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. 

 

Harmony Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Faculty members of Berklee's Harmony Department and guests will present an eclectic concert of original pieces and arrangements performed in small groups, from solo to quintet settings.

Admission: Free

Second Hand Rose

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Liang Long, singer and band leader of Second Hand Rose, began by experimenting with blending local instruments from Harbin, a city in far northeast China near Siberia.

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Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Bailey

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass. Each of these bassists has underpinned some of the greatest artists of the last three decades: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull among them. With special guest drummer Derico Watson.
 
 

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Rhiannon: In Performance

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

World-renowned vocalist, improviser, and educator Rhiannon performs with Berklee faculty.

Admission: Free

Gaia Wilmer Octet

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Brazilian composer and saxophonist Gaia Petrelli Wilmer combines her influences from Brazilian harmony, rhythms, and melodies with modern jazz. In this concert, she presents some of the original compositions she has been working on with her octet.

Admission: Free

Shir Zehavy: Golden Melody

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Singer and songwriter Shir Zehavy presents a set of her own music that combines American electro-pop with Israeli tones and timbres.

Admission: Free

CANCELED: Tracy's First Recital

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

CANCELED: This event has been canceled.
Pianist Yang Yu "Tracy" Chen will present originals and jazz standards with her quintet.

Admission: Free

Kanika Patawari

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Singer-songwriter Kanika holds her first recital, presenting a blend of Eastern and Western sounds through her original music.

Admission: Free

Two for the Road: Jazz for Piano and Guitar

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Berklee faculty members Bob Winter and Larry Baione present a recital of jazz repertoire for piano and guitar.

Admission: Free

The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Final Concert featuring Aaron Spears

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Winner of the 2014 Drummies Artist Award for Best Gospel Drummer, Aaron Spears broke onto the national scene with the Washington, D.C. based jazz, R&B, and rock group the Gideon Band. He has gone on to work with artists such as James Brown, Alicia Keys, and Usher.

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David Caalaman Trio

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist David Caalaman presents compositions by Cedar Walton, Hank Mobley, John Hicks, and others in a trio setting.

Admission: Free

Juan Luqui: Sounds and Dreamscapes

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

An intense trip inside guitarist and composer Juan Luqui's inner world of thoughts and emotions. With a wide variety of influences from Bartok to Hiromi to Argentinean folk music, "Sounds and Dreamscapes" is the result of years of studying and writing that merge all of these ideas into his unique voice.

Admission: Free

Dylan Vadakin's Senior Recital

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Vibraphonist Dylan Vadakin presents his senior recital in a performance with his six-piece hip-hop/jazz group, Light Bright.

Admission: Free

Light Bright

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Led by Dylan Vadakin, Steven Bunce, and Kyle Lankton,  Light Bright is an original seven-piece jazz, hip-hop, and funk band. With three vocalists, two saxophones, bass, drums, and vibraphone, Light Bright is a unique listening experience.

Admission: free

Writing Out Your Life: Autobiography in Song featuring the students of Paula Cole

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The students of Paula Cole will be singing and self-accompanying original material.

Admission: Free

More Than Four meets Brazilian Big Band

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


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Amni Musfirah: Twenty

Friday / October 10, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

For her first recital at Berklee, vocalist Amni Musfirah will perform covers and original music in pop, R&B, and jazz styles.

Admission: Free

The Nikko Salvador Sextet

Friday / October 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

The Nikki Salvador Sextet will perform arrangements and tunes by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, George Coleman, John Hicks, Cedar Walton, and Mulgrew Miller.

Admission: Free

Judah & The Lion / Morningsiders / Nick Stevenson

Friday / October 10, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Judah & the Lion owes much to fate and to the small-town feel of Nashville, the city that brought the trio together from scattered parts of the country. Nick Stevenson as well as the folk-pop duo Morningsiders are also on the bill. 

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BUGLE feat. Steve Grand

Saturday / October 11, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

BUGLE (Berklee Union of Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else) is hosting a concert in celebration of National Coming Out Day. The concert will feature Berklee student performers who will open for singer-songwriter Steve Grand. 

Admission: free

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