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. 

 

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

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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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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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

BITR

Tuesday / September 16, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

BITR, Berklee In the Round, occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. 

Admission: Free

Erick Peralta

Wednesday / September 17, 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

Manuel Kaufmann: Manual Energy

Wednesday / September 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Bassist Manuel Kaufmann and his nonet perform mostly post-bop tinged originals and fresh arrangements from the Great American Songbook.

Admission: Free

Dejehan Hamilton

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Legacy Place

Dejehan “Luckystickz” Hamilton is an accomplished entertainer, drummer, and one of the premier steelpan-ists in Canada. Luckystickz is of Jamaican and Trinidadian decent, born in Hamilton, Ontario. He has had the opportunity to perform internationally with music legends such as Harry Belafonte, and travel in Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the United States, and different parts of Canada.

Admission: Free

Songwriting Faculty Concert

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Songwriting Department faculty will play original songs.

Admission: Free

Brendan James

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Brendan James is a pianist and singer-songwriter from Derry, N.H. known for his socially conscious lyrics. His songs have been featured on many television shows.

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