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.
Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.David Friend Recital Hall
Award-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs leads a quartet in performance of some of his small ensemble compositions. Childs is the recipient of a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and has earned three Grammy awards and ten Grammy nominations.
Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Pianist and composer Patrice Rushen is a regular on the Berklee scene. This concert will offer a look at her compositions, and will afford us the opportunity to see Patrice's work from a variety of angles.
The Future of Large Ensembles, with Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Maria Schneider
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Cafe 939
This panel will discuss the current realities and future of jazz composition for large ensembles.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of Art Blakey, salsa music, and original jazz compositions.
How Composers Get Paid (or Don't): The Broad Issues of Compensation in the New Music Business, with Maria Schneider, Bonnie Hayes, Patrice Rushen, and Don Gorder
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Composer Maria Schneider's recent testimony before Congress is part of a much larger discussion about issues of compensation and protection of intellectual property for composers and songwriters. We will examine some of these issues in this forum, which is held in conjunction with our Music Business and Songwriting departments.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original fusion music, reggae dub music, and the music of Pat Metheny.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present free jazz, the music of Cedar Walton, and the music of Miles Davis.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Grammy-winning composers Maria Schneider and Geri Allen will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Vocalist Stevie Marie Duffek performs a set of rock music by artists including Bon Jovi, Halestorm, Black Veil Brides, and others.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.Berk Recital Hall
In her final recital at Berklee, drumset principle Miku Okano will perform jazz tunes with her quintet.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.David Friend Recital Hall
Grammy-winning composer and pianist Geri Allen will present a concert led by Berklee faculty member Tia Fuller and the Rainbow Ensembles featuring arrangements by up-and-coming pianist, composer, and arranger Shamie Royston.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.Berklee Performance Center
Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, this high-energy musical will be presented by Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble, directed by Rene Pfister, and the Musical Theater Orchestra, directed by Peter Cokkinias.
Admission: $8, $14 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $18 day of show, reserved seatingBuy Tickets
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Wake Owl showcases the music of singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron, whose words and melodies are rich with raw, honest emotion. London-based singer-songwriter Lyla Foy, who is releasing her debut album on Sub Pop, opens the show.
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Friday / April 25, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Mad Satta is at the forefront of a new movement in music. This exciting and sophisticated eight-piece band merges elements of old-school soul with hip-hop, rock, and jazz to create an intriguing sound that spans generations. Catch them at BAMcafé Live on April 25.
Friday / April 25, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.David Friend Recital Hall
Led by Berklee faculty member Tia Fuller, the exciting and versatile Rainbow Big Band will perform music of pianist, composer, and arranger Shamie Royston for a Friday night big band hang. Free and open to the public.
Blurred Lines in Composition, with Maria Schneider, Tania León, Patrice Rushen, and Terence Blanchard
Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.Berk Recital Hall
Hosted by Professor of Africana Studies Bill Banfield, this panel will explore the growing trend toward the breaking down what have previously been boundaries in composition.
Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.David Friend Recital Hall
Berklee Urban Service Awards celebrate those who perform public service through music. These awards were created to inspire people in the Berklee community and members of our partner organizations to get engaged with the community through service programming.
Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.Berk Recital Hall
Cuban-born Tania León, a vital personality on today's music scene, is highly regarded as a composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations.
Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.Berk Recital Hall
Composers of Color is a collective group of composers brought together to discuss and explore the creative conditions of the music of composers of color in the marketplace, academy, and concert world. The concert will be made up of works by 21st-century composers of color. Concert works ranging from art songs, solo instrumental, and chamber pieces representing a broad range of cultural expressions, styles, and contemporary compositional approaches will be performed.