Concert

Advanced Audio Live

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Moldover

Held in conjunction with the A3E Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference, this concert will be a showcase for advanced audio applications that are changing how music is being produced and performed. Berklee faculty, students, and prominent alumni will be featured using innovative software and hardware they developed. Covering a wide range of current electronic music styles, the concert will feature special guest artist and Electronic Production and Design alumnus Moldover.

Concert Choir Performs the Music of Whitacre

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Concert Choir, directed by Ned Rosenblatt, will be performing the music of Eric Whitacre.

Admission: 
Free

Rock Enroll 2014

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Hard Rock Cafe
22-24 Clinton St.
Boston
MA
United States
02109

Join us for the fourth annual Rock Enroll event to raise scholarship funding that will help one gifted student entering Berklee pursue a career as a rock musician. An effort led by Berklee’s dean of admissions, this event is designed to highlight rock ‘n’ roll artistry among Berklee staff from the Enrollment, Berklee Online, and Digital Strategy and Communications departments while helping a deserving rock musician launch his or her Berklee career. Join us at the Hard Rock Cafe for a night of heart-throbbing rock! You could be supporting the next big name in rock.


Admission: 
Donation ($15 minimum)

Bill Banfield’s the Jazz Urbane with Special Guest Grace Kelly

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.
BeanTown Stage
Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Bill Banfield's Jazz Urbane
Grace Kelly

Bill Banfield's the Jazz Urbane is a contemporary jazz recording/performing collective that embraces and is infused with great R&B songwriting, grooves, and style. It is a collaborative collective of artists, and plays a music that crosses several bridges. This is music that has grown from urban places and thrives because of creative musicians who are tapped into the people, and into progressive music that is urbane, hip, and noncategorical. The band released its 2014 recording debut, produced by the legendary George Duke, to rave reviews. In addition to Banfield on guitar, the band's members include Annette Philip (vocals), Carlos Averhoff (woodwinds), Charles Burchell (drums), Lenny Stallworth (bass), and Jonathan Singleton (keyboards). Special guest artist Grace Kelly will perform with the band.

Gracy Kelly

Grace Kelly

 

Admission: 
Free

The Voice of Mali

Monday / November 3, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Voice of Mali (or, Mali Kan) is a stunning display of traditional Malian music and dance. Directed by associate professor Joe Galeota, this concert will feature one of the most respected djembe masters in the world, Moussa Traore, and special guest Balla Kouyate.

Traore and his team of professional musicians and dancers, along with some of Berklee’s finest percussion students, will take the audience on an exhilarating musical caravan through some of Mali’s famous cities, including Bamako, Timbuktu, Segou, and Kaye. In doing so, they’ll play instruments such as the kora, balafon, flute, djembe, ngoni, and dunun.

Tweedy

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Piper Ferguson

Jeff Tweedy is "one of the most daring songwriters of his generation," and his band Wilco is "vital, adventurous . . . breaking new stylistic ground with each ambitious and creatively restless album,” according to Salon.com. As the founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco and before that, the cofounder of the alt-country band Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians, and performers.

Since launching Wilco in 1994, Tweedy has written original songs for eight Wilco albums and collaborated with folk singer Billy Bragg to bring musical life to three albums of Woody Guthrie-penned lyrics in the Mermaid Avenue series.

His latest project is Tweedy, a musical collaboration with his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. The father/son duo’s debut album is called Sukierae and features 20 songs written by Jeff Tweedy. With Spencer on drums, Jeff handles guitar and vocals, as well as bass and keyboards. Musician Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus Five, The Baseball Project) lends additional keyboards, and (Berklee alumnae) Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the Brooklyn-band Lucius provide backing vocals on Sukierae.

More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


Joe Musella: Steely Dan Tribute

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty Guitarist Joe Musella and his band play Steely Dan's classic Aja album.

Aja was the sixth studio album by Steely Dan and is considered to be the artistic pinnacle of the ’70s jazz-rock movement. 

The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Final Concert featuring Aaron Spears

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

Winner of the 2014 Drummies Artist Award for Best Gospel Drummer, Aaron Spears broke onto the national scene with the Washington, D.C. based jazz, R&B, and rock group the Gideon Band. He has gone on to work with artists such as James Brown, Alicia Keys, and Usher. An in-demand drummer, Spears also performed on the American Idol Tour and is currently recording and touring with Usher. 

Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Bailey

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass, with special guest drummer Derico Watson. Aside from their work as solo artists, these bassists have underpinned some of the greatest recordings and tours of the last three decades. Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, SMV, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull are but a few of their career collaborators.

From deep pocket grooves to textured pyrotechnics, Berklee artist-in-residence Patitucci, Summer Bass Workshop director Wooten, Bass Department chair Steve Bailey, and faculty member Victor Bailey will make it a night to remember. 

VIP Tickets include a Meet & Greet with the artists after the performance. 

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