Friday / August 1, 2014 / 11:30 a.m.Newport Jazz Festival
The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, the premier music ensemble of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), will perform at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival, joined by special guest saxophonist David Sanchez. The group's performance will be heard worldwide on NPRmusic.org and on WBGO-FM in New York.Buy Tickets
Friday / August 1, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Brewer Plaza
Jake Sherman began taking piano lessons at age 5 and fell in love with ragtime, learning many Scott Joplin classics and composing rags. At age 12 he started studying jazz piano and was soon playing in ensembles, and at 14 he discovered the Hammond organ.
Friday / August 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Vocalist Jennifer Hoyt will present her final recital at Berklee.
Friday / August 1, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.Berk Recital Hall
Faculty members John Paul, Mike Ihde, and Nedelka Prescod present their ensembles.
Friday / August 1, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.Greenway Boston
Steph Sloan’s captivating stage presence and vibrant music takes the listener on a sonic voyage hrough candid lyrics, colorful harmonies, and catchy melodies.
Friday / August 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Drummer Peter Quirsfeld and his band, Jackie Molasses, present free improvisation and originals.
Friday / August 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.Steve Heck Room
Berklee student Chelsea Southard will speak about her public art installation, Things/Time, which features "sonic images" displayed in an eight-foot by 12-foot portable storage unit at 1140 Boylston Street through August 15, 2014.
Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.Carson Beach
This concert is canceled due to weather. Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, Laney Jones artfully spins tall tales of love and adventure in the swamplands.
Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Tune in to BIRN Alive! this week and catch a special live performance and interview with the Boston-based shoegaze band Coaches.
Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Goli is a duo of misfit classical musicians with an appetite for world music. The husband and wife outfit Rabbit Rabbit will also perform, along with The Wrong Shapes.
Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.The Street
Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Alex Gasser grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began to play the upright bass after studying classical guitar. He received a full scholarship to Berklee.
Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.Grant Park
After unveiling her live persona earlier this year, Oyinda's presence does nothing to detract from her captivating demeanor. From the way she scans the crowd with a seductive stare to her effortless singing, Oyinda translates her studio sound into a gripping live performance.Buy Tickets
Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Spectacle Island
Brian Plautz has developed a reputation as a dynamic saxophonist, composer, and educator with a modern and accessible sound. He grew up outside of Cleveland, where he developed a rich background in music from gospel to classical to jazz.
Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.Longfellow House
The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music and traditional bluegrass with mastery.
Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.Highland Park
An annual concert featuring free jazz in Roxbury's Fort Hill neighborhood. This year’s concert features Berklee alumnus Jaleel Shaw.
Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Catch Grammy-nominated singer Josh Groban as he speaks with the BIRN.
Monday / August 4, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.Brewer Plaza
Davis Whitfield performs solo piano. As the son of two musicians, Whitfield's early years were filled with music. Davis performed at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France, with Inna Dudukina.
Monday / August 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.Cafe 939
Vocalist Elisabeth Beckwitt and her band of fellow Berklee students will be performing pop and folk covers of artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, and Liz Longley.
Monday / August 4, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.Berk Recital Hall
This clinic, presented by faculty bassists Tino D'Agostino, faculty drummer Sergio Bellotti, and Special Guest, Mimi Rabson, will help all musicians (instrumentalists and vocalists) improve their interplay with the rhythm section. This clinic is sponsored by 247 Drums, DR Strings, Epifani Amps, Fclef Basses, Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Yamaha.
Monday / August 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Guitarist Hector Hellion performs a one-man show that explores the sonic, technical, and expressive capabilities of the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, stick and electric bass. Styles of music include Latin, electronic rock, classical, and funk.