Performance

Maggie Scott's Vocal Jazz Series

Wednesday / November 1, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maggie Scott
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Voice Department professor Maggie Scott presents the Vocal Jazz Series, in which jazz vocalists perform repertoire from the Great American Songbook—including standards by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin—accompanied by a trio on piano, bass, and drums.

Admission: 
Free

19th Annual Berklee Octoboefest

Monday / October 30, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Berklee Octoboefest
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The annual display of double reeds in unique ensembles, both musical and stylistic, has become a Berklee College of Music tradition. Listen to the oboists perform everything from classical to contemporary. Seasonal costumes are encouraged.

Admission: 
Free

I Protest!—In Memoriam Vuk Kulenovic

Monday / October 23, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

I Protest!—In Memoriam Vuk Kulenovic is a modern classical protest concert in memory of Composition Department professor Vuk Kulenovic, who passed away April 10, 2017. Kulenovic defied the authoritarian government of the former Yugoslavia by holding a protest concert, and a powerful right-wing newspaper subsequently demanded his execution. He fled his home country and found a new home in the United States and at Berklee College of Music. Chamber music compositions by Kulenovic, Kari Juusela, Marti Epstein, Jonathan Holland, and Apostolos Paraskevas will be featured. All of the program pieces have been inspired by protest.

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Free

Society of Composers Concert

Thursday / October 19, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will feature original chamber music composed by students from the Society of Composers, the only collective of undergraduate student composers at Berklee College of Music.

Admission: 
Free

Harmony Department Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / October 17, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The faculty of the Harmony Department at Berklee College of Music will present original compositions and arrangements for jazz orchestra. The band will be composed of Harmony Department faculty and guests.

Admission: 
Free

The Solars

Thursday / July 20, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Solars

Having quickly established themselves in Allston’s underground scene, the Solars' frenetic past few months were highlighted by stripped-down, dark, and furious performances at the Middle East in Cambridge and the Magnolia Loft in Jamaica Plain, as well as various anonymous basement happenings. The Solars are on the rise, with a tour of the northeast and the recent release of Retitled Remastered, their debut EP.

Watch the Solars' music video for "Goddess of the Suburbs":

Admission: 
Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant.

The Solars

Wednesday / July 19, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Solars

Having quickly established themselves in Allston’s underground scene, the Solars' frenetic past few months were highlighted by stripped-down, dark, and furious performances at the Middle East in Cambridge and the Magnolia Loft in Jamaica Plain, as well as various anonymous basement happenings. The Solars are on the rise, with a tour of the northeast and the recent release of Retitled Remastered, their debut EP.

Watch the Solars' music video for "Goddess of the Suburbs":

Admission: 
Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant.

The Solars

Tuesday / July 18, 2017 / 6:30 p.m.
B3 Restaurant
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Solars

Having quickly established themselves in Allston’s underground scene, the Solars' frenetic past few months were highlighted by stripped-down, dark, and furious performances at the Middle East in Cambridge and the Magnolia Loft in Jamaica Plain, as well as various anonymous basement happenings. The Solars are on the rise, with a tour of the northeast and the recent release of Retitled Remastered, their debut EP.

Watch the Solars' music video for "Goddess of the Suburbs":

Admission: 
Live music is provided for patrons of the B3 restaurant.

All-Star Fred Taylor Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert

Tuesday / September 12, 2017 / 7:30 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Fred Taylor
Longtime Boston music icon Fred Taylor, recipient of Berklee's first George Wein Impresario Award

This not-to-be-missed all-star concert celebrates Boston music icon Fred Taylor and establishes an endowed scholarship for Berklee students in his name. In addition to guest speaker Pat Metheny '96H—a multi-Grammy-winning jazz guitarist, composer, and former Berklee faculty member—the lineup includes several leading jazz luminaries:

  • Grammy-winning percussionist and composer Terri Lyne Carrington B.M. ’83 ‘03H, Zildjian chair in performance at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute
  • Grammy-winning jazz vocalist, composer, and lyricist Kurt Elling
  • Grammy-winning jazz pianist, composer, and educator Danilo Pérez B.M. ‘88, founder and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute
  • Grammy-winning bassist and composer John Patitucci, Berklee artist-in-residence perhaps best known for his work with Chick Corea '97H
  • Acclaimed chart-topping jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell, former Berklee faculty member
  • Rising saxophonist (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), singer, and composer Grace Kelly B.M. ’11
  • Renowned jazz piano virtuoso and composer Monty Alexander
  • Rising trumpeter and composer Jason Palmer, Berklee assistant professor, who returns after leading a band at the Newport Jazz Festival
  • Singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson, as recently seen/heard in Woody Allen’s Café Society
  • Longtime Boston trumpeter and bandleader (Boston Pops Swing Orchestra) Bo Winiker
  • Blues legend James Montgomery

Robin Young of WBUR-FM, Boston's NPR news station, will host the event along with Kelly.

Purchase tickets here. VIP tickets in rows A–L include complimentary admission to an "after-concert concert" following the show at B3 to continue to celebrate Taylor with the music of Rebecca Paris, Maggie Scott, and Cassandre McKinley with the Yoko Miwa Trio as well as Taylor's sit-down comedy. Plus, it's anyone's guess who may show up to jam the night away.

Taylor has been an unparalleled driving force in making Boston a great music city. For more than five decades, Taylor—Boston's ageless, irrepressible impresario—has devoted his life to nurturing gifted artists, presenting the who's who in jazz and beyond, and providing grateful audiences with extraordinary listening experiences.

Learn more about Taylor here, or offer your "thank you" in his name by making a contribution to the Fred Taylor Endowed Scholarship Fund at Berklee.

Watch Patitucci, Pérez, and Brian Blade perform as Children of the Light:

Admission: 
$35 / $50 / $75 / $100 / $150 / $200 for VIP

Salseros

Tuesday / October 31, 2017 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Salseros is a showcase that features a new generation of selected Berklee composers, arrangers, singers, and musicians performing traditional and contemporary salsa styles.

Admission: 
$8 in advance / $12 day of show

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