Concert

Mary Black

Saturday / November 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Performing for more than 25 years and retiring after this farewell tour, Mary Black has long been considered one of the finest female vocalists in the Celtic world. An unparalleled interpretive singer with a beautiful, dynamic voice, she draws on her traditional Irish folk and ballad background to create music that soars with a contemporary edge. Her daughter, Róisín O, will open.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

Sunday / October 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

New Orleans legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."

SpokFrevo Orquestra

Sunday / October 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
SpokFrevo Orquestra

An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnival music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and infectious happiness. Directed by saxophonist Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, known as Maestro Spok, SpokFrevo Orquestra plays blistering new arrangements with carnivalesque abandon. Rows of trumpets, trombones, and saxophones are backed by a rhythm section of guitar, bass, kit drums, surdo (large drum usually associated with samba and samba reggae), and pandeiro (heavy tambourine).

Penelope Santana Group

Friday / July 11, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Penelope Santana

Penelope Santana is a contemporary Dominican jazz guitarist. Her quintet also features Sagit Zilberman on saxophone, Rinat Tregerman on piano, Lucy Clifford on bass, and Kazuhiro Odagiri on drums. The group will perform original compositions as well as famous tunes from some influential artists.

Admission: 
Free

Penelope Santana Group

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Dominican jazz guitarist Penelope Santana will present an evening of original compositions and standards with her band.

Admission: 
Free

Jihyun Lim: A Letter for You

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For her first recital at Berklee, vocalist Jihyun Lim presents originals and covers in multiple styles.

Admission: 
Free

Milton Nascimento

Sunday / November 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Milton Nascimento

One of Brazil’s greatest stars of all time, Milton Nascimento celebrates a 50-year career with his latest album and world tour, Uma Travessia, featuring classic songs in his repertoire. His band includes Wilson Lopes on guitar, drummer Lincoln Cheib, bassist Gastão Villeroy, Kiko Continentino on piano, and Widor Santiago on saxophone.

The New York Times writes, "Nascimento is gifted with one of the most extraordinary voices in popular music, a benevolent tenor that floats upward to a heartbreakingly pure falsetto."

Dianne Reeves

Saturday / October 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

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.

Alumni Reunion Concert

Friday / June 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As Berklee holds its first-ever alumni reunion, a long list of prominent alumni artists will perform. This concert is open only to reunion attendees and members of the Berklee community. No tickets are available for the public.

If you can't make it to the show, watch it live on Ustream.

Admission: 
Event is open only to Berkee alumni and community ticketholders.

Dick Lövgren: Meshuggah Bassist Shares His Secrets

Wednesday / June 18, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Dick Lövgren, acclaimed bassist for the Swedish experimental metal band Meshuggah, will play and share his music and playing philosophy, and demonstrate that music education is not confined to jazz and classical music. His extensive variety of musical influences and his unique method of notating his "odd-time" basslines will also be discussed.

Admission: 
Free

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