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 www.berklee.edu/events.