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  • Oscar Stagnaro: Dannah Garay

    Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:15 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Oscar Stagnaro presents an afternoon of contemporary Mexican music in a trio format with a lead vocalist.

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    Oscar Stagnaro presents an afternoon of contemporary Mexican music in a trio format with a lead vocalist.

    Free
  • Minns Quintet

    Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
     Minns Quintet
    Minns Quintet

    Voice principal Simona Minns and trombone principal Dorsey J. Minns present an afternoon of their original music. 

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    Voice principal Simona Minns and trombone principal Dorsey J. Minns present an afternoon of their original music. Although Simona is a jazz singer, her compositions reflect elements of avant garde, world, and academic music alongside traditional jazz. Dorsey is a jazz trombonist and composer whose artistry represents many genres such as jazz, classical, pop, chamber, hip-hop, and film. Their collaborative quintet will join their creativity for an afternoon of conceptual jazz.

    Free
  • David Milazzo's Senior Recital

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

    This musical presentation by David Milazzo, featuring some of Berklee's finest musicians, will present an array of original and classic melodies, showcased in his senior recital.

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    This musical presentation by David Milazzo, featuring some of Berklee's finest musicians, will present an array of original and classic melodies, showcased in his senior recital.

    Free
  • CANCELED: Second Hand Rose / Cordelia & the Buffalo

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    CANCELED: Second Hand Rose / Cordelia & the Buffalo
    Second Hand Rose
    CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.

    Second Hand Rose performs. Cordelia & the Buffalo opens the show.

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    CANCELED: This event has been canceled. Refunds are available at the point-of-purchase site during business hours.

    In May 2013 Second Hand Rose signed with the Chinese indie company Modern Sky, vowing to take its ridiculous rollercoaster of emotions to its logical extreme. The band unleashed the much-anticipated Useless Rock concert in December, becoming the first mainland rock band to perform in the 4,000-seat, state-owned Workers’ Gymnasium. This feat alone shows the band’s contributions to the history of Chinese-language music as well as its successful efforts to introduce China’s masses and elites to “alternative culture.” The name Second Hand Rose comes from the notion that rock in China is a secondhand and imported endeavor; as such, the band's song "Leading a Dabbling Life" devolves into a Chinese sing-along version of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal.

    Cordelia Vizcaino is a Mexican American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer. She started singing at a young age and rapidly developed a keen ear for harmony, a strong passion for piano, a curiosity for guitar, and a knack for captivating her listeners. The Texas native draws her unique musical inspiration from Mexican Indian tribes and Native American cultures. Her love and admiration for their percussive instruments, flamboyant wardrobe, vibrant war paint, and feathered headdresses nurture her identity as a colorful musician. In 2011, she set out to find the perfect combination of musicians to give life to a fresh, unique new sound. She founded an indie/electronic rock band with Berklee students Yusuke Sato (guitar), Carlos Feitoza (keys), Diego Diaz (drums), Federico Masetti (bass), and herself (vocals, tambourine, and synths/keyboard). With these members, Cordelia & the Buffalo was born.

    Watch Cordelia & the Buffalo perform "Free" live at Berklee:

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    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • V Blackburn / Ashlyn Willson

    Thursday, July 16, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    V Blackburn / Ashlyn Willson
    V Blackburn

    Blues/pop artist and current Berklee student V Blackburn will perform. Alumna Ashlyn Willson will also perform. 

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    V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and performer from Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, many genres have had a hand in shaping Blackburn’s blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. Blackburn has shared a stage with artists such as Hozier and Ages and Ages as well as performed on the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir. This year promises a lot of studio time in preparation for the release of Blackburn’s first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

    Ashlyn Willson is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from California who graduated from Berklee in May 2015. While there, she studied contemporary writing and production, learning how to compose for big bands and full orchestras as well as how to execute diverse production techniques.  Dollhouse, her debut EP that she both wrote and coproduced, was released in the fall of 2014, and she became known by her peers as an authentic songwriter with unique and powerful lyrics and a haunting, beautiful voice. Willson released her single "West Coast" in 2015, evoking the sweetness of her home state and her desire to return. First, however, her love for songwriting is taking her to Nashville, Tennessee where she will work as a songwriter in different genres including pop, rock, indie, electronic, and country.

