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  • Boston Masquerade Cosplay Ball 2015

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 6:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Boston Masquerade Cosplay Ball 2015

    Welcome one and all to the Boston Masquerade Cosplay Ball 2015! Come join us for a third year, and enjoy a wondrous formal dance in your best costumes based on the characters you know and love. Be swept away by our Victorian theme, and excited about the prizes you might win.

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    Welcome one and all to the Boston Masquerade Cosplay Ball 2015! Come join us for a third year, and enjoy a wondrous formal dance in your best costumes based on the characters you know and love. Be swept away by our Victorian theme, and excited about the prizes you might win.

  • Rhett Price / Skyler / Max Dvorak

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Rhett Price / Skyler / Max Dvorak
    Rhett Price

    Rhett Price, who is rising to fame via millions of YouTube views, will perform. Skyler and Max Dvorak will also perform. 

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    Rhett Price is experiencing a rise to fame via YouTube, most notably for his cover of Taylor Swift’s hit song "I Knew You Were Trouble," which has racked up more than 1.5 million views to date.  His debut full-length album will be released in January of 2015.

    Skyler has performed over 500 shows in venues of all sizes and has shared the stage with the Goo Goo Dolls, Band Perry, and Daughtry, to name a few. In the past four years, he has attended Berklee College of Music, released one album and two EPs, and been voted 2014's Best Small Venue Artist by Campus Activities Magazine.

    Max Dvorak is a singer-songwriter originally from Wisconsin but currently based in Boston. He combines pop acoustic rhythms, insightful lyrics, and hook-filled melodies into his unique repertoire. Coming out in January of 2015, Dvorak’s sophomore full-length release is called Little Things and features his songs "Honey" and "Northwoods," which have become fan favorites with the crowd clapping and singing along at his live shows. 

  • Edward Ruddick: The Final Piece

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his final performance at Berklee, guitarist Edward Ruddick presents a recital of works from great British guitarists Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

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    In his final performance at Berklee, guitarist Edward Ruddick presents a recital of works from great British guitarists Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

    Free
  • Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / DSJR

    Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / DSJR

    The Sam Haiman Band performs their mix of Asbury rock, Texas blues, and Laurel Canyon folk. The Interlopers and David Stewart Jr. 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 has evolved into a unique 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 College of Music, he teamed up with British guitar virtuoso Ed Graves and Mexican rock drum phenomenon Chava to form his eponymous rock trio. Otherwise known as DSJR, Stewart, Graves, and Chava have performed at festivals such as SXSW, featured on HBO, and worked alongside companies like Red Bull. They continue to write, record, and perform all along the East Coast.

  • Paul-Eirik Melhus Senior Recital

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

    Tenor saxophonist Paul-Eirik Melhus's performance is a culmination his experiences in Boston and a musical reflection of his years at Berklee. As a fan of both visual and performance art, he will showcase original compositions as well as visual elements by local artists. 

     

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    Tenor saxophonist Paul-Eirik's performance is a culmination his experiences in Boston and a musical reflection of his years at Berklee. As a fan of both visual and performance art, he will showcase original compositions as well as visual elements by local artists. 

    Free
  • Caleb Hawley / Barnaby Bright / Susan Cattaneo

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Caleb Hawley / Barnaby Bright / Susan Cattaneo
    Caleb Hawley

    Caleb Hawley, an American soul singer-songwriter, performs along with troubadours Barnaby Bright and Berklee faculty member Susan Cattaneo.

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    Harlem’s Caleb Hawley is an American soul singer, songwriter, and performer. Like savvy throwback crooners Mayer Hawthorne and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Hawley channels early Stevie Wonder and other Motown sounds into a complete, magnetic package.

    Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and brains behind Barnaby Bright, are modern-day traveling troubadours, averaging roughly 200 shows and 40,000 miles traveled a year. You can find them on streets as far away as London or Amsterdam and as remote as St. Paris, Ohio, toting their massive haul of instruments, including multiple guitars, a harmonium, a floorboard bass, thumb pianos, and keyboards, among others. Because of the great number of shows they've played (as well as their unique instrumentation, powerful harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics), this duo has mastered the original goal they set out to attain: to create a sacred, magical space for their audiences, a momentary escape from the outside world.

    Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Berklee for 13 years. She’s written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nicole. A singer-songwriter, Cattaneo has released three albums of mostly upbeat, catchy, pop/country music: Brave and Wild in 2009, Heaven to Heartache in 2011, and Little Blue Sky in 2012. When you listen to her, you hear a blend of country, rock, and soul with sparkles of blues and folk, music that would slide into the comfort zone for fans of Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, or Sheryl Crow.

  • An Afternoon Of Fusion with Adam Rafowitz

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

    Guitarist Adam Rafowitz performs electric music in a variety of styles including jazz and progressive metal.

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    Guitarist Adam Rafowitz performs electric music in a variety of styles including jazz and progressive metal.

    Free
  • Jessica Frost's Senior Recital

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

    Vocalist Jessica Frost presents a blend of original, classically influenced rock and acoustic compositions, along with selected covers from artists such as Evanescence and Epica. 

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    Vocalist Jessica Frost presents a blend of original, classically influenced rock and acoustic compositions, along with selected covers from artists such as Evanescence and Epica. 

    Free
  • Zach Rapp's Senior Recital

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

    In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Zach Rapp presents a recital of songs by Eric Johnson, John Petrucci, Gary Moore, Steve Vai, and many more.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Zach Rapp presents a recital of songs by Eric Johnson, John Petrucci, Gary Moore, Steve Vai, and many more.

    Free
  • Cabaret

    Monday, February 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 theater–inspired originals.

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    Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites as well as musical theater–inspired 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
  • Clinic with Katie Thiroux

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Clinic with Katie Thiroux

    WGBO presents a clinic with jazz bassist/vocalist Katie Thiroux.

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    WGBO presents a clinic with jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux. She received a presidential scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2006, and within her first year, she gained the attention of Terri Lyne Carrington and Branford Marsalis and performed at festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America both as a sideman and leader. Upon returning to her native Los Angeles, she formed a quartet of the brightest young talents in jazz, featuring Graham Dechter, Matt Witek, and Roger Neumann. 

    Thiroux recently completed her self-titled debut album under the guidance of her mentor, John Clayton, and coproducer, the Grammy Award–winning Jeff Hamilton; it is set to be released in January 2015. DownBeat author and critic Kirk Silsbee remarks, "Her musicality, swinging drive, and attention to detail are values seldom heard in players of her age group." 

    Free
  • Katie Thiroux

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Katie Thiroux

    Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux performs as part of the fourth year of The Checkout—Live at Berklee.

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    Jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux received a presidential scholarship to Berklee College of Music in 2006. Within her first year, she gained the attention of Terri Lyne Carrington and Branford Marsalis and performed at festivals in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America both as a sideman and leader. Upon returning to her native Los Angeles, she formed a quartet of the brightest young talents in jazz, featuring Graham Dechter, Matt Witek, and Roger Neumann. 

    Thiroux recently completed her self-titled debut album under the guidance of her mentor, John Clayton, and coproducer, the Grammy Award–winning Jeff Hamilton; it is set to be released in January 2015. DownBeat author and critic Kirk Silsbee remarked, "Her musicality, swinging drive, and attention to detail are values seldom heard in players of her age group." 

    Famed New Yorkarea radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/wbgo.org, NPR Music, and Berklee College of Music are teaming up to present the fourth year of The CheckoutLive at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New Yorkbased Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The shows are 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 are webcast live worldwide in high definition and are also available for on-demand listening at NPRmusic.org. They are also archived at Checkoutjazz.org.

  • The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    Thursday, February 5, 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.

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    The Songwriting Department and the Red Room @ Cafe 939 are proud to announce yet another event to promote performance opportunities for Berklee songwriters starting this fall. 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
  • Blaz Lamovec's Senior Recital

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

    Guitarist Blaz Lamovec presents a recital based on the finger-picking style. 

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    Guitarist Blaz Lamovec presents a recital based on the finger-picking style. He will perform works by Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins, John Knowles, and Tommy Emmanuel, among others.

    Free
  • Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

    Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

    Damn Tall Buildings presents their blend of acoustic bluegrass and blues. The Western Den and Nemes also perform.

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    Damn Tall Buildings is an acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. With members from all around the United States, the band consists of four different people melding their influences into a single sound. Their songs about love and ramblin’ are filled with lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves. 

    Formed in February 2013 and driven by a shared passion to create music with purpose, the Western Den is the collaborative work of Deni Hlavinka and Chris West, who blend folk harmonies and ambient textures to produce a sound all their own. 

