debut album—financed by their followers in a successful Kickstarter campaign—presents a collection of songs that is both danceable and sophisticated. Uribe has been an artist in residence at Dartmouth College and a commissioned composer for Arturo O'Farrill’s Grammy-winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra.

    Famed New York area radio station WBGO-FM/wbgo.org, NPR Music, and Berklee College of Music are teaming up to present the fourth year of The Checkout—Live at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room at Cafe 939. The shows will be broadcast in New York over WBGO-FM as a special edition of The Checkout, the acclaimed multimedia show featuring what’s new on New York’s jazz scene. In addition, selected shows will be webcast live worldwide in high definition and available for on-demand listening at NPRmusic.org. They are also archived at Checkoutjazz.org.

  • Dom La Nena

    Thursday, April 2, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Dom La Nena
    Dom La Nena

    Brazilian-born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena performs her delicate, intricate compositions.

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    Brazilian-born cellist and vocalist Dom La Nena released her debut album, Ela, on Six Degrees Records in January of 2013. Ela is an intricate and understated collection of thirteen original compositions sung in Portuguese and Spanish. La Nena’s delicate vocals and multitracked cello are supported by spare, minimal arrangements by coproducer and label mate Piers Faccini. La Nena, who draws influence from contemporary artists such as Cat Power, Lhasa de Sela, and Juana Molina, first met coprodcuer Faccini through her husband, Jeremiah, a director and photographer who has made videos for Faccini, REM, Camille, and Stephan Eicher, among others. For La Nena, meeting Piers Faccini was the catalyst for the creation of Ela.

    Watch Dom La Nena's "Batuque" here:
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  • Erica Meerbach: Here I Go

    Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Erica Meerbach will present a variety of tunes, mainly in the musical theatre genre.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Erica Meerbach will present a variety of tunes, mainly in the musical theatre genre.

    Free
  • Joseph

    Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Joseph
    Joseph

    Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains.

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    Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner intertwine the influence of folk traditions, their voices, and the guitar with haunting tales of love, passion, and their upbringing in the mountains, surrounded by the sounds of nature.

    Listen to Joseph's "Cloudline":

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  • The Wind and the Wave

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Wind and the Wave
    The Wind and the Wave

    The Wind and the Wave, a duo based in Austin, Texas, perform.

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    A duo out of Austin, Texas, the Wind and the Wave are Dwight Baker ("the Wind") and Patricia Lynn ("the Wave"). The two met in 2009 when Baker, a touring musician turned songwriter and producer who's worked with such artists as Bob Schneider and Brandi Carlile, was urged by his wife to actually leave his studio and go see a friend's band. Lynn's previous band was opening the show. Declaring Lynn's voice the best thing about her band, Baker expressed an interest in working with her, which led to his producing several of her projects, and a creative partnership was born.

    Baker and Lynn describe themselves as being cut from the same thread. Last year, the Wind and the Wave released their debut album, From The Wreckage, with RCA Records. The album glows with a rootsy golden tone that encompasses everything from indie-folk to alt-country, from blues rock to Southern psychedelia. The raucous first single, “With Your Two Hands,” sounds like it could have been written during an impromptu back-porch jam session. Baker and Lynn have just released their second single, “It’s a Longer Road to California Than I Thought.”

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Zerlina Devi's Senior Recital

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Zerlina Devi and her band will perform songs in a variety of musical styles such as jazz, funk, soul, and R&B, as well as some original music.

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    Zerlina Devi and her band will perform songs in a variety of musical styles such as jazz, funk, soul, and R&B, as well as some original music.

    Free
  • The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present an open mic event for Berklee bands. All current Berklee students are welcome to play.

    [details]

    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters. The events will include live performances from five Berklee bands playing original music only, 12–15 minutes maximum for each set, with the best acts of the year featured in a showcase concert on May 2, 2015. If you would like to be included in the band open mics, please submit a press kit and/or links to your band. All genres are welcome! The Red Room will provide a drum kit and advance the show a week prior to the date. For more information, please contact bhayes@berklee.edu.

    Free
  • CANCELED: The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    CANCELED: The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase
    CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce the Berklee Original Music Band Showcase, yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters.

