Events

Ensembles: Directed Studies, Big Band Jazz, Afro-Pop

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present directed study students of Kevin Barry, big band jazz, and Afro-pop music.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Yellowjackets, Vocal Music of South Africa, African Strings

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of the Yellowjackets, South African vocal music, and African string music.  
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Original Fusion, Reggae Dub, The Music of Pat Metheny

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original fusion music, reggae dub music, and the music of Pat Metheny.  
Admission: Free

Miku Okano's Senior Recital

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
In her final recital at Berklee, drumset principle Miku Okano will perform jazz tunes with her quintet.
Admission: Free

Blurred Lines in Composition, with Maria Schneider, Tania León, Patrice Rushen, and Terence Blanchard

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 11:00 a.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Hosted by Professor of Africana Studies Bill Banfield, this panel will explore the growing trend toward the breaking down what have previously been boundaries in composition.
Admission: Free

State of Jazz Keynote Address: Tania Leon

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Cuban-born Tania León, a vital personality on today's music scene, is highly regarded as a composer and conductor recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations.
Admission: Free

Composers of Color

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Composers of Color is a collective group of composers brought together to discuss and explore the creative conditions of the music of composers of color in the marketplace, academy, and concert world. The concert will be made up of works by 21st-century composers of color. Concert works ranging from art songs, solo instrumental, and chamber pieces representing a broad range of cultural expressions, styles, and contemporary compositional approaches will be performed.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Big Band Jazz, Improv 21st Century Grooves, Mahavishnu, Return to Forever

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present big band jazz, modern improvised groove music, and jazz fusion.
Admission: Free

Jonah Francese: Barely Thinkin'

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
In his final recital at Berklee, trumpeter and big band leader Jonah Francese presents original compositions with a quintet.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: The Music of Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present music by Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding.
Admission: Free

Into the Astral Plane: Matt Hull's Senior Recital

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Trumpet principle Matt Hull presents an evening of original music, free improvisation, and arrangements featuring his band Jackie Molassess.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Music of Esperanza Spalding, Directed Study, Women in Rock

Wednesday / April 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present music by Esperanza Spalding, directed study students of Chantel Hampton, and music by women rock musicians.
Admission: Free

Skuli Thorsteinsson's Portfolio Recital

Wednesday / April 30, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Guitarist and jazz composer Skuli Thorsteinsson presents original works.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Country Music, Directed Studies, Original Fusion

Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present country music, directed-study students of Darren Barrett, and original fusion music.
Admission: Free

Sawa Tamezane's Senior Recital

Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Baritone saxophonist Sawa Tamezane plays her original compositions and arrangements with a three-baritone-saxophone band and a big band.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Directed Study-Led Zeppelin, Directed Study-Grateful Dead, Contemporary Chamber Music

Friday / May 2, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present music by Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, and contemporary chamber music.
Admission: Free

Jan Mazura: Jazz Composition Portfolio Recital

Friday / May 2, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Composer Jan Mazura presents original contemporary jazz compositions for small- to medium-size ensembles.
Admission: Free

Solo Piano Recital

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Students of Neil Olmstead will perform the music of Maurice Ravel, Alexander Scriabin, and Frederic Chopin, as well as Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano, in a solo piano recital. Bring a friend.
Admission: Free

Caleb Hensinger: New Beginnings

Monday / May 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Trumpeter Caleb Hensinger leads an evening of original pop, jazz, and gospel tunes.
Admission: Free

Composition, Improvisation, and the Visual Arts

Tuesday / May 6, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Several Berklee Global Jazz Institute students will perform original compositions and improvisations based on works of art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. 
Admission: Free

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