Concerts of Note

  Thousands thronged Boston's South End on September 26 for the outdoor portion of the Ninth Annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival.
  Photo by Phil Farnsworth



Among the many outdoor concert highlights of the summer was Berklee's first-ever event at Fort Warren on George's Island in Boston Harbor on August 8. Student artists Mark Hopkins and the Hotel, Nini & Ben, and Abigail East were the featured performers.

It's been decades since a Berklee band played at the Newport Jazz Festival. The Roy Guzman Quintet was featured on August 9 at George Wein's Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Ninth Annual Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival ran from September 18-26 and featured performances by Ahmad Jamal, Branford Marsalis, David Sanborn, Kevin Mahogany, Amina Claudine Myers, and Kurt Elling. The culminating event was a six-hour outdoor concert event featuring an array of top-notch jazz and Latin ensembles led by faculty members and students.

Jack DeJohnette opened Berklee's 2009-2010 Music Series on October 8. The concert followed a weeklong residency by the drummer/composer.

A classical concert slated for November 16, will feature the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra and Berklee faculty soloists in a program of works by Professor Emeritus John Bavicchi. For listings of upcoming concerts, visit