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  • Kenny Cha: Jazz Composition Portfolio

    Monday, December 1, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Guitarist and composer Kenny Cha will play and conduct his original jazz compositions.

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    Guitarist and composer Kenny Cha will play and conduct his original jazz compositions.

    Free
  • Cabaret

    Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Cabaret

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

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    The Cabaret is an intimate, live showcase of Broadway favorites and musical theater–inspired originals. Since 2012, Cabaret has been 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
  • Revive Big Band Clinic

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 2:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Revive Big Band Clinic

    Heralded by the Village Voice for 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 for 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 Igmar Thomas, a Berklee alumnus, this multi-generational ensemble knows no limits as they advance and celebrate the tradition of the big band. Their 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.

    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, and 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.

    Free
  • The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Revive Big Band

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 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 Igmar Thomas, a Berklee alumnus, 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.

    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, and 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.

    The concert can be heard live in New York on WBGO-FM as part of The Checkout—Live at Berklee series of live broadcasts. It will also be streamed live in HD video that night on NPR Music, WBGO's checkoutjazz.org, and on the websites of many NPR affiliate stations across the country. In the months to come, Revive Big Band's concert will be the subject of NPR Music's new, national radio program, Jazz Night in America, heard on more than 100 NPR affiliate stations and nprmusic.org

  • Anthony Fung's Senior Recital

    Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Anthony Fung's Senior Recital

    Drummer Anthony Fung will perform a variety of original music that has been written over the past four years.

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    Drummer Anthony Fung will perform a variety of original music that has been written over the past four years.

    Free
  • The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

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

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

    Free
  • Bent Knee / Bury Me Standing / Jaggery

    Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Bent Knee / Bury Me Standing / Jaggery

    Experience Boston's best dark, experimental rock bands in the same room on the same night. Come have your brains broken and your hearts stomped by Bent Knee's avant indie rock, Jaggery's dark wave, and Bury Me Standing's gypsy dirge-core. 

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    Experience Boston's best dark, experimental rock bands together. Come have your brains broken and your hearts stomped by Bent Knee's avant indie rock, Jaggery's dark wave, and Bury Me Standing's gypsy dirge-core. 

    On the album Shiny Eyed Babies, the Boston art rock collective known as Bent Knee push themselves far beyond the conventional definition of “indie rock.” Drawing from a sonic palette edged by the touchstones of heavy psych, baroque pop, and avant-jazz, the ensemble craft compositions where melodies swell, collapse, and coalesce unexpectedly into anthemic crescendo. A musical family that works hard at their art, Bent Knee came into being in 2009 at Berklee. Shiny Eyed Babies is both raw and cerebral, and can be enjoyed simply floating on the surface, but those willing to plunge into its depths will find the hidden secrets that touch the spark of creativity.


    A ragtag collective of virtuostic musicians led by Nate Greenslit (of HUMANWINE) and Vessela Stoyanova (of Goli), Bury Me Standing describes itself as gypsy dirge-core, a strange intertwining of Balkan folksong, art metal, and psychedelic avant-pop. The group's songs meditate on wars within and without. Their core instrumentation is unique and includes digital marimba; found-object percussion; prepared upright bass; and haunting, Bulgarian-inflected vocals. Their formidable roster of collaborating musicians varies from show to show.

    Jaggery found its footing in New York, writing and performing under different monikers until 2004 when the band began to take its current shape: singer-songwriter and pianist Singer Mali is flanked by a rotating lineup of musicians and instrumentation, including Daniel Schubmehl’s West African and jazz approach to the drum kit, Tony Leva’s often prepared upright bass, Rachel Jayson’s avant-classical viola, and Petaluma Vale’s glistening Celtic harp and backing vocals. Their live show is often as much a theatrical performance as an audio one.

  • Mirel Wagner

    Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Mirel Wagner

    Mirel Wagner's songs are like smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling.

