Beyoncé’s original all-female band celebrates its 10-year anniversary at Berklee, led by Tia Fuller, a professor in the Ensemble Department. The band will include original members Nikki Glaspie ’04 (drums), Rie Tsuji ’02 (keyboard), Bibi McGill (guitar), Brittani Washington (piano), Divinity Roxx (bass), Katty Rodriguez (tenor saxophone), Crystal Torres (trumpet), Marcie Chapa (percussion), and students in Berklee’s Beyoncé Ensemble. In addition, current Beyoncé dancer Ebony Williams ’05 will choreograph and perform with students from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee on select songs and current Beyoncé background vocalist Crissy Collins will perform with the ensemble.
The group will perform music numbers that have been drawn from Beyoncé’s albums B’Day, The Beyoncé Experience, and I Am…Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas. They will also perform some of her newer material. Berklee alumnus Nikko Ielasi ’15 is the musical arranger, and current Berklee student Josh Foster is the student musical director.
Beyoncé’s Original All-Female Band: A 10-Year Anniversary Concert takes place at the Berklee Performance Center on Thursday, March 2. Showtime is 8 PM. Tickets are $20/$14/$8 advance and $24/$18/$12 day of show.