    Free
  • Night Lights / Jet Black Sunrise / Bohemians

    Friday, July 17, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Night Lights / Jet Black Sunrise / Bohemians
    Night Lights

    Boston-based bands Night Lights and Jet Black Sunrise perform. Bohemians will also perform.

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    With members from Mexico, Texas, Japan, California, and Norway, Night Lights brings together an eclectic assortment of sounds influenced by indie, rock, and soul music in an effort to make people dance and feel feelings. The Boston-based band met in 2012 and has since discovered a balance between profound lyrics, hooky melodies, danceable music, and intriguing harmonic progressions. Inspired by the likes of Mutemath, Two Door Cinema Club, and Friendly Fires, Night Lights released their debut EP, Here We Come, in July of 2014. Featuring indie pop/rock anthem singles "Make Me Smile" and "Hit the Water," it has earned them a live session show with Culture Collide, a feature as the third best band in Boston by Vents Magazine, and the honor of being named one of the bands to buzz about in fall of 2014 by Buzznet. Night Lights is set to release their first full-length LP in the summer of 2015. 

    Born in 2009, Boston-based Jet Black Sunrise traces its origin from a mutual love of nuts-and-bolts songwriting and an equally strong affinity toward bourbon-soaked evenings around an acoustic guitar. Their third release, Departures, has seen them rise to new levels artistically with a new batch of songs that are both harmonically dynamic and emotionally evocative.

    An alternative pop band from Long Island, New York, Bohemians is Luke Lotardo, Eric Milton, Eric Pubins, and Perry Ladouceur. After playing in bands together during middle school, Lotardo, Milton, and Pubins joined together to form Bohemians in the summer of 2012 and immediately began creating catchy tracks that caught the ear of a producer who offered the group a chance to have professional studio time in Baltimore. After releasing their self-titled EP, they began to gain more fans and attention and Ladouceur, a longtime friend, joined the band on bass. Since then, Bohemians have released another single, made radio appearances, had songs placed in films, and most recently, played at the world-famous Webster Hall in New York City. Their debut LP, Settle Down, Carry On, was released on January 13, 2015.

    Watch Night Lights' video for "Hit the Water" here:

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    $10 in advance / $12 general admission
  • Brendan James / Matt Simons / My Silent Bravery

    Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Brendan James / Matt Simons / My Silent Bravery
    Brendan James

    Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter whose songs have been featured on many television shows including Private PracticeAmerican IdolBonesArmy Wives, and One Tree Hill. Matt Simons and My Silent Bravery will also perform.

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    Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter from Derry, New Hampshire. His songs have been featured on many television shows including Private PracticeAmerican IdolBonesArmy Wives, and One Tree Hill. His first three albums climbed the iTunes top 10 pop charts, and his touring schedule has seen him playing alongside the likes of John Mayer, Paula Cole, and Keb Mo. Known for lyrics that tackle issues such as gun violence and marriage equality, James released his fifth album, Simplify, produced by Matt Chiaravalle (Warren Zevon, Joe Bonamassa), in 2013. 

    Matt Simons is an American singer-songwriter and musician based in New York. He released his debut album, Pieces, in 2012, featuring his debut single, "Gone." 

    My Silent Bravery symbolizes persistence, perseverance, and inner strength. Diamond from Coal is the latest and fourth LP from the band, and it recently debuted in the top 40 of the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Bestsellers chart. The album was produced by Anthony Resta (Collective Soul, Guster, Shawn Mullins) and Warren Huart (Aerosmith, the Fray, Augustana), and was recorded in Boston and Los Angeles. 

    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • Danny C. Miller: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In his senior recital, piano principal Danny C. Miller will present an afternoon of smooth music.

