The Middle Eastern Music Festival is a celebrated annual event that joins gifted artists from the Middle East and the Balkans with students from all over the world to perform traditional and inspiring music from these homelands. The concert is produced by Christiane Karam, assistant professor of voice, and Javier Limon, artistic director, Berklee Valencia's Mediterranean Music Institute.
The Great American Songbook: The Music of Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer
The 2012 Signature Music Series at Berklee.
Individually, Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer composed some of the greatest tunes in the American songbook. Together, they wrote time-tested standards as “Stardust” and “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.” At the annual celebration of the American Songbook, student and faculty vocalists backed by a full orchestra interpret the individual and collaborative songs of these American masters.
John Fannon, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and co-producer of the 70s/80s rock band "New England," brings his multi-instrumental one man show to The Bull Run. John performs New England songs, most notably the worldwide hit "Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya," the epic "Explorer Suite," "Shall I Run Away" and many new songs from his upcoming solo album. John's unique artistry is showcased weaving a tapestry of rock, pop, blues and classical styles into his long overdue and greatly anticipated solo career. www.myspace.com/newenglandrocks
Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it's no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard." The group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock'nroll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band Of The Year in 2005).
She considered by many to be one of the most original jazz vocalists around and has mentored and taught many of today's brightest singing stars. Dominique Eade visits on Thursday's "Jazz New England." She's taught at New England Conservatory for over 25 years, collaborated with just about every major player in jazz and has a new recording with one of her major influences, pianist Ran Blake. Join us Thursday when the amazing Dominique Eade visits Jazz New England, Thursday at 2 pm.
Comedian Stephen Donovan is truly a renaissance man. For starters, he has returned for his second season as the Emmy-nominated host of NESN's weekly Red Sox trivia game show, "The Batter's Box." In addition, he is enjoying his 4th season hosting "Backstage Buzz" on "Community Auditions", where every week he interviews contestants on New England's longest-running entertainment TV program.