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    Mirel Wagner's songs are like a smooth, polished pebbles thrown into a bottomless pond, drops of life that set the darkness rippling. Her acoustic balladry is as far as you’ll get from clichéd coffeehouse folk, having more to do with the primeval darkness of Swans than Bob Dylan. Raised in a quiet suburb of Helsinki, her background couldn't be more conventional. But the nine songs of her self-titled debut distill the very essence of darkness, the hollowed-out bones of the blues. They seem ancient, worn, and honest. When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day is a cohesive set of songs, written in a log cabin on the peninsula of Hailuoto in northern Finland. It traces the melody absentmindedly—at times playful, at other times chilling, they are difficult to pin down.

    Watch Wagner's video for "Oak Tree" from her forthcoming album:

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  • Ludovica Burtone's Senior Recital

    Monday, December 8, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Ludovica Burtone's Senior Recital

    Italian violinist/composer/arranger Ludovica Burtone came to Berklee in September 2012 to follow her passion for jazz. Coming from years of study and performing classical, world, and folk music around Europe, in her jazz composition portfolio recital she will present a variety of original compositions in different ensemble settings.

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    Italian violinist/composer/arranger Ludovica Burtone came to Berklee in September 2012 to follow her passion for jazz. Coming from years of study and performing classical, world, and folk music around Europe, in her jazz composition portfolio recital she will present a variety of original compositions in different ensemble settings.

    Free
  • David Tangney Senior Recital

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Cellist David Tangney and friends will explore the many different styles of music played on the cello.

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    Cellist David Tangney and friends will explore the many different styles of music played on the cello.

    Free
  • Juan Ale Quartet

    Thursday, December 11, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drummer Juan Alejandro and his quartet will play original compositions as well as jazz standards.

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    Drummer Juan Alejandro and his quartet will play original compositions as well as jazz standards.

    Free
  • Chirality / Seven Spires / Slumberjack

    Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Chirality was formed at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in February 2011, with their current four-piece lineup solidified in October of the same year.

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    Chirality formed at Berklee College of Music in Boston in February 2011, with their current four-piece lineup solidified in October of the same year. Drawing from the band members’ varied influences from almost every spectrum and genre of music, Chirality has taken on the power and edginess of modern rock with an intense melodic focus.

    After cutting their teeth in the United Kingdom and New England underground rock and metal scenes, the members of Seven Spires formed a group to play the most epic, theatrical metal possible. Drawing influence from a cultural medley of the storytelling masters Nightwish and Kamelot, the classical Fleshgod Apocalypse, the huge and dark Norwegian Dimmu Borgir, and some good old-fashioned L.A. metal, they create a blend that is dark, heavy, and surprisingly accessible.

    Slumberjack will also perform. 

     

    Free
  • Dag Hanken's Senior Recital

    Friday, December 12, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Drummer Dag Hanken gives his final recital at Berklee. The concert will showcase improvised electronic music as well as Dag's Boston-based indie band, Night Lights.

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    Drummer Dag Hanken gives his final recital at Berklee. The concert will showcase improvised electronic music as well as Dag's Boston-based indie band, Night Lights.

    Free
  • Josh Plotner: Because We Can

    Monday, December 15, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    Alto saxophonist Josh Plotner presents a collection of original pieces in the styles of jazz, rock, Latin, and others.

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    Alto saxophonist Josh Plotner presents a collection of original pieces in the styles of jazz, rock, Latin, and others.

    Free
  • David Van Vorst's Senior Recital

    Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]

    A presentation of original works influenced by funk, gospel, jazz, and R&B, by bassist David Van Vorst.

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    A presentation of original works influenced by funk, gospel, jazz, and R&B, by bassist David Van Vorst.

    Free
  • Deleasa / The Weekend Riot / Andy Suzuki / The House on Cliff

    Friday, December 19, 2014, 8:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    Deleasa / The Weekend Riot / Andy Suzuki / The House on Cliff

    New pop artist Michael Deleasa performs his original music. The Weekend Riot, Andy Suzuki, and the House on Cliff will also perform.

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    New pop artist Michael Deleasa's music pays homage to his love of funk, pop, and Motown. His influences range from Jamiroquai to Al Green to A Tribe Called Quest to Flume. Since his last two EPs, A Collection of Sight and Sound, Vol.1 and Lil' Something, were released, blogs such as Billboard.com have called him the next rising artist. Now he's gearing up to release his next single, an R&B- and pop-infused jam, to set the tone for his upcoming EP, and he's planning new tour dates in November and December. In his live shows, Deleasa is constantly pushing to connect with the listeners and bring them a good time. 