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    In his senior recital, piano principal Danny C. Miller will present an afternoon of smooth music.

    Free
  • Practice Tips for Musicianship

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

    Guitarist Mitch Seidman, a professor in the Ear Training Department, will demonstrate helpful practice techniques and tips for musicianship in this master class. 

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    Guitarist Mitch Seidman, a professor in the Ear Training Department, will demonstrate helpful practice techniques and tips for musicianship in this master class. 

    Free
  • Alex Rancourt: Odd and Guests

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

    Bassist Alex Rancourt presents his senior recital, featuring originals from pop and jazz singer Joakim Molandre and the debut single from the brand-new progressive metal band Odd. 

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    Bassist Alex Rancourt presents his senior recital, featuring originals from pop and jazz singer Joakim Molandre and the debut single from the brand-new progressive metal band Odd. Other guest artists are Andrew Bustamante on flute and Jerome Khattar on guitar, offering a range of styles that fit every taste.

    Free
  • Jay Brannan / Evelyn Horan

    Friday, July 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Jay Brannan / Evelyn Horan
    Jay Brannan

    Jay Brannan, an authentic singer-songwriter who has been playing his sweet, sad, and sometimes humorous folk songs worldwide since 2006, performs. Evelyn Horan also performs her acoustic folk/pop songs.

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    Jay Brannan is an authentic singer-songwriter who loves to sing, travel, and write from the heart. He has been playing his sweet, sad, and sometimes humorous folk songs worldwide since 2006. Brannan’s touring has taken him multiple times through countries such as the U.S., the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia as well as throughout Europe. This international touring is what inspired his 2013 EP, Around the World in 80 Jays, a collection of nine international cover songs spanning six different languages.

    Belgian Evelyn Horan comes from Mons, the same city as Vincent Van Gogh, but has lived throughout the world. Currently based in Boston, this Berklee alumna writes mainly acoustic folk/pop with lots of jazz influences. Her airy voice and enchanting stories create a world for her audience to get lost in.

    $12 in advance / $14 day of show
  • Ripe / Busty and the Bass

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

    With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe keeps the groove going. Busty and the Bass also perform.

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    With a strong devotion to consistently creating an unforgettable live experience, Ripe has kept the groove going from Vermont down to South Carolina, out into the Midwest, and back home to Boston. With an upcoming EP to follow up their first effort, Produce the Juice, and plans to record their debut album in the coming months, Ripe is about to shift into overdrive with every intention of taking this into the stratosphere. 

    Busty and the Bass is a nine-piece collective of musicians from across North America who met during their first week studying music at McGill University. Born out of small Montreal, Canada house parties, over the last three years Busty and the Bass has evolved into a tight electro-funk band and become one of Canada's most vibrant and exciting new bands. They perform regularly across Quebec, Ontario, and the northeastern United States, and their brand of powerful, original music and innovative covers has won them international praise.

    Free
  • Pei Chieh Weng's Senior Recital

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

    Guitar principal Pei Chieh Weng presents his senior recital.

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    Guitar principal Pei Chieh Weng presents his senior recital.

    Free
  • Laura Salgado: Songs from Latin America

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

    Voice principal Laura Salgado presents a taste of different Latin American rhythms such as lando from Peru, son from Cuba, and cumbia from Colombia, among others. 

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    Voice principal Laura Salgado presents a taste of different Latin American rhythms such as lando from Peru, son from Cuba, and cumbia from Colombia, among others. Come join her in celebrating the music of Latin America in her senior recital.

    Free
  • Florio / Amy & the Engine / Isaac

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Boston-based Florio performs his pop music with a purpose. Amy & the Engine and Isaac also perform.

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    Based in Boston and soon to be a graduate of Berklee, Florio writes pop music with a purpose and a sound harkening back to the days of '80s synth pop, raw lyrics, and feelings. Amid the recent '80s pop revival, he offers a sound that is a bit less obvious but more calculated. Unlike the wailing, almost unapologetic chorus of the Duran Duran era that many current pop acts are trying to reproduce, Florio finds his way with a combo of groovier modern sounds and skillful instrumentals. 