    Nemes has made their mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. On their album I Carry Your Heart, dropping October 28th, the band showcases their violin shredding and songwriting. The album’s first two singles, "Butterfly" and "Black Streak," have been experiencing success on local and national music blogs.

    Watch "Leavin' You" by Damn Tall Buildings here:

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  • Tóth Brothers Present

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

    Drummer Anthony Tóth and Alex, his bassist brother, perform jazz.

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    Drummer Anthony Tóth and Alex, his bassist brother, perform jazz.

    Free
  • Marianella Rojas: Nella

    Thursday, February 12, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Vocalist Marianella "Nella" Rojas performs original music that brings together various sounds from around the world.

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    Vocalist Marianella "Nella" Rojas performs original music that brings together various sounds from around the world.

    Free
  • Niccolo Ielasi: Truth Be Told

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

    In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Niccolo Ielasi presents a dynamic mix of original compositions and new arrangements of hits from the jazz and R&B repertoires.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Niccolo Ielasi presents a dynamic mix of original compositions and new arrangements of hits from the jazz and R&B repertoires.

    Free
  • Songwriter Showcase: Jen Aldana / Mark Deschner / Sean Trainor / Nahid Siddiqui

    Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Songwriter Showcase: Jen Aldana / Mark Deschner / Sean Trainor / Nahid Siddiqui
    Jen Aldana

    The evening will include performances by Jen Aldana, Mark Deschner, Sean Trainor, and Nahid Siddiqui.

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    Jen Aldana's eclectic sound ranges from soulful wails to soft, sweet melodies. Born and raised in Boston, Aldana found her passion for songwriting after the purchase of her first acoustic guitar and a couple of guitar lessons in the city as a young tween. Ever since, she's been playing and performing. Currently studying at Berklee College of Music, she's majoring in songwriting and later plans to move to Tennessee to pursue her career in music. 

    Mark Deschner hails from the small town of Wimberley, Texas, a suburb to the “live music capital of the world,” Austin. From a young age, he took an interest in music, mostly inspired by the albums his father played in the car (such as Lyle Lovett and Nickel Creek) and by the thriving music scene around him. His passion for music brought him to Boston to study at Berklee and soon will take him wherever he can make his living from his passion. 

    During his sophomore year in high school, Sean Trainor started playing in local restaurants, bars, and festivals, and quickly developed a following in the North Carolina area. Currently studying songwriting and contemporary writing and production at Berklee, he's an active performer as well as a writer, arranger, and session musician. Trainor sings and plays a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, mandolin, accordion, and lapsteel guitar, among others. 

    Nahid Siddiqui was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She started singing when she was 12 and has never looked back. She took classical piano lessons as a child and picked up playing the guitar while in high school. Currently, Siddiqui is finishing up her degree in film scoring at Berklee. Since her time in Boston, she has been performing, recording, and writing songs, working towards releasing her debut album in the spring of 2015.

     

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  • Sidewalk Chalk / Kiernan McMullan

    Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Sidewalk Chalk / Kiernan McMullan

    Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. Kiernan McMullan also performs

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    With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago, where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap dancer. In contrast to the band's 2012 debut release, Corner Store, this new album finds the group venturing into a grittier space and capitalizing on a subtle approach that is at times hauntingly beautiful. Leaves represents change, both the loss of something dear and the excitement of exploring something new.

    In 2008 Kiernan McMullan signed his first record deal with Warner Brothers' sub label 111 records. These days, you'll find McMullan with a van and an impressive musical resume, having shared stages with acts such as Sheryl Crow, Colbie Callait, Sublime, Meg and Dia, and the Proclaimers, to name just a few. With his full-length record, Perfect People Are Boring, and his more recent acoustic E.P., The Best Part, both released to a very enthusiastic grassroots following, the anticipation is building to hear his newest record, Common Sense, recorded in July 2014.

    Watch Sidewalk Chalk's official video of "Grocery List" here:

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  • Jeremy Cohen's Senior Recital

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his final recital at Berklee, electric bass principal Jeremy Cohen will present a snapshot of songs and artists who have influenced him over the years.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, electric bass principal Jeremy Cohen will present a snapshot of songs and artists who have influenced him over the years.

    Free
  • Sinkane / Helado Negro

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Sinkane / Helado Negro
    Sinkane

    A formidable player on guitar, bass, keys, and drums, Sinkane will perform, as will Helado Negro.

