Concerts

Each year, Berklee presents more than 1,500 concerts and events at venues on campus and in the Boston area, showcasing student, faculty, alumni and outside professional acts. 

 

Sapporo Junior Jazz School Band

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:10 p.m.

Natixis Global Asset Management Stage

The Sapporo Junior Jazz School band consists of junior high school students from Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido Prefecture and Japan’s fourth-largest city.

Admission: Free

Bill Banfield’s the Jazz Urbane with Special Guest Grace Kelly

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.

BeanTown Stage

The Jazz Urbane is a contemporary jazz recording/performing collective that embraces and is infused with great R&B songwriting, grooves, and style.

 

Admission: Free

Snarky Puppy

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 3:45 p.m.

Natixis Global Asset Management Stage

Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical—or most carefree—audience.

Admission: Free

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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Norm Zocher's Electric Strings Quartet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 11:30 a.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Norm Zocher’s Electric Strings Quartet will perform excerpts from Rock Ethic and other original compositions, arranged for the unique instrumentation of this ensemble.

Admission: Free

The John Funkhouser Quintet featuring Aubrey Johnson

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The John Funkhouser Quintet is a band of musicians without borders. Its influences range as widely as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar. This concert will include special guest vocalist Aubrey Johnson.
 

Admission: Free

BOOM: Open Mic for Berklee Songwriters

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Calling all Berklee songwriters! This monthly open mic is your chance to share some of your best work.

Admission: Free

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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Lincoln Goines: Future Spiritual

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty member and bassist Lincoln Goines presents new arrangements and original music for the 21st century.

Admission: Free

Barcelona/ Bel Heir

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Barcelona is a band from Seattle. Its sound is harmonious and piano-based with elements of rock.

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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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Hana: Eternal

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Hanna Nilsson, a.k.a. "Hana," and band perform a set of original songs incorporating myths, symbolism, and theology. 

Admission: Free

The 98 Project

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

The 98 Project is a sextet of Berklee students playing original tunes and arrangements of jazz repertoire.

Admission: Free

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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Flamenco Influences

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

After a yearlong study of different flamenco styles, pianist and Berklee faculty member Nando Michelin will share the influences that he has found as a result.

Admission: Free

Penelope Santana Group

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Dominican jazz guitarist Penelope Santana will present an evening of original compositions and standards with her band.

Admission: Free

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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Christian Conti Collective

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

The Christian Conti Collective features original eclectic music by trumpeter Christian Conti.

Admission: Free

Funny Girl

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

An afternoon at the theater with numbers from musicals that are all about comedy! Hosted by two improv emcees, this hour of hilarious will feature many wonderful singers, musicians, and a variety of tunes.

Admission: Free

Max Harvey

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Max Harvey performs original pop music.

Admission: Free

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