    Boston-based Amy & the Engine specializes in upbeat synth pop with a folk rock sensibility. Hailing from South Portland, Maine, singer-songwriter and frontwoman Amy Allen has been playing guitar since age nine, and now her passion for music has become her career. Vanyaland calls the band's music “quirky pop” with a “catchy, earworm style.”

    Isaac is a pop singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist with an infectious and intricately textured sound. His layered recording style owes much to his world-class training as a jazz musician. An alumnus of the elite Berklee Global Jazz Institute, he has toured in festivals in New York; Paris; Panama City, Panama; Siena, Italy; and Monterey, California. In addition, he has taught at New Delhi's Global Music Institute in India, where he also toured. He performed at a royal Rajasthani wedding; headlined a rock festival in the largely tribal northeastern state of Meghalaya; and played to audiences in Goa, Pune, Guragon, Mumbai, and New Delhi. Since his return to the U.S. in the spring of 2014, he has been working to create a new persona as a pop singer-songwriter.

    Free
  • Oh, Malô / Grey Season / Sara Kendall

    Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Oh, Malô / Grey Season / Sara Kendall
    Oh, Malô

    Oh, Malô presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism and dynamic arrangements. Grey Season and Sara Kendall also perform.

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    Oh, Malô (oh-muh-LOW) presents colorful soundscapes through their eclecticism, inspired by a series of emotions and experiences. Founded in 2014, the band had immediate chemistry and completed the writing of their debut album in a mere three months. Oh, Malô pulls influence from such bands as Bombay Bicycle Club, Radiohead, Local Natives, Daughter, and Jeff Buckley to create a consistently unpredictable blend of timbres and arrangements. The summer of last year was spent recording and refining their songs in anticipation of exciting new releases in 2015. They have thus far released three color-themed EPs, each representing the dynamic mental and emotional stages following an intense breakup. The six songs from these EPs will be joined with another six unreleased tracks to complete their debut LP, available this September.

    Grey Season is a five-piece folk/rock band based out of Boston. The members met in 2011 and began crafting their music by busking on the streets of Boston and Cambridge, learning how to please and cultivate an audience in the process. After releasing their debut EP, Troilus, in May 2013, they have performed at a variety of venues throughout the Northeast, from radio stations and basements to galleries and concert venues. Recently, they appeared as a spotlight artist at one of the secret shows organized by the Boston branch of Sofar Sounds, an organization that showcases emerging independent artists from around the world. They're also a regular act at concerts presented by the Murdock Manor, a local booking and production agency. After a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, Grey Season recorded their first full-length LP in January 2014 with Grammy-winning engineer Justin Guip and Boston Music Award producer of the year Benny Grotto. The album, Time Will Tell You Well, was released on April 26th and can be streamed on their Bandcamp site.

    Sara Kendall is an alternative pop songwriter from Southborough, Massachusetts currently studying at Berklee College of Music. She has been integrating her piano and vocal skills with songwriting to play acoustic sets with her looper and, most recently, with her band. She is working on releasing a new EP in the summer of 2015. Kendall's haunting melodies and intimate lyrics are showcased in her newest release, "Love You More," which was recently featured on Berklee's official YouTube channel and has received 13,000 views.

    Free
  • Chelsea Pedano: Senior Recital

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

    Voice principal Chelsea Pedano presents an afternoon of neo-soul music. 

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    In her first performance, voice principal Chelsea Pedano presents an afternoon of neo-soul music. She will cover artists such as Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Jazmine Sullivan, and more.

    Free
  • Christian Schmutz's Senior Recital

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

    Drum set principal Christian Schmutz presents an afternoon of the music he has studied during his time at Berklee.

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    Drum set principal Christian Schmutz presents an afternoon of the music he has studied during his time at Berklee.

