Live at 8pm tonight!
The Checkout and Berklee College of Music present pianist Lawrence Fields, class of 2008. He joins Vicente Archer (bass), Corey Fonville (drums), and John Ellis (saxophone) at Cafe 939's Red Room in Boston.
Colombian transplant Gregorio Uribe wears many hats as an accordionist, singer, composer, and big band leader. Uribe presents the contagious afro-influenced music of his homeland and updates it for modern jazz big band in Cumbia Universal. This concert was captured at his alma mater Berklee College of Music as part of The Checkout Live series hosted by Simon Rentner. See video of his awesome performance here.
Gregorio Uribe’s Cumbia Universal appears at NYC’s Pangea Jazz Fest Sunday, November 15th.
Audio Engineer: Jeremy Stirone
Guitarist Matthew Stevens performs live at the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, drummer Eric Doob and percussionist Paulo Stagnaro.
Broadcast live by WBGO's The Checkout from Boston on April 2nd, 2014.
Photo credit: Michael Borgida
It's an All-Berklee extravaganza, as composer Guillermo Klein, saxophonist Uri Gurvich and vibraphonist Warren Wolf return to their alma mater to lead ensembles live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston.
Argentine composer Guillermo Klein leads an eighteen-piece group of students and members of his "Los Guachos" group live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston.
Vibraphonist Warren Wolf's "Wolfpack" plays live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston with Tim Green on sax, Alex Brown, piano, Kris Funn, bass and Billy Williams Jr., drums.
Photo credit: Tim Wilkins
Israeli saxophonist Uri Gurvich's "BabEl" group plays live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston with Asen Doykin on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, and Ronen Itzik on drums.
Watch video of saxophonist Uri Gurvich's "Bab El" concert with Asen Doykin on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, and Ronen Itzik on drums, live from the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 on Nov. 5, 2014.
Every month, The Checkout Live brings acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater to perform. The performances are broadcast live on WBGO-FM, and archived at WBGO's YouTube channel.
Gurvich was a member of the Tel Aviv Jazz Orchestra and won the Jazz Player of the Year competition in his native Israel before coming to Berklee, where he studied with Joe Lovano and Hal Crook. Now based in New York, Gurvich won great acclaim as a bandleader with his debut album The Storyteller (Tzadik), featuring some of the most prominent voices on the contemporary jazz scene: Leo Genovese, Peter Slavov, Francisco Mela, and special guest Chris Cheek. All Music Guide called Gurvich, “a major new voice in jazz.”
Gurvich’s second album, BabEl, features his quartet and Moroccan multi-instrumentalist Brahim Fribgane on oud and percussion. The Los Angeles Times wrote that the music “transcends borders,” placing Israeli, Yemenite, East European, and North African music into a progressive jazz context. Gurvich will release his third Tzadik project, an interpretation of John Zorn’s Book of Angels, in 2015.
Watch video of drummer Ferenc Nemeth's concert with Chris Cheek on saxophone and Matt Garrison on bass, live from the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.
This was the first in our series of The Checkout Live! concerts, which present critically acclaimed, New York-based alumni of the Boston music school as they return to their alma mater. Upcoming live broadcasts from Berklee include saxophonist Uri Gurvich on November 5, the Revive Big Band on December 3, Katie Thiroux on February 4, 2015 and Gregorio Uribe on April 1, 2015.
The Checkout presents tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana's Crash Trio live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston, MA.
Listen to the audio:
Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Pablo Menares, bass
Francisco Mela, drums
"Bring Him Home" (Aldana)
"You're My Everything" (Warren/Young)
"Tira Pie" (P. Menares)