    [details]
    CANCELED: This event has been canceled.

    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce the Berklee Original Music Band Showcase, yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters. The event will include live performances from five Berklee bands playing original music only, with 12 to 15 minutes maximum for each set. The best acts of the year will be featured in a showcase concert on May 2, 2015.

    If you would like to be included in the band open mics, please submit a press kit and/or links to your band. All genres are welcome. The Red Room will provide a drum kit and advance the show a week prior to the date.

    For more information, please contact bhayes@berklee.edu.

    Free
  • The Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles
    The Rhythm Future Quartet

    The Rhythm Future Quartet performs their jazz and Gypsy jazz music, and the Wiles play old folk songs and new Americana.

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    When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions. Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the frontmen and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered rising stars in the worlds of jazz and Gypsy jazz. Over the years they have individually performed alongside notable musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Tommy Emmanuel, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Andreas Öberg, among others, and have finally joined forces to form this special group. For their self-titled debut album, the Rhythm Future Quartet decided to revisit and record classic jazz and Gypsy jazz favorites. Through their intricate, creative arrangements and musical sensitivity, they have brought new life to songs like “Night and Day” and “Summertime.” This album acts as an enticing example of the future of Gypsy jazz.

    The Wiles, formerly known as Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke, are comprised of two fiddles, two guitars, a doghouse bass, and two (sometimes three) intertwining voices. They perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style. At a fiddle camp in the woods of Maine, their shared home state, Buckland and Burke met as kids and began singing together. Their undeniable musical chemistry found its way to Boston, and they started performing together in 2013. Bassist Mali Obomsawin (a fellow Mainer and fiddle camper) joined the band a year later. They bring soul, energy, depth, and effervescent vocal harmonies to honest music that blends the old and the new. The Wiles have graced many stages and were awarded a 2014 Iguana Music Fund grant to record their debut EP, coming in 2015.

  • Silje Arnesen

    Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Singer Silje Arnesen performs her senior recital with a set of originals and covers.

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    Singer Silje Arnesen performs her senior recital with a set of originals and covers.

    Free
  • Portland Cello Project

    Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Portland Cello Project
    Portland Cello Project

    Adept at mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions, the Portland Cello Project performs.

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    Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on loading docks in New York City to symphony halls to punk rock clubs. The group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

    Because their repertoire now numbers over 1,000 pieces of both traditional and nontraditional cello music, no two Portland Cello Project shows are alike. Their stage setup ranges from the very simple (four to six cellos) to the epic (12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion instruments).

    The Portland Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker, to name a few.

  • Rodrigo Amarante / Big Search

    Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Rodrigo Amarante / Big Search
    Rodrigo Amarante

    One of the masterminds behind Brazilian band Los Hermanos and founding member of the samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Amarante will perform. Big Search will open the show. 

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    One of the masterminds behind Brazilian band Los Hermanos and founding member of the samba supergroup Orquestra Imperial, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rodrigo Amarante is an inescapable musical figure in his native South America. Breaking out of the Brazilian market in 2008 alongside friends Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro, Amarante formed the group Little Joy, and the trio released their self-titled debut album, which gained critical acclaim in the U.S. and worldwide. Living in the U.S. since then and recording and performing with such artists as Devendra Banhart, Gilberto Gil, Adam Green, Tom Zé, and Marisa Monte, Amarante is now ready to release his stunning solo album, Cavalo, which will be available worldwide on May 6.

    Big Search will open the show. 

    $15 general admission
  • Cabaret

    Monday, April 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Cabaret

    Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites, as well as musical theater–inspired originals.

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    Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites, as well as musical theaterinspired originals. Beginning in 2012, Cabaret is a student initiative to give musical theater enthusiasts at Berklee the chance to perform in a professional setting beyond the mainstage musical season. Run successfully for two years at different Berklee venues, it has become a staple monthly event in the Berklee musical theater community.

    Free
  • BITR: Berklee in the Round

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Berklee in the Round (BITR) is a concert that occurs on the second Tuesday of every month.