    Free
  • Nemes / Deal Casino / The Whiskey Boys / Jeremiah Tall

    Thursday, August 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Nemes / Deal Casino / The Whiskey Boys / Jeremiah Tall
    Nemes

    Nemes, a band that has made its mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city, performs. Deal Casino, the Whiskey Boys, and Jeremiah Tall also perform.

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    Nemes has made its mark on the Boston music scene by playing everywhere from subway stations to rock venues across the city. Led by dual frontmen, this literal band of brothers has worked its way into the New England music scene, seeping into the ears of listeners all over the Northeast. With their upcoming album I Carry Your Heart dropping October 28, the band showcases their one-of-a-kind violin shredding and cut-to-the-core songwriting, earning their title as “one of the top five unsigned bands in the country" (AP Magazine). The album’s first two singles, “Butterfly” and “Black Streak,” have been experiencing success on local and national music blogs who all agree that this high-energy, heartfelt indie group has one of the most unique takes on music they have yet to hear.

    Deal Casino is a call to action, a melodic plea for people to chase their dreams, risk it all, and leave nothing on the table. Deal Casino formed around this idea when members Joe, Jon, Mike, and Jozii, who had been playing in bands together since middle school, dropped out of college and moved to Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2013. They quickly became a staple of the burgeoning music scene there, releasing three EPs with producer Jon Leidersdorff. The Cocaine Love EP came out in April 2013, The Runaways EP followed in December 2013, and most recently the Heck EP dropped in December 2014. They appreciate good songwriting but also value the emotion behind the music. They push themselves to make their recordings organic and their performances sincere. To capture these ideals, Heck was tracked entirely live with minimal production, showcasing the true abilities of the band. Deal Casino has no plans to slow down, with a relentless performing schedule booked and additional music videos and EPs planned for 2015.

    The Whiskey Boys are a Boston-based, modern, bluegrass and Americana band led by Berklee alumnus David Delaney. They tour the Northeast and have sold out such notable folk venues as the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Firebox in Hartford, Connecticut.

    Inspired by an unwavering love for summers spent in the mountains along with the tall tales from his youth, Jeremiah Tall is a one-man show based out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Tall's tales range from the struggles of finding your feet in an ever-changing landscape to fictional stories of cowboys and the common man’s battle with the devil. A hand-painted suitcase converted into a kick drum provides a backbone to his own throwback spin on folk rock.

    $10 / $5 for 5 Week attendees
  • Anna Pyon's Senior Recital

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

    Pianist and composer Anna Pyon presents an afternoon of originals and covers in the jazz, classical, pop, and gospel styles.

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    Pianist and composer Anna Pyon presents an afternoon of originals and covers in the jazz, classical, pop, and gospel styles.

    Free
  • Zaid Tabani / Woolf

    Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Zaid Tabani / Woolf
    Zaid Tabani

    Tabani's new mixtape, "BOS ANGELES" Is currently being recorded. Tabani's latest work, "LIMBO EP", is available on Bandcamp. Woolf will also perform.

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    Originally from Southern California, Zaid Tabani's career was heavily bolstered by the boom of the internet and the ensuing collapse of the music industry's walls. Free to produce and sell the kind of hip-hop he wanted to make, Tabani gained a cult following online with "World Warrior," "Evolve," and "Prime." His music soon caught the attention of gaming giant Capcom, who featured him not only on the Street Fighter 25th anniversary soundtrack but also in the commercial for Super Street Fighter IV, 3D Edition for the Nintendo 3DS. In addition to being a musician, Tabani is also a highly accredited filmmaker. His documentaries Run It Back and A New Kind of Blues have garnered a strong online following, and his film Ranbat is highly anticipated. Tabani's new mixtape, Bos Angeles, is currently being recorded, and his latest work, an EP called Limbo, is available on Bandcamp.

    Arron Shapiro is a house/R&B/hip-hop DJ and producer performing under the moniker of Woolf. Most recently he's opened for Odesza, Michael Menert, Kaytranada, Rockie Fresh, and Lunice, among others, at various venues throughout the East Coast.

    Free
  • Andrew Peck's Senior Recital

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

    In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Andrew Peck and his band, Zilla, present an afternoon of original funk tunes.