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    Sinkane (Ahmed Gallab) and his family left Sudan when he was a boy, emigrating to the United States. While in high school in Kent, Ohio, he found a musical community in the town’s thriving post-hardcore scene. He became the touring drummer for Caribou in 2008, then toured with Of Montreal before moving to New York City. Soon, he joined Yeasayer and toured the world with them. A formidable player on guitar, bass, keys, and drums, Gallab is a one-man band, playing at least four instruments on every track on Mars. The influence of ‘70s soul icons like Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder can be heard on this album, in addition to the influence of Sudan.

    The son of Ecuadorian immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, and hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. Pounding bass beats from passing cars, boom boxes bouncing down the block, and late-night parties called “peñas” provided a foundation for his interest in sound and quest to discover the unlimited variety of objects used to produce music. Most recently, he created a new collaborative group with Julianna Barwick called OMBRE, releasing a debut album in 2012 called Believe You Me. He has worked with Bear in Heaven, mixing Beast Rest Forth Mouth. He also produced Prefuse 73‘s 2010 album, Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian. Other projects include Epstein, Helado Negro’s “beats and loops” effort, which includes a series of digital releases, full-length albums, and a remix album—gauzy, sunny dance music that references DJ mixing, block parties, and mellow compositional noise. 

  • Tomohiro Mori's Senior Recital

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

    Drummer Tomohiro Mori and his band play jazz standards and original compositions.

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    Drummer Tomohiro Mori and his band play jazz standards and original compositions.

    Free
  • Benny and the Jets

    Friday, February 20, 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
  • Emily Rosenberg: Black Jewels

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

    Singer Emily Rosenberg performs her senior recital with an eclectic program covering classical arias and art songs as well as classic rock and original music.

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    Singer Emily Rosenberg performs her senior recital with an eclectic program covering classical arias and art songs as well as classic rock and original music.

    Free
  • Greg King's Senior Recital

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

    In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Greg King and his band will play rock, funk, and blues.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, guitarist Greg King and his band will play rock, funk, and blues.

    Free
  • Frances Ropelewski: The Senior Recital

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

    For her senior performance, Frances Ropelewski will highlight some of her favorite vocalists and genres through a series of covers and originals.

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    For her senior performance, Frances Ropelewski will highlight some of her favorite vocalists and genres through a series of covers and originals.

    Free
  • Nicholas Veinoglou and the Interlopers

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

    In his senior recital, guitarist Nicholas Veinoglou will feature his band, the Interlopers, along with some tasty solo material to soothe the soul.

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    In his senior recital, guitarist Nicholas Veinoglou will feature his band, the Interlopers, along with some tasty solo material to soothe the soul.

    Free
  • Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)

    Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Words and Music by Dan Wilson (of Semisonic)
    Dan Wilson

    Words and Music by Dan Wilson is an evening of songs and stories with Dan Wilson, best known as the lead singer of Semisonic and as a Grammy Award–winning songwriter and producer. He will play stripped-down renditions of some of his modern-day classics and share his insights into the moments of discovery that led to them. 

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    Dan Wilson is a singer-songwriter/producer/instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the band Semisonic, for which he wrote the Grammy-nominated smash "Closing Time" and other international hits, including "Secret Smile" and "Chemistry." Prior to that, he was a member of the band Trip Shakespeare, whose long-haired psychedelia influenced a generation of Midwestern bands long after their breakup in the early '90s.

    Since Semisonic, Wilson has released three solo albums, Free Life, Live at the Pantages, and Love Without Fear, which was released in April. He has also become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator, perhaps due to his slow-drip brew of philosophy and artistic seriousness; dry Midwestern humor; and songwriting, performing, and production skills. As a songwriter and producer, he has worked with a diverse group of artists including Adele, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Taylor Swift, among others. He has received Grammy Awards for Adele's hit "Someone Like You" and the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice."

  • 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
  • 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
  • Felipe Guzmán Group: Sí, Señor Guzmán

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

    Drummer Felipe Guzmán and his group perform a set of original eclectic music that mixes influences from various cultures around the world.

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    Drummer Felipe Guzmán and his group perform a set of original eclectic music that mixes influences from various cultures around the world.

    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
  • 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
  • Orla Gartland

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

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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.

     

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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    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
  • 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
  • Cabaret

    Monday, April 13, 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.

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    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
  • 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