Events

E.g., 2014-08-21
E.g., 2014-08-21

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 Jazz Urbane with Special Guest Grace Kelly

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 2:30 p.m.
Beantown Jazz Festival
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

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

Snarky Puppy

Saturday / September 27, 2014 / 3:45 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

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

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 / 11:30 a.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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Lincoln Goines: Future Spiritual

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty member and bassist Lincoln Goines presents new arrangements and original music for the 21st century.
Admission: Free

Barcelona/ Bel Heir

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Barcelona is a band from Seattle. Its sound is harmonious and piano-based with elements of rock.
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Leo Blanco / Jason Anick and Jason Yeager

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Berklee assistant professor of piano Leo Blanco kicks off this faculty showcase night with original compositions blending contemporary South American music, modern harmonies, and improvisation. Next, Berklee instructors Jason Anick and Jason Yeager present a dynamic program of modern jazz infused with classical, rock, Latin, bluegrass, and other influences.
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The 98 Project

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
The 98 Project is a sextet of Berklee students playing original tunes and arrangements of jazz repertoire.
Admission: Free

Hana: Eternal

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Singer-songwriter Hanna Nilsson, a.k.a. "Hana," and band perform a set of original songs incorporating myths, symbolism, and theology. 
Admission: Free

Joe Musella: Steely Dan Tribute

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Faculty Guitarist Joe Musella and his band play Steely Dan's classic Aja album.
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Flamenco Influences

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
After a yearlong study of different flamenco styles, pianist and Berklee faculty member Nando Michelin will share the influences that he has found as a result.
Admission: Free

BGJI Masters Speak Series Featuring Fred Taylor

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
The Berklee Global Jazz Institute proudly presents the Masters Speak Series featuring Fred Taylor. Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Taylor’s illustrious career as one of Boston’s premier jazz promoters dates back to 1963. Today he is the entertainment director of Scullers Jazz Club, and a board member of JazzBoston. 
Admission: Free

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