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. 

 

The Western Den

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

Club Passim

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

Rocco DeLuca

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

Cafe 939

Rocco DeLuca revels in a spirited spontaneity and intimacy no doubt achieved through many an inspired home recording session among friends.

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Kel Do Nascimento

Saturday / September 6, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Legacy Place

Kel Do Nascimento is a Brazilian singer-songwriter born and raised in São Paulo who moved to Boston in 2011 to propel her music career. While finishing her studies at Berklee, Kel has been performing around Boston and New York and is working on her debut album, incorporating elements ranging from neo soul, jazz, and pop to Brazilian music.

Admission: Free

Seán Keane

Saturday / September 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Seán Keane, from County Galway, is decribed as the "greatest musical find of the '90s" by The Independent. Traditional Irish, folk, and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his unique style and unforgettable voice. 

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Black Prairie / Kristin Andreassen / Frank Fairfield

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

Cafe 939

Black Prairie is an Americana band from Portland, Oregon with a dose of Led Zeppelin-inspired rock energy. Kristin Andreassen is a talented singer-songwriter best known for her catchy song "Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes."

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Azul

Tuesday / September 9, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Kendall Square

Formed in the spring of 2014 by Eleni Arapoglou, this group's members come from Argentina, Greece, and Brazil. They infuse their original arrangements with the traditions and sounds of the folk music of their lands. 

Admission: Free

Damn Tall Buildings

Wednesday / September 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Arsenal Center for the Arts

With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is a truthful combination of four people uniting their influences into a single sound.

Admission: Free

Infinite Out

Wednesday / September 10, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee Guitar Department faculty member Colin Sapp presents a set of high energy improvisation, fusing jazz, rock, funk, and electronic music. In adittion to original compositions by Sapp, the concert will feature compositions and performances by pianist Todd Marston with special guest performers Jordan Scannella on bass and 2014 Grammy nominated drummer G. Maxwell Zemanovic.

Admission: Free

FORQ

Wednesday / September 10, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Fresh off the release of its eponymous debut album, the New York/Dallas all-star quartet FORQ is embarking on its first-ever international tour.

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Jenna Moynihan and Mairi Chaimbeul

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Club Passim

Rooted in traditional Scottish and Appalachian old-time music, this duo has developed a sound that celebrates and explores beautiful melodies. The pair met while studying at Berklee College of Music and are a product of the thriving local music scene. 

Admission: Free

Ed Lucie and Quartet

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Berklee associate professor and electric bassist Ed Lucie presents an evening of original contemporary jazz tunes.

Admission: Free

Propaganda / JGivens

Thursday / September 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

With an uncompromising message intertwined with hot rhythms and beats, the Los Angeles-based Propaganda delivers potent lyrics and relevant music that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture.

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Zoe Brush

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Zoe Brush is a singer-songwriter from Colorado. She began learning piano at age 4,\ and composed her first piece when she was 9. Since then she has been writing songs and growing as a pianist.

Admission: Free

Inspired by Muddy and Monroe: Featuring the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Special guests the Del McCoury Band and Catherine Russell will perform with students and faculty to re-envision the music of Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters.

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GIZMO / Common Thread

Friday / September 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Bassist Kenneth “GIZMO” Rodgers draws on influences spanning the realms of jazz, pop, funk, rock, Latin, and hip-hop to create an impressive sonic landscape, while Common Thread is rapidly bringing the funk to the next generation.

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Sucré / The Honey Trees / Merriment

Saturday / September 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Sucré is a musical group comprised of Stacy King, Darren King and Jeremy Larson. Variety magazine writes that the band "at times recalls Florence + The Machine and Leona Lewis.” The Insider says the band's music is "the sweetest music my ears have heard in a long time.”
 

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Affinity Quartet

Sunday / September 14, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

The Street

Composed of members Josh Shpak (trumpet), Yoav Eshed (guitar), Alex Gasser (bass) and Noam Israeli (drums), the Affinity Quartet looks at music as a conversation. When things happen musically, it is as if connections are made personally. 

Admission: Free

Erick Peralta

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

A musical multilinguist, Erick Peralta is a versatile musician with a special appreciation for all styles of music, permitting him to keep open ears for the evolution of music while still keeping in mind tradition and history. He is a pianist, arranger, composer, and educator originating from Lima, Peru, who can smoothly transition from Latin to jazz to popular music idioms.

Admission: Free

Jacinta's Ultimate Concert

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Argentinian guitarist and composer Jacinta Clusellas will be presenting one of her final concerts at Berklee, a concert of original music and arrangements blending the folkloric sounds and grooves of Argentina with jazz and other Latin styles.
 

Admission: Free

String Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / September 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The String Department faculty proudly welcome you back with their annual concert. Please join us to see what a diverse faculty we have and get stoked for the new semester.

Admission: Free

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