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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!

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Berklee Stage [clear filter]
Saturday, October 15
 

11:00am

Joaquina Mertz

Joaquina Mertz was born in Mexico City, where she started music lessons at the age of five and continued her classical studies at Interlochen Center for the Arts. After graduating from high school she attended a small music school in Mexico City, where she discovered her love for blues, soul, and jazz and, soon after, began her studies at Berklee, where she got in touch with her Mexican and Latin musical roots.


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Joaquina Mertz

Joaquina Mertz was born in Mexico City, where she started music lessons at the age of five and continued her classical studies at Interlochen Center for the Arts. After graduating from high school she attended a small music school in Mexico City, where she discovered her love for... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Berklee Stage Copley Square, Boston, MA

12:00pm

Lesley Mok
Lesley Mok, a native of the Bay Area, is an accomplished drummer and recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. She has been a part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute for the past two years, where she studies under artistic director Danilo Perez, along with artists-in-residence including John Patittucci, Joe Lovano, and Terri Lyne Carrington. She has recently performed and taught at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival and the Panama Percussion Festival.

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Lesley Mok

Lesley Mok, a native of the Bay Area, is an accomplished drummer and recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. She has been a part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute for the past two years, where she studies under artistic director Danilo Perez, along with artists-in-residence... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Berklee Stage Copley Square, Boston, MA

1:00pm

Samuel Batista
Samuel Batista is an alto saxophone player born in Panama City. In 2009, Batista won a full scholarship through the Panama Jazz Festival to participate in Berklee’s summer program and later moved to Boston to study at Berklee on a prestigious Presidential Scholarship. At Berklee, Batista has gained admission to the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and is currently bandleader of the Third Land Quintet.

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Samuel Batista

Samuel Batista is an alto saxophone player born in Panama City. In 2009, Batista won a full scholarship through the Panama Jazz Festival to participate in Berklee’s summer program and later moved to Boston to study at Berklee on a prestigious Presidential Scholarship. At Berklee... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Berklee Stage Copley Square, Boston, MA

2:00pm

Stephanie James

Stephanie James blends the soul and sass of Amy Winehouse with the storytelling of Sara Bareilles. Based in Boston, singer-songwriter Stephanie James aims to bring people together with her music. She is known for her powerful live performances as she combines her skilled vocals with great emotion and vulnerability through her storytelling.


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Stephanie James

Stephanie James blends the soul and sass of Amy Winehouse with the storytelling of Sara Bareilles. Based in Boston, singer-songwriter Stephanie James aims to bring people together with her music. She is known for her powerful live performances as she combines her skilled vocals with... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Berklee Stage Copley Square, Boston, MA

3:00pm

Neo Gcabo

Neo Gcabo is an R&B and neo-soul vocalist from Pretoria, South Africa. She is a recent graduate of Berklee with a music business degree. Fusing traditional South African styles, Gcabo is heavily influenced by the likes of Miriam Makeba. Gcabo has toured internationally with the University of Pretoria Youth Choir and since had the opportunity to perform with Grammy Award–winning artists Esperanza Spalding and John Oates.

 


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Neo Gcabo

Neo Gcabo is an R&B and neo-soul vocalist from Pretoria, South Africa. She is a recent graduate of Berklee with a music business degree. Fusing traditional South African styles, Gcabo is heavily influenced by the likes of Miriam Makeba. Gcabo has toured internationally with the University... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Berklee Stage Copley Square, Boston, MA

4:00pm

luhx.

Formed in Boston, luhx. pairs their undeniable groove with melancholy lyrics to create haunting tunes. The voices of luhx. are strikingly unique guaranteeing each song leaves you hungry for the next. Their passion for soul comes from listening to artists like Jack Garratt, Allen Stone, and Oh Wonder.


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luhx.

Formed in Boston, luhx. pairs their undeniable groove with melancholy lyrics to create haunting tunes. The voices of luhx. are strikingly unique guaranteeing each song leaves you hungry for the next. Their passion for soul comes from listening to artists like Jack Garratt, Allen Stone... Read More →

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Saturday October 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Berklee Stage Copley Square, Boston, MA