Events

E.g., 2014-07-22
E.g., 2014-07-22

The Art of Extemporaneous Composition: An Improviser's Approach to Writing Music

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Daryl Lowery (tenor sax) and fellow Berklee faculty Mark Walker (drums), Dave Clark (bass), and Jiri Nedoma (piano) will perform new original music as well as selections from the quartet’s new recording, Unity of One. The performance will include a discussion of the creative process involved with each composition and unique approaches to the art of improvisation.
Admission: Free

Damn Tall Buildings

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Club Passim
Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic bluegrass and blues band from Boston. While its instrumentation is bluegrass, it's not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, its songs about love and ramblin’ help the everyday troubles slip away into up-tempo hobo anthems.    
Admission: Free

Shwetaank Gupta: Inside My Mind

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Blues guitarist and sitar player Shwetaank Gupta performs another recital with a diverse band. His music draws on various influences and ideologies from Western and Eastern practices.
Admission: Free

Sylvie Leys: To the World Peace

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Tenor saxophonist Sylvie Leys will present some original tunes, arranged jazz standards, and French songs, accompanied by various musicians from around the world.
Admission: Free

The Maniacs of the 4th Dimension

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Kendall Plaza
The Maniacs of the 4th Dimension, led by Davis Whitfield on piano, is a collective of creative individuals who share an interest in the Fourth Dimension. In trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet formats, the Maniacs offer a unique presentation of timeless standards and original jazz compositions. 
Admission: Free

Yakir Arbib Trio

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Blind from birth, Yakir Arbib has the gift of synesthesia (a blending of the senses), allowing him to "see" tones as distinct colors. It inspired his recent piece, "Waves of Visions," a collaboration with visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim.
Admission: Free

Valentina Blu

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Charlestown Navy Yard
Marrying breathy vocal lines with profound lyrics, Valentina sings with a voice as rich and deep as a sapphire. Her music draws listeners to a place within themselves where they can confront deeply felt notions of spirituality, human connection, and social change.  
Admission: Free

Jack Sheehan

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
New York saxophonist Jack Sheehan is a notable performer at Berklee.  He was selected to perform the Fall 2013 Convocation Ceremonies and the 2013 Berklee City Music Encore Gala. Besides leading his own group, Jack is a member of the prestigious Berklee Rainbow Big Band under the direction of Tia Fuller.
Admission: Free

Alexey Sokolov

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Legacy Place
Alexey Sokolov is a well-known classical saxophone player from Russia. He started his musical journey when he was 4 years old, attending his first music school in St. Petersburg, where he studied for nine years. Alexey has become immersed in contemporary music at Berklee College of Music, writing and performing his own lively and catchy instrumental music.
Admission: Free

Lowtone Society

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
The members of Lowtone Society came together in the fall of 2011 from diverse backgrounds but with a common love of making music. Collectively, they draw from musical training and experience in everything from jazz to classical to hip-hop, and from to gospel to reggae and dancehall. 
Admission: Free

Bernardo Hernandez and La Tradicion

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Mission Hill Playground
Free Latin music in Mission Hill with Berklee alumnus and professor Bernardo Hernandez.
Admission: Free

Krys.P Presents: SOUL’D OUT

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Southern-born gospel and soul singer-sgwriter and Berklee alumna Krystal Pegram will perform with the R&B duo Living Stones.
Admission: FREE

Yakir Arbib

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Brewer Plaza
Blind from birth, Arbib has the gift of synesthesia (a blending of the senses), allowing him to "see" tones as distinct colors. It inspired his recent piece, "Waves of Visions," a collaboration with visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim.
Admission: Free

Natalia's Senior Recital

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
For her final recital at Berklee, vocalist Natalia Muniz presents original Latin singer-songwriter material and covers.
Admission: Free

Johannes Flecker's Second Recital

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Vocalist and composer Johannes Flecker will present original songs and arrangements from traditional alpine to electronic dance music. 
Admission: Free

Kiri Tse: Boundaries

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Pianist Kiri Tse plays a concert of jazz, electronic music, and piano music.
Admission: Free

Kayla Corrine

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Greenway Boston
I’m Kayla Corrine and I’ve been in love with music since birth. I would call myself a soulful singer-songwriter and I tend to write mostly on acoustic guitar because I adore the raw, crystal clear sound of it.
Admission: Free

5-Week Jam Session

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A jam session for Berklee City Music students attending the 5-Week Summer Program.
Admission: Free

Ruri Matsumura: Place To Be

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Singer Ruri Matsumura gives a performance of original compositions and arrangements, covering a range of various styles and instrumentations.
Admission: Free

Jongsun Park's Last Recital

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principle Jongsun Park presents an evening of jazz originals and standards.
Admission: Free

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