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. 

 

Trombone Dave Hits Up Mass Ave

Tuesday / December 2, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.

Berklee Dining Hall

For his second recital at Berklee, trombonist David Joslin will showcase original material in various styles.

Admission: Free

Small Band Jazz Ensemble / Hardcore and Heavy Metal Ensemble / Radiohead Ensemble

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty members Terri Lyne Carrington and Robert Schlink present their ensembles.

Admission: Free

Vocal Music of South Africa Ensemble / Directed Studies African Strings Ensemble / New Orleans Street Band

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Faculty members Joe Galeota and Charlie Lewis present their ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Organ Grooves Ensemble / Jazz Composition Ensemble / Directed Studies Ensemble

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty members Dennis Cecere, Eric Gould, and Winston Maccow present their ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Cooperative Big Band

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Students from the jazz composition department in their senior year present arrangements and compositions they have written for a large jazz ensemble.

Admission: Free

The Checkout—Live at Berklee: Revive Big Band

Wednesday / December 3, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Heralded by the Village Voice as having some of New York City’s “most electrifying young lions in jazz,” Revive Big Band has a finger on the pulse of today’s emerging progressive sound.  

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Anthony Fung's Senior Recital

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Drummer Anthony Fung will perform a variety of original music that has been written over the past four years.

Admission: Free

Girl Band Ensemble / Hip-Hop Ensemble / World Music Ensemble

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty members Chantel Hampton, Brian Ellis, and Alain Mallet present their ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Yellowjackets / Directed Studies Ensemble / 21st-Century Grooves Ensemble

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty members Dave Weigert, Chantel Hampton, and Dave Fiuczynski present their ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Kenny Cha Group

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Guitarist Heechan Cha, (known as Kenny Cha) will present his original music with a group.

Admission: Free

Gabriele Milozzi: Sounds of the Universe

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In his final recital at Berklee, alto saxophonist Gabriele Milozzi presents original compositions that offer a blend of jazz, free improvisation, and Western and Indian classical influences.

Admission: Free

Rob Taylor's Transcendence

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

An inquisitive look into the past, present, and future of improvised music, by acoustic bassist Rob Taylor. 

Admission: Free

Vulnerable: A Marvin Gaye Tribute

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Featuring Aloe Blacc, Bilal, Chris Turner, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, the Berklee Neo-Soul Ensemble, and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, this homage to Marvin Gaye will feature the first live performance of Vulnerable in its entirety alongside some of his popular and lesser-known compositions. Curated and produced by Revive Music.

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Berklee Global Jazz Institute Concert Series and Jam

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Zero Gravity Room

The Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI) presents an original repertoire as well as arranged standards in a concert featuring the Purple Ensemble.

Admission: Free

The Music of the Crusaders / The Music of P-Funk / Funk and Soul Review

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty members Walter Beasley and Lenny Stallworth present their ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Indian Ensemble / Original Fusion Ensemble / Salsa Ensemble

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty members Annette Philip, Tiger Okoshi, and Bernardo Hernandez present their ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Matthew McGrath: The Xmas Files

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist Matthew McGrath performs music from "The Xmas Files," a sci-fi holiday musical by Roger Emerson and John Jacobson.

Admission: Free

Simona Minns: A Hunger Artist

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Simona Minns will present her final project for the Berklee Interdisciplinary Art Institute, which combines her original jazz compositions, dance, theater, and literature. 

Admission: Free

Mark O'Connor & Friends: An Appalachian Christmas

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Violinist and composer Mark O'Connor presents a program of Appalachian music. "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country, featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere,'' O'Connor says. 

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Bent Knee / Bury Me Standing / Jaggery

Friday / December 5, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Experience Boston's best dark, experimental rock bands in the same room on the same night. Come have your brains broken and your hearts stomped by Bent Knee's avant indie rock, Jaggery's dark wave, and Bury Me Standing's gypsy dirge-core. 

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