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Nacho Marco 

 

One of the most respected DJs of the Spanish scene, he played Sonar more than 10 times, he ́s been invited to play clubs like Fabric, The End, Egg (London), Sub
Club (Glasgow), Scuba (Sheffield), Redlight, Cafe de L ́Arc, Wanderlust (Paris), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Prinzip (Munich), Asiento (San Francisco), Sonar Sound
(Guadalajara Mx), Propaganda (Moscow), Jakkata (St Petersburg), Ku De Ta (Bali), Adjara (Georgia), Colosseum (Macedonia), Row, The Loft, Moog (Barcelona), Deep, Goya Social Club, Danzoo, Goa (Madrid), Pacha, Space (Ibiza) and many more. He was resident DJ at Le Club, Wandu, Excuse Me, Sens (Valencia) and Danzoo (Madrid).

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Faculty All-Stars

The Berklee Valencia Performance faculty comes together in their largest numbers to date as eleven virtuosos showcase their talents drawing from their diverse backgrounds that span the globe. While smaller bands of this faculty are active in the music industry, this is the first time so many have come together, presenting a collaboration of jazz fusion, latin jazz and original music.

Join us for this rare musical experience led by Polo Ortí (piano) with Casey Driessen (fiddle), Sergio Martínez (percussion), Victor Mendoza (vibraphone), Federico Nathan (violin), Viktorija Pilotovic (voice), Olga Román (voice), Israel Sandoval (guitar), Mariano Steimberg (drums), Javier Vercher (saxophone), & Gary Willis (bass).

 

Graduate Ensembles Lineup

 AMERICAN ROOTS  The American Roots Ensemble draws from America's rich history of acoustic folk music traditions originating from the south eastern United States and Appalachian mountain region. Roots music, in our humble opinion, can be played by everyday people and speaks to our shared common experiences. Our selections range from old-time to blues to early country to folk, with both public domain material that knows no author, to recent compositions from modern purveyors in the genres that earn a spot in this tradition.

AMERICAN ROOTS

The American Roots Ensemble draws from America's rich history of acoustic folk music traditions originating from the south eastern United States and Appalachian mountain region. Roots music, in our humble opinion, can be played by everyday people and speaks to our shared common experiences. Our selections range from old-time to blues to early country to folk, with both public domain material that knows no author, to recent compositions from modern purveyors in the genres that earn a spot in this tradition.

 LOS GRINGOS  Los Gringos is an ensemble led by drummer/percussionist Mariano Steimberg who has been teaching at Berklee for more than five years. The repertoire moves into different areas of one of the richest musical cultures in the world. Brazilian music and styles change from one region to another and this is what this ensemble is about. A trip around the Brazilian sound.

LOS GRINGOS

Los Gringos is an ensemble led by drummer/percussionist Mariano Steimberg who has been teaching at Berklee for more than five years. The repertoire moves into different areas of one of the richest musical cultures in the world. Brazilian music and styles change from one region to another and this is what this ensemble is about. A trip around the Brazilian sound.

 CANELA EN RAMA  Canela en Rama represents the sounds of Flamenco music and its fusion with other styles such as jazz with world music flavors.   

CANELA EN RAMA

Canela en Rama represents the sounds of Flamenco music and its fusion with other styles such as jazz with world music flavors.

 

 BLENDING GODDESSES  One beautiful voice can reach your heart... but can you imagine what five beautiful voices can do? Leslie Helpert, Carolina Magini, Nancy MacMillan, Sarah Martinson and Grace Laboy form a wonderful a cappella singing group to bring joy and an unforgettable musical experience. Rich arrangements, smooth four-part harmonies and even some beatboxing will not leave you yawning.

BLENDING GODDESSES

One beautiful voice can reach your heart... but can you imagine what five beautiful voices can do? Leslie Helpert, Carolina Magini, Nancy MacMillan, Sarah Martinson and Grace Laboy form a wonderful a cappella singing group to bring joy and an unforgettable musical experience. Rich arrangements, smooth four-part harmonies and even some beatboxing will not leave you yawning.

 MEDUSA  Featuring Gary Willis on electric bass, Sylvie Leys on sax, Davis West on violin, Sergio Martin on guitar and Devin Malloy on drums. Abstract improvisation meets concrete groove surrounded by strong melodies. Using diverse compositions from Willis, Joe Zawinul (Weather Report), Will Boulware (Maceo Parker), Marc Johnson (Bill Evans) and Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) this quintet explores the possibilities of personal expression in instrumental fusion.

MEDUSA

Featuring Gary Willis on electric bass, Sylvie Leys on sax, Davis West on violin, Sergio Martin on guitar and Devin Malloy on drums. Abstract improvisation meets concrete groove surrounded by strong melodies. Using diverse compositions from Willis, Joe Zawinul (Weather Report), Will Boulware (Maceo Parker), Marc Johnson (Bill Evans) and Scott Kinsey (Tribal Tech) this quintet explores the possibilities of personal expression in instrumental fusion.

 PARADISE BAND  We are six members, piano, bass, drums, guitar, tenor sax and trombone, Our music ranges from jazz to the most modern fusion, with original themes of mine and well-known standards. We try to make the music sound fresh and interesting so that the audience can enjoy as much as possible. We are open to different rhythmic styles and we are very interested in harmony in music.

