The Janet Jackson Experience is curated by Jackson's drummer of 25 years, John "Lil' John" Roberts—now a Berklee professor. Berklee students will perform the hit music of Janet Jackson, along with a stellar six-piece band and dancers.
Jazz supergroup Artemis makes its Celebrity Series debut with an unforgettable, unique performance. Hailing from the U.S., Canada, and Japan, six of the top-charting female jazz musicians come together as one, giving audiences high-wire interplay infused with pure joy.
Berklee’s International Folk Festival, directed by Christiane Karam and Vessela Stoyanova, brings together the college’s diverse community for a performance featuring various traditional musical cultures from around the world.
Brilliant pianist, composer, and multimedia artist Jason Moran turns his boundless creativity and curiosity into a celebration of the life of often-overlooked African American musical pioneer James Reese Europe, credited with introducing jazz music to the European continent during World War I.
Moods of Her presents Tales of Sonic Stories, featuring music from Shirazette Tinnin’s latest album with Sonic WallPaper, The Cards That Life Can Deal, as well as music that is yet to be released. You don't have to be a woman to enjoy Moods of Her, a human rights activist group led by Tinnin.
After gaining international fame for reviving classic Cuban music, tres master Juan de Marcos has turned the Afro-Cuban All Stars into a sensational showcase for Cuba’s most prodigious young musicians.
Join the Hamilton-Garrett Center for Music & Arts (HGMA) for their annual concert fundraiser, Make Them Hear You, with honoree Patrice Rushen and performances by Take 6, the HGMA Youth Choir, the HGMA Drumline, and more.
$32.50 / $42.50 / $52.50 / $100 / $250 VIP (15% off for students and seniors)
Resident composers (and Berklee faculty members) Darrell Katz, Bob Pilkington, Dave Harris, and Mimi Rabson will present modern jazz and fusion compositions played by a 22- piece jazz orchestra comprised of top-level performers in the Boston area.
Outstanding activist, educator, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and her band Social Science appear on the Celebrity Series this season, two years after earning a Grammy nomination for their album, Waiting Game.
The Monterey Jazz Festival sextet is fronted by Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kurt Elling on vocals and features Lakecia Benjamin on alto saxophone, Yasushi Nakamura on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. Christian Sands, on piano, acts as music director.
Paying tribute to the iconic singer, the Cesária Évora Orchestra features the wildly talented musicians who regularly accompanied her, along with famed Cabo Verdean singers Lucibela, Elida Almeida, Nancy Viera, and Teófilo Chantre.
In this Signature Series event, we celebrate the power of gospel music with a performance by Berklee’s Reverence Gospel Choir, directed by Dennis Montgomery III and featuring a special guest performance by Kurt Carr, the legendary producer and arranger of gospel music.
A fun-filled concert for the whole family, the East Coast premiere of At the Movies: Grace Kelly with Strings will feature Kelly’s enchanting vocals and exuberant saxophone playing with a 15-piece large ensemble. You’ll enjoy fresh and reimagined versions of her favorite movie music (a Disney medley, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mission Impossible, and more) as well as songs by legendary film composers John Williams and Ennio Morricone, and contemporary artists like Billie Eilish (No Time to Die).
$24 / $44 / $64 / $89 / $119 VIP / 15% off for students with valid ID (not applicable to $24 and $119 tickets) / 15% off for seniors (not applicable to $24 and $119 tickets)
Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Joe Lovano presents his original compositions, arranged by Kenny Werner for this evening of lush jazz with string orchestra, directed by Eugene Friesen.
Berklee explores the future of songwriting with student composers, arrangers, and performers in a collaborative concert presented by Guitar Department faculty Abigail Aronson and Voice Department faculty Rebecca Shrimpton.
Three masterful genre-benders—Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer—come together once again to blur geographic borders and musical boundaries for an exuberantly virtuosic and exciting evening of music.