Events

E.g., 2014-04-23
E.g., 2014-04-23

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) Presents Danilo Perez

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.
Fordham Road Studio
A hands-on music laboratory focusing on the historic and creative development of global jazz, from Africa to Europe and the Americas.
Admission: Free

Jazz in Film, with George S. Clinton, Terence Blanchard, and Billy Childs

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
George S. Clinton, noted film composer and chair of Berklee's Film Scoring Department, will moderate this discussion of the role and development of jazz in film. Panelists will include Terence Blanchard and Billy Childs.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Directed Studies, Big Band Jazz, Afro-Pop

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present directed study students of Kevin Barry, big band jazz, and Afro-pop music.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Dave Holland, Contemporary Jazz, Astor Piazzolla

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 3:45 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Dave Holland, contemporary jazz selections, and tango music by Astor Piazzolla and others.  
Admission: Free

Microtonal Research with Dave Fiuczynski

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
David Fiuczynski's FLAM! Pan-Asian MicroJam for J Dilla and Olivier Messiaen is the result of a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship. This composition incorporates microtonal birdsong-based melodies, J Dilla-inspired hip-hop beats, and traditional Chinese, Indian, and Turkish melodic and rhythmic elements.
Admission: Free

Master Class: Terence Blanchard and the Jazz Composition Workshop Ensemble

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Terence Blanchard presents a master class with the Jazz Composition Workshop Ensemble.
Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Institute Forum Performance

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.
Fordham Road Studio
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute presents the Forum Concert Series featuring the Silver Ensemble.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Ensemble with Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianists and composers Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original jazz music.
Admission: Free

Tom Phillips's Senior Recital

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Bassist Tom Phillips presents an evening of rock music featuring selections from the 1960s to the present decade. 
Admission: Free

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, an 1992 Berklee alumnus, has frequently been listed in DownBeat's Critics Poll since 2003. He will present a concert of his works with Berklee students.
Admission: Free

Vijay Iyer

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today."
Admission: Free

What Does the Future Hold? with Don Was, Terri Lyne Carrington, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
A student-led discussion of the future of jazz is presented by the Jazz Collective, a Berklee student organization. This panel will field questions from Berklee students on what they see coming around the corner for future jazz artists.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles: Merengue and Bachata, Directed Studies

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present merengue and bachata music, directed study students of Ricardo Monzon, and original jazz music.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Yellowjackets, Vocal Music of South Africa, African Strings

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of the Yellowjackets, South African vocal music, and African string music.  
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Celtic Music, Contemporary Middle Eastern Music, Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present Celtic music, contemporary Middle Eastern music, and a mix of Latin and Afro-Cuban music.  
Admission: Free

The Music of Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianist and composer Geri Allen will receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee this May. Here, this celebrated artist will take us on a journey inside her musical ideas.
Admission: Free

Inside the Music of Maria Schneider

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Maria Schneider will present her works from her own artistic perspective. The workshop will focus on her creative processes, ensemble techniques, and impetus behind chosen works that she will present.
Admission: Free

Near-Coincident Pair

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Near-Coincident Pair is a collaboration between vocalist and violinist Harini Srinivasa Raghavan and guitarist Daniel Alba that merges acoustic and electronic instrumentation influenced by rock, Indian, South American, pop, and alternative music.
Admission: Free

State of Jazz Keynote Address: Don Was

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Don Was is the president of Blue Note Records, the largest and oldest jazz record label. Blue Note boasts a "who's who" of jazz greats on its roster.
Admission: Free

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