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    Berklee in the Round (BITR) occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Each month a different faculty member selects four or five students and one special guest (a visiting artist, touring songwriter, or other performer), and hosts an in-the-round performance. The event, based on in-the-round performances at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, seats songwriters in a circle where they take turns playing their songs. The audience is seated around the performers, lending a more intimate feel to the show. 

    Berklee Songwriting professor Susan Cattaneo will host this month's show. 

    Free
  • John Blank's Senior Recital

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drumset principal John Blank presents an afternoon of rock music and covers of sports., Mystery World, and many others.

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    Drumset principal John Blank presents an afternoon of rock music and covers of sports., Mystery World, and many others.

    Free
  • Header: Roots Road Show

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

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    Berklee faculty and students will perform selections from the American Roots Music Program in a variety of country, blues, and early jazz styles. 

  • Linnea Lundgren: Playground

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Vocalist Linnea Lundgren will present a recital of originals in a jazz and acoustic folk setting.

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    Vocalist Linnea Lundgren will present a recital of originals in a jazz and acoustic folk setting.

    Free
  • Lauren George's Senior Recital

    Thursday, April 23, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Singer Lauren George and her band perform a broad array of music from artists such as Sara Bareilles, Allen Stone, and Concha Buika.

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    Singer Lauren George and her band perform a broad array of music from artists such as Sara Bareilles, Allen Stone, and Concha Buika.

    Free
  • Madeline McCord's Senior Recital

    Friday, April 24, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Madeline McCord presents a showcase of originals and covers in the styles of musical theater and opera.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Madeline McCord presents a showcase of originals and covers in the styles of musical theater and opera.

    Free
  • Vanessa Collier / Thaddeus Hogarth

    Friday, April 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Vanessa Collier / Thaddeus Hogarth
    Vanessa Collier

    Saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Vanessa Collier is a Berklee alumna returning to celebrate her debut album, heart soul & saxophone. Harmonica player, vocalist, and songwriter Thaddeus Hogarth is an associate professor of guitar at Berklee and will also perform.

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    Vanessa Collier is one of the fastest rising young artists to come out of Berklee. She is a multitalented vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter. Collier spent a year and a half touring the continental United States and Turkey, honing her blues style alongside Grammy Award–winning artist and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker. She has also played alongside Annie Lennox, Kathy Mattea, Willie Nelson, and other notable artists; headlined the Red Clay Jazz Festival in Kauai, Hawaii; played live on top radio shows; and performed live on China’s equivalent of MTV. In addition, she was featured on Zhejiang TV while performing during a two-week tour in China. Most recently, Collier was honored as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for her original song "Bad News Bears." She is returning to celebrate her debut album, heart soul & saxophone. She and her band of standout Berklee musicians deliver a high-energy blend of blues, funk, rock, and soul.

    Born in the United Kingdom and raised in the West Indies, Thaddeus Hogarth is an associate professor of guitar at Berklee. A two-time winner of the Independent Music Award for R&B/blues, he has been a prominent guitarist/harmonica player/singer-songwriter on the New England music scene since the 1990s. He leads his own group, the Thaddeus Hogarth Band, featuring Winston Maccow (Berklee faculty) on bass, Tony Thunder Smith (Berklee faculty) on drums, and David Sparr on keyboards. 

  • Cobi Mike

    Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Cobi Mike
    Cobi Mike

    Cobi Mike, an American music producer and singer-songwriter, performs.

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    Cobi Mike is a music producer and singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Formerly a member of the band Gentlemen Hall, he has several prestigious awards such as an MTV video music award, a Billboard music award, and two Boston music awards. Although his musical influences have cross genres and decades, his songwriting style is reminiscent of Neil Young, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckley combined with the modern influences of Gotye, Miike Snow, and Hozier. His voice travels from low valleys to high peaks while his guitar playing is at the heart of the music, making it come alive.

  • Guro Frydenlund Elverhoei: One Step Closer

    Monday, April 27, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Singer Guro Frydenlund Elverhoei performs her senior recital with a set of originals and covers in the styles of R&B, pop, and gospel.

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    Singer Guro Frydenlund Elverhoei performs her senior recital with a set of originals and covers in the styles of R&B, pop, and gospel.

