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. 

 

Witness Matlou

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou is studying at Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. He's also studying in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, founded by Grammy-winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez.
 

Admission: Free

Oyinda

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electronic-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling.

Admission: FREE

Lady Rogo

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Summer Street

Lady Rogo is an award winning songwriter and instrumentalist from New England. Influenced by country blues and American roots, she crosses an old genre with a young fire and is recording her debut album. 

Admission: Free

Kel Do Nascimento

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Atlantic Wharf

KeL is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who moved to Boston in 2011. Influenced by artists like Corinne Bailey Rae, Susan Tedeschi, Hiatus Kaiyote, and others, her group combines jazz piano, rock solos, and fresh pop grooves, with smooth Brazilian melodies.
 

Admission: Free

Jacob McCaslin

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Jacob McCaslin is an award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. Influenced at a young age by various soul and blues artists, McCaslin has been advancing in many areas of the music world.

Admission: Free

Witness Matlou Trio

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou is studying at Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. He's also studying in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, founded by Grammy-winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez.
 
 

Admission: Free

Karamel Day

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Plaza

Karamel Day, led by Dana Protsenko, draws mainly from the rich history of jazz but with a contemporary stylistic fusion of popular music. The group has performed at the Lily Pad, the Middle East, All-Asia Bar, the Cantab Lounge, Berklee Performance Center, and the Red Room at Café 939.
 
 

Admission: Free

Oyinda and Bigfoot Wallace

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Oyinda is an alternative-influenced electro-pop singer and songwriter with a unique sense of cinematic storytelling. The indie-rock electronic outfit Bigfoot Wallace is Jon Hubbells's self-produced endeavor using wispy vocals, glitchy drum beats, and heavily affected guitar. 

 

Admission: FREE

Fabio Rojas Trio

Thursday / August 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Legacy Place

Hailing from Valencia, Venezuela, Fabio Rojas began his musical studies with drums at the age of 13, and then studied orchestral percussion at Colegio Emil Friedman in Caracas and jazz drums at the Universidad Nacional Experimental de las Artes. As a jazz percussionist and film scoring and performance dual major, Rojas strives to express emotions through music that cannot be put into words. 

Admission: Free

Witness Matlou

Friday / August 22, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, pianist Witness Matlou is studying at Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship. He's also studying in the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, founded by Grammy-winning pianist and composer Danilo Perez. 

Admission: Free

Perfect Mark

Friday / August 22, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Greenway Boston

Perfect Mark is the Boston-based musical project of Italian singer-songwriter Marco Perfetti. The band was selected to perform at the Canadian Music Week festival 2014 in Toronto, headlined this year by artists such as Ellie Goulding, Tegan & Sara, City and Colour, Neko Case, The 1975, and many more.
 

Admission: Free

Bailey Taylor / The Georgia English Band / Wambura Mitaru

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Georges Island

Warm your soul on Georges Island with music from passionate artists that speak to humanity. Each artist will perform a set of her music with stories of hope, vulnerability, and joy.  

Admission: Free

The Western Den

Saturday / August 23, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Carson Beach

Driven by a passion to create music with purpose, Deni Hlavinka and Chris West formed the Western Den in 2013 to blend compelling folk harmonies with ambient textures, producing a sound all their own. 

Admission: Free

Song Yi Jeon Quintet

Sunday / August 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

The Street

Hailing from South Korea, the composer and singer Song Yi Jeon will perform with her quintet. Her music combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. 
 
 

Admission: Free

Jesse Taitt

Tuesday / August 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Jesse Taitt, a 24-year-old jazz pianist and composer, developed his sensitivity and technical facility for the instrument at the Boston Arts Academy, where he studied classical music with Boston Conservatory professor Harriet Lundberg and jazz with Hey Rim Jeon via the Berklee City Music Program.
 

Admission: Free

Red Velvet

Tuesday / August 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Summer Street

Red Velvet is an acoustic duo drawing from proud Southern roots, Northeastern tenacity, and fiery hair all around. Heavily influenced by greats such as Stevie Wonder, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Civil Wars, and Parliament, Red Velvet brings to life a sound reminiscent of an era when music was synonymous with soul.

Admission: Free

Jesse Taitt

Wednesday / August 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Jesse Taitt, a 24-year-old jazz pianist and composer, developed his sensitivity and technical facility for the instrument at the Boston Arts Academy, where he studied classical music with Boston Conservatory professor Harriet Lundberg and jazz with Hey Rim Jeon via the Berklee City Music Program.
 

Admission: Free

SkyBridge

Wednesday / August 27, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.

Harvard Longwood Campus

SkyBridge music is truly globalized, ranging from pop and R&B to reggae, jazz, soul, and funk. Through the exchange of culture, language, and ideas, Sky Bridge brings music that serves a warm message for the global community.
 

Admission: Free

Common Thread

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Common Thread is a collective of like-minded musicians from all over the world brought together by a passion for good vibes and music that makes you move, and the purpose of building musicianship in one another.

Admission: FREE

Crosswalk Anarchy

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Atlantic Wharf

Crosswalk Anarchy is five Boston-based musicians who seek to blow your mind with an arsenal of sophisticated hip-hop fusion originals that have you singing along.

Admission: Free

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