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Advanced Audio Live

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Held in conjunction with the A3E Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference, this concert will be a showcase for advanced audio applications that are changing how music is being produced and performed. 

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Twerk Du Soleil

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

After 100 million views on Youtube, Todrick Hall is taking his wacky, whimsical, and hilarious hits on an international tour. Join Todrick and his amazing cast of characters as they sing, laugh, and twerk the night away. All ages welcome.

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Prince & Janet: The Tribute

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Delve into the catalog of pop legends Prince and Janet Jackson in engaging new ways.

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Tweedy

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Jeff Tweedy's latest project is a new band focused around a collaboration with Spencer Tweedy, the frontman's 18-year-old son and drummer. The band, Tweedy, will perform songs from its debut album.

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Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Sunday / September 28, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The once Texan, now New York-based Grammy Award-winning quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from a best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still underground in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.

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Laszlo Gardony All-Star Sextet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Featuring some of Boston’s jazz royalty, distinguished Berklee and Harvard faculty, this group performs originals and imaginative arrangements of jazz standards and traditional folk music.

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Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and improvisation. Next, Berklee instructors Jason Anick and Jason Yeager present a dynamic program of modern jazz infused with classical, rock, Latin, bluegrass, and other influences.

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Joe Musella: Steely Dan Tribute

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Faculty Guitarist Joe Musella and his band play Steely Dan's classic Aja album.

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Video Game Orchestra: Live in Boston 2014

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Video Game Orchestra invites you to rock out to video game music in the group's signature "rockestral" style, which features a rock band, orchestra, and choir.

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An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: Junjo, Esperanza, Chamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.
 

 

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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance – complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of other Tim and Eric-isms.

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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 10:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the comic duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance—complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of Tim- and Eric-isms.

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The 8th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry.

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Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Bailey

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass. Each of these bassists has underpinned some of the greatest artists of the last three decades: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull among them. With special guest drummer Derico Watson.
 
 

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The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Final Concert featuring Aaron Spears

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Winner of the 2014 Drummies Artist Award for Best Gospel Drummer, Aaron Spears broke onto the national scene with the Washington, D.C. based jazz, R&B, and rock group the Gideon Band. He has gone on to work with artists such as James Brown, Alicia Keys, and Usher.

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More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


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Orpheus: The Boston Homecoming

Sunday / October 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Best known for their 1968 hit song "Can't Find the Time to Tell You," Orpheus is back, with original members Bruce Arnold, Howie Hersh, Elliot Sherman, and the legendary Bernard "Pretty" Purdie. This one-night only performance will feature a full orchestra conducted by jazz great Tiger Okoshi.
 

 

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Wheelworks: Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Darrell Katz will lead the 20-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra in a program including his improvisational cantata, "Wheelworks." Also on the bill will be a new composition honoring recently retired Berklee faculty member Phil Wilson.
 

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Tango Lovers Company

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamor, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage.
 

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Dianne Reeves

Saturday / October 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. A glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, she has for three decades proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.

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