    Free
  • BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

    Monday, April 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. All current Berklee students are welcome to play an original composition under five minutes long.

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    In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present our monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters. All current Berklee students are welcome to play. If you want to play, your song must be an original composition under five minutes long. Please show up at Cafe 939 any time after 6:00 p.m. to sign up. We'll take 25 writers and as many as 10 alternates who will play if others don't show up. One song each (unless we have few sign-ups, in which case you can play a song and wait until everybody who's signed up has played, then play again), no covers, and no drum kits, please. For more info, please email songwriting@berklee.edu.

    Department chair Bonnie Hayes is a songwriter perhaps best known for penning "Have A Heart" and "Love Letter," which restored Bonnie Raitt to superstardom with the multiplatinum, multi-Grammy-winning album Nick of Time. Her best-loved song might be her 80's pop-punk anthem and college radio hit, "Shelly's Boyfriend." Writing for artists as diverse as Bette Midler, Robert Cray, Adam Ant, David Crosby, and Booker T and the MGs, among others, Hayes has continued to craft songs one critic described as "sparkling clockwork mechanisms with a tendency to do the unexpected."

    Famed for her kick-out-the-jams live show, Hayes has also enjoyed success as a musician, recording artist, and producer. She records at the Icehouse Studio in San Rafael, California; plays keyboards with popular local Americana artist Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs; and cofronts the band Mystery Dance with musical cohort Tim Eshliman (Commander Cody, the Moonlighters).

    Free
  • Dongkyun Kim: Reveal

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Bassist Dongkyun Kim performs his senior recital with a set of original music.

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    Bassist Dongkyun Kim performs his senior recital with a set of original music.

    Free
  • Aiman's Senior Recital

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Electric bassist Muhammad Aiman bin Mohd Radzi presents his senior recital with a performance of music by Brian McKnight, Chuckii Booker, George Benson, and others.

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    Electric bassist Muhammad Aiman bin Mohd Radzi presents his senior recital with a performance of music by Brian McKnight, Chuckii Booker, George Benson, and others.

    Free
  • Witness Matlou: A Senior Recital

    Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Pianist and composer Witness Matlou presents a recital of original compositions and jazz standards.

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    Pianist and composer Witness Matlou presents a recital of original compositions and jazz standards.

    Free
  • The Female Essence

    Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Female Essence
    The Female Essence

    The Female Essence is a show crafted around five different, dynamic female artists who want to share a piece of their musical personalities.

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    The Female Essence is a show crafted around five different, dynamic female artists who want to share a piece of their musical personalities. Featuring Melaner Quiroz from New Jersey, Briana Williams from Georgia, Malavika Das from Dubai, Christine Smit from California, and Jasmine Jefferson from New Jersey, the night will be filled with originals from each artist as well as covers of artists such as Janelle Monae, Beyonce, Coldplay, and Jill Scott, among others. 
     
    Free
  • The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce the Berklee Original Music Band Showcase, yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters.

    [details]

    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce the Berklee Original Music Band Showcase, yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters. The event will include live performances from five Berklee bands playing original music only, with 12 to 15 minutes maximum for each set. The best acts of the year will be featured in a showcase concert on May 2, 2015.

    If you would like to be included in the band open mics, please submit a press kit and/or links to your band. All genres are welcome. The Red Room will provide a drum kit and advance the show a week prior to the date.

    For more information, please contact bhayes@berklee.edu.

    Free
  • The BOMB: Final Showcase Concert

    Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The BOMB: Final Showcase Concert

    In conjunction with the Red Room, the Songwriting Department is proud to present an open mic event for Berklee bands, showcasing the best of the year's performances.

    [details]

    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters. This showcase will feature the best acts of the previous year's Berklee Original Music Band (BOMB) performances. The Red Room will provide a drum kit and advance the show a week prior to the date. For more information, please contact bhayes@berklee.edu.

    Free
  • James Folino: A Selection of Jazz Standards

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Guitarist James Folino performs a set of modern interpretations of jazz standards.

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    Guitarist James Folino performs a set of modern interpretations of jazz standards.

