Events

E.g., 2014-08-27
E.g., 2014-08-27

Home Away From Home: The Music of Ayn Inserto and Jeff Claassen

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The Ayn Inserto Jazz orchestra will return to Berklee to perform music from Inserto's latest CD, Home Away from Home, recorded by the Italian group the Colours Jazz Orchestra. The music encompassess a realm of arrangements and original compositions with some Italian influences, different orchestration, and settings that were tailored specifically for the Colours Jazz Orchestra. New music by Inserto and Jeff Claassen will be performed, showcasing their new explorations of different timbres and genres. The instrumentation is a traditional jazz big band (the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra) with some modern sounds. The ensemble will include faculty members Allan Chase, Jeff Claassen, Mark Zaleski, and staff member Randy Pingrey.
Admission: Free

Advanced Audio Live

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Held in conjunction with the A3E Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Conference, this concert will be a showcase for advanced audio applications that are changing how music is being produced and performed. 
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Grey Season

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Grey Season is a band that calls upon a collective musical memory while pushing forward with the power of song and the hearts of a growing audience.
Admission: Free

Michael Wooten

Wednesday / September 24, 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

Bill Pierce: How to Improvise in Latin Jazz

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
In this clinic with Bill Pierce, chair of Berklee’s Woodwinds Department, students will be introduced to the world of one of the most influential styles in music today.
Admission: Free

Rogerio Boccato, After Bossa Nova Project

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Rogerio Boccato brings his Ritmica clinic back to Berklee, followed by a performance of the After Bossa Nova Project, "re-composing" some of the best music written by the After Bossa Nova generation.
Admission: Free

Twerk Du Soleil

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
After 100 million views on Youtube, Todrick Hall is taking his wacky, whimsical, and hilarious hits on an international tour. Join Todrick and his amazing cast of characters as they sing, laugh, and twerk the night away. All ages welcome.
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Solo/Duo Guitar Faculty Night

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
This concert features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo contexts. Department chair Larry Baione and assistant chair Kim Perlak will share the stage with colleagues who perform in blues, rock, funk, jazz, and acoustic styles.
Admission: Free

Dawn of Midi / Cookies

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Listenable and insane: that’s the sound Dawn of Midi spent years shaping, culminating in its most mesmerizing work yet, Dysnomia.
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Michael Wooten

Thursday / September 25, 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

Michael Wooten Trio

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 5:00 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

Auguster / Rich People Food / Kristen Olsson

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Auguster blends rock, pop-punk and electronic music to deliver emotional arena-ready rock reminiscent of groups such as Foo Fighters and Coldplay. Rick People Food delivers melodic alt-pop, and Kristin Olsson opens the show.
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Byrne and Kelly

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will be making a return to Boston with an acoustic show featuring music from their album Acoustically Irish, fan favorites, and original tunes from their solo albums.      
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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

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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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

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