Events

E.g., 2014-09-20
E.g., 2014-09-20

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

Live Interview with Legendary Bassist Eddie Gomez

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Acclaimed radio personality Steve Schwartz will interview legendary bassist and two-time Grammy-winner Eddie Gomez H ’13 as part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute faculty and artists in residence program.  
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.
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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.
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Sonnymoon

Friday / September 26, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
BAMcafé Live
“Sonnymoon have an intuitive knack for merging a strong melody with loose grooves and sleek textures. Anna Wise's lead vocals are just assertive enough to sell the hooks like a proper pop tune.”– Pitchfork      
Admission: Free

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.  
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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

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

Marco Pignataro Jazzet featuring Eddie Gomez

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Stage
Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro has performed extensively across Europe and the Americas in jazz festivals and international music venues. Pignataro's latest album, Sofia’s Heart, was produced by jazz legend Eddie Gomez and features Pignataro's compositions and arrangements. 
Admission: Free

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

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

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