    Fate works in mysterious ways, and this statement couldn't be any more true for the Weekend Riot. Coming together with a common mindset and a go-for-broke attitude, nothing was going to stop this Philadelphia duo from succeeding. But as fate would have it, the Weekend Riot got their opportunity much sooner than they expected.

    Andy Suzuki & the Method is a band from New York City consisting of lead singer Andy Suzuki, violinist Jason Gorelick and percussionist Kozza Babumba, grandson of Grammy Award–winning Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji.

    The House On Cliff is a high-energy rock band from Boston with the passion to bring rock 'n' roll back to the masses. Chad Michael Jervis (lead vocals), Charles Coleman (guitar/vocals), Marc Polit (drums), and William Santana (bass/vocals) met while studying at Berklee, and the rest was history. Their first EP, a mix of groovable rock tunes produced by the masterful Dan Whittemore and recorded at the Madden Brothers Studio in Los Angeles, hits November 11, 2014. Although the House On Cliff only formed in September 2013, in the past year the band has been on three national tours, most recently the ABC's of Style Mall Tour, performing alongside teen sensation IM5. The House On Cliff has also performed at noteworthy venues such as The Troubadour, The Bottom Of The Hill, The Mint, The Middle East, and CollegeFest at Fenway Park, among others, and recently opened for Peter Frampton and the Doobie Brothers.

  • Sam Haiman Band / The Interlopers / DSJR

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

    The Sam Haiman Band performs their mix of Asbury rock, Texas blues, and Laurel Canyon folk. The Interlopers and David Stewart Jr. also perform.

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

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

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

  • Clinic with Katie Thiroux

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

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

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

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

    Free
  • Katie Thiroux

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

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

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

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

    Famed New Yorkarea radio station WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM/wbgo.org, NPR Music, and Berklee College of Music are teaming up to present the fourth year of The CheckoutLive at Berklee. The series brings critically acclaimed, New Yorkbased Berklee alumni back to their alma mater for concerts in the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The shows are broadcast in New York over WBGO FM as a special edition of The Checkout, the acclaimed multimedia show featuring what’s new on New York’s jazz scene. In addition, selected shows are webcast live worldwide in high definition and are also available for on-demand listening at NPRmusic.org. They are also archived at Checkoutjazz.org.

  • The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

    Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 pm
    939 Boylston Street
    Boston Massachusetts 02115 [Map]
    The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

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

    [details]

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

    Free
  • Damn Tall Buildings / The Western Den / Nemes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jeremy Cohen's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Tomohiro Mori's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Greg King's Senior Recital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Since Semisonic, Wilson has released three solo albums: Free LifeLive at the Pantages, and Love Without Fear, which was just released on April 15, 2014. He has also become a highly sought-after songwriting collaborator, perhaps due to his slow-drip brew of philosophy and artistic seriousness; dry Midwestern humor; and songwriting, performing, and production skills. As a songwriter and producer, he has worked with a diverse group of artists including Adele, the Dixie Chicks, John Legend, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Taylor Swift, among others. He has received Grammy Awards for Adele's hit "Someone Like You" and the Dixie Chicks' "Not Ready to Make Nice."

  • Jessie Cox: Triptych

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

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

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

    Free
  • Orla Gartland

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

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

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

     

  • Max Ridley's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Amaury Faye Trio

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

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

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

    Free
  • Esteban Obando's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Clinic with Gregorio Uribe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Erica Meerbach: Here I Go

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

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

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

    Free
  • The BOMB: Berklee Original Music Band Showcase

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

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

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

    Free
  • Silje Arnesen

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

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

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

    Free
  • John Blank's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Linnea Lundgren: Playground

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

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

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

    Free
  • Lauren George's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • Guro Frydenlund Elverhoei: One Step Closer

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

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

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

    Free
  • Dongkyun Kim: Reveal

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

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

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

    Free
  • Aiman's Senior Recital

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

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

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

    Free
  • 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