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. 

 

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

Red Velvet

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

Summer Street

Red Velvet is an acoustic duo drawing on 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

Yonit Spiegelman

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Plaza

The 25-year-old singer-songwriter and bassist Yonít Spiegelman and her band create original music inspired by Irish melody lines in an intimate environment of acoustic instruments, touching lyrics, and tasteful simplicity.
 

Admission: Free

Jesse Taitt Trio

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 5:00 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

Common Thread

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

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

Vivienne Aerts

Thursday / August 28, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Originally from the Netherlands, Vivienne Aerts lives in Boston and studies at Berklee College of Music. Her teachers include renowned jazz artists such as Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, and Ed Saindon, and her musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. 

Admission: Free

Jesse Taitt

Friday / August 29, 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 under Boston Conservatory professor Harriet Lundberg and jazz with Hey Rim Jeon via the Berklee City Music Program.
 

Admission: Free

Great Caesar / Bigfoot Wallace / Will Gittens / Grey Season

Saturday / August 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Topnotch Resort

This free showcase features indie rock from Great Caesar and Bigfoot Wallace, pop tunes from Will Gittens, and eclectic folk rock from Grey Season.

Admission: Free

J. Hoard and the Greenhouse People / Mad Satta

Saturday / August 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Neo-soul songs come to life thanks to the efforts of J. Hoard and the Greenhouse People and Mat Satta.

Admission: Free

Ludovica Burtone

Saturday / August 30, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Georges Island

Coming from years of studying and performing classical, world, and folk music around Europe, Ludovica Burtone is presenting, along with her string quartet, a variety of compositions, from the classical repertoire to arrangements of jazz standards, tangos, and original compositions.

Admission: Free

Daniel Hines

Tuesday / September 2, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy, and progressive rock— most of all Pink Floyd, Camel, and Dream Theater.
 
 

Admission: Free

Daniel Hines

Wednesday / September 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

Daniel Hines, 24, is a British pianist, keyboardist, and composer. He was classically trained from the age of 6 and began to compose around the age of 15. His key musical inspirations include Beethoven, Chopin, and Debussy, and progressive rock— most of all Pink Floyd, Camel, and Dream Theater.
 

Admission: Free

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

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