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    In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Andrew Peck and his band, Zilla, present an afternoon of original funk tunes.

    Free
  • Remy Labbe's Senior Recital

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

    Trumpet principal Remy Labbe presents a large ensemble music program alternating between arrangements of jazz standards and some personal compositions.

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    Trumpet principal Remy Labbe presents an afternoon of large ensemble music. His program will alternate between arrangements of jazz standards and some personal compositions, providing an interesting and exciting transition from his previous trio work.

    Free
  • Narcissus A-Ngel's Senior Recital

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

    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Narcissus A-Ngel presents an afternoon of rock originals and covers from bands such as Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Queen, and many more.

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    In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Narcissus A-Ngel presents an afternoon of rock originals and covers from bands such as Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Queen, and many more.

    Free
  • Georgia Hadjiconstantinou: NO/HUGS, Only Kisses

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

    In her senior recital, voice principal Georgia Hadjiconstantinou presents an afternoon of hard rock music with her band, NO/HUGS. 

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    In her senior recital, voice principal Georgia Hadjiconstantinou presents an afternoon of hard rock music with her band, NO/HUGS. The performance will be an hour-long burst of energy and emotion.

    Free
  • Midnight Snack / Ellen Siberian-Tiger / Mal Devisa

    Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Midnight Snack / Ellen Siberian-Tiger / Mal Devisa

    Midnight Snack performs. Ellen Siberian-Tiger and Mal Devisa also perform.

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    Midnight Snack is the musical brainchild of brothers John and Mike Johnson. They started the project in 2009 in rural Harwinton, Connecticut, and the next year moved to Boston to study at Berklee, where they started playing their songs with several of their closest friends. The band now consists of John on vocals and drums, Mike on guitar and keyboards, Katie Richter on vocals and trumpet, Peter Brownlee on bass, and Zack Kardon on guitar. Their sound is a blend of old-school psychedelic rock and funk with new-school art rock.

    Ellen Siberian-Tiger combines the sounds of fingerpicking folk music with the distorted effects of the electric guitar. Her primary influences are the Dodos and St. Vincent. She is also heavily inspired by literature, people, and Pennsylvania, where she grew up.

    Mal Devisa is a project started by 18-year-old Deja Carr that combines improvisational music with jazz, folk, indie, hip-hop, punk, and many other genres. The music defies genre in the most DIY ways imaginable. Devisa recently finished a 50 show tour to celebrate her 18th birthday as well as made features in beloved spaces such as NPR and Afropunk. Her lyrics are by turns venomous and sweet, and the hype surrounding her music indicates that she won’t be stopping any time soon. 

    $7 in advance / $10 general admission
  • The Black Moons / Miranda Ellis / Liv Gibson

    Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Black Moons / Miranda Ellis / Liv Gibson
    The Black Moons

    The Black Moons are a Boston-based, Philadelphia-born rock band, defining their sound by bridging the gap between alternative and pop music. Miranda Ellis and Liv Gibson also perform.

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    The Black Moons are a Boston-based, Philadelphia-born rock band, defining their sound by bridging the gap between alternative and pop music. Mix a little Eagles and Beatles with a little Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews Band, add a lot of something completely their own, and you get the Black Moons. The band is actively performing and making new music, and has been since their start in 2014.

    Miranda Ellis is a singer-songwriter with a pop/rock edge. Originally from Maui, Hawaii, she is now studying songwriting and music business at Berklee. Through her passionate lyrics that weave together the stories of her life, Ellis uses her charm and enthusiasm along with an honest truth to make music that has the power to move people to tears or get them up and dancing on the table.

    Liv Gibson is a recent Berklee graduate from San Francisco, California and has recently formed a band. She is planning on recording an EP this year. Gibson has been writing and singing from a young age and has been surrounded by music constantly as her dad is the drummer for Huey Lewis and the News. Her music is pop/rock with a pop writing sensibility. 

