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  • Hirokazu Kobayashi's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Seyun Park

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

    Pianist Seyun Park presents her original jazz compositions.

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    Pianist Seyun Park presents her original jazz compositions.

    Free
  • Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / Migrant Motel

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

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

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

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

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

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Jay Stolar / Matt Sucich / The Walk Off

    Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Jay Stolar / Matt Sucich / The Walk Off
    Jay Stolar

     Jay Stolar performs in support of his debut album, More Than We Think. Matt Sucich and the Walk Off also perform.

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    Singer-songwriter Jay Stolar is a one-man tour de force, sliding effortlessly from one genre to the next. His craftsmanship is undeniable, and with his soulful debut, More Than We Think, he’s ready to take over. Buzz has built for months in anticipation of its release. Each of Stolar’s videos in 2013, which premiered on outlets like American Songwriter, Blurt, Buzznet, and Artist Direct, brought him an army of new fans. Those fans have helped him raise over $50,000 to self-release More Than We Think. Now, after being featured on the CW’s 90210, his first single, “Like You Do,” has spent two weeks on the Billboard Top 40 Indicator watch list, positioned to crack the charts and make Stolar a household name. In addition, he has proven his compositional mettle by cowriting and producing an album for The Voice contestant Caroline Pennell. 

    Matt Sucich spent 2014 writing, performing, and recording the follow-up to his self-produced 2012 album, Layers, with his band and producer/engineer Paul Loren. Together they also released a single, "The Lonely Dreamer." As 2015 unfolds, new, live video sessions and studio-recorded, live-to-tape American tracks will soon be available online. Sucich has appeared at such festivals as Willie Nelson's Heartbreaker Banquet in Austin, Texas (2014); Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware (2013); and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee (2012). He has supported and shared the stage with headline acts including Levon Helm, Adam Duritz and the Counting Crows, Lucius, Rachael Yamagata, and the Lone Bellow, among others.
     
    The Walk Off is the result of a process as old as time itself: a few friends getting together in the same room to make some noise. As has been the case throughout the history of pop music, these three well-dressed boys with immaculate haircuts happened to enjoy the noise they made, and the Walk Off was born. Their sound falls under the wide umbrella of alternative indie rock, although they don't exactly sound like your typical indie band. The band members chose to forsake the synth-driven, ambient sound prevalent in the genre and instead bring things back to the basics, resulting in music that's stripped-down by modern standards. Characterized by beefy guitars, groovy bass lines, and heavy drums, the Walk Off operates based upon the belief that creativity is only limited by the confines of one's imagination.
    $5 with college ID / $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

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

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

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

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

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

    Free
  • Lee Ping-Hsuan: Kino's Composition Concert

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Lee Ping-Hsuan: Kino's Composition Concert
    Lee "Kino" Ping-Hsuan

    Pianist Lee "Kino" Ping-Hsuan performs her original compositions in different styles.

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    Pianist Lee "Kino" Ping-Hsuan performs her original compositions in different styles.

    Free
  • Updates from Tohoku: A Journey to New Life

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

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

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

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

    Register for the event.

    Free
  • Clinic with Gregorio Uribe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    $10, general admission
  • 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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    $12 in advance / $15 day of show
  • Erica Meerbach: Here I Go

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

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

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

    Free
  • Joseph / V Blackburn

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

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

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

    V Blackburn is a singer-songwriter and current Berklee student from the old Southern city of Miami, Florida. Raised on Southern rock, jazz, and '90s pop, Blackburn has felt the influence of many genres in shaping her blues/pop sound. Her smoky voice and quirky, provocative lyrics easily find their way around catchy melodies that will entice you to sing along. She 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 her first EP, Fifty Shades of Crazy.

    Listen to Joseph's "Cloudline":

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    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Ezgi Cikrikci

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

    Vocalist Ezgi Cikrikci presents a blend of jazz and Turkish music in her senior recital.  

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    Vocalist Ezgi Cikrikci presents a blend of jazz and Turkish music in her senior recital.  

    Free
  • The Wind and the Wave / Red Velvet

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

    The Wind and the Wave, a duo based in Austin, Texas, perform. Red Velvet also performs.

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

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

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Nadia Chechet's Senior Recital

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Nadia Chechet's Senior Recital
    Nadia Chechet

    Nadia Chechet and her band will present original songs and covers in the styles of pop, R&B, and rock, as well as some Ukrainian folk.

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    Nadia Chechet and her band will present original songs and covers in the styles of pop, R&B, and rock, as well as some Ukrainian folk.

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

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    CANCELED: The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase
    CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.

    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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    CANCELED: Please contact the box office for information on refunds.

    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
  • The Rhythm Future Quartet / The Wiles

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

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

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

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

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Silje Arnesen

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

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

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

    Free
  • Portland Cello Project

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

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

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

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

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

    $14 in advance / $16 day of show
  • Rodrigo Amarante / Big Search

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

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

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

    Big Search will open the show. 

