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. 

 

Rosco Bandana / Amy & the Engine

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Rosco Bandana is a seven-piece Americana-rock band from Gulfport, Mississippi, and the first group signed to Hard Rock Records.

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Grey Season

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Arsenal Center for the Arts

Grey Season is a band that calls upon a collective musical memory while pushing forward with the power of song and the hearts of a growing audience.

Admission: Free

Michael Wooten

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Michael Wooten is young pianist from Philadelphia. He started playing at the age of 11 during church services but soon gained interest in many other styles, including jazz, rock, R&B, folk, and electronic music. 

Admission: Free

Rogerio Boccato, After Bossa Nova Project

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Rogerio Boccato brings his Ritmica clinic back to Berklee, followed by a performance of the After Bossa Nova Project, "re-composing" some of the best music written by the After Bossa Nova generation.

Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Guitar Faculty Night

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This concert features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo contexts. Department chair Larry Baione and assistant chair Kim Perlak will share the stage with colleagues who perform in blues, rock, funk, jazz, and acoustic styles.

Admission: Free

Sapporo Junior Jazz School Band Premiere

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Presented by faculty trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, this 22-piece jazz big band with selected junior high school students from the city of Sapporo, Japan, will premiere its concert before the BeanTown Jazz Festival show on September 27.

Admission: Free

Auguster / Rich People Food / Kristen Olsson

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Auguster blends rock, pop-punk, and electronic music to deliver emotional arena-ready rock reminiscent of groups such as Foo Fighters and Coldplay. Rich People Food delivers melodic alt-pop, and Kristen Olsson opens the show.

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Prince & Janet: The Tribute

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Delve into the catalog of pop legends Prince and Janet Jackson in engaging new ways.

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Byrne and Kelly

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will be making a return to Boston with an acoustic show featuring music from their album Acoustically Irish, fan favorites, and original tunes from their solo albums.
 
 

 

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Michael Wooten

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Michael Wooten is young pianist from Philadelphia. He started playing at the age of 11 during church services but soon gained interest in many other styles, including jazz, rock, R&B, folk, and electronic music.

Admission: Free

Tweedy

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Jeff Tweedy's latest project is a new band focused around a collaboration with Spencer Tweedy, the frontman's 18-year-old son and drummer. The band, Tweedy, will perform songs from its debut album.

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Oleta Adams

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Scullers Jazz Club

Since her 1990 debut album went platinum, the Grammy-nominated Oleta Adams, a pianist and vocalist in genres including gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and pop, has garnered worldwide acclaim and sold more than 2.5 million albums.

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Oleta Adams

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.

Scullers Jazz Club

Since her 1990 debut album went platinum, the Grammy-nominated Oleta Adams, a pianist and vocalist in genres including gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and pop, has garnered worldwide acclaim and sold more than 2.5 million albums.
 

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Berklee City Music All-Stars Big Band Jazz

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Natixis Global Asset Management Stage

The Berklee City Music All-Stars return to the festival stage once more this year. This ensemble is composed of the best and brightest rising young stars, all who are on scholarship to attend the Berklee City Music after-school program and Berklee’s Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

Admission: Free

Federator N°1

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

BeanTown Stage

Federator N° 1 is a big band playing up-tempo Afrobeat and reggae that will make you dance while also delivering a message.

Admission: Free

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 / 3:40 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

Oleta Adams

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Scullers Jazz Club

Since her 1990 debut album went platinum, the Grammy-nominated Oleta Adams, a pianist and vocalist in genres including gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and pop, has garnered worldwide acclaim and sold more than 2.5 million albums.

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Oleta Adams

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.

Scullers Jazz Club

Since her 1990 debut album went platinum, the Grammy-nominated Oleta Adams, a pianist and vocalist in genres including gospel, jazz, R&B, soul, and pop, has garnered worldwide acclaim and sold more than 2.5 million albums.

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