Events

E.g., 2014-09-16
E.g., 2014-09-16

Marcus Santos and Bloco AfroBrazil

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Columbus Avenue (Street Performance)
Brazilian Marcus Santos is a contemporary percussionist and educator. He commits his life to the study, teaching, and performance of his hometown's Afro-Brazilian music.  
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

Screaming Headless Torsos

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
BeanTown Stage
Screaming Headless Torsos, or SHT, is a genre-defying rock band that formed in 1989. The band's music mixes and mashes guitar-driven rock, jazz, hip-hop, funk, and more.
Admission: Free

Ambrose Akinmusire

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Ambrose Akinmusire brings his artistic vision to the next level with his second release for Blue Note Records. The New Yorker calls him “a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader (with a) unique spark in his playing.”
Admission: Free

Aubrey Logan

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 2:20 p.m.
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
Aubrey Logan is an award-winning artist. Her vocals range from deep and electric to delicate and vulnerable. She breaks traditional genre barriers by combining jazz vocals with R&B, neo-soul, pop, and a touch of rock.
Admission: Free

Miguel Zenon

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Multiple Grammy Award nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón is part of a select group of musicians who have masterfully balanced and blende innovation and tradition. 
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

Snarky Puppy

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 3:40 p.m.
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical—or most carefree—audience.
Admission: Free

Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 3:45 p.m.
BeanTown Stage
Melissa Aldana began playing saxophone at the tender age of 6. After watching pupils come in and out of her home in Santiago, Chile, to take lessons from her father, Marcos Aldana—a renowned jazz saxophonist himself—the young Melissa would pester him to teach her as well. 
Admission: Free

Dionne Farris with the Russell Gunn Quartet

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 3:45 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Producer, actor, and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dionne Farris is a powerhouse. 
Admission: Free

Sheila E.

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Natixis Global Asset Management Stage
Sheila E. was obviously influenced by her father, Latin jazz legend and timbalero Pete Escovedo (then band leader of the influential band Azteca), while watching him rehearse. At 5 years old, she made her concert debut at the former Sands Ballroom in Oakland, California, when her father invited her on stage to play a solo in front of an audience of 3,000. 
Admission: Free

Kneebody

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
BeanTown Stage
Kneebody's sound is a combination of explosive rock energy, high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, and highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. 
Admission: Free

Yoron Israel/Bill Pierce Quintet: Tribute to James Williams

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Yoron Israel, a native Chicagoan, is a gifted and sought-after musician whose exciting and tasteful drumming, along with his compositional talents, are spotlighted throughout his recordings. His recordings have received enthusiastic praise from journalists, musical peers, and fans alike.
Admission: Free

Oleta Adams

Saturday / September 27, 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.
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Oleta Adams

Saturday / September 27, 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.
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Snarky Puppy / Kneebody

Sunday / September 28, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The once Texan, now New York-based Grammy Award-winning quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from a best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still underground in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.
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Norm Zocher's Electric Strings Quartet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Norm Zocher’s Electric Strings Quartet will perform excerpts from Rock Ethic and other original compositions, arranged for the unique instrumentation of this ensemble.
Admission: Free

The John Funkhouser Quintet featuring Aubrey Johnson

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The John Funkhouser Quintet is a band of musicians without borders. Its influences range as widely as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar. This concert will include special guest vocalist Aubrey Johnson.  
Admission: Free

Laszlo Gardony All-Star Sextet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Featuring some of Boston’s jazz royalty, distinguished Berklee and Harvard faculty, this group performs originals and imaginative arrangements of jazz standards and traditional folk music.
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BOOM: Open Mic for Berklee Songwriters

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Calling all Berklee songwriters! This monthly open mic is your chance to share some of your best work.
Admission: Free

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