Darcy James Argue performs as part of the Third Annual Celebrity Series Stave Sessions on Thursday, March 23rd. Darcy James Argue and his 18-piece big band have been celebrated for their “slashing fury and awesome full-ensemble precision” (The New York City Jazz Record) and “brilliant soundscapes” (Globe and Mail). The Society led the Big Band Category in DownBeat Magazine’s Critics Poll in 2015 and their recordings have earned GRAMMY and JUNO Award nominations. The set will include songs from the Society’s new recording, Real Enemies, among other selections. Read more about the band here: http://www.secretsocietymusic.org/#&panel1-1
The Celebrity Series Stave Sessions is 5 nights of cross-pollinated music by brilliant contemporary musicians, with little use for labels or rules. Stave Sessions highlight contemporary musicians often early in their careers who take diverse approaches to their music, integrating musical training and non-conforming styles to deliver performances that defy standard labels. Shows take place at 160 Mass Ave., a unique and intimate venue located on the Berklee College of Music campus where floor-to-ceiling windows offer concertgoers an urban backdrop with views of the city and an upscale, cabaret vibe.
The 2017 Stave Sessions will take place March 21-25, 2017. Doors for all sessions open at 7:30 p.m. Performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for each show are $25 / $10 student and a week-long pass is available for the first 40 tickets for $50. Student tickets are available online or at the Berklee Performance Center box office. Prices are subject to change. Tickets are on sale now at www.stavesessions.org.