    Free
  • Kayla Zuskin

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final recital at Berklee, guitarist Kayla Zuskin presents an afternoon of jazz and rock covers.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, guitarist Kayla Zuskin presents an afternoon of jazz and rock covers.

    Free
  • Fabrizio Cavallaro's Senior Recital

    Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drummer Fabrizio Cavallaro presents his senior recital with a program of covers and original compositions in the jazz and fusion styles.

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    Drummer Fabrizio Cavallaro presents his senior recital with a program of covers and original compositions in the jazz and fusion styles.

    Free
  • Rachael Wolff

    Friday, May 8, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Guitarist and singer-songwriter Rachael Wolff will perform classic blues songs and some originals. 

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    Rachael Wolff is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from Canton, Massachusetts. She will perform classic blues songs and also some originals. Special guests include her sisters, with whom she has a band called the Wolff Sisters.

    Free
  • William Fitzsimmons / Denison Witmer

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    William Fitzsimmons / Denison Witmer
    William Fitzsimmons

    William Fitzsimmons, an American singer-songwriter best known for his songs "Passion Play" and "Please Don't Go," performs. Denison Witmer opens the show.

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    William Fitzsimmons is a singer-songwriter based in Illinois and perhaps best known for his songs "Passion Play" and "Please Don't Go," which aired during pivotal scenes in ABC's medical drama Grey's Anatomy. His first two full-length albums, Until When We Are Ghosts and Goodnight, were completely self-produced and recorded by Fitzsimmons at his former home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Sparrow and the Crow was his first studio record. In addition, his music has also been featured on ABC's Brothers & Sisters and the Grey's Anatomy spin-off, Private Practice; MTV's Life of Ryan and Teen Wolf; the CW's One Tree Hill; CBS's Blue Bloods; and USA Network's Burn Notice, among others. Fitzsimmons has also been referenced in multiple magazines, including BillboardRolling StonePasteSpin, and Performing Songwriter Magazine.

    Denison Witmer is a singer-songwriter from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1995 his first release was a cassette titled My Luck, My Love. He has since released six studio LPs; two live albums; a cover album (Recovered); three EPs; and an LP with the River Bends, a side project consisting of members of the Philadelphia-based alt-country band One Star Hotel. Witmer's 2005 album, Are You A Dreamer?, produced by Don Peris of the Innocence Mission and featuring Sufjan Stevens, received acclaim including positive reviews from Pitchfork Media and Entertainment Weekly. Witmer and Stevens appeared on Rosie Thomas's 2007 album, These Friends of Mine, which included Thomas's version of "Paper Doll," a track originally written and recorded by Witmer. Witmer toured with Thomas in support of that album in venues across the U.S. and Europe. Witmer's style has been described as neo-folk, and he has also been compared to '70s-era singer-songerwriters, including Cat Stevens and Nick Drake. Witmer's lyrics are poetic and thoughtful; his guitar work, while simple-sounding, relies on complex fingerpicking.

    $15 in advance / $18 day of show
  • Benny and the Jets

    Thursday, June 18, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Guitarist and composer Benjamin Perez-Casiano presents covers and original compositions in the jazz and blues styles.

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    Guitarist and composer Benjamin Perez-Casiano presents covers and original compositions in the jazz and blues styles.

    Free
  • JennHwan Wong: Colors of Life

    Friday, October 30, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final recital at Berklee, pianist and composer JennHwan Wong presents an afternoon of covers and originals in the styles of jazz, pop, and funk.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, pianist and composer JennHwan Wong presents an afternoon of covers and originals in the styles of jazz, pop, and funk.

    Free
  • Fuschian Fusion

    Friday, November 6, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her final performance at Berklee, vocalist Shelby Mashigan presents a recital of covers of Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, the Benassi Brothers, and many more.

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    In her final performance at Berklee, vocalist Shelby Mashigan presents a recital of covers of Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, the Benassi Brothers, and many more.

    Free
  • David Funk

    Friday, November 13, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his senior recital, guitarist David Funk presents a collection of heavy metal music.

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    In his senior recital, guitarist David Funk presents a collection of heavy metal music.

    Free