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Vocal Jazz Festival, Day 1

Monday / December 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, the Real Group, the Andrew Sisters,  and the Swingle Singers, as well as original arrangements. The show features David Scott's vintage vocals and special guest Jeff Ramsey.

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Vocal Jazz Festival, Day 2

Tuesday / December 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Vocal Jazz Ensembles perform music in the styles of such groups as the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, the Real Group, the Andrew Sisters, and the Swingle Singers, as well as original arrangements.

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Vulnerable: A Marvin Gaye Tribute

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Featuring Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Chris Turner, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the Berklee Neo-Soul Ensemble, and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, this homage to Marvin Gaye will feature the first live performance of Vulnerable in its entirety alongside some of his popular and lesser-known compositions. Curated and produced by Revive Music.

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Mark O'Connor & Friends: An Appalachian Christmas

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Violinist and composer Mark O'Connor presents a program of Appalachian music. "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country, featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere,'' O'Connor says. 

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Singers Showcase: A Tribute to Muscle Shoals

Thursday / December 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Many great songs in music history have been recorded in this small town in Alabama by such legendary performers as: Etta James, Percy Sledge, Paul Simon, Aretha Frankln, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Seger, the Rolling Stones, Carrie Underwood, Wilson Pickett, Willie Nelson, and others. Singers' Showcase features some of Berklee's finest student vocalists, instrumentalists, and arrangers.

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Brad Mehldau Trio

Saturday / December 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, a four-time Grammy nominee, and his group present Mehldau's music, which often juxtaposes dense pieces with stripped down, emotionally direct works.

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Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) presents their fall concert of original student compositions and jazz composition masterworks.

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Winds of the Season

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Symphonic Winds presents its annual fall concert.

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Songwriting Department Battle of the Bands; photo by Kelly Davidson

Songwriting Department Battle of the Bands Contest

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This battle of the bands contest will feature the best bands playing original music in the Berklee community. A panel of music industry professionals will judge the competition, along with faculty from the Songwriting Department and other faculty.

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Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Saturday / March 14, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra will explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Havana, Cuba. Special guest Donald Harrison (alto saxophone) will also perform.

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Terence Blanchard Quintet / Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Saturday / April 25, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Don't miss this exciting double bill with trumpeter Terence Blanchard and saxophonist Ravi Coltrane.

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2CELLOS

Friday / May 1, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, have achieved sensational success by taking the cello to a new level. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock.
 

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The Wailin' Jennys

Sunday / May 3, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody, and Heather Masse, three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound — all delivered with the irresistible vocal power of three.

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