PARADISE BAND

We are six members, piano, bass, drums, guitar, tenor sax and trombone, Our music ranges from jazz to the most modern fusion, with original themes of mine and well-known standards. We try to make the music sound fresh and interesting so that the audience can enjoy as much as possible. We are open to different rhythmic styles and we are very interested in harmony in music.

 PICANTE Y SABROSO  A performance of original and standard repertoire combining infectious Caribbean dance grooves with jazz & blues improvisation! Band members from around the world come together In Clave!

PICANTE Y SABROSO

A performance of original and standard repertoire combining infectious Caribbean dance grooves with jazz & blues improvisation! Band members from around the world come together In Clave!

 RETRO CITY  Retro City brings a fresh and current approach to R&B and Motown era music through original contemporary arrangements written by Joshua Wheatley. With themes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, the groove ensemble pays homage to a timeless era of music while maintaining an innovative spirit and sound. Blaring horns, pumping grooves, passionate vocals and lots of energy are what define this ensemble!

RETRO CITY

Retro City brings a fresh and current approach to R&B and Motown era music through original contemporary arrangements written by Joshua Wheatley. With themes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, the groove ensemble pays homage to a timeless era of music while maintaining an innovative spirit and sound. Blaring horns, pumping grooves, passionate vocals and lots of energy are what define this ensemble!

 TRANSITIONS  TRANSITIONS is a continuous DJ set featuring six artists performing back to back: Kerem Demirayak, Colin Watson, Na Young Joo, Andres Llano, Serena Aboudaher, and Pablo Troussard, with musical director Ben Cantil. Using combined controllerism and DJ techniques, the mix features 100% original music and collaborations between the ensemble artists. Drawing influence from all corners of the world, the music of TRANSITIONS will take you on a journey with no destination, riding on waves of non stop dance beats.

TRANSITIONS

TRANSITIONS is a continuous DJ set featuring six artists performing back to back: Kerem Demirayak, Colin Watson, Na Young Joo, Andres Llano, Serena Aboudaher, and Pablo Troussard, with musical director Ben Cantil. Using combined controllerism and DJ techniques, the mix features 100% original music and collaborations between the ensemble artists. Drawing influence from all corners of the world, the music of TRANSITIONS will take you on a journey with no destination, riding on waves of non stop dance beats.

Undergraduate Ensembles Lineup

 BATUCADA  Batucada is the name that Brazilians give to their percussion ensembles. Berklee´s batucada has been playing during every course for more than four years now. Students of different nationalities come together to discover the percussion instruments of Brazil and the different rhythms. Samba Enredo, Samba reggae, Tamanquinho, Maracatú, and some other styles covered in the course are going to be reflected in this performance that will include some interesting surprises.  The ensemble is led by signals and and they move from rhythm to rhythm by call and responses that its director, Mariano Steimberg teaches during the course.

BATUCADA

Batucada is the name that Brazilians give to their percussion ensembles. Berklee´s batucada has been playing during every course for more than four years now. Students of different nationalities come together to discover the percussion instruments of Brazil and the different rhythms. Samba Enredo, Samba reggae, Tamanquinho, Maracatú, and some other styles covered in the course are going to be reflected in this performance that will include some interesting surprises. 
The ensemble is led by signals and and they move from rhythm to rhythm by call and responses that its director, Mariano Steimberg teaches during the course.

 VALENCIAN BANDITS

VALENCIAN BANDITS

 VOZ E VENTO  Voz e Vento is an ensemble with 9 musicians, 4 women and 5 men, from 5 different countries (USA, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Spain) united by Brazilian Music, a music that developed itself from the influences of African Rhythms, American jazz harmonies and European influences. They will play 3 songs with 4 different rhythms: Baiao, Partido Alto, Samba and Bossa Nova.

VOZ E VENTO

Voz e Vento is an ensemble with 9 musicians, 4 women and 5 men, from 5 different countries (USA, Peru, Mexico, Brazil and Spain) united by Brazilian Music, a music that developed itself from the influences of African Rhythms, American jazz harmonies and European influences. They will play 3 songs with 4 different rhythms: Baiao, Partido Alto, Samba and Bossa Nova.

 UFME COLLECTIVE  Our repertoire presents sounds from Spain particularly Flamenco and Flamenco Jazz.

UFME COLLECTIVE

Our repertoire presents sounds from Spain particularly Flamenco and Flamenco Jazz.

 CIGE  Designed by instructor Joshua Wheatley, CIGE (Contemporary Instrumental Gospel Ensemble) is the cutting edge of contemporary live show band performance. Through high energy instrumental compositions and hype arrangements of popular music written by Wheatley, CIGE delivers a powerful sound harmonically, melodically and rhythmically. We elevate!

CIGE

Designed by instructor Joshua Wheatley, CIGE (Contemporary Instrumental Gospel Ensemble) is the cutting edge of contemporary live show band performance. Through high energy instrumental compositions and hype arrangements of popular music written by Wheatley, CIGE delivers a powerful sound harmonically, melodically and rhythmically. We elevate!

 LJ COLLECTIVE  Combination of contemporary jazz and soul-pop with Latin influences, flavors from Brazil, Cuba, USA and Spain.

LJ COLLECTIVE

Combination of contemporary jazz and soul-pop with Latin influences, flavors from Brazil, Cuba, USA and Spain.

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