Concert

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Tuesday / November 4, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Jazz vocalists studying with Voice Professor Maggie Scott perform standards accompanied by a jazz trio. Singers will be performing songs from the Great American Songbook as well as Latin composers.

Admission: 
Free

Juan Luqui: Sounds and Dreamscapes

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02215

An intense trip inside guitarist and composer Juan Luqui's inner world of thoughts and emotions. With a wide variety of influences from Bartok to Hiromi to Argentinean folk music, "Sounds and Dreamscapes" is the result of years of studying and writing that merge all of these ideas into his unique voice.

Admission: 
Free

Roots Roadshow

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Students in the newly created American Roots Music program will perform. The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles, including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex, is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.

Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, designs and implements curriculum, creates and hosts faculty development sessions, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms, and contemplates the roots of our Western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music.

The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: 
Free

Master Class/Clinic with Pandit Birju Maharaj

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A master class/clinic with the great maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, who will perform and give a lecture/demonstration on kathak, the North Indian classical style of dance.

Admission: 
Free

Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 11, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This performance features a variety of special Five-Week vocal ensembles, including the Balkan/Middle Eastern Ensemble, the Five-Week Chorus, the Five-Week Musical Theater Showcase and Ensemble, and the Five-Week Singers Showcase. 

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

This concert will feature performances by the winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter Contest with a band of Berklee students, directed by Dave Weigert. Performing songwriters are coached and mentored by faculty members Darcel Wilson and Mark Simos.

Admission: 
Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Five-Week Welcoming Concert

Sunday / July 13, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

The Five-Week Welcoming Concert will feature the Berklee Motown Ensemble, directed by faculty member Larry Watson.

Can't make it to the concert? Watch it live on Concert Window.

Admission: 
Free

CBC Summer Concert Meet-up

Tuesday / June 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Grab your lunch, and join the Community Building Committee for summer concert magic at the Prudential Center. Spend your lunch hour enjoying a free outdoor concert (part of Berklee's Summer in the City series) in the sun with colleagues.

In June, we'll be listening to the Western Den, which premiered its debut EP by opening for Melissa Ferrick on her national tour last summer.

No RSVP required. If you have any questions, contact communitybuilding@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Spajazzy: La Musica

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Ranging from a duo setting to a full band, faculty members Sergio Bellotti and Tino D'Agostino, also known as Spajazzy, will present a collection of originals from their acclaimed album featuring Mike Stern, as well as renditions of classics rearranged for these particular ensembles.

Admission: 
Free

Laney Jones and the Lively Spirits

Wednesday / July 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston
MA
United States

Laney Jones’s songwriting is as quirky and charming as her upbringing in rural Mount Dora, Florida. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, she artfully spins tall tales of love and adventure in the swamplands. Laney’s voice has been described as a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder. Her talents on the banjo have been augmented by studying with prominent clawhammer and old-time technicians such as Mark Johnson and Bruce Molsky. Laney also incorporates multi-instrumental prowess on ukulele and harmonica in her live shows and recordings.

Laney is opening for Dom Flemons:

http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/dom-flemons

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