Improvisational Hip Hop and Jazz quartet performs at Penn State Berks

The Beast will bring indie jazz and progressive hip hop to Penn State Berks on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Beautifully rebellious and refreshingly original, The Beast is one of the most imaginative bands to emerge from North Carolina?s burgeoning music scene. The Durham-based quartet fearlessly navigates the worlds of hip hop and jazz with compelling lyrics, progressive compositions, and a gripping live show. The Beast developed its sound at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill where pianist Eric Hirsh, drummer Stephen Coffman, and bassist Peter Kimosh studied jazz, while emcee Pierce Freelon developed his intelligent lyricism in classrooms and music venues across campus.

The Beast is both entertaining and educational. They have developed workshops on improv, creativity, and African-American music history, crossing continents and generations in their quest for cultural outreach.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.