Events

Pizzi-Arco: A Bass Clinic with John Clayton

Thursday / April 10, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Steve Bailey, Chair of the Bass Department, and John Clayton, Grammy award-winning bassist, composer/arranger, and educator, present an “education BASSed” clinic full of tips, strategies, and lessons learned from experience.
Admission: Free

John Clayton: Words and Tones

Thursday / April 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
John Clayton, Grammy award winning bassist, composer/arranger, and educator, engages with Berklee reVERB student poets to explore improvisation with music and spoken word.
Admission: Free

Double Down: John Clayton Duos with Berklee

Thursday / April 10, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
John Clayton, a Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, arranger, and educator, performs a concert in which he will form duos with several Berklee faculty members, staff, and students.
Admission: Free

Liberal Arts Symposium

Friday / April 11, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The 20th annual Liberal Arts Symposium features artsists who represent the intersection of music and society.
Admission: Free

Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble

Sunday / April 13, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The Venezuelan Ensemble 7/4 is an innovative group featuring the trumpet in genres that don’t typically display the instrument, such as the Venezuelan Joropo or the Argentinian tango. The group also presents arrangements influenced by a deep investigation of the musical styles of countries such as Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S.  
Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival: Day 1

Monday / April 14, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The music of such groups as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, the Phil Mattson Singers, and more.
Admission: Free

Chord Scale Madness

Monday / April 14, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A selection of some of the best works by students in the gateway class to the jazz composition major, Chord Scales. These compositions are arranged for a six-horn band, and feature a variety of approaches.
Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival: Day 2

Tuesday / April 15, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Music to be performed in the style of groups such as the Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Take 6, the Real Group. This concert will include original arrangements.
Admission: Free

Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra Spring Concert

Tuesday / April 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The Berklee Concert Jazz Orchestra performs under the direction of Greg Hopkins.
Admission: Free

Sonic Collision V

Wednesday / April 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A concert of high-energy electronica, presented by electronic production and design students featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.
Admission: Free

Lizz Wright

Thursday / April 17, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Acclaimed jazz and R&B vocalist Lizz Wright shares her musical experiences and performs with Berklee faculty.
Admission: Free

Envisioning 21st Century Music Business Models: Ethics and the New Music Industry

Thursday / April 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
This annual event features guests from the music industry addressing the role of ethics in the business and how to rebuild it to support sustainable careers for artists and music business professionals—without selling their soul. Topics will include: payola, contracts between artists and labels, rates paid by streaming services to artists, copyright, management/artist relationships, branding and sponsorships, and sexism/ageism in the industry.    
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles: Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present hip-hop, neo-soul, and original jazz music.
Admission: Free

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute Presents: Creativity and Expression in the Arts, an Interactive Composition Workshop with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Anthony Scibilia

Tuesday / April 22, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
In this workshop, students from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute will perform and present their compositions to BGJI faculty members Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, and Anthony Scibilia and receive their feedback in front of the audience.
Admission: Free

Master Class: Terence Blanchard and the Jazz Composition Workshop Ensemble

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 4:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Terence Blanchard presents a master class with the Jazz Composition Workshop Ensemble.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present original jazz music.
Admission: Free

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, an 1992 Berklee alumnus, has frequently been listed in DownBeat's Critics Poll since 2003. He will present a concert of his works with Berklee students.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles: Merengue and Bachata, Directed Studies

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present merengue and bachata music, directed study students of Ricardo Monzon, and original jazz music.
Admission: Free

State of Jazz Keynote Address: Don Was

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Don Was is the president of Blue Note Records, the largest and oldest jazz record label. Blue Note boasts a "who's who" of jazz greats on its roster.
Admission: Free

Billy Childs

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Award-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs leads a quartet in performance of some of his small ensemble compositions. Childs is the recipient of a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and has earned three Grammy awards and ten Grammy nominations.
Admission: Free

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