    Free
  • Judith Owen

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Judith Owen
    Judith Owen

    Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen performs in support of her new album, Ebb & Flow.

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    Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen’s new album, Ebb & Flow, evokes the spirit of the halcyon days of the great 1970s troubadours. Her core band of drummer Russ Kunkel, bassist Lee Sklar, and guitarist Waddy Wachtel played on many of the landmark albums from the era, including Carole King’s Tapestry, James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James, Joni Mitchell’s Blue, and Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty, among countless others. They were recently featured in an article in Rolling Stone, celebrating their unsung contribution to music history.

    The songs on Ebb & Flow touch on the deepest emotions of Owen’s own storied life with an unswerving honesty. But although her songs are highly personal, the emotions are universal. They can be dark, and yet they are also full of wonder, a celebration of the resourcefulness of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

    $12 in advance / $15 day of show, general admission
  • Byron Sanchez Quartet

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

    Oscar Stagnaro, a professor in the Bass Department, presents the Byron Sanchez Quartet playing contemporary Colombian music.

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    Oscar Stagnaro, a professor in the Bass Department, presents the Byron Sanchez Quartet playing contemporary Colombian music.

    Free
  • Metal Night: Carnivora / Seven Spines / Framework

    Thursday, September 24, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Metal Night: Carnivora / Seven Spines / Framework
    Carnivora

    Carnivora, an award-winning metal band from Boston, performs along with Seven Spines and Framework.

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    Carnivora is a metal band from Boston. In 2014, the band won both the Break Thru Music Battle for New England Metal Fest and Headbang for the Highway for Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

    Theatrical metal storytellers Seven Spires have just hit the studio to begin recording their first full-length album. Drawing from all flavors across the metal spectrum, their signature blend of melody, theatrics, limit-pushing, and high caliber musicianship is tastefully dark and bittersweet. Seven Spires stand for all that is deliciously over the top and emotionally moving, and they aim to provide you with a decadent journey away from the drag of everyday life.

    Framework is an underground metal group hailing from New Jersey. Their ability to seamlessly combine melodic elements with incredible speed and precision has given them the opportunity to play all over the United States.

    Free
  • Enya Lim: In Transit

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

    In her final show at Berklee, vocalist Enya Lim enlists the help of her talented friends to offer a few tasty courses of music, including bits and pieces from everyone's favorite repertoire. 

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    In her final show at Berklee, vocalist Enya Lim enlists the help of her talented friends to offer a few tasty courses of music, including bits and pieces from everyone's favorite repertoire. She will incorporate originals, arrangements, and standards into her performance.

    Free
  • Kama Bell's Senior Recital

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

    Kama Bell and fellow saxophonists will play music from a saxophone quartet repertoire stemming from a variety of genres.

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    Kama Bell and fellow saxophonists will play music from a saxophone quartet repertoire stemming from a variety of genres.

    Free
  • Christian Rocks the House

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

    With an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, and Latin music, guitar principal Christian Betancourt presents his senior recital, accompanied by special friends from equally diverse backgrounds. 

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    With an eclectic mix of rock, jazz, and Latin music, guitar principal Christian Betancourt presents his senior recital, accompanied by special friends from equally diverse backgrounds. With a rock rhythm section and a small horn section, his band blurs the borders between musical styles.

    Free
  • Hyeryun Kim: Bebelongolongo

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

    In her first performance, violin principal Hyeryun Kim presents an afternoon of Latin jazz, tango, and classical music. 

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    In her first performance, violin principal Hyeryun Kim presents an afternoon of Latin jazz, tango, and classical music. There will also be an original contemporary classical piece (atonal music) presented by fellow student and composer Victor Kong.

    Free
  • Becca Stevens

    Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Becca Stevens
    Becca Stevens

    Becca Stevens's band expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing.

