The Jazz Composition Department presents Fall Together, our annual fall concert. We feature music written by Jazz Composition faculty, played by a faculty jazz orchestra. This year featured composers include Greg Hopkins, Bob Pilkington, Ken Pullig, Marc Rossi, Bruce Thomas, and Phil Wilson. Featured performers include Aaron Bahr, Jeff Galindo, Greg Hopkins, Ido Meshulam, Bob Patton, Daniel Ian Smith, and Bruce Thomas. The music covers a diverse representation of jazz music.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Cettina Donato presents her portfolio recital after her career at Berklee as a jazz composition student. She will perform as a pianist and conduct her own jazz compositions for large jazz ensemble, featuring some of the most talented Berklee students.
International jazz pianist and composer Hey Rim Jeon will be featured with her band, Hey Rim Jeon and Friends, at the Berklee Performance Center. Jeon will be performing jazz standards and original compositions from her latest CD, Mona Lisa Puzzle. Mona Lisa Puzzle won the Best Jazz Album Category in the 2009 New England Urban Music Awards and reached CD Baby's top 10 modern creative jazz albums list. Described as a "brilliant pianist" by legendary saxophonist Benny Golson, Jeon has been featured on NBC's Today Show and a recent documentary special broadcast on KBN, Korea's National TV network channel.
Can't make it to the show? This event will be live streaming on Concert Window.
The Big Bang Evolutionary Big Band (BBEBB) has evolved from the desire of many talented jazz composer/instrumentalists from the Berklee community to initiate a forum that allows for the sharing of musical ideas, stimulating the creative process and fostering the creation of new music. This collective is composed of faculty members, staff members, alumni, and students who all share a vision of the ever-evolving world of jazz music, the positive opportunities provided by working within the jazz orchestra setting and the importance of the role played by the jazz orchestra in this music's evolution.
The BBEBB offers open rehearsal sessions and live performances of its resident and guest composers' music. Through these sessions and performances composer/writers and audience members can share in the guided and organic artistic process of creating and performing challenging new music.