Events

Jazz Composition Ensemble with Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianists and composers Vijay Iyer and Billy Childs will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers.
Admission: Free

Vijay Iyer

Wednesday / April 23, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer was described by Pitchfork as “one of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today."
Admission: Free

What Does the Future Hold? with Don Was, Terri Lyne Carrington, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
A student-led discussion of the future of jazz is presented by the Jazz Collective, a Berklee student organization. This panel will field questions from Berklee students on what they see coming around the corner for future jazz artists.
Admission: Free

The Music of Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianist and composer Geri Allen will receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee this May. Here, this celebrated artist will take us on a journey inside her musical ideas.
Admission: Free

Inside the Music of Maria Schneider

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Maria Schneider will present her works from her own artistic perspective. The workshop will focus on her creative processes, ensemble techniques, and impetus behind chosen works that she will present.
Admission: Free

Patrice Rushen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianist and composer Patrice Rushen is a regular on the Berklee scene. This concert will offer a look at her compositions, and will afford us the opportunity to see Patrice's work from a variety of angles.
Admission: Free

The Future of Large Ensembles, with Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Maria Schneider

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
This panel will discuss the current realities and future of jazz composition for large ensembles.
Admission: Free

How Composers Get Paid (or Don't): The Broad Issues of Compensation in the New Music Business, with Maria Schneider, Bonnie Hayes, Patrice Rushen, and Don Gorder

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Composer Maria Schneider's recent testimony before Congress is part of a much larger discussion about issues of compensation and protection of intellectual property for composers and songwriters. We will examine some of these issues in this forum, which is held in conjunction with our Music Business and Songwriting departments.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition with Maria Schneider and Geri Allen

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Grammy-winning composers Maria Schneider and Geri Allen will critique the works of some of Berklee's finest jazz composers
Admission: Free

Wake Owl / Lyla Foy / DJ Carbo

Friday / April 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Wake Owl showcases the music of singer-songwriter Colyn Cameron, whose words and melodies are rich with raw, honest emotion. London-based singer-songwriter Lyla Foy, who is releasing her debut album on Sub Pop, opens the show.
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of show, general admission
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Hauschka

Saturday / April 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Experimental musician Hauschka is known for his “prepared piano” work, a tradition believed to have begun with the French composer Erik Satie in which objects are inserted between strings or on hammers to extend the piano’s aural possibilities, though he has extended his repertoire beyond this niche in recent years.
Admission: $20, general admission
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Action Item / I/Ø

Sunday / April 27, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Action Item has been touring for the last two years in support of its first EP, The Stronger the Love, an album that has sold more than 22,000 copies independently. This show also features Boston-based band I/Ø.
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Max Holmberg's Senior Recital

Monday / April 28, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Drummer Max Holmberg performs with a number of different groups. The program will include original compositions by various members of the groups as well as some familiar jazz songs.
Admission: Free

Jeff LeBlanc / Ken Yates

Tuesday / April 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Sirius/XM's Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year nominee Jeff LeBlanc returns to Cafe 939 for a special headlining performance. Ken Yates will open the show.
Admission: $12 in advance, $15 day of show, general admission
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Benjamin Adams

Wednesday / April 30, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
In his final recital at Berklee, composer and trombonist Benjamin Adams presents an afternoon of original jazz tunes.
Admission: Free

Berklee Open Mic

Wednesday / April 30, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
The Songwriting department, in conjuction with the Red Room, is proud to present a new monthly open mic event for Berklee songwriters.
Admission: Free

Corey Sanchez's Portfolio Concert

Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Composer Corey Sanchez presents original compositions combining styles including jazz, funk, soul, and fusion.
Admission: Free

Lily & Madeleine / Shannon Hayden

Thursday / May 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Written by a pair of teenaged sisters over the course of their summer vacation and recorded with a band in just a few days, The Weight of the Globe is a musical snapshot of Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz at a pivotal moment in their lives. 
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Begin Being: Drew Krasner's Jazz Composition Senior Recital

Friday / May 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
"Begin Being" will feature the music of tenor saxophonist and composer Drew Krasner in a variety of musical settings.
Admission: Free

Berklee A&R Showcase

Friday / May 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
The Berklee A&R Group presents its semiannual showcase of its artists' original music spanning all genres.
Admission: Free

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