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. 


Kina Zoré

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Charlestown Navy Yard

Epic horns, organic vocals, and swirling polyrhythms make Kina Zoré a force of hypnotic beauty. Fronted by soft-spoken and charismatic Mozambican songwriter Helder Tsinine, the six-piece powerhouse commands the dance floor with earthy, electric African rhythms that echo from Helder’s hometown of Maputo. 

Admission: Free


Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Latimbop is an explosive contemporary Cuban jazz and dance music group co-led by Colombian bassist Esther Rojas and Cuban pianist Issac Delgado Jr.

Admission: FREE

The Pedrito Martinez Group

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

O'Day Park

The sounds of Afro-Cuban music will fill the South End in this free outdoor concert.

Admission: Free

Erica Telisnor: "A Música de Influênca" (The Music of Influence)

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

"Just as the African slaves of Brazil found a safe place to create and peacefully live in their quilombos, we too find ourselves safely immersed in the rhythms and lyrics of Brazilian classics and pursue modern interpretations based on their legacy." This concert will feature pianist Erica Telisnor's debut collective, Quilombo, with special guests Groovisity.

Admission: Free

Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors with David Sanchez

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 11:30 a.m.

Newport Jazz Festival

The Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, the premier music ensemble of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute (BGJI), will perform at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival, joined by special guest saxophonist David Sanchez. The group's performance will be heard worldwide on and on WBGO-FM in New York.

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Jennifer Hoyt's Senior Recital

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Vocalist Jennifer Hoyt will present her final recital at Berklee.

Admission: Free

Steph Sloan

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Greenway Boston

Steph Sloan’s captivating stage presence and vibrant music takes the listener on a sonic voyage hrough candid lyrics, colorful harmonies, and catchy melodies.

Admission: Free

Peter Quirsfeld: Jackie Molasses

Friday / August 1, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Drummer Peter Quirsfeld and his band, Jackie Molasses, present free improvisation and originals.

Admission: Free

Laney Jones

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 3:30 p.m.

Raised on an exotic animal farm surrounded by an alligator-infested lake, Laney Jones artfully spins tall tales of love and adventure in the swamplands.

Admission: FREE

Goli / Rabbit Rabbit

Saturday / August 2, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Goli is a duo of misfit classical musicians with an appetite for world music. The husband and wife outfit Rabbit Rabbit will also perform. 

Admission: FREE

Felipe Tinoco Quartet

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

The Street

Originally from northeastern Brazil, Felipe Tinoco grew up surrounded by the sounds of traditional samba, bossa nova, and choro from his family of instrumentalists. 

Admission: Free


Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.

Grant Park

After unveiling her live persona earlier this year, Oyinda's presence does nothing to detract from her captivating demeanor. From the way she scans the crowd with a seductive stare to her effortless singing, Oyinda translates her studio sound into a gripping live performance. 

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Brian D Plautz

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Spectacle Island

Brian Plautz has developed a reputation as a dynamic saxophonist, composer, and educator with a modern and accessible sound. He grew up outside of Cleveland, where he developed a rich background in music from gospel to classical to jazz. 

Admission: FREE

Lonely Heartstring Band

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.

Longfellow House

The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music and traditional bluegrass with mastery.

Admission: Free

Jazz at the Fort with the Jaleel Shaw Quartet

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Highland Park

An annual concert featuring free jazz in Roxbury's Fort Hill neighborhood. This year’s concert features Berklee alumnus Jaleel Shaw. 

Admission: Free

Elisabeth Beckwitt's Senior Recital

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Vocalist Elisabeth Beckwitt and her band of fellow Berklee students will be performing pop and folk covers of artists such as Ingrid Michaelson, Sara Bareilles, and Liz Longley.

Admission: Free

Hector Hellion: The Guitar Show

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Guitarist Hector Hellion performs a one-man show that explores the sonic, technical, and expressive capabilities of the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, stick and electric bass. Styles of music include Latin, electronic rock, classical, and funk.

Admission: Free

Jihyun Lim: A Letter for You

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

For her first recital at Berklee, vocalist Jihyun Lim presents originals and covers in multiple styles.

Admission: Free

Song Yi Jeon Quintet

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Regattabar Courtyard Series

Hailing from South Korea, composer and singer Song Yi Jeon combines modern jazz harmony and odd time signatures with singable melodies that catch the ear of the listener. 

Admission: Free

Chungsung's Standard Jazz

Monday / August 4, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

In his final recital at Berklee, pianist Chungsung Kim presents jazz standards in trio and quartet settings.

Admission: Free