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. 

 

C-bass' Infinity Band

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Kendall Plaza

C-bass' Infinity Band is an improvisational group led by percussionist and composer Santiago Sebastian "C-bass" Chiriboga. The group combines music with visual arts, dance, speech, and theatre.
 
 

Admission: Free

Davis Whitfield Trio

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.

Brewer Plaza

The son of musicians, Whitfield's early years were filled with music. Davis performed at the 2013 Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in Nancy, France, with Inna Dudukina. He also received a scholarship from the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts and a Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music to pursue his undergraduate degree. Tonight he will be performing piano trio.
 
 

Admission: Free

Taylor Kelly

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Legacy Place

Taylor Kelly has a voice that blends jazz, soul, funk and truth. Her songwriting tells of triumph in hopes to inspire many to live, love, and forgive. Also a trumpet player, Taylor strives for an instrumental-vocal approach, rhythmic phrasing, and improvisation reminiscent of her trumpet-playing influences.

Admission: Free

Felipe Tinoco Quartet

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Wakefield Library

Originally from northeastern Brazil, Felipe Tinoco grew up surrounded by the sounds of traditional samba, bossa nova, and choro from his family of instrumentalists. It was not until his adolescence that he decided to pick up the guitar and pursue a career in music, carrying his family tradition while following his own peculiar musical instincts.
 
 

Admission: Free

Sarah McKenzie

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Sarah McKenzie is a pianist, vocalist, and composer whose second album, Close Your Eyes, won the ARIA award for Best Jazz Album in 2012.

Admission: FREE

Hyerin Jacquelyn Kim: Hyerin Plays Clazzic Piano

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist Hyerin Jacquelyn Kim performs solo classical piano in her senior recital.

Admission: Free

Frankie Rodriguez

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

O'Day Park

Join us for another evening of free salsa music and dancing in the South End.

Admission: Free

Tre'von "TreG" Griffith: Experience

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vocalist Tre'von "TreG" Griffith and his band will give an eclectic performance of popular tunes and original songs.

Admission: Free

Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

This concert will feature performances by the winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter Contest with a band of Berklee students, directed by Dave Weigert. Performing songwriters are coached and mentored by faculty members Darcel Wilson and Mark Simos.

Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Michael Bligdon's Senior Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

Pianist Michael Bligdon will perform his senior recital.

Admission: Free

Misaki Nakamichi's First Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Drum set principal Misaki Nakamichi will play some jazz standards with her band.

Admission: Free

Book of Stories: Raquel Rivera's Senior Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

In her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Raquel Rivera presents an afternoon of original arrangements of pieces that have inspired her.

Admission: Free

Kyle Thornton & The Company

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.

Greenway Boston

Formed in Boston by guitarist and singer-songwriter Kyle Thornton, this eight-piece soul and R&B group spreads love and positivity through music. With catchy, inspirational lyrics, grooving rhythms, and soul, Kyle Thornton & The Company make it hard not to move in your seat, let alone get up and dance.
 

Admission: Free

Virginia McMahon

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Singer Virginia McMahon presents a concert of original songs and classics.

Admission: Free

Gihae Lee's Senior Recital

Friday / August 8, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Vocalist Gihae Lee presents her senior recital.

Admission: Free

Damn Tall Buildings / El Feeling / ChoroBop

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Georges Island

 Damn Tall Buildings, El Feeling, and ChoroBop perform roots music from all over the U.S., Colombia, and Brazil.

Admission: Free

Grey Season

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.

Carson Beach

Grey Season electrifies living room music, fixing harmonies atop folk-influenced rock 'n' roll. 

Admission: FREE

Giorgi Mikadze Trio

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Giorgi Mikadze and his group will perform both original and famous pop tune arrangements mixed with different genres, such as Georgian folk, jazz, and fusion.

Admission: Free

The Rosebuds / Jesse Marchant

Saturday / August 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Cafe 939

With an anything-goes approach, the Rosebuds invariably stay true to a melody-centric musicality driven by a singular chemistry, delicately crafted songwriting, and untamable excitement about the possibilities in making art. Jesse Marchant is a singer-songwriter known for his sparse yet rich and complete sound.

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Fate and the Family Band

Sunday / August 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.

The Street

Fate & the Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with fresh tunes, dance moves, and an inviting vibe. 
Fate & The Family Band is a Boston based blues/rock band with some serious soul. With influences ranging from Derek Trucks and Grace Potter to Willie Nelson and the Band, Fate and The Family Band takes old school sounds and puts a new coat of paint on them. 

Admission: Free

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