Events

E.g., 2014-10-01
E.g., 2014-10-01

Dianne Reeves

Saturday / October 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. A glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, she has for three decades proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.
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Tiny Festival of Huge Proportions: The Grownup Noise / The Impulse Powers / The Wrong Shapes

Sunday / October 19, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
This showcase of haunting, beautiful music by one of Boston’s finest acts, the Grownup Noise, along with support from the Impulse Powers and the Wrong Shapes, is also a fundraiser for the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center music therapy program.
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SpokFrevo Orquestra

Sunday / October 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnival music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and infectious happiness.
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Master Class/Clinic on Indian Percussion

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
A master class on North and South Indian percussion. The artists will lecture and demonstrate the North Indian style percussion (tabla) and the South Indian style (mridangam).
Admission: Free

Manuel Rangell: Venezuelan Maracas

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Cafe 939
Percussionist Manuel Rangell presents a clinic explaining the new direction of the maracas in Venezuelan music.
Admission: Free

Cameron Rasmussen: Nothing in Particular

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Guitarist Cameron Rasmussen performs a metal set arranged for this specific occasion, as well as some contemporary jazz, funk, and fusion tunes as well as a few surprises.
Admission: Free

Akenda

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Akenda is a four-piece band of current Berklee students influenced by jazz fusion, progressive rock, classical, and electronic dance music. This recital will showcase compositions by guitarist Bert Cheshire.
Admission: Free

16th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The oboists of Berklee celebrate 16 years of unique concerts showcasing the double reeds in all genres of music. From baroque to fusion, you are sure to hear something new. Costumes are encouraged. Dress up and join the fun!
Admission: Free

Prong P. Praison

Monday / October 20, 2014 / 10:00 p.m.
Berklee Dining Hall
Vocalist Prong Praison and her band will perform originals and covers in jazz, fusion, and R&B styles.
Admission: Free

Writing for the Harp Clinic

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Many communites at Berklee now write for the harp, both lever and pedal, and many excellent harpists now study at Berklee. Come hear them perform and learn techniques and ways to optimize this versatile and enchanting instrument in your compositions and scores. With handouts. 
Admission: Free

Sandahl/Ullén Transatlantic

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Bassist Mats Sandahl and trumpeter Henning Ullén present original pieces inspired by the music of their home country, Sweden, and that of the USA.
Admission: Free

Lena Glikson: Kaleidoscope

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 5:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Vocalist Lena Glikson will present her own compositions and original arrangements of her favorite pieces.
Admission: Free

Esterhazy Quartet Reading Session of Student Works

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
The Esterhazy Quartet will present a reading and recording session of original music written by Berklee student composers.
Admission: Free

A Cappella Mixé

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Music of the rich a cappella tradition of the famed Fisk Jubileee Singers is performed by vocal group Jubilee Spirit, under the direction of Professor Donna McElroy. The A Cappella Ensemble, led by Professor Joey Blake, will follow.
Admission: Free

Dreamgirls

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The Berklee Musical Theater Club presents Dreamgirls, the musical—and winner of six Tony awards—set in the 1960’s and ‘70s that follows the explosive career of “The Dreams,” a dynamite fictional R&B female singing trio.
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What Makes Motown Bass, Motown?

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Bassist and faculty member Jim Stinnett will demonstrate characteristics of the Motown bass style.
Admission: Free

Perceptions of Time

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Inspired by one of the most important aspects of music—rhythm—this performance experiments with different perceptions of time and "time-feel."
Admission: Free

Jazz Drum Battle: James Gillespie vs. Nikko Salvador

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Drum set principals James Gillespie and Nikko Salvador revive the tradition of the Drum Battle. This recital will feature compositions by Thad Jones, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more.
Admission: Free

Evening With Entrepreneurs

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
An annual event featuring a panel of successful business entrepreneurs.
Admission: Free

Call Me Doxy at 1Q

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Call Me Doxy is a baroque rock band based in Boston. This five-piece band strives to bring impressionist classical themes into a rock 'n' roll context.
Admission: Free

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