Events

Sapporo Junior Jazz School Band Premiere

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Presented by faculty trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, this 22-piece jazz big band with selected junior high school students from the city of Sapporo, Japan, will premiere its concert before the BeanTown Jazz Festival show on September 27.
Admission: Free

Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series: Roger H. Brown and Linda A. Mason

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) is proud to present Berklee president Roger H. Brown and his wife, Linda A. Mason, as keynote speakers for this installment of the Creative Entrepreneurs Lecture Series.
Admission: Free and open to public

Berklee Students Perform at the Observatorio at Harvard

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.
The Mediterranean Music Institute and Berklee Latino are cosponsoring a concert at the Instituto Cervantes Observatorio's open house event at Harvard.
Admission: Free

Michael Wooten Trio

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Michael Wooten is young pianist from Philadelphia. He started playing at the age of 11 during church services but soon gained interest in many other styles, including jazz, rock, R&B, folk, and electronic music.   
Admission: Free

Byrne and Kelly

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will be making a return to Boston with an acoustic show featuring music from their album Acoustically Irish, fan favorites, and original tunes from their solo albums.      
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Auguster / Rich People Food / Kristen Olsson

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Auguster blends rock, pop-punk, and electronic music to deliver emotional arena-ready rock reminiscent of groups such as Foo Fighters and Coldplay. Rich People Food delivers melodic alt-pop, and Kristen Olsson opens the show.
Admission: Free

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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Michael Wooten

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Michael Wooten is young pianist from Philadelphia. He started playing at the age of 11 during church services but soon gained interest in many other styles, including jazz, rock, R&B, folk, and electronic music.
Admission: Free

Live Interview with Legendary Bassist Eddie Gomez

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Acclaimed radio personality Steve Schwartz will interview legendary bassist and two-time Grammy-winner Eddie Gomez H ’13 as part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty and artists in residence program.  
Admission: Free

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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Oleta Adams

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Scullers Jazz Club
Since her 1990 debut album went platinum, the Grammy-nominated Oleta Adams, a pianist and vocalist in genres including gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and pop, has garnered worldwide acclaim and sold more than 2.5 million albums.
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Sonnymoon

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
BAMcafé Live
“Sonnymoon have an intuitive knack for merging a strong melody with loose grooves and sleek textures. Anna Wise's lead vocals are just assertive enough to sell the hooks like a proper pop tune.”– Pitchfork      
Admission: Free

Oleta Adams

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
Scullers Jazz Club
Since her 1990 debut album went platinum, the Grammy-nominated Oleta Adams, a pianist and vocalist in genres including gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and pop, has garnered worldwide acclaim and sold more than 2.5 million albums.  
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Marco Pignataro Jazzet featuring Eddie Gomez

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro has performed extensively across Europe and the Americas in jazz festivals and international music venues. Pignataro's latest album, Sofia’s Heart, was produced by jazz legend Eddie Gomez and features Pignataro's compositions and arrangements. 
Admission: Free

Berklee City Music All-Stars Big Band Jazz

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
The Berklee City Music All-Stars return to the festival stage once more this year. This ensemble is composed of the best and brightest rising young stars, all who are on scholarship to attend the Berklee City Music after-school program and Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.
Admission: Free

Federator N°1

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
BeanTown Stage
Federator N° 1 is a big band playing up-tempo Afrobeat and reggae that will make you dance while also delivering a message.
Admission: Free

Marcus Santos and Bloco AfroBrazil

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Columbus Avenue (Street Performance)
Brazilian Marcus Santos is a contemporary percussionist and educator. He commits his life to the study, teaching, and performance of his hometown's Afro-Brazilian music.  
Admission: Free

Sapporo Junior Jazz School Band

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:10 p.m.
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
The Sapporo Junior Jazz School band consists of junior high school students from Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture and Japan’s fourth-largest city.
Admission: Free

Ambrose Akinmusire

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Ambrose Akinmusire brings his artistic vision to the next level with his second release for Blue Note Records. The New Yorker calls him “a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader (with a) unique spark in his playing.”
Admission: Free

Screaming Headless Torsos

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
BeanTown Stage
Screaming Headless Torsos, or SHT, is a genre-defying rock band that formed in 1989. The band's music mixes and mashes guitar-driven rock, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and more.
Admission: Free

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