Events

Five-Week Showcase

Thursday / August 14, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
This concert will feature a variety of students from the Five-Week Summer Performance Program performing groups, including Motown, Country, Tower of Power, and Rock workshop ensembles as well as three groups featuring the winners of the Five-Week Instrumental Showcase.
Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Seán Keane

Saturday / September 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Seán Keane, from County Galway, is decribed as the "greatest musical find of the '90s" by The Independent. Traditional Irish, folk, and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his unique style and unforgettable voice. 
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Inspired by Muddy and Monroe: Featuring the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Special guests the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell will perform with students and faculty to re-envision the music of Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters.
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Gino Vannelli

Saturday / September 20, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Since the 1973 release of his debut album, Crazy Life, Gino Vannelli has remained one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music.
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Advanced Audio Live

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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. 
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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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Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Sunday / September 28, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The once Texan, now New York-based Grammy Award-winning quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from a best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still underground in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.
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Laszlo Gardony All-Star Sextet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Featuring some of Boston’s jazz royalty, distinguished Berklee and Harvard faculty, this group performs originals and imaginative arrangements of jazz standards and traditional folk music.
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Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and improvisation. Next, Berklee instructors Jason Anick and Jason Yeager present a dynamic program of modern jazz infused with classical, rock, Latin, bluegrass, and other influences.
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Joe Musella: Steely Dan Tribute

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Faculty Guitarist Joe Musella and his band play Steely Dan's classic Aja album.
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Video Game Orchestra: Live in Boston 2014

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Video Game Orchestra invites you to rock out to video game music in the group's signature "rockestral" style, which features a rock band, orchestra, and choir.
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An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: Junjo, Esperanza, Chamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.    
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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance – complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of other Tim and Eric-isms.
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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 10:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the comic duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance—complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of Tim- and Eric-isms.
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The 8th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry.
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Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey and Bailey

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass. Each of these bassists has underpinned some of the greatest artists of the last three decades: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull among them. With special guest drummer Derico Watson.    
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The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Final Concert featuring Aaron Spears

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
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.
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More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.

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Billy Ocean

Saturday / October 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Billy Ocean is the biggest black recording star Britain has ever produced, having sold over 30 million records in his lifetime. He has collected a pile of gold and platinum records across the world and hit the No. 1 spot on pop charts in the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Ocean has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter.
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Wheelworks: Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Darrell Katz will lead the 20-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra in a program including his improvisational cantata, "Wheelworks." Also on the bill will be a new composition honoring recently retired Berklee faculty member Phil Wilson.  
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