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    Becca Stevens's band expands and blurs the boundaries of folk, jazz, and pop while engaging the listener through keen poetic observation, rich musical language, and beguiling singing. Stevens has worked extensively as an educator, teaching private lessons and master classes on the voice and songwriting all over the world. She’s been on faculties teaching classes in vocal performance, ensemble instruction, musicianship, and private lessons at the Manhattan School of Music and the New School, as well as at various prestigious institutions in Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Since 2004, Stevens has served as a lead singer of Travis Sullivan’s Björkestra, fronting a genre-bending 18-piece jazz orchestra that interprets the songs of Björk on three albums and in countless live performances. She has also toured, recorded, and written lyrics for jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti, singing on five songs on his landmark 2010 album, Daylight at Midnight.

    $12 in advance / $15 general admission
  • Tyler Ward

    Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Tyler Ward
    Tyler Ward

    Tyler Ward is an American independent singer, writer, and producer who rose to fame via YouTube.

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    Tyler Ward has become a well-known artist in part through his use of social media, posting a mix of covers and originals on YouTube. Ward has successfully completed four worldwide tours as headliner and has played shows with many mainstream artists including Switchfoot, the Beach Boys, Aloe Blacc, the Jonas Brothers, and the Fray, among others. Throughout his music video career, Ward has performed and produced most of his early songs and many of his current ones in his parents' basement, which he has turned into a proper recording space. Nowadays, Ward produces most of his music on the road or in his Los Angeles studio. He was number five on Billboard's Top 100 Uncharted List and was also ranked on Billboard's Social 50 Chart for several weeks.

    $16
  • 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
  • Anna Nalick

    Saturday, November 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Anna Nalick
    Anna Nalick

    Anna Nalick, who broke onto the music scene in April of 2006 with her debut album, Wreck of the Day, performs.  

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    Anna Nalick broke onto the music scene in April of 2006 with the release of her debut platinum album with Sony, Wreck of the Day. The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at no. 20, and her single, “Breathe (2 a.m.),” has sold nearly 3 million copies to date. It was also featured prominently on Grey's Anatomy, among other TV and film soundtracks.

    A southern California native, Nalick began writing music as a hobby at a very young age and continued to write for local rock, punk, and ska bands through her teens. In high school she performed as lead singer in her own rock and goth rock bands as well as in a Rush cover band. She began performing and showcasing her writing as a solo artist when she was 18. In her first year of college, Nalick's lo-fi, home-recorded demo wound up in the hands of Christopher Thorn and Brad Smith (founders of Blind Melon) and Eric Rosse (producer of Tori Amos and Sara Bareilles). The producers were impressed by Nalick's writing and helped her record a professional demo.

    Nalick was signed by Sony in 2004. In 2008, she released The Shine EP and the following year left Sony. In 2011 she released the independent album Broken Doll & Odds & Ends. As of 2015, she's recording her third album.

    $20 general admission / $50 VIP preshow
  • 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
  • The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Revive Big Band

    Thursday, December 3, 2015, 9:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Revive Big Band

    Heralded by the Village Voice as having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound.  

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    Heralded by the Village Voice as having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound. Formed in 2010 by trumpeter, composer, arranger, and Berklee alumnus Igmar Thomas, this multigenerational ensemble knows no limits as it advances and celebrates the tradition of the big band. Its repertoire features original compositions and inventive orchestrations of jazz standards and contemporary classics, in never-before-seen, and sometimes never-to-be-seen-again, live performances.

    The Revive Big Band’s recent shows include Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary, SummerStage Presents, the Art of Cool Festival, the Kennedy Center’s One Mic—Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide Celebration, 2014 WinterJazz Fest, Brooklyn Jazz with Oliver Lake and Sean Jones, special collaborations with Bilal, Savion Glover and Pharoahe Monch, and tributes to G.U.R.U and A Tribe Called Quest.

  • Linda Dallimore

    Friday, April 1, 2016, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    In her senior performance, flute principal Linda Dallimore presents an afternoon of music in the styles of Latin jazz, jazz, and classical. 

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    In her senior performance, flute principal Linda Dallimore presents an afternoon of music in the styles of Latin jazz, jazz, and classical. The performance will feature her own original compositions as well as performances with her band.

    Free