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. 

 

Rock Enroll 2014

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Hard Rock Cafe

Join us for the fourth annual Rock Enroll event to raise scholarship funding that will help one gifted student entering Berklee pursue a career as a rock musician.

Admission: Donation ($15 minimum)

Home Away From Home: The Music of Ayn Inserto and Jeff Claassen

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Ayn Inserto Jazz orchestra will return to Berklee to perform music from Inserto's latest CD, Home Away from Home, recorded by the Italian group the Colours Jazz Orchestra. The music encompassess a realm of arrangements and original compositions with some Italian influences, different orchestration, and settings that were tailored specifically for the Colours Jazz Orchestra. New music by Inserto and Jeff Claassen will be performed, showcasing their new explorations of different timbres and genres. The instrumentation is a traditional jazz big band (the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra) with some modern sounds. The ensemble will include faculty members Allan Chase, Jeff Claassen, Mark Zaleski, and staff member Randy Pingrey.

Admission: Free

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. Since releasing its debut LP, Time to Begin, in September 2012, Rosco Bandana has been touring the United States. 

Buy Tickets

Advanced Audio Live

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

Berklee Performance Center

Held in conjunction with the A3E Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference, this concert will be a showcase for advanced audio applications that are changing how music is being produced and performed. 

Buy Tickets

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

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

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

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.

Buy Tickets

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.
 
 

 

Buy Tickets

Auguster / Rich People Food / K.O

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 K.O opens the show.

Buy Tickets

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.

Buy Tickets

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.

Buy Tickets

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.
 

Buy Tickets

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

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

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

Pages