    $15 general admission
  • The Movement: Feed the Hungry

    Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    This free event showcases some of Berklee's finest musicians competing to win the grand prize: a headlining gig for the Murdock Manor Presents. 

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    This free event showcases some of Berklee's finest musicians competing to win the grand prize: a headlining gig for the Murdock Manor Presents. Win amazing prizes such as a brand-new guitar, restaurant gift certificates, concert tickets, and more by bringing one or more nonperishable food items—the more food you bring, the more raffle tickets you receive and the greater your chance of winning big.

    Free
  • Cabaret

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

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

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

    Free
  • BITR: Berklee in the Round

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

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

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

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

    Free
  • John Blank's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Spotify at Berklee

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Come hear this conversation with The Echo Nest's CEO, Jim Lucchese, on music's data and audience's identities. 

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    Come hear this conversation with The Echo Nest's CEO, Jim Lucchese, on music's data and audience's identities. Acquired by Spotify in 2014, The Echo Nest is a music intelligence company providing understanding of music content and music fans.

    Free
  • Roots Road Show

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

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

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

    Free
  • Indian Fusion: The Rasas of Incredible India

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Indian Fusion: The Rasas of Incredible India

    Come experience an evening of colors, music, dance, poetry, and movement celebrating the spirit, tradition, richness, and diversity of Indian art and culture.

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    Come experience an evening of colors, music, dance, poetry, and movement celebrating the spirit, tradition, richness, and diversity of Indian art and culture. This event is presented by FUSION Magazine: Global Art, Words, and Music.

    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]
    Lauren George's Senior Recital
    Lauren George

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

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

    Free
  • Madeline McCord's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Vanessa Collier / Thaddeus Hogarth

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

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

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

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

  • Cobi Mike / Joe Marson

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

    Cobi Mike, an American music producer and singer-songwriter, performs. Joe Marson will open the show. 

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

    Joe Marson is a Brooklyn, New York transplant whose music resonates in the realm of alternative folk/rock with a defiant, blues edge. Marson delivers full-bodied, soulful ballads charged with thumping percussion, powerful harmonies, and evocative lyricism.

     

    $10 in advance / $12 day of show
  • Guro Frydenlund Elverhoei: One Step Closer

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

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

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

    Free
  • BOOM: Berklee Original Open Mic

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

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

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

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

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

    Free
  • Dongkyun Kim: Reveal

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

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

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

    Free
  • Drummassage: CD Release Show

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    The Drummassage project is an exploration of the healing power of drums and drumming.

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    The Drummassage project is an exploration of the healing power of drums and drumming. It is both music performance and music therapy. It is a delicate balancing act between performance and therapy. This group will slow your breathing, lower your heart rate, and blow your mind. Please join them for what is sure to be a memorable evening.

    Free
  • Aiman's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Witness Matlou: A Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • The Female Essence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Free
  • 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
  • Andrew Ripp

    Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Andrew Ripp
    Andrew Ripp

    Andrew Ripp creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into soul culture and adding the depth and groove of soul music to pop culture. 

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    Since beginning his career in 2005, Andrew Ripp's songs and records have successfully impacted a diverse and growing audience, from fans who appreciate the nuances of a well-crafted album to fans who simply want to hear a catchy tune. He creates music that pushes the boundaries of genre stereotypes, blending the energetic beats of pop music into soul culture and adding the depth and groove of soul music to pop culture. 

    $15.00
  • 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
  • Quiet Company

    Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Quiet Company
    Quiet Company

    Through the release of three LPs and endless touring, the Austin, Texas band Quiet Company has been making a name for themselves nationally with their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic indie rock.

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    Through the release of three LPs and endless touring, the Austin, Texas band Quiet Company has been making a name for themselves nationally with their energetic live shows and their anthemic, dynamic indie rock. They’ve gained a huge fanbase while gathering praise from the New York Times, Time, NPR, Last Call with Carson Daly, Paste Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle, among others. They won rock band of the year during South by Southwest 2014, adding to their previous 10 Austin Music Awards including band of the year, album of the year, rock band of the year, indie band of the year, and song of the year, all won on the strength of their 2011 release, We Are All Where We Belong.

  • William Fitzsimmons / Denison Witmer

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

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

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

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

    $15 in advance / $18 day of show
  • H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. / The Folks Below

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. / The Folks Below
    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E.

    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time. The Folks Below also perform.

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    H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. keeps audiences on their toes by taking local musicians and performers and throwing them into the mix to create a very different live show each time. Passionate, award-winning vocalist Holly Brewer (the Folks Below) cowrites and performs with acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Matthew McNiss (TI:ME:ST:AMP) to elaborate on the fictional land they call Vinland. They have been releasing all of their material with a Creative Commons license through their own record label, Nervous Relatives, since 2002. 

    The Folks Below reclaim and weave stories from the underbelly of a burning city once consigned to oblivion.

    $12 general admission
  • Benny and the Jets

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

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

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

    Free
  • 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
  • JennHwan Wong: Colors of Life

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

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

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

    Free
  • Fuschian Fusion

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

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

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

    Free
  • David Funk

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

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

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

    Free